Biography of Harrison B. Christy


Christy, Harrison B., Brant, was born in Hanover, Chautauqua county, N. Y., February 25, 1842. He removed with his parents to Brant in November, 1847, and was educated in the common schools and the Fredonia Academy. He then taught school during the winters from 1860 to 1865, working on the farm during the summers. In 1863 Mr. Christy married Helen E. Avery of North Collins, N. Y. He served as town clerk in 1870 and 1871, assessor- from 1874 to 1880, and was supervisor in 1883 and 1884. He is a member of the M. E. church and the Royal Templars. His son, Norris J. Christy, died in Colorado, May 18, 1883, aged seventeen years. Joseph L. Christy, the father of Harrison B., was born in Dutchess county, N. Y., January 29, 1809, a son of Benjamin Christy and grandson of John Christy. Joseph L. removed to Silver Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1832, and to Brant in 1846, where he died July 18, 1873. He was a farmer and served as assessor and justice of the peace. March 19, 1834, Mr. Christy married Diana Thompson, who was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., May 18, 1810. Her father, George Thompson, son of James, removed to Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1833.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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