The Family of Aaron Green Needham
Aaron Green Needham was born on April 1, 1823, in the Town of Concord,
New York, the third child of Oliver Needham and Lodisa
or A.G. as he was generally known, grew up on the family farm and, as with his brothers, he
attended District School.  On May 28, 1846, A.G. married Sarah A.
was born on February 11, 1828, the daughter of Sillick Canfield and Susanna
after their marriage A.G. and Sarah left Concord and moved to
In the spring of 1849, A.G. and his brother, David,
purchased land in Dane County, which A.G. proceeded to
improve15. In 1850, A.G.
and Sarah were living in Deerfield, Dane County, with their three-year-old
daughter20, showing they
had moved to Wisconsin by 1847, and likely earlier.  Sarah died on October 3,
18513, probably in
Wisconsin, however this is not stated in family records.
The child of A.G. and Sarah was:
||Maria was born on September 26,
she died on March 19, 18713.  Maria married William
Following Sarah's death (assuming she died in Wisconsin) A.G. and his daughter returned to
New York were they lived with his parents on the family homestead.  On September 29,
1852, A.G. married Melissa M. Blanchard3.  Melissa was
born in September 182921, in
Vermont.  A.G. and Melissa continued to live with his parent, where A.G. operated the
farm.  The milk from he produced from the cows was turned into cheese for
sale3.  After the
death of Olive and Lodisa, A.G. sold the family farm and moved to a small place near East
Concord3.  Later, A.G.
and his son-in-law, Frank, bought a farm on Genesee Rd., where
both families lived3.
A.G. was school Trustee for several years, and he worked as an insurance
agent3.  A.G. died on
August 16, 19053, and Melissa
died on August 20, 1908, in Sardinia, New York3.
The children of A.G. and Melissa were:
Mary Lovina Needham
||Mary was born on May 13,
she died on Januaru 1, 191714.  Mary married Frank
||Nettie was born on July 20,
and she died on March 1, 1863
3, of scarlet fever.
||George was born on April 4,
and he died on March 10, 1863
3, of scarlet fever.
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