Biography of Charles Travis
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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Travis, Charles, was born in Wayne county, N. Y., November 9, 1857, and was educated in the public schools and later in Schenectady High School. For a number of years he was a general merchant, but is now a dairy farmer, having a milk route in Waterford, N. Y. October 30, 1878, he married Hattie Rosenberg, of Butler, Wayne county, N. Y., and they have had four children: Catherine M., Bennett O., who died at the age of eight months, Ida J. and H. Pauline. Mr. Travis's father, Abram, was born in the town of Halfmoon, about the year 1821, and was educated in the best schools of his day and followed the occupations of farmer and merchant. He married Mary, daughter of James Teachout, of Halfmoon, and they had two children: Adelia P. and Charles, as above. Mrs. Abram Travis died in the year 1859, and for his second wife, he married Elizabeth Cooper, of Halfmoon, and they had four children: Birdell, Mary E., and Jerdson C. and Lewie (twins), who died in infancy. Mr. Travis died in 1889, but his widow survives him at this date (1898). Mrs. Travis's father, Andrew Rosenberg, was born in Germany, August 14. 1814, and was educated in their schools. He came to the United States at the age of fourteen, locating first in Seneca Falls and afterward in Wayne county, N. Y. November 1, 1839, he married Catherine Quick, of Butler, Wayne county, N. Y., and they had eight children: Charles, Andrew T., Cornelia F., Mathias, George H., Josephine, Lovina and Hattie, as above. Mr. Rosenberg died July 2, 1887, and his widow February 9, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Travis are members of the M. E. church, and in his political choice he is a thorough Republican. The ancestry of the family is Dutch and German.


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