Part 763gh – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – The Search For Great-Grandmother Hannah (née Gallagher) Holmes – Episode VI

31 August 2012

Good Day,

Tuesday night’s supper: Chicken Masala, Aloo Dum, and Kathhal Dopyyaza. The house smells of spices… The one thing of preparing and cooking Indian food; the many, many, many, many, many, many, and many spices. Wednesday night’s supper: Stuffed Zucchini in Marinara Sauce and Mediterranean Corn Pudding. One never knows what type of dish we might be experimenting in this kitchen. Tonight, Sushi. Tomorrow’s menu… Stay-tuned.

The search for the genealogy of great-grandmother Hannah (née Gallagher) Holmes certainly has become an intriguing one.

From the 28 October 1878 filing of the document, "Real Estate of Hannah Gallagher, a Minor", see Part 762g, I realize that I need to examine and research the detailing of her named elder siblings: “John F. Gallagher, Mary A. Gallagher, and Ellen, who intermarried with Lawrence Little, all of full age…” I also believe that it is key to understand what I can about the guardian relationship between James Harley and Hannah Gallagher. (See Part 760g.)

My first question is “Why was James Harley appointed guardian of the minor, Hannah Gallagher?” My next question, “Why wasn’t one of Hannah Gallagher’s elder brother or sisters appointed as her guardian?” Third question – “Is this great-grandmother Hannah?

I’m not going to try to answer my three questions in this Posting… but I just hope to continue with my research and follow this path. I’ve got to try every door. My trek and search is to determine whether this is great-grandmother Hannah (née Gallagher) Holmes.

Now the 28 October 1878 filing with the Orphans’ Court, the “Real Estate of Hannah Gallagher, a Minor” has now introduced Hannah Gallagher and three elder siblings; John F. Gallagher, Mary A. Gallagher; and Ellen (née Gallagher) Little. From the 16 September 1878 filing, “Appointment of Guardian for Hannah Gallagher, a Minor” we learn that Hannah Gallagher “is a minor child of Daniel Gallagher late of the township of Cass, in said County of Schuylkill, deceased…” The October Filing indicates “That the said Daniel Gallagher died in 1860, and that subsequently the said Bridget Gallagher died intestate…” All-things-being-equal I now search for possible US Censuses in Cass Township in Schuylkill County prior to 1878 and before 1860, which may include, at least the Mother, Bridget Gallagher and her four children, John F., Mary A, Ellen, and Hannah.

As the filing of the documents in the Orphans’ Court of Schuylkill County were in September and October of 1878, my next thought was to see if I could find the closest dated US Census with the intention of discovering the listings of great-grandmother Hannah. Going backwards in time the previous Census would have been 1870.

Eureka!!! And guess what I found? From The National Archives and downloaded via Ancestry.com, Image 5 of 73.


The 1870 US Census for South Cass Township, in the County of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania… dated 29 August 1870. Five members of the Gallagher Family – John, Daniel, Ellen, Mary Ann, and Hannah.

The following is my Clooz 3.0 reporting of the above highlighted 1870 US Census.


Next, the search for a possible 1860 US Census. Stay-tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim

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