Whitlam, John, Somerset, was born in England in 1831, and is a son of William and Margaret Whitlam, both of whom died in England. He came to America Ill. 1852, settling in Somerset, where he resided for about ten years, and then bought the farm where he now resides. He was married November 9, 1854, to Emma Burrel, daughter of Mrs. John Kellam, who is now living in Lyon City, Iowa. Mr, andMrs. Whitlam had three children: Albert, who died when eighteen months old; Emma, who died at nine months old, and Lennie, who married William Murdock on November 20, 1895, and now resides in Yates, Orleans county. Mrs. Whitlam died April 25, 1893, and on January 22, 1896, he married Ambra Thomas, daughter of Olman John Hazelton and Phebe Hazelton, both of whom are dead. Mrs. Whitlam was educated in Waukesha, Wis., where they resided about nine years. Mr. Whitlam is a member of Somerset Lodge, F. & A. M., and is a strong believer in the order.
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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