Re: Patrick Charters
I believe that is my g-grandfather.May I ask if you think you're related.
Patrick Charters and Catherine Ryan had 12 children: William (died as an infant);
John (1855-1927), not married nor children;
Mary "Molly" Charters/Little/Carr (1855-1935), no children;
Thomas(1859-1930), maried Mary McGrath, 2 sons;
Patrick Charters (1861-1926), no children;
Margot (died as a 3yo infant);
Cornelius (1865-1941), not married nor children;
Michael, my grandfather, married Mary Kennedy, 6 children;
Catherine "Kate" (1869-1922), no children;
Sally (1871-1935, not married nor children;
William (1872-1944, no children;
James (1875-1958), married Hannah Sullivan, 6 children
In the 1880 census Patrick was listed in Oak Run Township, Madison Co. Ohio. The census says he was born (about) 1824.But if you look in a latter census, and other sources such as the parish registry or his gravestone, it cites date of birth as 1831.
We believe he came from Co. Cork, but haven't found a record yet. The Charters family's "Lives of the Saints" says he was from "Budavin", probably Buttevant in County Co. Patrick was probably illiterate in that he signed his name in a land tranfer with an "X" so its possibly that it was spelled phonetically. However, the parish priest in Buttevant told me that the "old people" sometimes refer to the town as Budavin; Buttevant being the Anglocized version. Also a cousin of my father, suggection to try Bandon parish in Cork. We're going to Ireland next month and I hope to pursue it.
Hope that helps