Biography of Ansel Kellogg Carrier





Carrier, Ansel Kellogg, p. o. Corfu, N. Y., was born in the township of Pembroke, a half mile west of Corfu, June 27, 1847, received his education in the public schools. and has always followed the occupation of farming. January 21. 1874, he married Phila A. Sumner of the township of Darien; they have three sons: Eugene K., Ansel H., and Sumner D. Mr. Carrier's father, Hiram Carrier, was born in Livingston county, N. Y., April 5, 1806. His parents moved to Connecticut when he was six years old, where he was educated in the district schools and taught school several terms in the winter and was a successful farmer. At the age of twenty-one he walked from Connecticut to Livingston county. In 1831 he returned to Connecticut and married Elizabeth West of that State, and returned to Livingston county with a team of horses and wagon over log roads and through the wilderness part of the way. They had five children; the oldest son, Milo, was born in Livingston county. They located three and a half miles west of Corfu, in Erie county, where they resided twelve years. The following children were born to them there: Lucy O., Edmund W., and F. Lorraine. In 1847 they came to the homestead now owned by Ansel K., where he was born as above noted. Hiram Carrier and wife survive at this date, 1898; he in his ninety-third year and his wife in her ninety-first year. He says they have been wonderfully blessed in many ways. Edmund W. was born in Erie county, November 22, 1838; hi; education was obtained in the common scbools, also in the seminary, and he too is one of the town's best farmers. December 7, 1864. he married Kate Holmes; they had two children: Media K., teacher of mathematics in the Batavia High School, and Cyrus W., who is a thorough farmer at home. Mrs. Carrier died in 1890. Her father, Mansfield Holmes, was born in Schoharie county, N. Y., in 1789; he married Clara Orcutt of his native place, and had twelve children, Mrs. Carrier being the youngest. The grandfather Holmes was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The family of Carriers are members of the Presbyterian church; Edmund W. is one of the elders, and Cyrus W. is superintendent of the Sunday school. Ansel K. and wife are members of the Universalist church. In his political views he is a Prohibiti)nist. Edmund W. is a staunch Republican. Hiram's father, Josiah, was born in Connecticut, July 15, 1780; in 1805 he married Betsey Kellogg. Josiah's father, Thomas, was born in 1752; Thomas's father, Andrew 2d, was born in 1700; the father of Andrew 2d, Andrew, was born in 1675; Andrew's father, Thomas, was born in Connecticut in 1626, and died at the age of 109 years. The oldest son, Milo, is a mechanical engineer in charge of a sales department of pumping engines and water works machinery. January 31, 1853, he married Almira, daughter of Henry Fox; they have four children: Henry H., Lucy O., William G., and Charles W, who married Hattie Thompson; they have two daughters, Ruth L., and Hattie E. The Carriers located in Salem, Mass., and from there removed to Connecticut.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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