Biography of William Gage
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Gage, William, came from Onondaga county at au early day and settled in the west part of the town of Barre, where he was a farmer. His children were Stanton, Rensselaer, Addison, Mio, Mehetable and Orphana. Addison Gage married Elizabeth Ferguson and lived throughout his life in Barre. Before marriage he was a carpenter, but afterwards a farmer. His children were: Helen Janette, who married Richard Shaw; Maria, who married John Weld; William H., of Albion; Melvina, wife of H. H. Holt; Alice, who married J. H. Post; and Taylor A., now in Newark, N. J. Addison Gage was a small farmer. He was originally a silver grey Whig and afterward a Democrat. He died in 1875, and his wife in 1870. William H. Gage was born in Barre February 23, 1842, and lived on the farm until he went into the army. September 22, 1862, he enlisted in Company D, 151st Regiment, and was appointed corporal, which office he held to the end of his service. He was wounded at the first Wilderness battle, being shot through the right wrist. This occurred November 27, 1863, and for a long time Mr. Gage lost the use of his right hand. He was discharged from the service April 26, 1864, after which he returned to the farm, remaining there until 1891, when he came to Albion. October 29, 1867, Mr. Gage married Marietta, daughter of Henry and Sophia Gibson. They have no children. Mr. Gage was a Republican prior to 1884, but since that time he has been identi6ed with the Prohibition party. He is a member and steward of the M. E. Church. Henry Gibson was born in Mendon in 1813, and was the son of Newell Gibson, who settled in Barre soon after 1850. Both Newell Gibson and his wife died in Albion. Henry Gibson was a successful farmer and accumulated a fair property. In 1838 he married Sophia Wainwright, who bore him three children: John, of Barre; Marietta, wife of William H. Gage; and Myron, who died in 1864. Mr. Gibson was for four years supervisor of Barre, and for more than twenty years held the office of justice of the peace. He was prominent in the town, and was noted as a very successful auctioneer. He died March 18, 1891.

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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