He was living in Albany's second ward in August 1797, when his name appeared on a list of freeholders. At that time, he was identified as a "victualer." In March 1798, his name appeared on a list of jurors eligible for service under the Mayor's Court. Again, he was listed as a victualer.
James Cassidy was an early (and perhaps founding) member of St. Mary's Catholic church. In November 1799, his name appeared on a list of principal church members. His wife appears to have been named Mary. Their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Catherine, was buried in the Catholic plot in September 1805. Mary had been buried a month earlier.
Sources: The life of James Cassidy is CAP biography number 7568. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 12/30/16