Biography of George N. Greenman
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Greenman, George N., was born in Berlin, September 24, 1854, and is a son of George Nicholas, who was born in Stephentown in 1805; he was one of three sons, William, George M. and Schuyler, born to Silas, who was a farmer and native of Rhode Island. George N., father of the subject, was a farmer nearly all his life; he removed to Berlin in 1826, and in 1850, with his brother Schuyler, engaged in the shirt manufacturing business, which he continued until his death in 1859; he was thrice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Saunders, by whom five children were born: James F., Mary L., Joel A., Thomas E. and one who died young; his second wife was Annis Saunders, a sister of his first wife; his third wife was Phoebe Saunders, a cousin of his former wives; to the latter marriage were born two children, Rosetta P. and George N.; he was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist church, with which he was prominently identified. George N., Br., was educated in the common schools. He remained for a while on the farm with his mother, but began to care for himself at an early age by doing farm work, and for seven years was a clerk in a general store in Berlin. In 1890 he leased the grist mill and saw mill in Berlin which he has since conducted; he is also a dealer in grain and feed and manufactures a large amount of lumber, In politics Mr. Greenman is a Republican. In 1877 he married Mary J., daughter of Philanda and Jennie (Bills) Manchester, and they have one son, Oscar C. They are both members of the Seventh Day Baptist church.

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


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