Biography of Israel Bovie
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Bovie, Israel, one of the oldest residents of Hoosick, was born in this town February 5, 1824, and never resided elsewhere. His father. Henry Bovie, was also a life long inhabitant, and his grandfather, John Bovie, was one of the first settlers. Israel Bovie has been principally engaged in farming, and also in bee culture, having at one time over 100 swarms of the latter. He was recently bereaved of his wife, his beloved companion for half a century. She was Ruby Lee Barron; they married March 26, 1846, and her death occurred August 2, 1896. There are no children. Mr. Bovie is highly esteemed for his sterling worth, and has served as highway commissioner and as postmaster. He has in his possession one of the old fashioned tall wooden clocks which kept time for both grandfather and father, and which he values not only as a memento but as a good time keeper.

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


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