Biography of Sanford H. Rudd
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Rudd, Sanford H., a man much esteemed for his sterling character, is a progressive farmer who came to Hoosick twenty years ago, purchasing 200 acres devoted to dairy productions; he is also a dealer in agricultural implements. He was born in 1827 at Bennington, as was also his father, David Rudd, son of Joseph Rudd, who came to Bennington from Connecticut about 1760; the latter participated in the battle of BenBennington under commander but his own conscience. melting up the last platter in the house for bullets; he captured a sword from a Hessian officer which is still cherished as a relic by Mr. Rudd; also a letter dated August 26, 1777, at Bennington, from Joseph Rudd to his father ten days after the battle, which it describes in detail. Mr. Rudd values relics and is much devoted to historical research. He is a man of sound judgment and has proven an efficient official as assessor for seven years. He is the father of ten children: one son, Sanford L. Rudd, died in 1894.

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


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