Biography of Selah Vosburgh of Alabama, NY

Selah Vosburgh, son of Salem, born in Whitehall, N. Y., in 1807, came to Alabama in 1826. He was an early settler, and a gunsmith by occupation. He settled upon a large tract of land and engaged in farming. He married Martha, daughter of Benjamin Gumaer, and they had children as follows: George H., who studied law and died 1860, aged 24 years; Charlotte A., who died 1863; James O., who married Loduskie Peck, whose children were George W., of California, and Anna M., who died young; John S., a corporal in the army, appointed adjutant with rank of colonel, and was interested with Governor Safford in the Tombstone silver mine, Colorada, now owning a large estate in Los Angeles (he married Kate Slawson, and they have two Sons: Royden, born 1887 and Keith, born 1889); Martha A., who married James Peck, of Onondaga County, and they have one daughter, Bertha M.; and Mary E., who married J. A. Beals. Mr. Vosburgh dealt largely in real estate, and was a successful business man. He died in 1873. Mr. Vosburgh's wife died June 11, 1849. He married forhis second wife Maria, daughter of Elijah Hovey. She died in 1873. Their children were Charles, who died aged two years; Jennie, who married Lewis M. Phelps, of Michigan; Willie, who died in infancy; and Frank E. Frank E. Vosburgh was born in 1858, was educated at Medina Academy. and spent his early years on the farm. March 16, 1880, he married Mary A., daughter of George W. and Phebe (Freeman) Easton, and they have one daughter, Nora Esther, born March 21, 1881, and one son, Orrin J. L, born January 9, 1888. Mr. Vosburgh was elected justice of the peace in 1885 and justice of Sessions in 1887-88. He built a stave and heading mill in 1889, and is a farmer, owning the Vosburgh homestead, where he was born.

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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