Biography of John N. Woodbury
Madison County, NY Biographies





Woodbury, John N., merchant and farmer, living in the village of Peterboro, born in Peterboro November 5, 1838, son of Noah Woodbury. Noah Woodbury, father of our subject, was born in Leverett, Mass., in 1805 and came to the town of Smithfield when a young man and settled in Peterboro where he died in 1880. His wife was Betsey Robertson who was born in Fenner, Madison county in 1810 and died in Peterboro in 1874. They left four children: Mary J., wife of Charles H. Ostrander; John N., Margaret L., and Helen Place of Buffalo, N. Y. John N. was educated in the common schools and Peterboro Academy; commenced business in Peterboro in 1859 with William C. Ives and has continued in the business to the present time, excepting three years while acting as county clerk. On June 14, 1864, Mr. Woodbury married Ann J. Morison, of the town of Lenox, Madison county, and they have three children: Will G., of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Grace M., wife of H. W. Ingalls; Edith L., wife of Harry Ingalls. Mrs. Woodbury's parents were Alexander and Margaret Robertson Morison. Her father was born on board vessel at Sandy Hook in 1806 and died in the town of Lenox in 1852. Her mother born in Fenner, N. Y., in 1815, died in Lenox in 1880; all were of Scotch parentage. Mr. Woodbury has been a Re. publican since the organization of the party; was town clerk of his town four years, justice of the peace eight years, county clerk three years, and has been a trustee of Evans Academy twenty years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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