Thrilled to hear from you!We are third cousins 1x removed.
The following information is based completely on research.Sadly, I have no firsthand knowledge from any family members.
Edward and Rebecca's two boys are James Vincent and Joseph Michael (or Michael Joseph).
This family, along with many others in my various lines seem to swap the use of first and middle names somewhere between childhood and adulthood.It makes for very frustrating research!
Minnie was enumerated in early census records as Mary J~ so Mary Joseph would fit, although the Joseph part is certainly unexpected!I was thinking more along the lines of Mary Jane! Minnie was the fifth most common girl's name in the 1880's, so the nickname makes some sense.
James married Emma Hutchinson on 02 Oct 1900 in Hastings Co, Ontario.They had a son Edward.They moved to Cleveland, OH at an unknown year and are enumerated there as a family in 1910.James' death certificate indicates he worked in the ship building industry.Cleveland makes sense, because it had very large ship building industry. Emma and James divorced.James never remarried and died in Granger Township, Medina Co. OH on 15 Mar 1915.That is a rural area south of Cleveland.Not sure why he was there.His death certificate informant was his sister Ann.He was buried in Syracuse, NY.
The ex-wife Emma remarried to William T Chadeayne.His name is significant in following the Quinn line because Emma and James' son Edward adopted the use of the Chadeayne last name!I have not yet determined if this was through legal means or not.So this male Quinn line actually becomes Chadeayne!There are decendants.
Actually, Minnie had one son!She married Horace Landry and their son was Paul Landry.He was born 15 Oct 1911 and diedMay 1980.
Margaret was enumerated as Emma in early census records. I know these variations match up because Rebecca's census record states she had 8 children - 7 which were living. (The deceased child was Stella b. 1889 d. 1891 of diptheria).
So we have Margaret Emma (or Emma Margaret?)...she was a mystery to me.I was unable to find any engagement or wedding announcements as I had for the other girls.I just found the post on genforum which states her husband was a Ben Jones.With such common names, I was unsure if the records I was finding were this couple.I was thrown because of the two children.Rebecca's obit states she had 8 grandchildren.Your mom and her sibs make 5, plus Paul Landry, plus James' son Edward and adding 2 more children make nine.Rebecca died in 1933- so perhaps one was not yet born.I have to take a closer look at that timeline. Or perhaps she disregarded James' son due to the name change?
I know that Katherine married William Clark and Ann Elizabeth married George Elliott and neither couple had children.I was able to find the birth record, engagement announcement and obit for Ann.
That is the information I have in a nutshell.
I do have many questions!
I saw your explanation that Robert Parker was married to Sarah Quinn, who was Rebecca's cousin.
This gives me a little better picture of why a widow with 7 children would move to another country ~ I had assumed it would be to be near family ora job opportunity.Can you shed any more light on what family was in the Syracuse area? Do you have any information on the Shannon family in Picton?
I can share that Philip Mulligan (Edward Quinn's nephew) settled in Rochester, NY.
My direct link to this family is Joseph Mulligan ~son of James Mulligan and Catherine Quinn.He settled in Cleveland, OH. He married Adelaide Marie "Mattie" Wright.They had one son John Francis Mulligan (later changed to John Wright Mulligan).He had two wives.First was Lillian Dolwick and they had four children.Three lived to adulthood.Michael died at the age of 2.My mother Kathleen was Lillian and John's daughter.
Catherine Quinn Mulligan's marriage records states she was from the County Tyrone in Ireland and that her parents were Edward Quinn and Mary Dalton(alt spelling Daltan).
With this information, I was able to connect with another distant Quinn-line family member.And this is why I have just started back with this line of research.She says her John Quinn was the brother of Edward and Catherine.She has DNA records that tie her back to that specific area of Ireland.So that is exciting.
I can add that Catherine, Edward and John had a sister Jane Quinn.She never married and is enumerated on occasion in either Catherine Quinn Mulligan or nephew Joseph's census records.I also have a border crossing record for a visit to Cleveland for her.I also think there may be another sister, which needs more research.
Well, this is quite long but it puts what I know out there for the benefit of anyone else researching this line.
Would you like to converse directly in the future? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again, Ann!Looking forward to hearing back!