Niagara County

1897 Biography - Albert Flanders

Flanders, Albert, was born in Cambria, February 4, 1824, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Colt) Flanders. Mr. Flanders's grandfather, Aaron Flanders, was a farmer near Concord, N. H.; he was born August 15, 1750, and died February 13, 1844; his wife, Hannah Flanders, was born May 17, 1752 and died December 13, 1844; they lived together as man and wife for about seventy-six years. The maternal grandfather, Isaac Colt, came from New Jersey to Niagara county and followed farming and hotel keeping. He served in the war of 1812. Jacob Flanders was reared on a farm in New Hampshire and was born January 18, 1785. When a young man he traveled through the west and east to find a place to settle in and finally settled in Cattaraugus county, but after a short stay removed to Cambria, where he engaged in farming and spent his last days. Albert Flanders was reared on the farm, and in 1855 married Louisa M., widow of William Scott, of Cambria. Mrs. Scott had one son, Edward W. Scott, who was reared by Mr. Flanders. Mr. Scott married Ellen Moody of Lockport, and they have four sons: Edward W., Walter E., Elmer and Wallas. Edward W. Scott was first a druggist, but since 1870 has been engaged in the insurance business; in 1884 he was made vice-president and one of the directors of the Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Jersey City. Mr. Albert Flanders has two farms, one of 166 acres and one of 156. He is a Republican and has been assessor of Cambria and superintendent of the poor of Niagara county.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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