Finnigan, John, son of Barney and Ann (Farrel) Finnigan, was born in Pultney, N. Y., was educated at the common
schools, and lived on the farm until the war, when he enlisted in Co. I, 34th N. Y. Regt. in April, 1861. He was
in the Army of the Potomac under Gen. McClellan, and was in the battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg, where he was
wounded in the left arm, Fair Oaks and Savage Station. He was mustered out of the service in 1863. After his term
expired he went to Salamanca, N. Y., and engaged in the lumber business, remaining there two years. He then came
to this town and opened a blacksmith shop at Kinney's Corners, but soon after engaged in farming and fruit, raising
in this town, in which he has been successful. Mr. Finnigan was elected supervisor for one term, and is the present
overseer of highways in this place. He married Rebecca, daughter of John C. Fitzwater, of this town, and they have
two children, Ella and Carrie. In politics Mr. Finnigan is a Democrat.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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