Petersburgh, Rensselaer County: 1840's, 1802, 1825.
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WILLIAM W. REYNOLDS and THOMAS REYNOLDS came from Westerly, Rhode Island to Petersburgh in 1780. THOMAS REYNOLDS became a a successful merchant and the father of GIDEON REYNOLDS. GIDEON REYNOLDS (1813-96) was a member of the N.Y. State Assembly in 1839, Sherriff of Rensselaer County 1843-46, Member of Congress 1847-51, was a delegate at the first Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1856 and a member of the Republican State Central Commiittee. He was appointed by Lincoln as Internal Revenue Collector of the 15th District of New York and in 1867 he became a Democrat.¶ Stephen Potter was one of the early settlers of Petersburgh as was Stephen Card, probably the father of saidWilliam. Petersburgh (formerly "Rensselaer Mills") was created from Stephentown in 1791. Many of the first settlers were Dutch who came over in about 1750 as tenants under Van Rensselaer.
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