James T. Brennan
JAMES T. BRENNAN, dealer in real estate, Tionesta, was born in County Clare, Ireland, October 11, 1844, and is a son of Joseph and Kate (Hanley) Brennan. He was reared in his native country, where he received a common-school education, and came to America in 1863, locating in Forest county, Penn., in 1865, where he engaged in lumbering until 1876, as a workman and jobber. In the latter year he was appointed commissioners' clerk, which position he has acceptably filled for fifteen successive years. In 1876 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as justice of the peace for Tionesta, and in 1877 was twice elected to this office, which he held until April 1, 1888, when he resigned; he also served as school director for five years; he was appointed a notary public, an office which he still holds. For the past eight years he has been engaged in the real estate business. On December 25, 1871, he married Mary K., daughter of William and Jennie A. (Mason) Tobey, of Forest county, formerly of Frewsburg, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and to them were born two children: Darius W. (deceased) and Alice M. Mr. Brennan is a prominent citizen of Tionesta, is a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and· in politics is a Republican.
Source: Page(s) 924, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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