Biography of Adlebert B. Orcutt
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

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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Orcutt, Adelbert B., was born in Glens Falls, N. Y., November 1. 1856, was educated in the common schools in various places and in the Mechanicville Academy. He has been engaged in the manufacturing of sash, doors and blinds with his father, Jonas B., since 1883, under the firm name of J. B. Orcutt & Son; Adelbert B. is the traveling salesman and purchaser for the firm. February 18, 1889, he married Ella C. Best, and they have three daughters and one son: Hazel, Pauline, Harlan T. and Gladys. Mr. Orcutt's father, Jonas B., was born in Vermont, September 25. 1836, and came with his mother to this State when he was eleven years old and was educated in the district schools. He gained a knowledge of the sash, door and blind business and is engaged in the business at this date (1898) as referred above. In January, 1856, he married Lucina Smith of Glens Fails, and they had four children: Adelbert B., Amanda, Alice C. and Charles W. Mrs. Orcutt's father, Peter K. Best, was born in Columbia county, N. Y., in 1822. He was well educated and followed the honorable occupation of farming. He married Jane E. Esseistyne, and they had eleven children: Jeremiah, Jacob E., Charlotte L., Charles A., Mary V., Jane E., Edward, Harriet L., Ella C., William M. and Lydia N. Mr. Best died February 20, 1878, and his widow June 29, 1887. Mr. Orcutt is one of the directors of the Manu facturers' National Bank and worked earnestly for its organization. He is a member of On-da-wa Lodge of Mechanicville, No. 820, F. & A. M., and is one of its charter members; a member of Montgomery Chapter of Stillwater, No. 237, R. A. M., and of Bloss Council, Troy, R. & S. M. The family are members of the M. E. church. In his political choice Mr. Orcutt is a staunch Republican.


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