Biography of Addison Islam
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Islam, Addison, Williston, is a farmer of Williston, Vt., and was born on August 15, 1841. He was a son of Ezra and Aurelia (Downer) Islam His paternal grandfather was Jehiel Isham, a native of Connecticut,who who settled in Saint George in 1790. He served in the War of the Revolution, enlisting at the age of fourteen years. He married Sarah Mobbs, and reared a family of thirteen children, of. whom Ezra settled in Williston, Vt. His first wife was Aurelia Downer, by whom he had a family of six children, who grew to maturity - John D., Jackson, Addison, Benjamin F. (who was killed at the battle of the Wilderness), and Adelaide and Sheridan E. His second wife was Lucinda Grinshaw, of Williston, Vt, who was born in Canada and by whom be had a family of four children who grew to maturity - Ruth, Mabel, Ella, and Lydia. Addison's maternal grandfather was John Downer, a native of Connecticut, and an early pioneer in Williston, Vt. He first settled on the farm which Addison now owns and occupies, cleared and improved the same, where he died in 1851, aged eighty two years. His children were Lamire, Clarissa, Aurelia, and Julia. Addison has occupied the Downer homestead for thirty four years. He was married in 1863 to Mary A. Isham, a daughter of Milton and Julia (Downer) Isham, of Williston, Vt. They have had three children born to them - Ichabod A., Carrie A., and Benjamin F.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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