Elmer, Chester, Middlebury, was born in Addison, Addison county, Vt., on January 13, 1812. His parents were Chester and Huldah (Fisher) Elmer. Chester Elmer, sr., with his father, Elijah Elmer (who was a native of Massachusetts), came with his family to the town of Addison, in 1802, and bought a farm which is still owned by his descendants. He died on May 5, 1804. His son, Chester, jr., cleared up the place, and built a brick house which still stands on the place. He was a successful farmer, and had a family of seven children, five of whom are now living. He died in Middlebury, Vt., on October 31, 1870. Chester E., jr., was educated in the common schools until he reached the age of fifteen years; worked on the home place until lie reached his twenty-first year, when he settled on a place in the same town, and which was owned by his father. He was married in 1831 to Eliza M. Parker, of New Haven, Addison county, Vt. She died in February, 1873. He resided in this same place for twenty-four years, having purchased the same from his father. He came to Middlebury, Addison county, V t., in March, 1856. He was married the second time in September, 1873, to Mrs. Electa A. Wales, a daughter of Samuel Wright, a well-known resident of the town of Weybridge. She was born on October 23, 1815. He is a prosperous and influential citizen.