Biography of William H. Boughton
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Boughton, William H., was born in Troy, N. Y., December 4, 1843, and was educated in the public schools of Troy. April 17, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H, 2d N. Y. Vols., serving in the Army of the Potomac, Hooker's Division. 3d Army Corps, and was honorably discharged May 26, 1863. He graduated from Troy Business College, and has been a merchant tailor in Troy for the past twenty years. April 30, 1874, he married Wilhelmina A. Knower of West Troy, Albany county, and have had two childred: Maud and Edith; the last named died at the age of six. Mr. Boughton's father, Samuel. was born in Dtitchess county, N. Y., in 1791. He married Pamelia Hayner. and had one son, as above. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and his father, John, was captain of a Connecticut troop in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Boughton's father died in 1851, and his mother in 1884. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican, and is a member of William B. Tibbits Post, No. 141, G. A. R., Troy, and is past commander. This family on the paternal side are of French Huguenot stock, having descended from Count Nicholas Bouton; their later ancestry is French, English and Dutch.

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


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Rensselaer County, NY
Biographies


Names A to F
Names G to P
Names Q to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012