Biography of Hon. Jacob Ten Broeck


History of Columbia County, New York

By Captain Franklin Ellis

Published by Everts & Ensign

Philadelphia, PA



Page 213


    Hon. Jacob Ten Broeck was born on the 13th of May, 1800, in Clermont, Columbia Co., N. Y., where he was reared, and remained on a farm till 1844, when he removed to the town of Greenport, whence, after a residence of ten years, he removed to the city of Hudson, and has resided here ever since.  He is the only director of the Farmers' National Bank now living in Hudson who was made such upon the organization of that institution, and he has served continuously in that capacity till the present time.

     In 1862 he represented the First Assembly district of the county in the State Legislature.  In 1863 and 1864 he was mayor of the city of Hudson, and, on account of the war and other causes, had an unusually responsible and laborious administration.  But he performed the duties of his office with ability and credit, such as have always characterized his conduct as a public man and a private citizen.  He has been all his life a man of steady habits, industry, and enterprise, and by the application of these qualities to business he has secured an honorable reputation and a comfortable competence.

     Mr. Ten Broeck was married, in 1821, to Miss Ann Benner, of Dutchess county and of the eight children, the fruit of this marriage, five are living at the date of this writing.  In 1854 he left the farm on which he resided, at Greenport, to one of his sons, and came to reside in the city of Hudson, retiring from active business except that required in looking after the interests of the bank.  His other son resides on the old homestead in Clermont.