Biography of James C. Lynch
Madison County, NY Biographies





Lynch, James C., p. o. Peterboro, was born in Eaton, Madison county. N. Y., September 1, 1819, a son of Terrence and Jane (Kern) Lynch, natives of Ireland. Terrence Lynch came to New York in 1801; he was father of eleven children, four now living. He died in 1853. James C. Lynch was educated in the common schools and came to Smithfield in 1847, where he bought the farm he now owns and has here since resided. He has 146 acres of land and follows general farming. In politics he is a Republican and served as highway commissionor for six years. April 27, 1847, he married Lucinda Marshall, by whom he had two children: Flora (deceased) and Lucinda, who lives at Pratt's Hollow. Mrs. Lynch died January 14. 1853, and on March 22, 1854, he married Maria Abbott. They had four sons: Terrence, Eddie (deceaaed), James and Lafayette. His second wife died August 12, 1863, and he married again Februarys 9, 1866, Hannah M. Eddie of Fenner. Terrence Lynch was born April 19, 1855; he is a farmer in Oneida. James was born August 9, 1858, educated in the common schools and Evans Academy, is a farmer, and married Ella Danehy; they had two children: May and Eva. Mrs. Lynch died April 27, 1886. In politics Mr. Lynch is a Republican, has been highway commissioner three years and is now serving his second term. He is a member of Peterboro Lodge No. 120, I. O. O. F. Lafayette was born May 30, 1862, educated in Evans Academy and is a farmer. He married Lillie Snell. by whom he had two children: Ernest and Earla. James and Lafayette have charge of the farm and keep a dairy of fifteen cows.

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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