Biography of James Flynn
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Flynn, James, was born in County Waterford, Ireland, March 18, 1833, educated in their schools, and came to the United States with his mother, brother and sister in 1850, locating first in Quaker Springs. afterwards in Stillwater and in 1852 located permanently in Mechaiaicville. Mr. Flynn has had a variety of occupations, and has dealt in real estate extensively and now lives a retired life. In 1861 he married Rossana Kearney of Troy, N. Y., and they had eight children: Maryann, Ellen, Catherine, Margaret, Annie, Edward, Rossanna and James, jr. Ellen married Thomas Finnigan, and they had one son, Edward, who died at the age of eight months; Margaret married John Cummings, and they had two children, Edward and Rossanna. Mrs. Cummings died April 17, 1898. Edward was a student in St. Augustine Catholic College near Philadelphia, and isnow a Catholic priest at Atlantic City, N. J. James, jr., died in August, 1897. Mr. Flynn was the first Irish Catholic poormaster in Mechanicvile; he has also been an alderman in the board of trustees and was village assessor two terms. In his political choice he is a thorough Democrat The family are members of St Paul's Roman Catholic church.


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