Biography of John Charlton
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Charlton, John, Waddington, was born in Waddington, June 11, 1839. His father was Laurence, son of Edward Charlton, a native of Ireland and an early settler of Waddington, where he lived and died. Laurence Charlton was born in Ireland, May 1, 1797, came to Waddington early in life and assisted in building the dam across the St. Lawrence river between Ogden's Island and Waddington Village. He married Margaret Hodge, a native of Edinburgh. Scotland, by whom he had two sons and three daughters. Mr. Charlton was a farmer and purchased the land now owned by our subject. He was a Republican, and he and wife were members of the Presbyterian church. He died in 1872, and his wife in 1880. John Charlton was reared and educated in the town of Waddington; except nine months in California. he has been a farmer. Mr. Charlton has traveled extensively in the Western States. He married Maria, daughter of James Clark, in 1858, and they have had seven children: Sarah A., (deceased), Margaret, Josephine, Gertrude A., Lawrence E., Jennie M., Carrie F. Mr. Charlton is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the M. F. church of Waddington.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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