Cornelius Heeney

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Plaque on Old Saint Paul's Catholic Church, Brooklyn

Cornelius Heeney (1754 in King's County, Ireland – May 3, 1848 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York) was an Irish-American merchant and politician.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1818 to 1822. He was a partner with the Astor family and founder of the Brooklyn Benevolent Society.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Cornelius Heeney - Article in the Catholic Encyclopedia
  2. ^ What Has Become of the Old Farm Lands of the City of Brooklyn?
  3. ^ Cornelius Heeney - an Offaly pioneer in New York

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.