Biography of Sylvester J. Craver
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Craver, Sylvester J., was born in East Greenbush, January 27, 1832. He is a son of John W. and Catherine (Cooper) Craver, a native of East Greenbush and she of Poestenkill. The grandparents, William and Elizabeth (Koon) Craver, came from Dutchess county and settled in Greenbush in pioneer days. The maternal grandparents, Christopher and Catherine Cooper, were farmers of Poestenkill where they lived and died. John W. Craver was a farmer of East Greenbush; he was assessor for a number of years; he died in 1888 and his wife died in 1878. Sylvester J. Craver was educated at the academy at Sand Lake and taught school for a while. In 1858 he married Esther, daughter of Daniel M. and Abigail (Mon]) Haywood. Mr. Haywood was a native of Dutchess county and spent his life on the farm now owned by Mr. Craver. To Mr. and Mrs. Craver have been born three children: Elmer H., coal dealer of Troy; he married Carrie M. Lawson; Abbie, wife of Edward Graham, clerk and bookkeeper for the electric works of Schenectady, and Mary E., who died at the age of two years. Mr. Craver has a farm of 135 acres in North Greenbush where he has carried on general farming since 1858. He makes a specialty of dairy and fruit growing.

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


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