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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 19:36 BST (UK) »
you are possibly right re his age as he died  Aug 1935 age 74 est birth 1861

probate to his Daughter Mary Isabel Sweetnam wife of Alfred
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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 20:00 BST (UK) »
Family search acting up again so no link
A Lotta Savoy died 24 Sep 1915 in the Bronx New York age 39 and a divorcee born 10 July 1876 in Canada to Irish parents James C Kingston and Mary Sullivan

they James and Mary were married in Dunmanway 1848

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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 22:32 BST (UK) »
Remember this? I'd underlined 'married' because wife Mary Jane (nee Burns) had died previously.
Death: 26 Apr.1909 Manhattan
Robert Morehead, 47, born Ireland, married, address- 533 W. 52nd St., driver, parents John Morehead & Anna Anderson


Well, an online tree (yet to be verified) lists wife as Helena Hegarty (1876-1947) with 1 son & 3 daughters!

22 June 1900 "Lucania" arrived N.Y. from Queenstown, Ireland
Robert Moorhead, 34, lab., in NY 1899 for 17 yrs; Helen Moorhead, 24, servant

1910 Census- W. 52nd St., Manhattan
Helena Morehead, 29, Ireland, widow, to US 1901, cleaner- office bldg, 4 children/4 living
Children: Anna Morehead, 7; Helen Morehead, 6; Agnes Morehead, 4; George Morehead, 1

1920 Census- 229 W. 148th St., Manhattan
Helena Morehead, 41, Ire., to US 1900, wid., matron- NY Tel Co
Children: Anna Morehead, 18; Helen Morehead, 16; Agnus Morehead, 14; George Morehead, 11

1930 Census- W 179th St., Manhattan
Helen Moorhead, 51, Irish Free State, to US 1901, marton- NY Telephone
Children: Helen Moorehead, 26; George Moorhead, 22. Also 1 lodger Charles McKay.
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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 23:22 BST (UK) »
Is there no end to that particular Moorhead Clan  :P

So Robert's two surviving children with his wife #1 Mary Jane Burns, his two sons John J and Robert, went back to Ireland it seems with their Dad and it looks like perhaps stayed?  Or we see them on the 1901 in the census with their Uncle and the other with his Grandma.

While their Dad Robert remarried in Ireland and went back to the USA with his new wife Helena and had 4 children with her in the USA before dying in 1909.

Alexander his brother was married 3x after all so ... guess I should not be at all surprised! 

Thanks aghadowey

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JARVIS (Houghton, Norfolk);
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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 07 April 16 06:30 BST (UK) »

... mention here of Letters of Administration (with the Will and one Codicil annexed) of the personal estate of Alexander Moorhead (d. 27 October 1859), late of Drumeel,  granted to John Moorhead his son:

http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/005014884/005014884_00121.pdf

... Possible Will Calendars entry for son John died 1896, probate to Anne the widow:

http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/005014911/005014911_00448.pdf


Just to add, the reported age of Alexander Moorhead of Drumeel at the time of his burial in 1859 was 88 and the reported age of John Moorhead of Drumeel at the time of his burial in 1896 was 91.

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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 07 April 16 14:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks gaffy - yes I do think it is them ;)

I have a question that I am sure someone can answer regarding burials and obits circa 1900 Ireland.
We know Alexander's wife Ellen Kingston-Moorhead died 1905 Co.Cork. 
The registration district Clonakilty, but more specifically Rosscarbery.

Would it have been probable that there would have been an Obituary for Ellen in the newspaper of that day and place?
Alexander was a Teacher, so an educated man one assumes but was the presence or absence of obits more because of monetary or simply it was not done in that time period? 

I know, and thanks to a Rootschatter I have a copy, that Alexander had an Obit in 1944 ..

And secondly, how easy would it be to track down a grave in this area?
Just wondering if perhaps Ellen and her infant son who predeceased her would be buried with more of her Kingston family given that is where she was born?
Trying to get a handle on which Kingston Family Ellen belonged to!

Should I post on Co. Cork?

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LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 07 April 16 19:56 BST (UK) »
The childrens school records for 'Granard Mixed' (COI) National School are online.

Briefly, it says they have all started in the school in June 1908, their previous school being in Ardrahan Co Galway. They all leave in June 1914 with a note saying 'Gone to Ballina"
All have 'Granard' as their residence and Father's occupation listed as a 'N. Teacher'

Don't know if this is the same school their father is teaching at- 'Church Quarter' see Sinnan's post No 4. Time to pull out the maps !

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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 07 April 16 21:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks hasta  great find :)

So, clearly he did indeed move for his job and to Ballina, Co. Mayo like I had found (he was there in 1924, 1925 as ships records from 3 of the four kids say so).  But interesting they seem to gravitate always back to Co. Longford.  So Alexander's home is where the kids thought of as home too...

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LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

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Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 15:09 BST (UK) »
July 1892 "City of Paris" arrived Liverpool, England from New York-
Robt Moorhead (29) mechanic
Mary J. Moorhead (24)
John Moorhead (3)

Birth: Robert David Moorhead 19 Aug.1894 Manhattan
father- Robert, mother Mary Jane (nee Burns)

Birth: Margaret Grace Moorhead 12 Oct.1896 Manhattan
father- Robert (34) b.Ireland, mother Mary Ann (nee Burns) (37) b.Ireland

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Margaret Grace Moorhead 12 Oct.1896 Manhattan died aged 1 year.
Elizabeth A Moorhead died 8 July 189(2)? 

both daus of Robt + Mary J Moorhead

Born NY, Buried Ballinalee