Author Topic: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford  (Read 2847 times)

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,619
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 13:26 BST (UK) »
Marriage: 5 May 1888 Manhattan
Robert Moorhead, 27, single, born Co. Longford, parents John Moorhead & Ann Anderson
Maary Jane Burns, 29, single, born Co.Longford, parents Joseph Burns & Margaret Bloomer

So, the 1911 entry for John Moorhead 'nephew' fits BUT look at the names given for his parents!
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline LUV

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 13:57 BST (UK) »
Morning all
Once again I am behind the time (but in my defense I am behind the time literally)
Thank you all  :o
I am trying to digest and 'compartmentalize'  all this great information trying to see now where we are at.


No reason to start a new topic- there's lots of information already posted on the on e you started two days ago

Sorry if this was not the right way to do it  :-\ I started the new topic aghadowey as I was told many, many postings ago on another board that when the focus of the research changes make sure you post it in the appropriate board.  Since the post two days ago, I can now prove I have the right ALEXANDER and so I don't need to try and track his every moment through Ireland as a Teacher looking for links to his daughter. I want to move backwards for the time being and look for his parents. 
WOODAGE (East London);
SPEAR (Laneast, Cornwall);
FRENCH (Rye/Hastings, Sussex);
PERCIVAL (Downe, Kent);
JARVIS (Houghton, Norfolk);
KING (Wortham,Suffolk- Hove, Sussex);
FLEMING(Logierait & Dowally, Perthshire);
LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline gaffy

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,132
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:09 BST (UK) »
Marriage: 5 May 1888 Manhattan
Robert Moorhead, 27, single, born Co. Longford, parents John Moorhead & Ann Anderson
Maary Jane Burns, 29, single, born Co.Longford, parents Joseph Burns & Margaret Bloomer

So, the 1911 entry for John Moorhead 'nephew' fits BUT look at the names given for his parents!

Interesting... one of the 1901 census return families was still in Drumeel in 1911 and I'm leaning more towards it (though the 1901 census return with the Kenny family Moorehead mother-in-law is probably still related):

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Drummeel/Drummeel/582379/

Offline LUV

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:19 BST (UK) »
I think you found them aghadowey  :o
I had started to follow nephew John J who was with Alexander and family on the 1901 Census but I did not want to go too far down the 'rabbit hole' until I knew I had the right family!
Thank you for following him and that lead through to the end !
Father Robert's marriage in New York gives the parents and with what gaffy supplied ... the parents of my Alexander too!

Thank you guys :)

WOODAGE (East London);
SPEAR (Laneast, Cornwall);
FRENCH (Rye/Hastings, Sussex);
PERCIVAL (Downe, Kent);
JARVIS (Houghton, Norfolk);
KING (Wortham,Suffolk- Hove, Sussex);
FLEMING(Logierait & Dowally, Perthshire);
LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,619
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:19 BST (UK) »
Oh this certainly isn't the end... do you want more details?
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline LUV

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:27 BST (UK) »
wonder is there a connection  George Kingston ?
Thanks dathai and Sinann, I am going to track Alexander's wife #2 Ellen Kingston's family too.
Yes, since this George Kingston was a National Teacher you never know!
WOODAGE (East London);
SPEAR (Laneast, Cornwall);
FRENCH (Rye/Hastings, Sussex);
PERCIVAL (Downe, Kent);
JARVIS (Houghton, Norfolk);
KING (Wortham,Suffolk- Hove, Sussex);
FLEMING(Logierait & Dowally, Perthshire);
LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

Offline LUV

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:29 BST (UK) »
Oh this certainly isn't the end... do you want more details?

Absolutely!
I have NEVER had so much luck searching an ancestor in Ireland EVER.
Most had immigrated in the 1840's during the Potato Famine - no trace there and little to follow here - so actually finding this group and will all these records!
WOODAGE (East London);
SPEAR (Laneast, Cornwall);
FRENCH (Rye/Hastings, Sussex);
PERCIVAL (Downe, Kent);
JARVIS (Houghton, Norfolk);
KING (Wortham,Suffolk- Hove, Sussex);
FLEMING(Logierait & Dowally, Perthshire);
LOVE (Ireland Co.?)

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,619
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 14:44 BST (UK) »
Death: 26 Apr.1909 Manhattan
Robert Morehead, 47, born Ireland, married, address- 533 W. 52nd St., driver, parents John Morehead & Anna Anderson

And sadly the reason young John was probably sent to live with relatives in Ireland-
Death: 13 Nov.1896 Manhattan
Mary Jane Moorhead, 36, born Ireland, married, address 354 W. 12th St., buried 15 Nov.1896 Greenwood Cemetery, parents Joseph Burns & Margaret Burns

Greenwood Cemetery burials- grave 292, lot 14964 section 135
child of Robert & Mary Moorhead- 15 Nov.1896
Mary J. Moorhead- 15 Nov.1896 [died childbirth?]
Robert Morehead- 28 Apr.1909
http://www.green-wood.com/burial_search/

more to come here...
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,619
    • View Profile
Re: Birth and a family for Alexander Moorhead born circa 1860 - Co. Longford
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 15:00 BST (UK) »
Robert David Moorhead (born 1894 N.Y.) with grandmother in 1901- as gaffy posted earlier
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Drummeel/Drummeel/1548620

1930 "California" arrived N.Y. 1930
Robert David Moorhead, 35, US citizen, motor-driver, last perm. residence- Ireland (other notiations on manifest at FamilySearch)

Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.