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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1406-1407 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.]

Hugh Bain was born in Copake, New York, and was the ancestor of all the Bains so far as known in this country. There is also a branch at Kinderhook, one of whom married ———— Lawpman. They have a large family.

(II) John, son of Hugh Bain, was born in Copake, New York, died on a farm near Taghkanick, Columbia county, New York, aged about forty years. He was a farmer, a genial pleasant man, highly regarded by the townspeople. He was justice of the peace, and a Republican, as were all the family of Bain. He married Sarah Stickles. Children: William, Norman, of whom further; Mary, Anna, John.

(III) Norman, son of John and Sarah (Stickles) Bain, was born in Taghkanick, New York, on the farm, died there about 1886. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a deacon. He married Mary Anna Proseus, died 1900, aged about seventy-two years, in Copake, daughter of David and Mary (Coons) Proseus. The Proseus family came from Holland and were French Huguenots. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Bain:

  1. Proseus John, of whom further.
  2. Augusta C., living in Torrington, Connecticut, married Alvin Finckle; child,
    1. Ward B., born 1871, married Anna Miller and had one child, Sarah Kathleen.
  3. Sarah, married (first) Gerald Peck and had one child: Florence; married (second) Lyman T. Hoffman.
  4. Anna, twin of Sarah, living in Albany.

(IV) Proseus John, son of Norman and Mary Anna (Proseus) Bain, was born September 8, 1847, at Copake, New York, died January 22, 1900, at Hudson, New York. He was a successful farmer of Copake. In 1884 he removed to Hudson where he engaged in the grocery business until failing health in 1896 compelled him to retire. He was an active Republican, and though never an office holder represented his party as delegate at county conventions. He was a member of the Lutheran church. He married, September 8, 1870, Mary E., born in Taghkanick, daughter of Henry S. Shadick. Children:

  1. Mary Louisa;
  2. Luella;
  3. Augusta C.;
  4. Nellie Shadick;
  5. Norman Proseus, born October 25, 1888, in Hudson, educated in the schools of Hudson, graduating from the Hudson high school in 1905; entered the First National Bank as bookkeeper; an active member of the Lutheran church, secretary of the Sunday school, also a member of the Lutheran League, of which he is secretary; he is treasurer of the Hudson Branch of the Lutheran League.

Henry S. Shadick was born in Taghkanick, May 11, 1801, died May 11, 1882. Henry S. Shadick always lived in Taghkanick, where he owned a large stock farm, making a specialty of raising trotting and road horses. He was a member and elder of the Dutch Reformed church of West Copake. He was a Republican and deeply interested in party success.

He married Sarah Shultis, born 1810, died August, 1884, at Copake. Children:

  1. Erviaetta, married Zachariah Wiltsey, children: Franklin, Henry, Herbert, Howard, Anna, Sarah, and Peter, all living except Howard, at Copake.
  2. Catherine Jane, married Ambrose L. Tanner; children:
    1. John L.,
    2. Belle,
    3. Henry,
    4. Blanche, married Henry Carl and had three children: Lloyd, Clifford and Mildred, living in Hudson.
  3. Sarah Anna, married John Wagner and has one child, Shadick.
  4. Mary E., married Proseus John Bain.

Henry S. Shadick was a son of Samuel Shadick, born in Taghkanick, New York, and lived there all his life. He was a farmer, an active Republican and a member of the Dutch Reformed church. He married Catherine Cism. Children:

  1. Mary, married Christian Dinehart;
  2. Henry S.;
  3. Samuel, married Mary Cameron;
  4. Peter, married Catherine Synder [Snyder?];

Catherine Cism was a daughter of Peter Rohrbach, who came from Holland. Henry Shadick, father of Samuel Shadick, and great-grandfather of Mary E. (Shadick) Bain, was a soldier in the revolutionary war.

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