Chapter XXXIX Biographical Sketches – Nockamixon CAPTAIN JOHN E. CORCORAN
…P.O. Upper Black’s Eddy, was born November 8, 1827. His father, Patrick Corcoran, came from county Kings, Ireland, about 1826, and located in New York city. He married Hannah Fell, who bore him five children, John being the only son. At the age of 16 he learned the cabinet-making trade and worked at it until he was 21. At the age of 22 he joined the miners and engineers then located at West Point and remained there three years. After that he was employed two years by the government of Mexico on the Rio Grande. In 1854 he came to Bucks county and assumed charge of the hotel, then the property of his brother-in-law. At the outbreak of the civil war he raised a company of volunteers, which joined the 140th regiment as company G. The regiment was soon mustered into service at Doylestown and proceeded to Washington. He was engaged in battle at the Peninsula, at the siege of Yorktown and at Fair Oaks, receiving at the last-named battle a severe wound from a minie ball May 31, 1862. In consequence of this wound he was out of active service two months. At the expiration of that time he again joined his regiment and served until the expiration of his time, September 30, 1864. He then returned to Bucks county and in 1866 was elected by the democratic party to the office of sheriff. He served one term in that capacity with credit.
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