NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
John Genaway, progenitor of all of the name in this section, was born in England, and came to America with the British army in 1812. He served in the English army for fourteen years. After the war he decided to make his home in this country, and settled at Highgate, Vermont, where he married Artimissa Scott, of Highgate, and later removed to Chateaugay, N.Y.
(II) Stephen, son of John and Artimissa Genaway, was born in Highgate, Vermont, and removed with his father to Chateaugay, N.Y. He attended the common schools and was by occupation a farmer. In politics he was a Republican from the time of the birth of the party, and was prominent in its councils.
He married Sally Church, of Chateaugay, Franklin county, N.Y.
John, of whom further.
(III) John, son of Stephen Genaway, was born in Chateaugay, N.Y., April 21, 1845. He attended the common schools, and worked at farming in his youth. He was a farmer for many years in Belmont, Franklin county, and while living there was elected justice of the peace, proving himself a capable town officer and magistrate. For many years he was a keeper in the state prison at Dannemora. He was a member of the Order of Foresters.
He married Sarah A., daughter of John and Ann Campbell.
John William, born July 30, 1873, died Sept. 16, 1894.
Hubert C., born Nov. 9, 1881, a merchant.
Harry I., Oct. 23, 1883.
(IV) Hon. John William Genaway, son of John and Sarah (Campbell) Genaway, was born in Dannemora, N.Y., July 30, 1873. He was educated in the public schools and high schools of his native town, the Chateaugay high school, and at Franklin Academy. He then taught school in the vicinity for two years. He began the study of law in June, 1894, in the office of M. E. McClary, at Malone. He enlisted in July, 1898, in Company M. Two Hundred and Third Regiment, New York Volunteers Infantry, and served in the Spanish war until March 25, 1899, and was mustered out with the rank of sergeant.
He passed his bar examination in 1898, and was admitted May 2, 1899, immediately afterward opening an office at Chateaugay, N.Y., where he practiced until Oct. 1, 1900. Since then he has been located at Malone, in partnership with John P. Kellas. This firm has a high reputation and a large practice. Mr. Genaway was elected district attorney of the county in 1907, and now (1910) holds that office. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of Northern Constellation Lodge of Free Masons; Northern Constellation Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Franklin Commandery, No. 60, K.T.' Neshoba Lodge of Odd Fellows; Neshoba Encampment; Court Adirondack Lodge of Foresters, and is high counchillor of the high court, Independent Order of Foresters of Central New York. He is also a member of the Woodmen and the order of Maccabees.
In religion he is a Methodist. He is a member of the Franklin Colunty Bar Association.
He married, July 29, 1905, Madge C. Clark, born Aug. 5, 1879, daughter of Smith and Malvina Clark of Potsdam, N.Y.
They have one child - Alice, born May 16, 1906.
[Transcriber's note: since this material was published in 1910, any subsequent children did not make the list.]
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