Biography of Jesse W. Calkins
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Calkins, Jesse W., born in Richland, Oswego county, N. Y., August 7, 1817, grandson of Samuel of Connecticut, who died in this county aged eighty three, and son of Samuel born in Connecticut and died in this county at age of eighty two. The father was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married Ruth Weldon of Connecticut, who died in this county aged eighty two. Their children were Elisha, Aurelia, Roswell, Alva, Sylvia, Benjamin, Sarah, Daniel, Ransom, Betsey, Phoebe, Julia and Jesse W., all of whom are deceased except Daniel and Jesse W. Jesse W., retired farmer, ex-assessor and member of State Grange, educated at Mexico Academy and afterwards taught school in different counties in the State. In 1845 married Nancy Gillespie, daughter of Henry Gillespie, who died 1846. In 1848 married Lydia Gillespie, daughter of Hugh Gillespie, born 1820. Their children are Estella R., married L. L. Virgil, both deceased; Gertrude A., graduate of Ingham University, married Rev. C. N. Severance, residence Wichita, Kansas; Jeanne A., graduate of Oberlin College, married G. Percy Smith, merchant, Mason City, Iowa; Robert L., claim agent, Grand Central Station, New York, married Frances C. Graves of Niagara Falls, N. Y., Flora A., graduate of Oberlin College, married Rev. W. L. Tenney of Olivet College, Olivet, Mich.; Frederick G., real estate and insurance agent, Los Angeles, Cal., marrried Rosamond Simpson of Oswego, N. Y.; H. Flavius and Cora L. deceased.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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