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Finding parents' names before listed on DCs

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Re: Finding parents' names before listed on DCs

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for writing.

Yes, you have the right family. I don't have a lot of information - she was only 36 years old at the time of her death. The others in the grave (called cemetery) are her single children and husband. As far as I know, she had at least 8 children (women listed with married names):

John 1865-1940
Mary McCann 1866-1894
Lucy 1868-1870
Joseph 1871-1933
Robert 1872-1933
Anastasia Russlend 1876-1958
Michael 1878-1880
Margaret Van Name 1881-1913

If her year of birth from the DC is correct, she was born in 1847-ish. That would make her 17 at the time of John's birth. Her DC says her mother was born in the US and father in Ireland.

Her obit didn't list a Church for funeral services. It was a small obit that just stated her married name (but with the middle initial C - not sure what it stands for), date of death, age, her husband's name and her address.

The married couple lived in Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn. I have her listed in the 1870, 1875, 1880 NY/Federal Censuses.

I just noticed an hour ago that familysearch.org added an index of the 1855 NY census (yay!) but a search of Margaret Tompkins/Thompkins didn't have any hits that I think make sense.

I tried to flip thru the un-indexed 1865 NY State Census but haven't found them yet.

Hope I haven't babbled on too long.

Thank you again,
Christine
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