Biography of Gilbert De Freest
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De Freest, Gilbert, was born in North Greenbush, April 28, 1826, and is a son of David and Marian (Hilton) De Freest, he a native of Greenish and she of North Greenbush. The parents of David were David and Susanna De Freest, farmers of North Greenbush. The father of David, Jacob De Freest, was a Revolutionary soldier. The father of Gilbert spent most of his life in the hotel business, and his last days were spent on the farm now owned by Gilbert, where he and his wife died. Gilbert was reared in Blooming Grove and at the age of fifteen was reared on a farm; he has been a successful man, and has a farm of 122 acres of land and does general farming.

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


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