Biography of Orson J. Pelson
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Pelsue, Orson J., Colton, was born in Stockholm, October 17, 1843, a son of George Pelsue, a native of the same place, born December 22, 1820, and died at Autwerp, December 6, 1879. He was a son of George Pelsue, a native of Vermont, mentioned elsewhere in this book. George, father of Orson J., married Fannie J. Eldridge, and they had four children. Orson J. came to this town with his parents at the age of six, and four years later went to live with his uncle, F. V. Ellis, of Stockholm, remaining till he was seventeen, when he and his father enlisted in the One hundred and Sixth N. Y. Volunteers, and served three years, being honorably discharged in 1865. They were in the battles of Cold Harbor, Monaccay and the Wilderness, among others, Soon after their return from the war they bought the hotel property at Stark, where they kept hotel for eleven years. Mr. Pelsue married first Sarah Remington, and they had one child, Frank R., born November 3, 1870, who married Mabel Richey, November 1, 1893. Mr. Pelsue married second, May 9, 1872, Melinda, daughter of Woodard Brown, of Parishville, born September 22, 1848, and they have had two children: Nellie, born June 8, 1878, died January 14, 1879; and Grace B., born March 1, 1874, now living at home. From the hotel our subject went into the livery business at Norwood for about a year, then kept hotel at Parishville for the same length of time and then kept hotel at the Head of Bog for two years. Soon after leaving the Bog he engaged as bookkeeper for L. Usher, of Potsdam, and kept his barding house at the Head of Plains for four years. Next he came to Stark and bought a small farm, where he now lives. He has been Justice of the peace about fifteen years, and his wife is at present postmistress at Stark.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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