Biography of John H. Waterman
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Waterman, John Hancock, a great nephew of the famous signer of the Declaration of American Independence, was a native of Cooperstown, N. Y., born February 15, 1814, and was one of the twelve children of John and Susan Waterman. He was brought up on a farm, and in 1819 moved with his parents to Owasco, Cayuga county, and still later to Wayne county. When eleven years old our subject went to work, and from that time always made his own way in life. In Owasco, in 1839, Mr. Waterman married Mary Bevier Nimmons, by whom he had six children: Geraldine, tow wife of Franklin D. Love, or Buffalo; James, of Barre; George M., of Albion; Justus D., of Albion; Kate M., of Albion; and Mary E., who died in infancy. In 1845 the family moved to Barre and occupied the farm, which Mr. Waterman still owns. The farm now comprises 200 acres, and is considered one of the best in the town. He began life with no help from his parents, but has built up a comfortable fortune. In politics he a Republican.

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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