Biography of Peter Waldron
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Waldron, Peter, was born in Easton, Washington county, N. Y., November 18, 1837. His education was obtained in the common schools and he has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. June 8, 1870, he married M. Elizabeth Van Veghten. Mr. Waldron's father, Peter W., was born here, January 5, 1809; he was educated in the schools of that day and was a farmer by occupation. He married Maria Hemstreet; seven children were born to them: Peter as above, Jacob, Catherine, Alida (deceased), Alida, Mary E., and Albert, of whom only three survive, Peter, Alida and Catherine. Mr. Waldron died in 1875 and his wife in October, 1892. Mrs. Waidron's father, Jacob Van Veghten, was born on this homestead in 1818. He married Elizabeth Green. formerly of Glens Falls; they had five children, M. Elizabeth, James, Alida, Castilla, and Elmer. Mr. Van Veghten died April 9, 1695, and his wife March 25, 1896. The family attend the Reform church at Reynolds; Mr. Waidron in his political choice is a thorough Democrat. The ancestry of the family was Dutch on both sides. Both families have been identified with the growth and prosperity of the county and the town in which they reside.

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


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