John, the father, was born in Ireland c. 1803. Catharine the mother was born c. 1800, possibly Ireland but not verified. Daughter Ellen b. Ireland c. 1840. Daughter Mary b. 3 Aug 1841, Ireland-- my gg-grandmother. Son John Jr. b. Ireland 1843. Daughter Catherine b. 1847 d. 1849 on shipboard, 3 days prior to arrival in NYC. John Sr., Catharine, John Jr. & Mary were naturalized citizens.
Emigrated from Dublin, Ireland, steerage class on the barque Huma, arrived in NY March 26, 1849 with husband John Hassett, children Ellen, Mary, & John Jr. 2 y/o daughter Catherine died at sea 3 days prior to arrival. Surname spelled Hasset on ship's records.
Other passengers on board surname Hasset & Hassit - unknown whether related.
I was told that Catharine had other Battersby / Batterby relatives living nearby, and descendents still here.I don't know them.I have seen the name Hugh Battersby but I forget where.John & John Jr. both died in Soldiers & Sailors facilities.We have Civil War Veteran information on both.
NOTE: Surname is Battersby, not Batterby & she did have Battersby relatives nearby in US.
Someone wrote me: There can be little doubt that both your Hassett & Batterby families are Irish. Batterby (in Ireland more usually spelt Battersby but pronounced Batterby) was a well established name in Dublin city during the 19th century but I have been unable to locate a marriage between John Hassett & Catherine Batterby/Battersby
Catharine Battersby Hassett is buried in LeRoy, NY St.Francis Cemetery.Her monument spells her name as Catharine.I believe this is also on her immigration records?I have her DOB as 1800, though I've wondered if she was really older than John.
I suppose it's possible that there were other children who came over later.I had not previously seen their names in census records.Thanks for those census records.I am a little confused - they lived in LeRoy but I'm not sure when the families moved to the Byron/Bergen area.Yes, Mary is buried in Stone Church Cemetery, Bergen.I've visited there.Mary married Matthew Moore who was Methodist Episcopal, the end of our Roman Catholic roots.If Catharine was baptized in Dublin-town, it is possible all roots started and remained there until emigration.We shall see.
I am aware of several other John Hassetts in the area.It appears that my John Jr. never married, nor Ellen.The whole family is buried in St. Francis Cemetery except Mary, in Stone Church.
John Jr. - Soldier, Co. M, 9 New York H Artillery, Civil War Soldier and Sailors. Home, Bath, N.Y. in later years.
I wonder if it's possible the family had other ppl living with them who were relatives arriving in the US after them?