Biography of Jacob H. Snyder
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Snyder, Jacob H., was born in Pittstown, N. Y. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Alexander), he a native of Pittstown and she of Brunswick. The grandparents were Andrew and Esther Harmon, he was a native of Pittstown. Two brothers of Mr. Harmon were in the battle of Bennington in the Revolutionary war. The greatgrandfather. John Snyder, was born in southeastern New York, whence he Came to Rensselaer county. He was a natural mechanic and built and ran mills in Pittstown and Schaghticoke and owned about 700 acres of land. He married Barbara Weatherwax. Mr. Snyder died near Tomhannock. His son Andrew, father of Jacob H., was a farmer of Pittstown, where he died in 1849 at the age of eighty five years. Jacob A. was under General Eddy in the war of 1812. In 1825 he bought the farm where Jacob H. now resides and here lived and died. He was born in 1796 and died May 25, 1878. Mrs. Snyder was born 1792 and died January 16, 1877. Jacob H. has always resided on the homestead. He married Mary Talbut, a native of Ireland. Mr. Snyder has about 700 acres of land and carries on mixed farming.

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


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