Biography of Jacob V. Adams
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Adams, Jacob V., born where he now resides, May 18, 1822, is the son of Jacob and Nancy Adams, and he a son of Elisha, who came from Connecticut with his father. Elisha married Alida Vandenheyden, and had a family of ten children: he was a farmer as well as his son, Jacob V.; his children were Hester A., Elisha, Alderman, Elizabeth, Jacob V. and Mary A.; he was a public spirited man, interested in church work as well as town and county affairs; he was assessor, overseer of the poor, etc.; he died May 7, 1857. Jacob V. has followed farming. In 1849 he married Harriet, daughter of John J. Goodell, and has three children, Charles, Jennie and Fred. His second wife was Candace Densmore, daughter of Oliver Farbell, and has one child, Albert L. Jacob V. has been.active in town and county affairs; he was assessor twelve years, highway commissioner six years, and much interested in education and school work.

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


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