Peter Flood CollectionBiography
EDSON C. HILTON
The Hilton Family.
Charles Hilton was b. in 1816 and d. in 1892. He m. Roxanna Ellsworth, who was b. in 1815 mad d. in 1869. Their children were : Harriet ; Cornelius, Cornelia, Edson C., and Birney.
Harriet was b. in 1838 and d. in 1908. She m. Henry Smith. Cornelia m. 1 George Simonds and had two children, 2 Charles Caustic.
Edson C. [Hilton] was b. in 1940. He m. Myra Ward. He enlisted Oct. 16, 1861, in Co. E, of the First Vt. Cavalry, and while in the service his horse was shot from under him in Banks' retreat. He fell from the horse, was fatally injured, and d. Feb. 7, 1863. A pension was granted his family.
Birney W. [Hilton] enlisted in De. 1863 in Co. B. of the Seventeenth Regiment, was wounded in the shoulder and discharged in 1864. He m. Elisa Ford, had one daughter, and d. in California.
The father of this family m. 2 Celia C. Bliss in 1871, who had one child, Martha G. Bliss, by her former husband, and she m. Harvey G. Gates of Essex. Celia C., d. in 1913.
Charles Hilton was a farmer and an active man and in early life for a short time kept the "tavern" at Jericho Center that stood where George Cunningham now lives. He was a Mason and was Master of McDonough Lodge, F & A. M., at one time. He was an active member and supporter of the Methodist church located at Jericho village.
Chauncey H. Hayden, Luther C. Stevens, LaFayette Wilbur and Rev. S. H. Barnum, editors, The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 499-500.