Biography of William Soper of Waddington, NY
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Soper, William, Waddington, was born July 8, 1817. His father, David Soper, was a native of Essex, Vt, and at the age of eight years came to Waddington with his mother and step father, his own father dying when he was a child. He bought one of the first farms in what is now Waddington. This farm of 120 acres, said to be the best in the town, is now owned by William Soper. The wife of David Soper was Mary Straiter, of Brockville, Canada, by whom he had three sons and three daughters. Mr. Soper died in February, 1875. Mr. Soper in early life was a fanner and lumberman, Mr. Soper married Elizabeth, daughter of John Thompson, of England, who came to Waddington when Mr. Soper was six years of age. Mr. Soper and wife have two children: Nancy J., widow of Sidney Monroe (killed in the late Rebellion), and Avilla, wife of Hiram H. Peacock, who at present has charge of Mr. Soper's farm. Mr. Peacock was born in Waddington, a son of Matthew Peacock, who came to Waddington from England in 1826, and is now a resident of Waddingion village. He married Elizabeth Stearns, of Vermont, and they have had four sons and five daughters. He is a stone mason. Hiram H. Peacock and wife have one daughter, Eva H. He is a member of Waddington Lodge No, 393 F. & A. M.; is a Republican in politics, null a great lover of fine horses, taking pride in having as good if not the best team in the town.

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