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The Family of Hugh and Julia (O'Hara) HERBERT

 First Generation

      1. Hugh HERBERT was born in Ireland. He married Julia O'HARA, born in Ireland. Hugh was named in the death record of his son Patrick as Hugh, and in the death record of his son Michael as Hubert. Julia was named in the death record of her son Michael as Julia, and in the death record of her son Patrick as Julia O'Hara.

Hugh and Julia had the following children:

+           2 F  i.   Maria HERBERT was born abt 1822.

+           3 M ii.  Patrick HERBERT was born 7 Mar 1828/1830. He died 23 Aug 1893.

+           4 M iii.  Michael HERBERT was born 1834. He died 26 Apr 1886.

 

 Second Generation

2. Maria HERBERT (Hugh) was born abt. 1822 in co Westmeath, IRL. Maria married James GERAGHTY 20 Nov 1840 in the Roman Catholic parish of Moate and Mt Temple, co Westmeath, IRL.

They had the following children:

               5 F  i.   Catherine GERAGHTY was christened 27 Sep 1842 in Moate/Mt Temple, co Westmeath, IRL.

               6 M ii.  Thomas GERAGHTY was christened 6 Dec 1846 in Moate/Mt Temple, co Westmeath, IRL.

               7 F iii.   Maria GERAGHTY was christened 19 Jan 1852 in Moate/Mt Temple, co Westmeath, IRL.

      3.   Patrick HERBERT (Hugh) was born between 1828 and 1830 in co Westmeath, IRL. He died 23 Aug 1893 in Fall River, MA. Patrick married Ann HOULIHAN daughter of John and Mary HOULIHAN probably in June 1844 in Mount Temple, Westmeath, IRE. Ann was born abt. 1824 in IRL. She died 30 Nov 1889 in Fall River. Patrick and Ann are buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA.

The oldest three children of Patrick and Ann had baptisms recorded in the parish of Ballyloughloe, Mount Temple, co Westmeath, Ireland. Apparently their daughter Mary and son Michael died before the family came to the US. 

On 6 June 1844, Patrick Herbert "de Caulry" received a Dispensation from the Church at Moate/Mt. Temple. This would be so that he could marry Ann, likely a non-Catholic.  In the Griffith's Valuation List, taken in 1852 in co Westmeath, Patrick appeared living in the townland of Coola, in the parish of Kilbeggan in co. Westmeath. He leased a house from Wm. Bernard Daley. His brother Michael was living nearby in the townland of Meeniska also in the parish of Kilbeggan.

Patrick arrived in Boston from Ireland on 14 May 1870, on board the ship "SS Tripoli" with his brother Michael and his daughter Margaret. He was naturalized in the US Circuit Court at Boston, on 15 May 1874. His application stated that he was born in Westmeath, Ireland on 7th day of March 1830. The sponsors were Thomas Campbell and John McNulty. 

Patrick and his family lived in Boston for about 3 years before moving to Fall River MA. In June 1873 Patrick and Ann bought a house at 46 Mason St, and they lived there until their deaths. Patrick's occupation was always listed as laborer. In 1891, his daughter Annie and her husband and children lived in the house, and there was also a Daniel McAndrew living there as a boarder. 

Patrick and Ann had the following children:

               8 F  i. Mary HERBERT was born May 1845 in co Westmeath, IRL. She was christened 17 May 1845 in Ballyloughloe, co Westmeath, IRL, sponsors named as Michael Ganly and Bridget Balf. She probably died before the family came to the US.

9 M ii. Joseph HERBERT was born 18 Apr 1847 in co Westmeath, IRL. He was christened 20 Apr 1847 in Ballyloughloe, co Westmeath, IRL, sponsors named as John Deehan and Bridget Duigan. He died 2 Mar 1916 in Boston, MA. He was buried 3 Mar 1916 in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, W. Roxbury, MA. Joseph married Mary WHITE daughter of John and Mary WHITE 23 Jul 1875 in Fall River, MA. Mary was born abt. 1857 in ENG, and died before 1900, probably in Boston.

He kept a Family Bible in which many of the family births, marriages and deaths were

recorded. The last entry was September 1891. Joseph and Mary had no children. He was named as heir to his mother's estate in the deed to his father with other children 16 Dec 1889.

He was naturalized at the US Circuit Court at Boston on 15 May 1874, the dame day as his father. The application stated that he was born in Westmeath, Ireland on in March 1850, and his sponsors were Thomas Campbell and John McNulty.

Soon after their marriage, Joseph and Mary moved to Boston, and lived next door to his sister Margaret and their uncle Michael on Mindoro St. in the Roxbury section of the city. After his wife's death, he lived with his sister Margaret in her home. His occupation was a laborer.

             10 M iii. Michael HERBERT was born 15 Mar 1849 in Ballyloughloe, co Westmeath, IRE. He was christened in Ballyloughloe on that date, sponsors named as Thomas Holehan and Margaret Holehan. He probably died before the family moved to the US.

+         11 F iv.  Catherine "Kate" Ann HERBERT was born Jul 1853. She died 6 Dec 1933.

+         12 F v.   Margaret "Maggie" M. HERBERT was born Feb 1855. She died 21 Dec 1923.

+         13 F vi.  Maria A. HERBERT was born Aug 1858. She died 26 Feb 1933.

+         14 F vii.  Annie HERBERT was born abt 1861. She died 17 Sep 1894.

 

4.  Michael HERBERT (Hugh) was born abt. 1834 in co Westmeath, IRL. He died 26 Apr 1886 in Boston, MA. He was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA. Michael married Catharine HOULIHAN daughter of John and Mary HOULIHAN abt. 1850 in IRL. Catharine was born abt. 1835 in IRL. She died 5 Jan 1885 in Boston, MA. They are buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA, but there is no headstone or marker.

He gave his year of birth as 1834 in his naturalization application. This is consistent with the age he gave on

the ship registry of age 35 in 1870, although he reported on the 1880 census that he was age 48.

On 12 July 1850, Michael Herbert "de Caulry" received a Dispensation to marry from the Church at Mt. Temple This may have been just before his marriage to Catherine, and indicates that she was a non-Catholic. In Griffith's Valuation List, taken in 1852 in co Westmeath, Michael was living in the townland of Meeniska in the parish of

Kilbeggan. He leased a house and land of 2 rods 10 perches from Ellen Berry. His brother Patrick was living at this time in the nearby townland of Coola.

Michael, age 35, with his brother Patrick and Patrick's daughter Margaret, arrived in the port of Boston on board the ship "Tripoli" on 14 Mar 1870. His wife Catherine and their four daughters arrived in Boston on the ship "Siberia" on 30 May 1870; Maria age 15, Julia age 11, Kate age 8, Sarah J. infant. Apparently the family must have been in England for at least a short time, as Sarah's birth place is given as England in the records. On his naturalization papers filed in US District Court, Massachusetts District, dated 9 Oct 1874, Michael Herbert of Boston, was born in co Westmeath, Ireland. The witnesses were Thomas Deviney, his niece's husband and Joseph Herbert, his nephew.

Michael Herbert and his family originally settled in Boston. They were living in Fall River MA in 1874, not far from his brother Patrick, but apparently moved back to Boston within a short time, where they lived at 24 Mindoro St. for several years, until their deaths.

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Monday, 26 Apr 1886, front page bottom right: "Fatal Railroad Accident at Roxbury." Michael Herbert, fifty years old and residing at No. 24 Mindoro street, was crossing the Boston & Providence Railroad at Tremont street today, at noon, when he was struck by a passing freight train. He was taken to the City Hospital, where he soon died from his injuries.

Michael and Catharine had the following children:

             15 F  i.   Maria HERBERT was born abt. 1855 in IRL.

+         16 F ii.   Julia HERBERT was born abt. 1855/1858.

+         17 F iii.   Catharine "Katie" HERBERT was born abt. 1862.

             18 F iv.   Sarah J. HERBERT was born abt. 1866 in ENG. She died 8 Aug 1885 in Boston, MA. She was buried 11 Aug 1885 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.

             19 M v.   Joseph Michael HERBERT was born 27 Feb 1871 in Boston, MA. He died 16 Mar 1873 in Boston, MA.

Third Generation

11.  Catherine "Kate" Ann HERBERT (Patrick, Hugh) was born Jul 1853 in co Westmeath, IRL. She died 6 Dec 1933 in Westport, MA. Catherine married Patrick CUMMINGS son of Owen CUMMINS and Ellen GREEN 28 May 1876 in Fall River, MA. Patrick was born 5 Jan 1845 in Castlemore, co Carlow, IRL. He was christened 5 Jan 1845 in the Catholic parish of Ballon, co Carlow, IRL. He died 29 Jan 1908 in Fall River, MA. They are buried in St. Patrick's Cm, Fall River, MA.

See the notes and additional information for this family in the Cummins family section.  

12. Margaret "Maggie" M. HERBERT (Patrick, Hugh) was born Feb 1855 in co Westmeath, IRL. She died 21 Dec 1923 in Roxbury, MA. Margaret married Thomas "Tom" DEVENEY son of Patrick and Winnifred (Hood) DEVENEY 23 Nov 1873 in Fall River, MA. Thomas was born Apr 1856 in IRL. He died Oct 1918 in Roxbury. MA. They are buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA, but there is no headstone or marker.

Tom and Maggie lived in Fall River for a couple of years after their marriage, and then moved to Boston before 1880. They initially lived on Mindoro St. in the Roxbury section of Boston, near Maggie's brother Joseph and uncle Michael. IN the 1900 census Tom gave information that stated that he had arrived in the US in 1870 and was naturalized. The census also stated that Maggie was the mother of 14 children, 7 of whom were living at that time.

Margaret was named as heir to her mother's estate in the deed to her father with the other children 16 Dec 1889. Tom was a mason. He had a wooden leg which his daughter said that he lost while working on the Mission Church in Roxbury. Maggie took in washing and other chores to help support the family. She lived with her daughter Josephine after her marriage in 1922, until Maggie's death in 1923.

Thomas and Margaret had the following children:

32 M       i.  Patrick H. DEVENEY was born Apr 1874 in Fall River, MA. He died 8 Jun 1928 in Boston, MA. He was buried 9 Jun 1928 in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, W. Roxbury, MA. Patrick married (1) Emma F. CULBERT daughter of Frank J. CULBERT. She died before 1900. Patrick married (2) Lillian CORLISS daughter of Charles CORLISS and Emmeline BARTON abt. 1905. Lillian was born 24 May 1887 in VT or Canada. She died Sep 1960. She was buried 2 Sep 1960 in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, W. Roxbury, MA.

33  F    ii. Mary "Mamie" DEVENEY was born 29 Jan 1876 in Fall River, MA. Mary married Edward SIMPSON.

             34 M   iii.   Joseph Francis DEVENEY was born 16 Sep 1877 in Boston, MA. He died Jun 1878 in Dorchester, MA. He was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.

              35 F iv.   Margaret "Maggie" Ann DEVENEY was born 14 May 1879 in Boston, MA. Margaret married (1) ___ SHERIDAN and (2) Frank DOYLE.

36  F         v.  Winifred P. "Winnie" DEVENEY was born 10 Apr 1881 in Boston, MA. She died 18 Sep 1899 in Dorchester, MA. She was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.

             37 F vi.   Ellen DEVENEY was born 29 Sep 1883 in Boston, MA. She died Oct 1884 in Boston, MA. She was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.

             38 F   vii.   Agnes W. DEVENEY was born 7 Apr 1888 in Tewksbury, MA. She died 23 Feb 1979 in Brockton, MA. She was buried 26 Feb 1979 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. Agnes married Parker H. WALL abt. 1909. Parker died before 1979.

             39 M   viii.   Thomas DEVENEY was born 1 Nov 1891 in Boston, MA. Thomas married Margaret RUSH.

             40 F ix.   Josephine "Josie" B. DEVENEY was born 6 Jul 1893 in Boston, MA. She died 24 Aug 1985 in Norfolk, CT. Josephine married James F. EGAN1922. James was born 15 Jan 1891 in Dingle Peninsula, co Kerry, IRL. He died 7 Dec 1978 in Winchester, CT.

             41 F x.   Veronica DEVENEY was born 17 Mar 1895 in Boston, MA. She died Aug 1895 in Boston, MA. She was buried 5 Aug 1895 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.  

             42 F xi.   Catherine "Kitty" DEVENEY was born 5 Aug 1897 in Boston, MA. Catherine married William James FINNEGAN. William married (2) Irene Winifred Deveney, the daughter of Kitty's brother Patrick. William died Dec 1951 in Boston, MA.  

   13.   Maria A. HERBERT (Patrick, Hugh) was born Aug 1858 in co Westmeath, IRL. She died 26 Feb 1933 in Fall River, MA. Maria married James F. KEELEY son of James F. KEELEY and Mary SULLIVAN 26 Sep 1875 in Fall River, MA. James was born Mar 1857 in IRE. He died 25 Feb 1935 in Fall River, MA. They are buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA.

Maria (pronounced "Mariah") was named as heir to her mother's estate in the deed to her father with the other children 16 Dec 1889. She and James always lived in Fall River, moving to 41 Mason St., next door to Maria's parents shortly after their marriage. They lived there until their death. Jim was a teamster. He owned a livery stable, horses and teams, which he frequently leased to the city. Jim and Maria were members of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fall River. James Kiely was naturalized at the Massachusetts Superior Court held at Taunton for the County of Bristol, on the first Monday of September 1878. In the 1900 census, Jim stated that he immigrated to the US in 1873. Maria stated that she was the mother of 11 children, 6 of whom were still living. 

In the probate papers of James' estate, dated 29 Nov 1937, his heirs were listed as Lila A. Lundy, daughter; Kathleen A. Courchaine, 326 New Boston Rd., daughter; Francis J. Keeley, 41 Mason Street, son; Adeline D. Amelio, 466 Purchase St, Milford MA, grandchild, child of Mary A. Smith, deceased; Leo J. Marcoux, 354 County St., grandchild and May Marcoux, Miami, FL, grandchild, children of Eleanor Marcoux, deceased. 

James and Maria had the following children:

             43 F  i.   Mary A. KEELEY was born 17 Aug 1876 in Fall River, MA. She died 30 Jul 1911 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Mary married John Palmer SMITH son of Samuel and Eliza SMITH 21 Apr 1897 in Fall River, MA. John was born abt. 1871. He died Apr 1957.

             44 M ii.   John J. KEELEY was born 19 Oct 1878 in Fall River, MA. He died Aug 1897. He was buried 3 Aug 1897 in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA.

             45 F iii.   Eleanor Florence KEELEY was born 7 Jul 1881 in Fall River, MA. She died 7 Jul 1921 in Fall River, MA. Eleanor married Leo S. MARCOUX son of Thomas MARCOUX and Catherine GAUDREAU 2 Jul 1900 in Newport, RI. Leo was born 13 Nov 1882 in Warren, RI. He died 20 Mar 1955 in Fall River, MA. Leo married (2) Lena Henry. They are buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA, she with her parents and he with his son.

             46 F iv.   Elizabeth A. KEELEY was born 17 Oct 1882 in Fall River, MA. She died 14 Feb 1960 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA with her parents. Elizabeth married (1) Edmund J. SMITH1905. Edmund was born 4 Jul 1882 in Westport, MA. He died 1921. Elizabeth married (2) Daniel F. LUNDY. Daniel was born 23 Feb 1879 in Fall River, MA. He died 24 Jan 1966 in Fall River, MA. He was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA.

             47 F v.   Kathleen KEELEY was born 1 Mar 1885 in Fall River, MA. She died 9 Nov 1965 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA with her parents. Kathleen married Polycarpe COURCHAINE Mar 1924. Polycarpe was born Feb 1883 in CAN. He died 1943.

             48 F vi.   Maria Jeannette KEELEY was born 25 Dec 1889 in Fall River, MA. She died 27 Feb 1916 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA with her parents. "Jennie" married ___ CARDIN.

             49 M   vii.   James KEELEY was born 11 Dec 1892 in Fall River, MA. He died Feb 1893. He was buried 10 Feb 1893 in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA.

             50 M   viii.   Francis J. KEELEY was born 13 Apr 1894. He died 6 Nov 1949. He was buried 6 Nov 1949 in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. He was not married. 

     14. Annie HERBERT (Patrick, Hugh) was born abt. 1861 in co Westmeath, IRL. She died 17 Sep 1894 in Fall River, MA. She was buried 19 Sep 1894 in St Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA with her parents. Annie married James SHAW, son of Hugh SHAW and Catherine BRENNAN, 30 Jun 1882 in Fall River, MA. James was born abt. 1860/1861 in ENG. He died 28 Jun 1898 in Fall River, MA. 

Annie was named as heir to her mother's estate in the deed to her father with the other children 16 Dec 1889. She died leaving 6 young children. After James' death, the children were apparently separated. The four youngest were living at St. Vincent's Orphans Home in 1900. Her son Hugh had been adopted by Bridget Mitchell, but no record has been found of John in 1900 to date. By 1905, Hugh's brother James was living with Mrs. Mitchell also. She died in 1906, and Hugh and James left Fall River at that time.  At least some of the children may have moved to Boston to stay with their Deveney relatives.

James and Annie had the following children:

             51 M i.   John J. SHAW was born 17 Mar 1883 in Fall River, MA.

             52 M ii.   Hugh E. SHAW was born 4 Sep 1886 in Fall River, MA; died 29 Jul 1937 in Newport, RI at the Newport Naval Hospital. He served overseas during World War I. He worked as a steamfitter and lived in Providence until 1928, when he moved to Fall River after his brother James' death to manage the news stand. He was never married. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

             53 F iii.   Jane E. SHAW was born 27 Apr 1888 in Fall River, MA; died 7 Aug 1962 in New Bedford, MA; married John J. Cairns. Lived in New Bedford, MA.

            54 M iv.  James C. SHAW was born 9 Jan 1890 in Fall River, MA, died 9 Jul 1928 in Fall River MA; married Alice A. Lizotte. He was a patrolman on the Boston Police Department and then resigned to become a railway mail clerk. He left that position in 1923 to go into business, running a variety store and news stand called "The Magazine Shop" on Pleasant Street. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

             55 M v.   Herbert SHAW was born 28 Apr 1891 in Fall River, MA. He lived with his brother Hugh in Providence, and remained there after Hugh removed to Fall River. In the Providence city directories, his occupation was listed as operative. In 1939 and 1940, he was listed as a dishwasher at the American Lunch restaurant in Providence.

             56 F vi.   Harriet SHAW was born 1893 in Fall River, MA; died 4 Sep 1962 in New Bedford, MA; married Chauncey E. Gifford. Lived in Westport, MA, and later moved to New Bedford MA.

 

     16. Julia HERBERT (Michael, Hugh) was born abt 1855/1858 in IRL. Julia married Patrick QUINN son of Peter and Maria QUINN 9 May 1875 in Boston, MA. Patrick was born Abt 1851 in IRL. 

She arrived in the port of Boston on board the ship "SS Siberia" on 30 May 1870 with her mother and sisters, listed as Julia age 11. In the 1880 census she and her husband were living at 26 Mindoro St. in Boston, next door to her father.

Patrick and Julia had the following children:

             57 F     i.   Mary Elizabeth QUINN was born 11 Feb 1876 in Boston, MA.  

                58  F      ii      Catherine QUINN was born 11 Apr 1878 in Boston, MA.

             59 M   iii.   Edward F. QUINN was born Aug 1879 in Boston, MA. He died 9 Nov 1879 in Boston, MA. He was buried 10 Nov 1879 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA.

             60 M   iv.   Patrick QUINN was born 27 Sep 1883 in Boston, MA.

  

     17.   Catharine "Katie" HERBERT (Michael, Hugh) was born abt. 1862 in IRL. Catharine married Nathaniel GOOD son of John GOOD and Maria 30 Jun 1882 in Boston, MA. 

She arrived in the port of Boston on board the ship "SS Siberia" on 30 May 1870 with her mother and sisters, listed as Kate age 8. Nathaniel was a machinist. His marriage record states he was born in Philadelphia, but other records give his birthplace as Boston. In 1890 they were living at 63 Whitney St., Boston.

Nathaniel and Catharine had the following children:

             61 F  i.   Mary GOOD was born 14 Jan 1883 in Boston, MA.

              62 M ii.   John GOOD was born 9 Jun 1884 in Boston, MA. He died 18 Jul 1887 in Boston, MA.

             63 F iii.   Catharine GOOD was born 9 Dec 1886 in Boston, MA.