McFarlane, Duncan, was born in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, in 1788. About 1835 he married Christina Smith. They
came to America and located at Hamden, Delaware County, N. Y. They had eight children, Jane, Helen, Mary, Andrew,
John S. and Margaret. Andrew wasa soldier of the late war and died in Andersonville Prison. John S., born June
21, 1835, in early manhood was a farmer. May 2, 1861, he married Margaret J., daughter of William Fraser, a Presbyterian
minister of Hamden, Delaware County, N. Y. They have had seven children, William A., M. Lizzie, Nellie C., Jennie
S. and Jessie C. (twins), Margaret, and one who died in infancy. William A. is a merchant with his father. John
S. McFarlane enlisted in Company C, 14th Info. New York Vols., August 26, 1862, and served until the close of the
war. He was promoted corporal October 1, 1864, and subsequently second sergeant. Upon his return to Milo he was
section foreman on the Northern Central Railroad for eight years. He then became a general merchant in Himrods.
He is a member of Sloan Post, G. A. R.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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