Biography of A. E. Reynolds
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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.

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


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