Biography of Theodore D. Platt
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Platt, Theodore D., was born in Stephentown March 15, 1818. He is a son of Henry and Martha (Chatman) Platt, both natives of Stephentown. The grandparents, Henry and Susan (Delaverne) Platt, were natives of Dutchess county, N. Y., who came to Stephentown about 1780 and here lived and died. He was a merchant and. miller. He was nine or ten years supervisor of the town, and for about ten years member of assembly. He died in August, 1842; Mrs. Platt died in January, 1843. The father of Theodore D. was also a merchant and miller; he died April 17, 1876, and Mrs. Platt died February 18, 1864. Theodore D. Platt has been a fanner and merchant, and for many years was engaged in the manufacture of wadding at Garfield which business he established in 1849 and retired from it in 1873. In 1840 Mr. Platt married Ann Drozilla, daughter of Alexander and Polly Gardner, both natives of Stephentown. To Mr. and Mrs. Platt were born three children: Emiline, wife of Freling H. Smith, lawyer of New York city; Theodore died May 4, 1893, at the age of forty nine, and William H. is a fanner on the homestead farm. Mr. Platt has been justice, clerk and supervisor of the town.

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


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