Biography of John B. V. Quackenbush
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Quackenbush, John B. V., is the elder son of Benjamin V. Quackenbush, a well preserved landmark of Hoosick, born in 1811, who was a son of John Quackenbush, a descendant of an old Holland family. They first settled in New York city, and the family spread to Albany, thence to Hoosick. The mother of John B. V., the late Helen Armitage Quackenbush. died in 1895, aged seventy three. She was a representative of a prominent family, her father. James Armitage, having married one of the daughters of Garrett Lake, who came from New Jersey about 1790 and settled at White Creek. Mr. Quackenbush 'has in his possession several silver souvenir spoons made from knee buckles worn in the Revolution by John Lake, an ancestor of the Armitages, and an old Dutch painting from Holland, 200 years old, representing a Bible scene, also a land patent given by George the Third of England to James Lake and four others for 5,000 acres of land, dated December 24, 1761, and bearing the great seal of George III. Mr. Quackenbush was born in 1850 at Hoosick and his boyhood was spent on the old homestead. He has always engaged in farming. He married in 1890 Marian R. Wilder of this place. They are members of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Quackenbush is identified with the Republican party.

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


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