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Alanson D. Edgerton, son of Henry Graves and Jane (West) Edgerton.

 

born:

December 12, 1821; Barre, Orleans Co., NY.  (GI)

died:

October 6, 1906; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (NY State DC #42390) (OB The Times  10/8/1906) (GI)

buried:

Maplelawn Cemetery; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (GI)

 

married:

1853.

 

Emeline Palmer, daughter of Alsop and Rebecca (Worth) Palmer.

 

born:

December 25, 1833; Ridgeway, Orleans Co., NY.  (GI)

died:

February 3, 1920; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (NY State DC #13730) (OB The Times  2/7/1920) (GI)

buried:

Maplelawn Cemetery; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Laura Ann, b. March 6, 1857; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.
  2. Freeman, b. April 13, 1861; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.
  3. Hart, b. January 16, 1863; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.
  4. Henry, b. December 22, 1864; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.
  5. Rodney, b. January 1, 1868; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.

 


The following biographical excerpt is taken from Our Country and its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Genesee County, New York  (Safford E. North, ed.; The Boston History Company, 1899):

                                                                                         

“Edgerton, Alanson, was born in the town of Barre. Orleans county, N. Y., December 12, 1823 [sic].  In 1853 he married Emeline Palmer of Ridgeway.  He removed with his parents to Elba when he was ten years old.  His active life has been passed as a farmer.  He removed to the village of Batavia in 1878, and remained until 1898, when he returned to his farm. Mr. Edgerton has been a prosperous and successful farmer.  He is endowed with a powerful, vigorous frame, and at seventy-six shows few traces of old age.  His eldest son, Freeman Edgerton, was born April 13. 1861.  He was educated in the public schools and at the Batavia Union School.  In 1882 he married Susie, daughter of Truman Phelps, and they have four children, Ray N., Alanson H., Neva L. and Emma F.  He is a farmer and resides in Elba.  Hart Edgerton, the younger son of Alanson Edgerton, was born January 16, 1863.  He resides in Rochester.”

 

The household of Alanson Edgerton was recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of Barre, Orleans County, New York (pg. 79; dwelling #1146; family #1149; enum. August 27, 1850), as follows:

 

Alanson Edgerton

27

b. NY

farmer     $4,000 real estate

Henry

25

b. NY

farmer

Lydia

17

b. NY

 

 

The household of Alanson Edgerton was recorded in the 1860 Federal Censusof Elba, Genesee County, New York (pp. 8-9; dwelling #60; family #63; enum. June 16, 1860), as follows:

 

Alanson Edgerton

38

b. NY

farmer    

Evelyn

26

b. NY

housekeeper

Laura A.

3

b. NY

 

James Conway

18

b. Ireland

laborer

 

The household of Alanson Edgerton was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Elba, Genesee County, New York (pg. 588; dwelling #302; family #295; enum. July 13, 1870), as follows:

 

Alanson Edgerton

47

b. NY

farmer     $30,000 real estate / $3,500 personal estate

Emeline

35

b. NY

keeping house

Laura

13

b. NY

attending school

Freeman

8

b. NY

attending school

Hart

6

b. NY

 

Eliza Quigly

16

b. NY

domestic servant

Henry Curtis

19

b. NY

farm laborer

James

16

b. NY

farm laborer

 

The household of Alanson Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Batavia Town, Genesee County, New York (pg. 401; dwelling #83; family #92; enum. June 2, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Alanson Edgerton

 

58

NY

MA

MA

farmer

Emeline

wife

46

NY

NY

NY

keeping house

Lura

dau.

23

NY

NY

NY

at home

Freeman

son

19

NY

NY

NY

at school

Hart

son

17

NY

NY

NY

at school

 

At the time of this census, the family was residing at 85 North Street, in the same dwelling as the family of Alanson’s younger brother, Henry.

 

The household of Alanson Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Elba, Genesee County, New York (pg. 229; dwelling #301; family #311; enum. June 18-20, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

----------------------------

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------------------------

--------

-----------

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Alanson Edgerton

head

Dec. 1821

NY

78

M 48y

MA

MA

Emeline

wife

Dec. 1833

NY

66

M 48y

NY

CT

 

According to the above record, Emeline was the mother of five children, two of whom were still living.  No occupation is listed for Alanson.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1850 Federal Census – household of Alanson D. Edgerton; Barre, Orleans Co., NY.

1860 Federal Census – household of Alanson D. Edgerton; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.

1870 Federal Census – household of Alanson D. Edgerton; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.

1880 Federal Census – household of Alanson D. Edgerton; Batavia, Genesee Co., NY.

1900 Federal Census – household of Alanson D. Edgerton; Elba, Genesee Co., NY.

Obituary – Alanson D. Edgerton; The Times (Batavia, New York) – Monday, October 8, 1906.

Obituary – Mrs. Emeline (Palmer) Edgerton; The Times (Batavia, New York) – Saturday, February 7, 1920.

Obituary – Mrs. Emeline (Palmer) Edgerton; The Daily News (Batavia, New York) – Tuesday, February 3, 1920.