Niagara County

1897 Biography - John P. Sawyer

Sawyer, John P., was born on the homestead March 6, 1821. His father, Jason Sawyer, was a native of Plymouth, Vt., and came to Niagara county in 1816, and purchased a farm of the Holland Land Company which is still in the family. He married Patience Taylor, and they made the trip from Rutland county, Vt., with an ox team and cart. They cleared the land and suffered all the trials of pioneers. Mr. Sawyer aided his town in all ways, both public and private. He died in 1861. John P. Sawyer was educated in the Royalton Academy and afterwards taught for several winters. In 1850 he married Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer Parson, and they have five children: Lewis K., Jason T., William P., Mary E. and Rosa M. Mr. Sawyer is one of the practical and successful farmers of his town, filling the office of town superintendent of schools for three years and often selected to settle estates, and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity who has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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