Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

Headstone of Edward McEntee and Ann (Antje) Freer. Digital photograph taken by Thomas MacEntee on July 14, 2008 at New Paltz, New York. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Edward McEntee, my 3rd great-grandfather, was born on January 14, 1795 in County Monaghan, Ireland, the son of Charles and Mary McEntee. He arrived in the United States as a young child and eventually settled in the Ulster County, New York region.

On June 29, 1833 at New Paltz, New York, he married Annetje (Ann) Freer, a descendant of one of the original Huguenot families who settled New Paltz in 1675.

In the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Federal Census his occupation is listed as farmer or farmer/weaver.

Edward McEntee died on February 11, 1875 at Gardiner, New York, at the age of 80 and is buried in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

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