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
Dennis Nolan, immigrant ancestor, was born in Ireland. He was for many years in the British service in the East Indies. He married Jennie Dowd.
William, mentioned below.
(II) William, son of Dennis Nolan, was born in the East Indies in 1834, died in Ireland in 1907. He was well educated, a skilled accountant, and a merchant. He married Mary Walsh, born in county Kerry, Ireland, died in Ireland in 1902.
Children, born in Listowel, county Kerry:
1. Morris, postmaster of the town in which he lives in Australia.
2. Dennis, mentioned below.
3. William, lives in Australia.
4. Thomas, lives in New York City.
5. Mary, lives in Plattsburgh, New York.
6. Catherine, lives in Ireland.
7. Ellen, lives in Ireland.
8. Nora, lives in Ireland.
(III) Rev. Dennis (2) Nolan, son of William Nolan, was born Sept. 29, 1856, at Listowel, county Kerry, Ireland. He attended the National Schools of his native land, and made his classics in a private school in his native town. He came to this country at the instance of his uncle, Rev. Father Walsh, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., vicar general of the Ogdensburgh diocese, and at the age of twenty began to study for the priesthood, philosophy and theology, completed his course at St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, New York, and was ordained a priest in December, 1881. He was placed in charge of the parish at Fort Covington, N.Y. in January, 1882, and remained there one year and nine months. He then became chancellor and secretary of Bishop Wadhams, of Ogdensburg, N.Y.
For a short time afterward he had charge of the parish at Massena, N.Y., during the absence of the pastor. His next charge was at Ausable Forks, N.Y., where he was pastor for six years. In 1891 he came to Massena and had charge of the parish until 1902. He also had a mission at Louisville, where he repaired and beautified the church there.
Since 1902 he has been rector of the Catholic Church at Ticonderoga, N.Y. He has a parish of three hudnred families and a church valued at $75,000. Both in the spiritual and secular affairs of his parish, Father Nolan has shown singular ability and resourcefulness. He has the esteem and confidence of all classes and denominations of the community.
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