Biography of Newlove Willison
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Willison, Newlove, born in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N. Y., December 1, 1840, moved with his parents to West Bloomfield, N. Y., in 1843, where he was educated in the public schools, supplemented by several terms of academic instruction. August 22, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Forty eighth Infantry New York Volunteers, as private, and participated in. many severe engagements. October 27, 1864, he was wounded in the battle of Fair Oaks, and June 22, 1865, at the close of the war, he was honorably discharged with his regiment as orderly sergeant. March 23, 1867, he married Ellen E. Canfield, of West Bloomfield, N.Y. They have two sons, Fiank C., born February 9, 1868, who married Mary Linberger, October 21, 1891; and Thomas M., born April 14, 1869. In 1872 the family moved to Elmira. Mr. Willison was general manager in fipuring and planing mills here for eight years. July 1, 1890, he opened a pension and claim office at No. 138 East Water street. He is a duly recognized attorney at the general pension office at Washington, D. C., for the prosecution of all pension claims. C. H. Potter is associated with him. In politics he identifies himself with the Republican party and has held various positions of official trust. He is a member of L. Edgar Fitch Post, No. 165, G. A. R., was elected its commander in 1868, and was its representative at the State Encampment on three different occasions. He was aid on the department commander's staff in 1890 and was also aid on the national commander's staff in 1891. The ancestry of the family is English.

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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