Biography of James McCarthy
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McCarthy, James, p. o. Stockbridge, was born in Oneida county, town of Vernon, N. Y., May 15, 1857. His parents were natives of Ireland and settled in Vernon, later came to Stockbridge, where his father died in November, 1898, and his mother in 1895. Mr. McCarthy was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has 120 acres of land; is a hop grower and dairyman. He married Jennie Gregg, born May 13, 1859, a daughter of David and Delia (Linkenfelter) Gregg. Mr. Gregg was born in Stockbridge and his wife in Smithfield. He was a son of Absalom Gregg, an early settler in Stockbridge from Massachusetts, a son of John Gregg, who settled in Smithfield in 1802. To Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy were born five children: Tacy, Lilly, Armour, Parnell, and Genevieve. Mr. McCarthy is a Democrat in politics, and was deputy sheriff eleven years; has been constable and inspector of election, and was appointed Columbia Guard at the Word's Fair.

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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