Biography of James E. Pinkham
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Pinkham, James E., was born in Biddeford, in the State of Maine, in 1817. He finished his education at Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine, and became a cotton and afterward a woolen cloth manufacturer for many years. In 1839 he married Sarah C. Brock of Strafford, N. H.; they had four children, two sons and two daughters: Edward E., Helen F., Nettie M. and. Herbert B. The family resided in Maine and New Hampshire until 1866, when they came to the State of New York. Edward E. is located, at Schaghticoke, doing a general insurance business as resident agent of a number of the leading insurance companies. Helen F. married George F. Mallard of Laconia, N. H.; they have one daughter, S. Florence. Nettie M. married John T. Busiel of the same place; they have one daughter, Helen J. Herbert B. married Alice G. Vandenburg of Schaghticoke; they had two children, a son and a daughter, J. Edwin and Sarah E. Herbert B. Pinkham died in the year 1881. Edward E. was a soldier of the late war, serving as adjutant of the 15th New Hampshire Vols. at Port Hudson and other places in Louisiana. He was honorably discharged in August, 1863, and, is a member of Hartshorn Post No. 487, G. A. R. of Schaghticoke. department of New York. He has been commander three terms, and is serving his fourth term as quartermaster. James E. Pinkham's father, Israel, was born in Madbury, near Dover, N. H., in the year 1781. He married Hannah Gilpatrick of Biddeford, Me. They had four children, three sons and one daughter: James E.; Albert, who died at the age of twenty seven; Prentice, who died at the age of twenty six; and Elizabeth, who died at the age of seventeen. Mr. Israel Pinkham died in 1847, and his wife in 1854. Mrs. James E. Pinkham died, in 1880. James E. Pinkham has been president of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian church of Schaghticoke for twenty three years, and is also church treasurer. The ancestry of the family is English and Scotch.

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


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