Biography of David Darling
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Darling, David, has been an extensive contractor and builder, as many buildings of Hoosick Falls and elsewhere will attest; the Holmes block, Wilder building and many dwellings are among the number. He came here in 1880 from Pittstown where he followed the same vocation. He also acts as agent for Hon. J. Russell Parsons. He has been village trustee, and was once commander of the G. A. R. Post here. His birthplace was Grafton, N. Y., wbere he was born in 1838, son of Allen Darling, of an old Vermont family. He was reared in Shaftsbury, Bennington county, and enlisted in 1861 in First Vermont Cavalry as a private. He was in the battle of Gettysburg and at Second Bull Run, was taken prisoner at Broad Run, Va., and incarcerated at Libby. An exchange soon was made and he joined the regiment at Gettysburg, where he was injured by being thrown from his horse, and was discharged, when he went to Pittstown. He is an official member of the M. E. church.

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


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