Biography of Charles P. Hutchins
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Hutchins, Charles P., was born at Schuyler Lake, Otsego county, March 21, 1829, He is of English and German descent. His great grandfather, William Hutchins, was a captain in the French and Indian wars, and was a resident of Bennington, Vt., at the time of the Revolutionary war and participated in the celebrated battle of that name. His father, the Rev. Stephen, was born in Otsego county and was a Baptist clergyman; he died in 1843. His mother was Mary (Zimmerman) Hutchins, born at Minden, Montgomery county, N. Y., and died in Utica in 1882. Charles P. attended the Bennington Academy, and at the age of fourteen entered a carpenter shop at Cooperstown, where he remained for three years. In 1846 he came to Troy and worked for Z. E. Fobes, a prominent builder, for seven years. In 1858 he formed a partnership with John Shannahan, under the firm name of Shanahan & Hutchins. In 1860 he went in business for himself and since that time he has done an extensive building and Bobbing trade and keeps a force of men employed all the year round. His first wife was Elizabeth Talmadge of Troy, who died in 1866. His present wife was Miss Mary Baldwin of Charlotteville, to whom he was married in 1867. He has one son, J. Maynard Hutchins.

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


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