Biography of Hiel J. Tooley
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Tooley, Hiel J., was born in Rutland, Vt., January 1, 1833. He is a son of Benjamin F. and Manda (Carr) Tooley, he a native of Rutland and she of Stephentown. The grandfather, Joshua Carr, came to Stephentown in pioneer times and engaged in carpenter work and farming; he was one of the founders of the Baptist church at the Center. Benjamin F. Tooley came to Stephentown in 1833 and engaged in farming and lumbering; he died in 1895, at the age of ninety five years; Mrs. Tooley died in 1840. Hiel J. Tooley has given his principai attention to the coal and lumber business. He bought the farm of 107 acres near Stephentown Center in 1878, where he still resides. In 1862 Mr. Tooley married Delia, daughter of Sylvester and Betsey Craver of Sand Lake, by whom he has two children: John F., a farmer of Stephentown, and Harry, in an electric shop in New York city. August 11, 1862. Mr. Tooley enlisted in Co. E, 125th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Gettysburgh, and in all eighteen battles and skirmishes. At Gettysburg he was wounded, and also in the thigh at the first charge of Petersburgh.

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


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