Biography of Samuel R. Saunders


Saunders, Samuel R., East Hamburg, p. o. Hamburg, was born in the town of Hamburg, N. Y., September 24, 1845. He was educated in the district schools and Poughkeepsie Commercial Academy. His early life was devoted to farming, and he is now a traveling salesman. in 1864 he enlisted in Co. D, 98th Infy., and was appointed quartermaster-sergeant of the regiment. They were State troops and did service in Elmira; he was honorably discharged in 1865. In February, 1868, he married Adelia Johnson of Buffalo, and they have one son, Henry B., who is well educated and is a general newspaper man. Mr. Saunders is a member of J. N. Swift Post No. 240, G. A. R., of Hamburg, also of Fraternal Lodge No. 625, F. & A. M., A. O. U. W. and the Royal Arcanum. In his political choice he is a thorough Democrat. Ancestry of family is Scotch and English of New England origin.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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