Biography of John A. Blackburn
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Blackburn, John A., was born in Iredell county, North Carolina, October 14, 1828, and was educated in the common schools, to which he has added by reading and close observation. Afterward be established the hardware business in Hillvile, Carroll county, Va., continuing four years. In 1855 he came to Lyons and purchased the fanning mill factory of S. D. Van Wickle, continuing the manufacture until 1863, when he established the agricultural implement business, which he continues up to the present time. At the age of thirty two he married Margaret M., daughter of Jesse Smith, of Lyons, and they are the parents of three daughters: Mrs. Jesse Van Camp, Isabel and Grace. Our subject is one of the leading men in his town, taking an active interest in educational and religious matters.

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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