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Cheston Hutchinson Biography

Cheston Hutchinson.  The village of Morrisville can boast of no worthier nor more dutiful citizen than the gentleman whose name appears above, who was for many years a prominent contractor and builder in that community, but who has recently been living in retirement owing to ill health. He is a son of Joseph and Maria (Cheston) Hutchinson, and was born in Tullytown, Bucks County, Pennyslvania, August 26, 1826.  Joseph Hutchinson, the father of the subject of this personal history, was born in Falls Township, Bucks County, and during his early career plied the trade of a carpenter with good results, after which he became a sailor and subsequently attained the rank of sea captain. He continued as such for a few years, but, tiring of life upon the sea, he located in Bristol Township, Bucks County, where he conducted an inn for some years and then moved to Tullytown, where he passed from this life at the age of seventy years. His wife, Maria Cheston, also attained the age of seventy years before succumbing to the inevitable. Their happy union was blessed by the birth of four children, namely: Cheston, the subject of this biographical record; Jackson, deceased; Ann (Scott); and Emily (Morris).  Cheston Hutchinson obtained his education in the common schools of his native place, after which he learned the trade of a carpenter, which he followed there for a time, but subsequently moved to Morrisville, where he was the principal contractor for many years. He was an industrious and conscientious workman and always fulfilled the terms of his contracts to the letter. He erected many large buildings and residences in Morrisville, including the new public schoolhouse, the tile factory, and remodeled the rubber works plant. Of late he has not enjoyed the best of health, and he recently relinquished his business in order that he might recuperate more rapidly with the weight of business cares off his mind. He is a man of sound judgment, a good neighbor and friend, and possesses the highest esteem of his fellow townsmen.  In 1847, he was united in marriage with Hannah Wharton, a daughter of Timothy Wharton, and their union has resulted in the following issue: Joseph, deceased; Edward; William; Frank; Maria (Craft); Louisa (Moffit); and Medora (Sine). He has always been an active worker in church affairs and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, ill which he has held various offices. Politically, he is a firm adherent of Republican principles, and has been a member of the council for many years.

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