Biography of Giles Kirby
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Kirby, Giles, was born in Nassau Valleys May 18, 1827. He is a son of Henry and Mana (Becker) Kirby. He was born in Columbia county and she in Kinderhook. The father of Giles when a boy learned the blacksmith trade and came to Lyon's Pond and then to the Valley of Nassau and spent his last days on the farm Giles now owns. He died January 28, 1892, and his wife died in 1865. He was justice for about twenty six years, when he resigned, and was justice of sessions one term. The grandfather of Giles was Thomas Kirby, who came from Connecticut to Columbia county where he lived and died. The maternal grandfather was Hammon Becker, who lived most of his life in Columbia county, but died in Orleans county, N. Y. Giles was reared a blacksmith and worked in Nassau village until 1865, when he purchased a farm of 116 acres where he has since lived. In 1850 he married Mercy C. Mullett of Hancock county, Me. They have had five children: Emma, a teacher; Henry S., who has a position in the capitol; Frank is a druggist in Nassau; Ella, a music teacher; and Ervie deceased. Mr. Kirby has been three times supervisor, and was supervisor when Thomas Ealor was taken to prison and was one of the committee when Ford kept the county house. He was deputy sheriff three terms and also at one time collector.

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


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