Biography of Jeremiah Wickham
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Wickham, Jeremiah, settled on a farm in this town in 1816. Samuel Kenyon, his son, was born in Onondaga county, December 16, 1806, died April 18, 1871. He married, in 1833, Lucy A. Dewitt, who was born January 5, 1812, and died. July 8, 1893. Their children were: Wallace W., who was born November 22, 1835; George D., born June 24, 1838; Dewitt C., born December 7, 1842; Fernando J., born August 3, 1845. Dewitt C., now a resident of Michigan, enlisted July 21, 1862, in Company A, 8th N. Y. H. A., was promoted corporal August 28, 1862, sergeant August 8, 1863, second lieutenant November 26, 1864, first lieutenant December 13, 1864; wounded before Petersburg, June 22, 1864, and discharged June 5, 1865. Fernando J. enlisted in Company A, 8th N. Y. H. A., in November, 1864, was appointed corporal May 7, 1865; was discharged in July, 1865. He married Anna H., daughter of Samuel Gray, March 10, 1874, and has three children: Blanche A., Lillian M. and Wilda. Mr. Wickham is a carpenter by trade, and for three years has been inspector of the government breakwater at Buffalo. He resides at Yates Centre, N. Y.

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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