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Troy, New York, USA

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Troy, Rensselaer, New York, USA
Troy is a city in the US State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River.Wikipedia


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Troy, New York, USA - View from Mount Ida
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Troy, New York, USA

View from Mount Ida
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Troy, New York, USA - Troy and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Troy, New York, USA

Troy and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Troy, New York, USA - Trojan Hooks at their Quarters, Franklin Square, Troy, N.Y.
Troy, New York, USA

Trojan Hooks at their Quarters, Franklin Square, Troy, N.Y.

Troy, New York, USA - Harderfold Red Star Brand Hygienic Underwear
Harderfold Fabric Company
Troy, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Troy, New York, USA

Harderfold Red Star Brand Hygienic Underwear
Harderfold Fabric Company
Troy, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Troy, New York, USA - Union Depot, Troy, N.Y.
Troy, New York, USA

Union Depot, Troy, N.Y.
Troy, New York, USA - City Hall
Troy, New York, USA

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1812 - Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery.
During the War of 1812, he stamped "US Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the US...Read MORE...

1816 - Troy Incorporated

1825 - January 25 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

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News  1846 - AVALANCHE AT TROY.
Another avalanche occurred on Saturday, in the immediate environs of this city, for which Troy has...Read MORE...

News  1859 - BURNING OF THE TROY HOSPITAL.
TROY, N. Y., Thursday, Jan. 13. About 6 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Troy Hospital, ...Read MORE...

News  1866 - DISASTROUS FIRE IN TROY - DESTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ORPHAN ASYLUM.
Troy, N.Y., Saturday, May 5.
About 8 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Roman Catholic...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 6, 1869
News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Spend A Night In A Motor Car.
Troy, N. Y., Feb. 9. - One of the incidents of the storm here was ...Read MORE...

News  1896 - SEWING GIRLS CREMATED. BETWEEN TWENTY AND THIRTY BURNED TO DEATH IN TROY. ONE EXIT FOR 300 PEOPLE.
FIVE GIRLS JUMPED FROM WINDOWS AND THREE MET INSTANT DEATH - LARGE LIST OF INJURED AND MISSING -...Read MORE...

1897 - Troy
The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted April 12, 1816. It contained no unusual...Read MORE...

1906
Troy, a city and the capital of Rensselaer co., N.Y., is situated on the E. bank of the Hudson...Read MORE...

News  1911 - HEAVY FIRE LOSS IN CITY OF TROY. BUSINESS STRUCTURE DESTROYED AT LOSS OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.
Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26. - The Boston store and several other structures in the business section of...Read MORE...

News  1949 - April 15 - A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY.

The Weather Channel
April 15, 1949

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
flag  Henry ALLEN (19 June 1880, Troy, New York, USA - 1938, Troy, New York, USA)
flag  Joseph Napoleon ALLEN (30 June 1878, Troy, New York, USA - 24 December 1951, Troy, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Julie ALLEN (26 March 1876, Troy, New York, USA - , )
flag  Louise ALLEN (26 September 1870, Troy, New York, USA - , )

Barton
flag  Edward D. BARTON (1838, Troy, New York, USA - 17 August 1862, Key West, Florida, USA)

Briggs
flag  Rodney Davis BRIGGS (09 April 1853, Troy, New York, USA - 05 March 1931, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Campbell
flag  Frank CAMPBELL (1840, Troy, New York, USA - 14 April 1870, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Christy
flag  Robert CHRISTY (1821, Troy, New York, USA - 15 February 1875, Clifton, New York, USA)

Collins
flag  Bertha COLLINS (24 August 1875, Troy, New York, USA - 2 March 1926, Hollywood, Florida, USA)

Dater
flag  David DATER (1816, Troy, New York, USA - 9 March 1896, Whitestone, New York, USA)

Field
flag  Carrie C. FIELD (1851, Troy, New York, USA - 8 September 1876, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone
flag  Charles FIELD (1816, Troy, New York, USA - 16 April 1878, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Lucretia R. FIELD (1843, Troy, New York, USA - 1 October 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone

Horton
flag  Isabel F. HORTON (1865, Troy, New York, USA - 21 December 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

House
flag  Ira HOUSE (, Troy, New York, USA - 1865, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Merritt
World War II Soldier flag  George Edward MERRITT (13 December 1922, Troy, New York, USA - 12 June 1997, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Moulton
immigrant flag  Charles Frederick MOULTON (1796, Troy, New York, USA - 18 April 1887, , France)
flag  Harriet Collins MOULTON (14 October 1801, Troy, New York, USA - , )
flag  John MOULTON (1798, Troy, New York, USA - 1835, , Connecticut, USA)

Murry
flag  Francis MURRY (1835, Troy, New York, USA - 1874, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Parrow
flag  Edmund E PARROW (3 July 1910, Troy, New York, USA - September 1984, Glens Falls, New York, USA)
flag  Joseph Moses PARROW (14 April 1883, Troy, New York, USA - 1958, , New York, USA) gravestone

Williams
flag  William WILLIAMS (1863, Troy, New York, USA - 1 March 1883, Savannah, Georgia, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Alain
immigrant flag  Pierre ALAIN (1833, , France - 09/21/1902, Troy, New York, USA)

Allen
flag  George ALLEN (September 1865, , New York, USA - 1923, Troy, New York, USA)
flag  Mary Rose ALLEN (27 June 1868, , New York, USA - 19 April 1955, Troy, New York, USA)

ALLEN
flag  Henry ALLEN (19 June 1880, Troy, New York, USA - 1938, Troy, New York, USA)
flag  Joseph Napoleon ALLEN (30 June 1878, Troy, New York, USA - 24 December 1951, Troy, New York, USA) gravestone

Beant
  Benjamin BEANT (1790, - 8 April 1866, Troy, New York, USA)

Carr
flag  Horatio N. CARR (1799, , New York, USA - 10 March 1869, Troy, New York, USA)

Cosgrove
flag  Michael COSGROVE (1789, , Ireland - 7 October 1874, Troy, New York, USA)

Cregan
flag  Benjamin F. CREGAN (1814, , New Hampshire, USA - 26 October 1875, Troy, New York, USA)

Crumper
flag  James CRUMPER (1794, , England (United Kingdom) - 30 April 1875, Troy, New York, USA)

Hussey
  Thomas HUSSEY (1803, - 22 February 1866, Troy, New York, USA)

Jacobus
flag  Jesse JACOBUS (1841, , New Jersey, USA - 4 May 1863, Troy, New York, USA)

Manning
flag  Joseph MANNING (1797, , New York, USA - 2 June 1825, Troy, New York, USA)

Marchessault
flag  Josephine Marie MARCHESSAULT (24 September 1835, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 1/13/1916, Troy, New York, USA)

Mccormick
flag  Patrick MCCORMICK (1830, , Ireland - 12 May 1893, Troy, New York, USA)

Meyer
flag  Jeremiah MEYER (1811, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 24 May 1881, Troy, New York, USA)

Morse
flag  Charles A MORSE (1816, , Maine, USA - 15 October 1864, Troy, New York, USA)

Moulton
flag  Sarah MOULTON (4 July 1787, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - 7 May 1873, Troy, New York, USA)

Ostin
flag  Daniel OSTIN (1842, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 8 September 1863, Troy, New York, USA)

Prince
flag  Luke P. PRINCE (1820, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 17 September 1853, Troy, New York, USA)

Smith
flag  John SMITH (1834, , Ireland - 4 January 1867, Troy, New York, USA)

Straiton
flag  Christian STRAITON (1805, , Scotland (United Kingdom) - 30 June 1874, Troy, New York, USA)

Sutton
flag  Matthew SUTTON (1822, , Ireland - 20 March 1877, Troy, New York, USA)

Vanier
flag  Adelaide Lydia VANIER (September 1826, , Canada - 1900, Troy, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1904
Joseph Moses PARROW (14 April 1883 - 1958) & Mary Agnes HOLLAND (1884 - 1967)
married 3 July 1904
 

Cemeteries in Troy, New York, USA

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