Biography of Philip J. Huyck
Madison County, NY Biographies





Huyck, Philip J., p. o. Perryville. was born in Kinderhook, N. Y., October 21, 1825; a son of Jacob P. and Maria (Harder) Huyck, the only son of ten children as follows: Ann, Catherine, Maria, Philip J., Christiana, Sarah, Elizabeth, Cynthia, Harriet, and Calista, all of whom were residents of this county. Jacob P. came to the town of Lenox with his family, where he lived until his death and followed farming. In his early life he was a cloth dresser and wool carder. He took an active part in public affairs and was poorrnaster of his town several terms. Philip J. was educated in the common schools of the town of Lenox and his early life was spent on the farm with his father. When he was twenty eight years of age he purchased a farm in the town of Fenner, near where he now lives, and moved there. When twenty seven years of age he married Luzetta A., daughter of Lyman and Lucy (Smith) Robinson, she a native of the town of Fenner; they have two children: Libbie, wife of Dempster Tooke, and Willis P., whose first wife was Kittie J. Lansing (deceased); they had one child, Harry W. Later he married Cora B. Watkins of Chittenango. Willis P. is serving his second term on the board of education of the Perryville Union School; also a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church and Perryville cemetery association, of which his father is president; he has also been a collector of his town. Philip J. Huyek has always taken an active interest in the affairs of his town and for several years was assessor. Mrs. Huyck's four brothers, James S., Smith L., Serg't Theodore V. and Dr. Reuben H., were volunteers in the war of the rebellion, and Theodore was wounded at the battle of Winchester, from the effects of which he died at Baltimore, December 12, 1864.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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