Biography of Robert Render

Render, Robert, was born in England, April 27, 1829, a son of William and Hannah (Spirit) Render, who emigrated to America in 1833, coming to Ogdensburg, and in 1835 to Antwerp, with a family of four childen, They had thirteen children, of whom eleven, are now living: George, born August 29, 1830: Mary J., born January 28, 1832; James, born March 27, 1833; Richard born December 20, 1834; Betsey A., born May 22, 1836; William I., born November 6, 1838; Jonathan, born March 5, 1840; Joseph, born January 22, 1842; Charles, born May 18, 1845; Hannah M., born November 15, 1847, and Jane, born March 15, 1849. When Mr. Render came to Antwerp he took up fifty acres and added to it, and at one time had about 700 acres, and at his death 600. He was a lifelong Democrat, but voted for Fremont. They adhered to the church of England and in Antwerp united with the Congregational church and afterwards Mr. Render was very active in building the Episcopal church of Antwerp and also a prominent member for some years. He was a member of Antwerp Lodge, F. & A. M., of the I. O. O. F. and charter member of the Grange and a member of the official board. He died January 27, 1874, and his wife April 22, 1876. Robert Render was educated in the common schools and Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary and followed teaching for a number of years. He commenced farming with fifty six acres and at the present time owns 233, and has a dairy of thirty-five cows. Mr. Render has been a Republican since the organization of the party, though not an aspirant to office. He is a member of the Masonic order, of the I. O. O. F. and holds important offices in that lodge. He and his wife are members of the Methodist church, but he was formerly a member of the Congregational church; he has always been a trustee in the church and has been superintendent of the Sunday school. December 31, 1859, he married Annice C. Jenne, born in Fowler, N. Y., and they had three children: William F., born January 19, 1861, died August 26, 1881: George H., born December 23, 1862; and Mary E., born June 29, 1871. Mr. Render is an official member of the Grange, he and his wife having twice represented the county Grange in State Grange. George H. Render is a member of the M. E. church, of the Masonic order, and the Patrons of Husbandry; he has been master of the grange for several years, has represented it in the county and State Grange, and is a member of the National Grange. Mary E. Render was graduated from Ives Seminary and from Syracuse University, class of '72, and is now teaching music, painting and languages. She is a member of the M. E. church and also the grange.

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