Biography of R. A. Woodhams
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Woodhams, R. A., was a native of England, born December 11, 1835, and came with his parents to America in 1850, and settled in Ontario,Wayne county, near Furnaceville. When they came to America the family consisted of Mr. Walter Woodhams, his wife Francis (Walters) Woodhams, and three sons and four daughters. They removed from Furnaceville to the Ridge on the farm now owned by Mr. Howk, where they resided till his death, December 27, 1878. His first wife died in June, 1873, and he married in 1875, Hannah Hutson, who now resides with our subject. He and wife were Wesleyan Methodists, and a son, Roland. is a presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal church, and resides at Bay City, Mich. Walter Woodhams was a member of the 8th New York Cavalry, and was killed near Harper's Ferry in 1864. Subject commenced as a farm hand when about fifteea years of age, and has been very successful. He now owns three hundred acres in Ontario. where he lives retired. He married in 1862 Dorcas C. Sabin, born April 13, 1837. She is a daughter of H. M. Sabin, a native of Connecticut, who came with his parents Samuel and Elizabeth (Gleason) Sabin, settled in Macedon and then in Ontario, where he died December 19, 1832, and his wife in 1846. Mr. and Mrs. Woodhams have no children, but reared an adopted son and daughter. George and Lizzie, who is the wife of C. E. Pound. Mr. Woodhams in early life was engaged in teaching. Her mother was Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac Hodges, one of the pioneers of Ontario. In politics Mr. Woodhams is a Republican, and is a member of the South Shore Grange, No. 513.

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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