Biography of Jefferson H. Mallison

Mallison, Jefferson H., p. o. Corfu, N. Y., was born in Middlebury, Wyoming county, N. Y., December 3, 1832, educated in the district schools and was a merchant in Dale seven years; a hotel keeper at Darien Center for seven years; and a farmer for quite a number of years. He came to Corfu in 1882. He has married twice; first, April 13, 1856, to Ovanda K. Edwards of Chautauqua county. who died January 1, 1858, and on December 25, 1858, he married Margaret A. Snyder of Darien. They had four children: Osa, who died at the age of six months; Kate, who died in her second year; a boy not named; and Clinton H.. who resides at home with his parents. Mr. Mallison's father, Valentine Mallison, was born in Middlebury. Wyoming county, N. Y., June 17, 1811, educated in the schools of his day and was a farmer and hotel keeper. He married Jane Whiting, and Jefferson H. was their only son. Mr. Mallison died June 28, 1884, and his wife January 25, 1848. She was born March 19, 1816. Mr. MaUison's grandfather, Ezra Mallison, was born in 1788. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. They settled on the Holland Purchase in 1806. Mrs. Mallison's father, Abram Snyder. was born in Germantown, Columbia county, N. Y., November 11, 1799, educated in the schools of that day and came to Dale, Wyoming county. when a young man. He married Catherine Simmons of Dale. and they had five children: William H., Mary, Catherine, Margaret A., and Ann E. Mr. Snyder died September 8, 1891, and his wife June 17, 1862. Mr. Mallison is an earnest Republican.

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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