Biography of Hubbard Risley
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Risley, Hubbard, Russell, was born in Greenfield, Mass,, October 25, 1818, a son of Asel Risley, whose father, Asel, sr., was a native of England, who came with his two brothers to America and settled in Greenfield, Mass., buying two townships, and here they lived and died, Asel leaving four children. Asel, Jr., was born in 1777, and was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Grant, by whom he had seven children. He came to Canton at an early day, and after the death of his wife returned to Massachusetts and married Sophia Griswold, by whom he had seven children. He returned to Canton, where he lived for a time, but died in Hermon in 1843, and his wife in 1841 in Massachusetts. Our subject was reared on the farm and educated in the public schools. He came to Canton in infancy with his parents and here he has spent most of his life. He was for three years in Onondaga county in the manufacture of salt, but returned to St. Lawrence county. In 1839 he married Susan, died April, 1884, daughter of James Beard, one of the early settlers of Jefferson county, who died in Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Risley have had eight children: Sarahette, wife of James K. Hale, of Hermon, who has one child, Morse G.; Charles, who married Mary Varsen, and had one child, George V., died April, 1877 ; Marion, wife of Charles Risley, by whom she has one son, Manley; Louisa, deceased wife of Robert Davidson; Sylvester H., born in Russell, October 6, 1848, who married Alice, daughter of Philander Chapin, of Ogdensburg. who married Harriet Jarvis, of Canton, and had seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Risley have had one son, Bruce C., born April 7, 1881 ; Augustus W., who married Mariette Nickerson, and has one child, George N.; Eliza, deceased wife of Horace Chapin, who left one child, A. Bernice; and Vinnie E., wife of George Lewis. Mr. Risley was a Democrat in early life, hut has many years been a Republican. He bought his present farm of 200 acres in 1848, and keeps a large dairy.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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