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Sisters of Charity

In 1817 the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum was founded by the Sisters of Charity. They were established and organized by Elizabeth Ann Seton, the co-founder of the Society for the Reilfe of Poor Widows. New York City's first Catholic orphanage was a small wooden building on Prince street. In 1826 a brick building was built to house the 150 orphans now living with the Sisters. In 1830 another building was erected to house the half-orphans (children with one surviving parent) in the care of the Sisters.

The Sisters of Charity were well known for their efforts during New York's cholera epidemic of 1832. By the late 1840s children under 15 made up almost 1/3 of New York City's population. Swarms of children lived on the streets. In 1853 a Truancy Law was passed which allowed police to arrest vagrant children between the ages of 5 and 14. Many of these children were made wards of the state and put into orphan asylums.

Orphans in the Sisters of Charity Orphan Asylum, New York City, 14-WD, 13 ED, New York in the 1860 Census taken on 25 June

Surname First Name Age Place of Birth
Feeney Catharine 5 not given
Bardon Mary 4 not given
Doyle Mary A 4 not given
Smith Bridg't 5 not given
Smith Eloice 6 not given
Meangle [?] Ellen 6 not given
Maguire Mary 6 not given
Burns/Brennan[?] Elisa[?] 3 not given
Welhurs or Wellturs[?] Ellen 6 not given
Welh[?] Eliza 4 not given
Gru[?][?]sky Ellen 17[?] not given
Mannion Mary 6 not given
McRoe Kath 6 not given
McRoe Honor 5 not given
Williams Eliza 7 not given
Hayes Mary 8 not given
McGowan Mary F 5 not given
Bernard Mary 5 not given
Magr[?]y Mary 6 not given
O' Flaherty Kath 10 not given
Ba[?]ell Bridget 5 not given
Brady Kath 7 not given
Brady Eliza 6 not given
Dunn Mary 5 not given
Delany Sarah [?] 6 not given
Lucas Ellen 8 not given
Craig Johana 4 not given
McKeon[?] Marg't 4 not given
McKeon[?] Maria 6 not given
Cr[?]p[?]ise? Mary 6 not given
Crowley Mary 6 not given
Cole Mary A 5 not given
Moore Sparia[?] 7 not given
Downing Margaret 7 not given
Foley Janet[?] [?] not given
Downing Mary 7 not given
Rogers[?] Mary 5 not given
Flood Mary 5 not given
Flood Alice 5 not given
Flood Marg't 8 not given
Jelicon Margaret 7 not given
Burrell Rose 4 not given
Williams Mary[?] 7 not given
Cahill Mary [?] 7 not given
Longs Ellen 5 not given
Cavanagh Sarah 6 not given
Carter Marg't 7 not given
Carter Sarah 5 not given
McNulty Marice[?] 6 not given
Daly Honora 5 not given
Warren Mary 6 not given
Metcalf Ly[?] 6 not given
McCoy Mary 8 not given
Murphy Mary J. 5 not given
Crawford Georgians{?] 4 not given
?enbar[?] Bridget 7 not given
Donahoe Sarah 5 not given
Rosets[?] Eli? 8 not given
Clancy Julia 7 not given
Hogan Margaret [?] 8 not given
Pettigrew Mary A 8 not given
McCabe Mary A 6 not given
Doherty Mary A 9 not given
O' Brian Mary A 6 not given
O' Brian Elora[?} 7 not given
Coffee Bridget 9 not given
Coffee Anna 6 not given
McCaty Elisa [?] 4 not given
Flems[?] Elisa 10 not given
Redy Marg't 10 not given
Mcguire[?] Elisa 10 not given
McGovern Mary A 6 not given
Carrol (ff) [?] Bridt[?] 4 not given
Donnelly Mary 8 not given
McKay Jane 8 not given
Keely Lucy 8 not given
Nickolas Cat'e 8 not given
Griffin Bridget 10 not given
Keely Mary 10 not given
McDermott Cath'e 10 not given
Brady Cat'e 10 not given
Parker Mary A 10 not given
Nil[?] Mary A 10 not given
Roach Henerietta 9 not given
Mu[?] Anne 9 not given
McDonald Mary J. 6 not given
Curry Anne 5 not given
McCuddin Elisa [?] 7 not given
Armstrong Mary 7 not given
Higgins Mary 7 not given
Mooney[?] Marg't 7 not given
M[?] Marg't 7 not given
Burrows Anne 7 not given
Ryan Julia 7 not given
Brown Ellen 10 not given
Bordey[?] Marg't 10 not given
Gaynor Anne 10 not given
Byler Marg't 10 not given
Reusoner[?] Bridg't 10 not given
Rervon[?] Mary A 10 not given
Byrne Mary 10 not given
Byrne Bedelia 10 not given
Fle[?] Mary 8 not given
Byrons Marg't 10 not given
Revor[?] Julia 10 not given
[?] Mary A 8 not given
Lyerete[?] Julia L 5 not given
Hickey Ellen 5 not given
Regan Grace 5 not given
Grace Mary 5 not given
Kiely Mary 5 not given
Taliare[?] Mary 5 not given
Brady Kate 5 not given
Roach Jane 5 not given
Sullivan Mary 8 not given
Devlon Caroline 6 not given
Kane Agnes 6 not given
Waters Aime 10 not given
Canovan Bedelen[?] 10 not given
LaFay Mary 10 not given
Carmody Aime E [?] 10 not given
Tobin Marg't 10 not given
Shields Kate 10 not given
Coulare [?] Mary 10 not given
Brady Cat'h 10 not given
Brady Ellen 10 not given
Beamy[?] Mary 10 not given
Downing Bridg't 10 not given
Murphy Cat'h 10 not given
Donnelly Mary 10 not given
Valens Anne 10 not given
Brady Marg't 10 not given
Mack [?] Julia 10 not given
Cotter Hann [?] 10 not given
Roach Elizabeth 10 not given
Crofit Mary 10 not given
Burrell Rosi 10 not given
Hackel Marg't 10 not given
Byrnes Ellen 10 not given
Charlotte [?] Mary 10 not given
Ge?lac Estella 10 not given
Sage Ellen 10 not given
Nevens Ellen 10 not given
Owens El 10 not given
Don[?] Mary A 10 not given
Lamb Bridg't 10 not given
Lamb Rose 10 not given
Fergusson Mary J. 10 not given
Mcnully Anne 10 not given
Mullins Anne 10 not given
Brily Mary 10 not given
Collins Mary 10 not given
McCabe L[?] 8 not given
G[?] Marg't A 9 not given
Conway Anne 9 not given
Tobin Bridget 10 not given
Bradley Cath 6 not given
Galaher[?] Mary 6 not given
Ver[?] Mary A 7 not given
Sweeny Bridg't 8 not given
Thurston Mary 8 not given
no last name Ana Maria 8 not given
no last name Matilda 8 not given
no last name Ellen 6 not given
Barry Mary 9 not given
Rafferty Anne 5 not given
Bowan Anne 9 not given
Lynch Susan 8 not given
Broduck Mary A [?] 5 not given
Simpson Julia 4 not given
Hanlon Sarah 6 not given
Boyle Cat'e 9 not given
Fitzpatrick Mary H. [?] 4 not given
Mathews Cat'e 4 not given
Fitzgerald Ellen 6 not given
Early Cath 8 not given
Hagen Mary A 6 not given
Brady Esther 6 not given
Short Bridg't 6 not given
Connolly Rose 9 not given
May[?]ratte Mary A 9 not given
Hagan Mary 8 not given
Carroll Bridget 9 not given
Gilespie Mary 6 not given
Casey Mary 9 not given
Casey Cat'e 8 not given
McGnark[?] Mary A 8 not given
Mansfield Cat'e 9 not given
Nugent Ellin [?] 6 not given
Thorwell Ellen 8 not given
Devine Margaret 8 not given
Maguier Anne 8 not given
[?] Donald Emily 9 not given
Lilcopt [?] Sarah 7 not given
Cawmoneset [?] Ellen 8 not given
Buckley Napania {?] 8 not given
Buckley Mary A 7 not given
Lacy Ellen 7 not given
Nolan Jarri 4 not given
Nolan Anne 6 not given
Quick Cat'e 8 not given
Riely Brid't 8 not given
Fitzgerald Kate 9 not given
McCarty Kate 9 not given
Egan Ellen 7 not given
Coleman Ellen 5 not given
Fitzgerald Jane 7 not given
O' Brien Mary A 7 not given
Jerret Marge't 7 not given
Barry Cat'e 9 not given
Hamilton Cat'e 8 not given
Hamilton Belle 4 not given
Brenan Mary 4 not given
O' Donohue Julia 8 not given
Tiloye Marg't 7 not given
Gordon Eugenie 7 not given
Howae[?] Ellen 6 not given
Day Anna 9 not given
Day Hat'e 6 not given
Continue with the list of Half-Orphans in the Sisters of Charity Orphan Asylum, New York City


Last Updated on 09/02/04
Transcriber Laura Freeman
Checked by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

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