Business Directory for the city of Hudson,

Columbia County, New York

from Boyd's Business Directory of 1869-70


Pages 121 through 136


[Transcribed by Susan Stalker Mulvey]




HUDSON, Columbia County.


     Columbia county formed April 4, 1786.  Hudson lies upon the east bank of the river by that name, 115 miles from New York and 29 from Albany.  The manufactures are extensive, consisting principally of iron.  Hudson was incorporated as a city in 1785.  Population about 10,000.  Upon the summit of a bluff overlooking the river, a public square and a broad street, or promenade, have been laid out and ornamented with trees and shrubbery.  Fine views are here afforded of the city, the river, and of the country on the opposite shore, with the Catskill Mountains in the background.  The Hudson and Boston railway extends from here to West Stockbridge in Mass., connecting at Chatham with the Western railway (Mass.), and at West Stockbridge with the Housatonic railway.  From Athens, on the opposite side of the river, a railway has recently been completed to Schenectady, connecting with the New York Central railway, principally for the conveyance of freight, in connection with river navigation to and from the West.  There are 4 academies and colleges, 2 libraries, 10 churches, 5 newspapers, 4 banks, a gas light company, &c., &c.

     CITY GOVERNMENT,--Jacob W. Hoysradt, Mayor.  Theodore Snyder, Recorder, Aldermen, 1st Ward--John T. Burdwin, William H. Perry.  2d Ward--John S. Ray, M. Hoffman, Philip.  3rd Ward--Charles A. Dingman, William H. Van Tasel.  4th Ward--Charles C. Malcher, Stephen W. Ham.  William Bryan, Clerk.   

[All spelling is as found in the Directory.]

Name Town Page
HILLS, Martin L. Ancram 121
McINTYRE, B. Ancram Lead Mines 121
FRISBEE, Samuel Canaan 123
PALMER, W. H. Canaan Four Corners 123
HUDSON, Chauncey B. Chatham 123
VAN ALSTYNE, Andres Chatham Centre 123
CADMAN, John Chatham Four Corners 123
ROOT, Ambrose Claverack 124
WILLIAMS, Martin Clermont 124
VOSBURGH, Oscar E. Copake 124
POMEROY, L. Copake Iron Works 124
FELLER, David J. Elizaville 126
WOODWORTH, Wm. S. Flatbrook (sic) 126
VAN VALKENBURGH, H. A. Gallantanville (sic) 126
UNDERHILL, Eugene B. Ghent 127
WILLIAMS, Ira Glenco Mills 127
TREMAIN, Russel Green River 127
HUMPHREY, Peter Harlemville 127
BULKELEY, Joshua A. Hillsdale 128
VAN BUREN, Lawrence Kinderhook 129
MILLER, Thomas Linlithgow (sic) 129
COLES, Samuel Livingston 129
HERRICK, Wm. C. Malden Bridge 130
OSTRANDER, A. W. Mellenville 130
BUSHNEY, Richard Mount Lebanon 131
GAY, H. D.  New Lebanon Springs 131
TRAVER, Aaron North Chatham 131
FICK, William North Copake 131
SNYDER, John T. Philmont 133
WILCOX, Sidney S. Red Rock 133
RIDER, Thomas B. Rider's Mills 134
VAN DE CARR, H. S. Stockport 136
MURRELL, JR., Edward Stuyvesant 136
SALMON, Henry B. Stuyvesant Falls 136
BOICE, Jacob Taghkanick (sic) 136
TALLMADGE, Stephen G. Valatie 136