Biography of John Waters
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Waters, John, the pioneer of the family in Wayne county, was of German descent, George Waters, his grandfather, having come from Germany in an early day, and settled at Pine Plains, N. Y. John Waters served in the war of 1812. He came to Wayne county in 1833 with his sons George, William, Henry and John, and settled in Sothis, purchasing 300 acres of land near Joy, there being only a small clearing on it with a log house. John Waters, sr., married Elizabeth Rarrick. The sons were all farmers, John settled in Sodus, and married Jennie Ireland; George died at Joy on the homestead. He married Lydia Jaqua; William resides in Newark, and married Abbie Bishop. Henry Waters went to Albany in 1845 and studied law for a time, but abandoning that he engaged in the drover business, and for many years was an extensive dealer, buying and shipping to New York markets. In 1864 he purchased a farm west of Joy near the the town line, and has since been engaged in farming. He served one term as justice of the peace. Although never admitted to the bar, he practiced successfully in justice court for many years. He married Margaret Murphy, and their children are: Josephine (Mrs. John Crosby) and Lillian, (Mrs. John Constantabouver).

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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