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Chapter XXIX

Personal Sketches
Town of Patterson


Web Editor's Note: The bolding of the surnames was done by the web editor and is not printed this way in Pelletreau's "History...".

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Anthony A. Akin
was born in Patterson in 1829, and is a farmer. He married Elizabeth Burch, of Pawling, in 1852. He has been commissioner of highways and assessor. For fifteen years he has been a director of Putnam County National Bank, and for several years vice-president.
De Witt C. Akin
is a farmer and was born in Putnam in 1825. He married Cynthia Aldrich and, after her decease, Almira B. Mallory, of Sherman, Conn., in 1860. For a number of years he was president of the County Agricultural Society, and was a master mason.He died May 30th, 1884.
Benjamin C. Baker
was born in Patterson, January 22d, 1822, and is a farmer. His father, Joseph, and grandfather, Phineas, were both residents of this town. Mr. Baker lives on the homestead which has been in possession of the family over 100 years.
Henry C. Baldwin
was born in Patterson, in 1836, and was a farmer. In 1862 he married Phebe J. Storms, of Dutchess county, N.Y. The children are: Jerome V., Herbert E., Edward S., and Mary J. His death occurred in 1870.
George Banks
was born in Banksville, Conn., in 1818. he was a merchant in New York city for twenty-five years, and retired from business and located in Putnam county, in 1871. He married in 1840, Caroline Dakin of New York city. His death occurred in 1879. One daughter, Emily B., is married to John W. Towner, of Patterson.
Guy A. Birch
was born in Kent, in 1858, was educated at public schools and is a farmer.
William H. Cowl,
born in Patterson in 1839, was a merchant and farmer, and married in 1858, Carrie M. Sherman, of Dutchess county. His death occurred in 1873. His children are: Emma A., Irene A., Clifton A., Ella F., and Benjamin P.
Walter F. Crosby,
merchant, was born in Southeast, in 1842. He married Hattie E. Bailey, of Patterson, in 1869. He was coroner one term. His father, Abner, and grandfather, Stephen, were residents of Putnam county.
William C. Fowler
born in Kent in 1811, attended public schools, and is a farmer. He married Jane Terry in 1832.
Eleazer H. Ganung
was born in Carmel, in 1822, was educated in the common schools, is a farmer, and married Helen Peck, of Patterson.
James C. Gerow
was born in New Fairfield, Conn., in 1844, and came to Putnam county in 1856. He was educated at public and private schools, and Dutchess County Academy, and is a farmer. In 1870, he married Frances P. Tupper, of Washington county, and has three children.
William Green
was born in Dutchess county, in 1820, and came to Putnam county in 1862. He married, in 1845, Eliza Ann St. John, of Patterson. He has been justice of the peach twelve years, supervisor one term, and justice of Sessions one term, and is a farmer.
Benjamin Haviland</DT>
was born in Patterson, in 1808, was educated at public schools, and is a farmer. He was justice of the peace twenty years. He married Abbie Lane, of Sherman, Conn.
Richard T. Haviland
was born in Patterson, in 1820, educated at public schools and at Nine Partners. He is a farmer and stock dealer. He married, in 1852, Elizabeth Sears, of Southeast.
James C. Hayt
was born in Patterson in 1821. His father, Harry, and grandfather, Stephen, were residents of Putnam county. He was educated at select schools, and has followed the business of merchant, farmer and miller. He married Caroline E. Rogers, of Patterson.
David Henion
was born in Kent in 1836, was educated at common schools, and is a farmer. He has been road commissioner and assessor, and is a member of the Baptist Church. He married Maria A. Robinson, of Kent, in 1870.
Kent Henion
was born in Kent, in 1839, educated at public schools, and is a farmer. He married Cornelia W. Haines, in 1859.
Joseph Hopkins
was born in Patterson, in 1832, attended public schools and is a farmer. He married Emily V. Kelley, of Carmel, and resides on old homestead which (has) been in possession of the family for 100 years.
Daniel S. Judd
was born in Connecticut in 1804, and came to Putnam county in 1829. He was educated at common schools, and is a farmer. He was supervisor of Putnam two terms, and overseer of poor for many years.
Samuel Mabie,
of Patterson, was born in 1772, and lived on the farm now owned by David Henion, and which was the residence of his father, Abram Mabie, who came from Cape Cod. He married Ruth Bolt, of Patterson, by whom he had ten children.
William A. Mabie
was born in Patterson November 28th, 1827, married Laura A. Dykeman, of Southeast, January 19th, 1850, and died April 16th, 1881. He was a farmer and justice of the peace.
Moses Peck
was born in Dutchess county in 1826, and came to Putnam county in 1865. He is a farmer. He married Hannah N. K. Chase, of Duchess county.
Alfred C. Penny
was born in Southeast in 1807, was educated in the common schools, and is a farmer. He married Louisa C. Crosby, of Patterson, in 1833, and has one child, Julia C., wife of James H. Thompson. Mr. Penny has been supervisor two terms and justice of the peace 26 years.
Philip D. Penny
was born in Patterson in 1831, and married Mary J. Towner in 1853. He was for many years a merchant at Towner's Station, and in 1873 purchased the farm where he now lives. He was postmaster of Towner's many years, justice of the peace 12 years, justice of Sessions two terms, coroner three years and supervisor two terms.
Lewis G. Pugsley
was born in patterson in 1841. His father, Alfred, and grandfather, Benjamin, resided in this county. Mr. Pugsley has followed the mercantile business. In 1870 he married Josephine Barnum, of Pattersonb. He has been town clerk of Patterson six years and postmaster at Patterson fourteen years.
George W. Seaman
was born in East Fishkill in 1838, and came to Putnam county about 1851. In early life he engaged as a clerk, and later as a merchant in New York city and Patterson. For 20 years he has been proprietor and owner of the well-known American hotel at Patterson. He married in 1858 Lydia A. Sloat, of Patterson, and has three children.
Henry A. Stephens
was born in Dutchess county in 1809, came to Putnam county when nine years old, was educated at Litchfield Seminary, and is a farmer and stock dealer. He married in 1865 Nettie J. Bailey, of Patterson. Their children are, Henry B. and Jennie E.
Daniel D. Steinbeck
was born in Philipstown September 28th, 1812. His father, John, and grandfather, Philip, were residents of this county. The family came originally from Holland. Mr. Steinbeck was married September 5th, 1842, to Emeline Mabie, of Patterson, and has four children. He is a farmer and was assessor 15 years.
William O. Taylor
was born in Patterson in 1832. His father, Roswell B., came from Connecticut. He is a farmer, was assessor three terms, and was enrolling marshall during the Rebellion. He married Mary C. Haviland in 1863.
Eli Terry,
son of Peter, was born in Patterson in 1809, attend the district schools and is a farmer. He was married in 1838 to Eliza A. Terry, and died in 1861, leaving one daughter, Carrie P.
Henry G. Tucker
was born in Bedford, Westchester county, in 1843, and came to Patterson in 1867. He was educated in public and select schools and is a merchant. He married Jane E. Kent, of Patterson, in 1877.
George E. Wright
was born in Delaware county in 1861, was educated in Brooklyn, N. Y., and is a farmer. He married, in 1881, Lillie V. Cowl, daughter of Alpheus V. Cowl, of Patterson.

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