Biography of Francis C. Collison
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Collison, Francis C., was born on the farm where he now resides, April 3, 1840. He was a son of Francis C. and Betsey (Collins) Collison, he a son of Francis C. and Mary Collison, who came here and took up the homestead and followed pioneer farming. Their children are Jane Keis Orcutt, Mary McChesney, Francis C., James, John L., Eliza Chase, and Catherine Coons. He was public spirited and actively interested in all public enterprises. The children of Francis C. are Francis C. (deceased), Robert (deceased), Francis C. and Mary Elizabeth (deceased). Francis C. attended district school and Poestenkill Academy. He was associated with his father until his death, which occurred October 17, 1883. Since then he has carried on farming. January 11, 1866, he married Lottie McChesney, who died, and November 27, 1872, he married Harriet F. Link. He is public spirited and is interested in all worthy enterprises, such as schools, churches, and town and county affairs. Mrs. Collison is a member of the Presbyterian church.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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