Biography of Thomas Rigney
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Rigney, Thomas, born in Ireland, and came to Greenbush with his parents, Thomas and Mary Rigney, who lived and died in Greenbush, he at the age of 100 years and she died of old age. Thomas Rigney was a hotelkeeper in Greenbush and built the Western Hotel about forty years ago and was proprietor until death. He kept the cattle yards and was also in the manufacture of brick which is now carried on by his sons, James and Thomas. He made his own property. He was married August 13, 1861, to Ann Ryan, born in Ireland and daughter of James and Mary Ryan of Ireland and came to Greenbush about 1840 and here lived and died. To Mr. and Mrs. Rigney were born nine children: James (deceased), Mary (deceased), Catherine F., Annie J., Mary X., James J., Thomas A., Margaret G. and Rose L. Mr. Riginey died March 25, 1882, and the hotel has since been kept by the family.

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


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