Van Nostrand, William

VAN NOSTRAND, William; was born at Rock City Falls, Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1814, came with his parents to Short Tract in 1819, and located on the east side of the road, opposite where he now lives.  He was married in 1840, to Miss Emily C. Baldwin, of Short Tract.  She was born in Livingston county, N. Y., in 1819.  Their children are: Grace, born in 1846; Helen, born in 1849; Millie A. born in 1851; and Ethel M. born in 1862.  Mr. Van Nostrand is one of the most enterprising farmers in this town.  His father, Isaac Van Nostrand, was born in Connecticut in 1780, and died at Short Tract in 1859.  Mr. Van Nostrand’s mother’s maiden name was Grace Hatch.  She was born in Connecticut, in 1788, and died at Short Tract in 1835.  Mrs. Van Nostrand’s father, Enos Baldwin, was born in Connecticut, in 1797, and died at Short Tract in 1876.  Her mother, Almira Conkey, was born in Vermont in 1801, and died at Short Tract in 1853.  Mr. Van Nostrand owns the first frame barn built in this town, which is as good as new.  He has served his town as supervisor, besides filling minor offices.  His father built a saw-mill here in 1819.