Upson Family

(Laurin, Warren, James, DeWitt, Augustus, Edwin, Joseph Upson)
SOURCE: W. Stuart Harris "Heritage of Perry County"

p 49 - "Laurin Upson was a native of Cheshire, Hartford Co. CT. Born 12 Aug 1807. Eldest of 9 sons, worked hard on family farm and received a limited education. He and his brother Warren came to Marion between 1828-30.
"Warren Upson did not remain in Marion but a short time; then moved to Mobile where he made tinware. [fn4- died Mobile, age 28, 1835, buried in Church St. Cem.]"

"Laurin Upson's brother James joined him in the tinware business in Marion, as did his brother DeWitt, who was a master machinist in 1832. His younger brother Joseph was a student at Normal Labor School, near Marion, before moving to San Fancisco CA where he became a Universalist preacher.[fn5 - q Fagin 'later minister in Cincinnati OH']."

"De Witt Upson built home and brick store..."
"Augustus Upson moved away in 1842, settling in Cincinnati..."
"...James Upson moved to Jackson, MS."

"Laurin Upson returned to CT where he married and brought his bride to Marion. Merchant and tinware manufacturer, also a lawyer and editor of a Whig newspaper in Marion during mid-1840's.
"In the Fall of 1847, he... had taken over the Planters Hotel from William Hornbuckle. Soon after, he became the senior editor of the "Mobile Advertiser"; moved to CA 1852... died after 1875."

"Edwin Upson married Miss Pricilla Maxwell, a teacher and principal of Marion Female Seminary in 1844. Soon after... they moved to Eutaw, where Mrs. Upson spent 4 years building enrollment at Female Academy there; her health declined and she was forced to resign. A short time later she took charge of the Camden Female Academy... for 2 years, before resigning due to poor health. The Upsons moved to Mobile, where Edwin formed a partnership with the firm of Strickland & Co. On 14 Nov 1855, Mrs. Upson died while visiting parents in the North. Edwin then moved to Milwaukee WI where he lived rest of his life."
[end Harris quotes]

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