Biography of Henry A. Tillson
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Tillson, Henry A., was born in New York city, August 10, 1863. He is a son of Henry and Annie (Scott) Tillson. He was born in England October 5, 1822, and she was a native of Scotland and daughter of John Scott. The parents of Henry were Robert and Sarah (Gibson) Tilison, who lived and died in England. Beside Henry A., Mr. and Mrs. Tillson have three children: Laura, wife of a Boston boat captain on Lake George; John H., is guide and manager of W. Durant's establishment at Pine Knot Camp; and Lucy is the widow of James Roland, deceased. Mr. Tilison is a great traveler and has been in the employ of some of the best families in the United States and other countries. He went to West India and was employed on a large plantation. He then came to Halifax where he was gardener to Governor House. In 1854 he came to the States and was for seven years in the employ of the Astor family, and then gardener on Long Island for Morgan and Sanford, and has also been with Frank Leslie and Durant. In 1880 Mr. Tillson came to Overall Park and ran the Park House until 1889, when he purchased the Sand Lake Hotel of which he is still proprietor. Mr. Tillson is a member of the Reinbech Lodge No. 432 F. & A. M. In 1892 he married Mary E. Luffer of Albany. He is a member of the Schodack U. Lodge No. 87 F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter No. 15, Bloss Council No. 14, Apollo Commandery No. 15, and Interlachan Lodge No. 641 I. O. O. F.

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


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