Biography of Valentine A. Wilson
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Wilson, Valentine A., is a son of Alexander Wilson, who was born in Wilson, Niagara county, and died there in 1831, aged thirty one. The mother of Valentine was Catherine Efner, born in Canada in 1809 and died in 1892. Alexander and Catherine Wilson were the parents of two children: Almarion Wilson, born January 25, 1829, and resides in Michigan; Valentine A., born in Nelson, Niagara county, March 29, 1830. Valentine A. Wilson married Susan A. Phelps. January 12, 1857, in Carlton. She was born September 27, 1838, in Parma, Monroe county. They had these children: Nellie M., born in Carlton, October 4, 1857, and died March 14, 1881; Frederick E., born December 7, 1859. and married Lottie Fuller (they have one child, Glenn F.. born October 20, 1891); Henry V., born in Carlton July 25, 1867. and married Irene S. Hard; Walter W. Wilson, born in Carlton November 2, 1876. The father of Mrs. Valentine A. Wilson was Lyman D. Phelps, born October 10, 1809, and died January 22, 1890, and his wife, Sophronia A. Wright, was born April 5, 1808, and still lives. Valentine Wilson was educated in the common schools of his native town and attended the Wisson Collegiate Institute where he finished his education. He has followed farming and the mercantile business, and in 1874 he moved to Kuckvllle where he has since resided. August 11, 1862. he enlisted in the 151st Regt. N. Y. Vol., Co. A, and was discharged June 26, 1865. He enlisted as private and was promoted to corporal and sergeant. He took part in the battles of Locust Grove and Mauassas Gap, Wilderness eight days' battle, Spotsylvania. Hanovertown, Cold Harbor. Opequan. Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and McLaine's Ford. Mr. Wilson was postmaster at Kuckville ten years.

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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