Jeremiah Heagerty


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Jeremiah Heagerty 34

  • Born: Oct 1845, Ireland 34
  • Marriage: Unknown

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Published in "Searching For Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Place in The Boston Pilot 1831-1920" is this notice: Of Jeremiah Hagerty, who left parish Affadown, co. Cork, in May, 1847, and when last heard of was boarding at the house of Timothy Shean, in Oswego, N.Y. Any information respecting him will be thankfully received by his distressed mother, Catherine Hagerty, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa." When I look up Timothy 'Sheen' in the 1850 census in Oswego, I do find a Jeremiah listed living with him. He's 14 years old, and Timothy is 50. There are 6 people listed living in this household.

I found Mary Heagerty in the "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Oswego Cty Will index, 1816-1915 on Says Date of Probate was 2-5-1891, executor of the estate was Jeremiah Heagerty. Book S, page 373. (Image 63/153) I found the will and it says her husband was Jeremiah. (She made an X for her name.) The 1880 census has Jeremiah Heagerty living with children Catherine, Wm., Margaret, Ellen, and Jeremiah the son.

No will found in Oswego County records for the period for any Hegartys (variant spellings) other than a Mary Heagerty in 1891 and a William Heagerty in 1913. Source: NY Probate Records, 1629-1971, Oswego Will Index 1816-1915. (Ancestry)

1870 -- In Census -- We find brother "Jerry" (Jeremiah?) Heagerty in Oswego as a Laborer in an Elevator, b. in Ireland, living with wife Catherine, 2 servants, and 6 children. Spelled Haggerty. No James. In the Boston Pilot, I find a Catherine "Hegarty", wife who was living at 15 Pearl Pl., Boston, MA, looking for her husband Jeremiah who was a shoemaker. Jeremiah first arrived in Buffalo, NY in April, 1847. He was from County Cork, Parish Kilgarriff, Townland of Clonakilty, Barony of Carbery East, E.D., Poor-Law of Clonakilty. This ad was placed Feb 9, 1850.

Jan-June 1880 - Oswego Palladium "From the Scene of Distress -- The Clerk of the Ballylongford Relief Committee in Oswego -- What He Says About the Destitution -- Jeremiah Heagerty, cousin of Jeremiah Heagerty of this city, arrived yesterday from Ballylongford, county Kerry, Ireland, which he left May 3, sailing from Queenstown in the steamer City of New York May 9, and arriving in New York May 12. His father is a prominent Ballylongford merchant and Jeremiah was clerk for Richard Rahilly steamer agency. In that district many merchants, farmers, hotel keepers, etc. failed and most of the inhabitants suffered from the famine. A committee consisting of Fathers O'Sullivan and Horgan, magistrates W.C. Hickey and J.C. Hewson and Dr. Rice, was appointed for the distribution of the Mansion house, New York Herald and Duchess of Marlborough funds. In a tenement house in the village were stored the meal and other provisions secured with these funds. The committee held weekly meetings when the suffering people would apply for aid, giving the committee a statement of their condition, number in family, etc. The committee gave them tickets, upon which they got the provisions from the storehouse. Often they would come in a rush, saying their children had no breakfast, or no supper, or complaining of sickness. But they did not suffer as much as did the poor of Galway, Killarney and other places. They got only a small portion of the Constellation's cargo -- about ten stories of flour. Most of her cargo went to Connaught. Mr. Heagerty was clerk of the relief committee and was in charge of the supplies"

1882-1890 City Directory, Oswego lists the following Heagertys: Bartholomew, Daniel, Daniel, Delia, Dennis, Dennis, Dennis, Emma, Etta, James, Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Johanna, John, Mary, Michael, Michael, Nellie, Patrick, Stephen, Timothy, William, William. -- SO, ONLY ONE JAMES HEAGERTY. No Hegarty. But the idea of one Jas. Heagerty is challenged when, in 1890, the one Mrs. Jas. H. goes to visit her sister Angel.

There may be no connection to the Heagertys shown in the Oswego City Directory above, but it's interesting to note that I found a Boston Pilot ad for Irish Immigrants looking for a Daniel Heagerty of Cork, Parish Myross, Barony of Carbery West, E.D., Poor-Law of Skibbereen. This Daniel was brother to Jeremiah, according to the ad, and his mother was looking for him. Ad ran 2-12-1859, and it says Daniel sailed in 1841/42. Prior to this ad, an ad ran for, again, Daniel "Hegarty" of County Cork, Parish of Creagh, Townland of Skibbereen, Barony of Carbery West, E.D., Poor-Law of Skibbereen. This first ad ran 9-28-1850 by Mrs. Daniel Hegarty and her daughter who were living in New Orleans, LA. The ad included the message "Stranded in N'Orl.; Money Gone." This ad says Daniel sailed in May, 1841.

1885 -- July 17, 1885 Daily Times-Express, Oswego "Suit for Damages. Mr. Thomas H. King as attorney for Mrs. Jerry Heagerty, has commenced an action against the city for damages arising from the overflow of the sewer which leads from West Sixth and Mohawk down through Oneida street to Lathrop and the overflow of which comes out on the surface near Mrs. Heagerty's house, and which is not only annoying but dangerous to the health of the inmates of Mrs. Heagerty's house. It is claimed that one of the children is ill from this cause. The amount of damages has not been fixed."

1892 -- Oswego Daily Times Sept. 5, 1892 -- "Died." Heagerty - In this city Sept. 4, 1892, Jeremiah Heagerty, aged 62 years. Funeral Tuesday from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Hennessey No. 18 Catherine street at 9 o'clock and at St. Paul's church at 9:30 o'clock. Friends are invited. (Catholic)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 8 Jun 1900, 136 Seneca, Oswego, Oswego, NY. 34 Living here are Jeremiah as head, daughters Catherine, Helen, Margaret, and Anna and sons William J., and Jeremiah.

Occupation: Commission Merchant, 8 Jun 1900, Oswego, Oswego County, NY. 34


Jeremiah married.

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