Henry Ramsay (civil engineer)
May 18, 1808|
Guilderland, New York
|Died||July 12, 1886
Schenectady, New York
|Education||The Albany Academy (1926)|
|Title||New York State Engineer and Surveyor|
|Spouse(s)||Isabelle Westervelt (m. 1831–86)|
Henry Ramsay (May 18, 1808 in Guilderland, Albany County, New York – July 12, 1886 in Schenectady, New York) was an American civil engineer and for a short time New York State Engineer and Surveyor in 1853.
He was educated at the Lancaster School in Albany, and graduated from The Albany Academy in 1826. Afterwards he taught school in Albany, New York. Later he became a draftsman, cartographer and civil engineer. In 1831, he married Isabelle Westervelt, and they had nine children.
In 1842, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad between Albany and Schenectady, New York. He laid out the course of the New York Central Railroad at Schenectady, to avoid the inclined plane at that terminus. Subsequently, he became Assistant Engineer on the Erie Canal enlargement. In 1849, he moved to Schenectady, and was for several terms City Surveyor.
He endowed the Henry Ramsay Scholarship at The Albany Academy.
- "Henry Ramsay". New York Times. July 13, 1886.
Henry Ramsey one of the oldest and wealthiest citizens of Schenectady, died suddenly last night. ... In 1831 he married Isabelle, daughter of Jacob Westerveld, Sheriff of New York County.
- "Henry Ramsay". Biographies Of Engineers. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
Ramsay, Henry, born 1808, at Guilderland, Albany Co., N.Y.; educated at the Lancaster School and at the Albany Academy; died in 1886...
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 37f; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
William J. McAlpine
|New York State Engineer and Surveyor
John T. Clark