Biography of Alman Gilman
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Gilman, Alman, Russell, was born in Colchester, Vt., October 24, 1827, a son of Antapath and Theodora (Hudson) Gilman, natives of New Hampshire, from whence they emigrated to Vermont Mr. Gilman was an engineer and farmer, but followed farming the greater part of his life. Of their eight children two survive: Sophrona, wife of J. L. Fish, a farmer of Mt. Gilead, O., and Alman, our subject The latter came to New York State in 1852 and settled on wild land in Pierrepont. In 1847 he married Celia Caswell, of Vermont, by whom he had eight children, three now living: George, an engineer in the pump works in Chicago, who married Lucinda Brooks, and has one son, Arthur; Betsey, wife of William Matthew, a farmer of Canton; and L. H. Gilman, now engaged in farming in Russell. The latter married Ella, daughter of Austin Clark of this town. The names of those deceased are as follows: Luther, Herbert, Solomon, Miley, and Eugene. Mrs. Gilman died in 1875 (June 19), and he married second Fannie, daughter of Zerah Burdic, of Pierrepont, by whom he had oue daughter, born Febrnary 3, 1880, who died October 13, 1887. Mr. Gilman remained on the farm about seven years, then moved to Pierrepont and engaged in the saw milling business, continuing until 1868, with the exception of his war service. September 30, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, Ninetysecond N. Y. Infantry and remained about seven months, being discharged on account of sickness, He returned to the service as soon as he could be accepted and remained till the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Kingston and other engagements. Returning home he sold the mill and built another in Russell, which was burned February 1, 1891, he losing about $3,000. He had always had a large patronage, and was ablc to replace the mill promptly, it being in readiness for business just one month from the time of the fire. He is now carrying on a successful business of manufacturing lumber at the rate of about 200,000 feet annually, and has a feed mill with which he grinds from 3,000 to 5,000 bushels of grain per year. He also makes about 200 barrels of cider yearly.

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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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