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was graduated from the latter institution, in 1868. From that time, until 18G9, he was
clerk of the State Board of Charities. He began his studies (in medicine) with Prof.
Jacob S. Mosher, and Dr. Levi Moore, and was graduated from the Albany Medi-
cal College, in 1871. He was then appointed temporary deputy, under the late Prof.
John M. Carnochan, health officer, Port of N. Y., and held that office for about a year,
when he received the appoiuttnent, as assistant resident physician, at the Sanford
Hall, private insane asylum hospital, at Flushing, N. Y , from which position he re-
signed in 1873. He returned to Albany, in 1874, where he was married (in that year)
to Miss Sarah E. Rigley. From 1874 to 1876, he was in the active practice of his
profession, at Albany, and in the latter year, was appointed resident physician, at
Brigham Hall, Canandaigua. N. Y., (private insane hospital), where he remained for
about one year and a half. He then, (in 1878) returned to Albany, where he has
ever since remained, in the successful practice of medicine. Dr. Stonehouse has
held many offices, among them being Physician, Albany Hospital Dispensary.
(Department of Nervous Diseases) — Lecturer, Albany Medical College, (Nervous and
Mental Diseases)— and during a term of four years, he held clinics in Mental dis-
eases, at the Albany County Insane Asylun^ and was Physician (Department of Ner-
vous Diseases), at the Troy, (N. Y.) Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has also been edi-
tor of the Albany Medical Annals. In 1885, he was executive officer of the .staff of



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special physicians, in charge of the Typhus fever epidemic, at the Albany Peniten-
tiary. In April, 1880, he was appointed Physician and Surgeon, to the Albany Pen-
itentiary, and held that office until January, 1890. Dr. Stonehouse has held office in
the Alumni Association, of the Albany Medical College, almost from its organization
— having been its first historian, a member of the executive committee for several
terms, and is now its corre.sponding secretary. He is also a member of the following
societies: Albany County Medical; American Medical ; Union Medical Association,
(covering Washmgton, Warren, Saratoga, Albany and Rensselaer counties); and
has been president of the Albany Academy of Medicine; American Association, for
the cure of Inebriates; N. Y. Neurological; and N. Y. Medico Legal. Dr. Stone-
house has done considerable Medico-Legal work, (especially in cases where the de-
fense of insanity was set up, as he is an expert in that disease), and has been con-
nected with many of the celebrated murder cases, in and around this city; among
them, the following; Hughes for the murder of a prominent criminal attorney, Will-
iam J. Hadley; the Bronty case, (in Westchester Co.); the Jones, ("Ivy Green")
case, (in Rensselaer Co.); and the Wood case, in Warren county.) and latterly,
the notable, Nelson, Shattuck, and Morgan cases in Albany city. Dr. Stone-
house has gained some prominence in literary circles, through his contributions to
inany of the leading medical iournals. To his union with Sarah E. Rigley were
born three children; one of whom, Roger H., survives. Mrs. Stonehouse passed
away on November 22, 1893.

Ten Eyck, Clinton, was born on May 31, 1833, at Albany, N. Y., and is a son of
the late Conrad A. Ten Eyck. He is descended from the old line of Dutch ances-
tors, one of whom, Conrad Ten Eyck (3), came from Amsterdam, Holland, to America,
with his wife, Maria Boele, and their children, about 1650, settling at New Amster-
dam. The lineal descent is as follows: (1) Conrad, (2) Jacob, (3) Conrad, (4) Jacob C,
(5) Anthony, (6) Conrad A., father of Clinton, (7) Clinton, the subject of this sketch.
Clinton was educated in the Albany (N. Y.), Academy, where he took a course in
civil engineering, and after leaving school, was engaged on the corps of Eli Parker,
(General Grant's private secretary), in the laying out of the Northern (now the D. &
H.), & Susquehanna Railroads, and the Erie Canal. Subsequently, he removed to
Detroit, Mich., where he w-as employed on the Detroit and Pontiac R. R., but owing
to ill-health, he was obliged to return East. For a time, he held a clerkship in the
sheriffs office, and later, conducted a grocery store for two years. About 1863, Mr.
Ten Eyck began the manufacture of soap, in which business he has been eminently
successful, and in which he is still engaged. In 1860, he married Catherine M. Wil-
son, and they have had six children ; three of whom survive, namely, Conrad, James
W. , and Jane W.



INDEX.



Abbey, D. & S. A., 243, 248
Abbott, E. C, Rev., 355
Samuel, 538
& Crosby, 245
Abeel, John, 135, 137, 143, 321
Achquetuck, 481

Acts of the first fleneral Assembly, 48
Adams, Amos, 145
Charles, 372

Charles H., 373, 438, 440, 447, 452
George C, 491
Henry, Dr., 216
Adgate, Matthew, 74
Adier, Daniel, 393
Ainsworth, Danforth E., 167

Ira W., 106
Aird, Henry. 451

Albany Academy, The, founding and
history of, 264-266
Argus, the, 334-236
Basin, the, 95-97
Brewing Company, 378
Albany City, a half century of improve-
ments in, 315-320

amendment of charter of, 315
Ancient Chivalric and Heraldic
Order of Knights of Albion in,
363
banks formed in, 312
banks of, 363-376
Board of Lumber Dealers, 380
boundaries as given by charter

of 1686, 383
boundaries, changes in, 284
"boycotting" in, in 1776, 72
brewing industry in, 378
celebration of centennial anni-
versary of, 300
celebration of the two hundredth
anniversary of the chartered
existence of, 315
chamberlain's reports of, from

1860 to 1895, 312-314
changes in ordinances of, 298,



Albany City, charter of, 284-286

chartered in 1686, 48

churches of, 336-355

civil government of, during the
Revolutionary period, 68

Commodore Perry's visit at, 88

condition of military works at,
in 1702, 56

condition of early schools in, 336

Daughters of the Cincinnati in,
363

Declaration of Independence
published in, 74

defunct new.spapers of, 241-247

description of, by Mrs. Grant, in
1764, 294

development of the steamboat
interest in, 310

doings of Committee of Safety of,
69-71

doings of the government of,
down to 1700, 287-289

dunng 1778, 79-81

Dutch schoolmasters in, in 1702,
355

early brewers in, 378

early fire defences, 391

early street ordinances of, 392,
293

effects of the French and Indian
war upon, 54

effects of the introduction of new
elements of population in, af-
ter the Revolution, 300

establishment of a burial place
in 1756, 396

expenses of the government of,
305, 307-309

extract from Gov. Dongan's re-
port concerning, 49

ferry rights and privileges in,
292, 394, 295

fire department of, 380-393

first attempt to establish an ed-
ucational institutional in, 363



378



Albany City, first bank in, 303

first meeting of the courts, 2S6

first newspaper of, 233

first officers of, 286

first term of the Supreme Court
in, 136

first theatrical company in, 304,
305

Governor Sloughter's visit to, in
1691, 53

growth in population and busi-
ness of, 302-304

headquarters of the stove indus-
try, 377

Homoeopathic Hospital, the. 209

hotels of, 312

importance of, in the French
and Indian war, 52

in 1689, 53

in 1700, 289

increase of transportation in,
310. 311

insurance bu.siness in, 311

introduction of horse cars into,
314

islands belonging to the citv,
284

land difficulties in, 298, 299

last election of officers of, under
colonial laws, 68

legislative acts relating to, 1769-
1788, 64

list of lumber dealers in, 380

lumber industry in, 378-380

manufacture of agricultural ma-
chinery in, 380

manufacture of pianos in, 380

manufactures of, 376-381

mayor and aldermen of, denied
seats on the Supreme Bench,
297

mayors of, 320-326

Military Order of Foreign Wars
of *he U. S. in, 363

Military Order of the Loyal Le-
gion in, 363

names borne by the city, 283

news of Washington's death at,
306

Order of the Cmcinnati in, 362

Order of Old Guard, Chicago, in,
363

organization of military compa-
nies in, in 1775, 70

patriotic pledge of the citizens of,
69

police department of, 392

population of, in 1800 and 1810,



Albany City, price of bread in, fixed by
Common Council, 306

reception of news of expulsion
ofJameslITand ar'if'i'sinn of
William ai:'i M,m> ■■ x;, 2S7

removal of ^' munt

from, to I'lMi'/N,.. . ]■>,•■ '•'■!

royalist sentiiuLui (ji Uil- people
of, at breaking out of the Rev-
olution, 67

sale of city lands of, 296, 297

savings banks in, 374-376

schools of, 326-335

school statistics of, 333

settled upon as the State capital
in 1797, 301

Society of Colonial Wars in, 362

Societv of the Colonial Dames of
America in, 363

Society of Colonial Dames of
State of New York, 363

Society War of 1812 in the State
of New York in, 362

Sons of the American Revolution
in. 362

Spafford's statement relative to,
in 1813. 303

streams and their ravines in.
283

streets and their names in. 293

tbpography of the site of. 281

town-whipper of, 297

troops raised in, for the war of
1812, 88

U. S. Daughters of 1812 in, 302

Washington Park in, 314

water question first agitated in,
290, 391

water supply of, 381-386

wretched condition of the sol-
diers of, in 1700, 55

yellow fever scare in, 306
Albany College of Pharmacy, the, 205
Albany County, aboriginal occupants of,

aggregate of volunteers from, in

war of the Rebellion, 112
Agricultural Society. 28(1. 381
Almshouse. 279. 280
Bar, list of members of, 158, 159
beginning of the history of, 1
bounties paid to volunteers bv,

112
collectors of customs from, 123
defunct newspapers of, 341-247
delegates to constitutional con-
ventions from, 123
early newspapers of, 333 et seq.
geographical location of, 3



379



Albany County, geology of, S
governors from, 121
Homoeopathic Medical Society,

the, 211-233
Medical Society, formation of,

173
staff of physicians organized
by, in the cholera epidemic of
1832, 174
increase in population of, from

1810 to 1830, 91
influence of the tories in, 10
islands belongmg to, 3
judiciary and bar of, 130-146
Ladies' Army Relief Association

of, 112
legislation affecting, 120
lieutenant-governors from, 121
list of militia officers of, at be-
ginning of the Revolution, 65-
67
members of assembly of, 12i5-130
members of congress from, 122
N. Y. canal commissioners from,

124
N. Y. secretaries of state from,

133
state comptrollers from. 124
N. Y. State engineers and sur-
veyors from, 124
N. Y. state senators from, 124
N. Y. state treasurers from, 124
N. Y. surveyors-general from,

124
population of, in 1790, 82
rivers and streams of, 2
soil of, 4

territory included in. when orig-
inally formed, 48
topography of, 2
treasurers of, 130
troops furnished by, to Gen.
Schuyler for Canada cam-
paign, 73
United States president from,

121
U. S. secretary of state from, 122
U. S. secretary of the navy from,

132
U. S. secretary of the treasary

from, 132
U. S secretary of war from, 122
U. S. senators from, 131
U. S. vice-iM-esident from, 121
Albany Daily Her.. Id. the, 241

Evening' Journal, the, 2:^(i-238
Female Academy, the, 366
Gazette, the, 333'



Albany Hospital, the, 206-307

Institute, the, 375

Knickerbocker, the. 238

Law Journal, the, 247

Law School, the, 163-168

Medical Annals, the, 196

Medical College, the, 200-305
list of faculty of, 202-205
Alumni Association of the, 205

Medical Society, chronological list
of, 185-195

Penitentiary, the, 278, 279

Saw, Steel and File Works, the, 3

Sonntag Journal, the, 241

State Normal School, the, 267

Telegram, the, 240

Times-Union, the, 239
Alcove (Stephensville), 482
Alexander, Joseph, 96, 308, 374
Alden, Joseph, 267

Sidney, 437
Alford, S. M.,105
Alison, Hector, Rev., 346
Allen, Campbell, 107

Benjamin, 265

Wilham F.. 165
Alumni Association of the Albany Med-
ical College, 205
Alstine, Henry, 409
Alston, Willis A., Dr., 531
Altamont (formerly Knowersville), 521

as a popular summer residence, 524

Driving Park and Fair Association,
524

officers of, 534
Ames, Ezra, 366

Nathaniel, 344
Ammon, Hammond, 437
Amorv, John. 67
Amsdell. George 1.. 370, 375, 378

William, 378
Anable, Samuel L., 109
Andrews, E., 246

Loring C, 342
Andros. Edmund, Major, 47 ■
Angus, C, 244

' Waller H., 107
Anneslev, 1-lichard L., Major, 363
.\uti rent struggle, the, 114-119
Anton, John, 270
Apple, John. 145
Appleton. William, .378
Areusius. Bernard, Rev.. 338
Arey, Oliver, 267
Arkell, James, 238

W. J.. 3;!s
Arnold, Benjamin W., 410

James, 531



Armsby, James H., Dr., 183, 200, SOC,
Artcher, Michael, 115, 145
Asbury, Francis, Rev., 344

Babcock, Daniel L., 384

James L., 183, 334

Robert, 144
Babington, Samuel, 145
Bacon, Leonard, Rev., 355
Bailey, George I., 386

James S., Dr., 196

John M., Lieut., 144, 363, 373

Joshua, 440, 453

Judson Hooker. 303

Timothv, 446

William' H., Dr., 183
Baker, Benjamin F., 105

Ellis. 375

George Comstock, 3.56, 363, 363

Walter Samuel, Dr., 219
Balch, Lewis, Dr., 356
Baldwin, Alexander, 74

Ebenezer, 142
Balentine, Solomon, 241
Ball, Hendrick, 502

Jacob, 65

J. M.. 109

O. 1)., Dr., 183
Bancroft, Royal, 373
Banker, Evert P., 137, 321

Flores, 67
Bank, Albany City National, 369

Albany City Savings Institution, 375

Albany County, Albany, 373

Canal, Albany, 365

Cohoes Savings Institution, the, 453

First National, Albany, 372

Manufacturers', of Cohoes, 453

Mechanics' and Farmers', Albany,
366

Mechanics' Savings, Cohoes, 453

Merchants' National, Albany, 371

National, of Cohoes, 452

National, of West Troy, 421

National Commercial, Albany, 308

National Exchange, Albany, 370

New York State, at Albany, 364

of Albanv, 363, 364

of the Capitol, 373

of the Interior, the, Albany, 372

The Albany Exchange Savings, 375

The Albany County Savings, 376

The Albany .Savings, 374

the Albany, 303, 304

The Home Savings, Albanv, 376

The Hope, Albany. 373

The Mechanics' and Farmers' Sav-



Bank, The National, Albany, 372

The National Savings. Albany, 375

The Park, Albany, 373

Union, Albany, 371

Watervliet. West Trov, 42tl
Banks, A. Bleecker, 325

Robert Lenox, 278, 316. 350, 3S4
Banyar, Goldsboro, 92, 263, 364
Bar of Albany county, biographical

sketches of members of the, 14§:rl57
Barbadoes distemper, 172 -^'"'^
Barber, Hiram, Dr., 531

John and Robert, 242
Barclay, Henry, Rev., 340

John, 65, 68, 70, 79, 322, 339
Barckley, E. L., 543

Henry, 542

M. H., 109, 110
Barker, James Franklin, 356
Barnard, Daniel D., 200

Frederick J., 370
Barnes, David M., 239

John O., 356

Thurlow Weed, 278

jr., William, 238

& Godfrey, 239
Barrett, Thomas, 65, 70
Barry, David James, Dr., 229
Bartlett, Edward T. , 362

Ezra A., Dr., 184, 356

Bent & Co., 311
Barton, R. F., Dr., 523
Bartow, Henry, 368, 369
Bassett, John, Rev., 336
Bassler, Frederick, 503
Batchelder, Galen, 370

John F.. 371, 372
Batterman, Christopher, 145

family of Guilderland, 520
Battershall, Walton W., Rev., 341
Battery, Eleventh New York, 108
Battle of Bennington, 75
Baudartius's de.scription of the countrv in

1623, 10
Bay, Andrew, Rev. , 346

John, 68
Bayard, George D., 105
Beach, Denio & Richards, 244
Beal, Moses, 83, 91
Beam, Adam, 67
Beardslee, Rufus G., 278
Beardsley, William, 145
Beasley, Frederick, Rev., 340

John, 340
Beck, T. Komeyn, Dr., 174, 365
Becker. Abram, 531

Albertus W., 160

Dirck, 65



Becker, I. S., Dr., 523

M. A., 447

Wouter, 65
Becker's Corners, 495
Beckett, Thomas, Dr., 181
Bedell, Gilbert C, 425
Beebee, Dillion, 421
Beecker, (Bleecker or Becker), Jan

Jeurians, 255
Beeckman, John, 65, 70

JohnH.. 66

John James, 65, 68

John M., 68, 79
Beekman, J. P., 240

John Jacob, 323
Beeren Lsland, fortified trading-post

established on, by the patroon, 26
tolls demanded at, by the patroon, 26
overt acts at, 27
Beers, William P., 144
Bell, Horace S,, 373, 375

James A., senator from Jeflferson
county, 269

M., 109

Robert H.,109, 110

William H., 110
Bemet, Robert O. K.. .536
Benckes, Jacob, Com., 46
Bendell, Herman, Dr., 117, 334, 335, 363
Bender, George M., 491

Christopher W., 375

Henry, 241

Matthew W., 201
Benjamin, George H., Dr., 226
Benedict, jr., Lewis E., 142; sketch of,

156; 368
Bensen, Albert V., 373, 376
Bentley, Caleb, 67

Oliver, 66
Bergen, Stephen J., 335
Berger, George, 67
Berkenmeyer, William Christopher,

Rev., 338
Berne, town of, 499-513

agriculture in, 507

churches of, 510-513

early business enterprises of, 504-507

early mills of, 505

hamlet of Reedsville in, 509

hamlet of South Berne in, .509

hamlet of West Berne in, 508

lakes in, 499

later pioneers of, .502



er pi(
list of first settlers of, 501

ral spr
schools of, .509, 510



mineral springs in, 500



Berne, the scene of a bloody deed during
the Revolution, ,500

the Simmons axe business in. 506

topographv of, 499

village of East Berne in, 508

village, settlement and business men
of, 507, 508
Best, Conradt, 67
Bethlehem, town of, 486-498

Becker's Corners in, 495

Castle Island in, 488

Cedar Hill in, 495

Cemetery Association, 491

cemeteries of, 490, 491

Center, 491

churches of, 496-498

Corning Iron Company in, 490

Delmar in, 493

Elmwood Cemetery in, 491

erection of town of, 488

first settlement of, 486

Glenmont in, 496

Hurstville in, 495

Indian burial place, Tawasentha, in,
488

Kenwood in, 494

list of families of first settlers of,
487

Mount Pleasant Cemetery in, 491

Normansville in, 493

post-offices of, 491

schools of, 496

Selkerk in, 495

Slingerlands village in, 493

soil and products of, 488

South Bethlehem in, 492

streams of. 488

turnpike and plank road companies,
489
Beverwyck Brewing Company, 378
Biegler, A. P., Dr., 213, 214
Bigelow, JohnM., Dr., 278
Billings, (jeorge Henry, Dr., 218
Bingham, R. IL, 315
Binns, William, 438
Birch, George A., 146
Bird, William, 531
Birdseye, Charles C, 443
Bishop, Gertrude AnnaGoewey, Dr., 226

Theodore M., Rev., 342
Bissels, Adam, 21
Bis.sell, William H. H., Rev., 426
Blackman, A. S., 425

(ilover, 425
Blaisdell, J. W., Dr., 109

Wesley, Dr., 180
Blanchard, Anthonj-, 142

J. W., 105



Bleecker, Barent, 93, 304, 363, 364

Charles E., 325

Harraanus, 93, 277, 374

Henry, 08, 135

Jacob, 68

Jan, 286

Jan Jans, 286, 321

Johannes, 321

John N., 65

John R., 21, 68, 96, 145. 365

Rutger, 135, 143, 322

William E., 278, 372
Blessing, Elmer Arkell, Dr., 228
Block, Adrian, 13

J., Rev.. 355
Bloodgood, Francis, 323, 365

John, 344

S. D. VV., 244

William, 116
Bloomaert, Samuel. 21
Boardman, John, 347

William, 375

WiUiam G., 311,380
Boes, Nicholas, Capt., 47
Bogardus, Robert, 340
Boght (or Groesbeck's Corners), 405
Bogart, James H., 105, 106

Garrett, 387

Henry I., 68, 70
Bond, Aaron John, Dr.. 228
Booth, John H., 491

Lebbeiis, 206
Borstwick, James M., 145
Boss, Lewis, 277, 310
Bothwell, James L.. 329
Botsford, Egbert, 425
Bott, Arthur, 315
Boulware, Jeptha R., Dr., 181
Bourgengnon, L. H., 455
Boutelle, Frank W. and Frederick A.,

356
Bouton, P. N., 375
Bowditch, Edward, 363, 377
Bowe, John, 375
Bowen, Townsend, Dr., 223
Bown, William H., Rev., 342
Boyd, Edward H.,239

James I'., Dr., 174

J R.. 244

Peter, 96, 266, 346, 374
Boyington. Charles, 349
Bradt, Albert And riessen, 486

Anthony E., 08

Francis I., 94

Samuel C. , 281
Bradford, John M., Rev., 265, 336, 337

Governor, of Plymouth, remon-
strance of, against Dutch trade at
Narragansett, 17



Bradley, John E., Prof., 330

Joseph J., 468

John Nelson, Dr., 225, 536
Brady, Anthonv N., 316, 369

John T., 377
Brand, Michael, 463
Brandenburg, William H., 106
Brandow, Frank Hammond. 350
Bratt, John A., 74
Braun, A. T., Rev., 338
Braunschweiger, P. C, Rev., 338
Bravton, WilHam P., 145
Brewer, David J.. 167
Bries, Anthony, 392
(Brice ?), Anthonv, 06
Bridge, Charles Francis, 356
Bridgford, Alanv, 442

John, 315
Bridges at Albany, 99
Brigden, Thomas A., 142
Brigham, Henry A., 109

P. S., Dr., 431
Briggs, John N., 480 • —
Brinsmade, Thomas C, Dr., 201
Broadhurst. Jonathan, 145
Brockway, Henrv, 447
Bronk, Robert. Rev., 424

Stephen, 100
Bronson, Greene C. , 140; sketch of, 150;

164
Brooks, Jonas H., 370, 371, 37.5, 447

Pascal P., Dr., 217
Broughton, William H., 108
Brouwer, Jan, Capt., 22
Brown, Allen, 96

Andrew, 538

Edward E.. Dr., 183

Fred W., 278

James, 440

James Hutchings, Rev., 342

Jenks, 440

Samuel, 243

Thomas, Rev., 340
Browne, Goodwin, 356

Irving, 165
l'.r..wer, Henry D.. 108
I'.nire, Mrs. Cath-rine W., 270
I'.iiiiiia-hnn, A. \V. , 373
I'.nuiow. Professor, 247
Bryan, John, 366

Michael K., 104
Bryant, Charles Gilbert, Dr., 218
Buchanan, Charles J., 165, 166, 263
Buel, Jesse, 234, 239, 240, 374
Bulkelev, Alpheus Tompkins, 356
Bulkley; Chester, 347
Bullock, Joseph N., 371
Bumford, George, Col.. 274
Burden, Howard H., 432



Burdick & Taylor, 245

Burgoyne's surrender, 75

Burhans, David, 106

Burlingame, Eugene, 144, 166, 167, 378

Burke, Betsey, 349

Joshua A., 349

T. M. A., Rt. Rev., 352, 353
Burnett, Samuel W., 373
Burnside, James, 66
Burnstein, Charles, Dr., 332
Burt, Charles A., 108
Burton, John E., 108

William, 438, 440, 453
Bury, Richard, Rev., 341
Bush, Walter R., 278
Butler, Benjamin F., 144; sketch of. 149;
234

Joseph C, Dr., 219
Buttrick, Wallace, Rev., 350
Buyshe, James, Father, 350
Byington. Charles Sperry, 356

William Wilberforce, 356

Cady, Philander K.. Rev., 343
Cagger, Peter, sketch of, 155; 207
Calder, Humphrey L., 109
Caldwell, James, 364

William, 96, 265
Callicott, Theophilus C, 336, 239
Calisch, Alexander Charles, Dr,, 231
Campbell, Edward Willers, Dr., 227

George, 441, Ar



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