Biography of Owen Woodhams
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Woodhams, Owen, was born in Sussex, England, December 22, 1833. He is the third child of a family of eleven children of James and Edith (Wren) Woodhams, natives of England, and in 1850 came to Greece, where the father died in 1890, and the mother now resides there at the age at eighty six. Subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and in 1855 enlisted in Company A, 96th N. Y. Vol. Inf., and served until the close of war. He owns a farm of eighty seven acres and follows general farming. Mr. Woodhams married in 1825 Ann Woodhams, a native of England and daughter of Henry and Martha (Jenner) Woodhams, who came to America when Mrs. Woodhams was a mere child. Henry Woodhams died in April, 1891, in Ontario, and his wife now lives in the town at eighty years of age. Subject and wife have had ten children, of whom five are now living: Albert E., Nettie, Elizabeth, William, and Thomas. The family are members of the Wesleyan Methodist church.

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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