Biography of Charles D. Silliman

Silliman, Charles D., p. o. Corfu, N. Y., a native of the town of Stratford, Fulton county, N.Y., was born on Christmas day, 1852. He is the oldest of a family of six children of George and Sarah E. (Wood) Silliman, both of whom are still living, as well as all of their six children. George Silliman was born February 8, 1826, and is son of D. S. Silliman (born 1795, died 1844) and Catherine Sherwood, his wife (born in Connecticut in 1798, and died in 1891); they were the parents of eight children The parents of D. S. Silliman were Justice and Ruth (Jennings) Silliman, who had ten children. Sarah E. (Wood) Silliman, mother of Charles D., was born July 17. 1832, a daughter of Daniel (born 1800, died 1881), and Huldah Qennings) Wood (born 1790, died 1865), who were early settlers of Stratford, N.Y.; they had six children. Charles D. Silliman early in life manifested an ardent love of study and a thorough application to literary pursuits. His general scholastic training consisted of a full course to graduation at Fairfield Seminary. Immediately after graduation he began teaching in the village schools and was afterwards a teacher in the seminary. He was successfully engaged in teaching in Herkimer and Genesee counties for eighteen consecutive winter terms. On November 24, 1881, he married Emma T., daughter of Harrison and Jerucia (Moore) Terry they have four children: Raymond T., E. Pearl, Ruby R. and Althea J. Mr. Silliman is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, of which organization he has been secretary for eight years; he is also a member of the K. O. T. M. and of the American Fraternal Insurance Union. He and his wife are members of the Baptist church, and his father and bDth his grandfathers were deacons in the Baptist church. He is superintendent of a Union Sunday school. Mr. Silliman is a prosperous and progressive farmer, and an intelligent and upright citizen.

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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