Biography of William McCann
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McCann, William, better known as William, 3d, was born in Pompton, N. J., June 1, 1806. In 1829 he moved to Catlin, Chemung County. He married twice, first, De.cember 29, 1828, Sally M. Smith, of Ithaca, by whom he had thirteen children, five of whom survive, viz.: Margaret, Susan, Mary, Alice, and Clernentine. Mrs. McCann died July 31, 1881, and October 25, 1882, Mr. McCann married Mina, daughter of William and Amanda Wheat, of East Elmira. Mr. McCann has lived in the city and town of Elmira for thirty two years. He has been deputy sheriff and constable fiftysix years. When he came to the county in 1829 there were only three stores in Elmira. His grandfather, William, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, and his father; William, on the ocean in 1774.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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