Biographical Sketch of Joseph Norris Sawyer

Joseph Norris, son of Joseph (2) Sawyer. was born at Manchester. New York, April 4, 1814, died at Farmington. New York, March 16, 1883. He was educated in the public schools of Manchester and followed farming. He had a place of two hundred acres in Farmington and added largely to it during his life. He was a Methodist in religion. a Republican in politics. He married, October 26, 1843, Caroline Johnston, born 1822, in Dutchess county, died April 1, 1908. Children: 1. Caroline Elizabeth. born June 17, 1844, married, June 23. 1866, J. Jordan Snook, and had Agnes R., born March 16. 1890. 2. Arabelle Louisa. August 14, 1846, married. August 24, 1882, Luther Autisdale and had Mildred Autisdale, born February 10, 1889. 3. Anna, June 20, 1850, married, February 16, 1881, Arthur Root and had Herman H., born July 19, 1882. 4. Henry Howard, mentioned elsewhere. 5. Phoebe Johnston. January 17, 1856, married, August 15, 1878. Charles Frazer. from whom she was divorced February 13, 1882, when she and her sons took her maiden surname, Sawyer; children: Joseph N., born May 30, 1879, at Victor, New York; Leland. August 15, 1880, at Farmington, New York. 6. Hattie, October 19, 1858, died March 14, 1861. 7. Charles R., December 21, 1860, married (first) November 5, 1884, Ella Chapman, who died December 25. 1886; (second), October 25. 1893, Elizabeth Palmer. 8. Joseph Norris, June 3, 1863, married Catherine Wynkoop and had Richard L., born February 11, 1898, died July 16, 1903. 9. Frederick A., May 26, 1867.



Ontario County NY,

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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  1. check out Find a…
    a few corrections to your information
    Joseph Norris Sawyer married Caroline Johnston (shown as that on her gravestone–although her brother is listed as Robert Johnson in her obit). She died April 8 (not the 1st—shown as such on her stone and her obit)
    Charles Sawyer’s second wife was Elizabeth FARMER (not Palmer).
    Joseph N. Sawyer’s son was Frederic Leslie (not Richard) Sawyer.
    (I’m editing some info on FAG, so finding your page helpful, most of my edits can be seen by clicking on “suggest edits” on each page…will take 3 weeks to get accepted, however.)

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