Biography of John Freer
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Freer, John, was born in Palmyra August 11, 1846, son of Isaac and Sarah (Beam) Freer, natives of New York, he was born in 1805 and she in 1818. They came to Sodus and after a short time went to Wisconsin and finally came to Williamson, and in 1858 settled on a farm in Walworth where Mr. Freer died in 1871 and his wife died in Williamson in 1892. Subject was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools and Woolworth Academy. He has always been a farmer, except four years proprietor of Walworth hotel. He owns forty two acres of land and makes a specialty of raising fruit, having six acres of berries. He married twice, first, Agatha M. Briggs, by whom he had three children: George, deceased; Wellington and Frank. Mrs. Freer died in 1880, and in 1884 he married second Ella Beckwith a native of Sodus, born January 30, 1861, daughter of William and Sarah (Nye) Beckwith, he a native of Arcadia, born in 1835 and she of Sodas, born in 1839. They now reside in Williamson.

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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