Biography of William H. Ganoung
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ganoung, William H., was born in Ulysses, October 13, 1827, was educated in the common schools, and learned the carpenter's trade. He followed carpentry and building until 1877, when he became a farmer. In politics he is a good Republican, and has filled the office of road commissioner a great many years. May 18, 1853, he married Eliza Westervelt, of this town, and they have two children: Alice A., and James H., both residing at home. James, father of William H., was born in Dutchess county, October 26, 1801, and came here with his parents in 1812. He married Eliza A. Jarvis, formerly of Long Island, by whom he had five children: William H., Jonathan, Jarvis, Adeline, and Oliver B. Mr. Ganoung died July 24, 1885. His wife was born April 15, 1805, and died November 23, 1890, mourned by a bereaved family. Mrs. Ganoung's father, Isaac Green, died when she was a child. Our subject's grandfather, Jonathan Ganoung, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and his father was a captain in the State militia.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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