Biography of William Wall
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Wall, William, was born in Webster, September 2, 1824. He was the oldest of four children of Elisha M. and Lois (Savage) Wall, he a native of Vermont, born in 1800. He settled in Webster and afterward came to Ontario in 1840, where he died in 1891. Subject came to Ontario when a mere boy. He married in 1854 Hannah A. Wray, a native of Ontario and daughter of George Wray. The latter was born in Fort Ann, Washington county, January 8, 1792, and married Almira Brown of Granville, Washington county, April 11, 1821, by Rev. Andrews. He was a blacksmith by trade. He came to Wayne county in 1827, and bought the place known then as the Shingled House (shingles being used instead of clapboards). He built the first blacksmith shop in town, and two years after bought thirty six acres two miles east of that, cleared a spot of ground and built another shop and moved into that. The same year (1829) he built a frame house, in which he lived until his death. His wife died in June, 1872. and he in October, 1872. They had three children, Almira Jane, Hannah Ann, and George Leonard. Mr. Wall and wife have had two children, Ida, wife of William Eddy, and has three children, Raymond, Leland and Vera; Emma C., wife of William Fatten, who has one child, Ruby. Her first husband was Irvin Oudderback, by whom she had one child, Myrta G. Mr. and Mrs. Wall moved to Michigan in 1856, and returned to the Wray homestead in 1866, where they still remain. William B. Patton was born in Ontario on the farm his father settled, in 1850. He is the youngest of nine children of John and Eliza (Bancroft) Patten, he a native of New Jersey, born in 1799, and she of Walworth, born in 1810. They came to Ontario in 1830, where he died in 1865, and his wife in 1889. Mr. Patten was a shoemaker and tanner by trade, but after coming to Ontario followed farming. He owned 100 acres, which he cleared. Subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Macedon Academy. He has always been a farmer, has fifty acres of land, and follows general farming and fruit raising. He married in 1890 Emma Wall, a native of Michigan. She is a daughter of William Wall. Mr. Patten and wife have had one daughter, Ruby E., born December 15, 1893.

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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