Biography of Moses M. Gillette

Moses M. Gillette came with his family from Kinderhook, N. Y., in 1830, to this town. He was born in Connecticut, July 30, 1772, and had a family of eight children, nearly all of whom died in the prime pf life. He was a schoolmate with Martin Van Buren, and served in the War of 1812, holding the commission of captain. He died September 17, 1847, and his wife in June 1854. Sylvester Gillette, the only surviving son, was born at Kinderhook, January 16, 1816, and came here in 1830, when 14 years old. He is a farmer and has resided on the same farm over 50 years. November 1852, he married Mary A. Hoag, of Ridgway, Orleans County, and three children were born to them, viz.: Miller S., now residing at Livonia Station, born April 29, 1854; Mary 0. (Mrs. A. G. Hoidridge), born February 11, 1857; and Luella A. (Mrs. George M. Gillette), born August 16, 1865, who now resides with her father. The mother died March 18, 1886. Mr. Gillette has filled prominent places in the gift of his townsmen, and was postmaster under President Johnson.

FROM: 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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