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Duanesburg in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William North

 
 
William North image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 16, 2008
1. William North
Inscription.
William North
Born 1755 Buried here 1836
Aide to Steuben in 1779
General in U. S. Army
Son in law of James Duane
Assemblyman and Speaker

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 46.12′ N, 74° 9.317′ W. Marker is in Duanesburg, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Western Turnpike (U.S. 20) and Duanesburg Churches Road (County Route 127), on the right when traveling west on Great Western Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delanson NY 12053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Episcopal Church (here, next to this marker); James Duane (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Christman Sanctuary (approx. 2.2 miles away); Great Lot 92 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Home of William North (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Christman Sanctuary (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duanesburg.
 
Regarding William North.
Three Duanesburg Markers image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 13, 2006
2. Three Duanesburg Markers
William North died in Duanesburg, New York and is interred in the crypt under Christ Episcopal Church.
 
Also see . . .  William North Biography. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Christ Church Episcopal Duanesburg James Duane William North
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Christ Church Episcopal image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 16, 2008
3. Christ Church Episcopal
General William North is interred in the crypt beneath the Christ Episcopal Church. The NORTH marker is in the foreground below the red church door in this photo.
William North Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 22, 2006
4. William North Marker
The William North Marker is seen along Route 20 in Duanesburg. This marker has been damaged and then repaired. There are a series of 4 holes above the word "NORTH” and 4 holes below the words "AND SPEAKER", presumable an attempt to affect a repair. The break in the cast iron sign has been welded; you can see the vertical line on this sign before it was recently repainted.
William North Memorial image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, June 1936
5. William North Memorial
William North is buried in the Duane Family crypt below the church. The plaque which is mounted inside the Christ Episcopal Church reads as follows:
"In Memory of William North, a Patriot of the Revolution, He entered he Army of his country in his nineteenth year, and was among the first of that generous band who in youth stepped forth in defense of her liberties, and devoted their manhood to her service, as an officer he served throughout the war in various grades, till at the peace which confirmed his country's national existence, he retired to private life, whence he was called by the voice of his fellow citizens, whom he served in various civil capacities.
He was Aide Du Camp to the Baron De Steuben, Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army commanded by Washington in the year 1798; one of the first canal commissioners, Speaker of the House of Assembly, and Senator in Congress of this his adopted state. A pure patriot, a brave soldier, and exemplary citizen, Born in Maine in 1755; Died in the City of New-York, Jan 3rd, 1836"
The location of North's death in "City of New-York" is contradicted by the North Biography found in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, which claims North died in Duanesburg.
General William North image. Click for full size.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
6. General William North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5, 6. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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