Biography of Col. Abraham Matteson of Darien, NY

Col. Abraham Matteson, son of Abraham and Lydia (Hopkins) Matteson, was born in Bennington Vt., in 1781. He married Betsey Woodard, of the same town, and came to Onondaga County, thence to Darien with an ox-team with a horse ahead, in 1808, and settled in the woods north of Darien, where he built a log cabin. Having little means he took the land on contract. He was a private in the War of 1812, and was mustered out as colonel. He was prominent in civil affairs, was a member of Assembly, a magistrate for 16 years, and held other offices. He died in 1831. Mrs. Matteson died in 1870. They had nine children. The father, Abraham, Sr., came to Darien soon after his son, and resided near him. He died in 1819. His wife died in 1829. Norman, fiurth son of Abraham, was born in Darien, May 2!, 1810, and has always lived in the county. He had a common school education, married Sarah Ann Smith, and has always been a farmer. In addition he has been for about 15 years an extensive dealer in cattle and hogs, shipping from his vicinity and Chicago to Albany, New York, and Boston. He has been supervisor two terms. Their only son was accidentally killed by a pistol-shot at the age of 26 years.

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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