General Samuel Haight

Arthur Adams in The Hudson River Guidebook says that this mansion built by General Samuel Haight in 1812 is well preserved and is currently known as the Haight-Gentley-Van Loan Manion.

According to the J.B. Beers History of Greene County (1884) in a listing on the Churches of Athens, the Trinity Episcopal Church placed the following memorial tablet in the church for General Haight:

Major Gen. Samuel Haight, born May 26 1766, died Nov. 9 1817, aged 51 years 5 months 14 days. As a private citizen, industrious, charitable and humane. He respected integrity and cultivated the social virtues. In relation to the commonwealth he was an advocate and patron of the principles and institutions of civil and religious liberty. Patriotic in his feelings he connected his own with prosperity and happiness of his country.