Biography of Spencer B. Pockman
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Pockman, Spencer B., was born in East Greenbush, March 21, 1851, and is a son of John N. and Almira (Snook) Pockman, he a native of Kinderhook and she of Sand Lake. The grandfather. Jacob Lockman, was a farmer of Kinderhook, whence he removed to Schodack where he died. John N. Pockman was born in Kinderhook, and settled in East Greenbush in about 1840; he returned to the village in 1872, where he died June 10, 1896, at the age of seventy three. Mrs. Pockman still survives, aged seventy three. Mr. Pockman had two farms, one of fifty six acres and the other of ninety six acres. Spencer B. was reared on the farm and always followed farming on the homestead farm, taking charge of the home farm when his father retired in 1872. He received his education, in the schools of Nassau, Albany and Sand Lake. In 1872 he married Roselthia, daughter of Eslick and Sarah (De Freest) Kimball, by whom one daughter has been born, Flora G., born October 7, 1873. Mr. Pockman has been collector and excise commissioner, and is a member of the Farmers Alliance.

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


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