Biography of William R. Cahoon
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Cahoon, William Reynolds, was born in Little Falls, Herkimer county, February 14, 1823, a son of Reynolds Cahoon, born about 1786 in Salisbury, the same county, and he was a son of Benjamin, a native of Rhode Island, and a ship carpenter by trade, who died at Middleville. In 1844 Reynolds came to Huron, where he bought the farm now occupied by William R. He married Bathania Whitcomb, and had six children: Salome S., Benjamin S., William R., Lyman, Emily J., and Mary A. He died in 1879, aged ninety three years, and his wife in 1874, aged seventy five. William R. learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed about forty years, and in 1892 he and his son bought the homestead farm, of eighty three acres. In May, 1847, he married Jane Utter, of Sodus, daughter of John M. Utter. She was born in January, 1824, and their children are: Charley E. and Clara J., who died aged six years. The former married Imogene Nichols, and has one child, William, born May 5, 1881. They also live on the homestead farm. Mr. Cahoon is a Masor, and a Republican, and has served as excise commissioner in Sodus.

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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