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La Grand I. Treadwell

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[This information is from pp. 364, 367 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

La Grand I. Treadwell, a progressive farmer and prominent citizen of Jefferson, Schoharie County, N. Y., was born in Harpersfield, Delaware County, this State, October 7, 1845, son of James T. and Eliza A. (Buckingham) Treadwell.

His father, James T. Treadwell, was a native of Harpersfield, N. Y., born August 6, 1812. He was one of the leading men of his town, where he held the office of Supervisor. He was also a Colonel in the militia. A stanch Republican in politics, he was a great admirer of Lincoln, Grant, Seward, and other great men of his party who had proved their fitness for high place by the magnitude of their services to their country. In religion he was a Methodist and a prominent officer of that church. His wife, Eliza, who was born in Jefferson, Schoharie County, July 14, 1811, was a daughter of Isaac and Sally Buckingham, her father being a prosperous farmer. She died in her native town, February 27, 1896, having survived her husband nearly twenty-five years, he having passed away April 26, 1871. Their children were: Orrin, Sarah, Cassius, La Grand, and Addie.

La Grand I. Treadwell received a good district-school education. He began early to acquire a practical knowledge of agriculture, and since his youth has been engaged in farming. His present farm of one hundred and ten acres is well located, and, kept by him in a high state of cultivation, it produces satisfactory financial results. Mr. Treadwell is a man of good business capacity, progressive in his methods, an untiring worker, and thoroughly wide-awake to every opportunity for the improvement of his property. That he stands high among his fellow-townsmen may be inferred from the fact that he has been called upon to serve them as Commissioner of Highways and as Supervisor. He attends the Methodist church. He belongs to the Masonic order, being a member of Lodge No. 554, F. & A. M., of Jefferson.

He married September 22, 1885, Miss Jeanette C. Grant, a native of Stamford, Delaware County, N. Y., and a daughter of Alfred B. and Maria A. (Davenport) Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Treadwell are the parents of one child, J. Logan Treadwell, who was born August 12, 1887.

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