Biography of Samuel S. Brockett
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Brockett, Samuel S. (deceased), was born in Massachusetts, May 2, 1822. His parents (Ithra and Phoebe Brockett) lived in Massachusetts many years, but died at Burlington, Conn. Mr. Brockett came to Greenbush when a young man. He engaged in painting and paper hanging and carried on that business until he died, January 15, 1896. He was twice married; first to Elsie M. Winnie, by whom he had four children, of whom one is living: Fred S., born in Greenbush and educated in Greenbush, Cass's private, and Fulsom's Business College of Albany. He is a painter and paper hanger. Mrs. Brockett died in 1881, and in 1884 he married Mary J. Wagner, daughter of George H. and Amanda Smith, born in Albany county and died in Greenbush. He died April 7, 1881, and she September 7, 1864. To Mr. and Mrs Brockett were born three children: Elsie M., Elmer B. and Ethel H. Mr. Brockett was at one time poormaster, and a member of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Lodge No. 157.

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


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