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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

George Heffernan was born in Ireland and died in Canton, New York. He married Anastatia Paddle.
Children, born in Ireland:
1. Thomas, died in Ireland.
2. Michael.
3. Patrick, settled in Flint, Michigan.
4. Elizabeth.
5. Joanna, married Patrick Harrigan, of Canton, N.Y.
6. Honora, married Michael Kenefick.

(II) Michael, son of George and Amastatia (Paddle) Heffernan, was born in county Kilkenney, Ireland, in 1826. He came to this country when a young man and settled in Canton, N.Y. He was one of the prioneers in this section and followed farming during his active life.
In politics he was a Democrat.
He married Mary Kelly, born in the Parish Crettenclough, Ireland, and died at Canton, Jan. 25, 1885.
1. Julia, lives in Buffalo.
2. Mary A., lives in Canton.
3. George, lives at Canton; married Sarah McDonald and has twelve children.
4. John T., a blacksmith; married Jane Keafe, and lives in Canton.
5. Elizabeth P., lives at Buffalo.
6. Catherine, deceased.
7. Patrick J., deceased.
8. Richard Edward, mentioned below.

(III) Richard Edward, son of Michael and Mary (Kelly) Heffernan, was born at Canton, N.Y., and educated there in the public schools and Canton high school, and entered St. Lawrence University from which he was graduated in the class of 1890 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. He began the study of law in the office of Charles A. Kellogg in Ogdensburg. For a time he was engaged in newspaper work. He finally was admitted to the bar of St. Lawrence county in 1895, and since August, 1896, has been engaged in general practice at Brasher's Falls.
In politics he is a Democrat, a Catholic in religion.
He is unmarried.


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