Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hawkins/Maloney Correspondence with Edw. F. Weed

In the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, Edward F. Weed of Rowayton, CT did extensive study of the descendants of Jonas Weed, a Puritan who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. He sent questionnaires to hundreds of Weeds and the questionnaires and correspondence between Weed descendants and Mr. Weed are in the New Canaan, CT Historical Society. Fortunately for me, one of the questionnaires was sent to my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, and I have obtained the questionnaire. It was completed by my grandaunt, M. Frances Maloney (Aunt Frank).
Edward F. Weed Questionnaire 
Upon receipt of completed questionnaire, Mr. Weed would write and ask for additional information. Letters from Mr. Weed to Weed descendants were apparently not kept but the answers were kept. Two letters from M. Frances Maloney were kept at the Historical Society. The first is dated May 12, 1902 and pages 2 and 3 of the letter are reversed.
May 12, 1902 - Page 1
May 12, 1902 - Pages 3 and 2
May 12, 1903 - Page 4
Following this letter, I assume that Mr. Weed asked for more information as Aunt Frank responded on May 29. That letter follows.
May 29, 1902 - Page 1
May 29, 1902 - Pages 2 and 3
May 29, 1902 - Page 4

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Maloneys in the 1910 Federal Census for Rochester, NY and Jackson, MI

In the 1910 Federal Census for Rochester, New York, Maloneys related to me are found in three different census sheets and one for the Census for Jackson, Michigan. These are: (1) the family of my grandfather, Frederick, (2) the family of my great-granduncle, Michael, and (3) the family of my great-granduncle, Thomas. The census record for Jackson, MI contains my grandaunt, M. Frances - Aunt Frank.

My grandfather, Fred, and his family are shown living at 54 Greig Street in Rochester. Greig Street is still there but the block where the Maloneys lived is no longer there. I believe that the streets in the neighborhood were realigned when the Clarissa Street Bridge was replaced by the Ford Street Bridge. The Maloneys are found at line 93 and it includes my grandfather, Frederick; my grandmother, Bridget (listed as Josephine, her middle name); my mother, Mary, four years old; my Uncle Joe, three years old; my Aunt Helen, fourteen months old; my Uncle Leo, three months old; and my grandmother's sister, Mary, who married my grandfather when my grandmother died. Note that it states that Mary came to this country in 1890. 
Fred Maloney Family in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester 
Michael J. Maloney, my great-grandfather's brother, and his wife, Margaret, are found at line 30, living at 81 Marshall Street.  That Marshall St. address is now Damian's Pub.  Note that Michael's entry says that he immigrated to this country in 1870 although entries for the Maloney in the Rochester City Direstory start as early as 1856. Keep in mind that we do not know who provided the information to the census taker.
Michael J. Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
The third Maloney in Rochester is my great-grandfather's brother, Thomas, listed on line 56 and living at 119 Frank Street.  Frank Street no longer exists in Rochester. It was located in the area of the current Kodak Offices. Note that Thomas is listed as immigrating in 1865 and above we noted that his brother, Michael, is listed as immigrating in 1875. In addition to Thomas's wife Catherine, is a nephew (probably related to Catherine) William Morgan and Catherine's sister, Lillian.
Thomas Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
The final Maloney in 1910 is my grandfather's sister, Margaret Frances - known as Aunt Frank. She is found at line 20 and is listed as a "lodger" with the family of John Hogan at 106 Elizabeth St. West in Jackson, MI.
M. Frances Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Jackson, MI

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hawkins in the 1900 Federal Census in Michigan

In 1900 my maternal grandfather, Fred Maloney, had left Leoni Township, Mi and returned to Rochester, NY where he was born. We have seen that census record in Rochester here.  His mother, my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, was still in Leoni Township and she is shown in the 1900 Federal Census in Michigan. This sheet shows a number of families on Hawkins Road in Leoni.  

At line 54 is William and Alice Hawkins. William (Will) was the son of my great-grandmother and was my grandfather's half-brother. The next family (line 57) is the family of William and Celia McGill, the parents of Fred Maloney's first wife, Jennie, who died in 1897.

At line 64 is the family of another William Hawkins. This William Hawkins was born in 1862 in Michigan and it is possible that he may be a brother of John Hawkins, my great-grandmother's husband.

Line 72 is the entry for John Hawkins, my great-grandmother's husband. In addition to my great-grandmother, Sarah, are two of their children, Harold and Alice, my grandfather's half-siblings. I don't know where my grandfather's siblings, Mary Frances and Nelly in 1900 although I suspect that Mary Frances was living in Jackson.
Hawkins in 1900 Federal Census in Michigan.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Maloneys in the 1900 Federal Census for Rochester, NY

By 1900, my 2nd great-grandmother, Ellen Kearney Maloney, had died and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. My grandfather, Fred Maloney, had married to Jenny McGill in Leoni, MI in 1891 but she died in 1897. My grandfather returned to Rochester where he had been born and in the 1900 Federal Census he is listed as a border at 17 S. Ford Street (line 26). His occupation is listed as a "machine operator."
Fred Maloney in 1900 Federal Census for Rochester, NY 
My great-grandfather's brother, Michael, is listed in the Rochester City Directory living 81 Marshall Street but I have not found him in the 1900 census. Another brother, Thomas, was living with his wife at 119 Frank Street (line 94). It is difficult to read the year listed as when he came to this country.  It is 186? - although the Maloneys were listed in the Rochester City Directory in the 1850s. The place of birth for Thomas is listed as Canada and I suspect that this is correct. He is not listed in the baptismal records in Co. Clare, Ireland. I suspect that the family came first to Canada (probably Montreal) as relatives named Gallery were there. (Gallery was Francis' middle name.) I have corresponded with the Gallery family living in either Scottsville or Spencerport.  In Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Ellen, Edward and Thomas are buried in a plot originally owned by the Gallerys.
Thomas Maloney in 1900 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Maloneys in the 1892 New York State Census in Rochester, NY

In the 1892 New York State Census Ellen Maloney is listed in the Second Ward with sons Edward and Thomas. The entry is at the bottom of the second page of the first sheet and continues at the beginning of the second sheet.
Ellen Maloney & Sons in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester (1)

Ellen Maloney & Sons in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester (2) 
 Michael J. Maloney, the other son of Ellen Maloney, is listed with his wife Margaret in Rochester's Seventh Ward. They are listed toward the bottom of final column on the right.
Michael J. Maloney in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maloney and Hawkins in the 1880 Federal Census

By 1880, my great-grandfather, Francis Maloney, had died; his wife, Sarah Weed, had remarried and was living in Michigan; my grandfather, Frederick Maloney, was also in Michigan; and my 2nd great-grandmother, Ellen Kearney Maloney, and her family were in Rochester, NY.

Let's first look at the census record for Ellen Maloney who was then living at 105 Allen Street in Rochester (line 32). Ellen Maloney was listed as "head" of household. Edward is listed as a telegraph operator and Thomas is listed as a clerk.
Ellen Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Rochester 
My great-grandfather's brother, Michael Maloney, and his wife, Margaret were living at 56 Marshall Street in Rochester. Michael's occupation is listed as "fancy goods."  The Rochester City Directory for 1880 lists his "fancy goods" shop at 94 State Street.
Michael Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

The other Maloney - my grandfather Frederick - listed in the 1880 Federal Census for Leoni Township, Jackson Co., MI. with his mother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, his step-father, John Hawkins, and his sisters, Frances and Nelly. The census sheet is difficult to read but the entry at at line 35. For my grandfather, it is difficult to see in his middle initial is a "G" or an "H."
Hawkins/Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Jackson Co., MI

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Maloneys in the 1870 Federal Census in Rochester

Although my 2nd great-parents, Anthony and Ellen Kearney Maloney, were in Rochester, NY at least by 1854, the first census records I have found were those of the Federal Census of 1870 (line 26). Their youngest child, Margaret Mary (Minnie) was baptised at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Rochester in 1854 and Anthony Maloney was listed in the Rochester City Directory for 1855-56. Anthony probably died sometime after 1857. The first record lists Ellen Maloney keeping house; Michael, a miller (although I suspect this should be millinery as he did run a millinery shop); Edward, a telegraph operator; Thomas, a machinist; and Margaret.
Ellen Maloney & Family in 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
My great-grandparents, Francis and Sarah Weed Maloney, are also listed in the 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY (line 28). They will leave Rochester shortly after this census to move to Leoni Township, MI.  Two children are listed: Frances (Mary Frances) and my grandfather, Frederick. Although my grandfather was generally known as Frederick George, in this census he is listed as Frederick H.  Other places I have seen it as Frederick Hampton. I have no idea where the Hampton came from.
Francis Maloney & Family in 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Friday, October 14, 2011

Eagans in the City Directories

After posting Eagan family census records from 1860 to 1930, here are Eagan entries for the same period from the City Directories from Rochester, NY, New Haven, CT and Cincinnati, OH. There are also entries in the Springfield, MA City Directory where my grandfather, Stephen, and his family for a few years in the early 1900s. In all of those cities - Rochester, New Haven, Cincinnati and Springfield - my grandfather worked as a carriage blacksmith, working on both carriages and automobiles. The entries are in my Google Documments - Eagan - City Directory.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eagan in the 1930 Federal Census in Rochester

In the 1930 Federal Census I have only been able to find my father, Austin, so far. It is difficult to find others because the source I use has an incomplete index. I could find more but would have to leaf through hundreds of pages in the Enumeration District I think someone may have lived in. 

In 1930 my father was living with his sister, Mary (Aunt May) Eagan O'Brien, and her family at 191 Raeburn Avenue in Rochester's 19th Ward. The family (at line 8) included Edward (Uncle Eddie), Mary (Aunt Mae), and their children Eileen and John plus my father. My Uncle Eddie's occupation is listed as accountant at "clothing factory" which I am sure was Hickey-Freeman. Hickey is still there located on North Clinton Avenue. My father's occupation is listed as meat cutter at a butcher shop. The butcher shop was Fahy's Market located on Andrew and Front Streets. 
O'Brien and Eagan in the 1930 Federal Census in Rochester

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eagans in the 1920 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

In the 1920 Federal Census for Rochester, three entries show my Eagan family in Rochester. The first is for my grandmother, Elizabeth, and my father living with my Aunt Mae's family; the second is my Uncle James with his family; and the third is my grandaunt Sarah, my grandfather's sister.


The first entry is spread over two sheets. The first at the bottom shows the family of Edward J. O'Brien, my Uncle Eddy's father.  The family was living on Campbell Street in Rochester and there was (1) my Uncle Eddy's brother, George, (2) my Uncle Eddy and Aunt Mae (Edward J. and Mary), (3) my cousin Eileen (who later became Sister John Edward, a Franciscan Nun), (4) my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, and (5) on the second sheet, my father, Austin E. Eagan. My father's occupation is listed as an "assembler" at an "auto factory." If I could guess as to the "auto factory" I would guess the James Cunningham Co. on Canal Street. Both his father and uncle had worked at Cunningham.
Eagans and O'Briens in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester (1)
Eagans and O'Briens in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester (2)
The next entry is for my father's brother, James, and his family which in 1920 was living at the Eagan house at 85 Prospect Street. The entry at line 34 lists James, his wife Mary and a daughter Eugena. Note that Mary and Eugena were born in Kentucky. I believe that Eugena was not James' daughter as she was born about 1910 and at that time James was in Rochester. I believe that James met and married Mary when James was in Kentucky in the Army in World War I.
James Eagan Family in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester 
The final Eagan census record for Eagans in Rochester for 1920 is for my grandfather's sister, Sarah Eagan. She is found on line 83 as a "lodger" with a family named as either Hiles or Hiler on Plymouth Ave. South. Sarah was a clerk in the Rochester City Clerk's office. She died at St. Ann's Home in 1944.
Sarah Eagan in the 1920 Federal Census in Rochester.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Eagans in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

The 1910 Federal Census finds my great-grandmother, Mary Tierney Eagan, at 108 Atkinson Street in Rochester and my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, at 85 Prospect Street. This first sheet lists my great-grandmother and my grandaunt, Sarah, at line 21. This entry notes that my great-grandmother had come to the United States in 1847. In addition, it notes that she had had 10 children but only three were alive. These three would be my grandfather, Stephen, my grandaunts, Sarah and Catherine Jane (King).
Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester 
The next sheet shows my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, living at 85 Prospect Street. In addition, the three children living at home were Mary (my Aunt Mae), Anne (my Aunt Nana) and my father, Austin.  The census entry notes that my grandmother had been married for 25 years and that she had had 7 children but only 4 will still alive. These 4 would be the three living at home and my Uncle James. The Rochester City Directory noted that James had gone to Cincinnati the previously year but he would be back in 1911. My grandfather was not listed in the census for 1910 although the City Directory lists him as living with his family on Prospect Street. I believe that he was working then at the James Cunningham and Sons on Canal Street. Cunningham was a manufacturer of carriages and automobiles.
Elizabeth Clarke Eagan in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1905 NY State Census

In the 1905 NY State census my great-grandmother, Mary Tierney Eagan, was living at 108 Atkinson St. in Rochester with my grandaunt Sarah.  My great-grandfather, Patrick, had died in 1903. This entry asked how long since a person had immigrated to the United States. My great-grandmother answered, 59 years. The Eagan entry is at line 40 on the left side page.

Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1905 NYS Census in Rochester

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1900 Federal Census

In the 1900 Federal Census my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Eagan, were listed living on Atkinson St. with their daughter Sarah. No occupation is listed for my great-grandfather as he is then seventy-two years old. (He will die three years later.) The census for that year asked when an individual immigrated to the United States. Unfortunately, that year is not filled in for either Patrick or Mary. (It will be shown in the 1910 census for Mary.) The census did ask how long a person were married; Patrick and Mary were married for 48 years so they married about 1852. I have not been able to find my grandfather, Stephen, in any of the census records for that year although I do know that he and his family was living in New Haven, CT.

The census record for Patrick Eagan spans two sheet. Patrick and Mary are the last two entries on the first sheet and daughter Sarah is the first entry on the second sheet.
Patrick Eagan's family in the 1900 Federal Census (1)

Patrick Eagan's family in the 1900 Federal Census (2)

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eagans in the 1880 Federal Census

In the Federal Census for 1880 my great-grandfather Patrick was found in Rochester, NY and my grandfather Stephen was found in New Haven, CT. The family in Rochester consisted of my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary, and my grandaunt, Sarah. Since the 1870 census, Catherine Jane was married to John King and both James and Mary Anne had died. Note that the Eagan family was living on Atkinson St. (the house is still there) although the Rochester City Directory lists their home as on Prospect St. I suspect that Prospect St. location was still Patrick's grocery store. The Eagans are found on line 28.
Eagan Family in the 1880 Federal Census for Rochester, NY
The Rochester City Directory notes that my grandfather Stephen had moved to New Haven, CT. In the 1880 Federal Census for New Haven Stephen was living at a boarding house run by a woman by the name of Kate Reynolds. Stephen's occupation is listed as Carriage Blacksmith. He worked there at the New Haven Carriage Company. He is listed on line 32 on the census sheet.
Stephen Eagan in the 1880 Federal Census for New Haven, CT

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1870 Federal Census

Today we have a copy of the Eagan entries in the 1870 Federal Census for Rochester, Monroe County, NY. The Eagan entry is toward the bottom of the sheet and, as a result, it goes over to a second sheet. In 1970 the Eagan family was still living at 55 Prospect St which in addition to the family home it was a grocery store run by my great-grandfather.  In addition to Patrick and Mary, five children are listed: Catherine, James, Stephen (my grandfather), Mary Ann and Sarah. The census was taken in June and Mary Ann died in September of the same year.
Eagans in the 1870 Federal Census (1)

Eagans in the 1870 Federal Census (2)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1865 NY State Census

Between the Federal Census held every ten years, New York State conducts a state census. Here is the Eagan family entry for the census taken in 1865. They are on the second sheet (on the right) and household number 20. Note that the name is spelled "Egan." In addition to my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary, their four children then are listed.  The oldest, Catherine Jane, is listed as born in Orleans County. She was born in Medina. The rest were born in Rochester. James died in 1872 and Mary Ann died in 1870. My grandfather, Stephen, was eight years old at that time.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1860 Census

Here is a copy of the record for my great-grandfather, Patrick Eagan, and his family in Rochester in the 1860 Federal Census. At this time the Eagans were living on Prospect Street at the corner of Prospect and Atkinson Street.