Biography of Amos Broughton
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Broughton, Amos, has had charge of the railroad station over thirty years in Tiashoke and has been a resident here since 1857. From the first he engaged in railroad business and associated with an uncle, dealer in produce, etc. Until recently he was postmaster since the establishment of the office in 1873. He was born at Red Creek, Wayne county, N. Y., in 1839, son of Amos Broughton, who was born in this town and who died at Red Creek, N. Y., at the age of forty nine. His ancestors were among the earliest settlers of the town of Hoosick. Mr. Broughton married Mary Hitchcock, daughter of Daniel L. Hitchcock, whose ancestors were among the earliest settlers of Pittstown, N. V. Amos, jr, is a Republican and an active politician, but not an office seeker.

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


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