Biography of William B. Vandenburgh
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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Vandenburgh, William B., was born in Ballston Spa, Saratoga county. N. Y., June 3, 1853, educated in the common schools and learned the millwright, carpenter, sash and blind and machinist trades, and is now master mechanic at the Duncan Paper Company, giving satisfaction to the concern. April 2. 1874, he married Esther A. Lamb of Lockport, N. Y., and they have two children: Arthur R. and Edith A. Mr. Vandenburgh came to Mechanicville in 1886 and his family in 1889. His father, Nelson R. Vandenburgh, was born at the old home in Ballston Spa in 1831, and was a contractor and builder by occupation. He married twice, first, to Nancy E. Fisher. and they had four children: William E. (as above), Emma E., Carrie L. and Frank R. Mrs. Vandenburgh died August 19, 1873, and for his second wife he married Mrs. Margaret Van Evern, and they had one daughter, Wreatha. Mr. Vandenburgh died January 7, 1892, and his widow survives at this date, 1898. Mrs. Vandenburgh's father, Joshua Lamb, was born in Middleburg, Vt., November 9, 1828; July 6, 1851, he married Sarah A. Shook, who was born in Newfane, Niagara county, N. Y., in 1832, and they had two daughters, Esther A. and Mary C. Mr. Lamb died October 6, 1880, and his wife December 12, 1858. William B. Vandenburgh is a member of the Home Lodge of Ballston Spa No. 135, A. O. U. W., and in politics is a Democrat.


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