A John Woodend (b. Ireland about 1823) was a cousin of my ggg-grandmother, Jane/Janet Young (b. Ireland, about 1805). I don't have any information about her parents except that they were probably born in Ireland.Her father's sister could have married a Woodend, or her mother's maiden name could have been Woodend. I'm suspecting the former since the name Woodend hasn't turned up in any of Jane's descendants (but, I don't know the middle names of all of them). From Scottish naming patterns, there's a slight possibility that her parents were named William and Mary Young (pure speculation). They were probably Ulster Scots.
John has so far been elusive in the 1841, 1861, and 1871 censuses, but this might be him:
1881, Scotland, Lanarkshire, Barony, pg. 12 (44 Richard Street)
John Woodend, 58, Ireland
Agnes Woodend, 53, Ireland
Robert Woodend, 24, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Woodend, 22, "
Jane Woodend, 17, "
Agnes Woodend, 15, "
Birth records for children born to John Woodend and Agnes McMillan:
Jane Woodend, 1 Aug 1863, Anderston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Woodend, 23 Sep 1865, "
Marriage record for John Woodend and Ann McMillan (no, not Agnes, but I haven't seen the actual image), 30 Nov 1851 in Barony, Lanarkshire.
Also, census and death records have turned up in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA:
Hannah Woodend, age 71, died 14 May 1866, parents William and Martha Woodend (both born in Ireland). She was apparently the Hannah Woodden (65, Ire.) with the Robert & Hanny Riddell family in 1860 Boston, Ward 9, pg. 743.
Robert Woodend, age 85, died 2 Feb 1893, parents William Woodend and Martha Young (both born in Ireland). He was apparently the Robert Woodard/Woodame with wife Jane in 1870 Boston, Ward 9, pg. 306A, and Robert (& Jane) Woodend/Wooding in 1880 Boston, Ward 11, pg. 96B.
It seems likely that there's a connection between Robert & Hannah's Martha Young and "my" Jane Young.More background for Jane's family:
Jane married Matthew Stewart (b. Ireland, year unknown) and had Mary (b. about 1827), Samuel Y. (b. 1831), and James (b. 1834, my gg-grandfather), all in Ireland. A family tradition suggests that James "may have been born in Belfast, where he may have lived as a youth". Almost all US references to him show Scotland as his birth country, including his Civil War papers.
Jane turned up in 1841 in Renfrewshire, Scotland as Janet Mclintock with the three Stewart children, husband William Mclintock (age 50, b. Ireland; Renfrewshire marriage record, 1838), and new son William Mclintock (age 1). In 1851 she's in Lanarkshire as Janet Young, with sons Samuel, James, and William, and cousin John Woodend (age 28, Ireland).
Jane and son William came to the US in 1859, and in 1860 they're listed as Jeanette and William Micklin, in the same dwelling as William and Ellen Mahony from Ireland. She's with son William McClintock in 1870, shown as Jennie Young. I haven't found her in 1880.
Son Samuel came to the US in 1855 and lived in Philadelphia (he was one of the 1900 census enumerators, and took his own census). His three "known" children were Mary (married George Kindon), Eliza (died young), and Anna Cameron Stewart (married George Hemphill). Samuel's descendants pretty much appear to have stayed in the northeast, mainly PA.
Son James married Mary Hutton Cuthill in Scotland, came to the US in 1861, fought for the Union, and was in Chester Co., PA, in the 1870 census. James and family returned to Scotland for a time, then came back to the US and lived in the South. His first three children were James, Mathew, and Helen Cameron Stewart (in order). James and Mary gave two of their children the middle name, Newton.
The names Cameron and Newton must be important, with Cameron more likely from Ireland.
I haven't been able to find any online Irish records of any of this family group. Thanks for any information or suggestions that can help track them down.