64th NY Volunteers

Anson Emera Alverson


Anson E. ALVERSON, son of Emory and Mary A. (STRONG) ALVERSON, was born in
Gerry, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1832.  His grandfather, James R. ALVERSON, a soldier
in the War of 1812 and a native of Connecticut, came to Gerry from Vermont at
a very early day.  He held town offices and raised a large family.  Emory
ALVERSON, born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1806, married Mary Ann, daughter of
Gilbert STRONG, about 1830.  In 1836 he removed to Gowanda and purchased a
manufactory for making pails and tubs.  In 1850 he exchanged this for the old
Point Peter farm.  In 1856 he joined his son Anson E. in Lawrence, Kan., and
died in Clay county, Kan., in 1881.  Mrs. ALVERSON died in 1857.  Anson E.
ALVERSON finished his education in the academy at Ellington, N. Y.  April 26,
1852, he married Melissa, daughter of Ira W. and Mary (SEABROOK) ACKLEY, and
settled on the homestead, when he went to Lawrence, Kan., and joined the
Emigrant Aid Society from Massachusetts, being one of the 107 founders of that
settlement.  In the summer of 1859 he and his father made an overland trip to
Denver, Col., with four ox-teams.  Mr. ALVERSON is a natural mechanic and
assisted his father-in-law as a millwright.  In 1860 he returned to this
county and settled in Cattaraugus village.  In July, 1861, he enlisted in Co.
A, 64th N. Y. Vols., and was discharged Feb. 23, 1863, for disability.  He
served as private, corporal, and sergeant.  In Oct., 1863, he went to the oil
regions of Rouseville, PA., where he was a laborer, a well- driller, and an
oil producer until 1875.  He then removed to Cattaraugus.  In 1888 he visited
Virginia, Chicago, Duluth, and Washington territory, where he remained four
years.  He is now a farmer just outside the corporation of Gowanda.  Mr.
ALVERSON served as highway commissioner of New Albion in 1883 and built the
first iron bridge in that town. Children: Rollin A., born in 1853, died in
Lawrence in Aug., 1855; Mary U., born in 1856, married Thomas BABB, of
Cattaraugus, and resides in Chicago; Corlin E., born in 1860; George S., born
in 1864; Nathan A., born in Dec., 1869; and Chanley W., born in 1875.
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