Biography of Thomas D. James
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James, Thomas D., was born in Albany, N. Y., November 4, 1848. He is a son of Thomas D. James, a native of Newark, N. J., born March 17, 1806; his mother was Mary Ford Allying, daughter of Pruden Alling. who was a merchant and for a time postmaster of Newark. The father of Thomas D. was a graduate from Princeton College and studied law in Newark, N. J.; he practiced for a time in Albany, N. Y., with Andrew J. Colvin, and then removed to New York city where he continued his practice until 1868, when on account of advanced age he retired from business and came to Nassau; he died December 2, 1883. He took a great interest in public affairs and was a very successful lawyer while in New York city. The children of Thomas D. James and Mary Ford Alling were Maria, Charles, Josiah, Rose, Thomas and Norwood. Thomas D. was educated in New York; he went to Florida in 1870 and was engaged in the orange business near Palatka, and for twenty three years lived in that State during the winter, and since 1893 his permanent home has been in Nassau. He has been postmaster in Nassau since 1893, and president of the village in 1896. He is a member of Gratitude Lodge No. 674 F. & A. M. The grandfather of Thomas D. was Josiah James, a son of David, who was taken prisoner by the British during the Revolution and confined in the old sugar house in New York city.

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


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