Biography of the Jaquith Family
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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Jaquith family, the, are descended on the paternal side from a long line of good old New England ancestry. Daniel Jaquith emigrated to Schuylerville early in 1822, from Hinsdale, N. H., when Stephen M., father of the family, now residing in Schuylervflle, was an infant. Mr. Jaquith, Sr., became a general merchant. His son, Stephen M., seems to have preferred the wholesale business in paints and oils, as carried on by a relative of his mother in Philadelphia, to selling calicoes and sugar in his father's store in Schuylerville, for we find, him at an early age in the Quaker City industriously applying himsef to the service of his uncle, where he remained seven years and. then returned to Schuylerville, with money to engage in business in the same line he pursued in Philadelphia, and to remove incumbrances on his father's property. In 1850 he married Mary A. Hellen, of Welsh and English descent, who bore him eight children, all of whom survive: Stephen M., who has followed the business of his father and is a well known member of the board of education and a member of Schuyler Lodge No. 676, F. & A. M.; George A., and Mayo P., residents of Ipswich, South Dakota; Mrs. Ella Andrews, of Corinth; Mrs. Emma Cleaver and Mrs. Bertha Aitcheson, of Schuylerville; Mrs. John A. Ernst of New York city; and Amos B., the youngest, who looks after the interests of the Jaquith estate. Amos B. Jaquith was born in Schuylerville, March 17, 1866, was educated in the public schools and is a bachelor, residing at home and has the entire care of the property belonging to the estate. He is a Democrat in politics and is a war horse in the councils of his party. He is exceedingly popular among all classes. In 1889 he was elected overseer, of the poor for the town of Saratoga, and held the place two years. In August, 1891, he was elected a member of the school board for three years, was re-elected in August, 1896,. to the same position for three years, was president. of the board in 1897 and 1898, and elected supervisor of the town in 1898, overcoming a Republican majority of 250. He is a member of Schuyler Lodge No. 676, F. & A. M., Home Chapter 176, R. A. M., Washington Commandery No. 33, is a member of the fire department and treasurer of General Schuyler Steamer Co. Mr. Jaquith for so young a man has developed a capacity, especially in the fleld of political activity, which older heads than his could be proud of.


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