Note: Was raised by his grandfather, Robert McKune, after his father died when he was only 3 years old. Left school at age 13 to work in the boot and shoe trade. Took charge of his mother's bakery in 1841. In about 1844 he went into the grocery business in Newburgh and then married his 2nd cousin, Elmira Smith. His health failing, he spent 2 years at Cold Springs, New York, then in 1849 went to California. He worked as baker and worked the California mines for 7 months. He came back to Binghamton, New York and remained there for 17 years, then in 1862 moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Fought in the Civil War at Antietam. After the war he entered the insurance business and became the mayor of Scranton. ("Families of the Wyoming Valley" by George Culp, Vol. 1, 1885, p. 940)
RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.