Biography of Henry N. Chilson of Pavilion, NY

Henry N. Chilson, a native of Covington, Wyoming County. was born May 12, 1848, and is a son of Nicholas and Mareba (Corey) Chilson, natives of Hartwick, Otsego County, N. Y., and Litchfield, Mass., respectively. They had six sons and four daughters, and came to Wyoming County in 1830. Nicholas was a son of Abel Chilson, who was born in Vermont, married Maria Groesbeck, of Hartwick, and had six sons and four daughters. Henry N. Chilson was educated at the common schools and reared upon a farm. He was in the coopèring business for three years, and has followed threshing for 11 years. He has resided in Pavilion since 1861. August 17, 1867, he married Nancy J., daughter of John and Julia (Stephens) Steward, who came to Pavilion in 1828 from Amsterdam, where he was born in June, 1809. Mr. Chilson has lost three children, and has two, Albert and Ina J., who survive. He is a member of the A. O. U. W.

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



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