Biography of Mrs. Elizabeth Kerigan
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Kerigan, Elizabeth. - James Jordan was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1793. He came to Boston, then to Vermont, and then came to Greenbush and owned considerable of the land which is in Greeubush. He owned quite a good many houses which he rented. He was first to introduce ditching on farms in this section, and was a husbandman in England when a young man, and was wealthy in his time. His wife was Charity Fuller of Massachusetts, by whom were born six children: Mary, wife of James Kerigan, deceased; Robert and Brabazon, twins, deceased; Elenor, who owns a fine residence on the corner of Second avenue and Academy street. She has quite a reputation as maker of wax fruits, and has often taken the premiums at various fairs: She resides with her sister, Mrs. Kerigan and niece, Elizabeth; James, deceased; Elizabeth. Mr. Jordon died April 9, 1842, at the age of seventy six, and his wife died January 31, 1870, at the age of eighty one. Mr. Kerigan was born in Rathagan, county of Kildare, Ireland: To Mr. and Mrs. Kerigan were born three children, of whom one daughter is now living: Elizabeth. She resides with her mother in Greenbush, her father having been dead for some years.

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


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