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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...served in the Revolutionary war as lieutenant of the Ninth Regiment of Albany County Militia. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Abel Whalen, Jr., who was born in the Empire state and married Rebecca Van Ostrand, also a native of this state. Their son, Harvey Whalen, who became the father of H. Wilson Whalen, was born in Milton, Saratoga county. New York, December 22, 1809. In his youth he became an apprentice to the carpenter's trade, which he learned and followed for seven years. He located in Penfield, New York, in 1835, and in 1848 purchased, of Captain Daniel Wilson, the farm which is the nfesent home of our subject. He improved this property by the erection of a fine country residence and good outbuildings and likewise set out a good orchard. He made his home on this place until the time of his death, which occurred May 5, 1896. He was for a good many years highway commissioner. He first wedded Lucinda Watson and of this marriage two sons were born: Henry V., of Chicago, Illinois; and John B., a resident of Spokane, Washington. For his second wife he chose Sarah A. Curtis, whom he wedded in 1855, and who had previously married a Mr. Wheeler. The second marriage was blessed with three sons: Charles C., who was born in April, 1856; H. Wilson, of this review; and Howard C., who was born March 23, 1860. The sons are now operating the home farm. H. Wilson Whalen was born April 16, 1858, and during the period of his boyhood and youth he assisted his father in the operation of the home property and thus gained practical knowledge of farm labor. He was educated in the schools of Penfield and in the Rochester Business University. Since the death of the father the three sons have continued the work of the farm, and are also engaged to some extent in gr...
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