Biography of Courtland M. Chester
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Chester, Courtland M., was born in Carlton, October 10, 1849 a grandson of Nathan, born April 14, 1765 in Connecticut. The father of our subject was Asa P., born August 25, 1804 at New London, Conn., and died January 8, 1866 in Illinois. He married Mary A. Morgan, born in New London, May 19, 1813, who died in Gaines December 11, 1892. These children were: Nathan, born August 15, 1833; Mary A., born January 3, 1838; Asa F., born January 25, 1840; Josephine, born February 8, 1844; and Courtland M., who was eduated in the common schools in Kankakee county, Ill., where he went with his parents when young. He learned telegraphy at Oberlin, O., and came to Gaines in 1875, working his sister's farm for about fifteen years. He then bought a farm of ninety one acres, where he now lives. March 27, 1883, he married Clara M. Warren, born July 18, 1853. in Nunda, Livingston county. Her father was Jonas Warren, born in Stockbridge, Mass., April 12, 1812, who died in Gaines April 7, 1887. who married Diantha Rice. The latter was born in Cattaraugus county, and died in Gaines in 1890, aged seventy three. Mr. and Mrs. Chester have one child, Loren W., born in Gaines December 22, 1884.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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