KTaken from the History of Bradford County, PA by Haverly. The Chilson family were early settlers in the town of Asylum and were from Florida, New York. Samuel and ALbert were the heads of the family, but Albert, after two or three years, moved west. Samuel Chilson lived on the Aekla place, ad died feb 2846, ot the age of 85 years. Samuel Chilson 2d, Jehiel & Joal, nephews of the elder Samuel, came to the country about 1811, a brother, Asa, coming in 1809. Robert, George, Anson and William were also brothers. Robert came in 1814 and Anson soon after the War of 1812 had closed, he serving, therein. After some seven years remove to Horseads, New York, where he passed the remainedr of his life. Robert lived and died on the farm now occupied by his son. Benjamin, his death occuring about 1860. William came in 1813, removed to Smithfield where he died. He lived with his brother Samuel in Asylum a number of years. Asa, after some 12 years returned to Florida, NY where he died. Samuel Chilson, 2d, died in Frenchtown.
Eli Hosley was born in 1785 in MA; died in 1868 in Hector Twp, Potter Co, PA; m Angeline Arms who was born in 1793 in VT; died after 1880 in Ulysses, Potter Co, PA probably at the home of her Dau, Louisa Hosley Chilson.
Eli Hosley moved to Bradford Co, PA in 1830, lived there for 10 years and later followed his children to Potter County. Known children of Eli & Angeline Hosley were: Louisa Hosley Chilson, Martin Hosley, Rufus C. Hosley, Sibyl Hosley Doing, Henry C. Hosley & William T. Hosley.
1- Louisa Hosley was born Dec 16, 1814 in Whitinghham, Vermont; died Nov11, 1905 at Ulysses, PA; m in 1835 at Smithfield, Bradford Co, PA to William Chilson who died befor Louisa moved to Potter County. They had 12 children: Known children of Louisa & William Chilson: William Alonzo, Eli, Orlando, Rufus, Sarah, Louise Chilson Nobles, Willis, Alice Chilson Dennis, Avery A. Chilson and Ella Chilson Blackman.
Willis Chilson born 1846; died Oct 30, 1921; married Mrs. Mahala Bump Vincent b 1842; died Dec 21, 1911. Children:
a-William Chilson b. 1867
b-Rosa Chilson b. 1869
c-Mary Chilson b. 1874; married ? Knickerbocker
d-Eddie Chilson b. 1875
e-Laura Chilson b. 1877
f-Edna Chilson b. 1880; d 1928; married Norman Bump (b 1873; d Sept 6, 1911) m 2nd Lowain Byam
INternational Genealogical Index - 1988 Edition:
CHILSON, Willis (M) b. 1847 Ulysses, Potter, PA Father: William ALonzo Chilson Mother: Louisa Hosley
HOSLEY FAMILY: Eli, son of Jonathan, Yeoman of Greenfield was born in MA and in 1805 he settled in Whitingham, Windham co, VT. Here he married Angelina ARms in the year 1811. Land records show that Eli owned land in Whitingham in 1807.