Biography of Nathaniel A. Eldridge
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Eldridge, Nathaniel A., was born in Hancock, Mass., in 1820. He is a son of Thomas and Rachel (Hall) Eldredge, he a native of Hancock and she of Stephentown. The grandfather of Mr. Eldredge was Thomas Eidredge. a pioneer settler of Hancock, coming thither from Rhode Island. George Hall was a blacksmith by trade and died in 1812 at the age of seventy eight. The father of Mr. Eldridge was born in Hancock in 1778 and came to Stephentown in 1849 and died in 1859. Mrs. Eldridge was born April 11, 1780, and died in 1860. Mr. Eldridge has always followed farming, at which he has been remarkably successful. In 1844 he married Nancy M. Gorton of Hancock by whom have been born three children: Dorr, who died at the age of three: E. Dora, who married Lewis Brown, and after his death she married C. H. Brown, brother of Lewis, who is the leading criminal lawyer in the city of Omaha; Eldorus, formerly traveling salesman in the West, but now a farmer on the home farm of 250 acres; he is also a dealer in horses; he married Lelia, daughter of E. R. Potter of Stephentown; he was supervisor of Stephentown in 1888, 1889, and 1890, and was also clerk. He is a member of the Mt. Whitney Lodge No. 647, I. O. O. F. Mrs. Eldridge died in 1881 and in 1884 Mr. Eldridge married Mrs. Thomas J. Hazard.

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


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