Aaron Lane
Aaron Lane

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

AARON LANE, an elder brother of Col. Derick Lane, and his business partner for many years, was a man of the highest integrity, and enjoyed the confidence of all with whom he came in contact. He was born April 17, 1753, and, although married, died without issue, Nov. 12, 1823. He was treasurer of the county of Rensselaer from the organization of the county in 1791 to the year 1800; a village assessor in 1800; a trustee of the village, 1802; and was appointed on June 8, 1812, as one of the commissioners to build a fire-proof office for the county clerk, at the northeast corner of Congress and Second Streets, in the village. Of the old Troy Library, the first literary organization in Troy, Aaron Lane was chosen a trustee at its organization on Jan. 10, 1800.

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