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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)

Burr
flag   Walter Charles BURR (10-1921, Troy, New York, USA - 1996, , Arizona, USA)
flag   Walter Howard BURR (01-19-1943, Troy, New York, USA - 01-13-2004, , Florida, USA) gravestone

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)

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)

Kelley
flag   Bertha KELLEY (24 August 1875, Troy, New York, USA - 2 March 1926, Hollywood, Florida, 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
immigrant 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
immigrant 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
immigrant flag   Patrick MCCORMICK (1830, , Ireland - 12 May 1893, Troy, New York, USA)

Meyer
immigrant 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) gravestone

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

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

Sutton
immigrant 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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