Biography of Elisha S. Baucus
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Baucus, Elisha S., was born on the old Baucus homestead in the town of Schaghticoke, October 6, 1817. He was educated in the schools of that early date, and always followed the honorable occupation of farming. He was elected supervisor of the town three term February 7, 1855, he married Caroline A. Diver of his native town; they had two children, Elisha S. and Man. Elisha S. was educated in the public schools, and is one of the town's intelligent farmers. He married Kate H. Haner of this town; they have three children: Florence, Marion and Helen M. Marion resides with her brother, as yet unmarried at this date, 1896. Mr. Baucus died August 6, 1888, and his wife died May 8, 1890. There were two brothers, John and William, who resided together many years on the farm southeast of this one. John and the father of Elisha S., Sr., moved to this homestead where they, the present generation, reside. The family with their parents came here from Dutchess county, N. Y. The great great grandfather Baucus came from Germany to Dutchess county. The ancestry of this family is German on both sides.

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


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