Lester C. Headson, "Dewitt, a merchant at Dewitt Center, was born there in 1865. His father, Stephen, was born in France, and located with his parents at Manlius Station, where the grandparents of Lester C. died. The father was in the mercantile business at Dewitt Center for more than 40 years. He died in 1887 at the age of 56. Since the death of his father Mr. Headson has successfully carried on the business which his father established. In 1887 he married Sadie Overacre, daughter of Silas J., by whom he has two children, Ruth and Stephen J." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 305.