Biography of Patrick Dunn
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Dunn, Patrick, was born in Wicklow, Ireland, March 17, 1845. He was a son of John Dunn and Jane Roche, both of whom lived and died in Ireland. The former died in 1872 and the latter in 1853. The paternal grandfather of Patrick was George Dunn, whose wife was Mary Burns. His maternal grandfather was Charles Roche and his wife was Ann Dunn. The great grandfather Dunn was a farmer in Ireland, and the farm he owned is now occupied by William, a brother of Patrick Dunn, and has been in the family over three hundred years. Patrick Dunn came to America in 1865, settled in East Greenbusli, and has since followed farming in North Greenbush. He has a farm of about eighty acres one mile from Albany and keeps a dairy of thirty five cows. In 1872 he married Hannah, a daughter of John Grady and Catharine Dunnivan, both of Limerick, Ireland; they emigrated to America in 1844 and first settled in Danby, Vt.; Mr. Grady died in New York city in 1895, and Mrs. Grady, now seventy five years of age, resides with Mr. Dunn. To Mr. and Mrs. Dunn have been born ten children, but four of whom are living: Jane, Kate, Sarah and Dennis. Mrs. Dunn died at her residence in Blooming Grove, August 13, 1896.

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


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