Biography of William V. Kingsley
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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Kingsley, William V., was born in Warren county, N. Y., December 1, 1854, and educated in the common schools and Glens Falls Academy. He remained on the farm until sixteen years of age and then worked for a log company four years. He learned the carpenter's trade, and for about ten years was a builder and contractor; he built about forty houses in Corinth, and at present owns four houses and lots. Mr. Kingsley was overseer of repairs in the sulphite department and at present is millwright for the Hudson River Pulp & Paper Co. He has been very successfui, and has made his own property, and to-day is one of the well-to-do men of the town. In politics he is a Prohibitionist, and was appointed street commissioner of Corinth village. He is a member of Corinth Lodge No. 174, I. O. O. F., and attends and supports the M. E. church. In 1875 he married Mary E. Eggleston, and they had three children: Nellie A., Irwin C., and Mabel E. Mrs. Kingsley died February 20, 1890, and on August 31, 1892, he married Mrs. Mary B. Barrass of Corinth, daughter of a farmer of that place. Mr. Kingsley's father, C. P. Kingsley, was born in Luzerne, Warren county, April 3, 1837, a son of Darius and Sarah A. (Canfield) Kingsley, he a native of Thurman, N. Y., and she born in Luzerne. Darius was a Methodist preacher and his wife was a Baptist. C. P. Kingsley was educated in the common schools, and moved to Corinth, where he owns 280 acres of land and has a dairy of twenty cows. He married Henrietta Varney, and they have four children: William V., Estella, Alice A., and Cassius A.


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