Biography of James E. Mattocks
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Mattocks, James E., M. D., was born in New York city, May 29, 1823. His father, John S Mattocks, was born in Sing Sing in 1797 and was a practicing physician in New York city and Troy, and died in 1873. His mother, Clarissa (Palmer) Mattocks, died July 20, 1873. James E. received a common school education and entered the Metropolitan Medical College in New York city, graduating in 1853. In 1862 he entered the army as a contract physician and after the war was over he came to Plattsburgh, Clinton county, where he practiced medicine until 1870, then removed to Sing Sing where he remained until 1876, when he came to Troy and has been in active practice since in that city. He is a member of the State Medical Society, belonged to the Seventh New York Regiment, and is an exempt fireman of Troy; for a number of years he served as police surgeon. He married Anna M. Thompson of Troy in 1848, and has one daughter living, Josie Palmer, and lost one daughter, Emma A. and a son, George A. The family belong to the Episcopal church.

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


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