Biography of William Haggarty
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Haggarty, William, Potsdam, was born on a farm in Potsdam. November 27, 1838, son of Patrick, a native of Ireland, born in County Maith, February 2, 1794, and came to this country about 1826. He located in the town of Waddington, employed by Judge Ogden for three years, then came to Potsdam, taking a small place of twenty five acres in payment for his service to Judge Ogden. He increased the size of this place by purchase until at one time he owned 200 acres. Patrick married in Waddington in 1828, Margaret Hanny, also a native of West Maith, Ireland, and they had six children, three now living: Mary A., wife of Julius Ames of Canton; Jane, wife of Mathew Murphy of Madrid; and William. Patrick died May 24, 1870, and Mrs. Haggarty, September 3, 1870. The whole life of our subject has been spent on this farm. He has always been a Democrat, He married in 1870, Louisa, daughter of Safford Fay of Madrid, and they had six children: Darius E. Mattie L., Rose Theresa, Mary Anastatia, William P. and Margaret E. Mrs. Lousia Haggarty died October 5, 1886, aged thirty eight years. Mr. Haggarty and family are members of St. Mary's church at Canton, and have been for about twelve years.

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