Biographical Sketch of William Woolston

William, son of Joseph (2) Woolston, was born in Victor, Ontario county, New York. June 13, 1807. He received his education in the public schools and by private study at home and qualified himself to teach school. For several terms he taught in the district schools of the neighborhood. His main occupation through life, however, was farming. He died in March. 1888. He married Laura L. Andrus, born in Roxbury. Delaware county, New York, May 28, 1812, died in September, 1887. Her father’s farm adjoined the farm of Jay Gould’s father. Children: 1. Franklin, born April 24, 1836, on the John Woolston homestead near Fishers in the town of Victor. educated in the public schools and Fairfield Academy; married, March 31, 1883, Rhoda, daughter of John and Maria (Johnson) Ingraham, formerly of Penfield. Monroe county, New York; they had five children. 2. John A., mentioned elsewhere. 3. Laura A., September 30, 1839, died in July, 1910: educated in the public schools and in the Clover Street Seminary, Monroe county, and the Lima Seminary; married George W. Hill. 4. Miranda C., June 1, 1845, married William Hill. 5. William J., March 1. 1847. 6. Hannah Helen, March 14, 1849. died February 12, 1850. 7. Daniel D.. January 28, 1851. 8. David W., July 13, 1856, died October 9. 1856.



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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