Biography of Stephen Callanan
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Callanan, Stephen, was born in Albany county in 1821, and is a son of James and Mary (Williams) Callanan. He was born, lived and died in Albany county. His father was Patrick Callanan, who came from Ireland at the age of eight with a brother, and spent his days at Callanan's Corners, Albany county. He died in 1824 at the age of eighty four. Stephen was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He lived in Albany county until 1866, when he came to Castleton and bought the Downers mills, of which he has since been proprietor. He was first married to Emma Coonley of Albany, by whom four children were born; Henry (deceased), Esther (deceased), James and George. James is superintendent of the Barber Asphalt Company of Omaha, Neb., and George has charge of the mill. Mrs. Emma Callanan died July 16, 1876. George T. Callanan was born in Castle. ton and educated in the common school, Home Lawn, N. Y., and the Albany public schools. He followed railroading and was doorman and conductor for the Long Island Railroad Company, and took charge of the mill in 1889. He is a member of the M. E. church at Castleton June 13, 1878, Mr. Callanan was married to Mary J. Hunter. She died May 21, 1896.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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