Biography of Elon Percey
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Percey, Elon, is a representative of an old local family whose ancestors came from Rhode Island and from England. His father, James Percey, was a native of this town and a farmer. Elon was born in Hoosick in 1830, and has always lived here, being educated in the common school and at Ball's Seminary. He engaged in farming until 1873. In 1881 he established a feed store and acted as a grain buyer and shipper; he also deals in coal and wood. He is a Republican and has been justice of the peace five years and police justice of the village three years, but does not seek political preferment. He married in 1855 Mary Walworth of Hoosick, daughter of Harper Walworth, by whom he has three children: Morgan F. Percey, clerk in the Wood Machine Co.; Welton C. Percey, a lawyer educated at St. Lawrence University who was admitted to the bar at twenty one years of age after two years in the office of Attorney General Russell at Albany; Blanch R., wife of Victor M. Allen of Albany.

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


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