Biography of Charles E. Derrick
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Derrick, Charles E., was born in Pittstown, November 12, 1842, and was educated in the public schools and Lansingburgh Academy, and has always followed farming. He came to Lansingburgh and took up his residence with his parents. April 1, 1858. It was originally a land grant to Florris Banker for services rendered in the Revolutionary war. This residence was erected in 1789. December 6, 1865, he married Sarah E. Brewster of Brunswick, by whom two children have been born: Willard H. and Bessie F. Mr. Derrick and son have a milk route in Lansingburgh. conducted under the firm name of C. E. Derrick & Son. The father of Mr. Derrick, Hiram, was born in the town of Brunswick, September 18. 1810. He married Caroline Derrick, by whom three children have been born: Jane C., Sarah F., and Charles E. Mr. Derrick died May 28, 1892, and his wife died September 13, 1852. The grandfather of Mr. Derrick, Adam Derrick, was born in 1788. The father of Mrs. Derrick, Benjamin Brewster, was born in this town in 1814. He married Marcia Land, by whom four children were born: Peter A., Sarah E., Alice P., and Benjamin O. L. Mr. Brewster died in 1852 and his widow survives at this date, 1896. The family on both sides were soldiers in the Revolutionary war and in the war of 1812. The ancestry of the family is Dutch.

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


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