Biography of Arthur Colgan
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Colgan, Arthur, is acknowledged among the personal landmarks of Hoosick Falls by reason of long residence, apart from his sterling worth as a citizen. Born in Ireland, County Sligo, March 17, 1820, in fact St. Patrick's Day, he came to America in 1848, without appreciable capital save his chest of carpenter's tools. But he has skill, industry, good health and an unsullied name. He first settled in Troy, and in 1850 removed to Schaghticoke and in 1856 made Hoosick Falls his permanent home. He was a master of the wood working trade, and became a contractingbuilder. He married in Ireland in 1846 Alice Naughton, his faithful companion for almost half a century. She died in 1893, leaving one son and five daughters. Mr. Colgan is a Democrat in politics, of somewhat quaint and original personality, the oldest resident member of the Roman Catholic church, and so lightly upon him sit his seventy five years that he writes a good legible hand without the use of spectacles.

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


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