Biography of Jacob & Alanson Hinds
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hinds, Jacob and Alanson, natives ot Vermont, were the pioneers of the family in Orleans county, and were sons of Adam and Catherine (Felthouse) Hinds. Jacob was born in the year 1800, and came to Murray in 1830, locating on the farm be had purchased the summer before, on the south side of the canal at Hindsburg. In 1831 he built a hotel at Hindsburg, also a warehouse and store and engaged in the produce business, and for several years was in the mercantile trade. He was canal superintendent for three years and from 1850 to 1856 was canal commissioner. He married Almira Waldron, and they were the parents of two sons and three daughters, of whom two daughters are living. Jacob Hinds died October 20, 1873. Alanson Hinds was born in 1810 and came to Murray about 1830, settling at what is Hindsburg where he has since lived. He kept a hotel at Hindsburg for several years and afterward was engaged in boating on the canal, with these exceptions, his business has been farming. In 1843 Alanson Hinds married Sarah S. Noble, and their children are: Marion, who married Fred Hinkley of Barre; Jacob, who settled in Michigan a"d married a Miss McClelland; Fred N. The last mentioned, Fred N. Hinds, was a farmer until 1889, when with George Baldwin he engaged in the stone business, opening quarries at Hindsburg. In 1892 he married Jennie, daughter of Hiram Brown of Albion, and they have one daughter, Madge Hinds.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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