Biography of Benjamin H. Hoag
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Hoag, Benjamin H., was born in Walworth March 14, 1849. the fifth of six children born to Hiram C. and Sallie A. Wyman, daughter of Abel B. Wyman, of Walworth, one of the early settlers in the town. Hiram C. was born in Macedon in 1818, son of Benjamin Hoag, one of the first settlers of Macedon. He is a farmer and resides in West Walworth, where he has resided since 1857. He enlisted in Company B, 9th Heavy Artillery, and served three years. Benjamin H. Hoag was reared on a farm, at fourteen years old learned The harness trade and followed it ten years in West Walworth, and in 1878 went to Kansas, where he was engaged in farming ten years and returned to Ontario and settled on the S. N. Maine farm, where he has since resided. He has sixty acres and follows general farming. He is a Republican and married December 24, 1868, Jennie Maine, a native of Ontario and daughter of Stephen N. Maine, a native of Connecticut, who came to Ontario in 1836, and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Hoag. His father, Stephen Maine, was also a native of Connecticut, came to Ontario in 1836, and died here in 1864. His wife was Lucinda Ray, a native of Vermont, who died in 1851. The wife of Stephen H. Maine died in 1878, and Mr. Maine resides with his daughters. Mr. Maine was supervisor ten years, county superintendent of schools for some years, and taught school twenty one terms. He married Cornelia Pratt, a native of Williamson, and daughter of Alvah Pratt, oae of the first settlers of Williamson. Mr. Maine and wife have had five children, of whom two are living: Mrs. Hoag and Dr. Maine, of Webster. Mr. Hoag and wife have had two children: Cora, wife of Thomas Ransley, by whom she has two children, Benjamin D. Murray, and Esca, at home.

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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