The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Charleston Township.
Charles Gramesly, dealer in wines and liquors, Charleston; was born in Palmyra, Wayne Co., N. Y., June 2, 1842; he is a son of William S. and Phebe J. (Hildreth) Gramesly; his father was born in Orange' Co., N. Y., Nov. 17, 1809, and his mother in Bridgehampton, Long Island, March 5, 1819; in 157, his parents removed with their family to Coles Co., and settled in Charleston Tp., where his father now resides; his mother died in January, 1876, leaving two sons-Charles and Henry; on becoming of' age, Mr. Gramesly engaged in teaching school, and followed it during three successive winters; in 1872, he entered the Charleston post office as deputy, under John A. Miles, and remained till December, 1873, when he left the office to attend to his duties as collector of the township, to which office he had been elected in the spring of that year; in the spring of 1875, he started his present business. He was married Aug. 28, 1877, to Miss Katurah Hildreth, a daughter of John Hildreth, of South Onondaga, Onandaga Co., N. Y.; they have one child-Margaret.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Charleston Township