Biography of Alexander C. Salisbury
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Salisbury, Alexander C., was born in Clarendon, August 24, 1844, a son of George S., who was a son of Joseph, the latter's father having been Gideon Salisbury, whose ancestors came from Salisbury Plains, England, and settled in Middlesex, Ontario county. Joseph was born June 1, 1771, and settled in Pennsylvania, where he married Phoebe Westbrook. Later they came to Sweden, Monroe county, N. Y., and about 1819 to Clarendon. They had thirteen children. Their grandchildren numbered eightytwo and their great grandchildren forty seven. Their children were: Abraham, Priscilla, William S., Amanda, Guy M., George S., Melinda, Royal S., Miranda, Harmon, Samuel, Samson and Phoebe. George S. settled in Clarendon and became a farmer. also a strong anti slavery advocate. He married Amanda, daughter of Alexander C. Annis. a pioneer of the town, and their children were: Annis A., George S., jr., Priscilla O. Stephen V., Harmon L., Mariamne. Juliette and Alexander C. Annis married Henry Spring; George jr., died in early manhood; Priscilla married Andrew M. Caton; Stephen settled in Clarendon on the homestead and married Morja A. Griffin; Harmon. settled in Virginia. He married first Sarah Danby and second Susan Freeman. Mariamne died in early womanhood, and Juliette died in infancy. Alexander C. Salisbury has always resided in Clarendon and is a farmer. He is a member of Holley Lodge, I. O. O. F. He married, October 17, 1867, Martha J. Freer, by whom be has three children: Journal E., Barton C. and George F.

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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