Biography of Hiram File
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File, Hiram, was born in Brunswick, November 27, 1830, and is a son of Peter and Hannah (Hayner) File, both born in Brunswick. Peter was a son of Christopher File, a native of Dutchess county and a son of Maichart File, a native of Germany, who came to Dutchess county and finally to Brunswick, where he lived and died. The father of Mr. File was a farmer, and at the age of sixty five came to Pittstown with his father and here lived and. died. His wife died May 6. 1840. Mr. File was reared on a farm and educated at the Albany Normal School, and taught for about fifteen years. He owned a farm in Brunswick, which he sold in 1866. He then came to Raymertown and bought a farm of fifty acres. He bought a saw and grist mill, and also had a flax mill, which he ran on a large scale for fifteen years. He has been justice for fourteen years and resigned and, has been supervisor for two years. In 1863 he married Margaret L. Wool of North Lan singburgh by whom he has had two children: B. W., who was educated at Lansingburgh Academy and Union College and read law with Gale, Alden & King and was admitted to the bar in May, 1889; and Sarah J., deceased.

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


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