Biographical Sketch of Samuel Gilson
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Samuel Gilson, born about 1752, appears to have settled in Chesterfield about 1791, and is said to have been the first blacksmith at Factory Village. He died in 1826, aged seventy-four years. His son Calvin married Mehitabel, daughter of Joseph Pattridge, in 1810. Their children were Prescott W., Louisa M., Luke H., Sarah, and Joseph P. Prescott W., born December 33, 1812, married twice, first, Adeline Whitney, who died in 1836, and second, Urania M., daughter of Benoni Streeter, February 2, 1837. He had born to him two children, Calvin P. and Adeline L. The former was born October 5, 1839, married Ann E., daughter of Clark Streeter, March 24, 1867, is an auctioneer, proprietor of Gilson’s ferry, and also a dealer in horses, carriages, and harnesses.