Biography of J. W. McGinniss
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McGinniss, J. W., was born in Schodack N. Y., August 15, 1844. He was a son of James and Morthy Hurnmeston. a native of Connecticut. Mr. McGinniss came to the United States when a young man and settled in Schodack on the farm where J. W. McGinniss was born. He then came to Greenbush where he died in 1889. Mr. McGinniss was reared on a farm and educated in East Greenbush. He followed farming, and enlisted in the New York Volunteer Infantry and served nine months He was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry. Mr. McGinniss went on the river for a short time and afterwards was with the B. & A. R. R. for one year and a half, and then followed farming until 1888. He then came to Greenbush and has since been a coach driver in Albany. Mr. McGinniss erected three brick buildings and one frame building. He was married in Schodack to Bridgett Stackpole, a native of Ireland. To Mr. and Mrs. McGinniss were born five sons: James W., Joseph H., Charles F., Welter and Edgar W. Mrs. McGinniss died May 29, 1890.

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


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