Biography of John Weatherwax
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Weatherwax, John, was born in the town of Lansingburgh, N. Y., September 4, 1841. His education was obtained in the public schools, and he was a farmer by occupation. May 22, 1861, he married Louisa M. Cooper of the then village of Lansingburgh; they have seven children John A., William M., Freeman C., Arthur T., Albert E., Charles E., and Louisa M. John A. married Agnes Kerkpatrick, and William M. married Harriet Carpenter of Chicago. The four oldest sons are in the service of the Chicago Street Railway, and William M. is superintendent of the Chicago Street Railway barns. Mr. Weatherwax's father, John A., was born in the town of Lansingburgh, January 24, 1794. He was educated in the schools of his day, and was also a farmer. March 6, 1817, he married Catherine Avery of his native town; they had eight children: Eleanor, Andrew, Hannah M., Eliza, Elizabeth, Amy C., Caroline, and John. He died January 18, 1879, and his wife died February 30, 1881. Mrs. Weatherwaxs father, William Cooper, was born in Bristol, England, May 27, 1808, and came to the United States when a young man in 1838. He married Jane James, formerly of Monmouthshire, England; they had four children: Louisa M., John T., William K., and William J., No. 2. Mr. Cooper died November 6, 1874, and his wife survives. He is a member of Phoenix Lodge of Lansingburgh No. 58, F. & A. M., and of Phoenix Chapter, R. A. M. The ancestry of the family is German, English, and Welch.

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


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