HISTORY OF

SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.

by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER

1878

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SIMEON SCHOUTEN.

 

Portrait of Simeon Schouten

 

Simeon Schouten, the subject of this brief sketch, was born in the town of Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N.Y., on the 3d of November, 1793. His father and mother were John and Charity Schouten, old settlers in the county, who had a family of six children. He is the fourth son; the youngest of the family, and the only daughter, Lena, now the widow of the late Stephen Lewis, resides in the town of Greenfield.

Mr. Schouten was not blessed in early life with much knowledge of books obtained at schools; but he possessed a sound mind, a vigorous constitution, and a strong determination of will, which have carried him through the adversities and struggles incident to his career, and given him comfort and competence in his old age. He is now in his eighty-fifth year, and was married to Ann Parker in 1813. Has never had any children.

In 1848 he settled on the farm where he now resides, and where, by hard labor, economy, and perseverance, he has made him a desirable and pleasant home for the rest of his days.

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