Biography of James H. Saunders
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Saunders, James H., was born in the county of Cornwall, England, December 28, 1S23, and at eleven years of age came to New York city with a cousin, William Saunders, leaving his parents, James and Grace Saunders, who died in England. James H. was educated in New York city academy and began life copying in a lawyer's office, but soon learned the shoemaker's trade and traveled in different States and finally came to Sand Lake, then came to Nassau in 1845, where he has since lived. He was married in 1846 to Ann M. Whitbeck, daughter of Brewer and Hannah (Valentine) Whitbeck, who lived and died in Nassau. Mr. Saunders has been a farmer and speculator and at present owns over 300 acres of land and has made his own property.

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


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