Biography of William A. Matteson


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Matteson, William A, was born in Ellisburg, November 26, 1855, a son of William and Malvina (Tousley) Matteson, natives of Ellisburg. William was a son of Samuel Matteson, one of the early settlers of the town, coming from Rhode Island to Chenango county and then to Ellisburg. William was a stock dealer and farmer, owning a good farm at the time of his death, which occurred in August, 1893, William E. Matteson was educated in the' Union Academy at Belleville and followed teaching for some years; then engaged in farming and stock raising, being one of the leading farmers of the town. In politics he is a Republican and one of the assessors of the town, being appointed by the town board in 1896 to fill a vacancy. In 1897 he was elected by a large majority, which office he now holds. In 1876 Mr. Matteson married Ella E. Fales. and they have two children: Joel S. and Lucy May, both living at the present time.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898