Biography of M. L. Atkin
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Atkin. M. L., was born August 27, 1844. He is a son of Col. Justice Atkin, a son of Benjamin Atkin, a native of Ireland, who came to Pittstown by marked trees at a very early date and settled about one mile from Johnsonville on the banks of the Hoosick River, the homestead being owned by E. Atkin, his grandson, and father of M. L. Atkin, who was a farmer and merchant at Lansingburgh and Johnsonville, and also hotelkeeper at the homestead. His wife was Margaret Eycleshimer of Pittstown, by whom was born nine sons and six daughters, twelve of whom are living. He died in 1867 and she died in 1894. Mr. Atkin was reared on a farm and educated in common schools and Fort Edward Institute. He followed farming until 1877, and since that time he has lived a retired life. He went to the oil regions in Pennsylvania where he remained for sixteen years. He now owns thirty acres of land, also village property. He has been constable and deputy sheriff for twelve years. and is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M. April 14, 1891, he married Helen Cass, of Pittstown, daughter of Lansing Van Woert and widow of Smith Cass.

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


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