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“Uncle Sam” Wilsonís Home

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel
1. “Uncle Sam” Wilsonís Home Marker
Inscription.  Samuel Wilson's home was located here at 144 Ferry Street (formerly 76 Ferry Street), at the southeast corner with 7th Avenue. Built in 1821, the building had a large open porch facing the avenue. Uncle Sam died July 31, 1854, at the age of 88. His wife Betsey (Mann) continued to reside here until her death in 1863. The residence was torn down in 1971.
 
Erected by Uncle Sam Trail.
 
Location. 42° 43.629′ N, 73° 41.209′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Ferry Street (Route 2), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 Ferry Street, Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory (here, next to this marker); Wilson Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (approx. ľ mile away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emma Hart Willard (approx.
“Uncle Sam” Wilsonís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 21, 2019
2. “Uncle Sam” Wilsonís Home Marker
0.3 miles away); Second Ward World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Additional keywords. Folkore
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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