Thursday, July 31, 2008

Two Roads: Do McEntee and MacEntee Converge or Fork? Part 4

[Editor's note: I appreciate everyone's patience waiting for the next installment of this series. Again, this group of ancestors has taken about 20 hours of research and writing over the past few weeks.]

The McEntees of Wyoming County, New York


Very often the last name McEntee is associated with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since many McEntees arrived there from Ireland beginning in the early 19th century. However, the “famous McEntees of Ulster County, New York” have their roots in a common ancestor, Charles McEntee.

1st Generation

Charles McEntee (1768 - 1808)


Charles McEntee was born about 1768[1] in County Monaghan, Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1794[2]. His wife, Mary ________ was also born in Ireland about 1770 and arrived here with Charles as well as one of their five sons.

Arriving in Herkimer, Montgomery County, New York, the family settled in Salina, Onondaga County, New York with an occupation in the salt business (hence the town’s name Salina). Both Charles and Mary died within nine days of each other, August 27 and August 16, 1808, respectively[3].

Charles and Mary had the following children:

- Patrick McEntee, born May 10, 1791 in County Monaghan, Ireland[4]
- Thomas McEntee, born about 1795 in Herkimer, Montgomery, New York[5]
- Phillip McEntee, born August 9. 1797 in Oneida County, New York[6]
- James S. McEntee, born March 21, 1800 in Western, Oneida, New York[7]
- Charles McEntee, born about 1806 in Western, Oneida, New York[8]

2nd Generation

Patrick McEntee (1791 - 1878)

Patrick McEntee was born May 10, 1791 in Ireland and arrive in Herkimer, Montgomery County, New York with the rest of his family in 1794[9]. On March 7, 1815 in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, he married Mary Stebbins[10]. Mary was born on April 22, 1798 in Pompey, Oneida County, New York, the daughter of William Stebbins and Lydia Branch[11].

Patrick died on May 19, 1878 at Perry Center, Wyoming County, New York[12] and his wife Mary died on June 10, 1883 at Olean, Cattaraugus, New York[13].

Patrick and Mary had the following children, all born at Perry Center, Wyoming County, New York:

- William Hervey McEntee, born May 30, 1818[14]
- James Smith McEntee, born March 5, 1822[15]
- Charles Rollin McEntee, born 1827[16]
- George Wallace McEntee, born about 1829[17]
- Thomas Milton McEntee, born .about 1829[18]
- Mary Antoinette McEntee, born about 1829[19]
- Patrick Henry McEntee, born August 29, 1830[20]
- Catherine Brown McEntee, born February 9, 1833[21]
- Amaziah S. McEntee, born 1837[22]
- John McEntee, born 1840[23]
- Edward Salisbury McEntee, born 1842[24]
- Gertrude Augusta McEntee, born 1849[25]

Thomas McEntee (1795 - 1876)

Thomas McEntee was born on October 29, 1795 at Herkimer, Montgomery County, New York[26]. He was the first McEntee son of Charles and Mary born in the United States and my theory is that since his birth was at Herkimer, it occurred soon after the family immigrated and was making its way across New York. Thomas was first married to Rebecca Colburne of Vermont[27]. Born about 1796, she died at Perry, Wyoming, New York on May 26, 1835.[28]

Next, Thomas married Harriet Borden sometime after 1835 at Perry, Wyoming, New York[29]. Harriet was born on April 7, 1807 and died on August 6, 1839 (most likely during childbirth), both at Perry.[30]

Finally, Thomas married Eliza B. Butler about 1839 at Perry, Wyoming, New York. Eliza was born in New York about 1798 and died on January 15, 1866 at Perry[31].

Having outlived three wives, Thomas McEntee died on December 30, 1876 at Warsaw, Wyoming, New York.

Thomas and Rebecca had the following children:

- Stephen J. McEntee, born October 29, 1823 at Perry Center, Wyoming County, New York[32].

Thomas and Harriet had the following children:

- Harriet B. McEntee, born 1839 at Perry, Wyoming County, New York[33].

Thomas and Eliza had no children.

Phillip McEntee (1797 - 1879)

Phillip McEntee was born on August 9, 1797 at Whitestown, Oneida County, New York. On December 27, 1820 at Whitestown he married Lucy Douglas[34]. She was born on September 27, 1799 at Whitestown and died on September 18, 1851 at Whitestown[35]. Phillip died on December 30, 1879 at Whitestown.

Phillip and Lucy had the following children, all born at Whitestown except for the first child:

- Mary Smith McEntee, born September 23, 1821 at Perry, Wyoming County, New York[36].

- Daniel Douglas McEntee, born August 2, 1826[37].
- Thomas Ellis McEntee, born July 20, 1828[38].
- James Smith McEntee, born September 8, 1836[39].
- Emmett McEntee, born February 24, 1840[40].
- Hiram R. McEntee, born February 18. 1842[41].

James S. McEntee (1800 - 1887)

For extensive information on James S. McEntee and his descendants, please see Two Roads: Do McEntee and MacEntee Converge or Fork? Part 2.

Charles McEntee (1806 - 1876)

For extensive information on Charles McEntee and his descendants, please see Two Roads: Do McEntee and MacEntee Converge or Fork? Part 2.

[1] Sylvester, Nathaniel Barrett, History of Ulster County, New York: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, (Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1880), p. 204.

[2] Id.

[3] Chapman Brothers, Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1892, (http://www.ancestry.com) accessed on March 7, 2008 citing pp. 564, 567.

[4] Id.

[5] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[6] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 20, 2008, citing Census Place: Whitestown, Oneida, NY; Roll: M432_564; Page: 75; Image: 151.

[7] Heidgerd, William, The Goetschius Family in America, (New Paltz, NY: The Elting Memorial Library, 1984), p. 83.

[8] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Kingston, Ulster, NY; Roll: M432_607; Page: 40; Image: 82.

[9] Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, pp. 564, 567.

[10] Id. "Our subject's father grew to manhood in Clinton, Oneida County, New York. He there had but three months' schooling and was married when very young, his wedding being celebrated March 7, 1815, at the age of twenty-four, his wife and our subject's mother being sixteen. . . . He was the father of sixteen children, of whom fourteen grew to maturity, nine of whom became the heads of family, seven living to the present time. The father of the family died in Genesee County, May 19, 1878."

[11] Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins and Robert Lemuel Stebbins, The Stebbins Genealogy, (Chicago, IL: 1904 (privately printed)), Vol. I, p. 361.

[12] Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, pp. 564, 567.

[13] The Stebbins Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 361.

[14] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Shelby, Macomb, MI; Roll: M432_357; Page: 153; Image: 301.

[15] Foley, Janet Wethy, The Early Settlers of New York State, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993, Vol. I, p 188.

[16] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[17] The Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. I, p 188.

[18] Id.

[19] Id. Note: George Wallace, Thomas Milton, and Mary Antoinette most likely do not have the same birth date, since an instance of surviving triplets was quite rare, despite the lack of death dates for all of them. In The Early Settlers of New York State, they are listed as having been baptized as members of the First Church of Christ, Perry Center in 1829. It is unknown what their ages were at that time.

[20] Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, pp. 564, 567.

[21] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[22] Id.

[23] The Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. I, p 2o2.

[24] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[25] Various contributors, Inventory of Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia, Livingston, New York, (http://www.internment.net), examined for any reference to "Lewis D. Perrin," accessed February 29, 2008.

[26] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[27] First Church of Christ, Manual of the First Church of Christ, Perry, New York, Perry, NY: Silver Lake Sun Printing House, 1868, p. 20.

[28] Id.

[29] Id., p. 25.

[30] Id.

[31] Id., p. 28.

[32] 1880 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Antwerp, Van Buren, MI; Roll: T9_607; Family History Film: 1254607; Page: 312.3000; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 0656.

[33] 1850 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed March 1, 2008, citing Census Place: Perry, Wyoming, NY; Roll: M432_617; Page: 260; Image: 155.

[34] Douglas, Charles Henry James, A Collection of Family Records with Biographical Sketches ....Individuals Bearing the Name Douglas, Providence, RI: E. L. Freeman & Co. Publishers, 1879, p. 202.

[35] Id.

[36] Id.

[37] Id.

[38] Id.

[39] Id.

[40] Id., p. 203

[41] Id.

2 comments:

Apple said...

A well researched series. A job in the salt industry would have been unpleasant and reminds me that I've been meaning to write about the salt industry as part of my Wisner research. I wonder why Phillip back-tracked east from Wyoming Co to Oneida Co? Do you know where Charles & Mary are buried?(Pompey is in Onondaga Co, south of Salina.) And showing my ignorance, I get that ld. seems to mean ditto but what does it stand for?

Thomas MacEntee said...

I don't know where Charles and Mary McEntee are buried - that is on my "to do" list but I believe they are somewhere in Onondaga County.

Id. is used in the legal community when citing case law for what is known as a Table of Authorities. It is short for Ibid. Ibid basically is short for ibidem which means "same place" - more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibid