Biography of Joseph A. Brush
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Brush, Joseph A., Hopkinton, was born in Hopkinton, May 10, 1816. He was a son of Joseph Brush, a native of Bennington, Vt., born September 18, 1783, who died here January 18, 1879. His wife was Clarissa Armstrong, who was the widow of Abram Sheldon, and they had two sons. He came to Hopkinton in 1808 and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Haselton in 1814. He died January 18, 1879, and his wife October 6, 1868. Joseph A., our subject, was born and reared on the farm, and educated in the St. Lawrence Academy. He was always a farmer and owned considerable real estate in the town. In politics he was a Republican and was highway commissioner several years. He and wife were members of the Congregational church. September 12, 1842, he married Adaline Wright, who was born in Hopkinton in 1818, a daughter of Caleb Wright. The latter was born in Vermont in 1787, and at the age of sixteen came to Hopkinton, where he spent his life. His wife was Rosalinda Smith, a native of Massachusetts, born in 1784, by whom he had five children. Her father was Simon Smith, a soldier of the Revolution, who lived and died in Vermont. The date of Caleb Wright's death being November 14, 1839, and that of his wife August 8, 1861. Mr. J. A. Brush died December 4, 1884.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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