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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1662-1663 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 Gardner family of Columbia county, New York, trace to James D. Gardner, along paternal and to James I. Gardner on maternal lines. James D. Gardner was born in 1769, died at Livingston, Columbia county, New York, December 11, 1831. He was a farmer. He married Gertrude Hyser, born August 17, 1770, died February 10, 1863.

(II) Frederick David, son of James D. and Gertrude (Hyser) Gardner, was born at Livingston, Columbia county, New York, August 21, 1801, died August 31, 1883. He was a farmer of Greenport, Columbia county, New York. He married, December 6, 1825, Caroline Kipp, born March 17, 1801, died September 17, 1887, daughter of Peter James Kipp, who died March 8, 1856, aged eighty-one years, and Sarah Coffin, died April 4, 1866, aged ninety-five years. Children of Frederick David and Caroline (Kipp) Gardner:

  1. Ann Eliza, born October 12, 1827, died August 26, 1910; married, June 8, 1847, Philip H. Lambert, born January 22, 1828, died May 25, 1896; children:
    1. Emma, born November 22, 1849, married, September 23, 1875, Thomas A. Patrie; children:
      1. Grace, born December 8, 1876;
      2. Clara E., born July 2, 1882, married William J. Parker.
    2. Fraleigh G., born October 15, 1859, married, July 5, 1875, Henrietta Van Duesen; children:
      1. Edith, born July 9, 1876, married, December 12, 1894, Horton Gardner, born March 2, 1871, son of Peter and Caroline (Post) Gardner; children:
        1. Earl Peter, born March 1, 1905,
        2. Alma C., February 26, 1909.
      2. Philip, born December 25, 1881, married Eliza Van Duesen, October 12, 1904; child,
        1. Henrietta, born November 19, 1909.
  2. Peter James, of further mention.
  3. Milton H., born January 1, 1834, died September 22, 1900; married, June 2, 1863, Helen Wise, born 1841, died 1905; child,
    1. Frederick D., born May 28, 1865, died June 14, 1885; married Minnie Hallenbeck; children:
      1. Andrew Milton, born July 10, 1883, married, October 15, 1902, Gertrude Augusta Peister; children:
        1. Clarence Milton, born December 6, 1906;
        2. Stewart David, born July 11, 1909.

        Andrew Milton Gardner is living on the old homestead.

(III) Peter James, son of Frederick David and Caroline (Kipp) Gardner, was born December 11, 1829, at Greenport, Columbia county, New York, died at Hudson, New York, February 7, 1906. He removed from Greenport at the age of twenty-one years and settled at Claverack, where he followed the business of a farmer until 1876, when he retired from active life. He settled in Hudson where he lived a quiet retired life until his death. He was a Republican in politics, and attended the Dutch Reformed church. He married at Livingston, New York, Elizabeth Christina (a kinswoman), daughter of Robert and Christina (Rorabach) Gardner, who survives him and resides with her daughter, Alma C. (Gardner) Ten Broeck. Alma C. married Everts Ten Broeck, born May 5, 1853, son of William Henry and Mary Jane (Everts) Ten Broeck. He is a director of the Farmers' National Bank of Hudson and interested in other business enterprises. He is a member of the Dutch Reformed church. Caroline Gardner Ten Broeck, only child of Everts and Alma C. (Gardner) Ten Broeck, was born September 20, 1879, and died February 21, 1880.

Robert Gardner was the son of James I. Gardner, who was born May 1, 1768, at Claverack, New York, died June 24, 1842. He married, June 27, 1793, Elizabeth Harder, born February 12, 1769, died August 15, 1834, daughter of John, born October 20, 1740, and Magdalena Harder. Robert Gardner was born in Livingston, Columbia county, New York, December 3, 1807, died there February 13, 1872. He married, September 19, 1827, Christina Rorabach, born October 8, 1804, at Livingston, where she died February 8, 1885, daughter of Peter Roraback, born 1778, died May 15, 1847, married Catherine, daughter of Frederick (died April 30, 1814, aged sixty-six years) and Christina (Silvernail) Flint (died aged eighty-nine years). Children of Robert and Christina Gardner:

  1. Elizabeth Christina, aforementioned.
  2. Catherine, born May 23, 1832.
  3. Peter, born August 19, 1835, died February 9, 1903; married, November 12, 1860, Caroline Post, has a son,
    1. Horton Gardner, a farmer of Livingston, New York, who married Edith, daughter of Fraleigh Lambert, and has Earl Peter and Alma C.
  4. Robert R., born February 27, 1839, died May 30, 1897; served in the civil war, sergeant in the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, served during the war; married, December 5, 1866, Sarah Kipp; children:
    1. Louise, married William E. Vanderbilt, missionary to Mexico;
    2. Carroll Kipp, born 1873.
  5. James R., twin of Robert R., married, October 4, 1866, Anna Lapham.

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