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.
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
Yates County, NY
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