JAMES LEDDY - Butcher, Santa Clara County Pioneer

Born in Albany, New York, July 14, 1836. At an early age he accompanied his
parent to New York City, there residing and receiving his education. In
1854 he started for California; via the Nicaragua route, arriving in San
Francisco July 14th of that year. After a visit to the Kern river mines, he
returned to that city, and there remained until he came to Santa Clara
county in July, 1855. In 1857 he commenced the butcher business, on the
site of Murphy's Block, in partnership with his brother, Daniel A. Leddy,
where they continued till 1859 at which time they transferred their affairs
to the corner of Santa Clara street and Lightston alley, but being burned
out, returned to their old stand, where they conducted their business until
1872, when they moved to their present place in the City Market Building on
Market street.

The Pioneer, published San Jose, California, Saturday, February 11, 1882
transcribed by jchavnar