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Michael Brennan born Ireland 1846 lived New York
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 15:42 BST (UK) »
I am not particularly familiar with US records and am trying to establish the origins of a Michael Brennan who appears in the 1900 US Census as follows:

Michael Brennan, born Jan 1846 Ireland, parents born Ireland, married 28 years, immigration 1862, naturalization 1875, residence Manhattan, New York, occupation contractor.

Michael's wife in the 1900 census is recorded as Mary. One of their sons, James Brennan, gave the name Mary Goff as his mother's name when he married Genevieve Snyder in 1904 in Manhattan.

I am interested in Michael Brennan as a few of my AncestryDNA matches have trees that lead to him. I believe from looking at the matches I share with these matches that my common ancestor may have been from around Strokestown in County Roscommon, Ireland (so perhaps Michael was?).

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Re: Michael Brennan born Ireland 1846 lived New York
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 October 18 18:20 BST (UK) »
Could this be the same family in 1880 New Haven Connecticut.  ??? Different birth place for those 3 children compared to the 1900 census  ???

Michael Brennan 33 born Ireland. Labourer.
Mary Brennan   30 born Ireland.
John Brennan   5 born Connecticut.
James Brennan   3 born Connecticut.
Thomas Brennan 5  months. born Connecticut.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFCT-5JX

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYY-HVD?i=33&cc=1417683

As you said the marriage of James Brennan 5 June 1904 gives his mother as Mary Goff and also says he was born Brooklyn in 1877.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24MV-LVL

The death of James Brennan - 27 October 1945 - Manhattan, New York - confirms birth date of  21 March 1877.
Burial Garden Of Heaven Cemetery.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WY9-LT4

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Re: Michael Brennan born Ireland 1846 lived New York
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 October 18 18:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much Sandra, that does seem like it could well be them despite the different birthplaces for the children - the children's names and ages fit perfectly :)

I'm going to have a look at Connecticut naturalisations to see if I can find one for Michael Brennan around 1875.

Many thanks again.

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Re: Michael Brennan born Ireland 1846 lived New York
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 October 18 19:42 BST (UK) »
1900 census:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSKH-2MP

Mary isn't listed (deceased?) in 1905 census
1905 NY Census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPFJ-VHS

Mary's Death Record 1901: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WYG-M4C

Burial at Saint Raymond's Cemetery.

Mary Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135857069/mary-brennan

It appears Michael died in 1907. They are buried together.

Michael Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135857189/michael-brennan

Son Thomas B. got married in 1914. POB and parents names listed.

Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24Q9-87K

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Re: Michael Brennan born Ireland 1846 lived New York
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 October 18 02:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you RJ137, those records look absolutely right to me!