Biography of Jesse P. Van Ness
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Van Ness, Jesse P., was born in the town of Stuyvesant, Columbia county, N. Y., September 15, 1837, and is a son of Philip and Elizabeth Ann (Bassett) Van Ness. He was a native of Stuyvesant and she of Schodack, and is the grandson of Jesse and Mariah (Van Alstine) Van Ness, and a great grandson of Jesse V. Van Ness, who was a farmer near Schodack, where be lived and died. Philip Van Ness is a farmer near Kinderhook. Jesse P. Van Ness was educated at Kinderhook and Schodack Academy and the Albany Normal School, and taught for three years. In 1864 he married Ella A., daughter of Levi and Anna Mariah (Wagner) Milldam, a farmer of Stuyvesant. He had been in the grocery and manufacturing business. He has owned and run a farm in Stuyvesant, Saratoga and Blooming Grove. In 1877 he located on the farm he now owns near East Greenbush, where he is engaged in the culture of fruit.

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


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