Rensselaer County
Biographies


This page was last updated 15 Jul 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.

Many 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.


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ABBOTT, Royal ADERHOLD, William H. 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 AUSTIN, P. Huntley, M. D.

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BAILLARGEON, Herman, Rev. BALL, Hon. Levi Chandler BARTON, William
BASCOM, Chester BASCOM, Henry Clay BAY, Charles Ulrick
BEACH, William Augustus BEARDSLEY, Samuel BEATTIE, James Adam
BECKER, Edward Waterbury, M. D. BIRD, Hon. John BISHOP, Dr Gertrude Anna GOEWEY
BLATCHFORD, Thomas, A. M. BLISS, William Metcalf BLOOMINGDALE, William
BLOSS, Dr. Richard BOLTON, Samuel BONTECOU, Reed B., M. D.
BOSCA, Orville E. BOSWORTH, Benjamin BOWMAN, Charles Calvin
BRADY, Eward Michael, Rev. BRASHEAR, Peter Cominges BRATT, Nicholas
BREARTON, James F., LL., B. BREESE, Abram BRINSMADE, Dr Thomas C.
BROWNE, Irving BUCHANAN, Edward Christian BUEL, Hon. David, Jr
BUELL, James BULKLEY, Cassius E. BULLARD, Gen. Edward Fitch
BULLOCK, Lewis BURCH, Arthur James BURDEN, Henry
BURDICK, Warren R. BURNS, Cornelius F. BURNS, James H.
BURTON, Dr Matthew H. BUTTON, William Pitt BUTTS, Judge Elihu

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CALDWELL, James Henry CARMICHAEL, Eber W., M. D. CARPENTER, Sylvanus
CARPENTER, Ensign Thomas CARR, Brevet Maj.-Gen. Joseph B. CASEY, Cornelius A.
CHAPMAN, Robert J. CHASE, Henry CHENY, Arthur Chapman
CLARK, Hamilton CLARK, Otis G. CLINTON, Henry (Harry) Esmond
CLOUGH, Moses T. CLOWES, Thomas CLUETT, Ernest Harold
CLUETT, George B. CLUETT, William COLBY, John H.
COLEMAN, I. B., Rev. COLEMAN, Thomas COLLAMER, Jacob
COLLINS, Hon. Michael F. COLLYSON, John L. CONNALLY, Eugene Francis, M. D.
CONNOLLY, Owen D. CORLISS, John M. CORNELL, Gerothman W.
COTTRELL, William L. COWEE, Arthur COWEE, Clarence Harold
CURTIS, Abraham [scroll down almost to bottom of page]
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DARBY, Henry Spink DAVIS, Kenneth M. DAVIS, Ulster
DE LUCA, Michael Ercole, M. D. DENISON, Patience DERRICK, Richard C.
DEWAR, Alexander Cameron DICKERMAN, Jarius DIEFENDORF, William
DONNELLY, John Charles DONOHUE, Edward J. DORING, Henry
DOTY, Samuel DRAPER, Frederick E. DUERSCHNER, Rev. John Elias, A. B., A. M.
DUFTY, George Watson
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EATON, Amos EDDY, Charles Gilbert

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FELLOWS, John R. FERGUSON, Clarence W. FERGUSON, Fenner
FERRIS, Enoch FILE, Hiram FILKINS, Albert
FINDER, Anthony Philip FITCH, Hon. John FLAGG, John
FLAGG, John Lamson FLYNN, William James, Captain FOLEY, Hugh Vincent, M. D.
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
GILBERT, Uri GILES, Anna Laurella (Clarke) GILES, Leonard House
GLIDDEN, Mrs Lucy SABIN GOEWEY, Dr Catharine Elizabeth GOEWEY, Dr Gertrude Anna (Mrs. BISHOP)
GOULD, George GRASER, Charles B. GRAVES, Timothy
GREEN, David H. GREEN, Hannibal GRISWOLD, Hon. John Augustus
GURLEY, William GUY, Thomas H.
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HALE, Dr Moses HALL, Daniel HALL, FitzEdward
HAMILL, William Samuel HARDER, Frank P. HART, Richard P.
HARTHORN, Thomas W. HARTIGAN, John J. HASTINGS, Clifford C.
HAVERMANS, Father Peter HAYNER, Rutherford HAYNES, William Elisha
HAYNES, William H. H. HEALY, John Joseph HEARTT, Jonas C.
HEATON, Willis Edgar, Judge HEMSTREET, Charles A. HENDERSON, James
HERNE, James A. HIDLEY, Joseph Henry HOAG, Alvin T.
HOGAN, J. T. Hopkins, M. D. HOGAN, Joseph F. HOGEBOOM, Dr. James
HOGEBOOM, Dr James L. HOLLISTER, William H., Jr. (1) HOLLISTER, William H., Jr. (2)
HOLMES, John B. HOLMES, Northrup R. HORTON, Charles B.
HOTCHKIN, Albert L. HOWD, Emmott, M. D., F. A. C. S. HUBBARD, Dr George H.
HUBBARD, Lucius Frederick HUBBELL, Dr. Charles L. HUFF, George B.
HULL, Dr. A. E. HULL, Alexander H. HULL, Eugene Fellner, M. D.
HULL, Nelson HULL, Dr. Stanton Perry HUNTINGTON, Samuel Gray
HUSTED, Jesse B.
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IDE, George Peck INGALLS, Judge Charles R.

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KARNER, John C. KELLOGG, Eli Davenport KELLOGG, Giles
KELLOGG, Giles B. KELLOGG, Justin KELLY, John P.
KEMP, William KENNEDY, Howard Samuel KENT, Moss
KING, Harvey J. KINGDON, Howard John, Rev. KINNEY, Lewis
KNICKERBACKER, Thomas A. KNICKERBOCKER, J. I. KNICKERBOCKER, Milton
KNOX, John LeGrand KUDLOW, Henry Gilbert
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LAMPHIER, Porter O. LAMPORT, William Henry LANE, Aaron
LANE, Derick LANE, Jacob Lansing LANSING, James
LANSING, W. Yates LAPE, Thomas LATHAM, William Gordon
LEVERSEE, Derrick V. LEWIS, R. Frank LINK, Burrell B.
LOCKE, Sylvanus D. LOHNES, George W. LOMAX, Dr Joseph D.
LOUDON, Dr John
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MACARTHUR, Charles L. MACKRELL, John Joseph MAMBERT, Mrs James
MANN, Francis Norton MANN, Lewis Frederick MARCY, William Learned
MARVIN, Dwight MASTERS, Mehitable MATTISON, Allen J.
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 MCKEAN, Andrew Porter MCKEON, William B., M. D.
MCKNIGHT, John Wood MCLEAN, Dr LeRoy MERCHANT, Abel
MOFFITT, Hosea MOSES, Anna ("Grandma Moses") MURPHY, Edward
MURPHY, Edward MURPHY, Hon. Edward, Jr. MURPHY, Joseph J.

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NORTH, John Wesley NORTON, John Thomas NORTON, John Thomas

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OGDEN, Rev. Isaac Gray O'HAIRE, Leo Gerald, Rev. OLIN, Abraham Baldwin

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PALMER, George William PALMER, John PARMELE, Dr Francis B.
PARMENTER, Frank Silliman, A. B. LL. B. PARMENTER, Franklin Jay, Judge PARMENTER, Jerome B.
PARSONS, Andrew PATTERSON, Christopher James, M. D. PAWLING, Col. Albert
PECK, Eleazer A. PECK, Eleazer Adorno PECK, Joel B.
PENNIMAN, Ebenezer Jenckes PINE, James Knox Polk PLUM, David Banks
PLUM, Elias PLUMB, Henry H. POLK, William F.
PRESCOTT, Ebenezer
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QUACKENBUSH, Cebra QUACKENBUSH, Peter QUINN, Edward J. QUILLINEN, Timothy Joseph

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

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SABIN, Lucy SCRIVEN, Clinton W. SCRIVEN, William H.
SEYMOUR, David Lowery SEYMOUR, William P. SHANNON, John Francis
SHARPE, Buddington (1) SHARPE, Buddington (2) SHEPARD, Henry Vail
SHIRLAND, William H. SHOEMAKER, Frederick A. 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.
SPENCE, George, Jr. SQUIRE, Dr John STANTON, Elmer E.
STEVENS, Ebenezer STEWART, Philo P. STILES, Robert B.
ST. JOHN, Theodore L., M. D. STONE, Charles A. STRAIT, E. Smith
STRAIT, Dr George W. STRECKER, Edward STRONG, Henry Wright
STRONG, Col. Latham C. SWENSSON, Otto J.
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TAYLOR, Dean Park THOMAS, Burton E. THOMPSON, Isaac G.
THORN, Dr James THURMAN, Richardson H. TIBBITS, George
TIBBITS, George M. TIBBITS, William B. TIERNEY, Michael Ambrose, A. M., LL. D.
TOWNSEND, Martin I. TOWNSEND, Rufus M. TWINING, Frank B.
TWOGOOD, John E.
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VAIL, George VAIL, Henry VANDERCOOK, Simon
VAN EVERY, William Henry VAN RENSSELAER, Stephen VAN SCHOONHOVEN, Jacob L.
VERITY, Oliver B. VIRGIL, Capt. Ebenezer H.
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WAGER, Chester Grant WALWORTH, John WARD, H. Judd
WARD, R. Halsted, M. D. WARREN, Chester Ingersoll, Major WARREN, Homer O.
WARREN, Moses WARREN, Hon. Perry WARREN, Walter Phelps
WARREN, Walter Phelps, Jr. WARREN, William Henry WARREN family
WATERMAN, Edward Coburn WEED, Henry E. WEIR, William E.
WEST, Abram WESTBROOK, John Harold WHEELER, Henry (1)
WHEELER, Henry (2) WHEELER, James S. WHEELER, Joseph
WHITMAN, Peter D. WHITON, Dr Henry B. WILLARD, Emma, Mrs.
WILLARD, John D. WILLIAMS, John Francis WILSON, Charles
WILSON, Lorenzo WILSON, Samuel ("Uncle Sam") WINDEKNECHT, Henry C.
WINEGAR, Adam WOOD, Walter A. WOODHOUSE, John H.
WOODWORTH, John Spencer WOOL, Maj.-Gen. John E. WOTKYNS, Dr Alfred
WRIGHT, Albert M., M. D. S., F. A. C. D.
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YOUNG, William H.



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