Biography of William Wride
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wride, William, was born in Yorkshire, England, whence he came to the United States in 1830, and settled in the town of Sodus, on the Lake Road. With him, or about that time, came his sons, Robert, John, William, jr., and James. Robert, born in 1803, came to America in 1831 and settled at Perry, N. Y., where he lived until 1835, then removed to the town of Sodas, settling on the Lake Road, then two years later near the Centenary M. E. Church, where be has since resided. The family were among the early Methodists of the town, Robert being a leading member of the Centenary Church, and largely responsible for its erection. John Wride settled at Geneva, soon after coming to Sodus. James settled in Huron, and became one of the influential farmers of the town. He was deputy collector of customs for several years at Port Gibson, and was justice of the peace a number of years. He married Martha Sowerby, and their children who lived to maturity were: Fletcher, George. S., and Alice, how Mrs. S. S. Granger. After the death of Mr. Wride his widow married William Hewson (deceased), of Sodus.

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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