Biography of Edgar & John W. Sliter
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Sliter, Edgar and John W., were born in Greenbush, John W. October 12, 1851, and Edgar, March 22, 1854. They are the sons of Christopher and Catherine (Sliter) Sifter. The father was born on the farm now owned by his sons and the mother in Poestenkill. The grandfather, George Sliter was a carpenter and farmer, bought the farm and there died when Christopher was only six years of age. He was then reared by his uncle, John C. Carter, a farmer of East Greenbush. He came to North Greenbush in 1844 and bought the old homestead, where he died April 28, 1894. Mrs. Carter died in August, 1889. In 1881 Edgar Sliter married Margaret Sliter of Poestenkill and, has one daughter, Mary A. In 1890 John W. married Lizzie M. Lash of East Greenbush, by whom he has two children: Arthur J. and Edith M. The two brothers Sliter, Edgar and John W., purchased and took charge of the homestead farm after their father's death in 1894. It Consists of 156 acres; they make a specialty of milk and keep about thirty seven cows. They are members of Silver Brook Lodge No. 122, I. O. O. F., and J. W. is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 327, F. & A. M.; both are members of the order of the Patrons of Industry.

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


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