Biography of Clarence A. Perry
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Perry, Clarence A., was born in the town of Lansingirgh, July 7, 1857, and was educated in the public schools, Troy Conference Academy, also in Manchester, Vt., and has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. December 1, 1887, he married Ellen De Forrest Bailey of Plattsburgh, N. Y., and have two daughters: Lucy D. and Mary L. Mr. Perry's father, Aaron, was born on the homestead near Speigletown in 1818, and was educated in the schools of that day; he too was a farmer. September 15, 1850, he married Maria Van Veghten of Old Schaghticoke, and had three children: Helen, Valentine and Clarence A., as above. Aaron Perry was a class leader, Sunday school superintendent, steward, and recording steward of the M. E. church. He died January 10, 1880, and his widow survives him at this date, 1896. C. A. Perry in his political choice is an ardent Republican (except in local matters). The Perry family are directly related to Commodore Perry; ancestry of family is of Dutch and New England origin.

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


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