Rensselaer County
Biographies


This page was last updated 14 Mar 2014

If you have a biography of someone connected with Rensselaer County and would like to contribute it to the Rensselaer County GenWeb site, please email me, Debby Masterson. You may submit the biography by email, or if you have a webpage containing the biography, I can link to it.

Most of the biographies presented here come from Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester's History of Rensselaer County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of the Prominent Men and Pioneers (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880). Not all of the biographies in this book have been typed, however, so if you find on the list below the name of someone you're interested in but the name hasn't been linked, send an email to me, Debby Masterson, requesting a copy of the biography. I will either scan it and email it to you or I will type it and and let you know I've added it to the website.

For a list of prominent citizens of Troy and Rensselaer County prior to 1925, click here.


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ABBOTT, Royal ALDEN, Gen. Alonzo ALLEN, Dr Charles S.
ALLEN, Col. Joseph H. ALLENDORPH, Lewis W. ANDREWS, Samuel M.
ANDREWS, Simeon E. ANTHONY, Jesse B. ARCHIBALD, John
ARMSTRONG, Dr Asher ARMSTRONG, J. P. ARTHUR, President Chester A.
ARTHUR, Mrs. Mary McElroy . .

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BAILEY, Chester BALL, Hon. Levi Chandler BARTON, William
BAUCUS, Frank M. BAY, Charles Ulrick BEACH, William Augustus
BEARDSLEY, Samuel BIRD, Hon. John BISHOP, Dr Gertrude Anna GOEWEY
BLATCHFORD, Thomas, A. M. BLISS, Howard F. BLISS, William Metcalf
BLOOMINGDALE, William BLOSS, Dr. Richard BOLTON, Samuel
BONTECOU, Dr. Reed B. BOSWORTH, Benjamin BOWMAN, Charles Calvin
BRATT, Nicholas BREESE, Abram BRINSMADE, Dr Thomas C.
BROWNE, Irving BUEL, Hon. David, Jr BUELL, James
BULKLEY, Cassius E. BULLARD, Gen. Edward Fitch BULLOCK, Lewis
BURDEN, Henry BURDICK, Warren R. BURTON, Dr Matthew H.
BUTTON, William Pitt BUTTS, Judge Elihu .

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CARMICHAEL, Dr Eber W. CARPENTER, George Washington CARPENTER, Sylvanus
CARPENTER, Ensign Thomas CARR, Brevet Maj.-Gen. Joseph B. CARROLL, John W.
CARY family CHAPMAN, Robert J. CHASE, Henry
CLARK, Hamilton CLARK, Otis G. CLEMINSHAW, Charles
CLOUGH, Moses T. CLOW, Daniel CLOWES, Thomas
CLUETT, Ernest Harold CLUETT, George B. CLUETT, William
COLBY, John H. COLEMAN, Rev. I. B. COLEMAN, Thomas
COLLAMER, Jacob COLLYSON, John L. CORLISS, John M.
CORNELL, Gerothman W. CORNING, Erastus COTTRELL, Thomas
COTTRELL, William L. COWEE, Arthur CRONON, Edward
CURTIS, Abraham [scroll down almost to bottom of page] . .

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DAVIS, Kenneth M. DENISON, Patience DERRICK, Richard C.
DICKERMAN, Jarius DOTY, Samuel .

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EATON, Amos

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FELLOWS, John R. FERGUSON, Fenner FERRIS, Enoch
FILE, Hiram FILKINS, Albert FITCH, Hon. John
FLAGG, John FLAGG, John Lamson FORSYTH, James
FRANCIS, John M. FREAR, William H. FREEMAN, Jonathan W.
FRY, John W. FURSMAN, Edgar Luyster .

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GIFFORD, Ira M. GILBERT, Liberty GILBERT, Uri
GLIDDEN, Mrs Lucy SABIN GOEWEY, Dr Catharine Elizabeth GOEWEY, Dr Gertrude Anna (Mrs BISHOP)
GOODRICH, Joseph GOULD, George GRAVES, Timothy
GREEN, David H. GREEN, Hannibal GREENE, David Maxon
GRISWOLD, Hon. John Augustus GURLEY, William .

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HALE, Dr Moses HALL, Daniel HALL, FitzEdward
HANTHORN, George HARDER, Frank P. HART, Richard P.
HARTHORN, Thomas W. HASTINGS, Clifford C. HAVERMANS, Father Peter
HAYNES, William Elisha HAYNES, William H. H. HEARTT, Jonas C.
HEMSTREET, Charles A. HENDERSON, James HERNE, James A.
HIDLEY, Joseph Henry HOAG, Alvin T. HOGEBOOM, Dr. James
HOGEBOOM, Dr James L. HOLLISTER, William H., Jr HORTON, Charles B.
HOTCHKIN, Albert L. HOUSE, Edward O. HUBBARD, Dr George H.
HUBBARD, Lucius Frederick HUBBELL, Dr Charles L. HUFF, George B.
HULL, Dr A. E. HULL, Alexander H. HULL, Nelson
HUMPHREY, Frederick HUNTINGTON, Samuel Gray HUSTED, Jesse B.

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INGALLS, Judge Charles R. INGALLS, Charles Russell

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KARNER, John C. KELLOGG, Eli Davenport KELLOGG, Giles
KELLOGG, Giles B. KELLOGG, Justin KEMP, William
KENT, Moss KING, Harvey J. KINNEY, Lewis
KNICKERBOCKER, J. I. KNICKERBOCKER, Milton KNOX, John LeGrand

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LAMPORT, William Henry LANE, Aaron LANE, Derick
LANE, Jacob Lansing LANSING, James LAPE, Thomas
LEVERSEE, Derrick V. LINK, Burrell B. LOCKE, Sylvanus D.
LOHNES, George W. LOMAX, Dr Joseph D. LOUDON, Dr John
LOVELAND, Charles A. . .

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MACARTHUR, Charles L. MAMBERT, Mrs James MANN, Francis Norton
MARCY, William Learned MASON, Jared D. MASTERS, Mehitable
MATTISON, Allen J. MAXON, Austin C. MCCARTHY, Peter
MCCHESNEY, Edward MCCHESNEY, Sylvester MCCLELLAN, George
MCCLELLAN, Hon. Hugh Wilson MCCLELLAN, Robert Henry MCCLELLAN, Dr Samuel
MCCONIHE, Isaac MCCONIHE, Hon. Isaac, LL. D. (1787-1867) MCCONIHE, Gen. John
MCCONIHE, Gen. Samuel MCCONIHE, Mrs Sarah Strong MCCOY, Walter Irving
MCELROY, Mary MCLEAN, Dr LeRoy MILLER, Justus
MILLER, Col. N. S. MOFFITT, Hosea MOSES, Anna ("Grandma Moses")
MOSHER, George A. MOSHER family MURPHY, Hon. Edward, Jr

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NOBLE family NORTH, John Wesley NORTON, John Thomas

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OGDEN, Rev. Isaac Gray OLIN, Abraham Baldwin

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PALMER, George William PALMER, John PARMELE, Dr Francis B.
PARMENTER, Franklin J. PARMENTER, Jerome B. PARSONS, Andrew
PAWLING, Col. Albert PECK, Eleazer A. PECK, Joel B.
PENNIMAN, Ebenezer Jenckes PLUMB, Henry H. PRESCOTT, Ebenezer
PRUYN family . .

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QUACKENBUSH, Cebra QUACKENBUSH, Peter

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REED, George L. REYNOLDS, E. C. REYNOLDS, Elijah
REYNOLDS, Gideon REYNOLDS, Dr H. M. REYNOLDS, Moses
REYNOLDS, Rodin C. REYNOLDS, Capt. S. E. REYNOLDS, William W.
RILEY, C. W. RIPLEY, Thomas C. RISING, Charles H.
ROBBINS, Amatus, M. D. ROBERTS, James L. ROBERTSON, Anna Mary ("Grandma Moses")
ROBERTSON, Gilbert, Jr ROGERS, Harper ROUSSEAU, Dr Alexander
ROUSSEAU, Henry . .

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SABIN, Lucy SCRIVEN, Clinton W. SCRIVEN, William H.
SEYMOUR, David Lowery SEYMOUR, William P. SHARPE, Buddington
SHEPARD, Henry Vail SHERWOOD, John Emory SHIRLAND, William H.
SILLIMAN, Robert Davis SINGER, Isaac Merritt SKILTON, Dr Avery J.
SLADE family SMITH, Harvey SMITH, Levi
SMITH, Z. Z. SNYDER, William J. SPAFFORD, Horatio Gates
SPALDING, Rev. Nathan G., A. M. SQUIRE, Dr John STEVENS, Ebenezer
STEWART, Philo P. STILES, Robert B. STONE, Charles
STONE, George Albert STRAIT, E. Smith STRAIT, Dr George W.
STRONG, Henry Wright STRONG, Col. Latham C. .

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TAYLOR, Dean Park THOMAS, Burton E. THOMPSON, George S.
THOMPSON, Isaac G. THOMPSON family THORN, Dr James
THURMAN, Richardson H. TIBBITS, George TIBBITS, George M.
TIBBITS, William B. TILLINGHAST, Charles W. TOWNSEND, Martin I.
TOWNSEND, Rufus M. TWINING, Frank B. TWOGOOD, John E.

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VAIL, George VAIL, Henry VAN ALSTYNE family
VANDERCOOK, Simon VAN RENSSELAER, Stephen VAN SCHOONHOVEN, Jacob L.
VERITY, Oliver B. VIRGIL, Capt. Ebenezer H. .

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WAGER, Chester Grant WALSH, James Lucey WALWORTH, John
WARD, Dr R. Halsted WARREN, Moses WARREN, Hon. Perry
WARREN, Walter Phelps WARREN family WEED, Henry E.
WEST, Abram WHITMAN, Peter D. WHITON, Dr Henry B.
WIETING family WILLARD, Mrs Emma WILLARD, John D.
WILSON, Charles WILSON, Lorenzo WILSON, Samuel ("Uncle Sam")
WINEGAR, Adam WOOD, Walter A. WOODHOUSE, John
WOODWORTH, John Spencer WOOL, Maj.-Gen. John E. WOTKYNS, Dr Alfred

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YOUNG, William H.



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