Biography of C. N. Wixon
Yates County, NY Biographies





Wixon, C. N., a farmer and fruit grower of Starkey, and a native of Steuben County, N. Y., was born June 12, 1830, a son of Shubel and Charlotte (Dekay) Wixon. His parents were natives of Cayuga County, N. Y., and came to Steuben County, in 1820 and were the parents of ten children, nine of whom survive. The father was a successful farmer and died in 1862; the mother died in 1882. Mr. Wixon married in Steuben County, in 1854, Cornelia E., daughter of William Prentiss. Six children were born of this union, of whom three survive, Harriet, wife of Henry W. Fisher, now of Pittsburg, Pa.; Fred C., principal in the high school at Ottumway, Ia.; and Nellie E. Mr. Wixon moved to this county in 1865 and in 1868 he moved to New York city, remaining there until the spring of 1876, when he returned to his farm in Yates County, which consists of seventy two acres, with thirty acres of grape vines. He shipped in the fall of 1890, twenty five tons of grapes.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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