Biography of A. J. Hard
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Hard, A. J., the highly esteemed miller and dealer in feed, oats and flour, at Eagle Bridge. is a native of Sandgate, Vt., where he was born in 1849. His father, Chauncey J. Hurd, a farmer, was also a native of that place, to which his greatgrandfather, Captain Lewis Hard, a soldier of the Revolution, came as an early settler. A. J. Hurd's boyhood was spent at Sandgate, and his education completed at Cambridge, where he met Lydia Ray whom he married in 1874. At Manchester, Vt., he entered his first business engagement as manufacturer of gloves and mittens. After four years he came to Eagle Bridge and built most of the mill himself. He has acquired a large and profitable business, employing at times twelve or fifteen men. He is a Republican and has served his town as highway commissioner, but prefers private life. His two daughters are Nellie and Jessie.

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


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