States: New York: Madison
Hough, William Jerome B: 4/1795. M: D: 10/4/1869, aged 74 yrs., 6 mos. He was the
husband of Mercy Jarvis and/or Clarinda Hough. Cazenovia Colonel in Militia in the late 1830s. Cazenovia Assessor in 1836. Cazenovia Village Clerk, 1829-33. Secretary of the Madison County Mutual Insurance Co, 1840, Tuttle, Pioneers of Madison County, pg. 124. 1827 Village Register: Attorney. Cazenovia Village Tax Lists: 1828, $1000. 1829, $500. 1830-1833, $200. 1833 (for John I, Gilchrist), $1700. Masonic History, pg. 6: Initiated in United Brethren Lodge #78, 1818. 1845 Cazenovia Town Tax List: 5 acres; Real, $4700; Tax, $19.29. Alvin Foord Day Book: 13 entries, 1847-48. 1850 Census: #1180; Age, 55; Male; Lawyer; Real Estate, $18000; bp, NY; Children, Helen Clarinda, Frances. Smithís 1880 History, pg. 244: Village Clerk, 1829-1833, 1836. Village President, 1838, 1841. pg. 248: Native of New York. Read law in the office of Childs & Stebbins. Admitted to the bar in 1822. Practiced here until 1853, when he removed to Syracuse. Member of the Assembly, 1835-36. Member of Congress, 1845-1847. Weiskotten History: 32 Albany Street. Built about 1832 on the site Johnson House Stable. NEWS. Letter at the Cazenovia Post Office, The Pilot, 4/1/1818. Called a meeting to organize a lecture association, Madison County Eagle, 11/1/1843. Congressman Hough voted for the annexation of Texas, Madison County Whig, 12/24/1845. Madison County Fair, Judge, Discretionary Premiums, 8/18/1847. Elected a director of Cazenovia & Canastota Plank Road Co., 2/16/1848. Elected Cazenovia Village Treasurer on the Whig Ticket, 3/7/1849. Meeting about building a plank Road from Cazenovia via Union to intersect the DeRuyter Plank Road at Asa Corbinís, 12/26/1849. Elected Village Trustee, 3/6/1850. Hough & Paddock, Attorneys, CG 2/18/1852. Death of Miss Susan H. Hough, Jun. 12, 1852, aged 58 yrs, in Manlius, 6/23/1852. Member of the 29th Congress, Cazenovia Republican, 8/1/1855. Loss of law library in fire in Syracuse, where he had moved his practice, 1/9/1856. Death notice, 10/6/1869. Obituary. The Honorable William J. Hough, whose death occurred in this city on Monday evening, October 4, had been a resident of the city for about sixteen years, and has been active in his profession as a lawyer. He was a native of the town of Manlius, but removed early to Madison County, where he became prominent in his profession. He was twice a member of the State Assembly, and served one term in Congress. He was for many years active in the state militia, and became a general officer which gave him the title by which he was generally known. He was a successful business man, and in all public and private relations enjoyed the highest respect and confidence of all who knew him. His wife died several years ago; one son, William J. Hough, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Stevens and Mrs. Mathew J. Myers, survive him. Resolutions of the 5th Judicial District bar follow, 10/13/1869.
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