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