Biography of James Carton
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Carton, James, Massena, was born in County Wexford, town of Gory, Ireland. in 1787, caine to America in 1816, having been recently married to Mary Doren. who accompanied him on the voyage. She was born in 1785 in the town of Camolin. They settled in the town of Massena. They came empty handed, but by their industry became possessed of a comfortable competence. They possessed two hundred acres of land, which they divided among their children, three sons and one daughter: John, Gregory, Luke and Ellen, all deceased but Ellen. She was the wife of Daniel Tracey, deceased. Mr. Carton was a Republican and was nine years assessor of Massena. He died May 17, 1874, aud Mrs. Carton died December 27, 1864. John Carton, when young, taught school in New York and Canada, and afterwards followed farming. He died July 9, 1886, aged sixty seven years. Gregory Carton was a farmer in Massena. He died March 4, 1874, aged fIfty three years. Luke Carton was teacher, county school commissioner and farmer. He was a Republican and was assessor and supervisor. His wife was Marcie E. Russell of Massena, by whom were born three sons and five daughters, of whom six survive. The family are liberal in religious views. Luke Carton was born September 10, 1823, and died October 16, 1893.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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