Biography of Henry J. Abbott
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Abbott, Henry J., was born in Stillwater, N. Y., November 4, 1819, and is a son of Ira and Elizabeth (Terry) Abbott, Ira a son of Judd who came from Connecticut and settled near Cropseyville; his children were Henry, Walter, Jonas, Judd, John Urich, Sallie, Jerusha, Ira. Ira's early life was spent on a farm; when young he learned the blacksmith trade with his brother Judd. Afterwards he married Elizabeth Terry and moved to Stillwater, and one year later moved to Albany county, where he stayed ten years, when he moved to Brunswick. His children were Henry J., Mary, Joseph, Elmira, Sara A., Jane, Elizabeth, Mathias and Alonzo. Henry J. was associated with his father until twenty six years of age, and on December 17, 1845, he married Martha Jane, daughter of Richard C. Derrick, and has eight children: Maria, wife of Eugene A. Van Pelt, Richard Henry, Ira Willard, Franklin Eugene, Emma Betts, wife of Eugene Van Pelt, Carrie Derrick, wife of Clarence Van Zandt, Jessie Belle, wife of J. W. Whitbeck, Edwin Lincoln Franklin Eugene is a graduate of Union College and follows civil engineering; he married Grace Millard. Richard Henry graduated from the Troy Business College and married Anna Riddle. Ira married Charlotte Lohnes. Carrie and Jennie are graduates of Albany Normal School. Henry J. is active in education, school and church and religious work; also in town and county affairs.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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