Biography of George B. Wilson
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Wilson, George B,, Colton, was born in Gilboa, Schoharie county, June 5, 1836, a son of Benjamin, a native of that county, born August 21, 1799. who married Elizabeth Franklin, of Vermont, and had seven children who grew to maturity. George B. lived on a farm till the age of fifteen, and was then apprenticed to learn the tailor's trade, which he soon abandoned and learned tanning, working first in Gilboa, and then in Delaware and Hamilton counties. At the age off twenty two he came to Colton and entered a tannery, working in the rolling department for Lorenzo Hull, and with the exception of four years spent on his farm in Pierrepont he has been engaged in the St. Lawrence Tannery most of the time since, holding the position of foreman. Mr. Wilson owns 240 acres of land in Pierrepont and a lot in Colton. May 9, 1803, he married Ellen J. Jones, of Vermont, and they bad four children : Fred w., Charles, who died aged ten years, Frank H., and Alice. In 1861 Mr. Wilson enlisted in Company H, Ninety second N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, and after serving one year was discharged for disability. He is a member of G. A. R., Wait Post No. 581 of Colton. Fred W. Wilson was born in Colton, November 10, 1864, was educated in the St. Lawrence University, and spent some time as clerk in a drug store, having been connected with Hepburn & Spear seven years. Since April 15, 1889, he has been engaged in the general merchandise business, also handling hay and wood. October 11, 1893, he married Louisa A. Johnson, of Richville, daughter of James Johnson, of Philadelphia. Mr. Wilson is a Republican and has been town clerk one year. February 2, 1892, he was appointed postmaster and has since held that office, He is a member of High Falls Lodge No. 428 F. & A. M.

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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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