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Parsons, William F., was born in Ellisburgh, February 15, 1858, a son of Elam and Chloe (Allen) Parsons. Elani was born in Connecticut, August 2, 1809, a son of Samuel Parsons, who came froth Connecticut to Jefferson county in an early day, where he lived and died April 28, 1859. His wife, Sallie, died October 6, 1862. Elain was a farmer and at the time of his death owned 150 acres of land. He was very active in politics, being a Republican, and was member of Assembly for two years, 1873-74, and was collector and highway commissioner of the town of Ellisburgh. He married Chloe Allen, born in Chautauqua, N. Y., July 12, 1818, a daughter of William F. and and Polly Bates, who were settlers in Jefferson county, and they had two children, William F. (the subject), the only one living. Mr. Bates died in 1880 at the age of ninety-five years and his wife in 1828. William F. was married November 8, 1882, to Annie L. Vickery, and they had. two children: Elam C. and Agnes (deceased). In politics Mr. Parsons is a Republican, and a member of the Mann sville Lodge No. 175, I. O. O. F. Mr. Parsons has a beautiful residence on Little Sandy Pond, where he carries on an extensive business entertaining those in quest of pleasure, hunting, fishing, etc., and can accommodate a number of summer boarders.

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