Bio: Chubb, Edson (b. 1819)
Contact: Sandra Wright

Surnames: Chubb, Clements, Barnum, France

----Source: Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin (1891 - 1892) Pages 397-398

Chubb, Edson (born 27 Mar 1819)

Edson Chubb, lumberman, Edson, Chippewa County, was the first settler in Edson township, which was named for him. He was born March 27, 1819, in Corinth, Orange County, Vt., where his grandfather, John Chubb, settled in 1795. The latter was a Revolutionary soldier. He was born in Charlestown, Mass., August 14, 1765, and his wife, Elizabeth (Clements) Chubb, was born October 13, 1769, in the same town. Their son, Joseph Chubb, born in Charlestown, October 17, 1791, died July 25, 1871, in Wolcott, La Moille County, Vt., where he located in 1846. His wife Sarah Davis, was born in Vermont July 2, 1790, and died January 11, 1891, aged one hundred and one years. Family tradition says that the grandfather of John Chubb came from England and settled at Chelsea, Mass. Edson Chubb was reared on a farm, and attended the common school. In 1842 he went to Cattaraugus County, N.Y., where he engaged in lumbering. In 1857 he came to Chippewa County, and in November of that year preempted eighty acres in township twenty-eight, range five, then part of La Fayette township, which he still holds. To this he has since added 200 acres, and is engaged in farming and lumbering. His first venture was a saw-mill, and he still follows lumbering to some extent. His wife, Catherine is a daughter of Elias and Mercy Rahama (Barnum) France, and was born in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. They have no living issue. Mrs. Chubb’s grandfather, Peter France, was a soldier and was a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chubb is a successful and philanthropical citizen, who has done much for the welfare of the community in which he resides, and is universally respected for his integrity and manly worth.



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