Biography of J. O. Joslin
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Joslin, J. O., a well to do and influential farmer of the town of Hoosick, was born in this his native place in 1824. His father, Whitman Joslin, was a native of Washington county, and his grandfather, Patten Joslin, came from Rhode Island. The family is of English ancestry; the name in England was Jocelyn. Mr. Joslin has been justice of the peace eight years. He is a man of broad views, and exercises the most modern methods in his agricultural pursuits. He has a farm of 200 acres and makes a specialty of breeding fine merino sheep. In 1850 he married Margaret E. Grove, daughter of Henry D. Grove of Hoosick, a very important man of this town who died in 1844. He was a model farmer and was the first in this section to import Escurial Saxony sheep. He was one of the charter members and founders of the State Agricultural Society and an earnest advocate of education and all the enterprises of the day. His death was mourned by a large circle of friends.

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


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