Posted By:Albert
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Subject:Re: Hurd Lumber
Post Date:July 05, 2012 at 05:51:40
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Forum:Connecticut Genealogy Forum
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Good possbility for the family you are looking for. In this book:

History of the city of Buffalo and Erie County : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers
Compiled by H. P. Smith
Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1884
page 1_497 and 1_498

"Clark W. Hurd was born in the town of Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Conn., September 17, 1806. His father, Thaddeus Hurd, married Miss Sarah Hurd, (no relation) and soon removed to Sandgate, Vermont. There were born of this union children as follows: Russell, Hiram, Clark W., Sallie M., and Harriet. Of this family Clark W. is the only survivor. From Sandgate the family removed to Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., where they lived for a time. " ....

His biography goes on to mention the lumber enterprises that Clark and his brother Russell formed in the Alden, NY area and Clark's involvement in establishing the town of Elma, NY. Bio mentions that Clark brought his parents out to Alden in the mid 1820s, his marriage in 1836 and the subsequent children. Clark and all of his children, except one, were still living as of 1884. One son, Allen J. Hurd, was killed at Gettysburg.

If you would like, I can email these pages to you.

I am not related.