Sunday, March 8, 2015

Annie (Maginnes) Nolan 1900 US Census

We know that William Nolan died in Grafton, Massachusetts on 5 Mar 1895 of pneumonia, so where is his wife living after he dies? If we look at the 1900 US Federal Census we find Annie living with her son John and his family and Annie’s daughter Maggie (John’s sister).

There is a lot of information and clues we can gather from this 1900 Census.[1]
1.       They are still living in Grafton.
2.       Annie was born in June 1838 in Ireland. Something more to research.
3.       She’s a widow- (so this is probably the right person).
4.        Annie is a mother of 10 children of which 9 are living in 1900.
5.       John and Maggie were born in Ireland July 1863 and Aug 1876, respectively.
6.       John and Nellie have been married 7 years
7.       Nellie is a mother of 2 children both living.
8.       John, Maggie, and Annie Nolan immigrated here in 1888 and have been here 11 years.

Facts about Annie Nolan

       1.       They are living in Grafton and all of them are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, 17 Waterville St., No. Grafton, Ma with or near William Nolan.[2] 
       2.       Annie was most likely born 3 Jun 1832 as her tombstone states.[3] She and William were married 22 Jul 1850 in Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland and she states her age as 20.[4] If she was born in 1838 that would have made her 12, too young to marry.
      3.       We know Annie is a widow.
      4.       I can only document Annie having 8 children, but since Anne Eliza and William were married in 1850 there is certainly room for a couple of children.
              o   Jane, birthdate unkown,
              o   James born abt. 1859,
              o   Eliza born 1861,
              o   Samuel born 1863,
              o   Sarah, born 1866,
              o   Joseph born 1869,
              o   John born 1873,
              o   Margaret (Maggie) born 1876 

 5.    John's birth inscription reads as follows:
Lisburn, Antrim Down pg 21.22.23 Superintendent Reistrar's District Lisburn- Registrar'sDistrict Lisburn-1873 Births Registered in the District of Lisburn in the Union of Lisburn- Counties of Antrim Down----13 Jul 1873 John M father William Noland living in Longstone, Lisburn, occupation Dyer and mother Ann Eliza Noland formerly Maginnes, mother marked  her  X on 9th of Aug 1873.[5] 
Maggie was born abt. Aug 1876.    
 6.     John and Nellie were married 1 Sep. 1893 in Grafton.[6]    
 7.   Maggie and John have 2 children listed on this 1900 Census.     
 8.    I will blog more about their immigration in a future Blog post.

[1] 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Grafton, Worcester Co., MA, roll 692, ED 1632, Pg. 5.
[2] Older Blog post Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Monday, January 19, 2015.
[3] Ibid, Thursday, January 8, 2015.
[4] FamilySearch, “Marriage records, 1845-1870, with indexes to marriage, 1845-1921,” FHL film no. 101313.
[5] Familysearch, “Quarterly returns of births in Ireland, 1864-1955, with index to births, 1864-1921, FHL film 255883. P. 649, item 105
[6] Grafton Vital Records  15:190 item 31

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