Biography of Benjamin S. Wilson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wilson, Benjamin S., was the son of Henry Wilson, who was born in Dutchess county, August 5. 1807, and died in Carlton, January 24, 1871. Henry Wilson settled in Carlton in 1835, coming from Saratoga county. His wife was Catherine Ann Shear, born in Dutchess county, August 10, 1808, and died December 24, 1884. The children of Henry and Catherine Ann Wilson were as follows: Mary Wilson, born March 5, 1829; Benjamin S., born May 10, 1831; John C., born December 11, 1832; Cynthia, born February 17, 1836; George H., born August 31, 1838; Ellen, born August 15, 1840; Margaret, born January 4, 1843; Wilber F., born April 23, 1845; H. Seaver, born January 13, 1847; Philo B., born January 20, 1851; Sarah E, born August 31, 1855; Clark G., born March 3, 1855. George H. Wilson died January 11, 1877, and H. Seaver, May 23, 1888. Benjamin S. Wilson came to this county with his parents when four years of age and resided in Albion and vicinity until thirty years of age. He was educated in the common schools of Albion and spent his boyhood days on the farm. In 1861 he purchased the farm of 118 acres, where he now resides, and also owns the adjoining farm of 115 acres. He is a Republican and has held office as assessor three years and was supervisor of the town of Carlton in 1879 and 1880. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. at Two Bridges. In 1862 Benjamin S. Wilson married Almira L. Grow, who was born in Carlton, February 8, 1834, and was the daughter of Jasper M. Grow, born in Wayne county, August 6, 1808, who is still living. The wife of Jasper M. Grow was Betsey Jane Clark, born in Wayne county, December 5, 1809, and died December 15, 1887. Benjamin S. and Almira Wilson were the parents of six children: Schuyler S., born October 15, 1863; Louise, born January 4, 1866; Henry .1., born April 22, 1868; Catherine Jane, born March 20, 1870; Benjamin G., born May 15, 1875; Mary Ellen, born November 25, 1875.

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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