Biography of Christian Greatsinger
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Greatsinger, Christian, the father of John S., was born in Ulster County, N. Y., November 21, 1792, and was a Methodist clergyman. He married Anna M. Smith, October 30, 1816. She was born February 6, 1799. They had four children: Eliza, Roda, John S., and William S. John S. Greatsinger, born on the homestead October 7, 1823, was educated in the public schools and in Lima Seminary, and is a farmer. March 8, 1848, he married Aurelia C. Bosworth, who was born in Athens, Pa., November 12, 182;They had four children: Jacob L.; born July 1, 1849, who married Kittie (Daley) Francis; John W., born October 13, 1851, who married Emma Goldsmith, of Elmira; Sarah E., born December 25, 1858, who married B. F. Keeler (deceased); and Fanny, born March 29, 1861, who married John B. Keeler, of Horsebeads. The family are of German and English extraction.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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