Biography of Addison Christman of Pavilion, NY

Addison Christman was born in Palatine, Montgomery County, N. Y., November 30, 1831, a son of John I. and Sally (Trumbull) Christman, natives of the same county and Massachusetts respectively. He was a larmer and a boatman on the canal, and reared seven sons and one daughter. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was twice married. Addison was reared upon the farm, received a common school education, and at the early age of 16 began to learn the carpenters' trade. At the age of 18 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Lampman, of St. Johnsville, N Y They bad five children, of whom four are living, viz.: William C., Menzo A., Anna, and Edwin R. He has followed farming since his marriage, until three years ago. He lived in Wheeler, Steuben County, four years, and in 1860 located at Bailey's Mills, on 120 acres. of land. In July, 1885, be came to Pavilion, and has since been a contractor and builder. He has served as railroad commissioner. The family are now members of the Universalist Church, but were formerly members of the Dutch Reformed Church. Menzo A. Christman, son of Addison, was born in Palatine, December 29, 1855, received a common school education, and married, January 10, 1883, Cora A., daughter of James and Sarah (Notnaugle) McDuffie, farmers, of Seneca County, N. Y. They are members of the Universalist Church. He located where be now resides, near Pavilion Center, in 1878.

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



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