Biography of Job O. Mattison
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Mattison, Job O., was born in the town of Berlin in 1821. Allen Mattison, his grandfather, was a native of Rhode Island and was a soldier in the Revolutionary army. He emigrated to Berlin about 1788, where he settled in the forest, made a home for himself and family and there spent his remaining days. His children were David, Job, Ebenezer and Allen David. His father was born in Rhode Island in 1781, came to Berlin with his father in 1788. He was a farmer and blacksmith, having his shop on his farm; he was moderately successful. His wife was Anna Fuller, daughter of Daniel Fuller of Berlin. Their children were Stephen, David O., Emeline, Louisa and Job O. They were both members of the Baptist church. He died in 1854, and his wife survived him about ten years. David O. is the only surviving son; he is a wealthy farmer in South Berlin and owns a portion of the original homestead; he has two children, Martha and Amanda, the latter the wife of Albert O. Mattison. Job O. was a shoemaker by trade, which he followed during his early life. He later engaged in agricultural pursuits of which he made a success. He was a member of the order of Odd Fellows. His wife was Hannah Nichols, who was born in Berlin, a daughter of George Nichols. Their children are Edwin D., Albert O., and Eunice A. They were both members of the Christian church. He died in June, 1895, and his wife died in 1874.

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


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