Lorenzo Wilson
Town of Hoosick

Information on this page is from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, New York by George Baker Anderson (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason and Company, 1897). Debra Wilson submitted it to this website. Many thanks, Debra!

LORENZO WILSON is a native and lifelong resident of Hoosick, with the exception of two years spent in New York City as an employee of the Knickerbocker Ice Company. Returning in 1860, he purchased a farm in Pittstown but sold it in 1865 and bought 200 acres where he is at present located. The home was destroyed by fire in 1892 but has since been rebuilt.

Mr. Wilson was born in 1827, a son of Solomon WILSON, who came here from Vermont an early settler.

The wife of Lorenzo Wilson was Sarah BRIMMERS, daughter of David BRIMMERS of Petersburgh; she had been a helpless invalid for years but bore her lot with true Christian fortitude until her death in 1895, aged 55. She left three children: Mary T. WILSON, wife of William LAWTON of Tomhannock, who has two children; Cora B. WILSON; and Lizzie WILSON. The last two named care for the father, who is also an invalid.

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