NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
William H. Wyeth, descendant of an old New England family, was born in Jefferson county, New York in 1826, and came to Lewis county in 1832.
He married, Feb. 25, 1851, Susan E. Anderson, who died Dec. 8, 1877.
(II) Madison J., son of William H. Wyeth, was born Oct. 5, 1865. He was educated in the common schools, graduating from the Copenhagen high school. He began his business life as a dealer in agricultural implements and machinery and continued successfully for some fifteen years. In 1890 he purchased the old homestead known as Fairlawn Stock Farm, which is pleasantly located in the village of Denmark on the old state road, affording a fine view of the Black River Valley. He has since then devoted his attention to farming and dealing in cattle, making a specialty of raising thoroughbred registered Holstein, Oxforddown, Leicester, Cotswold and Swampshire thoroughbred sheep, Bark Rock hnes, the celebrated Toulouse geese and thoroughbred bronze turkeys.
Mr. Wyeth is an enterprising and progressive farmer and makes use of all the improved farmning machinery, including a portable engine, with which he saws his lumber and wood, makes shingles and in various ways saves labor in the work of the farm. The success of his farm is seen in the large amount of stock supported by the farm.
He is a kindly, popular and highly-respected neighbor, a useful citizen and one of the substantial business men of the county.
In politics he is a Republican.
He is a member of the Denmark Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and of Lewis County Pomona Grange.
He married, Sept. 29, 1904, Mamie E., daughter of Orville and Mary E. (Rogers) Ross. Her mother is a lineal descendant of Jonathan Rogers, a native of Branford, Connecticut, who settled in northern New York. She is a daughter of Jonathan and Lorima (Farnum) Rogers. Lorima Farnum was a daughter of Joseph Farnum Jr. Joseph Farnum Sr. came from Litchfield, Conn., with his brother, Benjamin Farnum, to Lanesborough, Berkshire county, Massachusetts.
Mr. & Mrs. Wyeth have one son:
Farnam, born Jan. 5, 1906.
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