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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1304-1305 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.]

Abraham Pieterse Vosburgh, son of Pieter Jabolse Vosburgh, a carpenter and trader, died about 1660. In 1654 he is credited with a shipment of fifteen hundred beaver skins. He owned a saw mill in Albany county, which his widow sold in 1674. He married Gertrude Pieterse Coeymans. Children: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Pieter.

(III) Isaac, son of Abraham Pieterse and Gertrude Pieterse (Coeymans) Vosburgh, in 1720 was of Kinderhook (now Columbia county, New York). He married, 1686, Anna Janse Goes. Children:

  1. Abraham, died young;
  2. Geertruy, born April 4, 1689;
  3. Peter, August 3, 1690;
  4. Abraham, of whom further;
  5. Styntje, November 7, 1697;
  6. Jacob, September 3, 1699;
  7. Antje, January 3, 1702;
  8. Isaac, February 13, 1704;
  9. Marytje, February 22, 1708.

(IV) Abraham, son of Isaac and Anna Janse (Goes) Vosburgh, was baptized March 11, 1696. He married, October 11, 1719, Geertje Van Den Bergh. Children baptized:

  1. Isaac, July 15, 1720;
  2. Willem, of whom further;
  3. Anna, November 25, 1725;
  4. Catherine, April 25, 1728;
  5. Petrus, October 11, 1730;
  6. Johannes, October 6, 1737;
  7. Maritie, January 9, 1740.

(V) Willem, son of Abraham and Geertje (Van Den Bergh) Vosburgh, was baptized December 2, 1722. He married Christina Van Woert.

(VI) Abraham (2), son of Willem and Christina (Van Woert) Vosburgh, was baptized April 17, 1757, died at the age of ninety-two years. He married Saartje Bulsing, November 7, 1787. She died aged eighty-two years.

(VII) Mynard A., son of Abraham (2) and Saartje (Bulsing) Vosburgh, was born in 1800, died 1876. He was reared on the farm at Albany Bush, Fulton county, New York (where he was born), and was a farmer all his days. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Catherine (Spraker) Fraser, early settlers of Fulton county, of Dutch and Scotch parentage. Children of Mynard A. Vosburgh:

  1. Abraham, married Jane Howland; children:
    1. Elizabeth, married Leonard Putnam; child, Lillie;
    2. Mynard, married Alize Argersinger; children: Arthur, Scott, Grace and Leslie;
    3. Lillie Belle, married John T. Selmser.
  2. James, married Elizabeth Walker; children:
    1. James (2);
    2. Alexander, married Emma Shults;
    3. Henry, married Emma Howells, child, Donald;
    4. Elizabeth, married William Vosburgh, children:
      1. Jennie, married Elmer Argersinger;
      2. Alice, married James Argersinger, child, Margaret;
      3. Elmer, married Alma Dockstader, child, Gladys;
      4. Ida, married Edward Buckingham, child, Arthur;
      5. Cora, married Stewart Ostrander, child, Ralph.
  3. Henry, of whom further.
  4. Mary Elizabeth, born May 11, 1850; married, October 28, 1873, Albert J. Wilde.

(VIII) Henry, son of Mynard A. and Elizabeth (Fraser) Vosburgh, was born in the town of Johnstown, Fulton county, New York, February 23, 1837, died February 3, 1869. He was educated in the public schools, and spent his life engaged in agriculture. He was a well-informed energetic man and prosperous, owning a farm of one hundred and eighty-five acres. In political faith he was a Democrat, and a Presbyterian in religion. He married, February 15, 1860, Charlotte, born December 8, 1840, daughter of Michael and Sally M. (Selmser) Putnam, paternal granddaughter of Aaron and Margaret (Hallenbeck) Putnam, maternal granddaughter of Baltries and Charlotte (Moon) Selmser. Children:

  1. Mynard, of whom further;
  2. Edward, of whom further;
  3. Chester, born October 23, 1866, married, January 18, 1888, Violette Coughtnet.

(IX) Mynard, eldest son of Henry and Charlotte (Putnam) Vosburgh, was born in the town of Johnstown, Fulton county, New York, June, 1862. He was educated in the public school and reared on the home farm. He has been engaged in agriculture all his life and is noted as one of the prosperous, substantial men of his town, Mayfield. He married Etta, daughter of David and Dorothy (Argersinger) Hallenbeck, paternal granddaughter of Baltus and Mary (Argersinger) Hallenbeck, and maternal granddaughter of John and Hannah (Heagle) Argersinger. David Hallenbeck was a former member of the Lutheran church and a Republican. Mynard and Etta Vosburgh have no children.

(IX) Edward, son of Henry and Charlotte (Putnam) Vosburgh, was born in the town of Johnstown, New York, November 18, 1864. He was educated in the public school and after completing his studies engaged in farming for twenty years. He then removed to Vail Mills, Fulton county, New York, where he formed a partnership with David B. Hall. They conducted a general store for one year, when he bought Mr. Hall's interest and still continues sole proprietor. He has a prosperous business and is prominent in the county. In 1886 he was appointed postmaster and held the office until 1909 except the four years from 1892 to 1896. He represented Mayfield on the board of supervisors and was chairman of the board for two years, and in 1909 was elected to the state assembly, serving with distinction. He represented Fulton and Hamilton counties, being elected by about three hundred votes over his opponent. He served on the committees of internal affairs, fish and game, and public institutions. He is a Republican in politics, a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church and of Kenneyetto Lodge, No. 599, Free and Accepted Masons. He married, January 14, 1886, Jennie Atty, born August 10, 1867. Child,

  1. Ralph E., born June 9, 1887, married, September 21, 1910, Nellie Hyde.

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