Biographical Sketch of William Fordon

(III) William, eldest child of George and Hannah (Stephenson) Fordon, was born near the city of Hull, England, April 15, 1824. He was the last of the family, and died April 29, 1911. He followed in the footsteps of his father as a farmer, keeping well abreast of the times in his management of the land entrusted to his care, and was unusually successful. His religious affiliations were with the Episcopalian church, and he gave his political support to the principles of the Republican party. He married in Geneva, New York, December 21, 1848, Honor Matilda Durrant, born in Syracuse, New York, September 17, 1831. She is the daughter of Isaac and Amelia (Pye) Durrant, the former born in Lowestoft, Suffolk county, England, April 20, 1802, the latter born in the same town, October 20, 1808. Children: George Frederick, see forward; Fanny, born March 25, 1852; Mary, born December 1, 1854.



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

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