Biography of Nicholas Scullin
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Scullin, Nicholas, Potsdam, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, August 11, 1800. His father died when he was quite young, and he came to this country in 1819 with his mother. His mother located in the town of Brasher, where she reared a family of eleven children. Nicholas worked with his brother Felix on the farm until he was twenty five years of age, and then learned the mason's trade, which he followed in different places until 1872. The spring of that year he bought a farm of 146 acres in Potsdam, where he spent the balance of his days. He died February 11, 1892. He married, February 11, 1830, Mary Colligan, and they have had eleven children, eight of whom are living: Mary, wife of Robert Grow, of Brasher; Felix, a fanner of Potsdam, John, of St. Louis, is prominently connected with the street railroads of that city; Henry J., a farmer of Potsdam; James, a contractor of St. Louis; Nancy, of the Convent of the Good Shepard in Chicago; Kate, wife of Henry Loomis, of Messina; and Eunice, who lives at borne. The family are members of the Catholic church at Potsdam. The farm is conducted as a dairy farm, with fifteen cows. Mr. Scullin is a Democrat and holds the offices of collector and constable, and was for two years a trustee of schools.

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