Biography of Truman Ives
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Ives, Truman, was born at Poestenkill, September 24. 1816. He was educated in a private school in Fourth street and one year in the Lancaster school in Troy, N. Y. He was a clerk in a grocery store for one year; since that time he has devoted his whole life to the growing of and dealing in vegetables, growing them on his farm in Lansingburgh, and selling them to the trade in Lansingburgh and Troy, chiefly the last named place. He was the greatest worker in the county, which work was intelligently directed by his strong brain and will power. Mr. Ives was one of the originators and promoters of the Fulton Market in Troy, and one of the first to occupy it, which has been continually used since by some member of the Ives family. He has four sons in the business on their own account. He was married twice, first on June 25, 1838, to Martha A. Cushing, of Poultney, Vt. They have had seven children: Catharine, Sarah, Charles, Lionel C., Myron C., Walter T. and one who died in infancy. They are all dead at this date except Lionel. Mrs. Ives died January 16, 1861. For his second wife be married Mary A. Bates of the town of Brunswick, by whom he has had seven children: Truman C., Lillian B., George H., Reuben G., Mary F., Charles C. and Gracie. Mr. Ives is a self made man in every sense. The Iveses are of Puritan stock of Scotch extraction.

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


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