Biography of Charles Elms, Sr.
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

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Elms, Charles, sr., was born in the township of Stillwater, February 8, 1839, educated in the district schools and was by occupation a farmer. He was one of the first men that enlisted from the township of Stillwater in Co. F, 30th Infantry N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged June 17, 1863. December 23, 1864, he married Maria Bradt of Albany, N. Y., and they had eight children: Alfred H., Nellie E., Irving H., Howard G., Lydia, Charles W., jr., Marvin and Kittie (twins). Alfred H. married Mary Francisco of Stillwater; Nellie E. married Augustus J. Buffington and they had two children: Blanche and Earl; Mrs. Buffington died in February, 1898. Irving H. is a soldier in the 13th U. S. Infantry, and was in the battle of San Juan, Santiago de Cuba. Howard G. married Hattie Duffney, June 22, 1898. The two younger reside at home. Mr. Elms's father, Alfred Elms, was born in Mechanicville in February, 1798, educated in the schools of his day and married Lydia Clements of the town of Stillwater, and they had three children: Charles (as above), Henrietta and John, who died in Virginia in 1871. His grandfather, Elkenah Elms, was born in Massachusetts and was a soldier at Bemis Heights in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Elms is a member of Elmer E. Ellsworth Post of Mechanicville, No. 619, G. A. R., department of New York, and holds the office of officer of the day.


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