NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
John Harrigan was born in Ireland in 1816, and died at Chateaugay, New York, Aug. 17, 1878. He came to this country in 1847, and settled at Beekmantown and later at Keeseville, N.Y., where he followed farming through his active life.
He married Elizabeth Wilkinson.
Bridget, died June 10, 1898.
Michael, mentioned below.
John, born on the voyage to this country and died young.
Julia, born at Ellenburg, New York.
William, James and Mary, all born at Chateaugay.
(II) Michael, son of John Harrigan, was born in Ireland, at Limerick or Tipperary, may 1, 1844, and is now (1910) living in Chateaugay, N.Y. He came to this country with his parents when he was three years old, and was educated in the district schools at Keeseville, N.Y. He has always followed farming. Although he still owns his farm he has been living in the village of Chateaugay in virtual retirement for several years.
He is a Democrat in politics.
He married (first), in 1867, Mary Dwyer, born in 1851, died in 1890, daughter of Thomas Dwyer; (second) in 1893, Margaret Daley, of Chateaugay, daughter of Carl and Mary (Manning) Daley.
Children of first wife:
John Darwin, mentioned below.
Thomas, a farmer at Ellensburg.
Michael, a farmer at Ellensburg, married Johanna Sheridan, and has a son, Michael.
Mary, died in 1894, aged twenty years.
Elizabeth, died in 1891, aged sixteen years.
Bridget, died in childhood.
William, a farmer at Ellensburg.
Martin, a farmer at Ellensburg.
Julia, married William W. Norton, attorney at law, Hartford, N.Y.
James, lives at Ellensburg.
(III) Dr. John Darwin Harrigan, son of Michael Darwin, was born at Ellensburg, Sept. 4, 1868. He attended the public and high schools in Chateaugay. He entered the medical school of the University of Vermont at Burlington and was graduated in 1897 with the degree of M.D. He located at Chateaugay, N.Y. in 1898, and began the practice of his profession. He took a post-graduate course of six months at Vienna, Austria.
He is a member of the County Medical Society, the Northern New York Medical Society and the New York State Medical Association.
He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and of various college fraternities.
He is unmarried.
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