Re: Memphis Library website - it looks like they have expansion plans too,
as 3 out of 4 links don't yet work.
Some thoughts for research:
Re: Bridget MULLIN-HENNESSY, with children b. 1860 & 1861, and him moving in
1862 to Minnesota: 1) was 1861 a Memphis Yellow Fever year? ( I don't have my
references handy); 2) did she die in childbirth? 3) when she came down sick,
did she return to her family home and die there? (i.e. husband busy with two
kids and ...?)
Subj: Re: Memphis
Date: 8/3/01 12:26:54 AM Central Daylight Time
(Ellen and Stan Hennessy)
Thank you so much for your reply and for all your work with the Memphis
Library Website. John Hennessy was a prime candidate in those death records,
but, according to the marriage records in Newark (which I am guessing belong
to a brother of Patrick) he would have been older. Nevertheless, I'm keeping
the information in my file in case something more definitive should come up.
It is also helpful to know that the library has such a website.
Actually, we visited the library when we were in Memphis about 5 of 6 years
ago "looking for" Patrick. It was at that time that we discovered at St.
Peter's Church the true city of birth of his daughters. Until then - the
story had indicated Nashville. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Will
the new library have more genealogical sources available? We've never located
the death information of Bridget Mullen, his wife. I'm still holding on to
that as a possible source of Irish information.
Thank you so much - and for running a great forum.
Original Message -----
> From: <A HREF="mailto:THenne1713@...">THenne1713@...</A>
> To: <A HREF="mailto:eshenn@...">eshenn@...</A>
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 5:06 PM
> Subject: Re: Memphis
> My Hennessy family history in Memphis is closer to 1947, when my parents
> moved here to my Mother's home town. I don't have any current plans, but
> will try to keep your message if I make it back to the local main library.
> There may be some leads there, in items like phone books, newspaper, etc.
> has been a while since I was down there, and they are building a new main
> library, which I am looking forward to. Throw me a reminder every month
> two, and maybe i can make it down there one day? If I think of any other
> resources in mean time, I will let you know.
> In a message dated 8/2/01 1:19:50 PM Central Daylight Time,
> eshenn@... writes:
> >> Subj:Memphis
>> Date:8/2/01 1:19:50 PM Central Daylight Time
>> From: eshenn@...
>> To: THenne1713@...
>> Hello Terry,
>> Your message of July 13, saying that you live in Memphis, got my
>> attention. My Patrick Hennessy "brick wall" seems to be in Memphis.
>> Two daughters were born to him and his wife, Bridget Mullin, in
>> Memphis in 1860 and 1861. They were baptized at St. Peter's Catholic
>> Church. Patrick was apparently widowed in Memphis and then settled
>> with his daughters in Minnesota in 1862. I have been unable to locate
>> his Irish origins and am grasping at any straw that might help me get
>> beyond Memphis. If my speculation is correct, he had a brother,
>> John, and was the son of James.
>> Do your Memphis roots go back that far? And do any of these names
>> sound familiar to you? Thank you for any clues you might be able to
>> give me. Ellen
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