1835, April 29:
born Kilicumnin Point Parish, Tirawley Barony, County Mayo
Anne McConnell leaves Ireland for America. Meets and marries John Edwards. Settles in New Orleans.
Elizabeth McConnell, Anne's mother, dies
Anne departs from Galway on the Emma Prescott; she sailed under the name of Anne Edwards, her maternal aunt
1847, August 10
Anne arrives in New York City
Census Ann Hoy listed in Ward 5 (Hell's Kitchen) with the following people
- Rufus Davenport (70)
- George F. Davenport (21)
- Harriet Cable (46)
- Harriet Webb (60)
- Caroline B Webb (36)
[VERY tentative ]Census - John Nolan (25) listed in 4th Ward of New York City; John is listed as a carpenter with other adults, mostly male, a few female, ranging in age from 14-40.
Second entry for a John Nolan, also feasibly our John, living with a Nolan family (headed by a Margaret) and a Murphy family -- in the 1st Ward of New York City.
Anne marries John Nolan
City Directory, New York City, lists 11 John Nolans - possible entry / match is one in the 18th Ward (1860 Census) on 194 E 25th Street.
Census, possible entry for Anne and John - in Ward 18 -East Side 12th - 25th Streets ( District 6)
- John (26) laborer
- Ann (23)
- Morris (2)
- Thomas 5/12th-is this the "unnamed" baby buried in Calvary Cemetery?
Stephen and John born
Mary Gagan born
John and Stephen drowned - March
City Directory, New York City, lists 16 John Nolans -
"After Anne and John were married they moved to White Plains to work for Whitlaw Reid, the owner of the New York Tribune and one of the most illustrious reporters of the Civil War. John's occupation was given as a laborer in the census of 1870. Anne's was given as a maid."
Census entry Anne McCarthy lists - not found
- Census possible entry for Anne and John - in Ward 17 District 11; only lists Anne and John - John is listed as a Steward- no children (should have Morris, maybe Stephen and John (unless the accident had already happened?), Mary, and Ellen by then)
John born -- death entry in SSindex lists 1874 as year of birth
Census entry for Anne and John in the Town of White Plains, Village of White Plains, on June 30, 1880; our story tells us "the whole family is listed" By now, Stephen and John (the sons that drowned) have passed.
- John (50) as farm laborer
- Ann (43) keeps house
- Morris (22) farm laborer
- Mary (15) at home
- Ellen (12) school
- John (9) school -- death entry in SSindex lists 1874 as year of birth
- Catherine (8)
- Nicholas F (3)
- Margaret (3)
John Nolan dies
Anne lives in Port Chester, on Pearl Street ;living with her, John Nolan (lineman) and Miss Margaret Nolan (who worked at W&S) ; entry in Port Chester City Directory, 1900, for Ann Nolan (widow) at 57 Pearl Street, Port Chester. I find many of Anne's children in the 1900 Federal Census -- living in the Greenwich area.
The 190 US Federal Census also lists Ann living with John and Margaret Nolan (both single). Anne is listed as a 74 year old widow -- with 5 living children and 3 children deceased.
- 5 living children: Morris, Mary, Ellen, John, Catherine, Nicholas, Margaret --> does not add up
- 3 deceased children: Thomas(baby died in 1860) and the boys who drowned (Stephen and John)
1915, March 26
Anne Hoey Nolan dies - her name is given as Ann (no e) Nolan.
Death Certificate lists her parents as Nicholas Hall and Elizabeth McConnel. Her birth date is given as April 29, 1835. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rye, (Port Chester) New York. Her son, John Nolan, of 119 Pearl Street signed her death certificate.