Biography of G. N. Percy
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Percy, G. N., the well known horse dealer, has an elegant place in North Hoosick where he breeds and drives his fancy stock, training trotters and pacers and like work connected with the business. He was born at White Creek, Washington county, in 1845, of English ancestry, where his father, Benjamin A. Percy, who now resides in Cambridge, was also born. At eleven years of age he came to live with his grandfather and began business life as a farmer. Later he left farming and went to New York city engaging in the ice business where he remained eighteen years. He then returned to Hoosick at the present location. He married in 1871 Rebecca Sweet of Walloomsac, daughter of Truman T. Sweet, a retired resident of this place. They have one son, Burton, born in 1877 who has not completed his education.

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


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