Biography of James J. Gardner
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Gardner, James J., was born in Petersburg in 1836, and moved with his parents to Hoosick when three years of age, where he has since lived. He owns a farm of 300 acres and devotes himself mainly to the raising of sheep, dairying, and cultivation of the grasses. He is the son of, Varnum W. Gardner and Eliza Steenbergh. His father's ancestry dates back to an old Rhode Island family, and his mother's to the first settlers of the Mohawk valley. His family have ever been noted for their industry and longevity. His great grandparents, his parents, four uncles and aunts, of which two are still living, lived to an average of nearly eighty five years, there being ten in number. The aggregate ages is nearly 850 years.

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


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