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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 1399 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.]

Christopher (2) Eldredge, son of Christopher (1) Eldredge, was born in the town of Old Mystic, New London county, Connecticut. He was a farmer, and lived and died on his homestead. He was also engaged in the manufacture of a fertilizer made from the rock weeds and grasses that grew in the river and bay. He was a prosperous man and held in high esteem in his town. The old homestead was destroyed by fire in 1885. He married Nancy Taylor, who bore him seven children.

(III) James, son of Christopher (2) and Nancy (Taylor) Eldredge, was born on the homestead farm in Old Mystic, Connecticut, January 23, 1840. He followed the business of his father, and in addition to his fertilizer manufacturing is a boat builder. His home lying along the Mystic river offers unusual opportunity for the latter business and he keeps a fleet of row and sail boats for rent and sale. During the civil war he enlisted in the Union army and served three years. He adheres to the faith of his father and worships with the Baptist congregation. He has served as sexton for many years. In politics he is a Republican.

James Eldredge married Lucy Emily Babcock, born in Rockville, Rhode Island. Children:

  1. James William, born on the old homestead on Mystic river, Connecticut, January, 1864; resident of Cincinnati, Ohio; graduate of the Mystic high school, now a representative of the Standard Publishing Company of Cincinnati. He married Jennie Harder and,has two children, Bessie Taylor and Elfreida.
  2. Charles Frederick, born on the old homestead, July 3, 1868; he was educated in the public schools, engaged in Young Men's Christian Association work, prepared for the ministry and is an ordained minister of the Baptist church, stationed at Niantic, Connecticut.
  3. Herbert Quincy, of whom further.

(IV) Herbert Quincy, youngest son of James and Lucy Emily (Babcock) Eldredge, was born at the old homestead at Old Mystic, New London county, Connecticut, September 5, 1872. He was educated in the public schools and was graduated at Old Mystic high school, class of 1890. He was first employed at the woolen mills, later he removed to Walloomsac, New York, where he was bookkeeper for sixteen years for the Walloomsac Paper Company of that village. In 1908 he was elected treasurer of the company, of which he is also a director. He is a member and a deacon of the Baptist church, and is an active, influential member of the Prohibition party. He is a firm and steadfast believer in their doctrine, and has been the party candidate for state senator and other offices, not with the hope of an election, but as added proof of his devotion to the principles of legal and third party prohibition. He married, June 9, 1895, Gertrude Matilda, daughter of Charles Russell, of Troy. They have a son,

  1. Osmond Russell Eldredge, born in Hoosick Falls, New York, March 11, 1896.

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