NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
James Carney was born in 1781 in County Longford, Ireland, and died in Franklin, New York, in April, 1865. He came to this country in 1837 and located at Underhill, Chittenden county, Vermont. In 1860 he removed to Franklin county, New York. He was a farmer all his active life. Have these webpages helped you?
He married (first) in Ireland, Margaret Skelly, who died in Ireland. He married (second) _____ Ratigan, a widow. He married (third) Sally Sherron.
Children of first wife, born in Ireland;
William, John, James.
Children of third wife:
Margaret, Ann, Thomas, Mary.
(II) William, son of James Carney, was born in county Longford, Ireland, 1821, died in Franklin, Franklin county, N.Y., in October 1904. He received his schooling in his native place. He came to Vermont, where his father had located, in 1839, and worked on a farm when a young man. He lived at Whitehall, N.Y. for a time. In 1841 he came to Clintonville, N.Y., and worked in the rolling mills there until 1859, when he took up land at Franklin, cleared a farm and followed farming the remainder of his life in that town. In politics he was a Democrat. He served the town as commissioner of highways for three years, and was also for many years overseer of the poor.
He married, July 3, 1844, Annie, born in county Longford, 1825, died in Franklin, N.Y., March 2, 1909, daughter of Patrick and Ann (Dowd) Hopkins.
1. John, died in infancy.
2. James, mentioned below.
3. Mary, born July 23, 1848; married Sylvanus Page of Gabriels, N.Y.; children: Kata, Mary E., William, Albert E., Hannah, Frank, Bernard and Henry Page.
4. Catherine, Oct. 3, 1850; married Gardiner Maloney, proprietor of the American House, Bloomingdale, N.Y.; children: William R., deceased, and Ann Jane Maloney.
5. William, Jan. 1, 1853, died May 17, 1877.
6. Margaret, May 6, 1855; married Charles Simonds, a farmer of Paterson, New Jersey; children: Edgar, Grover, Ella, Louisa, Joseph and Alice Simonds.
7. Sarah E., died in infancy.
8. Thomas, died in childhood.
9. Ann Eliza, March 2, 1863, died Oct. 29, 1883.
(III) James (2), son of William Carney, was born in Clintonville, Clinton county, N.Y., May 5, 1846. He attended the public schools in Underhill, Vermont, Clintonville and Vermontville, N.Y. He worked on a farm in Franklin, N.Y., and acted as guide in the Adirondack Mountains for a period of eighteen years. In politics he is an acrive and leading Republican. Since 1883 he has been justice of the peace of the town, and since then has been occupied by the duties of this office, as member of the town board and magistrate; was justice of sessions and associate county judge from 1886 to 1889; has been a notary public since 1876; was deputy sherriff for a time.
He is a member of Bloomingdale Lodge, Independent Order of Foresters; of Council No. 599, Knights of Columbus, of Saranac Lake.
He married, April 25, 1880, Catherine, born in county Meath, Ireland, in June, 1851, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Farley) Fox. Her father was born in Ireland about 1800 and died at Franklin in 1875. Her mother was born in 1816, died Oct. 4, 1899.
Children of James (2) and Catherine (Fox) Carney:
1. Annie Elizabeth, born March 31, 1882.
2. William F., May 14, 1884; graduate of Colgate University; lawyer.
3. Chester H. (twin), Dec. 22, 1886; hotel detective, New York City.
4. Charles P. (twin), Dec. 23, 1886; assistant postmaster at Saranac Inn, N.Y., and clerk in a store there.
5. James E., June 11, 1889.
6. Philip Sheridan, May 6, 1892.
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