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Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 9:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Driscoll, O'Driscoll, Shields, Jessup, Donovan
I hit a brick wall! Edward Driscoll born in Ireland (Cork County I think) around 1822 and emigrated to the US and settled in Berkshire County, Massachusetts (West Stockbridge, Cheshire, Adams). His occupation was listed as a miner. He was married to a Mary who was born in Ireland and they 1870 census listed these as their children: Richard (1846), Maggie (1858), Jerremiah (1861), Mary (1862), Ellen (1863), Patrick (1868), Johanna (1874) and Katie (1875). Edward's Mother was Margaret Driscoll born in Ireland abt 1790. Any help with info would be GREATLY appreciated!

Re: Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 1:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
go to www.familysearch.org
next screen click on 'try updated site'
next screen scroll down and click on 'usa,candad,mexico'
next screen scroll down until you find the Massachusetts databases

Good luck
Margaret

Re: Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 5:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found the following birth records for the following children of Edward and Mary Driscoll (McGrath)
West Stockbridge birth Jan 11,1846 Richard
Lee birth Maggie Oct.22, 1878
Cheshire birth Jeremiah Oct.25, 1860
: "" birth Mary Jane Aug. 9, 1862 this birth record states parent b. Waterford, Ireland
Cheshire birth Hellen Dec. 16.1864
"" "" birth Patrick Mar. 16, 1869

Johanna and Katie did not find a birth record there is several yrs from Patrick b.1869 and Johanna 1874 and Katie 1875.
Tina

Re: Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 16 Jul 2011 6:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jul 2011 6:43PM GMT
Work in progress...


1860 United States Federal Census about Mary Driscoll
Name: Mary Driscoll
Age in 1860: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1860: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Post Office: Lee
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Driscoll 40
Richard Driscoll 14
Edward Driscoll 12
Mary Ann Driscoll 10
James Driscoll 5
Michael Driscoll 3

Perhaps Edward went back home to collect his mother during the 1860 Census :)
1870 United States Federal Census about Edward Driscoll
Name: Edward Driscoll
Birth Year: abt 1822
Age in 1870: 48
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Driscoll 48
Mary Driscoll 30
Margaret Driscoll 11
Jerry Driscoll 9
Mary Driscoll 7
Ellen Driscoll 4
Patrick Driscoll 2
Margaret Driscoll 80

1870 United States Federal Census about Richard Driscoll
Name: Richard Driscoll
Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1870: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Driscoll 24
Mary Driscoll 26
Mary Driscoll 3
Edwin Driscoll 1
Hannora Driscoll 10/12
Michiel Driscoll 14
James Driscoll 16
I presume James and Michael to be brothers. Mary is Mary Ryan. They were married Nov 19, 1866.

1880 United States Federal Census about Edward Driscoll
Name: Edward Driscoll
Home in 1880: Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Mary Driscoll
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Driscoll 58
Mary Driscoll 40
Maggie Driscoll 22
Jerremiah Driscoll 19
Mary Driscoll 18
Ellen Driscoll 17
Patrick Driscoll 12
Johannah Driscoll 6
Katie Driscoll 5
Bridget Driscoll 3

I could not find any Margaret Driscoll death records in Berkshire County for 1870 -1880. There was a Mary Driscoll that died in Admams in 1772. She was a widow from Ireland, age listed as 60. No parents included.

1880 United States Federal Census about Richard Driscoll
Name: Richard Driscoll
Home in 1880: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Mary Driscoll
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Work In Paper Mill
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Driscoll 34
Mary Driscoll 36
Mary E Driscoll 13
Edward Driscoll 11
Hanna Driscoll 10
Richard Driscoll 7
John Driscoll 5
Katie Driscoll 3
James Driscoll 1

Richard died in 1888 --> http://tinyurl.com/654qnpg

An Edmond Driscoll died in 1897. Born in Ireland, mother named Margaret Brown --> http://tinyurl.com/64o66de

John

Re: Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you all. Great stuff!

Re: Searching for Edward and or Margaret Driscoll

Posted: 8 Oct 2012 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
noticed them in my haley/regan/siebert search also in MY 4th cousin once removed (she passed)

and a neighbor i grew up with...

so outa 2300 or more posting i thot id respond again

THANKS MARGARET..

oh and if u still need help in Berkshire or FLA let me know

we all need to help each other..and u are like me..

dont know u but i think u ROCK!
deb
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