Biography of Charles L. Canton of Le Roy, NY

Charles L. Canton, son of George W. and Sarah (Annas) Carlton, was born May 7, 1833, in Piscataquis County, Maine. He received a good English education and at the age of i6 began working by the month on a farm. When 18 years of age he came to Le Roy, where he learned the wagonmakers' trade with W. S. Brown. In 1866 he opened a shop for himself, on Mill street, where he has since continued, doing mostly custom work. He was burned out in 1869. He married Sarah M., daughter of Aruna and Margaret (Howland) Fosket, old settlers of Bergen. George W. Canton and his wife were born in Orono, Maine. He was a drummer in the War of 1812, was a farmer, and came to Riga, Monroe County, in 1846, where he resided till within a few years of his death, which occurred in Iowa City in 1870, aged 71. He had four sons and seven daughters, of whom three sons grew to manhood, viz.: Charles L., Thaddeus S., and James A. The latter served in a New York cavalry regiment during the. war, and died in Iowa City. Charles L. Canton was a farmer and came to Monroe County about 1830. He reared a family of four sons and four daughters. His sons were Barney, George W., Elijah, and William.

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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