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
The Tindale family is of English ancestry. John Tindale and Elizabeth Coates (Scotch), of Durham, England. He was sent to America when a young man to assist in the building of the LaChine canal, being guaranteed protection from the Indians by the English government. He settled in Caughnawaga, Canada, and became a large contractor in the canal enterprise; he afterward removed to Montreal, where he became a city contractor.
From Montreal he removed to Clintonville, Clinton county, N.Y., and engaged with Saltus & Company to separate the stone fromthe iron ore which supplied the largest Catlan forge in the United States, then making charcoal iron blooms, or billets; this forge consisted of sixteen blooms and four hammers.
He married Mary Bowman (German extraction) of Isle la Motte, Vermont.
Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, John, Jane and James.
He died July 24, 1853, near Clintonville, N.Y.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Tindale, was born in Canada, and died near Clintonville, N.Y. Aug. 14, 1864, aged forty-two years. He obtained his education in the public schools, and early in life began to work in the iron mines of northern New York. Later he became a contractor at the various iron mines of this section, particularly those at Winter Iron Mine, Clintonville, N.Y.; Palmer Hill, N.Y.; town of Black Brook; also at the Chevier Mine, Fort Henry, and another at Schroon Lake, N.Y.
He married Julia McSweeney, born at Mt. Pleasant, county Cork, Ireland, who came to America with her parents when an infant but six months old. Julia was daughter of Felix and Margaret (O'Callahan) McSweeny, and died March 11, 1878, near Clintonville, N.Y. at the age of fifty years. Her mother, Margaret O'Callahan McSweeny, lived to the advanced age of eighty years.
1. John, born at Clintonville, N.Y. Killed by mine explosion at Park City, Utah. Married Ella Berryman, Georgetown, Colorado; children: John, James, Mary, Carmie.
2. Thomas, born at Palmer Hill, N.Y. 1847; now largely engaged in the cultivation of cranberries in South Hanover, Mass. He married Flora Bryant of Hanson, Mass., and to them was born oen son, Edward Howard, a rising young artist, of Brockton, Mass., who married Jessie Vick Keith, of South Hanover, Mass., to whom was born one son, Thomas Edward.
3. Edward Howard, born at Palmer Hill, N.Y., who when very young followed a successful career in the hat business at 348 Third Avenue, New York; now retired from business; resides at Kingston-on-Hudson, N.Y. He married Anna Josephine Noone, of Kingston, N.Y.; no children.
4. Mary Anna, born at the old homestead on the farm near Clintonville, N.Y.; unmarried; now residing with William H. Tindale, at Keeseville, N. Y.
5. William Henry, mentioned below.
6. Margaret Etta, born on the farm; married William J. Callanan, Keeseville, N.Y.; children: Julia Marie and Andrew.
7. Terry James, born on the farm near Clintonville, now living in New York City; unmarried.
(III) William Henry, son of John and Julia McSweeny Tindale, was born on the farm near Clintonville, N.Y., March 26, 1855. He was educated in the common schools of his native town, and at Au Sable Forks, N.Y. Upon leaving school her took up farming at the old home, later becoming an extensive and very successful dealer in pulp wood and real estate. Mr. Tindale since 1901 has resided in Keeseville, N.Y., and is one of the most prominent and influential citizens of that town. He is a member of the Catholic church of Keeseville, of the Knights of Columbus, of Plattsburgh, and of Plattsburgh Council No. 255; he is also an active member and president of the board of education of Keeseville, N.Y., having served in this capacity for the past eight years. Mr. Tindale is interested in every movement conducive to the welfare of his town; he is a Democrat in politics, and takes an active interest in all political matters, though not a seeker of office for himself.
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