Biography of John L. Cassey
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Cassey, John L., was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, N.Y., May 12, 1861. He was educated in the district schools, and was a farmer by occupation until the spring of 1895, when he leased the Schaghticoke House for a term of five years, since which time he has conducted a hotel with success; he also carried on the livery business in connection therewith. February 17, 1892, he married Mary A. Miskell of his native town; they have two children, both daughters: Dora A. and Cecelia. Mr. Cassey's father, Timothy, was born in Ireland in 1814, and came to the United States when a young man and located in the town of Schaghticoke. He married Lena Attridge, formerly of his native county; they had seven children, four sons and three daughters: Mary, John L., James, Daniel, Joseph M., Agnes and Celia. Mary married Thomas Hogan; they have five children: Mary, Catherine, Lena, Joseph, and Edward. Agnes died at the age of eleven years. Timothy Cassey died February 20, 1892, and his widow survives at this. date, 1896. Mrs. Cassey's father, Edward Miskell, was born in Waterford county, Ireland, in 1841, and came to the United States when a young man and located in Easton. He married Mary Flaherty; they have one daughter, Mary A. Both father and mother are living now in 1896. The ancestry of the family is Irish on both sides.

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


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