Biography of Henry Moffit
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Moffit, Henry, was born in Stephentown, August 7, 1828. He was a son of Guy and Elizabeth (Bennett) Moffit, both natives of Stephentown and both died on the farm now owned by Henry. He died in 1859 and she in 1880. Henry is a grandson of Hosea Moffit and great grandson of Thomas Moffit of Scotland. Henry Moffit has always followed farming on the Moffit homestead. He owns 140 acres and keeps a dairy of fifteen cows. In 1851 he married Nancy, daughter of Elisha and Betsey (Chapman) Bennett, natives of Stephentown. The grandparents of Mrs. Moffit, Willard and Abigail (Eggleston) Bennett, were pioneers of Stephentown. The father of Mrs. Momt died in 1858 and her mother died, in 1836. Mrs. Moffit is a member of the Presbyterian church. They are the parents of one child: Mary Jane, wife of Sylvanus Pratt.

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


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