Bio: Letson, Matthew Randall (1810 - 1890)

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Surname: Letson, Wilcox, Stewart, Bovee

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Federal & State Records.

Matthew R. Letson (27 Feb 1810 - 5 Dec 1890)

MATTHEW R. Letson, farmer, Sec. 33, town of Hixton, P. O. Taylor, was born in New York, Feb. 27, 1810. Came to Wisconsin in 1850, and settled in Marquette County, where he remained until 1859; then moved to Jackson County, (Wisconsin) which has been his home ever since. Was married, in 1832, to his first wife, Miss Lorance Wilcox. She was a native of New York, and died June 16, 1835, leaving one son, Calvin W. In 1837, was married (3 Sep 1837) the second time, to Clarinda Whipple (b. 6 Aug 1814 - 5 May 1866), by whom he has eight children—Mary E., Lucy V., Juliett, Charles E., George W., Edgar, Emily J. and Clarence D.

Wisconsin Marriages

Calvin W. Letson
bride's name: Celestia Bovee
marriage date: 21 Nov 1880
marriage place: Jefferson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Mathew R. Letson
groom's mother's name: Marietta Letson
bride's father's name: Jones Bovee
bride's mother's name: Aminda Bovee

George William Letson
bride's name: Frances Stewart
marriage date: 07 Mar 1890
groom's father's name: Mathew R. Letson
groom's mother's name: Clarinda Letson
bride's father's name: William Stewart
bride's mother's name: Stewart

Family Notes

Marriage to Clarinda Whipple b: 1 Aug 1814 in Smyrna, Chenango County, New York
Married: 3 Sep 1837 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Calvin W. Letson b: 12 Aug 1832, d. 30 May 1885 in Jackson Co., Wis.
Mary Elisabeth Letson b: 6 Aug 1839 in Greece, Monroe County, New York
Lucy Viletta Letson b: 19 Jun 1841 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Juliaette Letson b: 4 Mar 1843 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Charles Erwin Letson b: 11 Dec 1844 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio; d. 20 Oct 1919
George William Letson b: 1 Jan 1847
Edgar Henry Letson b: 25 Aug 1851 in Marquette County, Wisconsin; d. 22 Oct 1927 Jackson Co., Wis.
Emily Jane Letson b: 17 Apr 1854 in Princeton, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Lydia Letson b: 1856
Clarence Letson b: 1858; d. 11 May 1927 Jackson Co., Wis.



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