Biography of Austin Christman
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Chrisman, Austin, was born in Ellisburg, November 16, 1835, a son of Peter and Olive (Allen) Chrisman, natives of Herkimer county and of Vermont respectively, who early came to Ellisburg. The grandfather of our subject was Frederick Chrisman. Austin was educated in the common schools, and follows farming, owning a place of eighty acres, which he bought in 1870, though he first came to the town in 1362. He also worked the Orin R. Earl farm for four years. In 1850 Mr. Chrisman married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Exford, a native of St. Lawrence county, and they have these children: Horace, who married Eva Nellis, of Sandy Creek; and Sophia, wife of A. Burton Merriman, also of this town. Abram Chrisman, the only brother of Austin, spent his life in Jefferson county as a farmer, where he died July 26, 1892. His wife was Frances Woodruff, by whom he had twelve children. The three sisters of Mr. Chrisman are Emily, wife of Horace Wood; Sophia, wife of John Boomer; and Celestia, wife of James Ely.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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