Reynolds, A. E., a most prominent man of Hoosick, has been a resident here forty two years. He came to this
place in 1858 and purchased nearly 300 acres of land near Hoosick and has a wide acquaintance in the county, having
taken an active part in its political affairs. He is an ardent Republican and served as town assessor many years.
He was a colonel of militia before the war, and raised a company of fifty men, called the "Mountain Guard."
He was born at Petersburgh in 1812, son of Elijah Reynolds, also a native of that place. The family came from Rhode
Island. His grandfather, William, was one of the first coroners here Mr. Reynolds in early life taught school,
then was a merchant in his native town for eight years conducting a general store. Here he married in 1842 Mary
R. Knowlton, who died in 1892 leaving four children: Harriet Elizabeth, wife of Livingstone Quackenbush of Le Seaur,
Minn.; Harlan, a prominent man of Washington, Iowa; William H., who died in 1876; Jennie L., wife of Dyke Quackenbush
of Hoosick; Fremont A., born in 1856, who has never married but remained with his aged father to support and cheer
his declining years.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
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