Biography of Elihu L. Button
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Button, Elihu L., was born in Pittstown, N. Y., September 6, 1872, a son of Lyman L. and Sarah (Lansing) Button, he a native of Pittstown and she of Watervliet, Albany county, N. Y. The maternal grandparents, Garret I. and Margaret (Haswell) Lansing, were farmers of Albany county, and died June 4, 1873, and July 16, 1848, respectively. The parents of Garret, Jacob and Jane (Vanscoyk) Lansing, were pioneers of Albany county, settling near Cohoes. The parents of Lyman L. were Lyman and Mercy Downing. He was born in Pittstown in 1792 and died in October, 1869; she was born in 1794 and died May 8, 1866. The great grandparents of Elihu L., Simeon and Ruth (Eddy) Button, settled on the farm now owned by Elihu L. at a very early date. He was born April 5, 1757, and died August 22, 1836; she was born at Swanky, Conn., July 12, 1759, and died June 17, 1854. April 6, 1871, Lyman D. married Sarah Lansing. Elihu L. was reared on the farm and has chosen farming as his occupation; he was educated at the Lansingburgh Academy. In 1895 he married Minnie, daughter of John and Jane (McChesney) Gibbs, of Pittstown. In 1892 Mr. Button took charge of the home farm of 100 acres.

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


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