Biography of John McNaney
Chemung County, NY Biographies





McNaney, John, son of Patrick, was born in Ulster, Bradford County, Pa., March 24. 1848. His father was a farmer and lumberman and died in 1876, aged sixty eight years. Of his family of five sons four reside in Chemung County and one lives in Tioga County, Pa. John MeNaney was reared on the farm, but early engaged in the lumber business and moved to this county in 1859, settling in Southport. He came to Elmira, however, soon after, and immediately established his present lucrative business. He is a memberand treasurer of the I. O. O. F. and a member of Metacomet Tribe, No. 167, I. O. R. M. His grandfather, Joshua Conklin, a pioneer of Southport (probably about 1845), spent his life in this county. He was a farmer. John McNaney married, in Southport, in 1865, Miss Mary H. Macumber, by whom he has had nine children, seven of whom survive. Mr. McNaney established his present business in 1884 in a small way, handling about $2,000 worth of goods the first season. It grew steadily till September 15, 1890, when he leased the wood and coal business. His trade has grown to about $50,000 or $75,000 per year.

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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