Biography of Mrs. Charlotte A. Smith (w/o Albert)
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Smith, Charlotte A., widow of Albert Smith, who was a successful farmer and business man, and one of the prominent men of East Greenbush, is a daughter of Stephen and Catherine (Snook) Kimball, he a native of Rhode Island ands she of Sand Lake. He commenced his business career in Saratoga county, where he married, first, Charlotte Anthony, and had one son. William H., who died at the age twenty nine. He came to Rensselaer county about 1840, and married his second wife, Catherine Snook, who died December 15, 1865, and for his third wife Mr. Kimball married Kate E. Bullock. When Mr. Kimball came to Rensselaer county he engaged in farming in East Greenbush, and was for over twenty years secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Rensselaer & Columbia County Turnpike Co. He spent his last twenty years with Mrs. Charlotte A. Smith, taking charge of her farm after the death of Mr. Smith. Mr. Kimball died in 1887. Mrs. Smith and a sister, Sarah A. Kimball, are the only survivors of the family. Mr. Kimball was for several years deputy sheriff, and was a stirring business man and very popular in the county. Albert H. Smith was born in 1837 and died in 1866. He was a son of Nehemiah and Patience (Harris) Smith, the former born in Rhode Island in 1794. The grandpa. rents of Albert Smith were Jesse and Rachel (Farnum) Smith, of Providence, where they lived and died. Nehemiah Smith came to East Greenbush and engaged in farming and speculating, in which he was very successful. He died in July, 1864, and his wife died in August, 1864. He owned about 400 acres of land in Greenbush and about 400 acres in Albany county, and nearly all of the stock of the Schenectady Turnpike Road. After the death of her father, Stephen Kimball, Mrs. Charlotte A. Smith was secretary and treasurer of the Turnpike Road, and now owns a farm of 245 acres, which she rents.

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


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