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Friday, September 4, 2015

What's in a Name - Perhaps More Than One Spelling Provides.

Dabbling in Italian Genealogy: Identifying Teresa Frangione Sacco's Parents - A Passport, Alternative Spellings and Potential Ship Manifests


The family story told for Teresa Frangione Sacco, was that she was born in Italy, married, had a daughter, called Maggie. Teresa was then widowed, came to the United States and married Raffaele Sacco and together they had 11 children. Notes taken in 1998 indicate that she might have also been adopted by a family named Siriano.

Teresa Frangione was born in 1879 in Italy according to the U.S. Census1,2. She married Raffaele Sacco in 1904 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Star of the Sea Church3,4. Raffaele was born in 1878 in Jacurso, Cantanzaro, Italy5. Raffaele and Teresa had 11 children. In addition, one child, Maggie was not born to Raffaele, but is thought to have been Teresa's daughter from a prior marriage. The family stories indicated that Teresa married a Morelli or possibly was married to a Frangione, had Teresa, her daughter, then her husband died. Teresa immigrated to the United States and she married Raffaele in 1904.

However, as with many stories, no sources or verification were provided for the information. A review of all materials led to a re-analysis of Teresa Frangione's Italian Passport. The website, Italaiangenealogy.com, offered an opportunity to question fellow researchers regarding Italian genealogy, which I am not well versed in today. A reply to my post confirmed my question regarding the practice of Italian women to retain their maiden names in records. Thus, from the passport, she is identified as Teresina Frangione. Teresa's parent are clearly identified as Vincenzo Frangione and Teresa Morelli. She was born 16 October 1879 in Maida, Catanzaro, Italy.










The Passport is stamped from Nicastro, Italy in 22 January1903.

















The date is close to immigration dates provided in the U.S. Census. Searches for Teresa's immigration were met with little luck when looking at Frangione or Sacco. However, remembering a basic tenent of genealogy that often what is often recorded in a record is what is heard by the information taker, I expanded the possible spellings of Teresa's name from Frangione to Francione. A hit for a Teresa Francione with a daughter named Teresa Francione was found on Ellis Islands website, arriving 5 May 1903 in New York on the Citta di Genova6.




The record indicates that Teresa Francione is a widow, her child is 7 months old and is named Teresina, not Maggie. A search for Teresa Francione on Ancestry.com led to the same manifest but additional interesting information. Turning to the manifest, Teresa is listed as widowed with a daughter, Teresa. The manifest identifies the ship as the Citta di Genova arriving in New York on 5 May 19037. Teresa is listed as having been from Maida and heading to be with her mother, Teresa Morelli who was living it appears at 809 South 8th Street in Philadelphia, PA.






Additional searches resulted in finding a record from the Citta di Genova for detained passengers8. Teresa was found listed here, however she is now identified as having 2 children with her. It is unclear but it seems the cause of detention was “to hus. Phila.”. The disposition of Teresa and however many children were with her is to her Step Brother, “Ferd. Siriando” to 809 So. 8th st. Phila., Pa. Interesting to note is that there were a total of 6 breakfasts, lunches and dinners for Teresa. Either the total of 3 aliens were held 2 days or if there is an error, Teresa and her daughter were held 3 days. We now have the following potential link to her presumed mother, Teresa Morelli, and the new information that Ferdiando Siriano was not an adoptive parent but rather a step brother.




The 1905 New Jersey States Census, Teresina Sacco is living with Ferdiando and Teresina Siriano (Sarianno)9 while a Gaffalo Sacco (possbily Raffale) is living with 2 children, Teresina and Nicolo10. Raffaele and Teresa had a son, Nick was born in 1904. The N.J. census indicates that Nicolo is 1 year of age. These records continue the connection of Teresa with the Siriano family.



















In 1910 the U.S. Census11 shows Fred Sirian and wife Theressa living with a woman named Therese, identified as the mother, suggesting that by 1910 Teresa Morelli is now living with her step-son. Living right near by is Raffaele Sacco and his wife, Teresa, daughter to Teresa Morelli according to the passport. The notations are odd on the census in that there seems to be a name correction and a note next to the mother, saying "no such person".  Also to note is lightly above Fred Sirian's name is Sirianno.



If we keep track of the potential name mis-spellings:
Frangione - Francione
Siriano - Siriando - Sarianni - Sirian - Sirianno
Raffaele - Gaffalo

The remaining hole in the compiled evidence is the marriage record from the state of New Jersey12. The record indicates that Teresina and Raffaele had no prior marriages, which does not align with Teresa Francione being a widow. One might speculate that they answered the question as if it was asked had they ever been married in NewJersey or the United States before, to which they would have replied no. The other explanation is that as a woman traveling alone with her child, was assumed to have been a widow and was not.








Finally, expanding the research to Teresina's children (last name maybe Frangione, adopted by Sacco; aka Maggie), the daughter of Teresa Frangione results in some interesting findings. First, Teresina married Guiseppe (Joseph) Pileggi in Atlantic City, NJ. Among their children, Theresa Pileggi married a man named Hale. In Theresa Hale's obituary, her mother is listed as Margaret Pileggi and father Joseph Pileggi13. Thus, with all the Theresa/Teresa's in the family, she might have used her middle name of Margaret, which gets to Maggie. 

Furthermore, another daughter, Marie Pileggi married a man named Larocca. A record in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, for Marie Larocca identifies her father as Joseph Pileggi and her mother as Teresa Siriano14.




Once again, the name Siriano is in the family, however the evidence suggests that Ferdiando Siriano is a step-brother to Teresa Frangione from the immigration information which would have been first hand accounts. Teresina/Maggie is likely Teresina Margaret _____ - last name listed as Francione on immigration yet, Teresa was listed as a widow in the immigration files but claims to have been married only once, so it is unknown what last name her child had prior to her marriage to Raffaele Sacco and if she was married prior to 1904.

A few next steps will be to obtain the death certificate for Fernando Siriano who passed away in 1934 and is buried in Atlantic City Cemetery (Pleasantville, NJ).  Determine if Vincenzo Francine immigrated and passed away in the United States since the family appeared to have been in Philadelphia and the 1910 Census indicate Teresa Morelli immigrated in the 1880s.  Attempt to locate marriage records in Maida, Italy for Teresa Frangione's mother, Teresa Morelli, looking for her marriage to Vincenzo Frangione and then a possible second marriage to a Siriano since evidence suggests Ferdiando Siriano might have been her step-brother. A baptismal record, for Teresa Morelli for Teresa Morelli and determine if and when she died in most likely New Jersey.

Of course, linking the various spellings, the circumstantial records and luck of names being close may all be wrong, in which case, perhaps a trip to Italy will help any wounded pride in trying to be clever.


1Year: 1940; Census Place: Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2301; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 1-69
2Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey; Roll: 1309; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 20.0; FHL microfilm: 2341044.
3Star of the Sea (Atlantic City, New Jersey), Sacco Frangione Marriage Certificate.
4New Jersey, New Jersey, Marriage Certificate, Sacco-Frangione Marriage Certificate.; New Jersey State Archives.
5The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New Jersey; State Headquarters: New Jersey; Microfilm Series: M1986
6Search Ellis Island Passenger." Liberty Ellis Foundation. http://libertyellisfoundation.org/
passenger-details/czoxMjoiMTAyNjQyMDUwMTU5Ijs=/czo5OiJwYXNzZW5nZXIiOw==
7Year: 1903; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0351; Line: 1; Page Number: 66
8Year: 1903; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0351; Line: 1; Page Number: 115
9New Jersey, State Census, 1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM7Y-PQZ : accessed 31 August 2015), Teresina Sacco in household of Ferdinando Sarianni, , Atlantic, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 33, line 38, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,587
10New Jersey, State Census, 1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM7B-698 : accessed 31 August 2015), Teresina Sacco in household of Goffole Sacco, , Atlantic, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 31, line 99, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,587
11Year: 1910; Census Place: Atlantic City Ward 4, Atlantic, New Jersey; Roll: T624_867; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374880
12New Jersey, New Jersey, Marriage Certificate, Sacco-Frangione Marriage Certificate. 16 February 1904.; New Jersey State Archives.
13Publication Date: 11 Jul 2012; Publication Place: Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA. Ancestry.com. United States Obituary Collection [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

14Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015


© 2015 William C. Barrett

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Letter from 1948 "delivered" by the Irish Post Office leads to Discovering a Cousin: The Mannion 's of Addergoole in Lahardane and Castlehill, Mayo,Ireland


The obituary of Anne Cormac Mannion Barrett1, provides a wealth of information helpful when researching Irish ancestors. Anne's father is identified as John Mannion and her mother is "the widely-known, talented and accomplished", Elizabeth Cormac (spelling variations include Cormick and Cormack).  Anne's mother is listed as being from Castlehill.  This clue to a potential townland provides one of the most important facts when researching back to Ireland. The townland serves as the rural address, not quite today's equivalent of a postal code, but they were standardized in the 1820s and 1830s by the Boundary Commission and Ordnance Survey.

The obituary indicates that Castlehill is "one of the most picturesque estates in Mayo, Ireland". Researching the Griffiths Valuation for Ireland led to identifying a John Mannion in Castlehill, likely representing Anne's family. However, further research yielded little additional information.

Obituary for Anne Cormac Barrett (nee Mannion)

While reviewing records, letters and email correspondence, I reviewed what appears to be an account of the family in Ireland, possibly written by Thomas F. Barrett. This letter provided another lead in the Cormac line while providing many names in the Mannion family. Yet there were no dates and the names did not always correspond to evidence found on some individuals, including baptismal records for the Parish of Addergoole.

Page one of "Family Names and a little record of no account"


Turning then to a letter written by an “aunt Catherine” to “Kathleen” on 9 Feb 1948 which was kindly provided by a cousin laid out a few additional names of the family in Ireland not previously identified.  The additional clues indicated the townland of Laharadane, the names Lavelle and Devaney as well as Flynn and McHale and of course more recent names from 1940s.  Could any of these people still be living in the area in Ireland?

Transcription of letter from 1948:

Dear Kathleen,
I promised you I would look up the address of some of the family in Dear Old Ireland so thought better write it as if I call you on phone you would have to bother getting a pencil and paper and jotting it down so here is the best information I can give you. You know if course Charlie Manning is over there and his sister is there she is a Mrs. Walsh. I believe they are living on the family estate and I think it is Lahardane County Mayo. Aunt Frances was a Mrs. Frank Lavelle but her husband and stepson as well as Aunt Frances have all departed. Aunt Frances died about the same year Uncle Henry died which I think was about 1944 or 45. Aunt Frances was in the Post Office in Lahardane for 70 yeas she was about 95 years old I believe and spent her last days with a Grand Niece a Mrs. Frank Devaney (Emily) and she has 2 children girls Frances Marcella and Ann Marie. They lived in County Sligo. There was nieces of Aunt Frances Flynn one of them the youngest Marcella Flynn married a Jim McHale. There was a John and Charles Flynn that were living in Lahardane and a Flynn by the name of Henry living in Dublin. These are the older members of the family there was a Anna Marie Flynn but if you can not locate them you probable locate some of the younger members of the family. The Flynn Family is (Mamma Sister’s Family). The priest in Lahardane will probably put you straight on some of the members of the family. I hope she will visit the shrine of Our Lady of Knock. I remember my mother making a visit there. I guess we call them Novena’s they called them pilgrimages in those days.

A fortunate trip to Ireland offered an opportunity to spend a few extra days and research the family and possibly visit the townlands of my ancestors.  Since Castlehill was called an estate, it seemed to offer a good starting point.   The Landed Estates database for Ireland is useful in tracking names and places of estates in Ireland, a search of the database indicated that the house from about the 1830s was still “extant”2 and therefore, I hoped there was a way to visit the site.  I looked into hiring a guide in Ireland, as I intended to spend more time taking photos and looking around and did not need the worry about driving on which side of the road, let alone not knowing the roads in rural Ireland. My one criteria for a guide, they at least had to I indicate an interest in genealogy so they would not think I was nuts for ignoring the Blarney Stone, Waterford and the Cliffs but rather wanting to head to rural Ireland to see Lahardane and Castlehill by Lough Conn.

I wrote to Ms. Helena Nugent, in particular sending off an email asking about visiting Castlehill, Laharadane and County Mayo as way to “walk in my ancestors” home. Ms. Nugent responded promptly, and began to ask questions and in particular asked if I had any cousins in the area.  I indicated that I did not know but thought not, as I had no information beyond the obituary information for Anne Cormac Mannion and the letter dated from 1948 and the account from possibly Thomas F. Barrett.  All of this was forwarded to Ms. Nugent, who was interested in the information, indicating that there was a lot of information in the material.

To my surprise, Ms. Nugent wrote me back indicating that I had a cousin still in Lahardane.  I asked how she found my cousin, Ms. Nugent called the Lahardane post office and proceeded to read the letter from “Aunt Catherine”.  The postal worker was kind enough to listen then asked her to hold as a patron who happened to walk in might have “some information”. The patron listened patiently as Ms. Nugent read the letter,  where upon reaching a line about “Francis Marcella” he stated that that was his mother.  Marcella still happened to live in Lahardane and he was kind enough to provide contact information.

Ms. Nugent contacted Marcella Gibbons (Devaney) and we then began a long train of emails. Marcella is descended from Anne Cormac Mannion's brother Michael Mannion. Together we pieced the information together, finding multiple records on Ancestry.com (now available through the National Library of Ireland for Parish Records), thus assembling a tree for the Mannion family indicating we are 4th cousins, 1 times removed.
Children and Spouses of John Mannion and Elizabeth Cormac


Children of Francis Mannion and Mary Clifford

Children of Michael Mannion and Sarah Gunning

Children of Anne Cormac Mannion and John J. Barrett



We arranged a meeting during my too quick of a trip to Mayo, meeting in Ballina and then taking a ride to Castlehill the next day.  I was able to learn more about my cousins who remain in Ireland. We then were able to visit Castlehill, thanks to the kindness of the owner.  I was able to see the view towards Lough Conn and know that this is where my 3x-great-grandmother was born. 

View from Castlehill towards Lough Conn

Marcella and I continued to piece together more of the Mannion lines, from Ireland to Pennsylvania and Delaware.  This led to contacting another cousin descended from Maria Mannion, daughter of Francis Mannion and Mary Clifford, living in the U.S. 

Meeting my Cousin in Lahardane
L. to R. Thomas "Toss" Gibbons, me, Marcella Gibbons (Nee Devaney)

It is amazing to start with letters with few names and no real dates, a list of names (not always accurate) and some luck to find a cousin in Ireland.  Knowing the townland and Ms. Nugent's insight to call the post office of these smaller areas, as well as the luck in Marcella's son being at the post office at that moment, provided a wonderful trip to Ireland.  The trip offered me a chance to meet a cousin I never knew I had, walk in my ancestors' footsteps and see sites that added to the family history and took me off the tourist path.  You never know what you can find by reviewing your files, and looking again at what might have been missed, and what records are more readily accessible now.   




The events were from a trip in 2014.
© 2015 William C. Barrett.

1The Scranton Republican (Scranton, PA). "Death of Mrs. John J. Barrett, of Pittston." December 26, 
     1893, 8. http://www.newspapers.com/clip/248943/the_scranton_republican_26_dec_1893

2NUI Galway. "ESTATE: CORMACK/CORMICK." Landed Estates Database. Accessed August 23, 2015. 
     http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=263.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Identification of the Parents for John J. Barrett and AdditionalSiblings – the Power of Collateral Searching and a Bit of Luck

The identification of a townland in Irish research is critical to determining what records exist for the area as well as using the land records from Griffith's Valuation or the Tithe Applotment. When luck enough to have stories or old letters, research into the claims made through records and historical articles can piece together families in the absence of census records. The evidence may represent a reasonable conclusion since unfortunately so many records have been lost over the year.

An earlier attempt was made to establish the lineage of John J. Barrett and/or Anne Cormac Mannion. An old family “letter” provided some names with large gaps in the history. The letter led to research in various old books such as Mac Furbis', The genealogies, tribes, and customs of Hy-Fiachrach, commonly called O'Dowda's country, to records such as the Ordnance Survey Letters of County Mayo, and then early land record notations from historical articles found through JSTOR. The information allowed for a potential lineage to be drawn for the Cormac (Cormick/Cormack is often used) family with additional evidence compiled from the Tithe Applotment and Griffith’s Valuation.

Research did not however result in any reasonable evidence for John J. Barrett's parents or lineage. Obituaries for both John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion Barrett indicated that they and all but one child, Michael, immigrated from County Mayo, Ireland in the early 1870s1,2. Furthermore, John J. was apparently born in Ballycastle, Mayo while Anne was born in Castlehill, Mayo. The current information allowed for the creation of the following Barrett tree (spouses for the children are included):

Descendants of John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion

The Petition for naturalization for Charles J. Barrett, was located, having been filed 21 May 1889. Charles stated provided his date of entry or arrival into New York as 24 April 1871.

Petition for Naturalization of Charles J. Barrett

A search of immigration records online resulted in no records for that date. However, broadening the search dates resulted in a record for a Chas Barrett arriving 31 March 1871 to New York on the S.S. Erin3.

S.S. Erin Manifest for 31 March 1871 into New York.

The record shows a Barrett family with Ann, Thos., Chas, Maria and Edwd. arriving from England. John J. Barrett, his son John E. and daughter Catharine were not found in the records.

Possible record for Barrett family immigrating to the United States on S.S. Erin: Ann, Thos., Maria, Chas., Edwd Barrett.


The heading “the country to which they severally belong” indicates England which aligns with a biographical sketch for John E. Barrett4 suggesting that the Barrett family left Ireland for England before leaving for the United States.

The 1900 U.S. census record for Catharine5 indicated she potentially married in Ireland and immigrated to the U.S. after her husband, Martin Burke, in 1875. Michael, the only son to not have immigrated to the U.S. lived in England according to the obituary of John J. Barrett. The immigration ship list for John J. and his son John E. have not been found, however naturalization records for John E. Barrett indicate that he immigrated in March 1871. The ship list has not been located for John E. Barrett. 

As previously mentioned, the obituary for John J. Barrett identified his siblings, Edward in St. Louis and Thomas G. a doctor in the Scranton area. There was no mention of John J.'s parents. A search for records associated with Thomas G. identified his wife and children through U.S. Census records6,7 and a notice of his death8, with little historical information to elucidate the parents of Thomas G. and John J.

The path for identifying the parents of John J. Barrett and his siblings was running cold. A collateral search was started yet again, looking first to John J. Barrett's children, specifically, his daughter Catharine, who married Martin Burke and appeared to stay in Ireland or England until 1875 as noted previously. Thus, a search was undertaken to try and find any records in Ireland for John J. Barrett's daughter, Catherine (Barrett) Burke. A bit of luck shined during a Google search for Catherine Burke Barrett. A biography for Thomas G. Barrett, MD in “Portrait and Biographical Record of Lackawanna County”, was discovered in a free digitized book9. It was determined that this Thomas G. Barrett was the brother of John J. Barrett, and within the entry, the names of John J. and Thomas G.'s parents were listed, a Professor Michael Barrett and Catherine (Burke) Barrett.


This was not the Catharine of the intended search but paying attention to collateral lines was critical to at least stop on the search result and review the record.  The biographical sketch list the parents and identifies his brother John by name, location and occupation. In addition, the information indicates two brothers, the previously identified Edward in St. Louis, and a fourth brother, Dominick who was noted to have died in Illinois and was a teacher.



Included is a wealth information about Thomas G.’s life in the British Army and that there were eleven children of Michael Barrett and Catherine Burke, seven of whom were no longer living. Further information from the sketch noted that in addition to the immigration of John J., Thomas G., Edward (of St. Louis) and Dominick, both Professor Michael Barrett and his wife, Catherine immigrated to the United States, settling in the mid-west. The biography indicated Catherine died and was buried in Jacksonville, Illinois, while Michael lived a long life before dying in St. Louis.

It is often said regarding genealogical research to ensure time is spent on collateral lines. In this instance, while attempting to focus on a sibling of the the ancestor of focus, luck played a part in the identification of a different Catherine (Burke) Barrett, turning out to be my 4great-grandmother married to Professor Michael Barrett. They resided in Mayo until their immigration with much of the family.

Employing a well known technique in genealogical research combined with some additional luck resulted in the identification of the parents for John J. Barrett, Professor Michael Barrett and Catharine (Burke) Barrett,  adding an additional branch to the Barrett Family tree:








1The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Thu, Apr 27, 1899 · Page 10 http://www.newspapers.com/clip/248907/the_scranton_republican_27_april_1899
2 The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Tue, Dec 26, 1893 · Page 8 http://www.newspapers.com/clip/248943/the_scranton_republican_26_dec_1893The Scranton
3Year: 1871; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 340; Line: 3; List Number: 241 Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
4Derby, George, and James T. White. "The National Cyclopedia of American Biography ... V.1-." Google Books. J. T. White, 2 Feb. 2009. Web. 14 Mar. 2015. <https://books.google.com/books?id=q-c-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=John%2BErigena%2BBarrett%2BNational%2Bcyclopaedia%2Bof%2Bamerican%2Bbiography&source=bl&ots=CHKt-Idqlm&sig=Ip_5PXfvRL0mwyzWrc9DsjOu82s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eVAEVf7YEIvFgwSWjYCABQ&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false>.
5Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1433; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1241433. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
6Year: 1900; Census Place: Hughestown, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1432; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1241432
7Year: 1880; Census Place: Hughestown, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1150; Family History Film: 1255150; Page: 289A; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 0585
8Pittston Gazette, (Pittston, Pennsylvania), 26 Apr 1904, Tue • Page 3
9Chapman Publishing Co. Portrait and Biographical Record of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. New York, NY: Chapman Publishing Company, 1897. Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  DigitizedFeb 10, 2012

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Leveraging Irish Records and Histories to Establish Potential Links between the Cormick/Cormack/Cormac Family of Erris and Tirawley to John J. Barrett and John Mannion



The family of John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion arrived in the United States in the 1870s, settling in the areas of Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania and Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania. The obituary of Anne led to the discovery that the family immigrated from County Mayo, establishing a link back to Ireland1. The obituary identified her parents as John Mannion and Elizabeth Cormac and included the townland/estate, indicating it as “one of the most picturesque estates in Mayo, Ireland, Castlehill”.

The identification of Castlehill as the townland, resulted in two potential Baronies, Tirawley or Erris. Castlehill in the Barony of Tirawley is found in the parishes of Addergoole and Crossmolina, while the Castlehill in the Barony of Erris is found in the parish of Kilcommon. The two Baronies are adjacent to one another as observed in a map of the Baronies of Mayo2.

Map of Mayo showing the Baronies of Tirawley in Green and Erris in Light Orange

Baptismal records were discovered for three of John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion's children, Charles J., Edward M., and Marie3. The listing in the record included another townland, that of Terry, but it is unknown if the reference is to Terryduff or Terrybaun both within Mayo. The ability to map the area using Google Earth, indicates that both Terry's are within less than 1 mile (yellow line is 0.88 miles) thus, adding two more places to search for additional records.

Distance between Terryduff and Terrybaun, Mayo, Ireland
It seems likely from the current data that the townlands, Castlehill and Terrybaun/Terryduff are the areas that John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion resided in around the 1840s - 1850s in Ireland. The name Cormac/Cormick/Cormack has been noted in Mayo and of interest is the entry found within the Landed Estates in which Castlehill is identified as the seat of Major Michael Cormick until around the 1830s when it appears a John Walsh(e) of Dublin inherited the estate4.

The line of John J. Barrett has been more elusive. The obituary for John J. indicates that he was born in Ballycastle, Mayo and educated, graduating from Dublin College 5. A separate obituary for John J. Barrett identified two brothers still living in 1899, Edward of St. Louis and Dr. Thomas Barrett of Pittston, no reference was made to his parents other than he had “good parentage”6.

The known lineage for John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac* Mannion follows:
*Cormac has also been spelled Cormick and Cormack, thus the names will reflect what was found in each source and will switch based on that throughout.

Several sources have tried to provide some genealogical lines relative to Anne Cormac Mannion, however there was no definitive sources and much conflicting information.

Tony Donohoe presented information on the O'Donnells of Newport AND Killeen7:

Elizabeth O'Donnell married Thomas Cormack of Mullinamore and Castlehill. This Thomas has to be the father of Charles, who was the father of Michael. It was a daughter of Michael who married John Walsh of Dublin and Erris. He adopted the name John Cormack Walsh. The other daughter, Elizabeth, married John Mangan and they emigrated to Scranton. They had a daughter, Anne, who married John Barrett, who was born in Crossmolina and became an important figure in the business life of that city. He was editor of the 'Scranton Truth' and a successful businessman. Anne Mangan Barrett died on Christmas Day 1894, aged 70 years. I have related this about .the Mangan family because it has a local interest. It was always believed, the story goes, that a daughter of John Walsh married Mangan and like a lot of these stories there was an element of truth in it but the difference was, it happened a generation earlier.

This information suggests that a Michael Cormack had two daughters, one marrying a Walsh and the other Elizabeth who married John Mangan and immigrated to the Scranton. However, the landed estates information indicates that Major Michael Cormick died with no children and his estate in Castlehill was passed to his sisters, one who married a Walsh and the other who married a Coyne. In addition, it is known that Anne's son John E. Barrett was the editor of the Scranton Truth, not Anne's husband John J. Barrett. Thus, even though the conclusion is that there a generation difference from some stories that Donohue writes, it is likely that there is missing family members since the information presented still had multiple errors. However, this information suggests that Major Michael Cormick is the son of Charles Cormack who was the son of Elizabeth O'Donnell and Thomas Cormack of “Mullinamore and Castlehill”.

A letter, dated Sept. 1, 1903 and is believed to be have been written by Thomas F. Barrett8, son of John J. Barrett and Anne Cormac Mannion. The letter adds additional history with a few names relative to the Cormac line in Mayo.

The letter by Thomas Francis Barrett does not align with Donohue's reflection in entirety, but given that Thomas Francis Barrett was likely getting information direct form those involved, it suggests there was missing information in Donohue's analysis. The letter notes that Elizabeth Cormac (note the spelling variations continue), was the daughter of a Francis Cormac who was married to a woman named Elizabeth Cormac. He was the owner of an estate where he lived, Castlehill. Francis Cormac was noted to have three daughters, Elizabeth, Lettie and Maggie. It also indicates that Francis had a younger brother who had two sons, a Major and Captain in the British Army and two daughters. Comparing this letter to Donohue's information leads to the possibility that Charles was the younger brother to Francis. The letter offers evidence that the Major Michael Cormick from the Landed Estates record was brother to two sister's, one who married a Coyne and one who married a Walsh.

Furthermore, the letter indicates the daughters of the unknown brother, possibly Charles, who married a Coyne and Walsh, inherited the estate upon the death of their brother, likely Major Michael Cormick. The information from the letter aligns with the estate records in which Maj. Cormack dies and the estate essentially becomes owned by John Walsh of Dublin, later calling himself John Cormack Walsh. A record for a marriage license between a John Walsh of Dublin and Ann Cormick9 was found listing the license for 1819. There is reference to a John Walshe married to Anne Cormick, eldest daughter of Charles of Castlehill10 and Elizabeth Cormick daughter of Charles married to Edmond Coyne11. Thus, it appears Charles Cormick is the father of Michael, Elizabeth and Anne, who seems to have inherited Castlehill upon Michael's death. The Tithe Applotment records indicate for Terry and Masbrook that the owner was a Major Michael Cormick12 and Michael Cormick, Esq. for Castlehill13,14. The fact that Michael Cormick was a Captain and then Major, might explain the lack of information of another son of Charles and the reference to a Captain and Major in Thomas Francis Barrett's letter.

The combined information from Donohoe and Thomas Francis Barrett's letter provides the following tree for the Cormick family:

J.G. Simms wrote about Mayo landowners in which he states, “In the course of the Norman settlement the Barretts acquired extensive lands in Tirawley and Erris. They still held many of them in Strafford's time . . .”15. The reference to Strafford is in regards to work that resulted in gathering land and ownership information, commonly referenced as “The Strafford Inquisition of County Mayo” or “Strafford Survey” around 1635. The maps and information has since been destroyed but was possibly recorded in other works such as, County of Mayo, with maps of the county from Petty's atlas, 1683, and of Tirawley barony from the Down survey, 1657, prepared for publication with introductory notes by R. C. Simington.

Simms writes about a Michael Cormack, an owner of large amounts of land in Erris, in which he “... bought lands confiscated from the Barretts.” The article indicates that Cormack was an official of some sort or “clerk of the market”. There is mention that Michael Cormack's name appears in a list of “Irish transplanted by the Commonwealth”. This references a J.C. Erck, Repertory of patent rolls, James I, ii. 297; H.M.C., Ormonde MSSS, ii. 12616. The paper continues to discuss the confiscation of lands from Catholics through the course of changes of the rulers of England to the eighteenth century.

During the reign of James I, it is reported that a Dermot or Darby Cormick, a Munster lawyer, purchased much of Irrus (or Errus). Several genealogical lines for Dermot exist and from the Ordnance Survey Letters, County Mayo, Vol. I17:


This genealogy of the Cormick family can be transcribed in the a different way and begins to provide additional links to the genealogy presented earlier on the Cormac family.


The information presented in the Ordnance Survey letters for the Cormick family, provides a potential link to draw in the previous analysis of the Cormick family as follows:


The sources in Ireland for establishing relationships begin to thin after church records. Land records including Griffith's Evaluation and the Tithe Applotment Books provide the names of the land owner/renter but the Irish census records prior to 1901 have largely been lost.

Another clue comes from the Tithe Applotment books for Castlehill located in the parish, Addergoole18:

This record shows Michael Cormick living in Castlehill and also found are an Edmond Barrett and John Mannion. The record is from 1815, John Mannion at some point married Elizabeth Cormack, they had Anne Cormac Mannion about 1823, among several other siblings. The Tithe Applotment record might be the best link between the fairly well documented Cormick family and the Barrett and Mannion line.

The land records and extraction of references form various sources provide information around the late 1500s and into the 1600s and 1700s concerning the names Barrett and Cormick [all spellings], however the absence of vital records or census to add further details to the family regarding the lineages of Anne Cormac Mannion, Elizabeth Cormac, and John J. Barrett, leave no definitive conclusion but the data analyzed presents intriguing clues to the potential lineages.

Probate and wills might be a source to consult, determining what exists for the lines of interest and the location of these records. Additional land records maintained from the late 1500s to the 1700s might offer further clues to begin generating a cluster of each names and areas to further look for more records, as well as additional stories relating to the Barrett, Cormick, and Mannion lines.

1The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Tue, Dec 26, 1893 · Page 8, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/248943/the_scranton_republican_26_dec_1893

2Map of the baronies of County Mayo in Ireland; taken from Atlas and cyclopedia of Ireland, p.228, copyrighted 1900, http://www.archive.org/stream/atlascyclopediao00joyc#page/n228/mode/1up, Patrick Weston Joyce
3A Registry of Baptisms and Marriages by the Rev. P MacHale, Commencing 13th of January 1840P.P. of Adergoole
4"Estate: Cormack/Cormick." Estate Record: Cormack/Cormick. National University of Ireland Glaway, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2015. <http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=263>.
5Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania) · Fri, Apr 28, 1899 · Page 3, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/243982/pittston_gazette_28_april_1899_john

6The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Thu, Apr 27, 1899 · Page 10
7Donohoe, Tony. "O'Donnells of Newport and Killeen." North Mayo Historical Journal III.1 (1992): n. pag. Untitled Document. Web. 28 Feb. 2015. <http://www.geocities.ws/newporthistsoc/workhouse/nmod1.htm>.
8Barrett, Thomas Francis. Letter, September 1, 1903. Collection of William Barrett. 
Recorded family history relative to Cormac Family of Castlehill, Mayo, Ireland. Digital Copy of Letter.
9Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
10Vaughan, Roger. "The County Families of the United Kingdom by Edward Walford 1890 Search Page." Biographical and Reference - Roger Vaughan Look-up Service. Accessed February 28, 2015. http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/history/county.htm. 
11Walford, Edward. The County Families of the United Kingdom Or, Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland. 5th ed. London: R. Hardwicke, 1869. Sapienza University of Rome (Biblioteca Di Scienze Statistiche), 24 Oct. 2013. Web.
12"Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18044-64361-96?cc=1804886 : accessed 28 February 2015), Mayo > Addergoole, 1815-1833 > image 7 of 61; Public Record Office, Dublin.
13"Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18044-64148-9?cc=1804886 : accessed 28 February 2015), Mayo > Addergoole, 1815-1833 > image 55 of 61; Public Record Office, Dublin.
14"Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12230-17355-13?cc=1804886 : accessed 28 February 2015), Mayo > Crossmolina, 1833 > image 90 of 323; Public Record Office, Dublin.
15J.G. Simms, Mayo Landowners in the Seventeenth Century.  The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland V. 95, No. ½. Papers in Honour of Liam Price (1965), p. 237-247
16J.G. Simms, Mayo Landowners in the Seventeenth Century.  The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland V. 95, No. ½. Papers in Honour of Liam Price (1965), p. 240
17John O'Donovan. Ordnance Survey Letters, Mayo Vol. I and Vol. II. (1838).
18Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18044-64148-9?cc=1804886 : accessed 24 February 2015), Mayo > Addergoole, 1815-1833 > image 55 of 61; Public Record Office, Dublin.


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

An Attempt at a Genealogy Go-Over and Finding a big Oops...

I was listening to the Mondays with Myrt when I heard Thomas MacEntee talk about the genealogy "Do-Over" and the the smaller effort he termed a "Go-Over".  The "Go-Over" timed well with much of what I started to do recently or is it again?  That is, take out the old notebooks, paper files, and transcriptions and review:

1. What do I have - sourced and sad to say, unsourced (stories, hearsay, etc.)

2. What am I missing - sources, sibling information, etc.

AND

3. What did I miss - shame on me, a science person not paying attention to details.

This is a long post...

Well I missed a lot with the McAnally, Campbell, Donnelly lines in my tree.  This line is my paternal Grandmother's line, famous to my family and friends doing family history for saying when asked about her ancestor's, "Who cares, they're dead!"  Thus we were left with a few names, some family lore and not much else.  Having slowly pieced the Hurst side together (see prior post), I embarked on a "Go-Over" with the Campbell-McAnally-Donnelly lines, taking my Go-Over in turns with these families as my first, doing a slow methodical plug and chug through the accumulated material, which I though was minimal.

While routing through the files of these three connected lines, I came across my two big oops in two pieces of data I missed that I have been sitting on for an embarrassingly long time.  One piece was a cemetery lot transcription I did many years ago when starting my research and having slightly less a clue than today and the second being a note in a family group sheet from two Philadelphia city directories.

The research wall involved  Catharine McAnally who married a man with the last name of Campbell, first name was unknown. Catharine was known to be a McAnally from her death certificate1 in which her father was listed as John McAnally. In addition, Catharine was found in the 1880 US Census2  living with her brother Daniel McAnally as well her eventual son-in-law, Thomas Donnelly, who was listed as a bartender with the family.

Catharine was noted to have two daughters, Sarah and Mary J. Campbell2. Thomas Donnelly married Mary J. Campbell in 1885 as noted by the application for a marriage license3 and the 1900 US Census4.

Catharine Campbell (nee McAnally) died 28 November 1906 and was buried in Old Cathedral cemetery at 46th and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 1 December 1906. Her brother Daniel was identified in her death notice as being deceased prior to Catherine5. The death certificate for Daniel McAnally listed his burial as also being in Old Cathedral Cemetery6.  Thomas Donnelly and Mary Donnelly (nee Campbell) were also buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery as noted in their obituaries7,8.

The first piece of data I "missed" was from a visit I made to Old Cathedral Cemetery when first starting research and of which I made a transcription of those buried in the "Lot", see Table 1.

Table 1. Old Cathedral Cemetery Record, Lot Holder: Daniel McAnally; Section: R; Range: 2; Lot: 72 (transcribed by William C. Barrett): Note - I was so new to research that I did not even record my transcription date!
Name of DeceasedAgeInterment Date
McAnally Agnes1526 October 1891
Campbell Catharine701 December 1906
Donnelly Thomas6528 December 1929
McAnally John3417 May 1870
McAnally Daniel6313 March 1895
Donnelly Mary746 September 1938
Campbell Peter714 October 1889
Donnelly Thomas114 February 1894
Campbell Thomas J1323 March 1874
Campbell Charles913 January 1885
Campbell Catharine320 January 1885
Donnelly Mary2316 October 1918

The second piece of data missed was from the 1893 and 1895 Philadelphia city directory data that was originally transcribed and more recently was obtained online listing: Catharine Campbell (wid Patk), h 2500 N 2d.

1895 Philadelphia City Directory Entry for Catharine Campbell


The second piece created the first connection of identifying Catharine's husband.   It was know that she married a man named Campbell. She lived with her brother, Daniel, and eventual son-in-law, Thomas Donnelly after his marriage to Mary Campbell via the 1880 Census. Thomas Donnelly listed his residence as 2500 N 2d St. Philadelphia, PA on his marriage license to Mary J. Campbell9. Since it was known from the transcription above of the 189310 and 189511 Philadelphia City directories that listed a Catherine Campbell (nee McAnally) living on 2500 N 2d Street in Philadelphia, as the widow of Patrick, it appears that I had Catharine's husband's name for many years and never realized this. Therefore, the evidence suggests that Catharine McAnally married a Patrick Campbell and together they had two daughters, Sarah and Mary Campbell who married Thomas Donnelly.

Catharine Campbell (nee McAnally) was widowed as evidenced in the 1880 U.S. Census1. From the 1880 U.S. Census, her daughter Sarah was born about 1861 and Mary was born about 1863. An 1870 U.S. Census record indicates a Kate Campbell with two daughters, Sarah and Mary living on Pine Street in Philadelphia (Ward 7)12. Turning to the the Philadelphia city directories, a Patrick Campbell was found living on 2210 Naudain Street (Ward 7) in 186413, 186514, and 186615. No Patrick was found in 1867 or 1868 at this address. However, a Catharine Campbell listed as a widow of Patrick was found living at 2210 Naudain in 186716 and 186817 in the Philadelphia city directories.  Table 2 provides a summary of the data.

Table 2. Analysis of City Directory for Patrick and Catharine Campbell.
Name Address Year
Patrick Campbell 2227 Pine 1861
Patrick Campbell 2210 Naudain 1864
1865
1866
Catherine Campbell
(widow Patrick)
1867
1868
Catharine Campbell 2225 Pine 1870
1871
This data suggests that Patrick Campbell died between 1866 and 1867. The Catharine Campbell in 1870 and 1871 is listed as a widow, no husband name but 2225 Pine is within close proximity to Naudain. The evidence of two daughters of the same age, with the same names, together with previously identifying Patrick Campbell as Catharine's husband suggest that this is the Catharine McAnally wife of the "newly" identified Patrick Campbell.

A search of Philadelphia death records/cemetery returns finds a Patrick Campbell death notice for 186618, about 3 years after Mary was born. The death return notes the residence address as 2210
Naudain Street and Patrick was listed as married. In addition, the return notes that Patrick was buried at Old Cathedral Cemetery - at the time known as Cathedral Cemetery.

Since Patrick is not in Daniel McAnally's plot, it appears that a return to Old Cathedral Cemetery is in the near future.  The death certificate for Patrick identifies his parents as James Campbell and Sarah ______.  Since Patrick and Catharine had a daughter named Sarah, it might be that she was named for  for Patrick's mother. 

Thus, my first Go-Over result was identifying and sourcing the previously unknown Campbell as likely to be Patrick.  Since he was not in the same cemetery lot, it begged the question, who were all these people?

From prior work on Thomas Donnelly and his family, it was determined that the Donnelly family interred in Old Cathedral Cemetery in Daniel McAnally's lot are in Table 3.

Table 3. Donnelly Family buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Owned by Daniel McAnally.
Name Interment Date Relationship
Donnelly Thomas 28 December 1929 Father
Donnelly Mary (nee Campbell) 6 September 1938 Mother
Donnelly Mary [AKA: May] 16 October 1918 Daughter
Donnelly Thomas 14 February 1894 Son

Several questions still remain, who was Agnes McAnally and how did she come to be buried with this family? Who are the remaining Campbell's in the lot owned by Daniel McAnally? Is John McAnally the brother of Catharine and Daniel?

Table 4. Unidentified Connections buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Owned by Daniel McAnally. 
Name of Deceased Age Interment Date
McAnally Agnes 15 26 October 1891
McAnally John 34 17 May 1870
Campbell Peter 71 4 October 1889
Campbell Thomas J 13 23 March 1874
Campbell Charles 9 13 March 1885
Campbell Catharine 3 20 January 1885

Focusing on the McAnally line, an analysis of the inferred birth dates of Daniel McAnally and Catharine Campbell (nee McAnally) as well as John and Agnes (Table 5).  John McAnally might be a brother to Catharine and Daniel based purely on supposition from their birth years.  No U.S. Census data or city directory has shown a John McAnally living with either Catharine or Daniel.

Table 5. McAnally's buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Owned by Daniel McAnally.
Name of Deceased
Age
(from burial record)
Birth Year from Records
Death Year
McAnally Agnes
15
1876
1891
Campbell Catherine
(nee McAnally)
70
1833[from 1870 Census]
1837[from 1900 Census]
1836[from Death Certificate]
1843[from 1880 Census]
1906
McAnally John
34
1836
1870
McAnally Daniel
63
1832[from 1880 Census]
1895

There is no evidence that Daniel McAnally married as evidenced in his death certificate which listed him as single19.  Thus Agnes is not likely his daughter.  A death notice in the Philadelphia Record for October 23, 1891 indicate that Agnes McAnally was the daughter "of the late John and Margaret McAnally", listing her burial in Old Cathedral Cemetery.  


This might connect Agnes and John, further research may yet provide a connection to Daniel and Catharine McAnally.

This now leaves several Campbell's unaccounted for in their relation to Catharine McAnally (Table 6).

Table 6. Unidentified Campbell's buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Lot Owned by Daniel McAnally.
Name of Deceased Age Interment Date
Campbell Peter 71 4 October 1889
Campbell Thomas J 13 23 March 1874
Campbell Charles 9 13 January 1885
Campbell Catharine 3 20 January 1885

A search resulted in the death return for Peter Campbell, in which he is listed as a widower, worked as a mill hand, and was living at 199 James St, Falls section of Philadelphia (Ward 28)20. A death notice search indicated that Peter is the brother of a Henry Campbell21. A search of Henry Campbell in the Philadelphia city directories finds several interesting discoveries.

A Henry Campbell was found to be living at 2210 Naudain in 186322, the exact address that Patrick Campbell lived with his wife Catharine McAnally. There are multiple Henry's throughout the directory, however focusing to James St., Falls section, Henry Campbell was found at 199 James St, Falls in 188523, 188724, and 188825. A Henry Campbell was found at 191 James St, Falls in 188226, 188327, and 188428 as well as at 201 James St, Falls in 188929. Focusing on the Falls section of Philadelphia, a Henry Campbell is listed at 105 Spencer, Falls in 187930 and 188031, 118 Spencer, Falls in 188132, 128 James, Falls in 187833 and 146 Queen, Falls in 187634. A death return was found for Henry Campbell, he died on 20 June 1889, was married and lived at 199 James St, Falls35. Thus, this is likely the brother to Peter Campbell noted in his death notice.

A search of the city directories for Peter Campbell resulted in many entries. However one significant find was a Peter Campbell living at 2500 N 2d in 1884 with Catharine Campbell and Thomas Donnelly. Peter's age as ascertained from the burial information and death notice make him about 20 years older than Patrick Campbell, somewhat unlikely to be siblings but not impossible. Peter Campbell might possibly be an uncle to Patrick and thus, Catharine. There is no evidence to suggest this other than inferring from ages, being buried in the same lot with Catharine and her family and Peter living with Catharine.

Further searching of the city directories finds a few entries for a Peter Campbell in the area that Catharine and her family lived later in Philadelphia. Since Peter in 1884 was listed with the occupation liquor, a focus was paid to that in the search:

Name Address Year Occupation
Peter Campbell 1508 Cadwalader 1860 liquor
1320 N Front 1864

1300 N 2d 1866 liquors
500 E Dauphin 1880 bartender
1881
2500 N 2d 1884 liquors

The potential conclusion is that Peter Campbell buried with Catharine and her family is related, possibly as an uncle.  More research can now be done on Peter and Henry, is he Patrick's father?

There are now three names remaining in the plot that have not been analyzed.

Name of Deceased Age Interment Date
Campbell Thomas J 13 23 March 1874
Campbell Charles 9 13 January 1885
Campbell Catharine 3 20 January 1885

A search of the Philadelphia Death Returns find that Thomas J. Campbell was the son of a Peter Campbell and Bridget ______. The circumstantial evidence is that Thomas is possible Peter's son, buried in the some plot in the cemetery. Peter would have been approximately 43 years old when Thomas was born in about 1861.

Thomas Campbell's death certificate (d. 1874) indicated his parents as a Peter and Bridget. The US 1860 Census shows a record for Peter Campbell with wife Bridget and son Thomas in Philadelphia (17th Ward). Thomas is listed as 1 month old. A Thomas with a Peter is in the US 1870 Census (Ward 18, District 53) but Bridget is no longer found. Since Peter was a widower at his death this might represent Peter and his son, and Bridget his wife has passed away between 1860 and 1870. Thomas is listed as 11 years old. At the time of Thomas' death, the place of residence was listed as 1327 Mascher St. in the 17th Ward. This area was close to where Catharine Campbell lived later with Daniel McAnally and Thomas Donnelly.

A Bridget Campbell death was found in 1870 in the Philadelphia Death Certificates search however the address listed was for the Municipal Hospital.

Searching the death notices for Charles and Catherine both in 1885 indicates parent as Patrick and Bridget. No census for the family has been found. It is unsure how this Patrick Campbell and the Patrick Campbell identified as husband to Catharine McAnally are related.

Concluding this long post, it seems that the "Go-Over" resulted in several potential discoveries and identified areas to further research this McAnally-Campbell connection.  Going over:

1. What "did" I have?

  • More than I realized sitting on cemetery transcript and potential relationships as well as city directory data clearly linking Catharine McAnally to a Patrick Campbell.

2. What am I now missing?

  • Clear link for relationship of Patrick Campbell, Peter Campbell and Henry Campbell.  
  • What is connection to Patrick identified as father of the children Charles and Catharine buried in Old Cathedral
  • Is Peter and Thomas circumstantially reviewed the right Campbells buried with the McAnally, Donnelly families

3. What DID I miss?

  • I missed originally the likely identification of Catharine McAnally's husband as Patrick Campbell from transcription of city directory information
  • I missed searching the names originally for death notices that might have linked some of the family
  • I missed the potential collateral lines

I am sure there is more but taking a step back, it seems the Go-Over will be very helpful as I review other lines and get better at proper sourcing, transcribing records immediately into my tree and logging my research better to improve accuracy and identify the next steps.



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