Biography of J. S. Chellis
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Chellis, J. S., Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, December 29, 1843, a son of Abraham L., son of John, whose father, Timothy Chellis, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War seven years. The wife of the latter was Elizabeth Stuart, a descendant of the royal family of Stuarts of Scotland. John Chellis was born in Haverhill, N. H., January 18, 1763, and married Catherine Burwell, by whom he had three sons and three daughters. In 1830 he came to Stockholm, where he died January 12, 1867, at tIre age of 104 years. So active in old age was he that at the age of 100 he cut a cord of wood. Abraham L. Chellis was horn in Bridport, Vt, in 1803. He was a shoemaker by trade, and followed that in connection with farming. His wife was Ciarissa Glidden, a native of New Hampshire, born September 9, 1818. To them were born three sons and two daughters. Mr. Chellis died October 7, 1880, and his wife December 23, 1863. J. S. Chellos was educated in the common schools. Farming has been his life occupation, and he owns fifty seven acres of land. Mr. Chellis is a natural musician, and has taught hand music for ten years, also giving instruction on the violin. He is a member of Amber Lodge, No. 305, F. & A. M., also of the P. of I., Eureka Association, No. 102, of which latter he has been president since its organization, and is at present county president of P. of I. of St. Lawrence county. April 12, 1863, Mr. Chellis mauled Cinderella C. Courser, a native of Canada, by whom he has had six children : Charles A., Bertha E., Edith B., Howard D., Kate G. and Robert S.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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