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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 939-941 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.]

This family was established in the United States in 1858, when Patrick Dealy, born at Foines, Limerick county, Ireland, landed at Portland, Maine. He was then about twenty-four years of age. Patrick Dealy did not long remain in Portland; for a time he worked in New York City: spent some time in Orange county, New York, working at farming and gardening; finally settling in Ulster county, New York, where he now resides (1909). He engaged in horticulture. He married, in Newburg, New York, Katherine Lane, born in Ireland, died in 1905; came to the United States with her sister Mary; settled in Orange county, New York. Mary married Daniel Lucey, of New Paltz, New York, who died in 1905: she died in 1908. Children:

  1. Katherine (2), born in 1864, died 1904, unmarried.
  2. Elizabeth, 1865, unmarried.
  3. William, 1867, is engaged in business with his father in Ulster county.
  4. John, 1868, unmarried.
  5. Mitchell, 1870, unmarried.
  6. Jacob H., see forward.
  7. Mary F., 1874; has been a teacher in the schools of New York City since 1896.
  8. Alice, 1877, unmarried.

The unmarried children and father form the Ulster county home and conduct the business established by Patrick Dealy.

(II) Jacob H., sixth child of Patrick and Katherine (Lane) Dealy, was born July 21, 1872. He was educated at Clintondale and later entered New Paltz normal school, graduating in 1891; taught in the Ulster county school; took a post-graduate course at New Paltz. In 1893 he entered Cornell University and graduated in class of 1897. He passed the next four years in New York City in the study of law, and taught for a time in the old school No. 1, located near the Brooklyn Bridge. In 1901 he was admitted to the bar of New York state and located at Amsterdam, New York. He is a Democrat in politics. He entered actively into the political life of Amsterdam, and in 1905 was the successful Democratic candidate for mayor of the city. In 1897 he was reelected. His term will expire January 1, 1910. Mayor Dealy is a member of the board of trade and the Fort Johnson Club of the city. He married, June 5, 1901, Katherine Emily Corey, born in Ithaca, New York. August 3, 1871; she graduated from the Ithaca high school in regular course; later returned and took a postgraduate course. Children:

  1. Emily Corey, born January 24, 1904;
  2. Alton Corey, July 17, 1905.

(The Corey Line)

This was an early name in Massachusetts. Many of the family have been of prominence in and about Boston for more than two centuries. In the early records the name is variously spelled Corey, Coree and Couree. Several of the name were soldiers of the revolution. James Corey, of Groton, Massachusetts, was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill; Ephraim Corey, of Groton, was a captain in the revolutionary army, as was Timothy, son of Isaac Corey.

The first on record in this country was Giles Corey, who resided with his wife Margaret at Salem, Massachusetts, as early as 1649. Their daughter Deliverance was born there in 1658. Margaret Corey died previous to 1664, and on April 11 of that year Giles Corey married a second wife, Mary Britz. She died in 1684; he married a third wife, Martha, who was admitted to the church in Salem village, April 27, 1690. She was the victim of the terrible witchcraft delusion in Salem and was apprehended in March, 1692, and hanged the following Thursday. In a very short time her husband was also arrested and imprisoned, in April. He was kept in confinement, moved from one jail to another, going to Boston, back again to Salem, and finally, September 19, 1692, was executed in the most horrible manner. He was pressed to death, the only time that barbarous form of execution was ever practiced in Massachusetts. He was a member of the first church of Salem, from which he was excommunicated the day preceding his death. With such tenacity did the elders cling to this witchcraft delusion that this sentence was not expunged from the church record until twenty years later, and eleven years elapsed before justice was done to the memory of his wife by the Salem village (Danvers) church; though a petition for the relief of his children appears in the Essex records, no mention of their names is found except Martha, who made the petition on behalf of the family, and Deliverance, before mentioned. It is likely that there were several sons. Jonathan and Thomas Corey are mentioned as having been in Chelmsford at an early date. The great-grandfather of Katherine E. Corey (Mrs. Dealy) was Archibald, born in Massachusetts, died 1809. He married Abigail Parsons.

(II) David P., son of Archibald and Abigail (Parsons) Corey, was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, April 23, 1803, died in Amsterdam, New York, March 18, 1869. He was six years old when his father died. At the age of eighteen he received a certificate entitling him to "teach a school," which he did, in both Salem and Hoosac. He read law in the office of Samuel Stevens, and in 1829 was admitted to the bar of Washington county. Governor Clinton appointed him brigade judge-advocate of New York, Tenth division of militia, and he served until "General Training" was deemed not necessary. About 1830 he settled in Amsterdam, then a village of five hundred people. He was admitted to the Montgomery county bar, the state supreme court and entitled to practice in the courts of the United States. Appointed solicitor and later master and examiner in chancery for Montgomery county. He took an active part in promoting the growth and prosperity of the little village. He assisted in getting a public library, and gave it a place in his office, himself acting as librarian. The Literary Society, Agricultural Society, reservoir project, Temperance Society, all had his support. In 1839 he assisted in the organization of the Farmers Bank, and illness compelling him to give up his practice for a time, he acted as cashier for a year. He was one of the founders of the Female Seminary, trustee and secretary for thirty years. When a male department was added the school was known as the Female Seminary and Academy. He served twelve terms as president of the village. He saw the village grow to a town of generous proportions and in all its phases of improvement and development he was a potent factor. He was a well read and capable lawyer, a safe counsellor, the friend of education, temperance and morality. He married, May 14, 1844, Emily, only daughter of Cornelius and Maria (Phillips) Van Derveer, of the prominent and influential Van Derveer family, founded by Cornelius Janse Vander Veer in 1659 at Flatbush, Long island. Children:

  1. Henry, died in childhood.
  2. Watts Parsons Corey, a born mechanical genius; when only thirteen he was the inventor of a patent regulating steam, called a link and valve motion, that was adopted by mills and railroads. In 1873 he was in business with his brother in the manufacture of knit goods. They were the patentees of the "novelty shirt." He had a son, B. Franklin Corey, died January, 1883, aged seventeen years.
  3. Barnett Lee.

(III) Barnett Lee, youngest son of David P. and Emily (Van Derveer) Corey, was born in Amsterdam, March 21, 1851, died August 14, 1874. He entered Cornell College as sophomore, 1869, Union College as junior, 1870, Wabash College, 1871, where he was graduated in June, 1872. At the Commencement Day exercises at Wabash he delivered the class "prophecy" and gave an honorary oration. He soon after began the study of law at Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1873 he came to Amsterdam to assist his brothers in their manufacturing, intending to return to his profession, but death interfered. He married Belle Boys, only child of James Knettles Boys, born at Lansing, New York, May 15, 1817, died April 26, 1870. He was an only child of his father, who was of the Massachusetts family of Boys, Boice, Boies, Boyce, spelled so many ways on the records that it is impossible to distinguish. There are many of the name carried on revolutionary and 1812 war rolls, but there the same difficulty is encountered. James Knettles Boys married Catherine Ten Brook Minier, who survived him and married (second) John D. Carpenter. Belle (Boys) Corey survives her husband, and married (second) Charles E. Robinson, of Ithaca, New York. The only child of Barnett Lee Corey and his wife Belle Boys, was Katherine Emily, now Mrs. Jacob H. Dealy.

(The Minier Line)

The Minier genealogy for three generations from Catherine Ten Brook Minier is:

(I) Abraham, born May 22, 1762, died March 22, 1843; married Mary Collins, born August, 1760, died February 12, 1816.

(II) Sylvester, son of Abraham and Mary (Collins) Minier, was born February 1, 1800, died April 11, 1879; married, March 9, 1820, Sarah Emmons, born March 16, 1800, died February 11, 1860.

(III) Catherine Ten Brook, daughter of Sylvester and Sarah (Emmons) Minier, was born September 16, 1823, died September 13, 1894; married, May 19, 1846, James Knettles Boys.

(IV) Belle, daughter of James K. and Catherine Ten Brook (Minier) Boys, married Barnett Lee Corey.

(V) Katherine Emily, daughter of Barnett L. and Belle (Boys) Corey, married Jacob H. Dealy. (See Dealy II.)

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