Biography of Jonathan Blott
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Blott, Jonathan, was a native of London, England, born June 4, 1813, and came to this country when about nineteen years of age in company with Robert Lewis, the latter going subsequently west where be died. Jonathan Blott was a butcher by trade and for a time sought work in New York and Albany He finally found his way to Albion where he worked at odd jobs until a position was offered at his trade. After many discouragetnents Mr. Blott finally got into business. Five years from the time he came to Albion he returned to England, and there, on November 24, 1839, married Sarah Harris, daughter of Thomas Harris of London. In 1840 Mr. Blott and wife came to Albion, and in after years this persevering and industrious man became identified with some of the best interests oJ the village. The close of his Ife found him possessed of a competency, while personally he was regarded as one of the most prominent merchants of the county seat. Mr. Blott died February 28, 1873. Four times during his residence here he returned to his native country. His children were: Jonathan, Sidney (dead), Rosa (dead), Emma (dead), James and Alfred. The Blott Building on Main Street was erected in 1866.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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