Biography of John Hemstead
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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Hemstead, John, was born at Eagle Mills, Rensselaer county, N. Y., December 20, 1846, and obtained his education in the district schools. In early life he was a farmer and market gardener, and for the past twenty-nine years has conducted a successful coopering business in Waterford, N. Y. December31, 1868, he married Mary L. Lewis, of his native county, and they had six children: George W., Mary F., who died in her fourteenth year, Jessie E., Carrie M., Arthur E. and Hattie, who died in her second year. George W. married Carrie Shaw of Broome county, N. Y., and they have one son, John. Mr. Hemstead's father. Philip, was born in Germany about the year 1809. and when a young man he came to the United States and located in Rensselaer county. He afterward married Catherine Reeler, formerly of his native country, and they had five children: John, as above, Kate, George, William and Mary E. Philip Hemstead died in the year 1854, and his widow in 1858. Mrs. Hemstead's father, John D. Lewis, was born in Grafton, Rensselaer county, March 10, 1817. He was well educated and was an attorney at law by profession. He married E. Ann Crandall of his native county, and they had eight children: William H., Nathan, John D., Mary L., as above, Arthur C., Leonard S., Benjamin F., who died in infancy, and G. Elmer. Mr. Lewis died July 23, 1891, and his wife August 24, 1889. Mr. Hemstead is a member of Maple Valley Lodge No. 427, I. O. O. F., also of Waterford Council No. 1558, R. A. In his political choice he is a staunch Republican. The ancestry of the family is German and Welsh.


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