Bio: Christy, Thomas (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Thomas Christy

Thomas Christy, a leading blacksmith and wagon maker of Merrill, Lincoln County, is conducting a successful and well-established business, one that occupies a prominent place among the various industries of that thriving city. He is a man of high standing in the community, as he conducts his business on strictly honest principals, and is looked upon as useful and honorable citizen.

The birth of Mr. Christy occurred in New Brunswick, Canada, August 13, 1835, and he is a son of John Christy, who was born in the same province in 1801. The grandfather, Jesse Christy, was born in New Hampshire August 1, 1755, and went to Canada in 1762 with the first colony that settled along the St. John River. He was there married in 1781 to Easter Burpee, a native of the same place in New Hampshire, born May 3, 1759, also a member of the colony. They became the parents of thirteen children, their names and dates of birth being as follows: Agnes, January 12, 1782; died 1828; James, February 2, 1783; Thomas, June 12, 1784; died 1853; Mary, June 14, 1786, died 1835; Jesse, September 25, 1787; Peter, February 15, 1795; Joshua, September 28, 1797; Jeremiah, June 16, 1799; John (father of our subject), September 4, 1801, died September 5, 1872; George, January 3, 1803. Jesse Christy and his wife were highly respected people, honored and esteemed. They both died in Canada, at a ripe old age, where he for many years carried on agricultural pursuits.

---Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano. publ. 1895 by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1110 pages, illustrated; Page 108-109


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