Biography of John McCoroy

McCrory, John, was born March 15, 1812, in Ireland, of Scotch descent. He came to America in 1822 with his father, mother, three sisters and one brother, settling in Pavilion, Genesee county. The same year his mother died and for two years the children were given homes among strangers. In 1S24 his father bought a farm on the town line road between Batavia and Stafford, and there Mr. McCrory spent his life till 1836, when he married Mary A.. daughter of Deacon Clark of Stafford, and established his home one mile east of Daws Corners. Ten years later he sold that farm and bought one in Stafford, near the home of his childhood, where he remained until 1854, when he removed to the village of Elba. For thirty-eight years he was one of the foremost men of his town and village. In the maintenance of good public schools and in the erection of suitable public buildings he was always interested; his good judgment and unusual sound sense won for him a place in the confidence and esteem of the people not easily gained. Mr. McCrory was a regular attendant at the Baptist church, serving for years as trustee and for nearly a quarter of a century as treasurer of the church. It is worthy of note just here that he attended the weddings of each of his sisters and of his brother, also the golden wedding of each of his sisters. It is rare that such a privilege is granted to one member of a family. In 1876 his wife died, and in 1878 he married Ordelia Phelps, daughter of Chester Phelps of Elba. Because of his cheerful disposition, decided energy and perseverance, good business qualifactions and well known integrity, Mr. McCrory served as an inspiration to young men and old, and was ever ready to aid by influence and money those in need. He died at his residence in Elba, August 24, 1892.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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