Biography of Myron Wilson
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Wilson, Myron, Potsdam, was born on a farm in Potsdam, February 16, 1826. Reuben, father of Myron was a native of Vermont, born in Colchester in May, 1786. He served in the war of 1812, and was wounded at Lundy's Lane. At the close of the war he came to St. Lawrence county and located. In 1835 he moved into the town of Pierrepont, where he spent the balance of his days. He died June 8, 1842. The mother of our subject, Roxanna Church, was also a native of Vermont, born in Dorset, Februrary 22, 1790. She died January 4, 1874. Myron is the only one living of eight children. He was educated in the common schools and lived on his parents' farm until he reached his majority. He took up farming, the first farm was one of one hundred acres in the town of Pierrepout. where he made his home until 1880, and that year came to Potsdam. Retaining the one in Pierrepont he also bought one hundred and nine acres on which he has erected a beautiful residence and conducts a dairy farm. Mr. Wilson is one of the representative farmers of this town and one of the early settlers of the county. He is a staunch Democrat. He married in 1852, Malvina D., daughter of Frederick R. and Betsey (Potter) Pierce, of Paris, Oneida county, and they have two living children: Archie L., a graduate of Rochester Business University, now conducting his father's farm. He married December 21, 1892, Edith M., daughter of Norman L. Benson, of Potsdam; and Reuben C., now employed as a book and time keeper in mines in Colorado. He graduated at the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in March, 1887.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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