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date: 15 April 2021

Corcoran, James Andrewlocked

(30 March 1820–16 July 1889)
  • Patrick W. Carey

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Corcoran, James Andrew (30 March 1820–16 July 1889), Catholic theologian and editor, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Jane O’Farrell and John Corcoran, Irish immigrants and grocers. John Corcoran immigrated to Charleston in 1817 and died there in 1819 at the age of thirty-five, five months before James was born. James’s mother Jane took over the family grocery business and raised his older brother John and him until she, too, died in 1832, leaving her two sons to the care of a hired maid. ...

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