Nelson Whitford

Born: Mar 10, 1823
Loc: Chenango Co. NY
Died: Oct 10, 1904
Bur: Lowville Cemetery,
Venango Twp., Erie Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
Occupation: Farmer
Father: Ezekiel Whitford
Mother: Ruth Rice
Spouse:  Mary Capron Howard
Children: Harriet/Merrell/Emily/Marian/Ella/Charles
1850 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1870 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1880 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1900 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
Nelson Whitford, farmer, P.O. Philipsville, was born Mar 10, 1833 at Columbus, Chenango Co. NY, son of Ezekiel and Ruth Rice Whitford, both now deceased. Our subject moved to Chautauqua Co. when 17 years of age, he was united in marriage Mar 1, 1847 to Mary Howard, and settled in 1850 at their present place; it was then a wilderness, and they suffered many privations. They have been industrious and successful, and besides helping their children, have a farm of about 75 acres. They are the parents of 6 children - Mrs. Harriet Coons, Merrills D., Mrs. Mannie Smilth, Mrs. Emily Gifford, Mrs. Ella Warner, and Charley. Charley Whitford was married January 1, 1881 to Winnie E. Chambers; they live with our subject. Mr. Whitford is a Democrat in politics, a solid reliable farmer, and a man of influence.
Source: History of Erie Co. PA