Biography of John Atkinson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Atkinson, John, son of William and Mary (Saxton) Atkinson, was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to this country with his parents in 1830. They located first at Manlius and the following year came to the town of Cazenovia, where Mr. Atkinson took charge of the mill at Bingley which had been erected by George Roberts four years previous. The mill had then only two run of stones. For a time Mr. Atkinson managed the mill at Cazenovia village and subsequently bought the mill at Bingley, which has ever since been owned by the Atkinson family. William Atkinson, died in 1872 and was succeeded by his son James. John Atkinson became a farmer in the town of Wayne, Erie county, Pa., and afterward removed to Nelson, where he conducted a farm for a period of eight years. At the end of that time he returned to Cazenovia and bought the interest of his brother James in the Bingley mills. Mr. Atkinson has served as assessor three years and justice of the peace in the town of Nelson four years. He married, in 1849, Lucelia Morse, daughter of Abner Morse of Nelson. Of this union there are five children Mary, wife of William Lucas; Mercy, wife of Frank Brown of Iowa; Florence, Glendora and William. The latter was born in Wayne. Pa., August 28, 1854, and is a well known citizen of Cazenovia. being engaged in milling and other interests. He married, in December, 1890, Ella Wheeler, daughter of Oscar Wheeler of Sheds Corners.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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