Biography of William C. Hotchcock
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Hitchcock, William C., was born in Hoosick, May 19, 1847, and is the son of George W. and E G. (Carpenter) Hitchcock, he a native of Pittston and she of Hoosick. George W. Hitchcock was a carpenter by trade but spent his life at farming. He was a Republican in politics, twenty years overseer of the poor and assessor a number of years. He was a very active member of the Reformed church. The parents of George W. were Lewis and Nancy (Springer) Hitchcock. Lewis H. was born at Deerfield, Mass. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade at East Pittston and owned a large tract of land. The father of Lewis was Oliver Hitchcock, whose father, Arthur, graduated from Harvard in 1769. Oliver was a member of the Masonic Lodge with General Washington when the meetings were held under trees. Oliver was at the battles of Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, and helped to throw up entrencements at Dorchester Heights. Edward H. was president of Amherst College from 1845 to 1854 and professor of natural theology and geology from then till his death. The family of Hitchcock have always been educational people. William was educated at select schools under the auspices of the Reformed church at Buskirk Bridge, taught by a student of Middlebury College. He has taught school thirty years. He married, in 1870, Fannie, daughter of Peter and Harriett (Parker) Link, of Saratoga county. To Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock have been born four children: Charles Roscoe, Bessie A., George B., and Henry Gordon. In politics Mr. Hitchcock is a staunch Republican and is contributor to several newspapers. He is also a recognized authority on entomology and a member of the Reformed church of Buskirk Bridge. Oliver Hitchcock was, while a native of Massachusetts, a member of the Congregational church, but united with the Dutch Reformed church at Buskirk Bridge. He, his son Lewis and grandson George, have served as elders in that church.

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


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