The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio - Person Page 1377

The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
With the DeJongs and Dalenbergs of Cook County, Illinois (orignating in the Netherlands)
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Edward Rafferty (M)
(21 March 1853 - 1 December 1925)
Relationship=Son of John Rafferty.
Last Edited=5 Jun 2005

     Edward Rafferty was born on 21 March 1853 in Ohio.2,3 He was the son of John Rafferty and Ann Ross.1 Edward, age 7, was enumerated in the household of his parents on the 1860 Federal Census in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.1 Follow the link to see the census image. Edward married Amanda Reynolds, daughter of Catherine Howell, on 30 September 1871 in Ohio. He was 18 and she was 16.4 Edward and Amanda had at least 8 children. Only 7 children were alive in 1900. Another child died before 1910. Only some of their names are known. These children are Mary K., Emma, John P., Edward J., George and Annie.2
          Edward, age 24, and Amanda, age 24, were enumerated on the 1880 Federal Census in Elyton & Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Ema (aged 6) and George (aged 2). There is a boarder (Richard Shores, aged 33) who also lives with them. Right now the evidence linking this family to my Raffertys is circumstantial but it does fit together and they are the only Edward and Amanda Raffertys I have been able to locate on the 1880 census.5 Edward worked as a painter.5 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Edward, age 48, and Amanda, age 44, were enumerated on the 1900 Federal Census at Mastin Avenue in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Annie (age 24), John P. (age 12), Edward J. (age 10), Mary K. (age 6). Leo Mulhern (grandson, age 2) and John W. Rafferty (nephew, age 17) are also living with them. They own their house with a mortgage. Edward worked as a policeman.3 Follow the link to see the census image.
          The letter that Charles wrote to his grandparents, Amanda and Edward, appeared in the local newspaper of Ironton in 1907. See the document for the transcription and scanned image.6
          Edward, age 57, and Amanda, age 55, were enumerated on the 1910 Federal Census at 110 South (illegible) in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. Also enumerated in this household were their children: John P. (age 20), Edward J. (age 19), and Mary A (age 15).2 Edward worked as a police man for the railroad.2 Follow the link to see the census image.
          The letter that Charles wrote to his grandparents, Amanda and Edward, 30 Jan. 1910 appeared in the local newspaper of Ironton on 12 January 1911.6 The following is a postcard that was sent from Mary to her sister, Emma Mulhern in Ohio.
          Edward, age 64, and Amanda, age 62, were enumerated on the 1920 Federal Census at 212 Mastin Avenue in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. They own their house "free."7 Edward worked as a city policeman.7 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Amanda died on 20 March 1920, leaving Edward a widower.4 Edward died on 1 December 1925 in Ironton.4 He was buried at Upper Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lawrence County, Ohio.8 He was 72 old.

Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for John Rafferty

Children of Edward Rafferty and Amanda Reynolds
Annie Rafferty b. Jul 1875
Emma Rafferty+ b. 29 Jul 1875
George Rafferty+ b. c 1878
John P. Rafferty b. Jan 1888
Edward J. Rafferty b. Mar 1890
Mary K. Rafferty+ b. May 1894

Citations

  1. [S969] Ohio. Lawrence County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M653, roll 997. Washington: National Archives.
  2. [S1450] Ohio. Lawrence County. 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 1202. Washington: National Archives.
  3. [S1417] Ohio. Lawrence County. 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T623, roll 1292. Washington: National Archives.
  4. [S68] Millslagle-Macke, Carol Lea. The Ancestors of Robert and Patricia Mulhern Daellenbach. Compiled 10 May 2001. 37656 Ruby Lane, Palmdale, CA 93552.
  5. [S575] Alabama. Jefferson County. 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 17. Washington: National Archives.
  6. [S113] Mulhern, John J. Scrapbook circa 1900. Doris Denise Daellenbach, Santee, San Diego County, California.
  7. [S76] Ohio. Lawrence County. 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T625, roll 1400. Washington: National Archives.
  8. [S378] Lawrence County Cemetery by Surname Index. Online <http://www.scioto.org/Lawrence/catalogs/cemeterycatalog.html> 19 June 2002.


         
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Compiler:
Carol Lea Millslagle Macke

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