Biographical Sketch of Robert Carson
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Robert (2), eldest son and fifth child of Robert (1) and Sarah (Armstrong) Carson, was born in Seneca, Ontario county, New York, May 23, 1810, and died October 6, 1883. His occupations were varied, being those of farmer, miller and manufacturer. He gave his political support to the Democratic party, and was a member of the Presbyterian church. He married, January 2. 1834, Rebecca Rippey. who was born September 6, 1808. and died April 5, 1875. Children: 1. Matthew Rippey, born May 25, 1836; is a physician, practicing in Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York; married Elizabeth Ostrom, of Carlton, Saratoga county, New York. 2. William Orion, born December 30, 1838, died August 11. 1862. 3. Thomas Augustus, born April 27, 1843, died January 3, 1880: was a physician in Halls. New York: married Isabell Hall, of Halls, Ontario county, New York. 4. James Carlton, see elsewhere.
Rebecca (Rippey) Carson was the granddaughter of Captain John Rippey, who was born in 1749 and died March 11, 1826. During the revolutionary war he was commissioned, April 5, 1778, captain of the Sixth Company, Eighth Battalion, Pennsylvania militia, Colonel Slagle’s regiment. He married, 1776, Mary Orson. Matthew, son of Captain John and Mary (Orson) Rippey, was born in Pennsylvania, October 23, 1779, and died August 15, 1858. He removed to Seneca, Ontario county, New York, in 1804. He married Eleanor Grove, who was born January 12, 1783, and died January 9, 1849. Children: Mary, Margaret, Rebecca, mentioned above, John, William, Thomas Grove, Susan A. and Matthew Wilson.