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William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Donal Doolan (View posts)
Posted: 13 Mar 2004 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
We are searching for descendants of William Donovan, from Kilkenny, and embarked to New York on the ship called 'New York' on June 8 1841. His brother, Dr John O'Donovan, (translator of The Annals of the Four Masters) kept in touch with him, but by 1850 was writing to his cousin saying that he had lost touch.

Any info greatfully received, to be added to a growing family tree that dates back to 1650

Regards
Donal

Re: William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Gorman (View posts)
Posted: 18 Mar 2004 10:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am desc from a William Donovan, in NYC alive in the early 1880's, born in America. Do you know if your William had a son with the same name?

Re: William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Donal Doolan (View posts)
Posted: 20 Mar 2004 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
We do not know at present. We know he was probably born about 1810, and was married with some children when he emigrated. We are checking out local records here in Ireland to track down any names.
Regards
Donal

Re: William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Posted: 12 Aug 2004 7:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather was William Donovan in NYC in the 1880's and he did have a son William J. Donovan that was killed in WW1 in France and is buried there. Could these be the same Donovan's?
Peggy

Re: William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Posted: 12 Aug 2004 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Aug 2005 7:05PM GMT
Do you know if William had a wife and how old he was? My greatx4 grandfather was a William Donovan married to Ellen Hickey (source my 3xg grandfather, James P. Donovan's death cert). I trace JP from NY in 1855/57, to VA 1861, to Indiana, to MO by 1865 (all by census births). Given the NY beginning destination, the movement of his son and he's a william I thought I'd throw this out.

Re: William Donovan, arrived new York, June 1841

Linda White (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2004 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Donovan, White, Matchit
I have a William A. Donovan in NY. He married Anna Matchit 09 July 1861 in Hamilton County OH. He was a circus clown and acrobat and worked for Nat Austin. He died in 1869 and was buried at Greenwood cemetery Brooklyn NY.
The remains of a William A. Donovan buried 12/28/1869 and a William A. Donovan buried 9/17/1899 were interred in GRAVE 397 in Lot 17806. The remains of both were removed from the Greenwood Cemetery on 12/4/1903 to Evergreen cemetery in Brooklyn NY. Anna Matchit Donovan White worked for Barnum circus for 40 years in wardrobe. Their son, William A. Donovan 1861-1899 also worked for Barnum as a property manager and married the bearded lady in 1895.
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