Biography of Charles Van Buren
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Van Buren, Charles, was born in Castleton, N. Y., September 14, 1843, and is a son of Abram and Martha (Finkle) Van Buren, he born in Sehoharie and she in Castieton. He was a son of Cornelius P., born in Schodack, a son of Henry Van Buren, who came from Holland and died in Schodack, previous to the Revolutionary war. The father of Mr. Van Buren had been a boatman for about sixty years, and now lives a retired life. He is a Democrat and has been collector and road commissioner. He was a member of Hudson River Lodge. I. O. O. F., now out of existence. Charles Van Buren was reared in Castleton and was also educated in that place. He started as sloop boatman and was hi the freighting and commission business. In 1881 he bought a farm in Schodack where he lived for seven years; he then returned to Castleton and engaged in the meat and grocery business. He is a Democrat and has been collector of taxes, and is a member of the Sunnyside Lodge No. 731, F. & A. M., of which he is now master. In 1870 he was married to Frances H. Wiltse of Greenbush, by whom three children have been borne Lillian, William, and Martha.

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


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