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|Sunday, February 19th, 2012|
|James Aird, born Scotland, died New York USA
Note: my information is from census records, and other records as noted, and from information given to me by descendants. If anything is incorrect, please let me know. And I appreciate any additional information descendants want to share
James (Jim) Aird was born in Cumnock, Ayrshire Scotland. In the 1841 Census of Scotland he was 30, or born 1811, in the 1851 Census of Scotland he was 46, in the 1860 US Census he was 51 and in 1870 he was 63.
A James Aird was born January 31, 1814 and baptized on Feb, 6, 1814 at Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland. The father was Matthew Aird and the mother was Margaret McCron (found in Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950) I don’t know if this is the correct James.
James married Margaret Cochran on March 23, 1834. She war born in East Kilbride, Larnakshire, Scotland (Scotland Marriages 1561 - 1910). She may have been the daughter of John Cochran and Margaret Thompson. Again, I don’t have proof, but she did name a son John Cochran Aird.
The 1841 Scotland Census gives his age as 30 and says he was born in Scotland. He lived in the Civil parish of East Kilbride in the County of Lanarkshire, address Maxwellton. His occupation was agricultural labor. In the household were James Aird 30, Margaret Aird 25, David Aird 5, Margaret Aird 2, and Robert Semple 20.
In the 1851 census he was aged 46 and said he was born in Cumnock, Ayrshire. In the household were David Aird 15, Jane Aird 8, Janet Aird 4, Margret Aird 39, Margret Aird 12 , Mary Aird 8 mo, James Brown 51, a visitor and John McNee 31. They lived in the Civil Parish of Kirkoswald in County: Ayrshire, and the address was Kilkerran Chemes Cal Work. James’ occupation was Pyolejnier Acid Maker (manager).
The Aird family departed from Glasgow, Scotland aboard the ship Martha’s Vineyard and arrived in the port of New York on July 7, 1851. The ship manifest shows James, occupation chemist, age 46, Margaret 39, David 13, Margaret 9, Jane 6, Jenett 3 and Mary--a note in the margin says “died.” I remember Mabel Slack Early telling me that a child died within sight of land on arrival in America.
James and Mary settled first in Albany, NY, where their son David married Margaret Crombie in 1859. In 1860 they purchased 166 acres in lot 150, Oxbow Tract, the area that was later known as Airdville According to Mabel Earley, James was a farmer who raised sheep. Ted Aber, in the History of Hamilton County said he was a farmer and later engaged in lumbering.
David born 1835
Mary, who died before 1841
Margaret born 1838
Jane born 1841
Mary, who died before 1851
Janet A 1847
Mary 1850, died 1851
John Cochran born 1854
Sarah E born 1855
David Aird born 1835 will be added soon
Margaret Aird, born 1838, married Charles Church, son of Asa and Hannah Church.
Margaret and Charles had, according to census records
Hannah Jane 1858
Francis A 1863
Jessey A 1865
Rosalia 1868 married ? Ryder
There may have been a son Emory
In 1880 this family was living in Tully, Onondaga Co, NY
Jane Aird, born 1841, married M Nelson Estey, son of Ira William and Sally Jane Courtney Estey. Jane and Nelson had, according to census records,
Mary J 1864
Austin 1867, married Ida Aird
In 1880 this family was living in Tully, Onondaga Co, NY
Janet Aird [or Genette or Jessie), born 1847, married Azariah Francisco, son of John and Sarah Francisco. Janet and Azariah had
John J 1873
In 1880 this family was living in Wells, Hamilton Co, NY
John Cochran Aird, born 1854 in Albany, NY, married Margaret [Maggie] McVeigh, daughter of WB and Mary McVeigh. John and Maggie had
James Matthew 1877 - 1880
Ida H 1879, married Austin J Estey
Clara May 1883
Bessie M 1886
Jessie 1887 - 1892
Elsie R 1890
Sarah Aird, born 1855 in Albany, NY, married Elijah J Earley, son of Henry and Hannah Bradt Earley.
Ada E 1876 - 1877
Henry G 1878 married Margaret Vanordum
Cora Louise 1880 married George S Morrison
Fred 1884 - 1884
James 1886 married Nelly Savage
Albert Roy 1889 Albert married Nora Babcock and Mabel Charlotte
Carl L 1891 married Amy Isabel Brooks Slack
Arthur Chester 1894 married Ruth Rennie
Alta Cepha 1899 married Kenneth G Courtney
|Wednesday, April 8th, 2009|
|My Philadelphia Experience
I have to share my experience. m
One set of peer review meetings was scheduled for April 6th and 7th in Philadelphia, and I decided to go up early to see some of the things I missed last year, as well as the Rodin museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum (where there was a Cezanne exhibit.
So, I made my reservation to fly out of Atlanta at 8:30 am on Saturday morning—I got up at 5 to get to the airport (72 miles) in time to check my bag. True, when I printed my boarding pass Friday morning I was given the option of checking and paying for my bag, but at that point I wasn’t sure if I would take a larger bag or a carry on. My first mistake, but I never pack 24 hours before a flight.
I left home by 6, traffic was light, and I got to the airport in good time. I parked, noted my location, level 1, B 15 (this will be important later) and stood in line outside to check my bag. The sign said the line was for people with a boarding pass checking bags. I stood in line, stood in line, saw people leaving the stationary line, stood in line, and figured I’d never get to the agent. So, being the brilliant, seasoned traveler I am, I went inside. An aside, I can’t remember the last time I checked a bag, I usually get by with a carry on, but I had so much work related stuff I decided to use a larger bag.
After much searching among the plethora of lines inside the terminal I found a sign to check bags with a boarding pass. I stood in line, stood in line, stood in line, and FINALLY got to the desk, handed my boarding pass to the agent, who looked at it and said—there’s no bag listed on here. No, I said, I didn’t know what bag I would take when I printed the pass, to which she pointed and said, you have to go over there!
Where was there? I figured out it was one of the kiosks so off I went. When my turn came, I swiped my boarding pass. Did the screen ask me to continue like it should have? Oh no. A red light flashed, and the screen told me I had missed the 45 minute pre flight deadline to check my bag.
Here I am, in the airport, no breakfast, learning I could not board my flight because I had passed the deadline to check my bag that would no way fit in an overhead bin—it would need its own seat!
What did I do, I went to another line. This line was mega long, but I stood in line, stood in line, stood in line, watched the digital clock move to 8:30 and beyond, stood in line, and finally, about 9, got to the desk, where the agent gave me a seat on the 12:37 flight and checked my bag.
All was not lost. I went through security, grabbed breakfast and found a seat near the departure gate, took my lap top out and got some work done off line. Life was good. I would miss going to the historic area that afternoon. The train from the airport hotel where I was staying to Market and 12th takes a while, no way could I get down there before things closed.
Then the fun began. I had a one night reservation using my hotel points, and the next two nights were on the American Heart Association’s master meeting account at a greatly discounted rate. I gave my debit card for incidentals—I will never do that again. I wanted the hotel to ensure that I had the same room for the entire stay. Surprise to me, no one could find my AHA reservation. Somehow, my reservation had been cancelled, hotel staff finally concluded, and another name had been placed on my reservation—that of a man I had never heard of and did not intend to share a room with.
To summarize a multiple visits to the front desk and on the phone with hotel personnel, the hotel made a reservation for me for Sunday and Monday, but could not give me the reduced rate. Okay, fine, the travel organizer could contact the hotel to resolve the problem on Monday. I had a room to sleep in.
After breakfast I went to the front desk, checked out of my Saturday night room, checked in for Sunday and Monday, and used my AHA pcard to pay for the room. Problem solved, I had a room and AHA was paying for it, either through the master bill or through the pcard, and since the rates were dramatically different, I knew I would be on the master bill.
Off I went to do the tourist thing in my trusty Nikes. The weather was beautiful. The wait for the train was short, and the car was only partially full so I had my seat to myself. Life was good! Right up until I missed my stop.
I was expecting to hear Market and 12th, not Market East. The ticket taker was helpful and gave me a pass to get off at the next station and board another train to go back to Market East. I sure got a lot for my $1 senior rate. It sometimes pays to let your hair go natural instead of coloring it. Or maybe I just look old! Nah, that can’t be it.
I got back to the Market East station and started walking toward the Visitor Center to get my ticket for the Independence Hall tour. Since the last half marathon I’ve only worn the Nikes for short treks, and don’t always wear sox, so I figured I wouldn’t need them in Philadelphia. Big mistake! By mid-afternoon the blisters were in full revolt. The six blocks from the historic area to the Market East station was pure hell, but I got there and back to the hotel. After limping into the concierge lounge where we had a pre meeting get together, one of my co workers asked, “what, they don’t sell sox in Philadelphia?” Comedian!
I later went to my room, and checked email, both work and personal. Oh Oh, a message from my bank saying I had a low balance! Talk about a heart attack, I had bills that had not cleared, and I knew I had money in the account to more than cover them. The amount I spent during the day using my debit card was minimal. No way did I have a low balance.
Wrong. Some how, the hotel had put a $600 hold on my funds. I don’t know about any one else, but one week from pay day I can’t afford a surprise debit of $600. I called the front desk again, and could just hear the personnel saying, it’s room 715, you answer it......no you answer it.
The hotel insisted they did not charge my account, but the on line listing of available funds definitely showed the money was deducted from my account, and the payee was the hotel. No one, of course, could do anything until Monday. I don’t know exactly what or how, but between the hotel manager and other hotel personnel, the money was credited back, and there were no rubber checks.
Monday and Tuesday
The meetings were slow due to our new computer system, but that’s a whole other story. We started early and ended late. Tuesday morning I felt totally wiped out, drugged. Caffeine did help some. The meeting ran an hour late, and I left others to clean up the room, grabbed my bag and ran for a shuttle. Although the hotel was at Terminal B, my flight was leaving from Terminal D and I didn’t dare walking and chance to missing the deadline for checking my bag (this time my boarding pass did show that I had paid for one checked bag).
Flight took off, was a little late arriving, but hey, the cat’s would be mad at me for leaving no matter what time I got home.
My bag was one of the first off the plane, and my jacket was in the bag, but I had a shawl and the temperature, according to the pilot, was 41 degrees. The walk to the car was short, no problem. Not quite!
Out the door I went, level 1 was right in front of me, I was tired, but hey, my car was a short walk. Right, my car was not on Blue North level 1 B 15. I walked up and down the aisle, it was cold, I was tired and frustrated. It dawned on me, I flew out on Delta and back on AirTran. Delta was red, AirTran was blue. Maybe I was on the wrong side. Trudging back to the terminal, hauling a large suitcase, a briefcase with a lap top, my purse, which was getting heavier all the time, and my CPAP, one very nice man offered to help and pulled the bags for me. Did I mention that I checked the suitcase and carried the other three on board?
I got to the terminal, went out the red door and across the street. Guess what, there was NO section B. Back to the terminal I went, temperature falling and the shawl falling off my shoulders. I found an airport employee who told me where to find a map of the parking areas—outside and a good walk away. Off again, I am woman, I am independent, I am strong, I can do this. Wrong. I got to the map but there was no B section. At this point I was so tired I was ready to admit defeat, not to even mention my feet.
Bless their hearts, there were two female airport personnel out there, in the cold, who knew just what to do. They called security and got me a chair. It didn’t matter how cold it was getting, I was sitting, wrapped in my shawl. My ears were cold, but I’m half deaf anyway so what did a little frostbite matter.
The security van came, I got in, and it was so nice and warm. I gave the driver the information about my parking place, and in no time I was standing behind my car, opening the trunk so he could put my bags in. And bless his heart, he stayed until I started my car and turned on my lights.
It was about 11 pm but I was in my car and heading up I 75. I would be home soon have something to eat (dinner was necco wafers (remember how as kids we used to pretend that they were Communion wafers) a small bag of pretzels on the plane, and a bottle of water).
Half way home I happened to look at the gas gage—empty. My car shows the gas light when I have two gallons left; no gas light, I’m not stopping. I tried to ignore it, but kept looking at the gas gage. Hooray, I made it home, and there are still some fumes in the car.
I open the door, get inside, turn on the light, and I have three cats waiting for me. Bert, Clawdia and Baby Cat were in the living room, but where was Ernie (no I didn’t name them Bert and Ernie). I went through the house looking for him calling his name. I was worried he is always at the door when I come in. Ernie was mad at me for leaving, I found him under the day bed in my office.
But I was home, my Philadelphia adventure was behind me. I will be home for two more days before I leave again for meetings in Tampa. Wonder where I’ll find Ernie when I return from that trip? And you can bet I’ll be very explicit in notes to self about where I park!
|Friday, April 3rd, 2009|
As you can tell from the length of time between postings, it has been a busy year. Lase September I moved to the north Georgia mountains and love it. I found out I really can draw and am taking art classes--I call it therapy because work has been so hectic.
Once April and Peer Review are over I'll post more genealogy. m
|Friday, August 1st, 2008|
It has been so long since I've posted! I am working on a couple of things and will post them soon.
Work has kept me pretty busy, I have a completely different set of job responsibilities than in the past. I love what I do. Besides the learning curve I have been traveling. Just in 2008 I've been to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Tulum, Mexico (who knew, Tulum is on the danger list for blood donations, so I can't donate blood until next Feb.) Atlanta and Dallas. I was in Dallas earlier this week--the temperatures were above 100 degrees, but the humidity was nothing compared to the Tampa area.
Meredith and I are going to GA in a couple of weeks to look at places. I have decided to rent instead of buy right away. By mid September I will make the move to north Georgia.
I do have to brag a little. My son-in-law has been promoted to lieutenant in the fire department. His parents and I went to a ceremony, which was part of the city council meeting a couple of weeks ago and watched as he took the oath and Meredith pinned his new badge on.
Til later m
|Sunday, September 2nd, 2007|
|Dr. Benjamin Slack of Scituate, RI
Dr. Benjamin Slack (1,2) was the son of Benjamin Slack and Jerusha Whiting. There are some family trees posted that list Dr. Benjamin as the son of his grandfather, William Slack.
W S Slack(8) shows Benjamin and Jerusha Whiting Slack with a son Benjamin born April 28, 1728.[see following paragraph] The entry, on page 159, says he married and had three children. Benjamin, son of Benjaimin is also listed on page 161, born April 28, 1728 in Attleboro, MA. The entry shows three children, Levinia who married a Brown, Sukey, who married an Anthony, and Joseph who married and had a son Resolved. In the section listing the unlinked Slacks, he shows Benjamin Slack of Scituate, RI on page 204.
Imagine what he might have dug up if he’d had the technology of today!
Until someone finds data to the contrary, I will show that Dr. Benjamin was born on October 2, 1732 (2,3) as the vital records of Atttleboro show. Dr. Benjamin died April 14, 1791 RI (4,5,6) in Scituate, RI. The April 28, 1791, Gazette of Providence XIV-32, has: Slack, Dr. Benjamin, died at Scituate in his 63rd year, had practiced there 40 years. Leaves wife and six children.
He is buried Historic Cemetery #95
, Elmdale Road, Slack Lot, Scituate, RI7
Benjamin arrived in Scituate around 1750. So far, the first record found in Scituate is the birth of his daughter Mary in 1753 He is seen in census and tax records for Scituate in 1774, 1777, 1782 and in 1790
Various histories of the area indicate that he was married to Phebe Fenner and to Hannah Harris.
By Phebe he had, all born in Scituate, RI
Mary (Sep 28 1753 - Dec 7 1762), died in Scituate
Joseph (Jul 10 1756 - ) married Mercy Waterman, one of their children was Resolved.
Thomas (Nov 15 1758 - )
Lemuel (Aug 6 1760 - Feb 3 1789) married Barbara. Mrs. Barbary Slack is listed in the1790 census of Scituate. They had two sons.
Wait (May 2 1762 - abt 1791)
Phebe died July 8, 1762--it must have been a difficult year for Benjamin. First he was widowed with five children, ranging in age from eight to two months, then he lost his first child who had just turned nine. He must have had some kind of help, maybe a neighbor or sister, because he didn’t remarry until March 5, 1767 in Scituate, RI (6) The History of Providence County, RI, V1, Chap IV, Profession of Medicine says Benjamin married Hannah Harris of Johnstown March 5, 1767 and Gazette of Providence reported the marriage of Dr. Benjamin of Gloucester and Hannah Harris, daughter of Henry of Johnstown March 4, 1767
Hannah became stepmother to sons eleven, nine and seven, and a five year old daughter who had never known her mother. Benjamin and Hannah had
Phebe and Susannah (1777 - Mar 3 1834), who were identified as daughters of Dr. Benjamin in the newspaper notices of their marriages, and possibly Lavina. I have found a Lydia, born 1773 which fits with this family.
Consider that Dr. Benjamin’s obituary indicated he left six children. Mary and Lemuel predeceased him, and the remaining children were Joseph, Thomas, Wait, Phebe, Susanna and Lavinia. Say the names Lydia and Lavinia or Levinia a few times. Lydia and Lavinia could be the same person
Look back at the list of children of Dr. Benjamin Slack. Levinia, Sukey and Joseph. I have Lavinia with a question mark because when I found her it appeared likely that she would be a daughter of Benjamin . The Providence Gazette shows marriage of Lavinia Slack of Scituate and John Brown 2nd “of this town” March 30 1793. Susannah married Benjamin Anthony, and Sukey is a nickname for Susannah. [note, I have not seen primary sources for any of this]
An additional note, the Rhode Island Military Census of 1777 lists:
Benjamin Slack, Scituate, RI aged 16-50, able to bear arms
Joseph Slack, Scituate, aged 16-50, able to bear arms
Lemuel Slack, Scituate, aged 16-50, able to bear arms
Where was Thomas? If we presume he was one of the six children listed in his father’s obituary, he must have been living in 1791, at the age of 33. Where did he go?
I would love to hear from anyone researching this line. I lose it with Dr. Benjamin’s children. I began collecting data on Dr. Benjamin at the outset of my research, because the oral tradition was that my ancestors came from Scituate, RI. Circumstantially I can show that my ancestors came from Westerly, RI. The Westerly Benajah was a cousin of Dr. Benjamin, their fathers being brothers. But so far, there is no proof that the Westerly Benajah was the Amsterdam, NY Benajah.
Please don’t take what I have put together as absolute. There is a lot of information on the web. A lot of the Slack information is data or guesses I have shared as possible or probable, and those I’ve shared with have posted it as their won. It’s out on the web with no disclaimer. If you are a beginning genealogical researchers don’t take any information as accurate data. If you haven’t seen the original sources, don’t blindly accept the information.
1. GEDCOM file imported on 21 Oct 2000.
2. Attleboro Births
3. transcribed from Vital Records of Attleborough, MA to end of 1849.
4. Per Elizabeth Septer gives source as Vital Records of RI 1630-1850 by James N. Arnold.
5. Elizabeth Septer,
6. Letter May 7, 1969.
7. Rhode Island historical Cemeteries Transcription Project, from internet, shows Benjamin Slack DM, buried Slack Lot, Scituate, RI, Elmdale Road, died Apr 14 1791, age 63.
8. The Slack Family More particularly an Account of the Family of Eliphalet Slack and his wife Abigail Cutter Their Ascendants, Descendants and Relations by Rev William Samuel Slack, MA, the Standard Printing Co., Alexandria, LA 1930
|Saturday, April 7th, 2007|
|Descendants of Jeffrey and Harriet Vokes Donahue
My Great Grandparents
1. Jeffrey DONAHUE was born on Dec 22 1853 in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. SS Peter & Pauls burial records say born in Tipperary He immigrated on Oct 11 1872 to Departed from Liverpool & Queenstown, England, landed in New York. A search of Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1851-1891 shows Jeffery Donoghue 21 and Harriet 19 his wife, both born in Ireland, arrived on the ship Nevada Oct 11, 1872. According to their daughter they were married and came to the US. If this is the case, the 1873 marriage date, estimated by census entries, is wrong. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineville, Essex, NY. 1880 -- dwelling 275, family 285 Jeffrey 27, Harriet 24, Hattie 5, Dennis 3, William J 1, Jeffrey works in mines, he and Harriet born Ireland, children born NY. Name is spelled Dunahoe--family search index has Dunohoe.
There is also an Edward Dunahoe house 136, family 137 Mineville, he 42, born Ireland, works in mines, wife Catherine, 36 born Ireland, Peter 14, Catherine 11, Edward 9, John 7, Charles 5, Mary 3, Bernard 1, all listed as sons and daughters, born NY
Jeffrey appeared on the census in 1892 in Moriah, Essex, NY. 1892-- NY State Census, very hard to read. I couldn't make out Jeffrey's age, something 8, born Ireland, Harriet 35, born Ireland, Hattie 17, Dennis 15, William 13, Mary 11, Kate 9, James 6, Jeffrey 4, Michael T 1, all born US.
He appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY. 1900 -- House 275, family 283, Jefferson born Dec. 1853, age 46, day labor, to US 1873, in US 27 years, wife Harriet Aug 1856, 43, married 26 years, 9 children, 9 living, to US 1873, in US 27 years. Children Kate, March 1884, James Jan 1886, Jefferson May 1888, Mike Sept 1891, Helen July 1896
He appeared on the census in 1905 in Essex Co, NY. Jeffrey 56, Harriet (could be 47 or 24), Mary 22, Kate 19, James 11, Michael 15, Helen 8 He appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY.
1910 -- dwelling 253 (Edward Demars family 326), family 327 Jeffrey Donahue, no occupation, 56, married 35 years, Harriet wife 52, had 10 children, 10 living, Katherine daughter 25, servant, Jeffery son 21, laborer, Michael son 19, laborer, Helen daughter 13, James son 23, laborer, Mary 23, daughter-in-law. It looks like Jeffery said he came to US 1860, Harriet1868 and this would be incorrect based on info from their children and grandchildren as well as ship register list
He died on Sep 28 1914 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. Date also given 1918, Mary Cronin Maye Bancroft said died 1914
LDS Microfilm 1450552, burials, SS Peter and Paul, Mineville, NY. Died age 70 He was buried on Sep 28 1914 in St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, Mineville, Essex, NY. Directions to find grave: from Port Henry go to farthest gate, turn right. St. Peter's & St. Paul's and St. Patrick's are the same cemetery
From parish records, may have died and been buried on the same day, not clear. He was a worked on the railroad. He Citizen. 1905 census, Mineville, Essex, NY shows that Harriet and Jeffrey were citizens
1910 census Witherbee shows Jeffery Naturalized citizen He Cause of Death general debililty (probably disability). SS. Peter & Paul's register Aunt Helen, the daughter of Jeffrey and Harriet said they came to US wife on the ship White Star and landed in NY. They were in the US 1874 when Harriet was born. Lived in the Hog Alley area of Mineville, Essex Co, NY with the Moylans.
There were cousins named Stephens, Penney, Moylan and Hayes. Someone named Moylan was a first cousin of Jeffrey. There were either one son and three daughters of two sons and four daughters. They had a land grant in Nebraska and went to Liberty, NE about 1884. After the parents and one son died one of the daughters, Margaret, stayed on the farm and an older sister Mary went with another sister to Denver. The family had money, but when the last of the family died the state got the money. Harriet Donahue Thorne tried to claim it--this from descendants of Jeffrey and Harriet, probably Helen Donahue Damian but I did not note who gave me the information.
There were three other Donahue families listed in the SS Peter & Pauls registers, Thomas, Edward and Michael
the 1880 census, Moriah house 247, family 345, Ann Hayes, born NY, parents born Ireland, James son, 10, Kate 14, Mary E 1, Elizabeth 7, Thomas 4, Andres 2, Rosanna 1/12 born May
Bible, in Mary Elizabeth Cronin Maye Bancroft's handwriting gives the following dates:
Harriet Sept 4, 1876 - 1946
Dennis Nov 25 1878 - 1959
William Nov 25 1880 - 1924
Mary Mar 12, 1882 - 1931
Kate Mar 4 1884 - 1956
James Jan 30 1886
Jeffrey May 30 1888 - 1916
Michael Sept 18 1890 - 1928
Helen July 20 1898
RootsWeb Message Board, Oct 16, 2001 from Mary Donahue, she has a Jeffrey and a Thomas Donahue from Ballyporeen, Tipperary, father was John Donahue, mother was Catherine Burke. Not sure if there is a connection. Further information gives dates which show this is not the correct family.
Household Record 1880 United States Census from FamilySearch.org
Name Relation Age Born Occupation
Margret MOYLAN Head of household 35 IREL Keeping House
Mary MOYLAN Dau 17 NY
Julia MOYLAN Dau 15 NY At School
Hannah MOYLAN Dau 13 NY At School
Maggie MOYLAN Dau 10 NY At School
William MOYLAN Son 8 NY
Martin MOYLAN Son 5 NY
Lawrence BUTLER Other 19 NY Works In Mines Single
John MURRAY Other 20 NY Works In Single
James LAW Other 20 NY Works In Mines Single
Richard HAYES Other 18 NY Works In Mines Single
Census Place Mineville, Essex, New York
Family History Library Film 1254833
NA Film Number T9-0833
Page Number 260A
Jeffrey was married to Harriet VOKES in 1872 in Ireland. Aunt Helen said Harriet married at 18. 1900 census show married 26 years, year estimated at 1873. The information from Ancestry.com shows Harriet was 19, October 11, 1872, so I am putting marriage as 1872 until further proof is found.
Harriet was 18 when married. They went to America soon after marrying. Harriet VOKES was born in Aug 1856 in Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland. One note gives Aug 1858 She appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineville, Essex, NY in household of husband. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of husband. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of husband. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Moriah, Essex, NY. 1920 -- On Back Road, Moriah township, House 57, family 61, Harriet Donahue, 63, widow, rents. No one else listed in household She died in Jun 1928 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. She was buried in St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, Mineville, Essex, NY. Her parents died when she was young and she was raised by other people. Had sisters Mary and Kate who were much older than she. They "farmed Harriet out" to other people, then later had her come to live where they worked, Aunt Helen told the story that it was icy and Harriet had no shoes, the people Harriet was living with misspent the money her sisters sent for her care. Harriet was not brought up a Catholic.
As I recall, my mother and/or one of Harriet's daughters (Helen) said Harriet thought she had Danish ancestry because she had children with black, red and blonde hair. Since Vokes is a Palatine (German) name I wonder why she said Danish. Did she not know she had German ancestry?
She had cousins by the name of Evans
1900 census states she had 9 children, 9 were living
General Vokes Notes: There was a large Palatine settlement in Limerick.
Following may or may not be related to Harriet:
From a database of Limerick births, Mike, a researcher, sent the following--he found about 20 Vokes marriages for Ireland/England commencing in the late 1500s to 1900, plus at least 40 Vokes births for Ireland/England:
James Vokes & Catharine Taylor had Eliza born Dec 29. 1866 St. Michal's City of Limerick, Ire, recorded in Civil Registration for Ireland (CRI)
William Wilson Vokes and Hannah Parker had female born Apr 28, 1868, No Iv St Michals, City of Limerick, Ire, recorded in CRI
William Wilson Vokes and Hannah Parker had Alice Harriotte born Jan 8, 1870, No Iv St. Michals, City of Limerick, Ire, recorded in CRI
Henry Vokes and Eliza Jane Moore had Diana Mary born July 25 1871 No 4 St. Michals, City of Limerick, Ire, recorded in CRI
Also, Krishna Burns (email@example.com) is tracing Caroline Burns, nee Vokes, dau of Thomas Vokes, shoemaker, and Mary Dermidge. Caroline born about 1833, migrated to Australia about 1855, married in Victoria Australia about 1856. Caroline died in Australia Aug 6, 1890.
Could the original spelling perhaps have been VOLKS? Checking out that variation might open a few other doors for research.
Jeffrey DONAHUE and Harriet VOKES had the following children:
2 i. Thomas DONAHUE was born about 1873. He died before 1880 in Witherbee, Essex, NY, Hog Alley area. Died in infancy, not listed in the 1880 census Cause of Death complications of a cold.
+3 ii. Harriet Emily DONAHUE.
+4 iii. Dennis Henry DONAHUE.
+5 iv. William John DONOHUE.
+6 v. Mary Margaret DONAHUE.
+7 vi. Katherine Ellen DONAHUE.
+8 vii. James Edward DONAHUE.
9 viii. Jeffrey DONAHUE was born on May 30 1888 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. I had birth May 3, Baptismal register shows May 30 He was baptized on Jun 26 1888 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Baptized as Jeffrey, parents Jeffrey and Harriet Vox, sponsors Denis Keating and Margaret Keating. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He died in 1912 in New York, NY. Was he the Jeffrey who died at age 24 of malaria in South America?
+10 ix. Michael Thomas DONAHUE.
+11 x. Helen Irene DONAHUE.
3. Harriet Emily DONAHUE was born on Sep 4 1874 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. 1900 census has Sept 1876 as birth. She was baptized on Sep 6 1874 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 Parents Jeffrey Donahue and Harriet Voker or Vokes. Sponsors Martin Moyland and Margaret Butler
She appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineville, Essex, NY in household of father. She was confirmed in 1887 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY, Ward 7 in household of mother-in-law. 1900 census, dwelling 240, family 250, Ella F Thorn born May 1860, Lester 21, son, Effie 17, daughter, Cora 14 daughter, Howard 10 son, LeRoy 9 son, Clifford 7 son, Charles 22, son born September 1877, married 3 years, Harriott daughter-in-law 23, born Sept 1876, Marjorie Sept 1896 grandaughter, Willard Mar 1899 grandson, Lester born Feb 1900 grandson. Harriet had 3 children. All born NY She appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY. 1910 -- census taken April 16, 1910, dwelling 29, family 33, Boyd's Place, Charles Thorn 32, first marriage, married 14 years, Harriet 32, first marriage, 8 children 6 living, Marjorie 13, Willard 11, Helen 6, Seymour 4, Thomas 3, Dorothy 7 months. All born NY. Charles was an express driver She appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY. 1920 -- 72 Webster Ave, dwelling 195, family 200, Charles S Thorn 44, Harriet E 44, Marjorie A 22, Willard J 19, Helen M 16, Seymour C 14, Thomas H 12, Dorothy E 10, Alice 8, Herbert 6, John C 5, Edward J 5, Margaret S 3 8/12, all born NY. Charles was a chauffer, E____ (?) truck, Marjory a cashier in a theater and Willard was a chauffer for a private family. She appeared on the census in 1930. She appeared on the census in 1940. She died in Aug 1946.
She was married to Charles THORN (son of THORN and Ella ) in 1895. 1900 census says married 3 years, 1910 census says married 14 years. I'm not sure where I got the 1895 date, probably a guess because Marge born 1996 Charles THORN was born in Sep 1877 in NY. Information from 1900 census He appeared on the census in 1880. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY, Ward 7 in household of mother. 1900 census, dwelling 240, family 250, Ella F Thorn born May 1860, Lester 21, son, Effie 17, daughter, Cora 14 daughter, Howard 10 son, LeRoy 9 son, Clifford 7 son,
Charles 22, son born September 1877, married 3 years, Harriott daughter-in-law 23, born Sept 1876, Marjorie Sept 1896 grandaughter, Willard Mar 1899 grandson, Lester born Feb 1900 grandson. Harriet had 3 children. All born NY He appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY. 1910 -- census taken April 16, 1910, dwelling 29, family 33, Boyd's Place, Charles Thorn 32, first marriage, married 14 years, Harriet 32, first marriage, 8 children 6 living, Marjorie 13, Willard 11, Helen 6, Seymour 4, Thomas 3, Dorothy 7 months. All born NY. Charles was a driver, express He appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY. 1920 -- 72 Webster Ave, dwelling 195, family 200, Charles S Thorn 44, Harriet E 44, Marjorie A 22, Willard J 19, Helen M 16, Seymour C 14, Thomas H 12, Dorothy E 10, Alice 8, Herbert 6, John C 5, Edward J 5, Margaret S 3 8/12, all born NY. Charles was a chauffer, E____ (?) truck, Marjory a cashier in a theater and Willard was a chauffer for a private family. He appeared on the census in 1930. Harriet Emily DONAHUE and Charles THORN had the following children:
12 i. Marjorie Anna THORN was born in Sep 1896 in NY. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY, Ward 7 in household of grandmother. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1930. She was also known as Marge. Never married
13 ii. Willard Jeffrey THORN was born in Mar 1899 in NY. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY, Ward 7 in household of grandmother. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. He was also known as Bill. Never married
14 iii. Lester Francis THORN appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY, Ward 7 in household of grandmother. He was born in Feb 1900 in NY. He died before 1910. He appeared on the census in 1910 in not listed. He was also known as Little Brother. Never married
+15 iv. Harriet Irene THORN.
16 v. Helen Mary THORN was born in 1905. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1930. She died in 1984. Died in October or November Never married
+17 vi. Charles Seymour THORN.
18 vii. Thomas Harold THORN was born about 1908 in NY. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. He died in Apr 1967. He was also known as Tom.
+19 viii. Dorothy Ella THORN.
20 ix. Alice Gabrielle THORN was born in 1911. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1930. Never married
+21 x. Herbert Robert THORN.
+22 xi. John Clinton THORN.
+23 xii. Elwood James Francis THORN.
+24 xiii. Margaret Louise THORN.
4. Dennis Henry DONAHUE was born on Nov 25 1876 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. He was baptized on Dec 3 1876 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 Parents Jeffrey Donahue and Harriet Vox. Sponsors James Renchan and Mary Milar He appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineville, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Essex, Essex, NY. 1900 -- dwelling 189, family 197, household of William Tromblee, Dennis Donahue, servant, occupation stage driver, born March 1876, NY. Also says parents born NY He appeared on the census in 1910 in Essex, Essex, NY. Dwelling 287, family 2__? Dennis Donahue 33, first marriage, married 8 years born NY, parents born Ireland, Ida 30, first marriage, 2 children, 2 living, born NY, Margaret 5, Mary 6, borh children born NY He appeared on the census in 1920. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Essex, Essex, NY, Ross St. 1930 -- dwelling 105, family 87, owns home, value $2500, Dennis H 52 born 1877, Ida M 50 born 1879. Mary M 26 born 1903, Glenmond D 14 born 1915. When married Dennis 24, Ida 22. Dennis a hotel caretaker, Mary a stenographer, Power Line Office. He died on Jun 1 1959 in Willsborough, Essex, NY. He was buried on Jun 3 1959 in Calvary Cemetery, Willsborough, Essex, NY. He was also known as Den. He Cause of Death coronary occlusion. He or Glenn lived in Ticonderoga, NY
He was married to Ida Mary LABARGE on Jul 3 1901 in Essex, Essex, NY. Ida Mary LABARGE was born on Aug 25 1880 in Essex, Essex, NY. She died on Oct 9 1973 in Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY. Died on the Feast of St. Dennis She was buried on Oct 12 1973 in Calvary Cemetery, Willsborough, Essex, NY. She Cause of Death old age, generalized artersclerosis, diabetes. Daughter of Henry LaBarge and Alvira Bouchard Dennis Henry DONAHUE and Ida Mary LABARGE had the following children:
+25 i. Margaret Sylvia DONAHUE.
26 ii. Mary Mabel DONAHUE was born on Jan 25 1904. SS Peter & Paul microfilm gives Jan 25, 1904. She was baptized on Feb 14 1904 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Sponsors James Donahue and Katherine Donahue, SS Peter & Paul microfilm. Listed as Maria Never married. She was a nurse (RN) and took care of her mother
+27 iii. Dennis Glennmond DONAHUE.
5. William John DONOHUE was born on Nov 25 1878 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. He was baptized on Dec 1 1878 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Parents Jeff Donahue and Harriet Volks, sponsors James Ryan and Mrs. Michael Lynch. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineville, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1900. 1900 -- there is a William J Donohue, inmate, St. Joseph Hospital, born 1878 NY, said parents born NY He appeared on the census in 1910 in Bronx. 1910 -- William Donohue 30, Blanche 26, wife, married 8 years, 5 children, 4 living, Helen 6 daughter, William 4 son, Charles 1 son, Harriette 3 daughter, Mary Finnigan, mother-in-law 40, widow, Mary Finnegan16 sister-in-law, Gertrude Finnegan 12 sister-in-law. All born NY, Mary Finnegan's parents born Ireland. Index spells name Ferrigan He appeared on the census in 1920. He appeared on the census in 1930. He was also known as Willie. Raymond and Rita were twins. Willie lived in New York City
Wife: Blanche (Finnegan) born NYC her parents owned or operated a boarding house which Willie stayed at and where they met Burial: St. Raymond's Cemetary, Bronx, NY
According to my research by a descendant, there was a son James born before Helen who died in infancy.
1 Helen Irene DONAHUE
Death: approx. 1958?
Burial: St. Raymond's Cemetary, Bronx, NY
Marriage: Tom McGahan...........no children
2 William DONAHUE
Burial: St. Raymond's Cemetary, Bronx, NY
Marriage: Molly (Mary)..............1 child, Blanche
3 Charles DONAHUE middle name Thaddeus
Birth: Sept. 9,1908, NYC
Death: Nov. 16,1969, Ridgefield, NJ
Burial: Madonna Cemetary, Fort Lee, NJ
Marriage: Catherine Private
4 F Mary DONAHUE
Mary died right after her First Holy Communion after stepping on
a rusty nail. She would have been 7 or 8 years old.
5 F Gertrude DONAHUE
Death Dec. 2004....Zephyr Hills, FL
6 F Blanche DONAHUE
7 M Bernard DONAHUE
8 M Raymond DONAHUE Rita and Raymond were twins
9 F Rita DONAHUE
10 F Harriet DONAHUE
Mary Margaret DONAHUE was born on Mar 12 1881 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. Aunt Helen Damian, Mary's sister said she and her siblings were born in Witherby. The death certificate say's Mary born Mineville. She was baptized on Apr 20 1881 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 Parents Jeffrey and Harriet Vokes, sponsors William Ryan and Margaret McLaughlin She received First Holy Communion on Mar 17 1888 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 She was confirmed on Nov 6 1890 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 She appeared on the census in 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester, NY ward 7. 1900 -- Mary Donahue, boarder, can't read the name of the head of household, dwelling 271, family 282. She age 18, born Mar 1882 in NY, parents born Ireland. Occupation servant Her sister Harriet lived in household of mother-in-law, dwelling 240
Mary appeared on the census in 1905 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT.
1910 census, recorded May 2 -- dwelling 259, familly 259, Joseph M Cronin 34, born NJ, father born Ireland, mother born NY, Mary M wife 27, Mary E looks like 11/11. Married 3 years, one child, first marriage for Mary, second for Joseph.
She appeared on the census in 1920 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of husband. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Moriah, Essex, NY.
1930 -- dwelling 199, family 199, Mary 47, widow, rents home, rent $6.01 Alice H 11 , Georgiana 9 , Francis J Cronin 18, boarders Thomas J Bradley 54, widow, Clifford Masterson 24, both miners She died on Apr 1 1931 in Mineville, Essex, NY. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Port Henry, Essex, NY. Section J450, St. Patrick's Cemetery Cause of Death myocarditis with contributory bronchitis. She met Joseph Cronin in Mineville. he was a superintendant at a mine. Before their first child was born they moved to Stamford, CT where he worked in an asylam for a short time. They moved to New Jersey where he worked for Zinc Company. After he died she returned to Mineville, NY with her two young children.(this from Mary Cronin Maye Bancroft)
She was married to Francis Edgar BIGALOW (son of William H BIGALOW and Alice MAGINN ) on Jun 19 1918 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY.1 Index entry shows Bigalow, Frank and Cronin, Mary, page 11. Microfilm did not contain that page. Index also shows spelling Bialoglow, and has a funny spelling for Frank--looks like Franizele. 2 Francis Edgar BIGALOW was born on Aug 24 1877 in Port Henry, town of Moriah, Essex, NY. He was baptized on Aug 26 1877 in St. Patrick's Church, Port Henry, Essex, NY.3 Birth and Baptism from Baptismal certificate, St. Patrick's Church, Port Henry. Godparents Edward Shelby and Mona Shelby He appeared on the census in 1880 in Port Henry, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Harriettstown, Franklin, NY. 1900 -- The entry for Frank Bigelow age 23 in Harrietstown, employee, in the household of Adrian Stephenson, hotel proprietor. Frank is a plumber apprentice. Age from Heritage Quest index, can't read age or where parents born on census image. Single. Chances are this is the right Frank, but it's a guess.
There is also an entry for a Frank E Bigelow in Essex, Essex, NY, but he has a wife Cora and children. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 13 Ward. 1910 census, house 205, family 242, Frank E Bigalow 32, born NY, first marriage, married 2 years, steamfitter, steam heating, Mary A, wife 30, born NY, first marriage, married 2 yrs, 1 child, William son, age 1 11/12, born PA. 1808 Hamilton Ave Spouse died in 1916. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Moriah, Essex, NY. 1920 -- Census taken Feb , house 135, family 491 Frank E 40, born NY, Mary 36, born NY, William 11 born NY son, Mary Cronin 10, born CT, step daughter, Francis Cronin 8, born NY, Alice 1 1/12 born PA. Occupation plumbing, iron mine, lived on Park St
Index spells name Bigelow
He died in 1922 in Mineville, Essex, NY. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Port Henry, Essex, NY. Section J450, St. Patrick's Cemetery He was also known as Frank. Cause of Death heart condition. By profession he was a welder in the mines, also worked for a tea company. Was an artist.
Essex Co. Republican, Dec 29, 1916, George Bigalow of Glens Falls and Frank Bigalow of Pittsburgh were Christmas guests at their parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Bigalow Mary Margaret DONAHUE and Francis Edgar BIGALOW had the following children:
39 i. Alice Harriet BIGALOW was born on Jan 21 1919 in Mineville, Essex, NY. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. 1920 census gives birth as PA She appeared on the census in 1930 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of mother. She died on Mar 29 1936 in Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh, NY. Died at noon
Essex County Republican April 3, 1936
Alice H Bigalow
Tha death of Miss Alice Bigalow at the physicians Hospital on Sunday was one of tragic suddenness. Although she had been in ill health for the past 2 years and had bravely continued attending Plattsburg high school and to all outward appearances was happy and her jJolly companionship was enjoyed by a large circle of school friends.
She was stricken critically ill Sunday morning and upon examination by a physician was iImmediately taken to the hospital, and although hospital attendees were admirably aided by the child's courage she failed to respond to treatment and died only a few hours after she had been admitted.
Born In Minevllle 17 years ago she had for the past two years been living In Plattsburg with a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Maye of 133 Cornelia Street. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blgalow, died several years ago.
Prior to entering Plattsburg high school Miss Bigalow had attended school at Minevllle and at Port Henry where she also was popular with both class mates and teachers.
Besides Mrs. Maye, she is survived by another sister Miss Georgianna Bigalow also of Plattsburg, a stepbrother William Bigalow and a halfbrother Joseph Cronin.
The funeral was held Thursday morning at nine o'clock when a requiem Mass was celebrated in St. John's Church Plattsburg. Burial was in the family plot at Port Henry.
+40 ii. Georgeanne Rose BIGALOW.
Mary Donahue was married to Joseph N CRONIN (son of William CRONIN and Elizabeth SIMPSON ) about 1907. Joseph N CRONIN was born on Feb 14 1876 in NJ. Date also seen as 1880 He appeared on the census in 1910 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT. Hope St, May 2, 1910, dwelling 259, family 295, Joseph M Cronin, 34, married 3 years, second marriage, born NJ, father born Ireland, mother born NJ, Mary M, wife, 27, 1 child, first marriage, Mary E daughter 11/12 He died in 1914 in Franklin, NJ. Year may have been 1913. He was 36 when he died according to his daughter. He was buried in NJ, probably Franklin. He Cause of Death pneumonia. His daughter Mary was in bed with him when he died. Joe died about 4 years after moving back to New Jersey Mary Margaret DONAHUE and Joseph N CRONIN had the following children:
+41 i. Mary Elizabeth CRONIN.
+42 ii. Francis Joseph CRONIN.
7. Katherine Ellen DONAHUE was born on Mar 3 1883 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. She was baptized on Mar 18 1883 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Baptized as Ellen, born March 2, 1883. Parents Jeffrey O'Donough and Harriet Cox or Vox, sponsors Mary or Gary Lashway and Sarah ? on the side of the record Vidi October 18 1934 She appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1905 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1920. She appeared on the census in 1930. She died on Jul 26 1956 in Albany, Albany, NY. She was buried in St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, Mineville, Essex, NY
She was married to Herbert Arthur DUKETTE on Oct 17 1914 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Herbert Arthur DUKETTE died in 1918 in Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY. He was born in Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY. He was buried in Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY. Cause of Death kidney trouble. One researcher shows Herbert Dukette, born Sept 1882, son of Amable Ducat (b 1854) and Louisa Meron.
SS Peter & Paul records say Herbert was a carpenter, from Plattsburgh. His father was born in Canada. The name was spelled Ducat, and above the "c" in Ducat is written "kette" Katherine Ellen DONAHUE and Herbert Arthur DUKETTE had the following children:
43 i. Elizabeth DUKETTE died. died in infancy
+44 ii. Katherine Irene DUKETTE.
+45 iii. William Arthur DUKETTE.
She was married to Theodore H CRAMER in 1929. Theodore H CRAMER was born on Dec 25 1891 in Holland. He died on May 14 1957 in Ticonderoga, Essex, NY. He was buried in St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, Mineville, Essex, NY. He was also known as Teddy. Cause of Death lung problems.
8. James Edward DONAHUE was born on Jan 30 1886 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. He was baptized on Mar 16 1886 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Baptized as James, born Jan 30, 1886. Parents Jeffrey Donoghue and Harried Voks, sponsors William Finegan and Mary Layman He appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. James and Mary living in household of his parents in 1910 He appeared on the census in 1905 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Ticonderoga, Essex Co, NY. House 151, family 158, rents, James Donahue 33, laborer, odd jobs, Mary J 33, Marie 9, James 6, Helen 5, Florence 2 10/12, Mary 1 2/12, Agnes 0/12 He appeared on the census in 1930 in Moriah, Essex, NY. 1930 census, Moriah, James 44 born 1885, Mary 43 born 1886, Helen 15 born 1914, Florence 13 born 1916, Mary 11 born 1918, Agnes 10 born 1919, Evelyn 9 born 1920, Alice 7 born 1922, Blanche 6 born 1923, Michael 5 born 1924 He died on Jun 15 1966 in Port Henry, town of Moriah, Essex, NY. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Port Henry, Essex, NY. Section J 449.
He was married to Mary Jane DOWNEY on Apr 3 1908 in Ticonderoga, NY. Mary Jane DOWNEY was born in 1884. She died in 1936. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Port Henry, Essex, NY. Buried next to her borhter, William Edward Downey 1884 - 1954 James Edward DONAHUE and Mary Jane DOWNEY had the ten children, some of whom are living.
10. Michael Thomas DONAHUE was born on Sep 18 1890 in Witherbee, Essex, NY.4 Also have between 1891 and 1894. Baptismal record shows 1890 He was baptized on Oct 5 1890 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Born Sept 18, 1890, parents Jeffrey Donoghue and Mary McShane sponsor. Baptized as Michael He appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1905 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He died on Jan 3 1918 in Mineville, Essex, NY.
He Cause of Death flu. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Willsborough, Essex, NY. I presume he is the Michael T 1891 - 1918 buried with Dennis H in Calvary Cemetery, Willsborough He married
Mary Christine LARMAY was born on Jul 21 1889. She died on Sep 3 1947. Michael Thomas DONAHUE and Mary Christine LARMAY had the following children:
+56 i. Katherine Blanche DONAHUE.
11. Helen Irene DONAHUE was born on Jul 20 1896 in Witherbee, Essex, NY. She was baptized on Aug 2 1896 in SS Peter & Paul's, Mineville, Essex, NY. Baptized as Helen, parents Jeff Donahue and Harriete Voks, sponsors William Donoghue and Catherine Coreley ? On the side, married Thomas Damian, May 18, 1922, Sacred Heart Church, Highland Falls, NY She appeared on the census in 1900 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1905 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. She appeared on the census in 1920. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT in household of husband. She died on Nov 9 1984 in Palisades Park, NJ. She was buried in Mineville, Essex, NY. Funeral in Volk Funeral Homes, NJ.
She was married to Thomas George DAMIAN (son of Joseph DAMIAN and Mary GIRARD ) on May 18 1922 in Sacred Heart Church, Highland Falls, NY. Thomas George DAMIAN was born on Nov 5 1889 in Italy. Aunt Helen told me Uncle Tommy was born in Mineville. The 1930 census indicates he was born in NY, his parents born Italy, but the 1910 and 1920 census indicate birth in Italy. The 1920 census indicates he came to the US from Italy 1899. He appeared on the census in 1900. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Moriah, Essex, NY, Cheever District. 1910 -- Thomas 22, born Italy He appeared on the census in 1920 in Moriah, Essex, NY in household of father. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT. 1930 -- lived dwelling 44, family 144, 17 Vermont St., Thomas G 39, born NY, parents born Italy, Helen I 33, born NY, parents born Irish Free State. Tommy was a tube maker in the brass industry He died on Dec 14 1965 in Waterbury, CT. He was buried in St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery, Mineville, Essex, NY. Information must have come from wife, Aunt Helen Damian
|Sunday, December 10th, 2006|
|Dinah Gregory Kelley of Saranac, NY
Dinah Gregory was the daughter of Zar and Sally Hopper Gregory. She was probably born in Plattsburgh or Saranac, NY, the Bible only gives the date, Jan 8, 1833, but not the location. Dinah is listed in the household of her parents in the 1850 census, age 17; a Dinah Gregory, 17, is also listed in the household of Joanna and Lewis Lyons, and my guess is that she worked for them, maybe as a live-in servant
In the 1860 census, Dinah is listed in the household of OBrine Kelley 28, born NY, as Dinar 24 (f) born NY. They lived next to Peter Kelley 35, born Ireland, Dorothy 16 born NY, and Martin 25, born NY. Based on the 1850 census, these were O’Brien’s siblings.
The 1870 census lists Brine Kelley 38, born in Ireland, Dinah 38, born in NY, Sarah 5 born NY, and Sally Gregory, (who was Dinah’ mother).
I have not been able to locate this family in the 1880 census. Sally died in 1873. I have checked the surrounding NY counties, and Chittenden County, VT, as three of Dinah’s nephews went to VT.
The final, verifiable, date I have is from the Plattsburgh Sentinel July - Sept 1885
—Death has visited our community again, and taken from our midst Dinah Gregory, wife of O'Brien Kelley. She has been ailing for some time and died Friday evening. Her funeral took place Sunday from her late residence, at 2 o'clock P. M. She was a patient sufferer to the end. Age, 51 years. She leaves a husband and two children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The bereaved family have our deepest sympathy. [index on-line spells name O'Brien Keller]
The 1900 census of Saranac, Ancestry index lists Banner Kelly, Heritage Quest index lists Bernard Kelly, census record looks more like Basine, widowed, born April 1831 Canada, John P, son, born Sept 1870, single, Sarah E born Aug 1864, daughter, widow, Charles grandson born May 1892, Cora granddaughter, Nov 1885. All but head born NY. Under years married for the head of the household, it looks like 32 but it’s crossed out. That would give marriage as 1868, but Dinah and O'Brien were together in 1860 census. Since her obit. Indicates two children, my guess is that John was the second child, born after the 1870 census was taken. In searching for the grave of Dinah’s sister-in-law, Bridget Gregory, I found that a John Kelley or his wife is buried in the plot owned by Dinah’s nephew, Platt Gregory, in St. James Cemetery, Cadyville, Clinton, NY. Would that be Dinah’s son or his wife?
An interesting note, considering the obituary, the The Northern New York Tombstone Transcription Project for Independence Cemetery, Saranac, NY lists
Bernard KELLY Died Mar. 22, 1904 aged 72 (I could not find O’Brien Kelley in the 1910 census)
Diana, wife of Bernard KELLY. Died Aug. 7, 1885 aged 52 years, 7 months
Was this Dinah and O’Brien? The family Bible gives Dinah’s birth as January 8, 1833. The life span of someone who was born January 8, 1833 and died August 7, 1885 would be 52 years, 6 months, 30 days.
At this time there is a lot more information to be found for Dinah. I welcome and inquires of bits of information.
Mmayn93990 at aol dot com.
|Thursday, October 26th, 2006|
|The Quest for Benajah Fall
Question: Are the Benajah Falls listed below the same person, father and son, cousins or completely unrelated?
Benajah Slack wrote a will and died in 1818. He left property in the town of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, NY, now the town of Perth, Fulton County. One third was left to his son William, one third to grandsons Nathan and Roswell Slack, and one third to his daughter Elizabeth—“I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one undivided third of all my real estate during her natural life, then to be my grand son Beneagah Fauls; and he is to pay his sisters Mary and Ann each fifty dollars out of the same.” The only trace I have found NY is in an 1826 deed in which his cousins sold their share of the property left to Roswell Slack Jr. It lists the property of Benajah Fall as a boundary. This is probably his portion of the Benajah Slack farm.
I believe the Amsterdam Benajah was the son of Henry Fall. A Henry Fall is enumerated with the Slack’s in the 1790 census of Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY. In 1810 Elizabeth Fall was the head of a household in Amsterdam, NY.
The IGI shows a Benajah Fall born in 1805 in Amsterdam NY. He moved to Michigan and died 1879.
The 1840 census of Superior Township, Washtenaw County, MI shows a Bennajah Fall as the head of a family with one male 5 – 10, one male 10-15, one male 30-40, one male 60 – 70, two females under 5, two females 5 – 10, one female 30 – 40. Is Bennajah the male between 30 and 40, or the male 60 – 70. If he was age 30 to 40 he was born between 1800 and 1810. If he was age 60 – 70, he was born between 1770 and 1780. Since his mother was age 45 and up in 1810, my guess would be that the male age 60 – 70 was a father-in-law. Or he may have been unrelated and boarding at the house.
The 1845 census of Superior Township, Washtenaw County, MI lists a B. F. Fall and a Benager Fall. Were they father and son?
The 1860 census of Hamburg, Livingston County, MI shows B. F. Fall age 50, born NY, Ann Maria 47, born NY, Charles F 18, born IN, Dewitt and Delos, both 12, born MI. In 1870 Ann M was the head of the household.
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies Forgotten Settlers shows Bennajah and Messila Fall as early pioneers.
One researcher found a gravestone for Benjamin Franklin Fall, Pioneer, born 1810 Monroe County, NY and died 1869 Ann Arbor, MI. His gravestone shows that he was a patriot in the Canadian Rebellion of 1837.
I welcome any input.
|Wednesday, July 12th, 2006|
|The Nash Family of Bandon Ireland and Saranac NY
The Nash Family of Saranac, NY
by Mary Slack Maynard
This information comes from various sources. It is being presented as information only and as the basis for further research. Much of it has not been verified. It has been copyrighted, but permission is given for use for genealogical research as long as a fee is never charged for its use. I have much more information on these families. If you have a connection please contact me at mmayn93990 at aol.com or mygenes48 at yahoo.com and I will be happy to share additional sources and information on descendants.
Some of the information was sent to me by Anna Perras in January 1970. She indicated it was found in books in the barn at 98 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY "after Uncle Edmund died last year." [This would have been Edmund Nash, son of Robert F. Nash.] There is a citation to the Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York Compiled under the editorial supervision of William Richard Cutter, A.M. Published in 1910 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York. I don’t know what portion of the information Anna sent came from the history and what portion was from family information. Other information came from Catherine A. “Cassie” Coffey, who put together a Nash family history, and from other Nash cousins over the years.
Four brothers and two sisters of the Nash family came from Bandon, County Cork, Ireland in 1845 or 1849 on the ship Urena. If they all came together the date was probably 1845 as two of the brothers had children born during the Atlantic crossing in 1845. One story is that the father preceded his family to the US but was killed shortly before they arrived. I have no source for this story. The 1850 census shows a Catherine Nash, age 70, listed in the household of Joseph. Joseph’s household also included John and Nancy Hooley and 2 year old Michael Hooley. It can be presumed that Catherine was the mother of the 6 immigrants. The current owner of the Samuel Nash farm in Saranac said that Catherine learned she was a widow when she arrived in the US. Did the father of the family come to the US ahead of his wife and children, or did he come with some of the children and Catherine followed later with Samuel? Samuel, from the information given, came to US in 1849, John and Patrick both had children born aboard the ship crossing the Atlantic in 1845.
The siblings were Mary, Samuel, John, Nancy, Patrick and Joseph. Nothing has been recorded about other children who may have stayed in Ireland. The families settled in the area of Saranac that became known as Nashville.
Mary Nash was born in 1801 according to her grave stone. She married Jeremiah Mahanna and had, as far as we have records, one child. The son used the spelling Mahoney. Mary and Jeremiah settled on the Dannemora-Cadyville Road.
The recorded child of Mary Nash and Jeremiah Mahanna was
1. Dennis, born about 1834, married Margaret Canning
Samuel Nash was a native of County Cork, Ireland, where he was born about 1804 and died in August 23, 1888 in Saranac, N.Y. He is buried in St. James Cemetery in Cadyville, NY. The gravestone gives his age at death as 88. He married, in Ireland, Bridget Cassidy or Canty, also from County Cork, and they came to America with their five children. They settled in Saranac. Although the family information gives Bridget’s maiden name as Cassidy, she is seen as Canty in baptismal records, and name on the grave stone, which is partially obliterated, shows the first four letters of her name as Cant.
The children of Bridget and Samuel Nash were
1. Catherine who married Richard Murphy and lived in Minnesota
2. John born about 1838, married Mary Murray of Saranac
3. Elizabeth born about 1841, married Thomas E. Healey of Plattsburgh
4. Anna born about 1844, married Michael Judge of Saranac
5. Joseph S, married Anna Moffitt and resided in Dannemora. His birth was said to have been 1849 in Ireland. If Joseph was born in Ireland in 1849 then Samuel did not come to the US with the rest of his siblings
6. Robert Francis of Plattsburgh, born May 31 1852. Robert said to be the only child born in the US. He married first Mary J. Healey and second Honora Buckley.
John Nash was born about 1813 and died Feb 1, 1858. He married Ellen and their first child was born aboard the ship bringing them to the US in 1845. About 1860 Ellen married Richard Grogan and was known by her descendants as Grandma Grogan. John and Ellen had a farm across the railroad tracks near the Nashville school house. In later years the property was owned by the Lashway family.
John and Ellen had
1. John J, born about 1845 aboard the ship coming to America. He was known at “Big Johnny”
2. Robert, born about 1847
3. Joseph born about 1848
4. Mary born May 1850
5. James born about 1852
6. Patrick born about 1854
7. Thomas born about 1856
8. Ellen born about 1859, married Daniel Hooley. She was called Nellie
Three of the sons of John and Ellen went to Colorado
Nancy A. Nash, born about 1820, married John Hooley. Records of her death show her as Anna. Nancy is often a nickname for Anna. Nancy and John lived on what was called Mountain Road, now called Hugh Herron Road, between Nashville and Dannemora.
Nancy and John had
1. Michael about 1848, based on census records
2. Kate. This is not confirmed. There is a grave stone next to that of Anna Nash Hooley in St. James Cemetery that reads simply Little Katie.
Patrick Nash was born about 1818 and died April 8, 1853. He married Margaret Dwyer. They settled on a farm which joined the Tom Corrigan property. The land was later owned by their daughter and son-in-law Mary and Patrick Gregory.
About eight years after arriving in the US Patrick was fatally injured by a blow from a falling tree. He was helping neighbors clear land for a new building at an event called a “bee.” He lived for a few hours after the injury, giving enough time for someone to ride to Plattsburgh for a priest. Margaret was pregnant at the time, and four months later gave birth to a daughter. In November 1856 Margaret married David Collins and had two more children.
The children of Patrick and Margaret Nash were
1. John Patrick, known as John P, born about 1838 or 1839 (grave stone says 1839). He married Mary Pickett
2. Catherine, born 1845 onboard the ship coming to the US, married Edmund J. Pickett
3. Mary born Jan 1848, married Patrick Gregory
4. Anna born about 1849, married William Grogan
5. Matthew born about 1851, married Mary Tierney
6. Margaret born August 1853, married John Pickett
Joseph Nash was born about 1822. He married Margaret Nyhan who was born in Ireland. They were apparently married after 1850 as the 1850 census does not show a wife in Joseph’s household.
Joseph and Margaret had
1. Catherine born about 1854, married William O’Meara
2. Joseph Edwin born Oct 1858, married Anna Frances Collins
3. Patrick born June 6, 1862
4. Dennis born about 1864
5. John born May 28, 1868, died May 1, 1889
The Second Generation
Dennis Mahoney (Mary Nash) was born about 1834 in Ireland. He married Margaret Canning and had
1. John, married Gertrude Campbell of Saranac and Lillian Waldron of Clayburg.
3. Minnie, married Fred Campbell of Saranac
Catherine Nash (Samuel Nash) was born in County Cork Ireland. She married Richard Murphy. They had
1. Jeremie born Jan 1, 1869.
Catherine and Richard moved to Minnesota. A grandson was a doctor in Saranac Lake, NY. He had a son who was a priest and served at St. John’s Parish in Plattsburgh.
John Nash (Samuel Nash) was born in County Cork Ireland about 1838. He married Mary Murry on Sept 26, 1865 at St. Joseph’s Church, Plattsburgh. They had
1. John about 1867
2. Joseph about 1869
Elizabeth Nash (Samuel Nash) was born about 1841 in Ireland. She married Thomas E. Healey June 7, 1859. Thomas was born in Ireland. They had
1. John Henry, married Frances Hester Aubrey
There is a Thomas Healey, 1863-1907 buried in St. James Cemetery, Cadyville, along with Jane (1862-no death date), James, Mary and Ellen. This may be Thomas the son of Elizabeth and Thomas.
Anna Nash (Samuel Nash) was born about 1844 in Ireland. She married Michael Judge June 7, 1859 and had three sons and three daughters.
Joseph S. Nash (Samuel Nash), was born in Ireland. He married Anna Moffitt and had
1. Steven Patrick born May 14, 1886
2. Mary Agnes born Nov 26, 1888, died Dec. 30, 1895
Robert F. Nash (Samuel Nash) was born May 31, 1852 in Saranac. He lived on the paternal homestead in Saranac. He held a number of public service positions in the town including supervisor and fish and game warden. In the fall of 1907 he was elected sheriff and moved to Plattsburgh. He was a member of Plattsburgh Grange P of H and of the Knights of Columbus, Plattsburgh council No.255. He married first January 13, 1882 Mary J., Daughter of Morris Healy. She died October 2, 1885 and he married (second) August 2, 1887, Anna, daughter of Patrick Buckley of Black Brook. There were two children of the first marriage:
1. William Henry, born March 10, 1883, married Mary Hannigan
2. Maurice Francis born February 12, 1885, married Gertrude O’Meara
Children of the second wife:
1. Mary Elizabeth born Aug 16, 1888, died Nov 10, 1888
2. Agnes Nancy born September 16, 1889, married James F. Kear
3. Catherine Grace born January 6, 1892, married Harry McErlena
4. Edmund Robert born August 11, 1894, married Jane Prime
5. Leo Samuel born May 30, 1898, married Margaret Merritt
6. Anna I born February 12, 1902, married Lee Faira
Joseph Nash (John Nash) born about 1848. He married and had a son John Francis, known as Little Johnny. Joseph’s wife died when Little Johnny was three weeks old. Joseph left his son in the care of his mother and older brother, Big Johnny, and went to Colorado with his brothers James and Thomas.
1. John Francis, married Norah Cotter
John Patrick Nash (Patrick Nash) was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland. He was a prison guard. He married Mary Pickett, daughter of Richard Pickett and Bridget Pendergast on Nov 22, 1866. They had
1. Margaret Anna born Oct 10, 1867, died 1876
2. Helen born Feb 19,1869, died 1948. She was called Nellie
3. Catherine born Feb 18, 1871, died 1876 of scarlet fever.
4. Charles Edmond born Nov 24, 1872, died 1876 of scarlet fever
5. Mary Elizabeth born May 19, 1875, died 1876 of scarlet fever
6. Anna married Patrick Dunnigan
7. Charles E born 1878, died 1882
8. Agnes born 1880, died 1855, married Thomas Fitzpatrick. She was probably the Mary Agnes born Sept 2, 1880.
9. John Frederick born Dec. 1, 1883. He was called Fred
Catherine Nash (Patrick Nash) was born in 1845 on board the ship Urena. She married Edmund J. Pickett, son of John Pickett, on Oct 1866. [records are found spelling Pickett as Pigot] They adopted Matilda Stillman
Mary Nash (Patrick Nash) was born Jan 1848 in Saranac, NY. She married Patrick Gregory Aug 18, 1868 at St. James, Cadyville. The 1900 census records the information that she had 11 children, 8 of whom were living. One of the unrecorded three may have been Catherine born about 1868. Mary and Patrick Gregory had
1. Margaret Elizabeth born Jan 20, 1871 and died Oct 15, 1948. She married Dan Lyons
2. Bridget Ellen, called Nellie, born July 13, 1873 and died 1947. She married William Jeremiah Tobin
3. Mary Francis, called Fan, born Dec 9, 1875, married John Edward Tobin.
4. Catherine Agnes born Apr 5, 1878 and died Oct 6, 1936. She married Ulysses Grant Slack
5. Matthew E born Feb 1881, married Sarah Dwyer
6. Edward Patrick born Aug 1883
7. Franklin Patrick born July 4, 1887, died Dec 17, 1969, married Flora I. Hammond
8. Bertha Nash, baptized Florence Bertha, born Aug 11, 1889, died Dec 13, 1950. Married Malcolm Floyd Slack
Anna Nash (Patrick Nash) was born about 1849. She married William Grogan Oct 16, 1871. They had
1. Margaret Agnes born Mar 8, 1874
2. Edmond born Nov 6, 1875
3. John Francis born Apr 6, 1879
4. William born Aug 4, 1877
Matthew Nash (Patrick Nash) was born about 1851. He married Mary Tierney and had
Margaret Nash (Patrick Nash) born after her father’s death. She married John Pickett, son of John Pickett. They had
1. Eva Beatrice
2. Richard, married Anna Marie Rush 1912
3. Edmund James born 1879
4. Matthew James born 1881
5. Frederick Albert,
6. Margaret Mildred born Dec 25, 1887, married Edward James Canning
7. William James born Dec 25, 1887
8. Catherine Agnes born 1890, married Peter Frederick Coffey
9. John Francis, married Margaret Anne Conway
Joseph Edwin Nash (Joseph Nash) was born Oct 1858. He married Anna Frances Collins on Aug 12, 1896 in Aspen CO. They had
1. Edwin Joseph
4. Imelda Cathleen
|Sunday, July 9th, 2006|
Joseph was one of four Nash brothers who came from Bandon, Co Cork, Ireland to Saranac, Clinton Co, NY
Family Group Record
Husband: Joseph NASH
Birth: 1822 Bandon, County Cork, Ireland
Census: 1850 Saranac, Clinton, NY
Census: 1860 Saranac, Clinton, NY
Census: 1880 Saranac, Clinton, NY
Death: Feb 1881
Burial: St. James Catholic Cemetery, Cadyville,
Marriage: aft 1850 census
Mother: Catherine (b abt 1780)
Wife: Margaret NYHAN
Birth: Dec 1825 Ireland
Census: 1900 Dannemora, Clinton, NY
Death: Dec 9 1907 Dannemora, Clinton, NY
Burial: Dannemora, Clinton, NY
1 F Katherine NASH
Birth: Aug 1854 NY
Census: 1900 Clinton town, Clinton, NY
Spouse: William O'MEARA (m abt 1880)
2 M Joseph Edwin NASH
Birth: Oct 1858 NY
Census: 1900 Victory town, Pct 34, Tellor, CO
Census: 1910 Columbia twp, Esmerelda, NV
Death: betw 1910 and
Spouse: Anna Frances COLLINS (m Aug 12 1896)
3 M Patrick L NASH
Birth: Jun 6 1862 NY
Baptism: Jun 15 1862 St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora, Clinton,
Census: 1892 Clinton Co, NY, NY State Census
Census: 1900 Dannemora, Clinton, NY
Death: Nov 25 1923 Rochester, NY
Burial: Nov 28 1923 Dannemora, Clinton, NY
Cause of Death: liver cancer
Funeral: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Spouse: Mary A O'MEARA (m abt 1884)
4 M Dennis NASH
Birth: 1864 NY
5 M Frank NASH
Birth: Jun 1864 NY
Census: 1900 Clinton town, Clinton, NY in household o
6 M John NASH
Birth: May 28 1868 NY
Death: May 21 1889
Burial: St. James Catholic Cemetery, Cadyville,
Prepared Jul 9 2006 by:
Mary Slack Maynard
HUSBAND NOTES: Joseph NASH
Census: 1850 – dwelling 181, family 185, 1850 census, Joseph 28, farmer, born Ireland, Catherine 70 born Ireland, John Wooley 35, laborer, born Ireland, Nancy A 30, born
Ireland, Michael 2 born Ireland
Census: Census taken Sept 1, 1860, dwelling 570, family 548, Joseph Nash 35, farmer,
born Ireland, $100, $150, Margaret 37 born Ireland, Catherine 6, Joseph 3, both
born NY, James Collins 35, hired hand, born NY
Census: Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's
Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph NASH Self M Male W 55 IRE Farmer IRE IRE
Margaret NASH Wife M Female W 55 IRE Keeps House IRE IRE
Patrick NASH Son S Male W 18 NY Works Farm IRE IRE
Dennis NASH Son S Male W 16 NY Works Farm IRE IRE
John NASH Son S Male W 13 NY Works Farm IRE IRE
James COLLINS Other S Male W 50 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
Census Place Saranac, Clinton, New York
Family History Library Film 1254820
NA Film Number T9-0820
Page Number 517C
Death: According to McLellan Index died Feb 24, 1881, age 55, a native of County Cork,
General: 1850 Census, Saranac, Clinton Co, NY all born Ireland: Joseph Nash, 28, farmer,
Catherine Nash 70, John Hooley 35. Nancy A Hooley 30, Michael Hooley 2
1860 Census, Saranac, Clinton Co. NY, Joseph Nash 35, born Ireland, Margaret 37,
born Ireland, Catherine 6 born NY, Joseph 2, born NY, James Colling (is this a
typo, should it be Collins?) 35, fram hand, born NY
1870 Census, Saranac, Clinton Co., NY: Joseph Nash 46, born Ireland, Margaret
41, born Ireland, Catherine 16 born NY, Joseph 13, born NY, Patrick 8, born NY,
Dennis 6, born NY, John 3 born NY.
1880 Census, Saranac, Clinton Co, NY, Joseph Nash 55, farmer, Margaret 55,
Patrick 18 born NY, Dennis 16 born NY, John 13, born NY, James Collins 50, born
Descendant Laurie refers to his son Joseph Edwin as Jr. Was the immigrant Joseph's middle name Edwin?
WIFE NOTES: Margaret NYHAN
Birth: Have also figured 1823
Immigration: Per 1900 census
Census: Was she the Margaret Nash, aunt born Dec 1823 in household of nephew Joseph
Nash? Had 9 children, 4 living
Death: I am presuming this is the correct Margaret Nash. St. Joseph's records show a Margarey Nyhan, spouse of Joseph Nash deceased, died Dec 9, 1907, witnesses Joseph S and Robert F Nash
Obit Laurie found:
NASH - At Dannemora, December 6, 1907, Margaret Nash, aged 76 years.
The Deceased was the widow of the late Joseph Nash, and is survived by Patrick Nash, of Dannemora, Mrs. Catherine O'Meara, of Clinton, this county and Joseph Nash, of Aspen, Colorado. Mrs. Nash was one of the earliest settlers of
Nashville, in the town of Saranac, having come to this county from Ireland in
The funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora, Monday next, at 9 o'clock.
Burial: This information from Patti --Margaret supposed to be buried in Dannemora
General: Spelling of name from St. Joseph's records. Patti has her as Margaret O'Meara, born Ireland.
CHILD NOTES: Katherine NASH
Census: Dwelling 66, family 66 William O'Meara, born looks like Nov 1827 but age given as 52, probably 1847, Canada, parents born Ireland, Katherine Aug 1854, married 20 years, she had 8 children, 5 living, Joseph E Jan 1881, Nora M Sept 1882,
Mack F July 1884, Margarette Dec 1889, William Sept 1893, all children born NY, Frank Nash, brother-in-law, born June 1864 NY
General: 1923 was living in Troy, NY with son Francis
CHILD NOTES: Joseph Edwin NASH
Birth: I had 1857 probably based on census. Patti , doing research for her cousin Laurie, descendant of Joseph, has Oct 1858, says that per 1900 census
Census: 1900 -- dwelling 88, family 91, 114 Portland W, Joseph Nash 42, born NY, looks like Fanny, wife, can't read age, married 4 years, 1 child, Edwin J son, birth
looks like Feb 1899, age 1
Census: 1910 -- dwelling 15, family 15, looks like Mana St, Joseph 50, born NY, Anna F
36, born NY, married 13 years, 4 children, 2 living, Edwin J 11 born CO, Mary C,
looks like 4, NV. Dwelling 16, family 16 was Ellen Collins 57, widow born NY,
had 8 children, 3 living, Mary O 24, dau, born CO
Death: Patti thinks he died in Reno or Sparks, NV
General: He was a miner
CHILD NOTES: Patrick L NASH
Census: He was probably the Patrick Nash listed in the 1892 census, Clinton Co, age 29
(?), born US, had Erwin 4, Walthe 2, Mabel 1, all born US and the Patrick Nash
listed in the 1900 census of Dannemora. The birthdate for Patrick is correct
Census: Dwelling 90, family 90 Patrick Nash born June 1862, NY, Mary A, wife born Oct
1859, NY, married 16 years, 6 children, 5 living, Estella A June 1886, Esinin?
(probably Edwin) G Sept 1887, Walter J Sept 1889, Mabel F Jan 1892, Mildred W
Aug 1895, all children born NY
Death: Nov 23, 1923 Plattsburgh Sentinel
DEATH OF DANNEMORA MAN IN ROCHESTER
Word was received here yesterday that P. J. Nash of Dannemora had died in Rochester, N. Y., on Sunday.
Mr. Nash had been a resident of Dannemora for the last 25 years and had served as a night patrolman in Clinton Prison for 15 years.
The body will arrive from Rochester at Dannemora this morning and the funeral will take place from St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora, at 9:.00 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Mr. Nash had gone to Rochester for his health which had not been good of late.
He had many friends in Dannemora and vicinity. Those who survive include: Erwin
Nash of Rochester and Walter Nash of Washington, D. C., brothers; Stella Nash of
Syracuse, Mable Nash of: New Jersey and Mildred Nash, New York, all sisters.
Burial: Buried next to his wife per letter from son
General: There is a listing of children baptized at St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora to
Patrick Nash and Maria O'Mara
Margaret May 1/13/1885, baptized 1/21/1885
Stella Agnes 1/3/1886, baptized 1/17/1886
George Erwin born 9/6/1887, baptized 9/18/1887
John Walter 9/20/1889, baptized 10/13/1889
Amabile Florence born 1/22/1892, baptized 2/1/1892
Maria Mildred 8/19/1896, baptized 8/26/1896
there is also a child Francis Carrol to George Erwin Nash and Amabilis White
born 8/19/1910, baptized 8/28/1910
CHILD NOTES: Dennis NASH
CHILD NOTES: Frank NASH
Birth: Information from 1900 census
Census: In household of sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and William O'Meara
General: The only thing is have on him is from Cassie Coffee, said a son Frank
CHILD NOTES: John NASH
Birth: I had 1867 as birth, presume this is the same John, McClellen index shows John,
son of J & M, born May 28, 1868. St. Joseph's Baptisms has date 1868, son of
Joseph Nash and Catherine Nyhane. Grave stone reads born May 28, 1868, died May
21, 1889, son of J & M Nash
1. 1850 Census, age 28.
2. St. Joseph's Baptisms.
3. McClellen Cemetery Index.
Family Group Record
Husband: Joseph Edwin NASH
Birth: Oct 1858 NY
Census: 1900 Victory town, Pct 34, Tellor, CO
Census: 1910 Columbia twp, Esmerelda, NV
Death: betw 1910 and 1920
Marriage: Aug 12 1896 Aspen, CO
Father: Joseph NASH (b 1822)
Mother: Margaret NYHAN (b Dec 1825)
Wife: Anna Frances COLLINS
Birth: Mar 6 1875 NY
Census: 1920 Goldfield, Esmerelda, NV
Death: Jun 16 1961 San Leandro, CA
1 M Edwin Joseph NASH
Birth: Feb 1899
Death: Vallejo, Contra Costa, CA
2 M Leroy NASH
3 F Ethel NASH
4 F Imelda Cathleen NASH
Birth: May 5 1907 Reno, Washoe Co, NV
Prepared Jul 9 2006 by:
Mary Slack Maynard
Marriage: This information from Patti and Laurie
HUSBAND NOTES: Joseph Edwin NASH
Birth: I had 1857 probably based on census. Patti doing research for her cousin Laurie, descendant of Joseph, has Oct 1858, says that per 1900 census
Census: 1900 -- dwelling 88, family 91, 114 Portland W, Joseph Nash 42, born NY, looks like Fanny, wife, can't read age, married 4 years, 1 child, Edwin J son, birth
looks like Feb 1899, age 1
Census: 1910 -- dwelling 15, family 15, looks like Mana St, Joseph 50, born NY, Anna F 36, born NY, married 13 years, 4 children, 2 living, Edwin J 11 born CO, Mary C, looks like 4, NV. Dwelling 16, family 16 was Ellen Collins 57, widow born NY, had 8 children, 3 living, Mary O 24, dau, born CO
Death: Patti thinks he died in Reno or Sparks, NV
General: He was a miner
WIFE NOTES: Anna Frances COLLINS
Birth: Informtion from descendant Laurie
Census: 1920 -- dwelling 59, family 59, 705 N 5th Ave, Anna F Nash 44, born NY, Imelda 12, born NV
Death: Information from descendant Laurie
CHILD NOTES: Edwin Joseph NASH
Birth: Date from census, hard to read
Death: Laurie says died as a young man
CHILD NOTES: Leroy NASH
Death: Died as a baby
CHILD NOTES: Ethel NASH
Death: died as a baby
CHILD NOTES: Imelda Cathleen NASH
Death: died on Palm Sunday, she thinks March 30
|Saturday, July 8th, 2006|
|This 'n That
Here it is, months after I started this blog, and I have posted very little. If readers have any information about the genealogy of the SLACK family please feel free to post it, or to e-mail it to me. I can be reached at mmayn93990 at a o l dot com or mygenes48 at yahoo dot com. By the end of summer I hope to have quite a bit more posted.
Other families I'm researching
Zar GREGORY of Saranac, NY. He was born in CT in 1783, father's name was John. Connected with this family, I think, was John CROSSET who married Mary Gregory and lived in Plattsburgh, NY.
The four NASH brothers, Patrick, John, Joseph, Samuel and two sisters, Mary Nash MAHANNA/Mahoney and Nancy Hooley/Wholley came from Bandon Ireland to Saranac, NY in the late 1840s.
Caleb NICHOLS or NICHOLES, son of Benjamin, born 1767 in RI, NY or somewhere in between.
Ezekiel PERRY born 1734 in Derby, CT
That's enough brick walls for now. Later
|Sunday, May 7th, 2006|
Originally, I has a hard time taking sides on this issue. The protests and pronouncements about "immigrant" rights (i.e. illegal immigrant rights) I now feel they should ALL be sent back. No valid visa, good bye. The following by Theodore Roosevelt encapsulates the way I feel about those who come to the US to live:
found on snopes.com, messageboard
Not long after war had ended [WWI], he sent this message to a patriotic meeting:
There must be no sagging back in the fight for Americanism merely because the war is over. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intended to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people. [Footnote: Hagedorn, p. 384.]
Jan 5, 1919
quote appears in Edmund Lester Pearson's Theodore Roosevelt
Footnote: Hagedorn refers to The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Hermann Hagedorn Current Mood: determined
|Friday, March 10th, 2006|
|Joseph Slack, possibly son of Benajah
1. "BENAJAH1 SLACK was probably born in London, England, and died Bet. May 07 - September 01, 1818 in Montgomery County, New York2,3."
This is based on tying the Benajah Slack who appears in the Samuel Slack Diary to the Benajah Slack of RI and the Benajah Slack of NY. At this point these may be three different men, we just don't know.
The RI Benajah married MARY BUTTON. The NY Benajah1 lists his wife in his will and names herELIZABETH4. We don't know the name Samuel Slack's ancestor Benajah's wife.
This information is obtained from many sources and researchers, so it should be futher verified.5
Some researchers believe this lineage is Dutch, possibly descended from Cornelius B. Slecht [name became Anglized as Slack among many descendants]. Cornelius Slecht's early descendants appear accounted for and do not include this line.5 Oral tradition from a number of branches of Benajah's descendants says that the family was Dutch, and at one time the name was Van Slack.
Based on his will and a number of deeds, Benajah Slack's Farm was located on lots 77, 78 of the Scanandaga Patent, Montgomery County, New York; this area is now part of Perth, Fulton County, New York6
Benajah's will lists his residence as Tribes Hill, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York7
Listed on the tax list 1779, Kings District,Albany County, New York8. This area became part of Columbia County, and Benajah is seen in Kinderhook and Chatham.
Benajah's will was written May 07, 1818. Benajah died between the date the will was written and the date the will was registered.9
Will registered: September 01, 1818, Montgomery County, New York10,11
Children of BENAJAH SLACK and MARY BUTTON were:
2. i. WILLIAM2 SLACK.
Children listed in Benajah's will were:
2. i. WILLIAM2 SLACK.
3. ii. ROSWELL SLACK.
4. iii. JOSEPH SLACK.
iv. ELIZABETH SLACK11,12.
v. BENEAGAH SLACK12,13.
vi. BENJAMIN SLACK14,15, b. 1758.
vii. NATHAN SLACK16,17, d. Bef. May 1818
The will lists wife Elizabeth, and no record has been found of Mary Button Slack after 1761. And the only child listed in the vital records of Westerly, RI is William. It is very likely that Elizabeth is the mother of all but William. Again, no proof.
Generation No. 2
More on the descendants of the above in a later posting.
JOSEPH2 SLACK (BENAJAH1)24,25 This information is based on the Samuel Slack Diary. He may not be the child of the Amsterdam Benajah. He is listed here because he might be part of Benajah's family. Joseph was born April 16, 1760 26, and died Bef. September 12, 1807 in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada26,27. So far this is supposition. No proof that he was the son of Benajah of Amsterdam, particularly if the Amsterdam Benajah was married to Mary Button--they were living in RI in 1760. Note though, that the mention in Benajah's will is a bequest to the heirs of Joseph.
On November 10, 1794, Joseph applied for entry into Canada, first setlled in Athens.28 He may have moved from New York, to Vermont, then to Canada. Joseph was granted land in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada
Politics: United Empire Loyalist; he is listed as a "suspended settler" on the list.30
According to Samuel Slack's Diary the children of JOSEPH SLACK were:
i. MARY3 SLACK30.
ii. WILLIAM SLACK30.
iii. PHILIP SLACK30.
iv. SAMUEL SLACK30.
v. JOSEPH SLACK30.
vi. NANCY SLACK30.
1. Will of Benajah Slack, on file in Fonda, NY,
2. Sue: email: Teeka_65@.
3. Lois Rohan; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Will of Benajah Slack. Mentions Elizabeth as wife.
5. David F. Ladely, 4012 3rd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
6. Sue: email: Teeka_65@Yahoo.com (Teeka Harley).
7. Mary Slack Maynard; email: email@example.com.
8. Historian, town of Chatham, Columbia County, New York.
9. Sue: email: Teeka_65@.
10. Sue: email: Teeka_65@Yahoo.com (Teeka Harley).
11. Lois Rohan; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Will of Benajah Slack.
13. Lois Rohan; email: email@example.com.
14. Will of Benajah Slack.
15. Lois Rohan; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Will of Benajah Slack.
17. Lois Rohan; email: email@example.com.
18. Mary Slack Maynard; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
19. Gary Slack; email: email@example.com.
20. Will of Benajah Slack.
21. Mary Slack Maynard; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
22. Will of Benajah Slack.
23. Lois Rohan; email: email@example.com.
24. Will of Benajah Slack.
25. Lois Rohan; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
26. Sue: email: Teeka_65@Yahoo.com (Teeka Harley).
27. Lois Rohan; email: email@example.com, Died before 1818 (date of father's will).
28. Sue: email: Teeka_65@Yahoo.com (Teeka Harley).
29. Sue: email: Teeka_65@.
30. Sue: email: Teeka_65@Yahoo.com (Teeka Harley).
|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006|
Mary Slack Maynard of Palm Harbor, FL
is pleased to announce
the engagement of her daughter,
Meredith Jill Maynard
Joseph Anthony Pennino III,
son of Wilma Pennino of Dunedin, FL and
Joseph A. Pennino Jr. of Tarpon Springs, FL.
A spring wedding is planned.
(see the picture of Mere and Joe)
|Sunday, February 19th, 2006|
|What we know about Benajah Slack of Amsterdam, NY
Benajah Slack, died 1818, in Amsterdam/Tribes Hill, Montgomery, NY. He may have been the Benajah born in Westerly, RI 1733, son of Samuel (son of William of MA) Slack and Abigail Lewis. I am still looking for documentation that they are, or are not, the same person.
The RI Benajah married Mary Button 1754, the NY Benajah lists wife Elizabeth in his will.
The RI Benajah and Mary have one recorded child, William 1755, the NY Benajah’s will lists William as his eldest son.
Children of Benajah
1. William apparently died before 1830, Middleton, Delaware, NY census. He may have been the William/Wile born 1755 in RI who served in the Revolution from Dutchess Co., NY. Married Rachel? and had:
• Benajah abt 1774, possibly Fishkill, NY
• Polly between 1775/1784, possibly married a Sanford
• David between 1775/1800
• Nathan June 10, 1779, died April 21, 1840, married Rachel
• James J. abt 1782, Dutchess Co, NY, died Dec 12, 1864 Lisle,NY
• Isaac abt 1787, Dutchess Co, NY, died Mar 22, 1866 Lisle,NY
married Lavinia Hougtelong
• Sarah between 1790/1800
• Roswell abt 1790, NY, married Polly
• Robert abt 1790, married Susan Spicer
• Menala 1799 Delaware Co, NY
2. Elizabeth born before 1765 per census records, married a
Fauls/Falls, possibly Henry, had
• Mary between 1791/1793, NY, died betw 1870/1880, m. Henry Page
3. Roswell between 1774/1784 based on census, apparently died before father, wife listed as widow in 1820 census. Married Esther J, born in RI per census, and had
• Sally between 1794/1800
• Susannah/Susan between 1794/1800
• Roswell Jr between 1800/1810, died before Mar 1, 1821
• Barbara 1804/1805, married Alden Louden/Lowden
• Nathan May 2, 1807, Amsterdam, NY, married Samantha Dunning
• Eliza 1810, Amsterdam/Tribes Hill, NY married David Fountain
• ?Jane Ann Jan 23, 1816/1818, married Amos Page
6. Benajah--he may be the Benajah that is said to have “froze to death” in Johnstown, NY 1814 or the Benajah Jr listed below in the 1816 mortgage deed. If they are the same person the date of death is in error. The Benajah who lived in Johnstown married Eunice Fordham, may have moved to Red Creek, Wayne Co 1813, and had
• Roswell between 1790/1795, married Parmelia Lee
• James Mar 4,1802 Johnstown, NY, m. Hester Douglas, Ann M. Becker
• John 1804
There was a John Slack of Amsterdam, NY who married Rachel Winchel and had
• Mary, born Mar 2, 1801 in Amsterd, NY, died Nov 11, 1888 in Amsterdam, married Aug 3, 1822 in Amsterdam John Sanford. Their descendants were called cousins by descendants of Nathan Slack, son of Roswell and Esther J.
• Rachel W, born 1802
He was probably a son, or grandson, of Benajah. Current Mood: accomplished
Genealogical information on this is not all verified, so check for sources, and if you find an error, please let me know. The information may be freely shared by those tracing their family trees. It may NEVER be given to, shared with, or placed on a site that charges for access, or on a CD that is sold. A long time ago I shared tentative information that was later put on a site that charges for its use, and on a CD. Some of that information has now been proven wrong.
If you do use the information I have gathered, I would appreciate an acknowledgement. Current Mood: Stern
|Saturday, February 18th, 2006|
This is my first entry. The intent of this blog is genealogy, but any important subject is welcome.
I'm still in the construction process. The main families are from NY-- Slack and Gregory.
If you are interested in either of these families, please add your line or questions. Current Mood: calm