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Albany County New York Family Sketches - Surnames H

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Albany County New York Family Sketches - surnames H, extracted from the Landmarks of Albany County, New York, Edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1897.

HALLENBECK, John E., Family Sketch

Hallenbeck, John E., was born in 1845. He was the son of Abraham and the grandson of Ephraim Hallenbeck, who came from Holland and settled in Bethlehem, and died leaving three sons; John, Charles, and Abraham, who came to Coeymans in 1857, and settled on the farm that J. E. Hallenbeck now owns. Mr. Hallenbeck remained on the homestead and farmed it until 1882 when he moved to Coeymans Landing, where he has since carried on a delivery and express business. Mr. Hallenbeck has been deputy sheriff of the town for nine years, and is also special transfer officer for the West Shore Railroad. He has one son, G. W. Hallenbeck, who is associated with him in business.

HALLENBECK, William Henry, Family Sketch

Hallenbeck, William Henry, son of John Henry and Mary (Beebe) Hallenbeck, was born in the town of Knox, Albany county, July 30, 1859, and is of Holland Dutch descent. His great-grandparents were early settlers of Albany county and his father, a son of Abraham, was born in Guilderland; all were farmers. Mr. Hallenbeck finished his education in School No. 8, Albany, whither his parents moved in 1868, and where they still reside. He clerked in a grocery store for about five years and on August 13, 1876, became a clerk for J. & J. Doran, woodenware dealers, with whom he remained until February, 1889. In March, 1889, he established his present wholesale and retail millinery business at No. 92 South Pearl street. He is a member of Peabody Lodge No. 32, K. P., Albany Division No. 3, Uniform Rank, K. P.,Wadsworth Lodge No. 417, F.&A.M., Mountaineer Lodge No. 321, I. O.O.F.; he is also a member and was formerly trustee of the Odd Fellows' Mutual Aid and Accident Association of Piqua, Ohio. February 34, 1880, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John William Schweiker of Albany and they have two children: Sadie Louise and Robert William.

HARRIS, Julius F., Family Sketch

Harris, Julius F., son of Marvin C. and Huldah (Dickinson) Harris, was born in the town of Queensbury, Warren county, N. Y., January 3, 18311. Thomas Harris, born in 1576, came from England and ran the ferry from Boston to Winnisimmet and Charlestown. Joseph Harris, who was directly descended from said Thomas Harris, the great grandfather of the subject of this sketch lived in the town of Queensbury, served in the Revolution and originally came from Dutchess county. William D. Harris, the grandfather of Julius F., was a prosperous farmer living in the town of Queensbury. Julius F. Harris was educated at the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, from which he was graduated in 1863. Soon after he removed to Albany, N. Y., studied law with Col. William H. King, was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1882 and was admitted to the bar in the same year. He has since practiced law in Albany. He is a member of Temple Lodge No. 14, F. & A. M., and is a class leader in the Ash Grove M. E. church.

HARRIS, Melville A., Family Sketch

Harris, Melville A., is a native of Albany, born January 16, 1857, and a son of Samuel C. Harris, who came to Albany from New York city in 1833, and for many years was engaged in the manufacture of woodenware. His father was alderman of the Thirteenth ward for six years and president of the Common Council. His mother was Sarah, daughter of Abram Staley of Albany. Mr. Harris was educated at the public schools and Free Academy, now known as the High School, and first associated iiimself with his father as a manufacturer of and dealer in woodenware. In 1880 he accepted a clerkship in the street commissioner's office and shortly afterward in the corporation counsel's office and so continued until May 1, 1894. In June following he was appointed by Louis W. Pratt to his present position of United States gauger. He is an active Democrat and a member and for several years financial secretary of Fireman's Lodge No. 343, A. O. U. W. In 1878 he married Louisa E., daughter of Henry Launsbach of Albany, and their children are Annie Louise, Frederick Staley and Sarah.

HARRIS, Morris, Family Sketch

Harris, Morris, was born in Albany in 1857, a son of Alexander, who was a native of Russia, born in 1820; he was an only child and came to the United States when a young man and settled in Albany. He soon engaged at selling goods throughout the county, which he followed with success until his death in 1877. His wife was a native of the same place; they reared six children; his wife now resides in New York city. Morris, the subject of this sketch, was the fourth of his father's children. He attended the public schools in Albany until fourteen, when he engaged in the tonsorial business, and four years later in partnership with a younger brother, under the firm name of M. Harris & Co., he engaged in the manufacture of cigars, Mr. Harris acting as traveling salesman, while his brother superintended the manufacturing. Their business increased in small proportions until they employed from twenty to thirty makers. This business they followed successfully for seven years. In 1884 he purchased a hotel interest in Voorheesville, closed his cigar business, and since that time has spent his time catering to the public as hotel proprietor. In 1889 he purchased his present building, which he converted into the hotel he now conducts. His house is well known to public travelers, from which he enjoys a most liberal patronage. His hotel hall has always been used as a court house in that village, and is noted for the many political conventions held in it since his proprietorship. In the spring of 1896 Mr. Harris was one of the promoters of the shirt factory in his village, the capital being subscribed by the residents; he readily became one of the stockholders, and was elected treasurer of the company; also a stockholder in the Voorheesville Canning and Preserving Co. He is one of the five charter members who organized the Odd Fellows Lodge in Voorheesville. He was the first representative of the lodge in the Grand Lodge in October, 1886; also a member of Noah Lodge F, & A. M.,Altamont, N. Y. He married Miss Elizabeth Mendelson. who was born in Ulster county, a daughter of Jacob Mendelson.

HART, John W., Family Sketch

Hart, John W., has been lifelong resident of West Troy, coming here in 1849 from County Tipperary, Ireland, where he was born in 1842. His father, Patrick Hart, now dead, was street commissioner here from_1869-70. Mr. Hart was educated at St. Patrick's parochial school, and first peddled papers, learning the cooper's trade later, at which he worked for fifteen years. He entered the baking business, in which he is so successfully engaged, in 1892. Mr. Hart has always been interested in the local affairs of West Troy, and served his fellowmen in many offices of trust and honor. His first office was that of village trustee from the Fourth ward in 1867-70. He was village collector in 1878, and chamberlain in 1879, being the first one to hold that office, as the office of treasurer was abolished. He held that office from 1879 to 1885 inclusive, then resigned to take that of county sheriff for three years.

HARTMAN, Christian, Family Sketch

Hartman, Christian, was born in Hessen-Darrastadt, Germany, in 1830. He was a son of Peter Hartman, who was one of three sons born to Peter Hartman. He was a blacksmith by trade, and his children were Christian, Peter and Henry, the two former coming to America. Peter came over in 1851 and Christian came in 1857. Mrs. Hartman died when Christian was three weeks old, and his father lived to be sixty-seven years of age. Mr. Hartman learned and worked at the blacksmith trade with his father until he came to America. He came direct to Albany county, where he worked for three years at his trade in the railroad shops. In 1860 he removed to the village of Guilderland, where he established in his present location a blacksmith shop, in connection with which he later engaged in the manufacture of wagons and sleighs. He began life in a strange land with nothing but the knowledge of his trade; He has been more than ordinarily successful. He owns two fine residences and has other property. In 1857 he married Elizabeth Miller, born in 1831, and daughter of Adam Miller, by whom two children have been born: Louis and John, who now conduct the business with their father. Louis is married and has one child, Delia. Mr. Hartman has been trustee of the Presbyterian church in Guilderland and is now filling the office of trustee of the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

HARTNETT, Daniel J., Family Sketch

Hartnett, Daniel J., son of William, was born in Albany. November 7, 1845. His father came from Ireland to Albany in 1825 and was engaged in the meat business until shortly before his death in 1876, owning at one time the Fishslip Market at the foot of Columbia street and was burned out in the big fire in 1848. When fourteen Mr. Hartnett associated himself with his father and continued thus most of the time, until 1870. when he engaged in the meat business alone. In 1878 he moved to the corner of Chapel and Canal streets and in 1890 to No. 95 North Pearl street, where he carries on a large retail business. He was one of the organizers of the Retail Merchants Association and served as its vice-president and secretary; he was one of the organizers of the Retail Butchers Association, was president during its existence, and was one of the principal organizers of the reorganized association; he is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and is well and favorably known to or by citizens of the city, has repeatedly refused political positions preferring to devote his entire time to the furthering of his business.

HASWELL, Dr. George S., Family Sketch

Haswell, Dr. George S., was born in 1868 and is a son of Isaac M. Haswell, who is a farmer. Dr. Haswell was graduated from the Troy High School in 1889, and from the Albany Medical College in 1892. He began his practice m New York and then settled in West Troy, where he has won the confidence of a large circle of people of his native town. Dr. Haswell, although so young, is a Mason of the order of the Mystic Shrine and the Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order. He was elected coroner of Albany County in November, 1896. In 1893 he married Alice, daughter of Edward H. Wiswall of Colonie, by whom he has one daughter, Mildred.

HASWELL, John L., Family Sketch

Haswell, John L., is the only son of the late Joseph M. Haswell, who died January 6, 1872. J. M. Haswell came to West Troy from Waterford, Saratoga county, and took a prominent place in business. He was largely interested in lumber, being the senior member of the firm of Haswell & Mosher, and at the time of his death was president of the West Troy National Bank. J. L. Haswell was born at West Troy, January 1, 1866. He is not at present engaged in any active business, but has large real estate interests in the West.

HASWELL, Leah E., Family Sketch

Haswell, Leah E., is the widow of John B. Haswell and daughter of Albert I. Slingerland, who was one of the builders and promoters of the growth of Slingerlands, where he was a farmer and large real estate owner. He was for some years engaged in the lumber business in Albany, but returned to Slingerlands in 1875, where he remained until his death, in June, 1890. He left two daughters: Catherine (Mrs. Dr. Frasier of Amsterdam), and Leah E. (Mrs. John E. Haswell), who has remained on the old homestead since the death of her husband in 1880. Mr. Haswell was a son of Joseph and grandson of Edward Haswell, who was among the early settlers of Albany county.

HAY, Miller, Family Sketch

Hay, Miller, city chamberlain, is a lifelong resident of the city, with whose municipal government his father, the late James Hay, was also closely identified. Mr. Hay was born in Cohoes in 1849, and after acquiring a good business education, was for a short time an employee of a sash and blind factory. In 1869 he joined the fire department, became foreman, afterward assistant chief and then chief for two years; he then learned the knitting trade and was engaged in the leading mills of Cohoes; for one year he was engaged in the county clerk's office under Albert Judson in 1871. In 1872 he was appointed messenger for Senator Charles H. Adams, with whom he remained two years and for two years was with William B. Woodin of Auburn, in intimate contact with the State Legislature, and was of great service as an educational factor afterward. He conducted a confectionery in Cohoes. In 1878 he was appointed jailer and served four years, and in 1883 was appointed an inspector of customs at Albany. He returned to Cohoes in 1886 and engaged in the fruit trade, but on account of ill health he disposed of his business and went to Europe. In 1890 Mr. Hay was appointed to the responsible office of chamberlain for two years, and was reappointed, and is on his fourth term, making eight years and is the present incombent; his duties he has discharged with great credit. He is a member of Cohoes Lodge No. 116, also president of the Second Ward Republican Organization, and has been on the city committee for twenty-one years, of which time he was treasurer eight years. He was married in 1875 to Anna L. Greene of Cohoes, and has had four children; those living are Laura C. Leslie M. and Ruth Eberly.

HAYES, Edward, Family Sketch

Hayes, Edward, a civil engineer, is also associated with a fire insurance business. He graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y,, with the degree of C. E. He began practicing in 1878 and held the position of city engineer of Cohoes, N. Y., for eight years. He is now (1895-1896) the engineer for the Public Improvement Commission of the City of Cohoes, N. Y. He was born in Blossburg, Pa., in 1852, and has been a resident of Cohoes since 1856.

HEIDRICH, Charles A., Family Sketch

Heidrich, Charles A., born November 18, 1856, in Albany, is the son of John Heidrich, a native of Germany, who came to Albany about 1854 and died here in 1886, being a mason by trade and a prominent contractor and builder. After finishing his education at the Albany Academy, Mr. Heidrich entered the architectural office of John Cornelius and remained there five years. Meanwhile in 1880 he had associated himself with his father under the firm name of Heidrich & Son and continued as a contractor until the latter's death in 1886, when he opened an architectural office. Since then he devoted his whole time to architecture and building and since 1882 has done a large amount of contracting, numbering among his chief efforts the Fourth Reformed and St. Matthew's churches. He is a member of Guttenberg Lodge No. 737, F. & A. M, Temple Chapter No. 5, R. A. M. and De Witt Clinton Council No. 22 R. & S. M. July 19, 1882, he married Elizabeth Herzog of Albany and their children are Dora Elizabeth and Victor Carl.

HENDRICKSON, Howard, Family Sketch

Hendrickson, Howard, was born in Albany, November 20, 1859, and is the son of the late Jacob Hendrickson, who for many years kept a large wholesale grocery on the dock and died in July, 1879. Mr. Hendrickson was educated in the public schools of Albany and subsequently entered a job printing office, where he worked for three years. He then entered the law office of S. W. Whitmore, meantime taking a course of lectures at the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated May 25, 1882, being immediately admitted to the bar by the General Term of the Supreme Court. Opening a law office he commenced the active practice of his profession, which is varied and extensive. In 1895 he was elected alderman of the Sixteenth ward and during that year served as president of the Common Council, receiving the largest majority ever given a candidate in that ward. In politics he is an influential Republican. He was the organizer of the Commercial Union Cooperative Bank and at present is its attorney and a member of the board of managers. He is the owner of considerable Albany real estate. He is a member of Wadsworth Lodge No. 417, F. & A. M., and has passed through all its chairs. He is a member of Capital City Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, De Witt Clinton Council of Royal Select Masons, Temple Conimandery No. 2, K. T. , and of Cypress Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; he is also a member of William Lacy Lodge No. 93, I. O. 0. F.

HENDRIE, James H., Family Sketch

Hendrie, James H., born in Albany, October 19, 1855, is a son of George and Margaret (Haddow) Hendrie, the former of whom came to Albany from Scotland about 1853 and died here in 1892, being for many years foreman with Smith & Covert, leather dressers. When fourteen Mr. Hendrie began learning the trade of bookbinder and blankbook manufacturer of his uncle, Robert G. Hendrie, who had established business on the corner of Broadway and Hudson avenue in 1867. He remained there until 1879, when he went to Cape Colony, South Africa, and engaged in gold and diamond mining. Returning to Albany in 1887 he bought out his uncle, gradually increased the manufacturing capacity fourfold and now carries on a large business as a bookbinder and stationer and blankbook manufacturer. He is a member of the Albany Caledonian Club and was its secretary three terms. In September, 18H9, he married Emily E., daughter of Henry Miller of Albany, and they have one daughter: Emalie Miller Hendrie.

HENEY, William H., Family Sketch

Heney, William H., was born in Oldham, England January 31, 1863. Two years later he came with his parents to this country; after a two years residence in Waterford, N. y., they removed to Troy, N. Y., remaining there about five years. They then took up their residence in Cohoes, which has since been the home of the subject of this sketch. At the age of nine years he entered the Harmony Cotton Mills as an apprentice, continuing his education in the night schools. Mr. Heney has since been employed in various mills in various capacities, and since 1893 has been superintendent of The Hudson Valley Knitting Co., of Waterford, N. Y. He was inspector of election of the Fourth ward for two years, and in 1893 was elected supervisor, being re-elected in 1895. Mr. Heney is a member of Egberts Lodge No. 50, Knights of Pythias, having served as chancellor commander, also as district deputy of the Twenty-eighth District in 1894. Rejoined the Seventh Separate Co., N. G. S. N. Y., in 1883; after serving five years as quartermaster-sergeant and the same length of time as first sergeant, he applied for and received an honorable discharge in 1892. In 1888 Mr. Henry won the Woodward competitive drill medal, the presentation speech being made by Hon. D. B. Hill, then governor of the State.

HESSBURG, Albert, Family Sketch

Hessberg, Albert, was born December 13, 1856, in Albany, where his parents, Simon and Hannah Hessberg, settled in 1845, coming here from Germany. His father, a retired shoe merchant, is still living at the age of seventy-three. Mr. Hessberg on finishing his academical course at the High School, entered the law office of Peckham & Tremain. the firm consisting of Hon. Rufus W, Peckham, Hon. Lyman Tremain and his son Grenville. He remained several years with this firm, acting as its managing clerk. In January, 1878, he was admitted to the bar at the General Term in Albany, at the first written examination under the new Code of Civil Procedure. During 1878 death closed the career of both the Tremains, when Rufus W. Peckham associated himself with S. W. Rosendale and Mr. Hessberg, and the firm of Peckham, Rosendale & Hessberg maintained a high reputation. In 1883 Rufus W. Peckham was elevated to the Supreme Court bench, when the firm dissolved, and that of Rosendale & Hessberg formed, which has continued a successful law practice. In April, 1881, Mr. Hessberg was appointed assistant corporation counsel of the city of Albany and served during the terms of Mayors Nolan and Banks. In the winter of 1884 he was named by the Common Council one of the commissioners to draft new laws and ordinances for the city. In the spring of 1888 he was elected recorder by a majority of 3,000 and served until 1892, when he was re-elected by a majority of 6,000 and served until May, 1896. He is public spirited and proud of the advancement, development and beauty of his native city. He was one who rendered valuable assistance in raising funds for the construction of Harmanus Bleecker Hall. He is a director of the Park Bank of Albany; trustee of the Albany City Savings Institution; manager of the society for providing a home for aged and destitute Israelites; treasurer of the New York State Bar Association; a director in the Cohoes City Railway; vice-president of the United Charities Organization of Albany; president of the Watervliet Turnpike and Railroad Company; one of the managers of the University Centre; member of all the leading Albany clubs and ex president of the Bena Berith organization. On the 19th of June, 1889, he married Miss Frederika Cohn of Albany and they have two children: Rufus R., and Ruth C.

HESSBURG, Samuel, Family Sketch

Hessberg, Samuel, son of Simon and brother of Albert Hessberg, was born in Albany, June 13, 1859, was educated in the public and high schools and in 1876 entered the telegraph department of the N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. under Henry R. Pierson, who was the resident director of the road at that time. In 1879 he became superintendent of the telegraph lines between Albany and Buffalo, a position he resigned in 1881 to enter the employ of Mr. Pierson, who had engaged in the banking and brokerage business In September, 1889, as manager, he opened a banking and brokerage office in Albany for J. S. Bache & Co., and in April, 1893, became a member of the firm. As a business man Mr. Hessberg's career is one of uninterrupted success. In financial matters his opinion is often sought and highly valued. He was especially active in reorganizing the Distillers and Cattle Feeding Company in March and April, 1895. He has been for a number of years a manager of the Young Men's Association, a member and ex-president of the Adelphi Club, and a member of the Albany Club. He is prominently connected with several charitable organizations. February 5. 1896, he married Rose G., daughter of Isaac Brilleman, one of the leading jewelers of Albany.

HICKEY, Dennis, Jr., Family Sketch

Hickey, Dennis, jr., is the representative of one of the oldest families of the south end of Albany, is a son of Dennis Hickey, for forty years a wholesale liquor dealer here, and who died in 1893. Mr. Hickey was born in Albany in 1867, and was educated at the Christian Brothers' School. He first entered the grocery business, the management of which in 1889 he gave over to a younger brother. In 1890 he opened a large store in Gloversville, then retured to Albany, locating at the corner of Elm and Swan streets; after one year he came to West Troy, and is now proprietor of the United States Grocery and Provision Co., situated on Broadway and Nineteenth streets. The success of this establishment attests the energetic capabilities and shrewd business policy of its manager.

HICKEY, William F., Family Sketch

Hickey, William F., the well known attorney, was born at Moriah, N. Y., in 1857. He was the son of Thomas Hickey, a contractor, who was largely interested in local mining. William was educated in the Sherman Academy, at Moriah, and about the time of attaining legal majority began the study of law with B. B. Bishop, at Moriah, forming a law partnership with him three years later which existed for three years. Then Mr. Hickey practiced his profession at Port Henry until 1889 when he located in Troy. Mr. Hickey resides m Green Island and has taken an active interest in local affairs, especially in opposing the recent threatened annexation of Green Island to Troy, and in the erection of the new town of Green Island. Mr. Hickey is now village attorney for the village of Green Island, having held that office for ten terms.

HIGGINS, John H., Family Sketch

Higgins, John H., was born in New Scotland, February 7, 1844. His father, John Higgins, was born in England, July 27, 1809. When seventeen years of age he came to America on account of his health, first settling in Dutchess county, where he lived two years, then in 1828 came to New Scotland and engaged in farm work, which he followed many years. His wife was Elizabeth Schermerhorn of Knox, daughter of Abram Schermerhorn, by whom he had two children: Thomas, who enlisted in Co. D. 91st N. Y. Vols., and died in Pensacola Hospital in 1862; and John H.; John Higgins died in October, 1890, and his wife in November, 1866. John H. Higgins attended the common district school and remained on the farm with his father until twenty-one years of age, when he began for himself by assuming charge of a farm for another party and later rented farms for some years. In 1877 he bought his present farm consisting of 102 acres, where he makes a specialty of dairying and fruit growing, having the finest plum orchard in his vicinity. He has also devoted much time to breeding thoroughbred Jersey cattle and fast horses. In 1863 Mr. Higgins married Mary Ann, daughter of Alex, and Sarah Ann Patterson of New Scotland, by whom he had two children: Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett of New Scotland, and William. His wife died April 2.5, 1873. His second wife was Emily Albright, daughter of Mrs. Margaret (Hotaling) Albright, and they had one child. Lulu. Mrs. Higgins died July 12, 1894. William Higgins married Nellie Warner, daughter of Franklin Warner, of New Salem.

HILLS, James W., Family Sketch

Hills, James W., was born in Watervliet, now Colonie, in 1841. He is the son of the late John Hills, of English descent. He has always been engaged in farming and gardening, and in 1875 purchased the farm of Newton, known as the Newton place, from whom the hamlet of Newtonville took its name. Mr. Hills is an up-to-date and enterprising farmer, finding market for his product chiefly at Troy. Mrs. Hills is a daughter of the late James McDonald of Delhi, Delaware county, brother-in-law of the late Assemblyman John McDonald of Delaware county. Mrs. and Mrs. Hills have two sons. Goldsmith and Donald E. Hills. They were educated at the Troy Academy, State Normal and Albany Business College.

HOBBS, Edward A., Family Sketch

Hobbs, Edward A., sou of David and Abigail (Pratt) Hobbs, was born in the town of Charlton, Mass., August 15, 1838. Mr. Hobbs's ancestors came to America from England in the early part of the eighteenth century and located m Massachusetts. His grandfather. Joseph Pratt, was the captain of a Massachusetts company in the war of 1812. Mr. Hobbs attended the Troy Conference Academy at Poultney, Vt., in the winter of 1857, and afterward attended the State Normal School for one term. For three winters he taught school in Columbia county, and in May, 1861, removed to Albany, N. Y.. where he was for nine years engaged in the grocery business at No. 5 Clinton avenue, the firm name being Hobbs & Bedell. He then moved to No. 7 Clinton avenue, where he was also located nine years, from 1870 to 1879. For four years he was in partnership with Frank Van Salisbury. Since 1874 Mr. Hobbs has been engaged in the grocery business alone. In the fall of 1878 Mr. Hobbs bought the property on the corner of North Pearl street and Clinton avenue and in 1879 he occupied it and has ever since been located there. He is an active member of the Fourth Presbyterian church and on May 13, 1889, was elected an elder and has held the ofhce ever since. He was elected a trustee in 1884, 1887, 1890, 1893 and 1896. October 21, 1862, he married Celestia A., daughter of Palmer Miller of Schodack, N. Y.

HOLLANDS, William, Family Sketch

Hollands, William, was born November 4, 1887, in the town of Watervliet, Albany county, and is the son of William and Mary (Palmer) Hollands. He was educated m the public and private schools of West Troy and was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1862. After the death of his father in 1853 he assumed the control of the West Troy Advocate, which his father had successfully conducted prior to his death, and continued the publication until its abandonment in 1864. He was elected justice of the peace of the town of Watervliet for an unexpired terra 1863 to 1865, and from 1865 to 1873 he was engaged in mercantile business with Thomas and James Scarborough. Mr. Hollands was postmaster of West Troy from September, 1865, to March, 1878. In 1873 he began the practice of law, which he has since continued, and is also engaged in the fire insurance business. He is a member of the Watervliet Social Club and warden of Trinity Episcopal church. October 3, 1867, he married Harriet N., daughter of Thomas S. Truair, of Syracuse, N. Y.

HOTALING, John S., Family Sketch

Hotaling, John S., was born in Greene county in 1856 and is the son of William J. and grandson of Garret, who came from Holland. Mr. Hotaling began life working by the month on a farm and by economy and hard work, is now the owner of a fine farm near Bethlehem Center. Mr. Hotaling's wife was Viola, daughter of Henry Kulmer, of Bethlehem, and they have three sons and three daughters: J. Walter, Henry, William, Jessie, Caroline and Mary.

HUDSON, Charles D., Family Sketch

Hudson, Charles D., born in Troy, N. Y., August 26, 1853, is a son of Daniel Hudson, who married Mary A. Henry, of Schenectady, N. Y., and who moved in 1837 from Schoharie county to Troy, where he lived to the time of his death. Mr. Hudson was educated in the common schools of Troy, but when a young man went to work in his father's box factory and afterwards in the Manufacturers' National Bank. He subsequently accepted a position as shipper in a collar factory, keeping up his studies as best he could. In 1868 he entered the law office of Smith, Wellington & Black of Troy, and was admitted to the bar in 1881. He at once commenced practice in the village of West Troy (now the city of Watervliet), Albany county, where he has been ever since, occupying the same office. He has been reasonably successful, having in both Rensselaer and Albany counties been engaged in some important litigations involving large amounts of property. He has conducted a general law business but has given special attention to the preparation and trial of causes. He is a Democrat in politics, but never held office. Having a taste for literature, he has written and published articles on historical and other subjects. He was married in Troy to Ruth M. Hudson and has one daughter, Mabel R. He is a member of the Watervliet Club and an attendant of the First Avenue M. E. church.

HUESTED, Dr. Alfred B., Family Sketch

Huested, Dr. Alfred B., son of Reuben (died 1841) and Mahala (Birch) Huested, was born in the town of Clifton Park, Saratoga county. May 15, 1840, and came with his mother in 1852 to Albany, where he was educated in the public schools and Boys' Academy. He read medicine with Drs. Arrasby and Pomfret and in 1862 became hospital steward of the 113th N. Y. Inf. (afterward the 7th N. Y. Heavy Art.), with which he remained until 1863, when he returned home, resumed his studies and was graduated as M. D. from the Albany Medical College. He then passed his examination before the State Military Examining Board, returned to his regiment (the 7th H. A.) and in March, 1864, was commissioned assistant surgeon, a position he held until he was mustered out in Denver, Col., in 1866. Returning to Albany he entered upon the active practice of his profession, but in 1867 engaged in the retail drug business on the corner of Hudson avenue and Eagle street, whence he moved in December, 1886, to his present location on the corner of State and Eagle streets, admitting at the same time Garrett V. Dillenback as a partner under the firm name of A. B. Huested & Co. He has been president of the State Board of Pharmacy since 1884, is a member of the American and New York State Pharmaceutical Associations, was president of the latter two years, and is a member of Temple Lodge No. 14, F. & A. M. He was appointed professor of botany and materia medica in the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1883, and still holds that position. In 1867 he married Margaret A., daughter of Dr. James E. Pomfret of Albany, and they have three sons: Frank P., James E. and Alfred B.

HULL, Samule T., Family Sketch

Hull, Samuel T., son of Heury G. and Rhoda A. (Corbin) Hull, was born in Roxbury, Delaware county, N. Y., October 20, 1851. His father's ancestors were members of an old Connecticut family that served in the Revolution; one of them having been Captain Hull, who commanded the U. S. S. Constitution at the time of her engagement with the Guerriere. His mother's ancestors, the Corbins, belonged to a prosperous family in Delaware county and they fought in the Revolution. Mr. Hull's father was a stock dealer and farmer and died in 1853. Samuel T. Hull was educated at the Roxbury Academy and at Stamford Seminary, Stamford, N. Y., and was graduated from that institution in 1871. He then went to Cobleskill, Schoharie county, and studied law with County Judge William C. Lamont, teaching school during the winters. He left there in November, 1872, and taught school at Arkville, Delaware county, during that winter, and in March, 1873, he went to Kingston, N. Y., and entered the law office of ex-Attorney-General Schoonmaker as managing clerk. Mr. Hull was admitted to the bar in January. 1875, and practiced law at Kingston until April 1, 1890. when he was appointed bookkeeper of the State Banking Department at Albany. Subsequently he was promoted to the position of chief clerk and remained there until May 1, 1896, some months after the resignation of Hon. Charles M. Preston, superintendent. He then formed a copartnership with the Hon. Galen R. Hitt, with whom he has since practiced law in Albany. He was for eight years city judge of Kingston and for four years justice of sessions of Ulster county. He is Past Grand Chanceller of the order of Knights of Pythias of New York State; is a member of Kingston Division No. 18, U. R. K. P.. Endowment Section No. 185, K. P., Franklin Lodge No. 37, K. P., and is now Chief Tribune, the head of the judicial branch of the order. Mr. Hull is a Past Grand of Kosciusko Lodge No. 86, I. O. O. F., and a member of Kingston Encampment No. 1-25, I. O. O. F. He is at present Past Regent of Albany Council No. 1560, Royal Arcanum, and Senior Seneschal of Albany Senate No. 641, K. A. E. O. He was superintendent of the engrossing room of the Assembly during the winter of 1883, and has several times been a delegate to Democratic State and county conventions. October 2, 1873, he married Saphronia R. Jones of Kingston. N. Y.. and they have one daughter: Vira R.

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