Slavin, Thomas H., was born in Jonesville, Clifton Park, N.Y., March 12, 1859, educated in the district schools and in Jonesville Academy, and was a farmer with his father when a boy, and thence moved to Mechanicsville. He learned the carpenter's trade, and worked on public works thee years in several capacities. He became a contractor and builder until 1894, employing on an average 15 men. In that year he opened a general store on North street, which he has conducted since with success. In 1889 he married Elizabeth E. Doyle of Clifton Park, and they have one daughter, Anna Elizabeth. Mr. Slavin's father, Thomas Slavin, was born in Ireland in the year 1822, and came to the United States with his parents when a boy, locating in the township of Clifton Park, where he was educated in the schools of the day. He married Bridget Coyan, and they had twelve children: John B., Celia, Abbie, Thomas H., Gurnsey F. and Mary F. (twins), Jennie F., Ella E., Aaron W., George H., and Lizzie. Mr. Slavin died October 31, 1880, and his widow on May 9, 1896. Thomas H. in his political choice is Democrat; he has served as trustee of the village two years, and is a member of the board of education. The family are members of St. Paul's Roman Catholic church.
Our County and Its People: Descriptive and Biographical Record of Saratoga County,
Prepared and Published Under the Auspicies of The Saratogian. The Boston History Company, 1890.