Biography of Alonzo Egelston
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Egelston, Alonzo. - Asa Egeiston, son of Benjamin, was born in Half Moon, Saratoga county, August 8, 1775, and married, December 31, 1795, Sarah Widger, who was born August 28, 1777. Of their sixteen children, Alexander and Benjamin came to Kendall in 1842, Nathan and Washington came shortly after, and Joseph came in still later, and all spent the remainder of their lives here. Washington died February 18, 1851; Benjamin died January 22, 1876; Nathan died May 22, 1876; and Joseph died November 2, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Egelston also came to Kendall late in life and died here, the former January 7, 1857, and the latter January 23, 1866. All settled in the westerp part of the town and were exemplary farmers and honored citizens. Alexander Egelston, born in Duanesburg, N. Y., October 2, 1808, settled upon his present faim in 1842, which he bought of Seth L. King in 1841. Mr. Egeiston is the oldest man residing in the town. December 1, 1831, he married Eunice Ketcham, who was born February 20, 1810, and who died March 16, 1891. Their children were: Marshia, born November 25, 1832, died September 13, 1833; Alonzo, born March 17, 1834; Marshia B. (Mrs. Nathan Chester, of Illinois), born December 9, 1836; and Emma (Mrs. Ezra Kendrick), born May 26, 1839. Mr. Egeiston has been highway commissioner four years and assessor one term. Alonzo Egelston settled on his present farm in 1874, has served his town as assessor, and was a charter member of Social Lodge, No. 713 F. & A. M., of Kendall. February 11, 1858, he married Lucy E., daughter of John W. Crandall, Sr.

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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