Biography of John Danahy
Madison County, NY Biographies





Danehy, John, p. o. Peterboro, was born in Ireland, November 16, 1860, a son of Cornelius and Nora (Walsh) Danehy, who came to Madison county with their family about 1865. They had nine children: John, Thomas, Nora, William, Peter, Timothy, Mary Ellen, Julia, and Cora, all of whom were natives of the county with the exception of John and Thomas. They located, when they came from Ireland, near Peterboro, and followed farming. John was educated in the common schools of Smithfield and Peterboro Academy. His early life was spent on the farm with his father, and when he was twenty five years of age he started in life for himself as a farmer. In 1890 he married Julia, daughter of Timothy and Julia Danehy, and they have four children: Anges, Cornelius, Esther, and Lester, and one deceased, named Leo, all of whom were born on the farm where he now resides. Mr Danehy is interested in town and county affairs and has held several of the appointive offices. He has been active in school work, having held most of the school offices. He is a member of the Catholic church of Cazenovia, in which his family takes a deep interest.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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