Biography of John H. Van Dusen
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Van Dusen, John H., was born in the town of Marion, Wayne county, April 12, 1830. He was educated in the common schools, and follows farming. August 2, 1862, .he enlisted in Co. A, 160th N. Y. Vols., and when his company was organized he was made third sergeant, was taken prisoner, paroled, and wounded in action in the right arm,. before Bisland, La., on April 12, 1863. He was honorably discharged in 1865, and May 10th of that year he married Mary A. McFarlan, of Watertown, Jefferson county, and they have five children: Clara, wife of Lawrence McMaster, who has two children Tinie wife of Edward Haley, of Blossbnrg, Pa.,, who has one child; Drsue, wife of Arthur Wheeler, of Oanandaigua; Ida M., wife of Charles M. McCoy, of Kane, Pa.; and Charles T., a fruit grower and farmer who resides at home. Mrs. Van Dusen's father was John McFarlan born in Canada in 1804, who had four daughters: Margaret, Mary, Ethel and Kittie. He died in 1885.

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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