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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
Conway

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 1261 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

John Conway, born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1820, was the founder of this branch of the Conway family in the United States, to which he emigrated about the year 1850. He died in Troy, New York, October, 1871. His first settlement was in the town of Salem, Washington county, New York; later he removed to Troy. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. He married, in Ireland, his native country, Mary Cushing, born 1820, died April, 1896. Children:

  1. Patrick, born in Ireland, died in infancy.
  2. John, born June 5, 1841, in Ireland, died July 22, 1877, in Troy; was a coal merchant of Troy, and was police magistrate, superintendent of police and justice of the peace; was a Democrat and influential in the party.
  3. Bridget, born in Ireland.
  4. Michael, born 1848, died April 12, 1905.
  5. James, born in Washington county, New York.
  6. Mary, born in Troy.
  7. Daniel E., born in Troy, was mayor of Troy, New York, and county clerk of Rensselaer county.
  8. Henry A., see forward.
  9. William F.
  10. Thomas.

(II) Henry Augustus, son of John and Mary (Cushing) Conway, was born in Troy, New York, August 8, 1858. He was educated in St. Peter's parochial and the public schools of Troy. He engaged in the coal business, which he successfully conducted for ten years. In 1883 he established an ale brewing business, and is secretary and treasurer of Conway Brothers Brewing & Malt Company of Troy. He is a trustee of the Troy Trust Company. He is a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and active Democrat. He is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He married, September 7, 1887. Teresa L. Healy, of Watervliet, daughter of John and Catherine (Ryan) Healy. Children:

  1. Nicholas T., born September 16, 1888; educated in public schools and Georgetown Preparatory School; graduated from Manhattan College, class of 1910, having taken a commercial course.
  2. Teresa May, educated at Sacred Heart Academy, Kenwood (Albany) and at Sacred Heart Academy, Torresdale (near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
  3. Florence, after a year at the Torresdale school entered Sacred Heart Academy at Kenwood, where she is now (1910) a student.
  4. Henry Augustus, Jr., educated at St. Peter's Parochial School and now attending Troy Academy.

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