Biography of John M. Eddy
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

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Eddy, John M., one of the most prominent agriculturalists of Saratoga county, was born in Saratoga Springs, March 6, 1838, and is a son of John W. and Hannah (Marshall) Eddy. Mr. Eddy is of English ancestry, being descended from John Eddy, who emigrated from England in 1630, and settled in Watertown, Mass. He made the voyage on the ship "Handmaid" and landed at Plymouth. John Eddy, grandfather of our subject, was an early settler of Saratoga county, and the family have always been prominently identified with the growth and development of her resources. John M. Eddy received his early education in the district schools, later attending the Saratoga High School, and subsequently taught for three terms, after which he established a grocery business in Saratoga Springs. One year later he returned to farming pursuits, which he has since continued with marked success. As a breeder of high grade stock he is best known, and the cow "Sweet Ada," one of his herd of Guernsys, succeeded in winning first prize in the ninety day sweepstake competition at the World's Fair in 1893. The "Eddy" farm has been in the possession of his family since 1810, and is one of the most productive in this region. Mr. Eddy operates an extensive dairy in connection, and his products are considered the standard of excellence. His patronage is among those requiring the best in quality, and many of his patrons are of long years' standing. In 1873 he married Laura B., daughter of Henry Hunter of Ketchtim's Corners, and they have three children; Harry W., Carrie Marshall and Hannah Laura.


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