The History of Sauk County Wisconsin 1880 Chicago: Western Historical Company
City and Town of Baraboo:
James W. Aldrich, Wagon-maker, and is at the present time working for Mr. M. Renland; was born in Chenango Co., NY, Dec 16, 1812; came to Sauk County., and to Baraboo, Wis., in 1855 and has worked at his trade ever since. He was married, April 21, 1836, to Miss Ester Gowin; she was born in Washington Co., NY and died July 18, 1843; they had four children - Thomas J., (deceased), Selestia A., one died in infancy, and Edgar M. He was married the second time to Miss Mary A. Boyd, Oct 2, 1843; she was born in Canada; they have had six children, viz., Gordon A., William R., one died in infancy, Maria, Elizabeth (deceased) and Mary A. Both Mr. and Mrs Aldrich are members of the Seventh Day Adventists. In politics he is a Republican.
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