Biography of Edmund De Forest
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De Forest, Edmund, was born in North Greenbush, July 9, 1831, and is a son of Walter and Rachael (Sharp) De Forest, both natives of North Greenbush, where they followed general farming, and where Mrs. De Forest died, and Mr. De Forest spent his last days in Brunswick, and was deacon and elder of the Dutch Reform church, The grandparents, Derrick and Mary (Fondy) De Forest, spent their lives on a farm in North Greenbush. Edmund was a farmer in North Greenbush where he now owns a fine farm, now occupied by his son. In 1895 he bought a farm in East Greenbush, where he now resides. In 1853 he married Kassab daughter of J. V. A. and Caroline (De Forest) De Forest of Poestenkill, by whom three children have been born: Minerva, Alonzo E., of Albany county; and Fremont R., a farmer of North Greenbush.

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


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