Biography of James E. Pinckney
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Pinckney, James E., was born in Albany, N. Y., April 22, 1861. His father, John W. Pinckney, was born in Caymans, Albany county, and for many years has been weigher and measurer in the city of Albany. His mother, Mary J. (Cady) Pinckney, was born in Bennington, Vt. James E. received his education in the public schools of Albany and entered the piano store of Fred H. Cluett, and was later in the same business in Boston. He came back to Albany and engaged in the grocery business with his father under the firm name of J. W. Pinckney & Son. Two years later he accepted the position of assistant secretary of the R. R. Y. M. C. A. in Albany, and afterwards went to Plattsburg where he was general secretary of the association. In 1890 he accepted the same position in Troy where he has been since. He belongs to Mount Zion Lodge, F. & A. M., the Knights of Honor, and the Independent Order of Foresters. He was president of the Epworth League of the State Street M. E. church. He was married to Stella M. Schermerhorn, of Schodack Landing, N. Y., in February, 1884.

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


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