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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 1705 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 Northrop family of Troy, New York, were settlers of Jonesville, Clifton Park, Saratoga county, New York.

(II) Herbert Ellsworth, son of Henry James Northrop, was born in Lansingburg (North Troy), where he obtained his education. His first start in business life was made as clerk with the Judson Coal Company, remaining with them until 1893. He then became treasurer of the J. J. Child Coal Company, which position (1911) he now fills. He is a member of the Masonic order, Jerusalem Lodge, Phoenix Chapter, Bloss Council, Apollo Commandery, Oriental Temple. He married, 1892, Sarah M., daughter of Smith Cornell and Sarah M. (Van Denburgh) Boughton, of Waterford, New York. They have no children. Smith Cornell Boughton was a son of Dr. Chauncey Boughton, of Half Moon, Saratoga county, and his wife, Ida Jane (Smith) Boughton. Dr. Boughton was born in Half Moon in 1805, died in Waterford, New York, in 1895. He practiced medicine in Saratoga county for twenty-five years, and was a skillful, well-known physician. He was an ardent advocate of the cause of temperance and very outspoken in his views. He was supervisor of the county from Half Moon in 1841, and in 1846 represented that town in the state legislature. In 1858 he was again elected to the house and re-elected in 1859. In 1876 he was chosen president of the Saratoga Bank. He married, in Half Moon, Ida Jane Smith, born in that town, died in Waterford. Children:

  1. Esther M., married (first) Dr. H. J. Landon, (second) ———— Brewster.
  2. Margaret Esther, married A. P. Hawley, of Half Moon.
  3. Smith Cornell, only son of Dr. and Ida Jane (Smith) Boughton, was born in Half Moon, Saratoga county, New York, May 3, 1838, died in Waterford, New York, July 31, 1881. He was educated in Half Moon, where he resided the greater part of his life. He was active in town affairs, and filled many public positions. He drilled a company of soldiers in Waterford during the war, and was elected captain, but owing to ill health was unable to go to the front with them, but furnished them with guns and uniforms, and worked far beyond his strength. He married, in Waterford, in 1860, Sarah M. Van Denburgh, born in Waterford, who survives him and is a resident of that village. Children:
    1. Landon Henry, died at age of three and one-half years.
    2. Arthur Barker, died aged about two years.
    3. Sarah M., married Herbert Ellsworth Northrop.
    4. Ida Esther, died in infancy.

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