Biography of Hiram E. Stewart
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Stewart, Hiram E., a prominent and well known veteran of the late war, was born in Petersburgh in 1842. Eliphalet, his grandfather, was one of three brothers who came from Scotland before the Revolutionary war; he became a soldier and participated in the battle of Bunker Hill, and after the war removed to Petersburgh, where he engaged in farming. He was twice married and reared three children by his first wife and four by his second; he lived to be eighty eight. Hiram, father of Hiram E., was bern in Petersburgh in 1812, a child of the last marriage; he spent his life as a farmer. His wife was Mary A. Hiscock, born in Petersburgh in 1817 and a daughter of William Hiscock; their children were Hiram, William, Franklin and Sarah: he died in 1888 and his wife survives him and resides on the homestead; they were both members of the M. E. church. Hiram E. remained at home until the war broke out, when he enlisted in Co. H, 169th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, August, 1862, and served three years, participating in all the the engagements of his regiment. He was wounded in the leg in the battle of Petersburg. After his return he became station agent for the old Troy and Boston Railroad at North Petersburgh, with whom he remained until 1870, when he engaged in the hotel and general mercantile business, and was postmaster from 1811 until 1888. In politics he is a Democrat and he has served on the Board of Supervisors three years, chairman of the board one year, and held ail other responsible offices of his town. He is a member of the G. A. R., Post Wood of Hoosick Falls. In December, 1866, he married Frances E., born in Stephentown and daughter of Garrison Town. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart are both members of the Christian church.

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


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