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Biographical Sketch of Peter Tully

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Tully, Peter, Cornwall, was born in County Cavan, Ireland, in June, 1810. His parents were John and Bridget (Rogers) Tully. He came to America in 1835, and went to Harrisburgh, Penn., where he remained one year, and enlisting in 1836 in the First Artillery U. S. army he was sent to Florida, and under the command of General Jessup was present at the battle of the Everglades, and took part in the exploring which was under the command of Lieutenant Fowler, and in which expedition Fowler lost his life. He was in the Cherokee campaign, after which he was sent to Maine, to Hancock’s barracks, where he was disabled and sent to the hospital, and after recovery he was sent to Plattsburgh, where he received his discharge, after serving three years. He worked at Plattsburgh, and was married there in 1840 to Isabella McWilliams who was born in County Derry, Ireland, on May 30, 1820. He resided in the town of Plattsburgh, N. Y., and there conducted a farm, until the fall of 1869, when he came to Cornwall and purchased the place on which he now resides, which was the former home of Judge Tilden, and consists of 252 acres. He also occupies the residence which was built by Mr. Tilden a great many years ago. He devotes his entire attention to farming. He has a family of twelve children, all of whom, with the exception of two, are residents of Addison county. Mr. Tully is a self-made man, having no start in life.


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