Biography of Gibson Ellwood
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Ellwood, Gibson, Edwardsville, was born in the town of Minden, Montgomery county. June 24, 1825. He came to this town with his father fifty eight years ago, in 1835. His father dying soon after, he was left to depend entirely upon his own resources. With his brothers he purchased the farm which he now occupies, and after many severe struggles with poverty, they succeeded in paying for it. In 1870 Mr. Ellwood became the sole proprietor, and since then has been one of the most prosperous farmers of the community. His land is kept under excellent cultivation, and his premises are well improved. In 1868 he married Maria Walrath, also of Montgomery county, and they have two sons, Charles A. and George P. The former is in his sophomore year at Cornell University, the latter assists his father in his farming operations. Mr. Ellwood's father, Gen. Isaac Ellwood, was a brigadier-general in the War of 1812; also for twelve years he was supervisor of his native town, and after coming to St. Lawrence county was for several years supervisor of the town of Morristown. His grandfather, Isaac Ellwood, served in the Revolution, and was wounded at the battle of Oriskany. The family is one of the oldest of English families, and the formation of the name Ellwood can be traced hack to the Anglo Saxon thus: Ellwood, Elwood, Aldwald, Athelwold, Aethelwald.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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