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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1328-1329 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Longshores are of English descent, the family in Canajoharie, New York, through the marriage of Solomon Longshore and Jeanette Van Alstyne, descending from two of the oldest Dutch families in the Mohawk Valley, the Van Alstyne and Putnam.

(I) Solomon Longshore married Jeanette, daughter of John and Maria (Putnam) Van Alstyne. Children: David, of whom further; Mary Ella, married Leslie Quant; William, married Mary Fox, child, James; John, deceased; Miles, deceased; Herbert, married Carrie Snyder; children: Earl, born April 7, 1891, and Hazel, May 8, 1893.

(II) David, son of Solomon and Jeanette (Van Alstyne) Longshore, was born in Canajoharie, New York, November 27, 1854. He attended the public school until he was twelve years of age when he began working as bell boy in the Hamilton Hotel at Sharon Springs, New York, where he remained five years. He then attended school for a time and after finishing his studies made arrangements by which he became owner and proprietor of the Farmers' Hotel at Canajoharie. He took possessession November 5, 1885, and conducted it continuously for twenty-five years. In 1910, he sold the property and purchased a farm of two hundred acres on which he removed and operates as a stock and dairy farm. He is a member of both lodge and encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Dutch Reformed church. In politics he is a Democrat. During his long residence in the village he has aided in its improvement by the erection of business blocks of a substantial character. He married, January 13, 1878, Alice, born February 3, 1856, daughter of Peter and Jane (Kane) Rinehart and granddaughter of Andrew Kane. Children of Peter and Jane Rinehart:

  1. Andrew, born June 22, 1845; married Alice Lathers; daughter, Mary.
  2. Lafayette, born 1846; married ———— Fields.
  3. Mary, married ———— Muckie, child,
    1. Jennie, married Charles Hess.
  4. Isabelle, born 1852; married Oscar Smith, children:
    1. Ida Mary, died at the age of seventeen years,
    2. Blanche and
    3. Alfred.
  5. Jennie, born October 11, 1854; married Byron Yeardon, November 1, 1871; children:
    1. Alfred, born December 31, 1872;
    2. Andrew, born August 25, 1874, married Lizzie ————, children:
      1. Ralph Byron, born September 24, 1901;
      2. Ruth Emily, March 11, 1903;
      3. Viola J., January 28, 1905;
      4. Viola Mabel, August 9, 1906;
      5. Anna Violet, July 28, 1908;
      6. Valentine Alfred, August 24, 1909;
    3. William E., born August 17, 1874, married Hattie ————, child, Ray Alfred;
    4. Anna M., born July 23, 1876.
  6. Alice, married David Longshore.
  7. Kate, born 1858; married Henry Klinkhart; children: Emma and Alice.
  8. Elsie, born 1860; married Charles Waner; children:
    1. Ewing Paul;
    2. Florence, married George Fonda;
    3. Jessie;
    4. George and
    5. Willard.

Children of David and Alice Longshore:

  1. Miles, born June 5, 1879, died November 4, 1882;
  2. Earl, October 27, 1881, died November 11, 1882;
  3. David (2), born August 7, 1893;
  4. Jeanette, July 20, 1895;
  5. Henry, February 23, 1902.

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