Biography of Don C. Bond of Pavilion, NY

Don C. Bond, born May 16, 1830, in Pavilion, was a son of Elias and Abigail (Hutchinson) Bond. Elias Bond was born May 17, 1799, in Grafton, Vt., and his wife in Saratoga County, N. Y., November 1, 1807. In 1810 he came to Middlebury with his parents. and in 1820 he located on 125 acres where the village now is, for which he paid $17 per acre. In early life he served as constable and collector for many years. His chil. dren were Don C., Ellen G, Dewitt C., of Dakota, Albert D., Edward A., Florence L., who died in infancy, and Charles E. He died in February, 1876, and his wife in April, 1870. The grandfather of Don C. Bond, William, who died in 1860, aged 82, was a native of Vermont and a soldier of 1812, and married Miss Relief Rugg, of Virginia, raised five sons and six daughters, and spent their last days with Elias Bond. The father of William Bond was William Henry. Don C. Bond was reared on the farm, had a common school education, and at the age of 24 began to learn blacksmithing, which trade he has followed since, except three years in the hotel and three years teaming at Le Roy. He married, March 27, 1855, Sarah J., daughter of Smith and Sarah (Mead) Dauchy. His wife was born in Pavilion. They had one child, George W. (deceased). Charles E. Bond was born September 23, 1850, in Pavilion, and began at an early age as clerk in a store. He opened a store on his own account in 1876, and continued in the business for 11 years. He was for four years postmaster . under Cleveland's administration. He was also town clerk for six or seven years. Although a Democrat his popularity was such as to be elected for several terms in a strong Republican town.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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