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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1242-1243 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.]

This branch of the Hunter family of Albany, New York, first settled in Canada. Joshua Wilson Hunter, the progenitor, was a brick manufacturer in Canada, coming to Albany, New York, in 1850, where he engaged in the same business. He married (first) Mary ————, (second) Jane Ann Danick. Children by first wife:

  1. Joseph, married and had children, Charles and Gertrude.
  2. Griffith, married and has a family.
  3. Thomas, deceased.
  4. John.
  5. Richard, married Anna Russell, one child, Grace.
  6. Alfred, see forward.
  7. Martha.
  8. James, married (first) Elizabeth Sewall, (second) Margaret Spidel; children by first wife: Thomas, James and Edith.
  9. George W., married Gertrude Anderson.

Children by second wife:

  1. Estella, married Edward McAllister; child, Alfred.
  2. Isabel, married William Colwell; one daughter.

(II) Alfred, sixth son of Joshua Wilson and Mary Hunter, was born in Canada, May 14, 1845. When he was five years of age his parents removed to Albany, where he was educated in the public schools. After leaving school he entered the employ of his father and later became a brick manufacturer on his own account, a business in which he has been engaged all his active life. He attends the First Reformed Church, where Mrs. Hunter is a member, and in politics is a Republican. He married, April 15, 1870, Hattie, daughter of Philip Gardiner; child: Alfred Wilson, born August 7, 1870; married Anna, daughter of Henry Ulrich, and has a daughter, Hattie Augusta, born July 9, 1900. Philip Gardiner was born in Albany, July 2, 1820, died December 9, 1907. He was educated in the Albany schools, and learned the trade of iron moulder. For a half century he was in the employ of S. H. Ransom, a manufacturer of Albany, and was an expert moulder; he was a faithful, conscientious man, true to all his obligations. He was active locally in the Republican party. He married (first) Adelia Drew, born 1825, died 1865; married (second) Emily Ford. Children by first wife:

  1. Catherine, married William Drew, and had a son, George Nelson, deceased.
  2. Adelia, married Isaac Feye; children: William, Frederick and Carrie Feye.
  3. Adeline, married William Smith; children: Ada and Edward Smith.
  4. Hattie, born February 14, 1850; married Alfred Hunter, mentioned above.
  5. Elizabeth, born March 14, 1852; married Isaac Westervelt; children: Hattie and Henry Westervelt.
  6. Evalina, born March 26, 1856; married William Lape; children: George, Catherine, Leo Wilson, Evalina and Mabel Lape.

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