Hi Donna, Thanks for the email.I am sure that any of the Tobins in D.C. are related. I am not sure how our connection is made though.I am related through marriage to the Tobin line.Many years ago several of us worked on the D.C.line.We were able to gather the death certificates and baptismal records for many of these characters. Among them are Patrick Aloysious (d.July 26,1893 of Cholera), Margaret A. (d. Feb 28, 1894 of Pneumonia), Stephen (son of Patrick, d.Feb 8,1893 of Pneumonia), and Elizabeth A (Ready) (d. Nov 29,1893 of Cirrhosis of the liver caused by poor sanitation). We also found them in Boyd's City Directory of Washington, D.C.Patrick was living at 1119 1st Street,N.W. which is also where he and the others were living at the times of their deaths.The houses no longer exist. Patrick was a stonecutter, Stephen was a tinner and Margaret was a grocer.Many of the family records are filed at St. Aloysious Church on N. Capitol and I St.,NW. As far as we can tell, Patrick and his wife, Margaret, his sister, Catherine (d. 1875) and their two children, Joseph and Stephen lived together.Stephen is our line but we lost track of Joseph after 1880.
Elizabeth A Ready's father was Daniel Ready and her mother was Mary Goff (Gough). We couldn't find out much about her.But your Jospheine Reidy could very well be of this line.I think that Elizabeth had a brother named Henry as there is a Henry J. Ready buried in the family plot at Mt. Olivett. On the Tobin side, I wonder if the conection is from Ireland. It's very hard to trace.We tried a few years ago while in Ireland, but we didn't get too far.I have the name of a John Tobin married to a Narry Hartneady as a possible parent for Patrick who was born 11 Mar 1829 in Cork (we think).Perhaps your William was a brother of Patrick. The stories in Ireland are that the Tobins's, in general, we not well liked.They were always causing trouble!Oh Boy.. there must be some great stories there.
Well, that's a lot of info to start with.Let me know what you have and we'll try to explore the possible connections.