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This biography is from Landmarks of Albany County, New York, edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N. Y., Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1897.

Albert P. Stevens

Albert Parsons Stevens, son of Isaac and Maria C. (Parsons) Stevens, was born in Springfield, Mass., April 10, 1835, and descends from Col. Thomas Stevens, of the Devonshire line, through Cyprian Stevens, who came to this country in 1660 and was one of five who purchased from the Indians, in 1686, a tract of land twelve miles square, comprising what is now the town of Rutland, Mass. Cyprian's descendants were residents of that town for more than 150 years. On his mother's side Mr. Stevens is in the direct line of descent from William Bradford, who came over in the Mayflower in 1620, and was the second governor of Plymouth Colony. Joseph Stevens, son of Cyprian, was one of the first selectmen and assessors of the town of Rutland, was the first town treasurer, one of the committee to set off the land, a deacon in the church and a captain in the militia. Isaac Stevens was born in Rutland, Mass., August 8, 1795. and died July 31, 1835.

Albert P. Stevens, his son. came to Albany in October, 1853, and took a position as clerk in the Albany Exchange Bank, then in the second story of the Exchange building, on Broadway and State streets, where the present post-office building stands. He was connected with several banks in the city until 1869, when he became secretary and treasurer of the National Savings Bank at the organization of that institution. He has continuously held these positions ever since. He is prominent in religious and charitable organizations and is a member of both the board of trustees and the board of directors of the Young Men's Christian Association, and was the president for four years. He was treasurer of the Albany City Tract and Missionary Society for many years, and was treasurer of the Albany County Bible Society for nearly twenty years and is now its president. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church and one of its trustees, is treasurer of the Presbytery of Albany, member of the permanent committee on synodical aid of the Synod of New York, and a member of the Fort Orange Club.

December 30, 1856, he married Emma Henrietta, daughter of the late Thomas McMullen, a prominent citizen of Albany; she died February 13, 1891, and they had three sons and two daughters, of whom two sons, Clarence W. and Frederic B., are living.

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