Banker, Christopher A., born in Pittstown, June 15, 1824, is a son of Timothy and Mary A. (Snyder) Banker, she
born in Pittstown March 11, 1803, and he a native of Lansingburgh, born January 24, 1797. He was a son of Adolphus
Banker who came to Pittstowp very early and here lived and died. The maternal grandfather was Christopher Snyder
who was one of the first settlers of Pittstown. T. Adolphus Banker and wife have four sons and one daughter. The
father of Christopher A. was a farmer; he was justice of the peace and assessor and held other offices; he and
his wife were members of the M. E. church; he died January 12, 1878, and his wife died April 14, 1878. George W.
Banker, the oldest brother of Christopher, was born in 1820 in Pittstown and was a farmer and owned a grist mill,
saw mill and flax mill, employing at one time seventy five men; he was supervisor three terms and a member of Assembly
one year, elected by 1,500 majority; his wife was Harriet J., daughter of John and Sarah (Stove) Comstock, he of
Connecticut and she of Pittstown. To Washington Banker and wife were born three children: Sarah S., George S. and
Timothy S. George W. Banker died in 1882 and his widow lives in the village. Christopher A. was reared on a farm'
and educated in Lansingburgh and Hoosick Falls. He was a farmer until 1866, and then went into the mercantile business
and followed it three years and then manufactured twine for one year, and has since followed various occupations.
His wife was Cornelia Miller of Albany county, daughter of Anthony Miller and Nancy Dorman, early settlers of Pittstown
and Millertown, named in honor of his father. Anthony Miller. To Mr. and Mrs. Banker were born eight children,
four sons and four daughters of whom one is living, M. Louisa, wife of Edward Hutchinson who has one daughter and
one son, Agnes B. and H. Willis. Mr. Banker has been assessor for three years; he is a Free Mason. He and his wife
are members of M. E. church. The oldest daughter of Mr. Banker was Nancy D., wife of Frank Viall; she had one daughter,
Cora M., a student of Oswego Normal school.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
Names A to F
Names G to P
Names Q to Z
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