From the Leeds town history:
"Salmon, the youngest son, was born Sept. 5, 1802. Nov. 23, 1823, he married Betsey, daughter of Zebedee Shaw. of Greene. They settled on the homestead with his father. His occupation was farming, carpentry, painter and sleigh manufacturer.
"In 1847, he opened a general store on Quaker Ridge and continued there until 1855. When the Androscoggin Railroad commenced operations in Leeds, in 1852 he built a store at Curtis Corner and did a successful business until 1863, when he sold out to his son, Henry M.
"He was a prominent Methodist and first class leader in Leeds. Through his efforts and liberality, the church on Quaker Ridge was built. In 1856, he sold his old homestead farm on Quaker Ridge and bought a farm at Curtis Corner, where he built a large and commodious house which he occupied during the remainder of his days. His wife died Feb. 28, 1857. In September, 1857, he married Lavernia C., widow of Arza Gilmore. She bore him two children.
"He was postmaster at Curtis Corner from 1853 to the time of his death, which was Dec. 9, 1887."