ABEL BRISTOL,farmer, P.O. Oakfield, born in Addison Co., near Lake Champlain, Vt.; in 1829; is the son of Anna and Noah Bristol, a farmer of that county; the subject of this sketch received a common school and academic education in that county, also in Bakersfield and St. Albans; at the age of 18 he left school and occupied himself—with the exception of one year that he worked at the carpenter's trade—at teaching school winters and farming during the summer season, until November 1853, when he came to Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., teaching school the winter he came, and in February bought a farm of 180 acres of William Beebe, paying $12.50 per acre, where he now resides; in 1868, he bought an interest in the firm of Wilcox, Cornell & Co., doing a general business in the village of Oakfield; in 1875, with Mr. Aaron Worthing, bought out Mr. Cornell, and the firm name being Bristol & Worthing; they are doing a very extensive business in general merchandise, also handling wool very largely. Mr. Bristol married, in Brandon,Vt., in 1851, Abigail, daughter of Abigail and James Thompson, a farmer of Addison Co., Vt.; have had six children—Clarence A., Jennie J., Nettie A., Fremont J., Flora A. Watson E. He is the present owner of 215 acres of land in Oakfield-probable value, $60 per acre. He has held offices of member of Board of Supervisors, School Superintendent and Assessor, for a number of years and is politically a Republican.
The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, 1880. Page 1002
Abigail Thompson Bristol
1833–1915 (m. 1851)