Collister, J. R.; a life-long resident of Granger, was born January 1st, 1834.  His wife was formerly Miss Elizabeth Bennett of Granger.  They were married May 1st, 1860.  His occupation is that of a merchant.  He is the present town clerk, and has held that office for twelve years.

(From: History of Allegany County, N.Y., 1806 - 1879, F. W. Beers & Company)