Biography of H. S. Eddy
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Eddy, H. S. - He was a son of Avery and Mary A. (Carpenter) and a descendant of Samuel Eddy, who came to England in 1820 and settled in Rhode Island. Obediah Eddy was born in Rhode Island in 1645 Constant was born in Rhode Island in 1734 and came to Pittstown at a very early day. He was general at the battle of Bennington in the Revolutionary war. He owned a large tract of land in Pittstown near Raymertown. The sons of General Eddy were John and Robert Eddy. Avery, son of Robert, was born in Pittstown, February 20, 1800. He married Mary A. Carpenter and spent most of his life at farming in Brunswick, where he died in 1872. Mrs. Eddy died May 6, 1872. He was an active Democrat in politics, and Lutheran in religion. Robert Eddy was a farmer of Pittstown, and died from the effect of a fall. Mr. Eddy was married October 15, 1874, to Emily, daughter of John E. and Emma J. (Eyeleshimer) Hunter, who settled the farm now occupied by Mr Eddy. Mr. Hunter died in 1872. Mrs. Hunter still survives and resides with her daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. Eddy had been born one son and three daughters: Hattie F. teacher, Amy, Minnie and John B. Mr. Eddy has 224 acres of land.

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


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