Biography of Miles Van Alstyne
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Van Alstyne, Miles, was born in Canada, August 25, 1858. He was educated at Newburg Academy, Canada, and came to the United States in 1868 and learned the blacksmith's trade at Adams Center. In June, 1884, he moved to Sackets Harbor, where he is doing a first-class general blacksmithing trade in all its branches, horseshoeing, carriage ironing, wood work and repairing. He also owns a bicycle livery and repair shop, with his son, Everett H., as manager of repairs. September 14, 1877, he married Ella D. Ivory of Adams Center, and they have four children Everett H., Arthur G., Myrtle, Jennette. Mr. Van Aistyne is a member of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 368, K. of P., the Red Men No. 286, and of Jefferson Union Lodge No. 124, I. O. O. F. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church. In his political choice he is a staunch Democrat. The Van Alstynes were prominent in the Revolutionary war in the Mohawk valley. Ancestry of family is Dutch, Scotch and English. Mr. Van Aistyne's father, Bernard, was born in Schoharie county, N. Y., in 1807, and removed to Canada with his parents when a child. He married Esther Allen of this State, and they had ten children: Sarah J., Secord, Charles, Alexander, Amanda, Wallace, Rhoda, Martha, Miles (as above), and one died in infancy. Mr. Van Aistyne died in 1894, and his wife in 1865.

 

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