Bessie R Fanning1,2

b. December 1870, d. 12 March 1951
Father*Joab M. Fanning3 b. 27 May 1827, d. 17 Jul 1909
Mother*Lucinda Grimsly3 b. 29 Jul 1832, d. 8 Jul 1906
Birth*December 1870Bessie R Fanning was born in December 1870 in Morgan County, Illinois.1,4
(Daughter) Census US 18809 June 1880Bessie appeared on the 1880 census in the household of her parents taken on 9 June 1880 in Franklin Precinct, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.3
Marriage*1890She married first George E. Williams in 1890.1,4
Census US 1900*9 June 1900Bessie and George E. Williams appeared on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. George was 30 years of age and a farmer who rented his farm. Bessie was 29. The couple had been married for 10 years and Bessie had given birth to one child and he was living, although not enumerated in his parents' household in 1900. Fletcher Fanning, who was 16 years old, resided with the couple. He was described as a farm hand and no relationship to Bessie was identified.4
(Wife) Deathbefore 24 May 1905Bessie became a widow when George E. Williams died.5,6
Marriage*24 May 1905She married second, as his second wife, Frank T. Gordon, son of John Gordon and Sarah P. Funk, on 24 May 1905 in Pierce County, Washington.5,1,2
Census US 1910*15 April 1910Bessie appeared as Bessie W. Gordon and head of her own household on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She and her second husband, Frank T. Gordon, appear to have been separated as he was enumerated in Seattle with his son Rufus and was reported to be a widower. Bessie, in Illinois, was 36 years of age, had been married twice and in her present marriage for five years. She had given birth to two children and was keeping house in her own house which she owned free of mortgage. Her son from her first marriage, G.W.W. Gordon (George W. Williams), resided with her in 1910. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.6
Census US 1920*13 January 1920Bessie and Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1920 census taken about 13 January 1920 at 2210 1/2 Broadway North, Seattle, King County, Washington. Frank was 52 years of age and an investigator in the city prosecutor's office, and Bessie was 45 years of age and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store. They rented their home. Bessie's son, George W. Williams, who was 19 years old and attending school, resided with the couple in 1920.2
Census US 1940*8 April 1940Bessie and Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 at 614 N.102 Street, North Park, King County, Washington. Frank was 73 years of age and Bessie was 69. They rented their home and had lived in the same place since 1935. Frank was unable to work and had worked 0 months in 1939. Bessie was keeping house. Neither had earned any income in 1939 and they were reported to have income from other sources than work.7
Death*12 March 1951She died on 12 March 1951 in Seattle, King County, at about age 801
Cremation* and her body was cremated.1

Family 1

George E. Williams b. Jul 1869, d. b 24 May 1905
Child1.George W. Williams8 b. 1900, d. 1980

Family 2

Frank T. Gordon b. 18 May 1867, d. Jan 1967

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Bessie R. (Fanning) Gordon, Memorial# 188437978. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Bessie R. Gordon, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1927; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 170. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joab M. and Lucinda Fanning, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 251C; Enumeration District: 173. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of George E. and Bessie R. Williams, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1710] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank T. Gordon and Bessie R. Williams, Pierce County, 24 May 1905. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Bessie W. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: T624_314; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1374327. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Bessie W. Gordon, North Park, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04345; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 17-146. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Williams, Memorial# 88527953.

Joab M. Fanning1

b. 27 May 1827, d. 17 July 1909
Birth*27 May 1827Joab M. Fanning was born on 27 May 1827 in Illinois.2,3,4
Marriage*10 August 1848He married Lucinda Grimsly on 10 August 1848 in Morgan County, Illinois.5,1,6
Census US 1880*9 June 1880Lucinda and Joab M. Fanning appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 June 1880 in Franklin Precinct, Morgan County, Illinois. Joab was 55 years of age and a farmer, and Lucinda was 48 and keeping house. They were enumerated with four of their children in 1880. James L. was 23 and a farmer, Frank was 15, Cora 12, and Bessie 9. The three youngest children had attended school within the year.1
Census US 1900*1 June 1900Lucinda and Joab, who was enumerated as "Jacob" Fanning, appeared on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Nortonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Joab's age was reported as 73, and his birth in May of 1827. He was a farmer how owned his farm, and he had been married 53 years. Lucinda's age was reported as 67, and her birth in July of 1832. She had given birth to 7 children, 6 of whom were living in 1900. Their son James, who was reported to be 35 years of age, and his birth in February of 1863, resided with his parents in 1900 and was a farm worker.7
(Husband) Death8 July 1906Joab became a widower when Lucinda (Grimsly) Fanning died on 8 July 1906 at age 73.8
Death*17 July 1909He died on 17 July 1909 at age 822
Burial* and was buried in Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois.2

Family

Lucinda Grimsly b. 29 Jul 1832, d. 8 Jul 1906
Child1.Bessie R Fanning+1 b. Dec 1870, d. 12 Mar 1951

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joab M. and Lucinda Fanning, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 251C; Enumeration District: 173. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joab Fanning, Memorial# 108580461. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Jacob" and Lucinda Fanning, Nortonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1240332, reporting his age as 73, his birth month as May, and estimating his year of birth as 1827. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joab M. and Lucinda Fanning, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 251C; Enumeration District: 173, reporting his age as 55 and estimating his year of birth as 1825.
  5. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Joab M. Fanning and Lucinda Grimsly, Morgan County, 10 August 1848. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  6. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Jacob" and Lucinda Fanning, Nortonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1240332, reporting their marriage year as 1847.
  7. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Jacob" and Lucinda Fanning, Nortonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1240332.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda (Grimsley) Fanning, Memorial# 108580463.

Barbara Faris1

RelationshipGrandaunt of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris1 d. b 31 Jan 1754
(Daughter) Will1 November 1745Barbara was mentioned in the will of her father dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1745.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

George Faris1

RelationshipGranduncle of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris1 d. b 31 Jan 1754
Relationship Note*The relationship between George Faris and George Faris, both of Mackan, County Cavan, Ireland, has not yet been determined.2
(Son) Will1 November 1745George was mentioned in the will of his father dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1745.3

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Fleming of Bellville, referencing pedigree lent to transcriber by Reverend H.R. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

George Faris1

Relationship Note*The relationship between George Faris and George Faris, both of Mackan, County Cavan, Ireland, has not yet been determined.1
Residence*George lived in Mackan, County Cavan.1

Family

Child1.William Faris1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Fleming of Bellville, referencing pedigree lent to transcriber by Reverend H.R. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Isabella Faris1

RelationshipGrandaunt of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris1 d. b 31 Jan 1754
(Daughter) Will1 November 1745Isabella was mentioned in the will of her father dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1745.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

John Faris1

d. before 31 January 1754
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Walter Hinds
Name-SpellingsSome variations of the spelling of the FARIS surname found in our research were FARRIS and Ferris.1,2
Will*1 November 1745John wrote his will dated 1 November 1745 at Mackan, County Cavan. To his son Thomas Faris and George Faris, he left the lease of his lands of Dungummin and his lands of Killyhinch in the County of Cavan, and mentioned his grandsons John Hinds, John Faris and John Faris, his sons-in-law Reverend Edward Carson and Walter Hinds, and daughters Isabella Faris and Barbara Faris.3
Death*before 31 January 1754He died before 31 January 1754 when his will was probated.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

John Faris1

Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
Father*William Faris1
(Grandson) Will1 November 1745John was mentioned in the will of his grandfather, John Faris, dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1745. John was described as the son of his grandfather's son William.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

John Faris1

Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
Father*Thomas Faris1
(Grandson) Will1 November 1745John was mentioned in the will of his grandfather, John Faris, dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1745. John was described as the son of his grandfather's son Thomas.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.

Martha Faris1

d. 1779
RelationshipGrandmother of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Faris2 d. b 31 Jan 1754
Marriage*1738She married Walter Hinds (1703-1777) of Corrakane, son of Ralph Hinds and Anne Hussey.3,1
(Mother) Research Notes Martha Hinds, a possible daughter of Walter Hinds and Martha Faris, was not mentioned in his will, proved in 1778. It is not yet known whether Martha predeceased her parents, or was identified on the Family Tree source as their daughter in error.3,4
(Mother) Relationship NoteThe burial records of Ballintemple Parish, County Cavan, Ireland, contain an entry for the burial of Isaac Hinds with the notation that he was the son of Walter Hinds. Which Walter Hinds is not known at this point and Isaac has been placed, for research purposes, with this family until more is known about him. Martha (Faris) Hinds was Walter's wife and may have been Isaac's mother.5
(Heir) Will18 July 1778Martha's husband, Walter Hinds (1703-1777) of Corrakane, left a will dated 5 Aug 1777 and proved on 18 July 1778, naming the following beneficiaries: Martha (Faris) Hinds, Ralph Hinds, Walter Hinds, John Hinds, William Hinds, Thomas Hinds, Anne Hinds and Mary (Hinds) Clarke. To his beloved wife Martha, he bequeathed £40 per year income to be paid out of the lands of Railagh, Curraneker, Cadelea (Cordelea?) and Drummakirky, an additional £300 to be paid out of her husband's effects, and all of his household furniture.4,6,7
Death*1779She died in 17793
Burial*15 March 1779 and was buried on 15 March 1779 in Church Graveyard, Ballintemple Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.8

Family

Walter Hinds b. 1703, d. Sep 1777
Children1.Mary Hinds+ d. Sep 1786
2.Ralph Hinds+ b. 1741, d. 1794
3.John Hinds+ d. 1789
4.William Hinds
5.Thomas Hinds+ d. May 1794
6.Anne Hinds d. b 11 Jun 1799
7.Martha Hinds3
8.Isaac Hinds5 d. Jun 1752

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), email from Shirley Ertz dated 25 Sep 2008, outlining her direct Hinds line. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Family Tree prepared by Marguerite Clayton dated Dec 1997 and including the notation that the information is subject to change.
  4. [S341] Walter Hinds will (18 July 1778), Copy of the Will of Walter Hinds, deceased 1778, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Walter Hinds, deceased 1778.
  5. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from Burial entries in the Ballintemple Church records prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 28 Sep 1993.
  6. [S340] Notes written about Ralph Hinds and Walter Hinds (of County Meath and County Cavan, Ireland), by William Richard Gore Hinds. National Archives of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland). In the Hinds packet of Wills, there were the above referenced Notes and three wills: T17655-Walter Hinds (proven 1778), T17654-Ralph Hinds (proven 1794) and T17653B-John Hinds (proven 1769).
  7. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Family Tree prepared by Rev. Edward "Joe" Isaac, grandson of Walter Hinds (1800-1879) and Margaret Charters (1815-1881).
  8. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from the letter to Beverly and Marguerite prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 24 Jun 1993.

Thomas Faris1

RelationshipGranduncle of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris2 d. b 31 Jan 1754
(Son) Will1 November 1745Thomas was named in the will of his father, John Faris, dated 1 November 1745 in Mackan, County Cavan, and probated on 31 January 1754. To Thomas he left the lease of his lands of Dungummin and his lands of Killyhinch in the County of Cavan.3
Residence*between 1770 and 1777Thomas Faris resided between 1770 and 1777 in Dublin.1
(Witness to Agreement) Deed Memorial1 August 1770 On 1 August 1770 Walter Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Ireland, and his son Thomas Hinds made a Memorial Deed, Conveyance and Will agreement with Alexander Slator of Whitehill, County Longford on behalf of his daughter, Anne Sleater. After reciting that a marriage was intended to occur between Thomas Hinds and Anne Sleater and affirming Walter Hinds' love and regard for his son Thomas, Walter officially made a "child's part and portion" transfer by deed, to Thomas, of the Lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy "with all their appurtenances (rights and privileges) in as full and ample a manner" as Walter Hinds "enjoyed and possessed". Next, Alexander Sleater, in consideration of the intended marriage, agreed to pay to Thomas Hinds £800 Sterling as a "marriage portion" and finally, Thomas Hinds agreed that in consideration of the marriage portion, as soon as the marriage had been solemnized, would settle on his new wife, Anne, by proper deed, a jointure of £60 yearly in case there should be no issue from the marriage or in case of issue, £50 yearly. Thomas also agreed that after his death, Anne's jointure would continue and that the Rights and Title of the Lands would descend to the male issue of the marriage and that after Anne's death, her jointure should also return to the male issue of the marriage. In his agreement, Thomas reserved the right "at any time he should think proper" to raise on the Lands the sum of £1000 as portions for younger children. It was further agreed that should there be no male issue of the marriage, then it should be lawful for Thomas Hinds to raise the sum of £2000 from the Lands for the female issue of the marriage and that then, and in that case, the Lands should revert and return to Thomas' father, Walter Hinds, and his heirs. It was further agreed that should Thomas survive Anne and decide to marry a second wife, that then it should be lawful for Thomas to raise on the Lands £40 as a Dower to be settled on the woman at the second marriage. Witnesses to the Articles of Agreement were the Reverend George Carson of Cragham and John Hinds of Corrakane, County of Cavan, and the Memorial was executed, signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds in the presence of John Hinds and Thomas Faris of the City of Dublin, Gentleman. John Hinds made an oath stating that he was a subscribing witness to the Articles of Agreement and to this Memorial, saying that he saw the Articles duly executed by the parties of Walter Hinds, Thomas Hinds and Alexander Sleater and that he also saw the Memorial executed by Thomas Hinds. The final document was received and filed by the Registry of Deeds at 12 o'clock noon on the 12th of Nov 1777, soon after the death of Walter Hinds of Corrakane.4,5

Family

Child1.John Faris2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1777; Film number 531693; Volume 321; Page 110; Record number 213786. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1777; Film number 531693; Volume 321; Page 110; Record number 213786, the Slator surname spelled "Sleater."
  5. [S1402] Interviews and emails exchanged between Michael Walsh (Michael Walsh, The Great House, Llanddewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire, Wales NP79UY), and LHB, on various dates. LHB Computer Files (Summerlin, Nevada), email dated 10 February 2014, noting the final spelling, c1800, of the family surname was "Slator."

William Faris1

RelationshipGranduncle of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris1 d. b 31 Jan 1754

Family

Child1.John Faris1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

William Faris1

Father*George Faris1
Residence*At the time of his marriage, he resided in Mackan, County Cavan.1
Marriage*9 September 1779He married Anne Fleming, daughter of James Fleming and ______ Saunderson, about 9 September 1779, the date of their marriage settlement.1

Family

Anne Fleming

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Fleming of Bellville, referencing pedigree lent to transcriber by Reverend H.R. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

______ Faris1

RelationshipGrandaunt of Walter Hinds
Father*John Faris1 d. b 31 Jan 1754
Marriage*She married Reverend Edward Carson.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of John Farriss of Mackan, County Cavan;. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

John Farley1

b. 15 February 1757, d. June 1822
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Meindirt Farley2
Mother*Barbara Van Dieren2
Birth*15 February 1757John Farley was born on 15 February 1757 in New Jersey.2
Marriage*30 January 1776He married first Mary Klein on 30 January 1776.2
Revolutionary War*He served in the Revolutionary War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Second Battalion of the New Jersey militia.2
Marriage*1793He married second Elizabeth Sunderland about 1793.2
Marriage*He married third, as her third husband, Elizabeth (Heaton) Smith Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Martha ______.1,3,4
Relocation*After their marriage, John and Elizabeth moved to the hamlet of Dickersonville, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.4
Death*June 1822He died in June 1822 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 652
Burial* and was buried as Lieutenant John Farley in Dickersonville Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.2

Family 1

Mary Klein

Family 3

Elizabeth Heaton b. 5 Mar 1768, d. 15 Oct 1847

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lieutenant John Farley, Memorial# 27210031. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Heaton) Smith Heaton Farley, Memorial# 27209598.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 219.

Meindirt Farley1

Marriage*He married Barbara Van Dieren.1

Family

Barbara Van Dieren
Child1.John Farley1 b. 15 Feb 1757, d. Jun 1822

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lieutenant John Farley, Memorial# 27210031. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Annie Farmer1

b. 1880
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*1880Annie Farmer was born in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland, probably about the middle of 1880. We have not yet found the registration of her birth, so our rationale for the timing is this: She was listed with her siblings on the 1901 Census, in what appears to be birth order, between her sister Minnie who was born in February of 1878 and sister Matilda who was born in June of 1881. In the 1912 obituary for her mother, the three married daughters were listed first, and the unmarried Annie was listed between unmarried Minnie and Theresa, who was called Cissie.1,2
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Annie appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was probably about 21 years of age, although she was recorded as 19 on the census, and her occupation was recorded as "farmer's daughter."1

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon Messenger, 16 March 1912, obituary, "Death and Funeral of Mrs. Owen Farmer, Newton", noting her date of death as Thursday morning, 28 February 1912, although Thursday was actually 29 February 1912. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Eliza Cleta Farmer1

b. 8 July 1868, d. 13 November 1967
Birth*8 July 1868Eliza Cleta Farmer was born on 8 July 1868 in Illinois.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Cleta.2,3
Marriage*24 December 1890She married John Thalman on 24 December 1890 in Marion County, Illinois.3,2,4
(Wife) Death23 January 1953Cleta became a widow when John Thalman died on 23 January 1953 at age 85.1
Death*13 November 1967She died on 13 November 1967 at age 991,2
Burial* and was buried in Patoka Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.2

Family

John Thalman b. 28 Feb 1867, d. 23 Jan 1953
Child1.Charles Rogers Thalman1 b. 15 Aug 1899, d. 11 Dec 1972

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Rogers Thalman, Memorial# 94001677. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Cleta (Farmer) Thalman, Memorial# 100153787.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Thalman and "Cleddie" Farmer on 24 December 1890 in Marion County, citing FHL Film Number: 001010516. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thalman, Memorial# 100153788.

Eliza Jane Farmer1,2

b. 8 March 1838, d. 14 May 1866
Birth*8 March 1838Eliza Jane Farmer was born on 8 March 1838.1,2
Marriage*1 January 1855She married first James Joseph Alexander on 1 January 1855 in Marion County, Illinois.2,3
(Wife) Death3 May 1863Eliza became a widow when Sergeant James H. Alexander died on 3 May 1863 at age 26.2,3
Marriage*15 July 1865She married second Samuel Anderson Jolliff on 15 July 1865 in Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Children*May 1866Eliza and Samuel had twin daughters born in May 1866. The first died in June of that year and the other in Decmeber.2,1
Death*14 May 1866She died on 14 May 1866 in Clinton County, Illinois, at age 281,2
Burial* and was buried in Jolliff Cemetery, Clinton County, Illinois.2

Family 1

James Joseph Alexander b. Sep 1836, d. 3 May 1863

Family 2

Samuel Anderson Jolliff b. 8 Jul 1830, d. 21 Feb 1909

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Anderson Jolliff, Memorial# 51870587. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Farmer) Jolliff, Memorial# 46373381.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sgt. James H. Alexander, Memorial# 9010541.

Ellen Mary Farmer1,2

b. 23 July 1875
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*23 July 1875Ellen Mary Farmer was born about 23 July 1875 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2
(Granddaughter) Will26 January 1880Ellen's grandfather, Thady Rorke, prepared his will dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon, and willed £10 sterling to his granddaughter, "Eleanor" Farmer of Newtown, as her name was written in the District Registry's copy of the will.1,3,4
Marriage*18 February 1896She married first Edward Corr of Farragher, son of Edward Corr, on 18 February 1896 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Cloverhill, County Roscommon. Edward was 27 years of age and a farmer, and Ellen was 21. The witnesses signing their marriage registration were Patrick Featherston and Ellen's sister, Minnie Farmer.5
(Wife) Deathbefore 29 November 1906Ellen became a widow when Edward Corr died.6
Marriage*29 November 1906She married second, as his first wife, Patrick Murray of Ballinturly on 29 November 1906 in the Roman Catholic Church of Cloonycolgan, County Roscommon. Patrick was 32 years of age and Ellen was 28. The witnesses signing their marriage registration were Thomas Murray and Ellen's sister Theresa.6

Family 1

Edward Corr b. 1870, d. b 29 Nov 1906

Family 2

Patrick Murray

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Thady Rorke dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 22 September 1875 of the birth of Ellen Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 23 July 1875 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1812] Patrick Hume, "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)", received by LHB on 17 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)."
  4. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward Corr, age 27, bachelor farmer of Farragher, County Roscommon, son of Edward Corr, a farmer, and Ellen Farmer, age 21, a spinster housekeeper of Newtown, County Roscommon, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, on 18 February 1896 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Cloverhill, and witnessed by Patrick Featherston and Minnie Farmer, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Patrick Murray, age 32, bachelor farmer of Ballinturly, County Roscommon, son of James Murray, a farmer, and Ellen Farmer (who signed her name "Ellen Corr"), age 28, a widow Lady of Newtown, County Roscommon, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, on 29 November 1906 at the Roman Catholic Church of Cloonycolgan, and witnessed by Thomas Murray and Teresa Farmer, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Eugene Farmer1,2

b. 25 December 1891
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*25 December 1891Eugene Farmer was born on 25 December 1891 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2,1
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Eugene appeared on the 1901 census in the household of his parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. He was 9 years old and a scholar.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19111911Eugene appeared on the 1911 census in the household of his parents in House# 10, Newtown, County Roscommon. His age was 20, although it was recorded as 17 on the census, and his occupation was recorded as "farmer's son."3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 15 January 1892 of the birth of Eugene Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 25 December 1891 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 10 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Henry Joseph Farmer1,2

b. 29 March 1883, d. 8 March 1902
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*29 March 1883Henry Joseph Farmer was born on 29 March 1883 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2
Illness*For the last four years of his young life, Henry suffered from chronic bronchitis disease.3
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Henry appeared on the 1901 census in the household of his parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. He was 17 years old and his occupation was "farmer's son."1
Death*8 March 1902He died at age 18 in Newtown on 8 March 1902 of chronic bronchitis disease complicated by six months of exhaustion.3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 March 1883 of the birth of Henry Joseph Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 29 March 1883 in Newtown, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 4 April 1902 of the certified death of Henry Farmer, age 18, a bachelor son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, who died on 8 March 1902 in Newtown, County Roscommon, of chronic bronchitis disease for a duration of four years and a secondary cause of exhaustion for a period of six months, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

John Joseph Farmer1,2

b. 15 May 1894
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*15 May 1894John Joseph Farmer was born on 15 May 1894 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901John appeared on the 1901 census in the household of his parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. He was 7 years old and a scholar. He could read and not yet write.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19111911John J. appeared on the 1911 census in the household of his parents in House# 10, Newtown, County Roscommon. His age was 17, although it was recorded as 14 on the census, and he was a scholar, attending school.3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 26 May 1894 of the birth of John Joseph Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 15 May 1894 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 10 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Lizzie Josephine Farmer1,2

b. 23 March 1887
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*23 March 1887Lizzie Josephine Farmer was born on 23 March 1887 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2,1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Lizzie appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 13 years old and a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 March 1887 of the birth of Lizzie Josephine Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 23 March 1887 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Margaret Farmer1

b. 20 June 1876
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*20 June 1876Margaret Farmer was born on 20 June 1876 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901She may have been the Margaret Farmer who was enumerated on the 1901 census in a Draper's Shop on Main Street, Loughrea, County Galway. She was 23 years of age and one of six draper's assistants working for draper Andrew Moran. She had been born in County Roscommon and her religion was reported as Roman Catholic.2
Marriage*19 April 1905She married William Graham, son of William Graham, on 19 April 1905 in the Church of Ireland St. John's Church, Belfast, County Antrim, They were both of full age and residents of Belfast, and the witnesses who signed their marriage registration certificate were Thomas Whyite and Maggie Warde.3
Occupation*William was a clerk in Belfast.3

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 30 June 1876 of the birth of Margaret Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 20 June 1876 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Residents of House# 6, a Draper's Shop in Main Street, Loughrea Town, County Galway, with Head Draper Andrew Moran, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Church of Ireland marriage of William Graham, full age, bachelor clerk of 11 Telfan Street, Belfast, County Antrim, son of William Graham, farmer, and Margaret Farmer, full age, spinster, of 29 Teuplim Area, Belfast, County Antrim, daughter of Owen Farmer, farmer, on 19 April 1905 at St. John's Church in Belfast, and witnessed by Thomas Whyite and Maggie Warde, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Matilda Mary Farmer1,2,3

b. 8 June 1881
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*8 June 1881Matilda Mary Farmer was born on 8 June 1881 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2,1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Matilda appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 20 years old, although she was recorded as 18 on the census, and her occupation was recorded as "farmer's daughter."1
Marriage*3 April 1907She married Robert McHenry of Ballycastle, County Antrim, son of William McHenry, on 3 April 1907 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Malachy, Belfast. Both were described as having reached full age and the witnesses signing their registration certificate were John Holmes and Bella Gibson.4
Census Ireland 1911*1911Matilda and Robert McHenry appeared on the 1911 census on Ann Street, Ballycastle, County Antrim. Robert had been born in County Antrim and his age was recorded as 28 years. Matilda Mary was born in County Roscommon and was recorded as 27 years of age. Robert was a confectioner and _____ shop and the couple resided with their three young children in 1911. William Joseph was 3 years old, Madeleine was 2 and Eugene was 8 months.3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 29 August 1881 of the birth of Matilda Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 8 June 1881 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Robert and Matilda Mary McHenry, House# 109 in Ann Street, Ballycastle, County Antrim, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/…
    . Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Robert McHenry, full age, bachelor clerk of Ballycastle, County Antrim, son of William McHenry, and Matilda Farmer, full age, a spinster _____ barmaid of Ballycastle, County Antrim, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, on 3 April 1907 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Malachy in Belfast, and witnessed by John Holmes and Bella Gibson, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Minnie Farmer1

b. 12 February 1878
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*12 February 1878Minnie was born as Mary Kate Farmer on 12 February 1878 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2
(Sister) Marriage18 February 1896Minnie signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Ellen and Edward Corr on 18 February 1896 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Cloverhill, County Roscommon.3
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Minnie appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 23 years of age, although she was recorded as 21 on the census, and her occupation was recorded as "farmer's daughter."1

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 19 February 1878 of the birth of Mary Kate Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 12 February 1878 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward Corr, age 27, bachelor farmer of Farragher, County Roscommon, son of Edward Corr, a farmer, and Ellen Farmer, age 21, a spinster housekeeper of Newtown, County Roscommon, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, on 18 February 1896 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Cloverhill, and witnessed by Patrick Featherston and Minnie Farmer, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Owen Farmer1

b. 1834, d. before 13 July 1918
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Birth*1834Owen Farmer was born about 1834.2
Marriage*1875He married Margaret Rorke, daughter of Thady Rorke and Eleanor Boyd, about 1875, probably in County Roscommon.3
Residence*Owen Farmer lived in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Son-in-Law) Will26 January 1880Owen's father-in-law, Thady Rorke, prepared his will dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon, and named his wife Maria, his sons John Joseph, Timothy, Michael, Patrick, James and Joseph, and his granddaughter, "Eleanor" Farmer of Newtown, as her name was written in the District Registry's copy of the will. Her name was actually Ellen Mary Farmer. He named his wife's brother, John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, his brother Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and his son-in-law Owen Farmer of Newtown, as his Joint Trustees and Executors.

Finding this will was exciting and we are very grateful to Patrick Hume, a Thady Rorke descendant, for his expertise in reading and transcribing our initial copy. His knowledge of this early Rorke family, and also of Ireland generally, has been especially helpful to us. So, thank you, Patrick!

The District Registry's copy of Thady's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have also modified some place names to their current spellings, but have not modified any other spellings that we are aware of, and we've made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the Name of God Amen.

I Thady Rorke of Camogue do make this my last Will and Testament, Revoking all others that "has" been made by me.

I will to my son John Joseph Rorke the sum of Five pounds sterling.

I will to my son Timothy Rorke the sum of One Hundred pounds sterling together with the lands of Farranawillin which I hold under lease.

I will to my son Michael Rorke the sum of Two Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Cloonglasny beg.

I will my son Patrick Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Lettreen.

Note: in the next sentence of the will, the name “John” was crossed out, so the bequest was intended to read: “I will to my son Joseph Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling.”

The remaining portion of all my assets in monies, live stock and crops together with a Policy of Insurance on my own life for five hundred and odd pounds on the Alliance Office Castlerea, per Receipts and Account in my Cash Book, I will to my son James Rorke after paying the aforesaid bequests, Rents, Taxes, Funeral expenses and all other just debts due by me together with Ten pounds which I will to my granddaughter Eleanor(sic) Farmer of Newtown and Five pounds to my respected Parish Priest and Curate for Masses to be offered up for the eternal repose of my poor soul.

I will and direct that my wife Maria Rorke shall get the Annual allowance of Fifteen pounds sterling, for her support and maintenance during her natural life, together with the Room she now sleeps in, to be charged on the lands of Camogue.

It is my will and wish that none of my household furniture or farming implements be sold by Auction, but kept here for the use and benefit of this place.

But it is my will that all my other assets and effects shall be Auctioned and disposed of at a Suitable Season of the year. The monies to be secured and converted to the best purpose for each member of my family, according to the forgoing will, by my Trustees and Executors.

I give and devise to John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin and Owen Farmer of Newtown, the house, offices and lands of Camogue, leased and released as I now hold them, in trust for my son James Rorke until he reaches the age of twenty-five years, when I will that he then get into legal possession, provided he is in sound health and always guided by my Executors. Should he die before he reaches that age, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Patrick Rorke, and should neither of them survive the age of twenty-five years, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Joseph Rorke.

I give and devise to my Trustees and Executors the lands of Mullygollan and Toneragh, if they think it prudent to hold them, in trust for maintenance, clothing and education of Patrick Rorke, James Rorke and Joseph Rorke.

I also will that the profit made out of the lands of Camogue, until my son James attain the age of Twenty-Five years, shall also go to the support, clothing and education of the aforesaid Patrick, James and Joseph Rorke. The balance of profit, if any, to be divided share and share alike on them.

I hope my good friends through life, Christopher French Esq., Arthur St. George French Esq., both of Cloonyquin, and Patrick Taaffe Esq. of Foxborough, will never see an injustice done to any of my family.

I hereby appoint John Forde of Rockmount, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and Owen Farmer of Newtown as Joint Trustees and Executors of this, my Last Will and Testament.

There is a sum of one hundred pounds sterling due me by George S. O’Connor Esq. and Henry Smyth Esq. both now of Hollywell, to be allowed out of last year’s rent of Mullygollan and Toneragh. (per agreement on Stamped paper)

Agreed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, have attached our names as witnesses.

Codicil: The one hundred pounds which I have willed to my Son Timothy in the body of the Will is null and void, as I have signed a bill for him for like amount which should be paid out of my means.

Dated this 26 January 1880 Eighty… and the Will was signed by Thady Rorke

Signing as witnesses were Thomas Feeney and Edward Flanagan.4,5,6
(Son-in-Law) Probate16 April 1881Owen Farmer of Newtown Ballnaheglish and John Forde of Rockmount, both in County Roscommon, two of the Executors, probated the will of Owen's father-in-law, Thady Rorke, on 16 April 1881 at Tuam, County Galway. Thady's effects were valued at under £1,500.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901Margaret and Owen Farmer appeared on the 1901 census in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. Owen's age was recorded as 62 and Margaret's as 48. Owen was a farmer and nine of the couple's eleven children were enumerated with their parents in 1901. Minnie's age was 23, although it was recorded on the census as 21, Annie was recorded as 19, although she was probably about 21, Matilda was 20, recorded as 18, Henry was 17, Teresa 15, Lizzie 13, Sarah 11, Eugene 9, and John 7. All in the family could read and write except John, the youngest, who could not yet write. Also living in the Farmer household in 1901 was the couple's nephew, Joseph Rorke, who was 7 years old and also could not yet write. The six youngest of the children were all scholars.7
Census Ireland 1911*1911Margaret and Owen Farmer appeared on the 1911 census in House# 10, Newtown, County Roscommon. Owen's age was recorded as 73 and Margaret's as 54. She reported they had been married for 35 years and had given birth to 10 children, all of them still living, although our research indicates she had 11 children in all, and that their son Henry had died in 1902, which actually did leave them with 10 children living, Four of their children resided in their parents' household in 1911. Teresa's age was recorded as 20, although she was actually 26, and Sarah's age was 22, while the census recorded it as 18. Their son Eugene was recorded as 17, although he was actually 20, and John J., who was 17, was recorded as 14. Eugene's occupation was "farmer's son" and John was a "scholar" attending school. No occupations were recorded for the female members of the family.8
(Husband) Death29 February 1912Owen became a widower when Margaret (Rorke) Farmer died on Thursday morning, 29 February 1912 at about age 58. She had been in failing health for about six months, with more serious symptoms developing about three weeks before her death. Her obituary was long, and included: "The deceased lady, who had attained the age of 60 years, was a member of one of the oldest and most respected families in County Roscommon and was sister of Mr. Timothy Rorke of Tulsk. When the sad intelligence of her death spread it occasioned a painful shock, not only in the district in which she resided but throughout a large portion of County Roscommon, where the deceased and her family were so well known and highly esteemed, and the most heartfelt sympathy was expressed with her husband and sorrowing children and relatives in their affliction. The deceased was possessed of a most amiable, kindly and charitable disposition which won for her a place in the hearts of a host of friends and acquaintances who now sincerely mourn her demise. In the circle of her family and intimate friends she was idolized, and her demise has occasioned such a deep sense of sorrow as only the final parting with a loved one causes, for she had one of those sunny, gentle dispositions that make friends without effort, and she was a devoted wife and loving and affectionate mother, and in the family circle has left a void that can never be filled."9,10,11
Death*before 13 July 1918He died not long before 13 July 1918 in Newtown. The newspaper printed a notice of his death at age 84 on that date, noting he was of Newtown, Castlerea, and had been a "large farmer and popular in the district."2

Family

Margaret Rorke b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Children1.Ellen Mary Farmer4,12 b. 23 Jul 1875
2.Margaret Farmer13 b. 20 Jun 1876
3.Minnie Farmer14 b. 12 Feb 1878
4.Annie Farmer7 b. 1880
5.Matilda Mary Farmer7,15 b. 8 Jun 1881
6.Henry Joseph Farmer7,16 b. 29 Mar 1883, d. 8 Mar 1902
7.Teresa Mary Farmer7,17 b. 10 Jul 1885
8.Lizzie Josephine Farmer7,18 b. 23 Mar 1887
9.Sarah Mary Farmer7,19 b. 16 Jul 1889
10.Eugene Farmer7,20 b. 25 Dec 1891
11.John Joseph Farmer7,21 b. 15 May 1894

Citations

  1. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, page 593, 1881 probate of Thady Rorke, died 28 April 1880 in County Roscommon, referencing http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon Messenger, 13 July 1918, notice of the death of Owen Farmer of Newtown at age 84. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Thady Rorke dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  5. [S1812] Patrick Hume, "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)", received by LHB on 17 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)."
  6. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."
  7. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  8. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 10 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  9. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", reporting her date of death as 29 February 1912 at about age 58.
  10. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Roscommon Messenger, 16 March 1912, obituary, "Death and Funeral of Mrs. Owen Farmer, Newton", noting her date of death as Thursday morning, 28 February 1912, although Thursday was actually 29 February 1912.
  11. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Roscommon Messenger, 2 March 1912, notice of the death of Margaret Farmer at her residence Newtown House, Roscommon, noting her date of death as 29 February 1912.
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 22 September 1875 of the birth of Ellen Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 23 July 1875 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 30 June 1876 of the birth of Margaret Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 20 June 1876 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  14. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 19 February 1878 of the birth of Mary Kate Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 12 February 1878 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  15. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 29 August 1881 of the birth of Matilda Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 8 June 1881 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  16. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 March 1883 of the birth of Henry Joseph Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 29 March 1883 in Newtown, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  17. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 4 September 1885 of the birth of Teresa Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 10 July 1885 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  18. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 March 1887 of the birth of Lizzie Josephine Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 23 March 1887 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  19. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 29 November 1890 of the birth of Sarah Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 16 July 1889 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  20. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 15 January 1892 of the birth of Eugene Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 25 December 1891 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  21. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 26 May 1894 of the birth of John Joseph Farmer, son of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 15 May 1894 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Sarah Mary Farmer1,2

b. 16 July 1889
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*16 July 1889Sarah Mary Farmer was born on 16 July 1889 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2,1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Sarah appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 11 years old and a scholar.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19111911Sarah appeared on the 1911 census in the household of her parents in House# 10, Newtown, County Roscommon. Her age was 22, although it was recorded as 18 on the census.3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 29 November 1890 of the birth of Sarah Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 16 July 1889 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 10 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Teresa Mary Farmer1,2

b. 10 July 1885
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Owen Farmer1,2 b. 1834, d. b 13 Jul 1918
Mother*Margaret Rorke1,2 b. 1854, d. 29 Feb 1912
Birth*10 July 1885Teresa Mary Farmer was born on 10 July 1885 in Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland.2,1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Theresa appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 7, Newtown, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 15 years old and a scholar.1
(Sister) Marriage29 November 1906Theresa signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Ellen and Patrick Murray on 29 November 1906 in the Roman Catholic Church of Cloonycolgan, County Roscommon.3
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19111911Teresa appeared on the 1911 census in the household of her parents in House# 10, Newtown, County Roscommon. Her age was 26, although it was recorded as 20 on the census.4

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 7 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 4 September 1885 of the birth of Teresa Mary Farmer, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, and Margaret Rorke, born on 10 July 1885 in Newtown, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Patrick Murray, age 32, bachelor farmer of Ballinturly, County Roscommon, son of James Murray, a farmer, and Ellen Farmer (who signed her name "Ellen Corr"), age 28, a widow Lady of Newtown, County Roscommon, daughter of Owen Farmer, a farmer, on 29 November 1906 at the Roman Catholic Church of Cloonycolgan, and witnessed by Thomas Murray and Teresa Farmer, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Farmer, House# 10 in Newtown, Cloonygormican, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.