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BURNS, Thomas E[1]

Male 1858 - 1880  (21 years)


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  • Name BURNS, Thomas E 
    Born 24 Dec 1858  Milwaukie, Milwaukie, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1880  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I945  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2014 

    Father BURNS, PATRICK "Talk",   b. 15 Aug 1818, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1904, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother ROCHE, Maria,   b. Abt Apr 1836, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1886, Milwaukee, Milwaukie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1854 
    Family ID F972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1-5. The Roche's, Burns & Myatt's
    1-5. The Roche's, Burns & Myatt's
    ~1800 - Somewhere in Ireland:

    My great-great-great grandfather, Mathew Roche [aka Roach], was born somewhere in Ireland around 1805. He may have immigrated to America before 1830. At the time of the 1830 Census a Mathew Roach of approximately the right age was living [and working] at the US Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. Mathew married an Irish immigrant named Catherine around 1835 and settled, for a while at least, in New York, probably in West Chester Township, Westchester County, just across the Hudson River from northern New Jersey. He may have immigrated with a brother or cousin and shared living quarters for several years after their arrival in this country. In the 1840 census there was a Mathew Roach of the right age with a wife of the correct age sharing a home with another couple in the same age group in West Chester.

    In April, 1836, Mathew and Catharine’s daughter, Maria [Marie?] Roche, was born in New York. They also had at least one other child, Catharine Roche, who was born in New York about 1842. They may also have had several children who died.

    Sometime between 1842 and 1850 the Roche’s moved across the Hudson River and settled in the town of Harrison in Hudson County, New Jersey, just a short distance north of Newark. Mathew worked as a gardener in Harrison.

    It is possible that Mathew Roche and his family joined the increasing number of hardy souls heading west for cheap land and an, eventually, better life style, but it seems more likely that they remained in the Newark area for the rest of their lives. I have not been able to locate them in any census after 1850, so Mathew, at least, may have died young. It is possible that his wife, Catherine, survived him but remarried before 1860.

  • Notes 

    • [LDS Family Group Record; Nancy Burns & Johanna Myatt data base; 1880 Census of Milwaukee].



      According to info from Johanna Myat &/or Nancy Burns, Thomas died on 19 March. 1880. However he was alive at the time of the 1880 Census in June of that year. He had been run over by a team of horses.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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