Silas Nash SLAWSON

Silas Nash SLAWSON

Male 1814 - 1904  (90 years)

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  • Name Silas Nash SLAWSON  [1
    • "History of Cattaraugus Co., New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers":

      SILAS SLAWSON was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., in 1814, and with his father moved to Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York in 1822, where he resided until 1866, when he removed to Perrysburg, in this county, where his home has continued to be. In 1856 under the act authorizing the district in this State, Mr. Slawson was selected for the second district of Cattaraugus County. He had previously been a successful teacher; and entered upon the work of this responsible office with enthusiasm, and continued performing its duties with untiring energy during the term of nearly three years. As soon as his round of examination of, and granting certificates to, teachers was completed, he commenced visiting the schools, aiding in creating new districts or consolidating old ones, and harmonizing differences as they occurred. He was emphatically a worker; continually on the move from school to school in the eighteen towns comprising the Assembly district; imparting his energy to teachers, urging them to greater effort in their honorable profession, and inspiring pupils with the importance and necessity of education. It is not too much to say that no commissioner has since excelled him; and, also we state the fact that he held the Teachers' Institutes, with his associate commissioners of the first district, during his term. He has filled several positions of public trust in his towns with intelligence and strict integrity.

      Mr. Slawson and his wife are now enjoying the fruits of an industrious life, - - a pleasant home in the village of Perrysburg, with a competency honestly acquired, - respected by their neighbors and numerous acquaintances.

      Newton Slawson was a teacher several years, justice of the peace twelve years, is a thriving farmer in Perrysburg, and with his wife, who is an intelligent lady, are living in a pleasant home, wit good surroundings, and both are highly respected. He twice offered his services to the Government as a soldier in the war for the Union, but was rejected on account of physical disability. Intent upon sharing in the responsibilities of the war, he furnished a "representative recruit" who served in his stead during its continuance. He enjoys the confidence of his townsmen.

      Samuel E. Slawson was a merchant in Perrysburg for several years, and is now in the same business at Bradford, Pa. He owns a good farm in Hanover, and is in flourishing circumstances. His wife is a lady of cultivation, a successful teacher of music. They are happily situated and are highly respected.

      Mr. Slawson's grandmother was a twin sister of Col. E. A. Nash's great-grandfather, Silas Nash, and they were born in Hartford, Conn., in 1765 Mr. Slawson was reared under the roof of his venerated grandmother, and he attributes his habits of study, thrift, and industry to her watchful care, kindness, moral teachings, and energy....
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    Born 7 Jul 1814  Penn Yan, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1855  Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Living in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870  Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1875  Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1892  Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1900  Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 7 Aug 1904  Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville, Chautauqua Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I66735  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2017 

    Father Ebenezer SLAWSON, Jr.,   b. 17 Aug 1795, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1877, Chautauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Betsey CARR,   b. 1798, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1858, Chautauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 12 Jun 1813  Penn Yan, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Family ID F23944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Temperance Lurancy HOPPER,   b. 21 May 1816,   d. 17 Apr 1883, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1836  Hanover, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Newton SLAWSON,   b. 22 Feb 1840, Hanover, Chatauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1883, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     2. Temperance Ann SLAWSON,   b. 15 Dec 1845, Hanover, Chatauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1846, Hanover, Chatauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Samuel Emery SLAWSON,   b. 12 May 1850, Hanover, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F26826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Ida FRINK,   b. Dec 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1885  [2
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F36054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1836 - Hanover, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1855 - Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1875 - Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1892 - Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Living in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville, Chautauqua Co., New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Silas Nash Slawson and Temperance L. Hopper
    Silas Nash Slawson and Temperance L. Hopper
    Photo of Silas and Temperance Slawson is posted on Find A Grave by ReeT.

    Documents
    Silas Nash Slawson
    Silas Nash Slawson
    This is the biography of Silas Nash Slawson is the son of Ebenezer Slawson.

    Headstones
    Silas Nash Slawson and Temperance Lurancy Hopper Headstone
    Silas Nash Slawson and Temperance Lurancy Hopper Headstone
    Silas Nash, the son of Ebenezer Slawson and Betsey Carr, and his wife Temperance Lurancy Hopper are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Forestville, Chautauqua Co., New York.

    Created by: Mark Peebles
    Photo added by: Mark Peebles

  • Sources 
    1. [S4571] "History of Cattaraugus Co., New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers", L.H. Everts.

    2. [S4606] 1900 Census Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York.

    3. [S8196] 1850 Census Hanover, Chautauqua County, New York.

    4. [S9024] 1855 Census Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York.

    5. [S9025] 1860 Census Hanover, Chautauqua County, New York.

    6. [S9020] 1870 Census Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York.

    7. [S9022] 1875 Census Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York.

    8. [S9021] 1892 Census Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York.

    9. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    10. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.