Biography of John Sunderland
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Sunderland, John, was born in Yorkshire, Leeds, England, in 1821, emigrated to America in 1842, settled in Gaines, Orleans county, and in 1854 purchased the farm at Fairhaven, where he now resides. Mr. Sunderland had two brothers and one sister who emigrated to this country, Thomas, James and Sarah. Subject was educated in the common schools, is a prominent member of the I. O. G. T. of Fairhaven, and has been excise commissioner of Gaines three years. He married in Carlton in 1853 Mrs. Ann Knapp, born in 1807 in Oneida county, and died in 1893 in Fairhaven. Mrs. Sunderland's maiden name was Hadstead, and her first husband was Caleb Knapp, by whom she had thirteen children: Oris, deceased, Amoret, Charles, George, deceased ; Gaines, deceased; Jenette, deceased; Ellen, born in Gaines in 1828, and Frances Kittie.

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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