DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES FOX AND ANNA "NANCY" TULLY OF COUNTY LONGFORD, IRELAND
SURNAMES:Fox, Tully, Devany, Feeney, Curran, Miller, Bradley, Mabry, Stratton, Crook, Appel, Sellers, Finnerty, Flanigan, Switter, Fuller, Limbach, Walls, Sears, Kelly, Dooris, Dolan, Flaherty, Marsh, Anderson, Lyons, Kennedy, Dobler, Smith, Martin, Mirick, Wilson, Mortimer, Kiernan, Donnelly.
Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool and Chester, England
In Co Longford:Killoe Parish, Ballinamuck, Drumlish, Corrinagh, Carrickateen, Kiltycreevagh.
In Co Meath:Matry-Kells
Metzingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
In the U.S.:Bangor, Maine; Boston, Hudson, Maynard, Marlborough, Belmont, Somerville and Cambridge, Mass.;Rutherford, Montclair, Newton and Ridgewood NJ; Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre PA; Rutland VT; Bismarck and Jamestown ND; Spokane WA; Forsyth and Miles City MT; Spokane, Port Townsend and Seattle WA; Alameda CA; NYC, Brooklyn, Bronx, Saranac Lake and Cornwall on Hudson NY; Coldwater MI; Baltimore MD; Canton and Massillon OH.
DESCENDANT NUMBERING SYSTEM:Number 1 represents Charles Fox.Numbers 11 through 14 stand for Charles' children in order of birth.The number of a grandchild or great-grandchild of Charles is composed of his or her parent's number plus their own number in order of birth.
CHARLES FOX AND ANNA "NANCY" (TULLY) FOX
1CHARLES FOX was born in Ireland, probably in County Longford,.The dates of his and his wife's birth, marriage and death are not known.He was most likely born before 1785, his oldest known child having been born in 1804.Theiryoungest known child was born around 1825.
Death records of their children at Boston, Massachusetts, show Charles' wife was ANNA "ANNIE" or "NANCY" TULLY.Judging by the ages of her children, Nancy was probably born between 1780 and 1785.A pedigree chart handed down in the Tully family has Devany as his wife's last name, with no first name given.With the finding of the death records, this is now considered to be an error.Possibly Charles or Nancy's mother was a Devany.The chart gives Charles' father's name as Michael Fox.
There may have been other children born to Charles and Nancy than are shown here:
11 Michael Fox (1804-1872), Ireland > Bangor, Maine > Boston, Mass.
12Patrick Fox (1808-1891), Ireland > Bangor, Maine > Boston and Hudson, Mass.
13Anne (Fox) Tully (1814-1847), buried in Ballinamuck, Co Longford, Ireland
14Ellen (Fox) Feeney (1825-1910), Ireland > Boston and Hudson, Mass.
11 MICHAEL FOX
11MICHAEL FOX, b ca 1804 County Longford, Ireland, d 17 Feb 1872 Boston MA.Cause of death was listed as "Asthmatic; disease of heart (sudden)".He married at Bangor, Maine, on 30 Oct 1839 Bridget Walls, b ca 1822 Ireland, death date and place unknown.Michael being 35 when he married Bridget, this might not have been his first marriage.
Michael immigrated in 1832 and was naturalized in October of 1840. The 1840 census lists himas a head of household in Bangor.That census listed only the names of heads of households, others in thehousehold being enumerated by gender and age group.The only other male living with Michael was also born between 1800 and 1810, which suggests the two were Michael and his brother Patrick, who was born in 1808.Two women were in the household:one listed as born between 1825 and 1830, the other between 1800 and 1810.
Michael's family is found in the 1850 census at Bangor and in the 1860 at Boston.In 1865 Michael was in jail, his offense not stated on the state census.
Known children of Michael and Bridget were Charles A. Fox, John Fox and Ellen SEARS.
111CHARLES A. FOX, b ca 1840 Bangor ME, d 26 Oct 1871 at Deer Island in Boston Harbor of phthisis (tuberculosis).He was described as single, occupation marble polisher.He and his sister Ellen were listed in the household of their uncle Patrick in Boston in the 1865 Massachusetts state census.
112 JOHN FOX, b ca 1843 Bangor ME.Appears with the family in the census at Bangor in 1850 and in Boston in 1860.John Fox, born Bangor, Maine, age listed as 21, enlisted in the Navy at Boston on 22 Nov 1860 as a landsman.Description:hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5' 8" tall.No further information.
113ELLEN FOX, b ca 1846 Bangor ME, m Boston 7 Aug 1862 Edwin Sears.Listed in household of her uncle Patrick Fox in 1865 state census.No further record.
12PATRICK FOX was born on or about 3 Feb 1808 in Ireland, died 5 Oct 1891 in Hudson, Middlesex Co MA, and was buried at Cambridge.His age at death was 83 years, 8 months and 2 days.He was married in Bangor, Maine, on 21 Nov 1842 to Mary A. Kelly, b ca 1822 Ireland, d 6 Apr 1887 at 49 S. Margin St., Boston, of pulmonary phthisis, buried Cambridge.She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Kelly.
Patrick may have immigrated with his brother Michael in 1832 or sometime later, before his marriage at Bangor in 1842.He may be the other male in his brother Michael's household in the 1840 census at Bangor.Around 1845 he moved to Boston, where he was to stay.
Boston city directories show Patrick as a laborer living at 31 Washington Square from 1850 to 1856, at 119 Charleston in 1857 and 29 Thacher Street in 1858.For the next 30 years his home was at 49 So. Margin Street.Except for Charleston Street, these addresses are within a few blocks of the Old North Church mentioned in "Paul Revere's Ride".In 1862 Patrick is described as a porter employed at 5 Chatham Street, the address of Banchors & Boyden, dealers in liquors, cigars and tobacco.In later years he and Mary ran a boarding house.Patrick died in Hudson, where his widowed sister Ellen Feeney lived.
A photograph of Patrick and Mary was passed down in the family of Terence J. Tully. On the back Terence wrote "Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fox, No. 49 South Margin Street, Boston, Mass.A most respected citizen, a lovable couple.Uncle and godfather of Terence J. Tully."
Boston records show five children born to Patrick and Mary:Ellen, Henry, Charles, Patrick and James Patrick Fox.No record has been found of grandchildren.
121ELLEN F. FOX, b ca 1844 Bangor Maine; d 6 Oct 1862, aged 18y, 4m, 12d.Died of phthisis.
122HENRY A. FOX, b ca 1846 Massachusetts.No further information.May be the Henry Fox who served as a landsman in the Navy from Boston in the Civil War, 1862-1863.
123CHARLES FOX, b ca 1848 MA, d 31 Mar 1856 at 31 Washington Sq., Boston; bur Cambridge.Age at death 8y, 3m.Cause of death disease of hip.
124PATRICK FOX, b 25 Apr 1850 at Washington Sq., Boston; d 20 Sep 1852 Boston, age 2y, 5m.Cause of death scarlet fever.
125JAMES PATRICK FOX, b 1 Feb 1853 at 31 Washington Sq., Boston, d same place 24 Nov 1855; bur Cambridge. Cause of death inflammation of the lungs.
The 1860 census shows a George Fox, age 11, b MA, in Patrick's household, but he does not appear with Patrick in the 1850 federal census or the 1855 Massachusetts state census.Inclusion of this child in the household may have been a census clerk's error. In the 1865 state census Patrick and Mary are listed with their son Henry, then 19, and with Patrick's brother Michael's children born in Maine, Charles A. Fox, 24, and Ellen Sears, 18.
13ANNE (FOX) TULLY
13ANNE FOX was born around 1814 and died on 20 Dec 1847.She married Patrick J. Tully, b ca 1801, d 23 Feb 1883.They are buried in Ballinamuck, County Longford, Ireland.Memorialized on their headstone are three infant children and Patrick's mother, "Mary Doris Tully, Mother of the Tullys, who died 4th March 1858, aged 84 years."Mary was the wife of Terence Tully and the daughter of Daniel Doris or Dooris.The relationship of Patrick Tully to Annie Tully, wife of Charles Fox, is not known.Patrick was probably at least 15 years younger than Annie.
Patrick Tully was a tailor and passed his skills on to his sons.Around 1850 he took his children to Dublin and then to Liverpool and Chester where they studied the tailoring trade.In 1856 they moved back to Ireland.
See the booklet "A Family History and List of Descendants of Patrick J. Tully and Ann (Fox) Tully", 1978.
Patrick and Anne (Fox) Tully were the parents of seven children:
Terence, Michael, Denis, Anna, Patrick, Mary and Charles Tully.
131TERENCE JOSEPH TULLY, b 2 Jan 1835, d 21 Jan 1921 Spokane WA; m Drumlish, Co Longford, 14 Feb 1859 Mary Flaherty, b Jul 1833 Corrinagh, Columbkille, Co Longford, d Bismarck ND 10 Feb 1918, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Dolan) Flaherty.Both Terence and Mary are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck.
With their daughter Anna they immigrated to New York City in 1861 aboard the ship "Excelsior".Lived New York City, Philadelphia, Rutland VT and Bismarck ND.Terence was a tailor in the Army and in civilian life.During the Civil War he served in Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry, at Washington DC, guarding the capitol.He was promoted to corporal at the Battle of Gettysburg.After discharge he joined the Navy as a landsman and was at the Battle of Fort Fisher NC.Reenlisted after the war and was sent to Fort McPherson, Georgia, and Fort Assiniboine, Montana, where he was the post tailor.Discharged in 1890 and returned to family at Bismarck, where he ran a tailor shop.
Terence's wife, Mary, was a violinist.She was taught by her father, a "professor of music" in Ireland.She played for dances at the Montana forts and taught her sons to play. Terence and Mary had eight children:Anna, Mary Ellen, Theresa, Theresa, Joseph, Elizabeth, Charles and Catherine.
1311 ANNA CAROLINE TULLY, b Carrickateen, Co Longford 2 Dec 1859, d 6 Apr 1895 Jamestown ND; m Bismarck 24 Nov 1881 Martin L. Marsh (1844-1911), farmer and hotel operator.Both are buried in St. Mary's Cem, Bismarck.
1312MARY ELLEN TULLY, b NYC 5 Oct 1861, d 17 Aug 1884 Forsyth MT; m 10 Sep 1883 CHARLES W. ANDERSON, d 1910.Both buried Miles City MT.
1313THERESA TULLY, b 13 Mar 1864, d 21 Mar 1864.
1314THERESA TULLY, b Philadelphia PA 11 Mar 1866, d there 16 Jan 1868.
1315PATRICK JOSEPH TULLY, called Joseph or Joe, b Port Richmond, Philadelphia, 6 Jul 1868, d 9 Jan 1950 Spokane WA; m Bismarck ND 21 Feb 1897 Ellen "Nell" Lyons (1872-1951).Both are buried in Holy Cross Cem, Spokane.
A career soldier, Joe retired as a first sergeant.He had served in the Indian Wars and in the Philippines during the Insurrection.Re-entered the service during WWI and eventually retired as a first lieutenant.Joe and Nell were the parents of Rev. Terence J. Tully (1914-2002).
1316ELIZABETH JANE "LIZZIE" TULLY, b Philadelphia 13 Dec 1870, d 2 Dec 1930 Alameda CA; m Fort Benton MT 14 Feb 1889 John Kennedy, b Co Mayo, Ireland,1858,d1930 Alameda CA.John was a career soldier.Served in Spanish-American War as a lieutenant.Retired, but re-entered the service during WWI, retiring as a captain in the Air Service.
1317CHARLES FRANCIS TULLY, b Philadelphia 13 Jan 1873, d 13 Jun 1940 Ridgewood NJ; m NYC 3 Jun 1897 Annie L. Kennedy.Having been instructed in music by his mother, Charlie joined the Army as a musician and stayed with it during his military career, as chief musician or bandmaster.After retiring he was bandmaster at the New York Military Academy at Cornwall on Hudson NY.At the time of his death he was a captain in the Officer Reserve Corps.Charlie and Annie were the parents of Brig Gen Terence J. Tully (1900-1978).
1318CATHERINE AGNES "KATE" TULLY, b Philadelphia 6 Mar 1875, d 10 Oct 1957 Seattle WA, bur Holyrood Cem, Seattle; m Fort Benton MT 8 Jun 1893 Fred Dobler, born Metzingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 4 Apr 1862, died 7 Aug 1927 Tacoma, Washington, buried in San Francisco Natl Cem, Presidio of San Francisco.Fred immigrated in 1879 aboard the ship "Oder" and went to Harrisburg PA, where he worked for a brewer.Enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh in 1884 and was sent to El Reno, Indian Territory.Stationed in Kansas, Montana, Ohio and Washington, and overseas in Cuba and the Philippines.During the Spanish-American war he was a lieutenant and commissary officer with the 49th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, a regiment of African-American troops.After retiring in 1910 he managed the Post Exchange at Fort Worden, Washington, near Port Townsend, and later served as police chief at Port Townsend.Moving to Seattle around 1915, he worked as a clerk for the Alaska Railroad.
132MICHAEL PATRICK TULLY, b Killoe Parish, Co Longford, 16 Oct 1836, d 6 Jul 1915 Culver's Lake, Sussex Co NJ; m 1873 Theresa Jane Smith (1849-1923); both bur St. Joseph's Cem, near Newton NJ. They had no children.
Mike was trained in tailoring by his father.In England, at Chester, he worked for Smith & Son, at that time considered the finest tailors outside London.
After immigrating to New York City in September of 1858, he was employed at some of the best houses thereIn the 1860's he worked in Newton, New Jersey; Coldwater, Michigan; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and for Brooks Brothers in New York City.In 1870 he returned to stay in Newton, where he engaged for many years in tailoring.According to his obituary, Mike's "name became synonymous with the best clothes that were made in northern New Jersey…"
He was an honorary member of the fire department, life member of the Sussex County Historical Society, trustee of the Dennis Library, member of the Board of Trade, director of the Merchants National Bank, member of the Catholic Club of New York,the National Irish Historical Society, trustee for many years of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, "and was looked upon as an exemplary member of his faith."
133DENIS TULLY, b 19 Nov 1838 Killoe Parish, Co Longford, d 19 Sep 1909 Brooklyn NY; m New York City Feb 1867 Elizabeth "Bessie" Martin, b Matry-Kells, Co Meath, Feb 1846, d14 Jan 1914 Bronx NY; both bur Calvary Cem, Brooklyn.
Denis immigrated in 1863.He was living at 478 Pearl St in Brooklyn when he was naturalized on 21 Oct 1868.His tailoring career paralleled his brother Mike's, having also worked in Dublin and in Liverpool and at Smith & Son in Chester, England.In this country they both worked at Gershom Lockwood & Co. and Brooks Brothers.Denis had six children:
Esther, Frances, Charles, Matthew, Mary and Sarah.
1331 ESTHER JANE "ESSIE" TULLY, b NYC o/a 10 Jun 1868, d Saranac Lake NY 8 Feb 1950, bur St. Bernard's Cem there; m at Palmyra NY 24 Oc 1895 George Jarvis Mirick, d Saranac Lake 27 May 1916, bur Lyons NY.
1332FRANCES ELIZABETH "FANNY" TULLY, b NYC 30 Apr 1871, d 3 May 1943 Rutherford NJ; m Brooklyn NY 12 Sep 1898 Arthur Alfred Wilson, b Cambridgeshire, England, Jul 1868, d 14 Aug 1940; both bur Immaculate Conception Cem, Montclair NJ.
1333CHARLES TULLY, and
1334MATTHEW MARTIN TULLY.Charles and Matthew were born probably between the years 1871 and1875 and died in childhood.They do not appear in Denis' household in the 1880 census.
1335MARY CHARLOTTE "MAMIE" TULLY, b ca 1876.Mamie married around June of 1897 Edwin W. Mortimer, cashier for W. P. Willis & Co. of Manhattan, a wool and fabric importing business.Edwin was born around 1865.Both disappeared in 1897.Inquiries into Mamie's whereabouts made at the time of her father's death in 1909 were to no avail.Newspaper notices were placed, and city directories of New York City, Brooklyn, Jersey City NJ and Chicago were searched.Mortimer's mother and former co-workers were questioned and said they had not seen or heard from Edwin or Mamie since 1897.One of Edwin's sons by his first marriage was Lester W. Mortimer, born in 1892.Lester inquired of the Tullys about his father sometime around 1920, but there had still been no word on Edwin or Mamie.
1336SARAH A. TULLY, b 1881 or 1882, probably in Brooklyn NY; d Apr 1885, bur 20 Apr 1885 in Calvary Cem, Brooklyn.
134ANNA TULLY, b near Ballinamuck, Co Longford, ca 1841, d 23 Oct 1917, aged 76 years; m John Kiernan, b ca 1833, d 8 Apr 1906; both bur Ballinamuck.One child.
1341BRIDGET "B" KIERNAN, b Kiltycreevagh, Co Longford, 20 Apr 1877, d Longford, Co Longford, 27 Sep 1958; m Hugh Donnelly.No children.
135 PATRICK TULLY, died in infancy.Birth and death dates unknown.Buried Ballinamuck.
136MARY TULLY, died in infancy.Birth and death dates unknown.Buried Ballinamuck.
137CHARLES TULLY, died in infancy.Birth and death dates unknown.Buried Ballinamuck.
14ELLEN (FOX) FEENEY
14ELLEN FOX was born in July of 1825 in Ireland and died March 2, 1910, in Hudson, Massachusetts.The 1900 census gives 1844 as the year she immigrated.Rev. Joseph M. Finotti, S.J. (biography at Wikipedia), performed her marriage to Michael Feeney at Boston on January 29, 1855.Michael, son of Daniel Feeney and Annie Curran, was born August 11, 1821, in Ireland and died October 30, 1884, in Hudson.He was a shoemaker.Both Michael and Ellen were buried in St. Michael's Cemetery at Hudson.They were the parents of six children:
Daniel Feeney, Charles S. Feeney, Mary Ellen (Feeney) Finnerty, Patrick Henry Feeney, Annie Feeney and Catherine F. (Feeney) Switter.
141.DANIEL FEENEY, b 24 Nov 1855 Marlborough MA.He was evidently one of Michael and Ellen's three children who died before 1900.No death record found.Listed in his father's household in the 1860 census but not in the 1870.
142.CHARLES S. FEENEY, b 26 Dec 1857 Marlborough (probably the Charles Stevens Feeney who died at Hudson in 1940); m/1 at Hudson MA 27 Apr 1885 Carrie P. Miller, b NY ca 1856, d Hudson 22 May 1922, dtr of William and Christiana Miller; Charles m/2 at Maynard MA 29 May 1924 Mary T. Bradley, b ca 1880 MA, dtr of John and Mary (Mabrey) Bradley.One known child:Henry Ellsworth Feeney.
1421HENRY ELLSWORTH FEENEY, b Hudson 5 Nov 1887, d Jun 1974 Belmont MA; m Hudson 19 Nov 1913 Mary Gertrude Stratton.In 1917 he was a salesman for the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. in Rhode Island and Connecticut, based in Pawtucket, R. I.Children:Sarah Arlene (Feeney) Crook Appel; Carolyn (Feeney) Sellers; Albert S. Feeney; Harry M. Feeney.
143MARY ELLEN FEENEY, b 16 Feb 1861 Boston, d 13 May 1906 Hudson, bur St. Michael's Cem, Hudson; m Hudson 22 Aug 1887 Frank Patrick Finnerty, b ca 1860 Baltimore MD, d 17 Sep 1890 Hudson.One known child:
1431CHARLES W. FINNERTY, b Hudson 16 Jun 1889, d 1 Sep 1967 Somerville MA; m Sarah Flanigan. Physician. Lieutenant in WWI.
144PATRICK HENRY FEENEY, b 19 Jan 1862 Marlborough.Died by 1900 and probably before 1870.Not listed in his father's household in the 1870 census.
145ANNA "ANNIE" FEENEY, b 17 Sep 1863.Death records show Annie Feeney, 23, b Hudson, dtr of Michael Feeney, d Hudson 18 Mar 1887.
146CATHERINE F. FEENEY, b 22 Oct 1867 Hudson, d 12 Apr 1952 Hudson, m Hudson 25 Aug 1898 William Switter, b Jul 1869 OH, d 11 Feb 1938 Hudson.Children:
1461EDITH HELEN SWITTER, b 3 Jul 1900, d Hudson 11 Mar 1990, m Hudson 29 Jul 1920 Alfred Edward Fuller.
1462STANLEY (STANISLAUS) WILLIAM SWITTER, b 21 May 1902, d 11 May 1971, bur Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton OH; m Bernetta Limbach.Stanley was for many years police chief of Massillon OH.