Biography of John S. Hakes
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hakes, John S., traces his ancestry back to Solomon. who was probably born in England. John is the sixth generation, and his grandfather, Perez, was born in 1777 in Stonington, Conn., where the first of the family were found, and died at Pitcher, Chenango county, in 1822. Col. Perez, father of John, was born April 11, 1806, in Chenango county and is still living and resides at Albion. His wife was Lucy Ann Baldwin, born in Stonington, Conn., September 15, 1809, and died in Gaines in 1879. Their children are as follows: Perez H., jr., born May 28, 1828; Elisha B., born April 2, 1830; Rufus B., born May 14, 1832; Lucinda B., born September 24, 1834; John S., born November 30, 1836; Lucy A., born April 12, 1841, and died October 1, 1843; Altania, born June 22, 1844; Deborah, born March 3, 1847; Mary E., born May 14, 1849; William B., born January 27, 1852, and died October 18, 1890, in Murray. John S. Hakes was educated in the common school at Pitcher after which he attended the academy at Cincinnatus for about eight years, and since then has engaged in farming. He and his family are members of the Baptist Church of Albion. At Lisle April 20, 1869, Mr. Hakes married Mary A. Wheeler, who was born in Solon May 10, 1838. Her father, Lyman Wheeler, was a colonel in the militia, born in Solon November 20, 1899, and died in 1858. Mrs. Hakes' mother was Mary Murch, born in New Hampshire and died at Cincinnatus in 1876, aged seventy four. John S. and Mary Hakes, have resided continuously in Gaines since their marriage. They have three sons: Milford L., born March 25, 1872, and now a student at Colgate Academy; Louis A., born April 16, 1874; Carl P., born October 21, 1877; and a daughter, Maxnie S., born in 1883.

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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