Mar 022015

James Hayde (b 1826) and Judith or Johanna Conway had 8 children in the Gortnahoe and Ballingarry parishes in Tipperary, Ireland in the 1820s, 30s and 40s. They were from the village of Lickfinn where they were also recorded in the Griffiths records of 1850.

The origin of families in this area is described more in the Ballingarry Posts.

Johanna and her children were in Chicago by 1870.  James I did not find in America and he may well have died in Ireland or in transit.

Gortnahoe and Lickfinn can be seen in the maps below:


The parish records showed that James and Johanna married in 1826 and they had the following children:

  • Elizabeth (b 18 Jan 1827)
  • John (b 21 Sept 1828)
  • Margaret (b Oct 1830)
  • Mary (b 9 Nov 1832)
  • James (b 30 May 1834)
  • Edmund (b 28 Apr 1837)
  • Bridget (b 1841)
  • Ellen (b 1843)

The 1900 census described James as having arrived in 1854 and Edmund as having arrived in 1860 (presumably with Johanna and Ellen).  I have found no trace of John.

It was common for new settlors in Chicago to have initially arrived in Canada before moving to America.  However I have not yet been able to trace their arrivals in either Canada or America.

James was Naturalised in 1868 and Edmund in 1888.

They both married and had families as can be seen in the family tree at

James married Elizabeth Coulter in 1858 in Canada and they had 7 children.  One son was a policeman and another established Hayde and Reilly, a drygoods firm.

Edmund married Catherine Moran circa 1865 and they had 10 children.  He was involved in one of the great historical events of Chicago because a business he ran of Hayde and O’Brien was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871.

I have not traced any descendants and any further information would be welcome.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Downlo



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