Biography of Joseph Wilkinson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wilkinson, Joseph, of Macedon, was born in this town on the farm he now owns August 13, 1833, a son of Joseph, a native of Dutchess county, who came to Wayne county in 1830. In early life the latter was captain of a sloop, then became a general merchant in Steuben county for ten years. Returning to this county he followed farming until his death in 1857, aged seventy three. He married Mary, daughter of William Smith, of Dutchess county, and they had twelve children, five now living. Joseph has followed farming, and keeps a dairy of twenty head of cattle, selling milk in the city of Rochester, and is also a stockholder in the Producer's Milk Company of Rochester. His farm comprises 150 acres, mostly under cultivation. In 1855 he married Elizabeth, daughter of William Lapham, and a descendant of the old pioneer family so well known throughout this part of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson have had these children: Gilbert R., William L., John C. and Minnie E. Mr. Wilkinson and family are members of the M. E. Church. He was assessor two years, and is a Granger.

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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