|ABBOTT, ALSON B., HON.
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3, 1844. 1878 Member of N.Y.
State Assembly. Prominent
churchman and educator, banker, lawyer and literary authority.
Died Aug. 27, 1894.
Shaftsbury, VT. Member of
N.Y. State Assembly 1800 - 1. Grandfather
of Hon. Orange Ferriss. Died 1809.
Bethel, VT. Received public
school education at Marlsboro, N. H.
Pupil of Dr. Roland B. Gray, President of Long Island Medical
Society and specialist of national reputation.
Moved 1872 to Glens Falls. Established
Bemis Eye Sanitarium in 1893, where he met with great success as an eye
specialist. Died Dec. 9, 1901.
||Born July 4,
1825. District Attorney 1853
- 6. Warren County Judge,
1863 -71. Vice President of
Glens Falls Insurance Company and Director, Vice President and President
of Glens Falls National Bank. Died
Oct. 8, 1907.
|BUELL, HORATIO G., HON.
13,1791. District Attorney
1821-3. County Judge 1829 -
32. Died Feb. 27,1833.
Born March 23,1820
in Glens Falls. Banker and son of
Horatio and Elizabeth (McGregor) Buell.
Nephew of the noted authoress, Sarah Josepha Hale.
Educated in district schools.
In his eighteenth year, entered business in a dry goods store in
Troy. Began business in Glens
Falls in the late 40's and erected residence now occupied by Henry
Crandall. Removed to Troy and
became Cashier of Central Bank of Troy, from whence he was called to a
similar position in the Importers & Traders Bank of New York City, of
which he became president in 1865. During
his presidency this bank was established in the front rank of financial
institutions in this country. In
1874, he was called before the congressional committee on banking and
currency to explain his views regarding the then demoralized condition of
the National Currency. In
1875, his financial plan was incorporated in the Currency Measure known as
the "Sherman Bill," proposed by the senior member from Ohio,
afterward Secretary of the Treasury, Sherman.
Mr. Buell was also one of the founders of and a director in the
Fifth Avenue Bank. From 1876
to 1881, he was president of the United States Life Insurance Company.
He died in New York City in the spring of 1881.
1885 member of N.Y. State Assembly.
Manufacturer, banker and real estate owner.
Died Oct. 27, 1903.
|CHAPIN, DR. FRANCIS L. R.
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30,1824. Noted surgeon and
specialist, whose fame was more than local, from the late '60's to the
early '90's of the last century. Founder
of the "Glens Falls Athletic Club", afterwards, the "Glens
Falls Club." Coroner of
Warren County. Died April
17, 1813. Owner of the Cheney
Mills, at one time the most important industry in Glens Falls.
A man of public spirit and energy.
A kind friend to the poor. 1848
member of N.Y. State Assembly. Died Oct. 1, 1866.
|CHENEY, A. NELSON
||Born May 3,
1847. Piscatorial writer and
authority of worldwide reputation. State
Fish Culturist, 1895 -1901. Died
Aug. 17, 1901.
|CLARK, BILLY J., HON.
|Born January 4,
1778. 1820 member of N.Y.
State Assembly. 1848
Presidential Elector. Originator
of the first temperance organization.
Died Sept. 20, 1866.
|CLARK, JAMES C.
13, 1812. 1853 Village of
Glens Falls President. Sergeant-at-Arms
of N.Y. State Senate, 1860 - 1. Died
July 6, 1888.
|CLARK, ORVILLE, HON.
||Born June 29,
1801. N.Y. State Senator 1844
- 47. Died March 19,1862.
|COLVIN, HIRAM K., COL.
||Born April 15,
"History of Queensbury" states,
"As a passing tribute of regard for a highly valued friend,
now gone to his reward, the author would say that he was a genial,
kind-hearted, steadfast and reliable man, exemplary in his life and
conduct, and whose public spirit and enterprise were so marked that the
entire community at his decease deplored his loss as one not readily to be
replaced." Colonel of
the 31st New York Militia. Mustered
first companies, which volunteered from Glens Falls and locality for
service in War of the Rebellion. Died
Feb. 8, 1863.
|COOL, KEYES P.
25, 1795. 1840 Presidential
Elector. Presided at public
meeting at Numan Hall immediately after the fall of Fort Sumter, where it
was enthusiastically resolved that Glens Falls should do its share to be
fully represented in the coming struggle.
Shipped first Glens Falls manufactured lime for commercial purposes
ca. 1832. Died Aug. 12, 1889.
1, 1810. 1859 President,
Village of Glens Falls. Identified with every prominent enterprise in
Glens Falls from the early history of banks, gas company, plank road,
insurance company etc., to the day of his death.
Education and religion appealed strongly to him and movements along
these lines had his liberal support.
Died July 22, 1891.
|DAVIS, ISAAC ANDREW JACKSON,
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|Born October 5,
1831. County Judge 1871 - 77.
Possessed a wonderful memory, ready utterance, rare oratorical
powers, affable demeanor and obliging disposition.
|DE LONG, ZOPHER
||Born July 9,
1815. 1863 President, Village
of Glens Falls. Staunch and
reliable citizen of influence in the community.
Fifty years a prominent business man in Glens Falls.
Died Jan. 15,1901.
|DE LONG, THEODORE S.
||Born August 23,
1839. Merchant, bank director
and Glens Falls Insurance Company director.
Died May 12,1908.
|EMMONS, HALMER H., HON.
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22, 1813 in Glens Falls. United
States Circuit Judge 1870. Attained
the very summit of professional eminence and success in Detroit, Mich.
|FARR, DANIEL C., PH. D.
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|Born March 30,
1846. Thirty-one years a
leading educator of the State. Principal
of the Glens Falls Academy from ca. 1878 'till death.
One of the founders of the New York State Historical Association,
prominent in the religious, literary and civil life of the community.
Died Dec. 15, 1903.
ANDREW JACKSON, REV., D. D.
|| Born June 21, 1815. Pastor of Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls 1846–1891. A
spiritual man of profound thought, great influence and commanding presence.
Polemical authority and teacher. Author
of historical and religious monographs. Died
Oct. 18, 1895.
|FERGUSON, JAMES, DR.
||Born June 29,
18l8. One of the early
physicians of the community, who had a large practice and wielded
influence as a public-spirited citizen of strong will power and positive
ideas. Died Oct. 27, 1892.
|FERRISS, ORANGE, HON.
26, 1814 in Glens Falls. Honorary
degree of A.M. conferred upon him by University of Vermont.
1841, appointed Surrogate of Warren County, by Governor Seward.
County Judge and Surrogate twelve years.
Appointed Provost Marshal 1865, but declined.
1866 elected to Congress and served two terms.
1871 U.S. Commissioner of Southern Claims.
2nd Auditor U. S. Treasury 1888 - 1891.
Died Apr.11, 1894.
|Born March 28,
1827. Prominent banker and
lumberman. Recognized head of
Democratic party in northern New York for years.
Intimate friend of Hon. Grover Cleveland and Hon. Daniel Manning.
Died Dec. -16, 1903.
|FINCH, GEORGE R.
|| Born Jan. 1,
1856. Prominent in councils or
Democratic party. Twice candidate upon Democratic State ticket - once for
Comptroller and once for State Treasurer. Succeeded
largely in management of business with which his father had been identified.
Died Jan.12, 1906.
||Born May 17,
1756 in Stratford, CT. A
large factor and liberal contributor in the business and religious
development of Glens Falls. Died
Glens Falls, Aug. 4, 1839.
19, 1840. One of the first
prominent shirt manufacturers.
1881 Village President. Banker,
churchman and manufacturer. Director
of Glens Falls Insurance Co. Died
Oct. 31, 1898.
|GEER, WALTER, JR., HON.
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|Born January 9,
1792. One of the organizers
of the Glens Falls Academy. Instrumental
in building Presbyterian Church, which was destroyed by fire in 1864.
Member of N.Y. State Assembly 1837.
Died July 16, 1855.
|GLEN, JOHANNES, COL.
|Born July 2,
1715. Glens Falls was named
for him. He was Quartermaster
in the French and Revolutionary wars, stationed at Schenectady in 1775,
bought lands of Daniel Parke on the Hudson above Fort Edward.
The tract partly comprised the City of Glens Falls.
Professor Pearson's record says of him,
"In 1795, he was in business at and owned Glen's Falls.
The Colonel, at the close of his life, became poor and was
supported by kind friends in no way connected with the family.
His financial embarrassments are conjectured to have resulted from
his connection with public affairs and the consequent neglect of his
Died Sept. 23, 1828.
|GOODRICH, SOLOMON P.
29, 1761. First Principal of
the Glens Falls Academy and founder of first Sunday School.
Died at Glens Falls, Sept. 28, 1831.
|GOODMAN, S. L.
||Born June 25,
1817 at Bolton, N.Y. Received
a common school education. Moved to Chestertown when eighteen years old
and engaged in business with Charles Fowler.
Moved to Glens Falls 1859 and engaged in lumber business with
Roberts Bros. During the war,
was Internal Revenue Collector. 1865
Village President. 1873,
purchased interest in Jointa Lime Co.
Pioneer manufacturer of cement in Glens Falls.
1882 - 83, Town of Queensbury Supervisor - one of the most
satisfactory officials ever holding that position.
Trustee, First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls for several years.
1865 - 1902 Director, Glens Falls National Bank.
Died Dec. 14, 1903.
|HARRIS, HIRAM M.
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Proprietor and editor of the Glens Falls Republican.
Mr. Harris was an editor of unusual ability and his paper was a
strong factor in the Democratic party of the county.
Died Feb. 21, 1896.
1808 built first paper mill in this vicinity, near Fort Edward.
Father of G.G. Hawley. Died
at Glens Falls, Sept. 1, 1869.
||Born May 13,
1789. Note from a Saratoga
County deed, “January 25, 1825. Elias
Hawley and Alpheus Hawley purchased of John Folsom, half the cotton
factory, water power, island and toll bridge at Glens Falls for
refers to entire waterpower, flat rock, etc.).
Died Mar. 13, 1871.
|HAWLEY, GEORGE G.
||Born July 8,
1806. A memorial window in
First Presbyterian Church commemorates his activity in Sabbath School
matters, extending over a long period of years.
Died Mar. 2, 1882.
|HAY, WILLIAM, JR., HON.
Historian and author. District
Attorney 1825 - 7. Editor, Warren Patriot, published at Lake George,
1819. Member of N.Y. State
Assembly 1827. Died Feb. 12,
||Born May 16,
1874 member of N.Y. State Assembly.
His “History of Queensbury" proves him to be an authority on
local matters. Prominent as a
physician and surgeon. A litterateur, patriot and philanthropist.
First man in Warren County to offer his services to the State in
1861. Died July 19, 1891.
|HOTCHKISS, WILLIAM, HON.
August 21,1806. 1846 delegate
to State Constitutional Convention. 1856
- 7 State Senator. 1859
Executive Clerk in State Senate and again in 1862 and 1865.
1863 - 68 Assistant Chief of Bureau of Military Statistics, Albany.
1869 appointed deputy Collector of the 1st Division,
16th District, Internal Revenue. Died
April 30, 1880.
||Born January 3,
1833. 1870 Village President.
Member of Congress, 1883 - 6.
Banker and public speaker of convincing and pleasing address.
Leader in religious and educational life of the community.
Director of the Glens Falls Insurance Company.
Died July 17, 1893.
||Born August 22,
1836. Forty-two years Cashier
of First National Bank of Glens Falls.
An affable, public-spirited and capable gentleman and official.
Died Feb. 3, 1907.
||Born ca. 1750.
Brother of David Jones, famous in American History as the betrothed
lover of the hapless Jane McCrea. One
of the first settlers and original developers of waterpower at Glens
Falls. Settled ca. 1778 in Brockville, Canada, where he died.
11, 1809. 1871, 1876 - 7,
1884 Village President. During
his long years, while a resident of Glens Falls, he identified himself
with all measures looking towards public improvement and reform.
Died Aug. 17, 1885.
4, 1823. Pioneer lumberman
and organizer of freight and transportation line of the Northern Canal in
1850. Chairman of Town War
Committee 1864 - 5. 1865
member of N.Y. State Assembly. 1867
Village President. Factor in
affairs of First National Bank, Glens Falls Insurance Company, etc.
Identified with movements to secure railroad connection for Glens
Falls water works, sewers and educational advantages.
Died Nov. 5, 1898.
|LITTLE, RUSSELL M., HON.
26,1808. Methodist Episcopal
minister at nineteen years of age. 1859,
organized Glens Falls Dividend Mutual Insurance Company, now Glens Falls
Insurance Company. Repeatedly
declined political honors. Frequently
referred to as the "Gladstone of Warren County."
Born the same day as the great English statesman, resembling him in
many respects. State Senator
1862 - 63. Died Dec. 11,
|MAHONEY, JERRY C.
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20, 1854. Founder "Glens
Falls Star." Prominent
in councils of Catholic organizations and Societies.
Conservative and influential.
Died July 11, 1904.
|MARTINDALE, HENRY C., HON.
1779. Surrogate of Washington
County 1816-19. District
Attorney 1821 - 28. Representative
in Congress 1823 - 35. Canal
Appraiser 1840 - 43. Died
March 29, 1860.
|MARTINE, GODFREY R., DR.
||Born April 27,
1837 in Troy, N.Y. 1870
member of N.Y. State Assembly. Stood
in the front rank of the medical profession.
Was universally recognized as literary authority, churchman and
educator, and possessed of rare oratorical powers combined with a
wonderful memory and ready utterance of positive ideas, together with a
genial and affable demeanor and obliging disposition, which caused his
presence and cooperation to be sought, whenever the exigencies of a case
required a leader in the development of worthy business or religious
movements. Being a
philanthropist of the highest order, his beneficences will remain in the
history of Warren County. Died
Aug. 8, 1906.
|MCDERMOTT, JAMES, RT. REV.
22, 1833 at Enniskillen, Ireland. Came
to the United States in 1854. Studied
at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, M.D., and was ordained a priest by
Bishop McClosky at Albany, Aug. 22, 1862.
He came to Glens Falls Aug. 25, 1862.
Went to Norwich, N. Y. in 1863 and returned to Glens Falls in 1865,
where he was pastor of St. Mary's church for thirty-eight years.
Under his direction the congregation built St. Mary's Church in
1867, St. Mary's Rectory, Convent and Grammar School in 1882, and St.
Mary's Academy in 1895. He
was respected by all who knew him. A
man of exemplary traits and extreme devotion to the church and his people.
Dean of Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties.
Died Feb. 20, 1903.
26, 1784. President,
Commercial Bank (now First National Bank of Glens Falls) 1853.
Member of N.Y. State Assembly 1821 - 2 and 1828.
It is said that to him, more than any other one man, is the credit
due of opening up the resources of Glens Falls and vicinity, and preparing
the way for that healthy development and growth which makes it today one
of the great business centers of Northern New York.
In 1821, he secured a survey and appropriation for the construction
of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. Only
seventeen votes in the town were cast against his return to the Assembly
the following year. Died
||Born August 3,
1831. 1872 Village President.
Member of Canal Investigating Commission 1898 - 9.
Frequently a delegate to State and District Conventions.
Liberal contributor to beautiful new edifice of Christ Church,
Methodist Episcopal, Glens Falls Home for Aged Women and Young Men's
Christian Association. A
leader in every worthy movement to benefit Glens Falls.
Director Glens Falls Insurance Co.
President, First National Bank.
Lumber and paper manufacturer on large scale.
Died Sept. 2, 1906.
15, 1808 in Wilton, N.Y. In
early life, a farmer; in advanced years a lumberman.
He came to Warren Co., purchased "Pruyn's Hill" and
became a resident of Glens Falls in 1867.
Mr. McGregor was an honest and good citizen, a faithful and
generous, fighting friend, with strong likes and dislikes, which rendered
his judgment at times very human and fallible.
His honesty of purpose was never in question, even by those who
differed from him in opinion and refused to accept his conclusions.
His only religion: honesty; his only hope: doubt; gave him implicit
faith in the equity of eternal justice, if a conscious existence may bless
us beyond the stars. Died
Mar. 19, 1895. Rests in the
Glens Falls Cemetery.
|MORGAN, ALONZO W.
||Born January 7,
1799. 1864 Presidential
Elector. Third President
Glens Falls Insurance Co. One of the original up-builders of Glens Falls
real estate. Died May 29,
||Born August 24,
1814. At the time of his
death, the controlling spirit in the management of the Morgan Lime Co.,
Morgan Lumber Co. and Glens Falls Paper Mill Co.
Pioneer in the industries of Glens Falls.
Died Aug. 1, 1873.
|MOTT, ISAAC, HON.
25, 1818. Presidential
Elector 1872. One of the
leading citizens of Glens Falls for many years. Died July 2, 1898.
|NEWTON, EPHRAIM H., HON.
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|Born June 3,
1787. Mastered both English
and Latin grammar by the light of his forge fire, as he swayed the bellows
pole up and down in his father's blacksmith shop.
Graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1813.
Ordained 1814. Pastor,
Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, 1833 - 36.
Principal, Cambridge Washington Academy, Cambridge, N.Y., 1843 -
48. Received the degree of
Doctor of Divinity from the College at Middlebury, Vt.
Served Marlboro, Vt. in the Legislature 1862 - 4.
Died at Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1864.
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|Born January 3,
1813. Prominent lumber and
paper manufacturer. Gave handsome fund at his death to build large and
commodious structure for Young Men's Christian Association.
Died April 12, 1890.
9, 1830. United States Senator from Nebraska 1875 - 81 and 1887 - 1893.
Died Oct. 17, 1897.
|PARKS, SOLOMON A.
22, 1827. President Village
of Glens Falls 1877. Liberal
in religious support, particularly Baptist denomination.
A genius as manufacturer of paper, and head of the famous Parks
family. Three sons classed
among the most successful manufacturers of this staple article ever
identified with the important industry. Died Apr. 26, 1900.
|PARKS, FREDERICK H.
25, 1853. The practical
manufacturing head of the International Paper Company at the time of his
death. A liberal minded and
public spirited citizen. Died
May 25, 1906.
|PARSONS, HENRY N., REV.
||Born July 27,
1813. Gifted and accomplished
scholar, eloquent and impassioned orator and graceful writer.
Died Aug. 10, 1859.
|PEARSALL, AUGUSTUS J.
1,1833. 1864 connected with
Charles H. White in the clothing business, later succeeded by Pearsall
& Coolidge. At time of
death was President of Lake George Steamboat Co., Vice President, Glens
Falls Paper Mill Co., Director, Glens Falls Brick & Terra Cotta Co.,
First National Bank and Glens Falls Insurance Co., and Trustee of the
Methodist Church. Died May
||Born June 16,
1788. State Senator 1839 -
42. Prominent as physician
and druggist. First President
of Glens Falls Insurance Company. Died July 11, 1862.
|RAY, JOHN W., REV.
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first sermon in the Old White Church in 1842.
Subsequently edited a newspaper in Illinois, which was the first
one in the whole country to propose the name of Lincoln for President.
Was appointed by Lincoln to have charge of a division in the
Department of Indian affairs at Washington.
(Date of birth and death not obtainable.)
|ROCKWELL, WILLIAM W., HON.
Member of N.Y. State Assembly 1849.
Collector of Internal Revenue 1869.
State Senator 1878 - 81.The greatest organizer and most successful
manipulator of the Republican party this locality ever knew.
Never forgot a friend or forgave an enemy.
|ROSEKRANS, ENOCH H., HON.
16, 1808. Degree of L.L.D.
conferred upon him by Union College.
District Attorney 1835 - 45. County
Judge 1847-51. Village
President 1855. Justice of
the Supreme Court of the State of New York 1855 - 71.
Died May 1, 1877.
|RUSSELL, JOSEPH, HON.
Member of N.Y. State Assembly 1840.
Representative in Congress 1845 - 7 and 1851 - 3.
|SANFORD, GEORGE, HON.
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In1837, during the financial crisis, issued form of paper currency
upon which the name of "shin plaster" was first conferred.
Member of N.Y. State Assembly 1841.
|SANFORD, GEORGE H.
1836. Delegate to National
Democratic Convention. Member
of N.Y. State Assembly 1866. State
Senator 1870 - 1. Died Nov.
|SHELDON, EDSON N., DR.
28, 1804. 1860 cast his vote
as Presidential Elector for the first term of service of Lincoln.
Trustee of the N.Y. State Institution for the Blind at Binghamton,
1866. Died July 3, 1873.
11, 1801. Related to the
distinguished statesman and patriot, Roger Sherman of Revolutionary fame.
President, Commercial Bank (now First National Bank of Glens Falls)
1858-1884. Placed the first
boat for transportation of lumber on Glens Falls Feeder.
First President of Glens Falls Paper Mill Co.
Director of Glens Falls Insurance Co.
Died Dec. 3, 1884.
||Born March 31,
1837. Extensively engaged in
the manufacture of lumber, boating and lime.
Conducted a large mercantile business for years.
Operator in real estate. Horse
breeding and development of agricultural and racing associations, where
speed and true sport were features, occupied much of his attention.
Died Dec.13, 1894.
|SHERWOOD, LIEUTENANT COLONEL
|| No genealogical records obtainable.
|SPIER, WILLIAM E.
||Born May 16,
1849. One of the successful
businessmen of the younger generation.
Lumber, paper and horse breeding principal sources of his success.
Had a host of friends and admirers and no enemies.
Enterprising and liberal. Died
May 8, 1901.
|STREETER, DR. BUELL G.
||Born July 25,
1832. Achieved distinction as
a surgeon in the Civil War. Came
to Glens Falls during late '60's, becoming noted in his profession. Interested
in educational and public matters. Coroner
in the late '70's. U.S.
Examining Surgeon for Pensioners from 1885 -1900.
One of the original promoters and founders of the present Union
School system. Died July 24,
|TEARSE, PETER B., HON.
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| Born 1753.
Member of Assembly 1786-9. Died 1802.
|UPSON, ANSON JUDD, Rev., D. D.,
L. H. D., LL. D.
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Born November 7,
1823. 1843 graduate of
Hamilton College. Began
practicing law in Utica. 1845
tutor in Hamilton. 1849
adjunct professor of rhetoric and moral philosophy.
1853 professor of logic, rhetoric and elocution.
1870 - 80 pastorate of Second Presbyterian Church in Albany.
He was Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in 1871 and 1877. In
1880, he became a professor in Auburn Theological Seminary and in 1887
professor emeritus. In 1889,
he removed to Glens Falls. Dr.
Upson was elected a Regent of the State University Feb. 11, 1874, and in
1892, Chancellor. Died June
DUSEN, NELSON W., HON
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26, 1842. Member of Assembly
1882. Died Sept. 28, 1894.
DUSEN, ZENAS, COL
6, 1808. One of the largest
lumber manufacturers of Glens Falls.
Died Feb. 22, 1889.
||Born August 18,
1746. Delegate to
Constitutional Convention 1801. Died Dec. 1, 1825.
24, 1835. Since 1855
associated with what is now the National Bank of Glens Falls, first as
clerk, then as teller in 1859, and finally as Cashier in 1862.
His life was devoted to his family, his church and the institution
that received his services for over fifty years.
Was a writer of much merit. Had
he developed this talent his fame in literature would have been
considerable. Died Oct. 27,
||Born July 9,
1809. County Judge 1845-47.
Director of Glens Falls National Bank, Glens Falls Insurance
Company. Faithful laborer in
the field of temperance. Died
Jan. 26, 1870.
| WING, ABRAHAM
Born August 4, 1791.
County Surrogate 1827-35. Village
President 1847. Prominent as
lumberman, also in civic, financial and business affairs of Glens Falls. Died
June 18, 1873.