Biography of Hon. J. Irving Baucus
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Baucus, Hon. J. Irving. - His father, James W., was born on the Baucus homestead December 19, 1812, was educated in the district schools, and has been a farmer, paper manufacturer and speculator in real estate. October 27, 1836, he married Maria A. Swartout of his native town; they had ten children, one died in infancy. Eliza J., Hester M., Frances A., Sarah A., Catherine E., Ida L., J. Irving, Lucy E., and Elva L.; one died in infancy, and Lucy E. died at the age of eleven years. E. Jane married David M. Button; they have three children, J. Warren, Minnie E., and Ernest D. Hester M. married Frederick Wiley. Sarah A. married Job Vial; they had one daughter, Jennie E. Mrs. Vial died October 16, 1894. Catherine E. married Howland Baker. Ida L. married Abram Beers; they had three children, Iva L., Julia M., and F. Leroy. J. Irving has married twice, first to Anna P. Beers; they had one daughter, Emma; the wife died December 5, 1884. He married second Cara A. Beers and they have one daughter, Ethel R. J. Irving Baucus has served as supervisor of his town two years. He was elected to the State Legislature for two years, 1887 and 1888; he served on the committee of commerce and navigation, also on the committee on railroads and internal affairs with ability. Elva L. married John W. Fry; they have two daughters, Hester M. and Edith E. J. living's grandfather, John Baucus, was born in the year 1772. He married Maria Weitsel of this town; they had eleven chilthen: William I., Maria. Elizabeth, David, George W., John A., Joseph, James W., Julia A., Elisha S., and H. Jane. Mr. Baucus died in 1832 and his wife in 1889.

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


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