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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1223-1224 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 Gale family of Montgomery county, New York, descend from a pure English ancestry and were founded in the United States by a George Gale, who came to New York during the latter part of the nineteenth century. In England the family were unusually skilled in the trades and noted for their industry, thrift and mechanical skill.

(I) John Gale was born in Marlborough, England, about 1790, died there in 1866. His parents died in Marlborough and were native born to that section. He was a mason and taught the trade to his sons. John Gale married and survived his wife many years. They had two sons:

  1. James, a mason by trade; lived and died in his native county.
  2. George, see forward.

(II) George, son of John Gale, was born in Marlborough, England, 1823. He learned the family trade, became an expert workman and worked at his trade in his native county until he was sixty years of age. At that age, when men begin to think about retiring, he removed to London and carried on his business there, and is now (1909) living a retired life in London. He married in Marlborough, England, Jane Smith, born in England, 1828, died January, 1894. She was of English birth and ancestry. Children:

  1. Jane, married William N. Bradley, an English railway worker; they lived in London; have five children.
  2. Henry, a resident of Yorkshire, England; married and had eight children.
  3. Hannah, a widow with two children; residing in England.
  4. George, see forward.
  5. Alfred, married Helen Roshen; he resides in Swinden, England, where he follows his trade of mason.
  6. Fannie M., married a Mr. Handley and has one child; resides in England.
  7. Sophia, resides at Maidenhead, England.
  8. Agnes, died unmarried.
  9. Sidney, died unmarried.
  10. Christopher, resides in England.
  11. Eliza, died unmarried.
  12. Rose, married Harry Monday, of England.
  13. Frank, died in childhood.

(III) George (2), son of George (1) and Jane (Smith) Gale, was born in Marlborough, England, March 27, 1851. After leaving school he was taught the trade of his father and became a skilled builder in stone and brick. He worked at his trade in England until 1870, when he left London for New York. After remaining there and at other places for some time, he finally located in Montgomery county, New York, in the town of Glen. He followed his trade and purchased a farm in the town, which he cultivated in connection with his building operations. He was of the energetic, thrifty disposition characteristic of his family and succeeded well in his dual undertakings. As the years crept on he gave up mason work and now devotes himself exclusively to his farm and real estate business. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of Fultonville Lodge, No. 531, Free and Accepted Masons. In 1880 he married, in Glen, Antoinette Blood, born in Glen, May 24, 1842, died July 7, 1907, daughter of Daniel and Jane A. Blood. Children:

  1. Jennie, born February 7, 1881; resides at home.
  2. Frank, born September 27, 1885; farmer on the home acres.
  3. Edward L., born February 18, 1887; resides in the west.

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