Biography of William H. Blossom
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Blossom, William H., was born in Kopewell, Ontario county, November 24, 1845 He was educated in the common schools and was a clerk in his father's store at Port Gibson in the early years of his life. December 26, 1875, he married Annie Hook, of Mumford, Monroe county, by whom he had two daughters, Eliza F., and Nellie M., both students at the Union School and academy. His father was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery county, in 1806, and received a collegiate education. In early life he was a farmer, and afterwards a merchant. He married twice, firsts Magdalena Post, of Seneca county, who died, and he married second, Polly Benham, of Hopewell. They had six children: Joseph, Magdalena, Delana, Eli, William H., and Samuel. Mr. Blissom's father died October 18, 1893, and his mother resides with him on Main street. His grandfather, Joseph Blossom, was a soldier in the French and Indian war, and brought home a scalp of his own taking. Mr. Blossom's place of business is the store on Palmyra street, where he keeps a first class restaurant. He came to reside here in 1876.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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