Biography of Thomas McKendry
Orleans County, NY Biographies





McKendry, Thomas, was a son of John, who was born in Galowayshire, Scotland, and died in the house where subject now resides in November 1, 1864, aged eighty seven years. He emigraied in 1857, and resided with his son until his death. The mother of our subject, Margaret Ewins, was born in Scotland, and died in 1864. Their family consisted of eight children: James, Sarah, Thomas, our subject, born in Scotland November 14, 1819; William, Mary, Jesse, who resides in Lyndonville, Orleans county; Elizabeth, and John. Subject received a common school education in Scotland. He emigrated to this country in 1851, and settled in Yates, 'where he remained one year, and then removed to Carlton In 1862 he purchased the farm where he now resides, formerly known as the Crain farm. It now contains 100 acres. He married in Scotland in 1838, aged nineteen years. They had four children, all born in Scotland: John, born in 1839. and died in North Carolina in 1862. He was a soldier of the Rebellion, a member of the Third New York Cavalry. Company F; Robert, born in 1842, and resides in Michigan. He married Lottie Brown, a native of Carlton, and they have four children: Anna, John, Allie, and Elizabeth; William, born in 1845, and died in Scotland. aged six years; and James, born in 1850, resides in Fargo, Dakota. He married Jennie Hutchinson, of Gaines, and had two children: Sumner and Ernest, both deceased.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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