Biography of Merritt Herrington
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Herrington, Merrit, was born in Pittstown May 3, 1816, and died on the farm April 3, 1886. His life occupation was farming and his widow still resides on the farm of 117 acres of land they own. Mr. Herrington carried on general farming. In 1839 Mr. Herrington married Catherine A., a sister of Martin Snyder, by whom they had four children: Elizabeth, who died aged thirty three years; Anna T., wife of Peter D. Eychleshimer, farmer of Florida; Harriet, widow of George C. Penoyer, who died January 14, 1895, and was a farmer of North Chatham, Columbia county. He had one daughter, Edith S. Mr. Herrington was justice for nine years and assessor for several years.

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


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