Biography of John Dee
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Dee, John, was born in Ireland, May 3, 1840, a son of John and Kittie (Butler) Dee. His father came to this country in September, 1848, and at the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion in 1848 he took an active part and was forced to move to America, where he was followed by portion of his family soon after. When he first came to this country he worked as a day laborer, afterwards he purchased a farm near Fort Ann, where he lived until his death. John Dee, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the public schools of Fort Ann, assisting his father on the farm summers and attending school winters. When he was seventeen years of' age he started in life for himself as a farmer; when thirty two years of age he purchased a farm adjoining the one where he now lives, where he lived for ten years; and in 1885 purchased his present farm. He has been active in town and county affairs, also education and in the Catholic church.


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