Biography of Richard T. Ellison
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Ellison, Richard T., a native of Dutchess county, born in 1834, it the only son of Tripp and Mary Ann (Arnold) Ellison, natives of New York, he born August 6, 1792, and she June 4, 1798. The grandparents were Thomas and Amy Ellison, natives of Long Island, but early settlers of Datchess county, where they died. Tripp Ellison was reared on a farm, but learned the trade of tailor, at which he worked in Poughkeepsie. He spent about fifteen years on a farm in Palmyra, Wayne county, and died in Palmyra, Wayne county, March 8, 1853. His wife died November 12, 1841. Subject was reared on a farm, and has always followed farming. He came to Walworth in 1856, and bought the farm where he now resides in 1860. January 6, 1860, he married Phoebe A. Parker, born in 1834, and daughter of John and Eleanor (Fields) Parker of Walworth. John Parker died in 1873, and his widow survives him in Walworth. Mr. and Mrs. Ellison have had one daughter, Celia E., wife of Leon M. Sherburne, of Walworth. He has been justice of the peace since 1869, and eight years supervisor of Walworth. He and wife attend and support the M. E. Church of Walworth.

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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