Biography of Albert C. Hakes
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Hakes, Albert C., was born in this town in June, 1840. Solomon Hakes, his great great grandfather, was born in the county of Durham, England, about 1680, and came to America in 1700 and settled in Stonington, Conn., in 1709. He married Anna Billings and they reared four children. His great grandfather, Jonathan, was born in Stonington, Conn., in 1724. He was a farmer by occupation and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His wife was Hannah F. Brown of Westerly, R. I.; they reared seven sons and one daughter; he died in 1779. Weiden, his grandfather, was born in Stonington, Conn., in July, 1771, and came with his six brothers to Petersburgh in 1780, where he pursued farming and lived to be seventy four years of age. His wife was Sybil Smith, and to them were born four sons and three daughters, three of whom grew to maturity: Weiden, Jeremiah S. and Seth E. Weiden, jr., the father of Albert C., was born in Petersburgh, March 7, 1798. He married Rebecca S., daughter of Joshua Peckhamand granddaughter of Braddock Peckham, a Revolutionary soldier; they reared six Sons; Ira D., Stephen S., Joshua W., Leonard S., Jeremiah S., and Albert C. Mr. Hakes was a farmer. He died in Petersburgh in October. 1855. Albert C. remained with his parents until he was twenty one, when he assumed charge of the homestead, which has been in the possession of the Hakes family one hundred years. His parents resided with him until they died. In 1884 he purchased the Union Hotel property in Petersburgh, which he conducted until 1895, when he retired and leased the hotel He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Star Lodge No. 670 of Petersburgh, in which he has held office. In September. 1862, he married Permelia F. Hakes, born in Petersburgh, and a daughter of Danforth Hakes. Their children were Alice, Hattie, wife of James Silsby of Lunenburg, Vt.; Chauncey, a shoe merchant of Albany, and Minnie.

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


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