Biography of Thomas Mackey
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Mackey, Thomas, Potsdam, was born in the town of Lisbon, June 3, 1845. The father of our subject, Patrick Mackey, was a native of Ireland, born about 1808, and came to this country when about sixteen years of age. He first located in Essex county, where he married Sarah Martin, a native of that county. They moved into St. Lawrence county in 1837, and settled on a farm where he lived but a short time, when he moved into the town of Lisbon, and died in August, 1880. He was the father of eight children, six now living Mary, wife of Edward Flemons, a farmer of Lisbon; Henry, a stone dealer of Watertown James, a farmer of Lisbon; Edward, section superintendent of the R. W. & O. railroad lines at Norwood; Michael, a farmer of Lisbon; and Thomas. The mother of our subject died December 24, 1890, at eighty four years of age. The boyhood of our subject was spent in the towns of Potsdam and Lisbon. He attended the common schools and assisted on his father's farm until 1864, when he bought a farm of sixty acres in Lisbon, which he afterwards increased to ninety acres. He lived there nine years and then sold and bought eighty acres, where he has since made his home. In March, 1888, he bought a farm of seventy acres, making 150 acres. Mr. Mackey has always been a Democrat He was a soldier in the army, enlisting in July, 1865, and served until the close of the war, He married, December 1, 1867, Ann, daughter of Lawrence and Ann (Martin) Collins of Potsdam, and they have one son, John Edward, born December 7, 1870, and one daughter, Ann Gertrude, born September, 7, 1883.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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