Biography of Abel Chilson of Pavilion, NY

Abel Chilson, born in Connecticut, married a Miss Groesbeck. He was a native of Holland and came to New York when a young man. One of his sons, Nicholas, was born in the Mohawk valley, in Dutchess County, January 23, 1809. He was educated in the public schools, and was a farmer. December 7, 1828, in Manchester, Ontario County, he married Mareba Corey, of Shortsville, and they had 10 children, of whom two are deceased, and eight survive, namely: Nathaniel, Chester, Sophia, Maria, Clara, Henry, Fred, and Frank. Fred Chilson was born in Coyington, Wyoming County, on the farm he now owns, April 1, 1854, and was educated in the public schools and an academy until he was 20 years old. December 9, 1874, he married Jennie, oldest daughter of Horace S. Coe, of Pavilion Center. They have two children, namely: Eva M., born January 4, 1875, and Howard F., born July 21, 1878. Mr. Chilson is a farmer and general dealer, and resides in the village of Pavilion.

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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