Biography of John W. Feathers
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Feathers, John W., was born in Sand Lake, November 27, 1844. He is a son of George and Betsey (Peck) Feathers, he a native of Brunswick and she of Sand Lake; the parents of George Feathers were Adam and Catherine (Bonesteel) Feathers; he was born in Middletown, May 9, 1789, and she in Brunswick, January 29. 1797; the father of Adam, George Feathers, was born in Sharon, May 5, 1761; his wife, Elizabeth Jacobs, was born at Little Hoosick, April 12, 1766; the father of John W. was born December 23, 1817. In 1838 he married Betsey Peck, and died November 27, 1893. Mrs. Feathers still survives him and is eighty one years of age. He was a farmer and poormaster for about twelve years, and was assessor for about eighteen years; he was very active in the M. E. church and was class leader for fifty three years. John W. has always given his attention to farming and gardening. In 1878 Mr: Feathers married Eunice M., a daughter of Barton and Alumina (Flint) Horton, both natives of Poesenkill; the grandfather was Platt Horton. Mr. and Mrs Feathers have two children: Charles Wesley and Sylvester B.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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