Biography of William Rafter
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WILLIAM RAFTER, son of William and Mary (Reddy) Rafter, was born Dec. 25, 1798, in the parish of Balbriggan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and came to Montreal in 1824, and the following year to Troy, N. Y., where October 17, 1835, he was married to Julia Kenneally. Her children are: William, born March 4, 1840, died November 21, 1871; Ann, September 10, 1838; Margaret;, August 12, 1842; James, born March 8, 1844, died Oct 8, 1877; Thomas, Jan. 8, 1848; and Daniel and Stephen, who died in infancy. She departed this life May 6, 1880, leaving William with his daughter Ann and her husband. Jacob Esper.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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