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Cyrus Jefferson b. ca. 1800 lived in Wyoming Co., NY
Posted by: Denise Perkins Ready (ID *****0767) Date: July 07, 2012 at 19:14:20
  of 1875

BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880

CYRUS JEFFERSON; The Grandfather of Cyrus Jefferson, subject of this sketch, was AARON JEFFERSON, a soldier in the Revolution. He reared eight sons and four daughters. His father, JOB JEFFERSON, was born in Douglass, Worcester county, Mass, in March, 1780, and died in Wisconsin, Aug. 5th, 1870. His mother, who was the daughter of Peter Read, was born about the year 1782, and died in 1841. They had six daughters and three sons, of whom Cyrus Jefferson was the oldest. His eldest sister was born Nov. 16th, 1802. She and her husband, Elijah Gile, to whom she was married in Gainesville, NY, are still living in Walworth County, Wisconsin. They have twelve living children, about sixty grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. His sister, Prudy Ann Jefferson, married Jacob Frayer, son of the Deacon John Frayer, of Gainesville. She died in Wisconsin in 1864. Another sister, Lucy Jefferson, married Samuel Chase, formerly of Gainesville, NY. His brother Charles Jefferson resides in Iowa. His brother Russell Jefferson died at the age of twenty, and three sisters died after they had come to be young ladies. In 1817 his father removed to Gainesville, NY. During several years they suffered all the privations and hardships of indigent pioneers. The early opportunities for obtaining an education which Cyrus enjoyed were about equal to those of Abraham Lincoln. He labored on his fathers farm till he married, at the age of twenty-one, after which he worked on his own account at anything he could find to do, by the month, day or job, and thus accumulated a small sum of money. In 1829 and 1830 he, in company with Mr. Rufus Conable, carried on a small mercantile business. During the ten years following 1845 he purchased in Wyoming and the adjoining counties about one million pounds of woll, on which he realized a satisfactory profit. During the last twenty-nine years his principal business has been loaning money in the States of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and in this business he has visited these States more than thirty times. He never received a gift of a dollar. He says though he has been fifty-three years a voter, he has never voted for a Legislative candidate that was elected. The great wealth which Mr. Jefferson has, by his own exertions, acquired is an evidence of his financial ability. Oct. 25th, 1838, he married Eunice, daughter of Rufus and Sophia Conable, of Gainesville, NY. They had four children; Sophia Jefferson, who married James Bristol, of Gainesville, NY and whose children were Eunice Bristol, who died at the age of eighteen, and Charles Bristol, now living at sixteen. Willard Jefferson, who died at three; Isadore Jefferson, deceased at twenty and Rufus C. Jefferson, who resides at Woodstock, ILL, married Genevieve, daughter of L. S. Church, Esq, and has four children - Cyrus Jefferson; Rufus Jefferson Jr.; Lawrence Jefferson and Dora Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson's first wife died July 15th, 1847. July 12th, 1848, he married Gracia D. Conable, daughter of Rufus and Sophia Conable, (a sister of his first wife), who died Jan. 10th, 1854. Sept. 30th, 1858, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth McCluer, of Franklinville, N.Y.


I am not researching this family. I have no further information on this family. The source of where this information was obtained is listed at the top of this posting.

Denise Perkins Ready

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