Biography of G. H. Wadsworth
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Wadsworth, G. H., was born in Pittstown, N. Y., January 7, 1839. He was educated in the common schools and Bennington Seminary and began life as a teacher; about three years after he engaged in mercantile business at Boyntonvile for three years and then went to Eagle Bridge and was in partnership with E. L. Wright in the same business for six years. They sold out and Mr. Wadsworth retired to Boyntonville and was engaged in selling agricultural implements for three years, and in 1880 he went to Valley Falls and engaged in business as a merchant and continued until 1892. He then went to Blue Mountain Lake and cared for his sick daughter until her death, which occurred January 7, 1894. At present Mr. Wadsworth is engaged at auctioneering, a business he has followed for twenty nine years. Mr. Wadsworth was married in 1858 to Lottie P. Wright, born in Pittstown and daughter of Edmund and Charlena (Payne) Wright, he was born at Hoosick Fails, and she in SpringfIeld, Mass. The grandfather of Mrs. Wadsworth was Moses Wright, an early settler of Hoosick Falls. The wife of Moses Wright was Polly Haines, daughter of Edmund Haines, who built one of the first frame houses at Hoosick Fans. Mr. Wadsworth and wife had one daughter, Kittie L., born in 1859, educated at Bus kirks where she was prepared for Mount Holyoke Seminary, from which she was graduated in June, 1880. She was married in 1884 to B. L. Crapo of Pittstown and had four children: George W., Earl (deceased), Virgie (deceased), Vera K. (deceased). She died January 7, 1894. She was organizer of the Blue Mountain Lake division Sons of Temperance, which adopted resolutions at her death. Her husband is a M. E. preacher. Mr. Wadsworth was overseer of the poor eight years. The grandfather of Mr. Wadsworth was Joseph Wadsworth, who was born in Connecticut. He was supervisor of Pittstown for nine years in succession and member of assembly for three years, and, a blacksmith by trade. He built a hotel at Boyntonville of which he was proprietor many years and was succeeded by his son H. H. Wadsworth. Mr. Wadsworth was for seven years captain of a company of National Guards in the State militia. He had also been a teacher of vocal and instrumental music for a number of years and was chorister of his church for twelve years.

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


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