Fordyce L. Laflin
He was the son of Luther Laflin (1789–1876) and Almira Sylvester Laflin (1801–1882). His family was in the gunpowder business from before 1800 until 1912 when the companies were bought by DuPont. His father and uncle had opened a factory at Saugerties in 1832 after their removal from Massachusetts where they had had a gunpowder factory in Southwick.
He was Supervisor of the Town of Saugerties for two years, and President of the Village of Saugerties in 1851.
On September 21, 1851, he married Helen Miranda Burtt (d. 1896), and they had several children.
He died of "blood poisoning, resulting from an abscess which followed a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism." He was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Saugerties.
- DIED OF BLOOD POISONING in NYT on April 28, 1887
-  Cemetery records, at Hope Farm
-  History of the Laflins' gunpowder business, at The Cartridge Collector's Exchange
-  Political Graveyard
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1867; pages 411, 487 and 515)