Biography of Frederick Wiley
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Wiley, Frederick (deceased), was born in the town of Pittstown, this county, April 24, 1833. He was educated in the common schools, Fort Edward Institute and Charlotteville Seminary. He taught school four terms; in early life he devoted his time to farming. March 27. 1861, he married Hester M. Baucus of Schaghticoke; they had three children: William E., Clara M. and Frederick, who died wheu six years of age. William E. married Esther, adopted daughter of Dr. D. W. Tarbell of this town and village. Clara M. married Rev. John H. Coleman, who is now presiding elder of the Albany district. Mr. Wiley came to reside in this village in 1874 and became a paper manufacturer in company with James Baucus, under the firm name of James Baucus & Co., which continued until 1880, when a new company was formed under the firm name of Wiley & Button. Mr. Wiley’s father, William, was born in the town of Pittstown in the year 1797; he was educated in the schools of that day and followed the honorable occupation of farming. He married Ann Herrick of that town; they had five children: Elizabeth, Smith, John, Frederick and Jacob. Mr. Wiley died in December, 1857, and his wife died in 1842. Mrs. Wiley’s father, James W. Baucus, was born in the town of Schaghticoke in the year 1811, where he was educated, and was a farmer by occupation. He marned. Maria Swarthout of his native town; they had nine children: Eliza J., Hester M., Frances A., Catherine E., Sarah A., Ida L., J. Irving and Clara L. Both father and mother are living at this date, 1896. Mr. Wiley was town clerk for two years, and supervisor of this town three years and was serving his second term as justice of the peace; he was also a member of the Board of Education, a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M. The ancestry of the family was English and Dutch. Mr. Wiley died March 27, 1896.

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


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