I'm searching information on my Hassett ancestors:
John Hassett Sr. b.1806 Ireland d.1881 NY POSSIBLY m. Catharine Batterby or Battersby b.1800 d.1871 NY
Children Ellen Hassett b.c.1840 Ireland, never married per cemetery monument. Mary b. 3 Aug 1841 Ireland m. Matthew Moore, Genesee Co, NY John Jr. b.1843 Ireland d.1919 NY Catherine b. 1847 Ireland d.1849 on ship emigrating
Emmigrated to NY, USA arrived March 26, 1849 on barque Huma. John Sr, John Jr, Mary were naturalized citizens. Family lived in Genesee Co, NY.
Immigration records list family as Hasset.There were other Hasset families on record on the same ship, but it is unknown whether they were related.None settled in the immediate area of my Hassetts.
I was recently told that a man in Ireland could not find a record of marriage between John Hassett and Catharine Battersby.
I also came to the realization that Catharine was age 40, 41, 43, & 47 at the birth of the children.I question whether she is their mother, or there may have been a remarriage or something.
My gg-grandmother Mary Hassett m. Matthew Moore is the only one of the 4 children known to have married and had children.I have found no evidence that John Hassett Jr. married or had children.
The family was Irish Catholic.I would love to know their county of origin.John Sr & John Jr were Civil War veterans.