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Ellen Teresa Dowling

F, #751, b. 27 June 1867, d. 13 June 1944

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Edward Edwin Bransfield (b. 1866, d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ellen Teresa Dowling was born in 1865 in Connecticut, USAG.1,2
  • Birth: She was born in 1866 in Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Birth: She was born on 27 June 1867 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Edwin Bransfield were married on 15 August 1889 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Death: She died on 13 June 1944, at age 76.

Other Facts

  • Name: Ellen Teresa Dowling was also known as Nellie Dowling.1,3
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 751.
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Occupation: She was an at school in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870.1
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.1
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.3
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Occupation: She was an at home in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880.3

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt. Siblings: Mary, Margaret, and Henry William. Known as 'Nell', 'Nellie' or Helen.

Citations

  1. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  2. [S2448] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Hartford. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001316154; Record set; United States Marriages: Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDWARD BRANSFIELD to NELLIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Nellie; Last name: Dowling; Sex: Female; Age: 24; Birth year: 1865;
    Event: Marriage; Year: 1889; Event date: 15 Aug 1889; Location: Hartford: Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States; County: Hartford; State: Connecticut; Country: United States;
    Spouse's first name(s): Edward; Spouse's last name: Bransfield; Spouse's sex: Male; Spouse's age: 23; Spouse's birth year: 1866
    Marriage-Bransfield-Edward-Dowling-Nellie-1839-08-15-USA-CT-Rocky-Hill.jpg
  3. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825

Edward Edwin Bransfield

M, #752, b. 1866, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Ellen Teresa Dowling (b. 27 June 1867, d. 13 June 1944)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Edward Edwin Bransfield was born in 1866 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Marriage: He and Ellen Teresa Dowling were married on 15 August 1889 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Edward Edwin Bransfield was also known as Edward Bransfield.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 752.

Narrative

Of Portland, Middleton and Rocky Hill Connecticut. From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt. Children: Mary, John Michael, Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

Citations

  1. [S2448] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Hartford. "United States MARRIAGES".

    FamilySearch film number: 001316154; Record set; United States Marriages: Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDWARD BRANSFIELD to NELLIE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Nellie; Last name: Dowling; Sex: Female; Age: 24; Birth year: 1865;
    Event: Marriage; Year: 1889; Event date: 15 Aug 1889; Location: Hartford: Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States; County: Hartford; State: Connecticut; Country: United States;
    Spouse's first name(s): Edward; Spouse's last name: Bransfield; Spouse's sex: Male; Spouse's age: 23; Spouse's birth year: 1866
    Marriage-Bransfield-Edward-Dowling-Nellie-1839-08-15-USA-CT-Rocky-Hill.jpg

Margaret Dowling1

F, #753, b. 11 November 1868, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: J Moffatt (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Margaret Dowling was born on 11 November 1868 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Birth: She was born in 1869 in Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Margaret Dowling was also known as Margarett Dowling.2
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 753.
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Occupation: She was an at home in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870.2
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.1
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Occupation: She was an at school in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880.1

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt: Siblings: Mary, Ellen Teresa, and Henry William. After first husband, J Moffatt's, death married Wallace Smith who later moved to Ohio.

Citations

  1. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  2. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill

Henry William Dowling1

M, #754, b. 6 February 1872, d. 11 July 1961

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Mary Bennett (b. 1891, d. before 1961)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Henry William Dowling was born in 1867 in Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Birth: He was born on 6 February 1872 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3,4,5
  • Birth: He was born in 1874 in Connecticut, USAG.6
  • Birth: He was born in January 1875 in Connecticut, USAG.7,8
  • Marriage: He and Mary Bennett were married in 1922.2
  • Death: He died on 11 July 1961, at age 89, in Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, Age: 89; Hartford Hospital; Informant: Henry W. Dowling Jr.3
  • Burial: He was buried on 15 July 1961 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA, St John's Cemetery.3

Other Facts

  • Name: Henry William Dowling was also known as Henry W Dowling.8,6,2
  • Name: He was also known as Henry Dowling.4,7,5
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 754.
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.4
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.7
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 3 June 1900 40.7
  • Occupation: He was a Farm Labourer in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 3 June 1900 and 21 April 1910.7,8
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 21 April 1910 92.8
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.8
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 27 January 1920 203 West Road.6
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.6
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 27 January 1920 and 11 July 1961.6,3
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1930 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 28 April 1930 West Street.2
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer; dairy & veg in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 28 April 1930.2
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 1 April 1935 and 18 April 1940 160 West Street.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1940 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.5
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer on own farm in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 18 April 1940.5
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, before 1961.3
  • Medical: Pneumonia, cause undetermined.

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt. Siblings: Mary, Margaret, and Ellen. Social Security Number: 047-30-3882. Not army veteran.

Citations

  1. [S2449] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. The Hartford Courant, 15May2006.

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=17786287,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY WILLIAM DOWLING,
    Citation Text: DOWLING, Henry William Henry William Dowling, 77, of East Hartford, very loving husband, father, and grandfather, died Saturday, (May 13, 2006) at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Middletown the son of the late Henry William Dowling Sr. and Mary (Bennett) Dowling and lived in East Hartford 43 years and was formerly of Rocky Hill where he was a dairy farmer and a member of the Rocky Hill Vol. Fire Dept. Co. #2. He later retired from the Mepp Tool Co. in Glastonbury. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Marjorie (Miller) Dowling; three daughters, Mary Lou Dowling of Vernon, Kathleen Strietelmeier and her husband, Michael of Enfield, and Norah Furlong and her husband, William of Columbia; four grandsons, Michael and his wife, Jessica Strietelmeier, Matthew Strietelmeier, and Ben and Sam Furlong; a sister, Mary Klukas of New Britain; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Jeanne and Bill Ciotto of Wethersfield; loving nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Joan and Edward Pacholski of Rocky Hill. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen and his twin sister, Henrietta; also a brother, John; and a son, John. There will be A Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. at St. Christopher's Church, 580 Brewer St., East Hartford. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Calling hours are TODAY, May 16, 4-8 p.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Everyone is asked to go directly to church on Wednesday.

    Published in The Hartford Courant from May 15 to May 16, 2006
  2. [S2444] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1930 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1930%2F004950330%2F00186&parentid=USC%2F1930%2F004950330%2F00186%2F031 : 2019.

    NARA series: T626; NARA roll: 268; Record set: Us Census 1930; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY W DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Henry W; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 63; 1867; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 39; 1891; Connecticut;
    Helen;Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 9; 1921; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 5; 1925; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 1; 1929; Connecticut;
    Henrietta; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 1; 1929; Connecticut;
    Oscar; Peterson; Lodger; Single; Male; 40; 1890; Connecticut
    Census-1930-USA-Dowling-Henry-W-1867-CT-Rocky-Hill
  3. [S2446] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Rocky Hill. "United States DEATH Record".

    State file number: 12435; Record set: Connecticut Deaths, 1949-2010; Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Subcategory: Civil Deaths & Burials; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY W DOWLING 11Jul1961,
    Citation Text: Connecticut State Certified Death Record
  4. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  5. [S2445] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1940 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD. Digital images. Find My Past. : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1940; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, HENRY household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Henry; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 68; 1872; Rocky Hill;
    Molly; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 49; 1891; New Britain;
    Helen; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 19; 1921; Rocky Hill;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 15; 1925; Rocky Hill;
    Henrietta; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1929; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 11; 1929; Rocky Hill;
    Oscar; Peterson; Hired man; Single; Male; 52; 1888; Connecticut;
    NARA series: T627; NARA roll: 506;
    Census-1940-USA-Dowling-Henry-1872-CT-Hartford-Rocky-Hill
  6. [S2443] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772&parentid=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772%2F065 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY W DOWLING houshold of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Henry W; Dowling; Self; Single; Male; 46; 1874; Connecticut;
    Joline[John]; Dowling; Father; Widowed; Male; 99; 1821; Ireland;
    Mollie; Bemuett; -; Single; Female; 29; 1891; Connecticut;
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Henry-W-1874-CT-Rocky-Hill
  7. [S2441] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 76; 1824; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 62; 1838; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Self; Widowed; Male; 73; 1827; Ireland;
    Mamie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 22; 1878; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1875; Connecticut;
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1824-John-1827-CT-Rocky-Hill
  8. [S2442] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280&parentid=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280%2F047 : 2019.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Head; Widow; Male; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Henry W; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 35; ;Connecticut;
    Mary L; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 42; ;Connecticut;
    Michael; Shannon; -; Single; Male; 30;; Ireland

    Michael; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 85; 1825; Ireland;
    Anne; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill

Mary Dowling

F, #755, b. 19 December 1884, d. 27 January 1938

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Dowling was born on 19 December 1884 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1,1,1
  • Death: She died on 27 January 1938, at age 53, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1,1,1
  • Burial: She was buried on 29 January 1938 in St. John's, Middletown, Connecticut. USA.1,1,1

Other Facts

  • Medical: General Artereo Scelosia.
  • Residence: Mary Dowling resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 755.

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt. Siblings: Ellen Teresa, Margaret, and Henry William. Unmarried all her life. Not a veteran.

Citations

Mary 'Mame' 'Mamie' Bransfield

F, #756, b. 1890, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary 'Mame' 'Mamie' Bransfield was born in 1890.
  • Marriage: She and Roger Champion were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Mary 'Mame' 'Mamie' Bransfield had reference number 756.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: John Michael, Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: John Michael, Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: John Michael, Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

John Michael Bransfield

M, #757, b. 1892, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Michael Bransfield was born in 1892.
  • Marriage: He and Nora Clew were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: John Michael Bransfield had reference number 757.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), Henry Edward, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.

Henry Edward Bransfield

M, #758, b. 1896, d. 20 October 1918
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Henry Edward Bransfield was born in 1896.
  • Death: He died on 20 October 1918, at age ~22, in USA.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Henry Edward Bransfield had reference number 758.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.
Never Married died of influenza in US Army.

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.
Never Married died of influenza in US Army.

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Edward Daniel and William Thomas.
Never Married died of influenza in US Army.

Edward Daniel Bransfield

M, #759, b. 14 January 1898, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Thedosis Mary Siecienski (d. DECEASED)

  • Living Bransfield-Bernhardt

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Edward Daniel Bransfield was born on 14 January 1898 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG.
  • Marriage: He and Thedosis Mary Siecienski were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Edward Daniel Bransfield had reference number 759.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and William Thomas.

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and William Thomas.

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and William Thomas.

William Thomas Bransfield

M, #760, b. 1901, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: William Thomas Bransfield was born in 1901.
  • Marriage: He and Marjorie Wilcox were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: William Thomas Bransfield had reference number 760.

Narrative

[Dowling One Name Master.FTW]

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and Edward Daniel.

[Dowling_One_Name.FTW]

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and Edward Daniel.

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Mary (Mame, Mamie), John Michael, Henry Edward, and Edward Daniel.

John Dowling1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #761, b. 11 September 1821, d. 24 June 1923

Parents

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Family

Family: Mary Twoomey (b. 1829, d. about 1882)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: John Dowling was born on 11 September 1821 in Laois, IrelandG.1
  • Birth: He was born on 9 November 1821.7
  • Birth: He was born in 1825 in IrelandG.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1827 in IrelandG.4
  • Birth: He was born in 1830 in IrelandG.3,5
  • Marriage: He and Mary Twoomey were married on 15 February 1863 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.8
  • Death: He died on 24 June 1923, at age 101, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.7,1

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: John Dowling had reference number 761.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1849.4
  • Occupation: He was a Golddigger in California, USAG, before 1860.1
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1860.6
  • Naturalisation: He was naturalised in 1866 in USA.6
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.2
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 26 July 1870 and 21 April 1910.1,2,3,4,5
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.3
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 3 June 1900 40.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.5
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 21 April 1910 92.5
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 27 January 1920 203 West Road.6
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1920 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.6
  • Occupation: He was a None in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 27 January 1920.6

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt. John with his brothers Daniel, Denis and Michael (1818) according to newspaper reports, went to the U.S.A. in the 1840's. With his brothers he worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut and then went seeking gold in California.
He returned to Connecticut not wealthy but able to afford his own property. John and Michael bought adjoining farms in Rocky Hill, Connecticut which they farmed and enjoyed until there semise at the ages of 101 and 102. They were both instrumental in establishing the local Roman Catholic Church in their town where they were astute businessmen. Children: Mary, Ellen, Teresa, Margaret and Henry William.

Citations

  1. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958
  2. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  3. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  4. [S2441] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 76; 1824; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 62; 1838; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Self; Widowed; Male; 73; 1827; Ireland;
    Mamie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 22; 1878; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1875; Connecticut;
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1824-John-1827-CT-Rocky-Hill
  5. [S2442] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280&parentid=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280%2F047 : 2019.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Head; Widow; Male; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Henry W; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 35; ;Connecticut;
    Mary L; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 42; ;Connecticut;
    Michael; Shannon; -; Single; Male; 30;; Ireland

    Michael; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 85; 1825; Ireland;
    Anne; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  6. [S2443] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772&parentid=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772%2F065 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY W DOWLING houshold of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Henry W; Dowling; Self; Single; Male; 46; 1874; Connecticut;
    Joline[John]; Dowling; Father; Widowed; Male; 99; 1821; Ireland;
    Mollie; Bemuett; -; Single; Female; 29; 1891; Connecticut;
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Henry-W-1874-CT-Rocky-Hill
  7. [S2436] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Rocky Hill. "United States DEATH Record".,
    Citation Detail: Informants: Aran A. Miser MD, Middletown Court J. B. & A. M. Coughlin. Shows Birthdate as 9 November 1821.,
    Citation Text: Shows Birthdate as 9 November 1821.
  8. [S2437] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Middletown. "United States Marriage Records".,
    Citation Detail: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Marriage License No 791

Mary Twoomey1

F, #762, b. 1829, d. about 1882
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: John Dowling (b. 11 September 1821, d. 24 June 1923)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Twoomey was born in 1829 in IrelandG.2
  • Birth: She was born in 1831 in IrelandG.3
  • Birth: She was born about 1835 in IrelandG.4
  • Marriage: She and John Dowling were married on 15 February 1863 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.4
  • Death: She died about 1882 bef3Jun1900.5

Other Facts

  • Name: Mary Twoomey was also known as Mary Dowling.3,2
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 762.
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.3
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Occupation: She was Keeping house in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 26 July 1870 and 10 June 1880.3,2
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2

Citations

  1. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958
  2. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  3. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  4. [S2437] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Middletown. "United States Marriage Records".,
    Citation Detail: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Marriage License No 791
  5. [S2441] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 76; 1824; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 62; 1838; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Self; Widowed; Male; 73; 1827; Ireland;
    Mamie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 22; 1878; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1875; Connecticut;
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1824-John-1827-CT-Rocky-Hill

Michael Dowling1,2,3,4,5

M, #763, b. 29 September 1820, d. 3 October 1918

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Anne Dowling (b. 1831, d. 21 December 1916)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Michael Dowling was born on 29 September 1820 in Laois, IrelandG.6,1,2
  • Birth: He was born in September 1824 in IrelandG.4
  • Birth: He was born in 1825 in IrelandG.3,5,7
  • Marriage: He and Anne Dowling were married in 1860.5
  • Marriage: He and Anne Dowling were married on 29 April 1861 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.8
  • Marriage: He and Anne Dowling were married in 1864.4
  • Death: He died on 3 October 1918, at age 98, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, Age: 102.1,6

Other Facts

  • Name: Michael Dowling was also known as Mike Dowling.1
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 763.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to USA in 1849.5
  • Residence: He resided in USA in 1850 Cromwell.1
  • Immigration: He immigrated to Connecticut, USAG, in 1850.1,4
  • Residence: He resided in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG, after 1850 Brownstone Quarries.1
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 20 June 1860.7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1860 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.7
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 20 June 1860 West Street.1,7
  • Occupation: He was a Quarryman, Goldigger in California Goldrush in California, USAG, before 1870.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.2
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 26 July 1870 and 21 April 1910.2,3,1,4,5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.3
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 3 June 1900 39.4
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.4
  • Residence: He resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 21 April 1910 93.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.5

Narrative

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

"ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS - SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON" (Special thanks to The Courant) Rocky Hill, Feb. 17.

Twenty or twenty-five years ago probably nearly all of the inhabitants of Rocky Hill knew Michael Dowling, known as "Mike" Dowling, and his brother John. However, most of the knewcomers and many of the younger generation living here at present are unaware of the existence of these two venerable old gentlemen, who have lived here for nearly sixty years, on their farm located on what is now known as West Street, about a mile and a half West of the South School house.

They were born in Queen's County Ireland, the date of Michael's birth being September 29 1820. John being born about three years later. Michael is probably the oldest man in town and it is unusual to see two brothers who have attained the ages of these two. They came to America about 1850, locating in Cromwell where they lived for a while, working on different farms, and in the Brownstone Quarries in Portland. Their parents were Henry and Mary Dowling. There were three other brothers who were located in California and in 1853, Michael, attracted by tales of the fabulous gold finds in that state, started for San Francisco.

Several weeks were consumed in making a trip at that time, the voyage being made to Panama with a stop-over at Cuba, thence by train from Panama to Aspinwall where the trip was finished by steamboat on the Pacific Ocean. Mr Dowling did not find gold as plentiful as he expected, but he was successful enough to encourage his brother who followed him to California a year later. Michael's tales of the difficulties encountered are of much interest. Merchants, mechanics and farmers existed only to supply the miners and the gold of the mines was the chief asset of California. Most of the able-bodied male population were living in the mineral belt. When Mr Dowling arrived in California, the population of the new state was about 300,00 and more than $260,000,000 had been dug from the gold fields. Six or seven years before this time, there were only about 500 Americans in California. The stories of the fortunate wealth seekers had gone abroad to the world and men were prepared to believe anything about California.

While gold was plentiful, the cost of living, wearing apparel and tools was so exorbitant that little could be saved. Mouldy biscuit sold for $1 a pound, port for $2 a pound, flour for $1 a pound, and as Mr Dowling expressed it, you would have to pay a dollar for enough sugar to fill your breast pocket. Working shirts cost three or four dollars apiece and boots were six ounces of gold - a pair, while an ordinary shovel cost $4. Mining camps of tents and rude cabins rose rapidly beside the rivers. At first, gold dust, provisions and tools were safe without police, but later everyone carried a gun. Those who were very fortunate often indulged in curious and expensive whims and extravagancies, feeling sure that their claims would continue to yeald treasure. Men who had been brought up to keep sober and earn $16 a month and save half of it, went to California, found rich claims, earned several hundred dollars a month, of which they might have saved three forths, but spent every cent of it.

The Dowling brothers had many exciting experiences and were once captured and held captive for several days by Indians. They saw a man hanged for killing a Free Mason, and Michael says that for many nights afterward he did not go to sleep without seeing the man hanging in his dreams.

The brothers returned to Connecticut in 1860, buying the farm where they now live, on April 20th of that year. Michael maried Ann Dowling (she not being related to him although having the same name) fifty-seven years ago and Mrs Dowling died late in December, 1916 after having been married fifty-seven years. They had no children. John Dowling married Mary Twoomey who died about thirty-five years ago. They had five children, all of whom are living. They are Mrs Edward Bransfield of Portland, Miss Mary Dowling of Rocky Hill, Mrs Wallace Smith of New Britain, Mrs Michael Daly of Wallingford, and Henry Dowling Rocky Hill. There are also several Grand-children John, Harry, Edward, William and Mary Bransfield of Portland, John and Joseph Daly and Jack Moffatt. The farm consisting of 125 acres, which was bought by the brothers in 1860, is now owned and run by John Dowling's son Henry.

Both brothers are unusually hale and hearty for men of their ages. They posed for "The Courant" representative and notwithdstanding the near zero weather, seemed to have little fear of catching cold. Michael Dowling, in particular, is active mentally and can recall dates better than the majority of men of many years his junior. He was selectman at one time.

Until recently, both brothers have been regular attendants at St. James Roman Catholic Church, but the severe cold weather now keeps them shut in. They are anxiously waiting for spring when they can get out of doors once again."

Michael died, apparently, aged 102 years when he fell over outside his farmhouse in Rocky Hill. The farm was left his brother John's son Henry.

Citations

  1. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958
  2. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  3. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  4. [S2441] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 76; 1824; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 62; 1838; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Self; Widowed; Male; 73; 1827; Ireland;
    Mamie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 22; 1878; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1875; Connecticut;
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1824-John-1827-CT-Rocky-Hill
  5. [S2442] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280&parentid=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280%2F047 : 2019.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Head; Widow; Male; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Henry W; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 35; ;Connecticut;
    Mary L; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 42; ;Connecticut;
    Michael; Shannon; -; Single; Male; 30;; Ireland

    Michael; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 85; 1825; Ireland;
    Anne; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  6. [S2433] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Hartford. "Hartford Connecticut DEATH Record".,
    Citation Detail: Record for MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Informants: Alex Schafer of St. Johns, Middletown, J. B. & A. A.M. Cough
  7. [S2447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1860 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: Us Census 1860; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Census for DOWLING, MICHAEL in DELIA ORDISH household including of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; NARA series: M653;
    Citation Text: Last name; Gender; Age; First name(s); Birth year; Birth place;
    Ordish; Female; 39; Delia; 1821; Ireland;
    Ordish; Male; 20; Joseph D; 1840; New York;
    Mc Namama; Female; 23; Mary A; 1837; England;
    Dowling; Male; 35; Michael; 1825; Ireland;
    Census-1860-USA-Dowling-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  8. [S2434] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Middletown. "United States Marriage Licenses".,
    Citation Detail: Record for MICHAEL DOWLING to ANNE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Marriage License

Anne Dowling1,2,3

F, #764, b. 1831, d. 21 December 1916

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Michael Dowling (b. 29 September 1820, d. 3 October 1918)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Anne Dowling was born in 1830 in IrelandG.3
  • Birth: She was born in 1831 in IrelandG.1
  • Birth: She was born in 1835 in IrelandG.2
  • Birth: She was born in January 1838 in IrelandG.4
  • Marriage: She and Michael Dowling were married in 1860.3
  • Marriage: She and Michael Dowling were married on 29 April 1861 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.5
  • Marriage: She and Michael Dowling were married in 1864.4
  • Death: She died on 21 December 1916, at age ~85, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1

Other Facts

  • Name: Anne Dowling was also known as Ann Dowling.6,4
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 764.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to USA in 1852.4
  • Children: She had Apparently none children on 26 July 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.2
  • Occupation: She was Keeping house in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, between 26 July 1870 and 10 June 1880.2,6
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.6
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.6
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 3 June 1900 39.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.4
  • Children: She had 0 children out of 0 still living children on 3 June 1900 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.4
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 21 April 1910 93.3
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1910 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Occupation: She was a Housewife before 1916.1

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Brandsfield-Bernhardt.
Anne was born in Ireland and married to Michael Dowling (1918) one of several brothers to go to the U.S.A. Anne was from an unrelated Dowling family and prior to marriage lived in Middletown, Connecticut.

Citations

  1. [S2435] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Rocky Hill. "DEATH Record".,
    Citation Detail: Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut Death Record: Informants: F. L. Burrr MD, Med 4? Middletown Court J. B. & A. M. Coughlin. Shows Birthdate as 1831.
  2. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  3. [S2442] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280&parentid=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280%2F047 : 2019.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Head; Widow; Male; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Henry W; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 35; ;Connecticut;
    Mary L; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 42; ;Connecticut;
    Michael; Shannon; -; Single; Male; 30;; Ireland

    Michael; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 85; 1825; Ireland;
    Anne; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  4. [S2441] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1900 census of United States of America, Connecticut. HARTFORD --[FMP]--. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING household of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: 2019:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 76; 1824; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 62; 1838; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Self; Widowed; Male; 73; 1827; Ireland;
    Mamie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 22; 1878; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 25; 1875; Connecticut;
    Census-1900-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1824-John-1827-CT-Rocky-Hill
  5. [S2434] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Middletown. "United States Marriage Licenses".,
    Citation Detail: Record for MICHAEL DOWLING to ANNE DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Marriage License
  6. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825

Dowling

M, #765, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Dowling was born in Connecticut, USAG.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Dowling had reference number 765.

Narrative

Died at a young age.

Thedosis Mary Siecienski

F, #767, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Edward Daniel Bransfield (b. 14 January 1898, d. DECEASED)

  • Living Bransfield-Bernhardt

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Thedosis Mary Siecienski was born in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Daniel Bransfield were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Thedosis Mary Siecienski had reference number 767.

Daniel Dowling1

M, #768, b. about 1814, d. before 1859

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Daniel Dowling was born about 1814.
  • Death: He died before 1859 in California, USAG.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Daniel Dowling had reference number 768.
  • Occupation: He was a Farm worker and Quarying in Brownstone, Connecticut, USA, before 1849.1
  • Occupation: He was a Golddigger in California Goldrush in California, USAG, before 1859.1

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfiel-Bernhardt.
Siblings: Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
According to news reports, he went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's. Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that he and his brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut.

Citations

  1. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958

Denis Dowling1

M, #769, b. 1834, d. 10 August 1885

Parents

Pedigree Link

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Denis Dowling was born about 1816 in Laois, IrelandG, Queen's County.
  • Birth: He was born in 1834 in Stradbally, Stradbally, Laois, Ireland, Killroory, Queen's County.2
  • Birth: He was born in 1835 in IrelandG.3
  • Death: He died on 10 August 1885, at age ~51, Age: 50.2
  • Burial: He was buried after 10 August 1885 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG, Saint John's Cemetery; Memorial ID: 29378399.2

Other Facts

  • Name: Denis Dowling was also known as Dennis Dowling.3
  • Occupation: He was a Shopkeeper in Connecticut, USAG.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 769.
  • Occupation: He was a Quarryman, Goldigger in California.
  • Residence: He resided in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG, on 16 April 1880 284.3
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG.3
  • Occupation: He was a Work in Quarry in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, USAG, on 16 April 1880.3

Narrative

From a letter by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt. Denis with his brothers Daniel, John (1821) and Michael (1818) according to newspaper reports, went to the U.S.A. in the 1840's. With his brothers he worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut and then went seeking gold in California.
He returned to Connecticut not wealthy but able to afford his own property, a grocery store in Cromwell, Connecticut. In the 1860's he returned to California with his Californian wife who missed her home state.

Citations

  1. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958
  2. [S1447] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Find-A-Grave". Images & Text. Find A Grave Inc., Lehi, Utah84043. USA. Find-A-Grave. www.findagrave.com : 2019.

    email address,
    Citation Detail: Record for DENIS DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 24 August 2019), memorial page for Denis Dowling (1834–10 Aug 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29378399, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
    Grave-Dowling-Denis-1834-1885-USA-CT-Middlesex-F
    Grave-Dowling-Denis-1834-1885-USA-CT-Middlesex-z
  3. [S2450] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Middlesex. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157333%2F00594&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109991580 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0102; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for BRYNE DOWLING household of Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Bryne; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Margaret; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 49; 1831; Ireland;
    Dennis; Dowling; Brother; Single; Male; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Niece; Single; Female; 17; 1863; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Michael; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-Dowling-Bryne-1830-CT-Middlesex-Cromwell

Michael Dowling

M, #770, b. before 1800, d. after 1821
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Mary Delaney (b. before 1800, d. after 1821)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Michael Dowling was born before 1800 in IrelandG.1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Death: He died after 1821.1,2

Other Facts

  • Name: Michael Dowling was also known as Henry Dowling.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 770.

Narrative

Of Ireland. Siblings: unknown. Children: At least Denis, Daniel, John and Michael.
From a letter by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt. This individual's sons Denis, Daniel, John (1821) and Michael (1818) according to newspaper reports, went to the U.S.A. in the 1840's. All sons worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut and then went seeking gold in California.

Death record of son Michael shows this subject as "Michael".
Death record of son John shows this subject as "William". John's record appears to have another mistake in that it shows John's mother as Mary Toomy which is his wife's name. Therefore, at present, Michael's record is assumed to provide this subject's identity.

Citations

  1. [S2433] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Hartford. "Hartford Connecticut DEATH Record".,
    Citation Detail: Record for MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: Informants: Alex Schafer of St. Johns, Middletown, J. B. & A. A.M. Cough
  2. [S2432] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Dowling. Privately held by Jean Bransfield-Bernhardt, Massachusetts, USA.

    Contact: 1998,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, DANIEL & JOHN DOWLING & MICHAEL DOWLING,
    Citation Text: The Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut) February 17, 1917

    "ROCKY HILL MEN ARE 94 AND 97 - DOWLING BROTHERS DUG GOLD IN CALIFORNIA - HELD CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS
    SAW MAN HANGED FOR KILLING A FREE MASON"

    DANIEL DOWLING: Siblings: Daniel, Denis, John(1821) and Michael (1818).
    According to news reports, they went to the U.S.A. in the late 1840's.
    Daniel, however, met with an accident during his stay in California in the Gold Rush. Prior to that the brothers worked on farms and in brownstone quarries in Connecticut. They then went West seeking gold to return, not wealthy but, able to afford property.

    Michael (1818) bought a farm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut adjoining his brother John. Michael married Anne born in Ireland in Connecticut in 1861. Michael and John worked the farms until their demise at the ages of 101 and 102.
    They were instrumental in establishing the Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Hill. Both were astute businessmen and leaders of the community. They had one son who died at a young age.
    See also "The Courant Magazine" 2nd March 1958
  3. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  4. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825
  5. [S2442] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1910 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280&parentid=USC%2F1910%2F004970313%2F01280%2F047 : 2019.

    NARA series: 1240139; Record set: Us Census 1900; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Head; Widow; Male; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Henry W; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 35; ;Connecticut;
    Mary L; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 42; ;Connecticut;
    Michael; Shannon; -; Single; Male; 30;; Ireland

    Michael; Dowling; Head; Married; Male; 85; 1825; Ireland;
    Anne; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 80; 1830; Ireland;
    Census-1910-USA-Dowling-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  6. [S2443] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1920 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772&parentid=USC%2F1920%2F004964366%2F00772%2F065 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1920; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: Record for HENRY W DOWLING houshold of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Henry W; Dowling; Self; Single; Male; 46; 1874; Connecticut;
    Joline[John]; Dowling; Father; Widowed; Male; 99; 1821; Ireland;
    Mollie; Bemuett; -; Single; Female; 29; 1891; Connecticut;
    Census-1920-USA-Dowling-Henry-W-1874-CT-Rocky-Hill

Anne Dowling

F, #771, b. February 1870, d. DECEASED

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Family

Family: Michael Daly (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Anne Dowling was born in February 1870 in Connecticut, USAG.1,2
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Anne Dowling was also known as Ann Dowling.1
  • Name: She was also known as Annie Dowling.2
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 771.
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870 139; Post Office: Newington.1
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1870 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.1
  • Occupation: She was an at home in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 26 July 1870.1
  • Residence: She resided in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880 164.2
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG.2
  • Occupation: She was an at school in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USAG, on 10 June 1880.2

Citations

  1. [S2438] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1870 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056&parentid=USC%2F1870%2F004263283%2F00056%2F029 : 2019.

    Record set: Us Census 1870; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for MICHAEL DOWLING and JOHN DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s); Last name; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    Michael; Dowling; Male; 49; 1821; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 35; 1835; Ireland;

    John; Dowling; Male; 45; 1825; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 39; 1831; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Female; 5; 1865; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Female; 4; 1866; Connecticut;
    Margarett; Dowling; Female; 3; 1867; Connecticut;
    Ann; Dowling; Female; 0; 1870; Connecticut;
    Census-1870-USA-Dowling-MULTI-Michael-1821-John-1825-CT-Rocky-Hill
  2. [S2440] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1880 census of Connecticut, United States of America. Hartford. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC%2F1880%2F005157335%2F00262&parentid=USC%2F1880%2F1000109929698 : 2019.

    NARA film: T9-0100; Record set: Us Census 1880; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census: Collections from: Americas, United States,
    Citation Detail: MULTI:- Record for JOHN DOWLING and MICHAEL DOWLING households of Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
    Citation Text: First name(s): Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Gender; Age; Birth year; Birth place;
    John; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 50; 1830; Ireland;
    Mary; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 51; 1829; Ireland;
    Nellie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 14; 1866; Connecticut;
    Mary; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 13; 1867; Connecticut;
    Margaret; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 11; 1869; Connecticut;
    Annie; Dowling; Daughter; Single; Female; 10; 1870; Connecticut;
    Henry; Dowling; Son; Single; Male; 8; 1872; Connecticut;

    Michael; Dowling; Self; Married; Male; 55; 1825; Ireland;
    Ann; Dowling; Wife; Married; Female; 45; 1835; Ireland;
    James; Dowling; Nephew; Single; Male; 16; 1864; Connecticut;
    Census-1880-USA-DOWLING-MULTI-John-1830-Michael-1825

John Daly

M, #773, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: John Daly died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: John Daly had reference number 773.

Joseph Daly

M, #774, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

Parents

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Joseph Daly died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Joseph Daly had reference number 774.