Biography of George H. Stevenson
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Stevenson, George H., was born in Albany, N. Y., May 11, 1847. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Green Island, near Troy, where he was educated in the district school and Troy Business College; in his early life be was engaged in various occupations, among others as painter and mouldert In 1868 he married Sarah L. Jones of North Albany; they have six children living, four sons and two daughters: Hugh T., Charles H., George E. T., Mary, Edwin A. H., and Elenor J. Hugh T. married Etta Van Vailen; they have one living son, Perry J. Charles H. married Rosalie Whitney. In 1865 Mr. Stevenson enlisted in the 192d N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war; he is a member of Hartshorn Post No. 487, G. A. R. of Schaghticoke, department of New York ; he has been commander three terms, quartermaster one term and is now adjutant ; he is also a member of Schaghticoke Lodge No. 526, I. O. O. F., and is past grand of that order; he was the first deputy district grand master, Rensselaer and Washington district, I. O. O. F., serving two terms. In 1873 he entered the employ of the Cable Flax Mills of Troy as bookkeeper, and when the company moved its office to Schaghticoke in 1883, he came also; in 1880 he was promoted to the position of secretary, which he still holds, Mr. Stevenson's father's name was Hugh; he was born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 1825 and came to the United States with a brother when he was twelve yearns old ; he married Jane Roderic; they had only one son, George H. Both father and mother are dead. The oldest and third sons of Mr. Stevenson are ministers of the Gospel in the Baptist church.

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


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