Waldron, James, a native of Jersey City, N. J., learned the trade of coach making and came to Geneva, N. Y.,
when a young man. Here he married in 1824, Jane, daughter of James Rice, a Revolutionary veteran. In 1833 they
moved to Dresden and lived there for five years. He then moved to Michigan, but owing to the malarious character
of that country he returned to Yates County and purchased what was called the Elder Goff farm where he lived until
his death, which occurred October 3, 1883. His wife died April 17, 1872. Their children were Helen, John, Elizabeth,
Henry, Edwin and Anna. Helen died March 22, 1837, aged twelve years. John died December 5, 1846, aged nineteen
years. Elizabeth married Henry Coon and died in Washington, D. C., March 21, 1872. Henry, a physician, married
Emma Byrnes, in Washington, located in Barnesville, Md., where he was stricken with consumption and returned to
Benton, where he died August 2, 1861. One child, Anna, survives him. Edwin married Esther Crosby, of Benton, October
16, 1861, and resides on the homestead. He is a breeder of thoroughbred Jersey cattle and is a thorough, practical
farmer. Anna married James Williams. They reside in Orleans County, N. Y.
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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