BERNARD ANDERSON; farmer.
1911 Irish census, residents; 5 Smarmore( Ardee Rural, Louth.) Married 35 yrs,, 6 children born, 6 children living. Grandaughter, Bridget Mathews, 7 yrs, staying night of census 1911.
Dec`d before 1901 census.
Louth 1865 Voters List; BERNARD ANDERSON, Smarmore,( tenant farmer?) Myles Taaffe, Ardee.
Married about 1876, married 35 yrs 1911 census, most likely date not correct as the first child was born in 1874 and wife, Bridget, had been a widow for some time at time of 1911 census.
BRIDGET REID (READ); farmer, Louth.
Born about 1843, 55 yyrs. 1901 census, 68 yrs 1911 census.
Bridget said she had 6 children living in 1911, only know of 5 the other child most likely a married daughter at time of 1911 census.
1/. BERNARD JOSEPH ANDERSON; born Smarmore, Louth. Info from familyseach or IGI. Not with family in census, so most likely marrried.
2/. PATRICK JOSEPH ANDERSON: Born 19 April 1876, Louth.IGI, 20 yrs 1901 census, 32 yrs 1911 cenus, Black Smyth, unmarried.
3/. MARY ANN ANDERSON; born 23 Oct 1877, Smarmore, Louth. IGI. Not with family in census so most likely married.
4/. MARGARET ANDERSON; born 24 Mar 1879. Died 16 April,1955, buried Ballapousta.
Married 1902, PATRICK MATHEWS, born 1884, died 5 Sept 1937, Smarmore, buried Ballapousta.
Please see previous email for the their family tree.
5/. BRIDGET ANDERSON; born 1883-1885, 18 years 1901 census, 26 yrs 1911 census.
6/. ? Most likely married or emigrated?
As the Anderson/ Mathews family have lived for generations in the Smarmore area the local library and family history group must have lots of info on these pioneering families.
My interest in this Mathews family as it`s not my tree, belongs to Phil & Rita. There were up to 19 Thomas Mathews in the 1854 Griffith Valuation for Louth. My husband`s ancestor was Thomas Andrew Mathews born 12 May 1825, Louth, Louth. Phil & Rita very generously gave me their family tree to see if we were related?
To make a connection, we need to fill in a few more blanks, there are just so many Mathews families in Louth and Irish records being what they are, it`s hard to come up with proof.
All the Mathews families, being one or two T`s must be related in Louth to the Mathis family. Trying to prove it is like hitting your head against an Irish stone wall.
The more research put on the net about our Mathews families and their branches could help bring connections to light and a lot of researches have their own Mathews sites on the net. A huge amount of Irish emigrated to Canada, America, England, New Zealand and Australia. There is a lot of people out their looking who would like to make a connection.
So if you have any info on the above Mathews family, please make contact, we would love to hear from you.