About William H Gedney
Dr. William H. Gedney was the seventh child of Dr. William Gedney, and was born in the town of Marlborough. The earlier years of his life were passed at home and in attendance upon the schools of his native town. Upon reaching mature years he commenced the study of medicine with his father, and completed his professional training at the Albany Medical College. In 1846 he entered upon the practice of his profession in Milton, and has since continued the leading physician of his town and locality, and enjoys a wide and successful practice. He is a member of the Ulster County Medical Society, and has been its vice-president and president.
Aside from his professional life, Dr. Gedney has filled an important place in Marlborough, and enjoyed an influence second to none in the town. He has a leading and controlling mind, is positive in his convictions, frank in the expression of his views, a fluent and effective speaker, and one of the most cultured and intelligent citizens of Marlborough.
In politics Dr. Gedney is a Republican, and he has held various offices of trust and responsibility. He was supervisor of the town of Marlborough in 1852, 1853, 1855, 1857, and 1874, and has served as a delegate to a large number of political conventions. In 1874 he was nominated by an unpartisan caucus of his fellow-citizens, pledged to make a thorough investigation of the alleged frauds against the county, and served actively and with peculiar zeal upon the committee of investigation.
In 1864, Dr. Gedney was united in marriage to Cordelia A., daughter of Jacob Handley, of Milton, Ulster Co., but was deprived of his wife by death a few months after the union.
Source: "Old Bios.com"