Biography of William C. Darrow
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Darrow, William C., was born in the town of Greenfield, N. Y., December 9, 1816, a son of Ebenezer and Lydia (Hoyt) Darrow. His father was born in Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., January 1, 1792, and died June 7, 1872. His mother was born January 25, 1796, and died November 4. 1877. Ebenezer was a son of Thomas Darrow, of Danbury, Conn., who was lost at sea in 1810. Lydia Hoyt was a daughter of Jonathan Hoyt, who was born in 1760. Ebenezer Darrow was a carpenter by trade and was drafted in the war of 1812, but the war closed before he went. William C. was reared as a carpenter and farmer and has followed the carpenter's trade ever since; he also owns a farm of eighty-five acres on which he moved in 1844. He married Amanda M. Calkins, born in Greenfield, April 11, 1814, and died June 23, 1897; they had two children: Annette Maria, born April 28, 1843, and Stephen E., born in December, 1845. Mr. Darrow is a Republican in politics and has been inspector of elections. Stephen E; Darrow was born in Greenfield. December 18, 1845, educated. in the common schools and Saratoga private schools and Fort Edward Institute. He is a farmer and has 100 acres of land and follows general farming. June 20, 1875, he married F. Josephine Wing, and they have seven children: Alice A., Arthur E., Mabel J., William G., Norman Earl, Marion F. and Helen W. Mr. Darrow is a member of the A. O. U. W., and P. of H. In politics he is a Republican and was commissioner of highways five years, excise commissioner two terms and elected supervisor in 1898.


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