Biography of John H. Bixby
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Bixby, John H., is a son of Nathan Bixby, who was born in the town of Greenfield, Saratoga county, in 1808 and came to Wayne county in 1836. He bought a farm of 100 acres, a mile and a half northeast of Savannah, the birthplace and present home of our subject. Nathan was twice married, the first time to Mary, the daughter of J. J. Klock of Montgomery county, December 19, 1832, and there were born to them seven children, namely: Sally A., Caroline, Andrew, Jerome, Alphonso, Joshua K., John H. Mary died August 6, 1850. His second wife was Mary Deuel of Saratoga county. He was a patriotic citizen, and in politics a strong Republican. The three oldest sons, Andrew, Jerome and Alphonso, enlisted and served their time in the Union army. Andrew was taken prisoner at the battle of Monocacy, and died in the rebel prison at Danville, Vac. There are only two surviving members of the family, Jerome of Castelia, Ohio, who is a general merchant and farmer, and John E. the subject of the present sketch. John H. was born June 3, 1848, and married May 2, 1877, to Mattie M., daughter of Abijah Spoor of Savannah. They have two children, namely: J. Howard, born May 12, 1879, and George Raymond, born July 4, 1886. Mr. Bixby is a prosperous farmer making a specialty of shipping dairy produce to Rochester. For six years he has been a justice of the peace, and elected again to that office last spring for a term of four years more.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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