Matson, William E., p. o. Peterboro, was born in Cambridgeshire, England. November 4, 1829, a son of William
and Alice (Rowling) Matson, who lived and died in England, his mother in 1895, at the age of eighty eight. Mr.
Matson was reared in England and educated, with the exception of four winters, in the United States. January 12,
1854, he came to Peterboro, N. Y., where he has since resided and followed farming. October 11, 1865, he married
Eliza Bayliss, born in England, a daughter of Benjamin B. and Mary (Skinner) Bayliss, natives of England and who
came to the United States July 26, 1836. Mrs. Bayliss died in Smithfield September 15, 1874, and Mr. Bayliss February
27, 1885. Mrs. Matson died May 3, 1895. August 22, 1862, Mr. Matson enlisted in Co. F, 157th N. Y. State Vols.,
and was discharged July 25, 1865. He was in the battles of Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Honey Hill,
siege of Morris Island, and several raids near Charleston. He is a member of O. H. Tillinger Post No. 548, G. A.
R., of Morrisville. To Mr. and Mr. Bayliss were born two children: Eliza (as above), and Mary, wife of Virgil M.
Armour, a son of Preston Armour, who is an uncle of P. D. Armour of Chicago. To Mr. and Mrs. Virgil M. Armour were
born six children, two now living: William W., Eliza E., Isabel B., Adeiphia J. (all deceased), Mary E., wife of
Jay Curtis of West Winfield, and Minnie B., wife of Dr. W. J. Reeve. Mrs. Armour died September 22, 1868.
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
Madison County, NY
Names A and B
Names C to E
Names F to K
Names L to Z
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