Biography of D. E. L. Laydon
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Laydon, D. E. L., was born in Schodack, N. Y., September 8, 1846. He is a son of John and Mary (Janes) Laydon, both were born in Ireland, and came to Schodack about 1840 and afterwards went to Nassau, N. Y., where Mr. Laydon died in 1874, and his widow lives with a son in law, George W. Stratt of Nassau. Mr. Laydon was reared on a farm and educated in Vermont schools. He learned the carpenter's trade and has been a builder and contractor for some years; in 1877 he came to Bath, where he has since resided; he is a real estate dealer and is president of the Albany and Sand Lake Plank Road Co., and is secretary and treasurer of the Rensselaer and Turnpike Road. In 1876 he was married to Mary F. Cotton of Sand Lake, a daughter of John T. Cotton, a wagon maker by trade; he died in Brooklyn in 1894 at the age of eighty five, and his wife, Adaline E. Williams, died in Sand Lake January 7, 1882, at the age of fifty eight. To Mr. and Mrs. Laydon were born three children: Walter S., Jennie B., and Jessie D. E. F. Mr. Laydon has been overseer of the poor and trustee of the village.

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


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