Biography of Marsden Woolley
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Woolley, Marsden, though born at Edmeston, Otsego county, in 1818, has spent most of his life in Hoosick. He was but a child when he came to Walloomsac to live with his grandfather, Nathaniel Barnet, a Seotchman and soldier of the Revolution. Mr. Woolley was reared in this home on the site of the battleground of Bennington, and educated at Poultney, Vt. He inherits the scholarly attainments for which his ancestors were distinguished, and is recognized as a man of superior intellectual attainments. His father, Fitzgerald Woolley, was of English and Quaker descent. He was a farmer and once a resident of Walloomsac, but later went West and died in Illinois. Marsden married in 1853 Lydia Milliman of Salem, Washington county. He is politically a Republican. In the M. E. church he is a faithful and consistent member.

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


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