Biography of J. H. and A. D. Chesebro
Madison County, NY Biographies





Chesebro, J. H. and A. D., p. o. Brookfield, N. Y., represent one of the oldest and most respected families of the town. Christopher Chesebro was a farmer in colonial days. He had a son Harris, born February 9, 1769, a sailor and also a tailor, who came to Brookfield about 1800, was married to Patty Champlain, and hada son Jared; Harris died in 1838. Jared Chesebro was born in 1808 in Brookfield, married Sarah (born in 1809 in Brookfield), daughter of Zebulon Brown, who bore him two children, J. H. and Rhoda L., who died at two years of age; they also had one adopted daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, wife of Maxon Crumb of Bridgewater, N. Y.; Jared was highway commissioner six years. Zebulon Brown, maternal grandfather of J. H. Chesebro, came to Brookfield about 1807 and cut off the timber on the site of the village of Brookfield; he was a great student of the Scriptures and something of a prophet, saying that in time the people of Brookfield would hold conversation with those in New York city; his wife was Sarah Lewis, born March 12, 1791; Mr. Brown died February 8, 1875, and his wife June 28, 1872. J. H. Chesebro was born in Brookfield, April 3, 1833, and he was educated in the common schools. He was married to Harriet S. Williams of Brookfield, and of their union there are three children: Alvin Duane, Orra D., wife of Arthur D. Page (who have two children, Alvin W. and Floyd W.), and Ida L., wife of Fred White, all of Brookfield. Mr. Chesebro is a Republican and has been assessor nine years; he has a farm of 300 acres and a dairy of twenty five cows, which, in partnership with his son Alvin D., he conducts in a highly successful manner. Alvin Duane Chesebro was born March 3, 1855, and was educated in the public schools; at the age of eighteen he took charge of the farm and was married to Hattie, daughter of Daniel Hinkley; they have one adopted son, William Le Roy. His health failing, he removed to the village of Brookfield, and for a short time was engaged with D. F. Maine in his hardware store, but he soon returned to the farm, which he since, with his father, has managed. He is a Republican, and has been collector and highway commissioner two years. J. H. and Alvin D. have been members of the board of the Agricultural Society of Brookfield, in which they take great interest.

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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