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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1293-1294 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 Johnson family of Coeymans, Albany county, New York, of whom Sarah A. Johnson is the surviving child, was early known in the settlement of Connecticut, where her grandfather, David Johnson, was born. He grew to manhood in that state, and removed to New York City where he was in business for several years. Later he removed to the town of Cairo, Greene county, New York, where he died, past seventy years. He married Sarah ————. They were strong Baptists. He was a Republican. Children: Emaline, Julia, Philena, Noble H., George; all had been married but Philena; all now deceased.

(II) Noble H., son of David Johnson, was born in Cairo, New York, 1812, died in 1872. He received his education there. He then spent some time in the south, but while yet a young man settled in Coeymans and engaged in the transportation trade with John J. Schoonmaker. He followed this occupation throughout the active years of his life, and was a man of substantial fortune. He was active in the affairs of the town, was a deacon in the Dutch Reformed church, a Republican in politics, and stood high in his community. He married Anna Maria Niles, born in the town of Coeymans, educated there, died in 1894, aged seventy-seven years. Children:

  1. Catherine, died in childhood.
  2. Henry Niles, M. D., graduated at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, class of 1876, with degree of A. M., and received that of B. A. in 1886; graduated from Albany Medical College, 1881; was a practicing physician of Coeymans until his death, July 12, 1897; he was highly regarded as a skillful practitioner and as a citizen; was a Mason, member of Onesquethau Lodge; he was unmarried.
  3. Sarah Anna, born at Coeymans, New York, October 17, 1849; she was educated in the public schools, at a private school, convent and a collegiate institute, and now resides in the village of Coeymans; the homestead farm is now held in the name of a kinsman, Stephen H. Niles. Miss Johnson is a member of the Dutch Reformed church.

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