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  • ID: I26212
  • Name: John WESTOVER
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Westover
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 14701294E8EB4B238EFBE6E0ACD5C5565692
  • Change Date: 4 FEB 2011 1 2
  • Birth: 8 JUL 1797 in Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
  • Death: 1886 in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., New York 3
  • Event: Richmondville, Schoharie Co., New York Obituary 1886 3

    Father: Jonah WESTOVER b: 18 AUG 1752 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
    Mother: Asenath LOOMIS

    Marriage 1 Catherine MILES
    • Married: 1832

    1. Abbrev: Internet
      Title: Internet
        Name: Internet, google search

      Text: Internet. History of Schoharie County by William E. Roscoe (Section on John Westover, son on Jonah.) See Notes Section. Information on family from this source.
    2. Abbrev: The Eddy Family in America: a Genealogy
      Title: Eddy, Ruth S.D., The Eddy Family in America: a Genealogy (Boston: 1930)
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Text: Eddy, Ruth S.D., The Eddy Family in America: a Genealogy, (Boston: 1930). Pg. 29. Only states that "Son Westover, moved to Richmondville, N.Y. in 1808."
    3. Abbrev: Schoharie County Historical Review
      Title: Schoharie County Historical Review (Schoharie, NY: Fall 1988)
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Text: Schoharie County Historical Review, (Schoharie, NY: Fall 1988). Vol. 52, Pg. 16-17. A rather long piece on John Westover, but very little of genealogical value. Parts include: "The Honorable Judge John Westover died at the age of 89 at his home in Richmondville. Born at Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on July 8th, 1797 where he resided until 1808 when with his parents he came to Richmondville where he lived until his death" "A school teacher at 18 he held this position until he was 24." Other positions include: Land Agent, Justice of the Peace, Associate Judge of the Court, Supervisor of the Town of Richmondville, Pres. of the Howes Cave Cement and Lime Co., and many more positions. "At the time of his death owned 25 houses, 3 Hotels, a Papermill, Bluing Factory and a great amount of other real estate." "The remains were buried in the Richmondville Rural Cemetery." "wealthiest man in Schoharie County" "reported that his Estate was estimated from $300,000 to $500,000 and it is said that he owns fully one fourth of the Village where he lived." Mrs. Westover died 6 years previous. "The Westovers had no children and died without heirs. Mr. Westover left a will and after probate a great deal of his money was left to the Universalist Church." A special funeral train began in Albany and stopped at many stops to pick up many judges and mourners on their way to the funeral in Richmondville.

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