Biography of R. H. Delavin
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Delavin, R. H., was born in New Lebanon, October 19, 1851, and worked for a few years on a farm. At the age of fourteen he began to learn his trade at Lebanon Springs. In 1878 he embarked in isiness for himself at Malden Bridge and remained there ten years, when he established himself in Castleton, where he still conducts the harness and horse furnishing of this part of the county. In 1873 Mr. Delavan married Alice Membert and they have five children, three sons and two daughters, namely: Arthur, Walter, Ralf Nellie and Edith. Mr. Delavan's parents were Jeremiah and Judy (Criggs) Delavan. Mr. Delavan is a successful and enterprising isiness man who has been the architect of his own fortune and who stands well with his fellow citizens.

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


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