|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1826, Ireland|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1879|
John was of English extraction, but was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland. After migrating to the United States, he married Catharine "Katie" Gibson in 1855. Katie died in 1859, possibly during childbirth. About a year after her death, John married Jeannette Tyler Huson, whose parents lived near the farm his former in-laws owned and where he lived and worked. The couple had four children: Alice Louise, Arthur, John Bush, and Mary Adaline.
Besides working as a farmer in Yates County, New York, he worked as a gardener in Elign, Kane County, Illinois, in 1870 and and as a florist in Yates County, New York. He also moved the family to Schuyler County, New York for awhile.
Apparently John suffered from a heart ailment for some time, eventually dying in 1879 as a result. He was buried next to his first wife. The family had little money, so it's likely that no marker was placed on his grave when he passed away. Later on, one of his children, probably Arthur, purchased the marker found there today.
John's widow, Jeannette, finished raising the children on her own. After they were adults, she homesteaded in Nebraska alongside her daughter, Alice, and son-in-law, James T. Polhemus.
Jeanette Tyler Huson Humphreys (1837 - 1921)
Catharine Gibson Humphreys (____ - 1859)
Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)*
Arthur Humphreys (1866 - 1950)*
John B. Humphreys (1869 - 1966)*
Dundee Old Baptist Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: SKP
Record added: Dec 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12653335
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