Patrick Hickey and Johanna Coughlin NYC
"The date of the marriage was November 26, 1911. Priest was Fr. Meehan; witnesses were Michael Hickey and Margaret Coughlin. Patrick Hickey was baptized on November 20, 1884 in White Gate, County Clare, Ireland. Johanna Coughalin was baptized on February 9th, 1889 in County Clare, Ireland. At the time of the marriage, Patrick was living in NYC and Johanna in Rye."
So the baptismal dates are not necessarily their birthdates but are probably within a couple of weeks of their births at least.
-Patrick Hickey - b. Clare, Ireland, married Rye, NY; d. 1965 at the age of 81
-Johanna Coughlin - b. 1890, Clare, Ireland, d. 1972
-Children of Patrick and Johanna Hickey - Anna, Eleanor, Josephine, William, Margaret, Kathleen, Mary, Martin Hickey
Coughlin Family Children circa 1870-1890:
-They were all from County Clare, Ireland.
-Children's names: Anna, Bridget, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Kathleen, Lena, Margaret, Mary Ann, Michael, Patrick, Stephen, Thomas, Timothy, and Johanna.
-The following are the children who ended up in Rye, New York: John, James, Stephen, Thomas, Anna, Bridget, Margaret, Kathleen, and Edward.
-The following are the children who ended up in New York City: Johanna and Lena
-The following children stayed in Ireland: Timothy and Mary Ann
-It is unknown what happened to the following: Daniel, Michael, and Patrick
10. Margaret Coughlin was known as Aunt Peg to my father's family. She worked as a domestic in Rye.
11. Stephen Coughlin - My uncle indicated that a Coughlin brother worked on a farm in Rye. I believe that I located Stephen Coughlin working as a gardener in a U.S. Census for this location.
12. A Martin Hickey was a sponsor for my grandmother’s (Josephine Hickey) baptism on November 15, 1915, at St. Anthony’s Church (153 Sullivan Street, New York). This may have been another of Patrick Hickey's brothers.
So do I have more information about the Hickey's and Coughlin's? Not really. I do have information about my own grandmother, Josephine Hickey McGuire. I have a copy of her baptismal certificate. She was baptized at an Italian Catholic Church in the Village (Greenwich Village). The original copy has the church named in Italian. A more current version of the certificate is in English. I have a copy of each. I have many photos of my grandmother also.
I am making some quick notes here about Whitegate. It is the location where my great-grandfather, Patrick Hickey, was baptized. He is indicated as being from County Clare. I don't doubt that nor that he was baptized in Whitegate. This information is in his RC marriage record in Rye, New York at the Church of the Resurrection. What I have found is that Whitegate, County Clare, and Whitegate, Galway get confused for each other. Whitegate, County Clare is located 2 miles east by northeast of Mountshannon and about 7 miles east by northeast of Scarriff. Whitegate, County Galway is located 1 mile from Killimor (bologue) and about 6 miles from Portumna. The Whitegate in County Galway is about 20 miles from the Clare border. Another thing to make note of here is that Whitegate, County Clare should be in the Clonrush civil parish. Because I have found information that my Patrick Hickey was from County Clare, baptized in Whitegate but have found other references to Galway and Tipperary on his supposed WWI and WWII draft registration cards, I can only imagine that either he was not sure of what county he was from, and/or moved around and lived in several, or the transcribers thought that they knew it all and wrote it down their way. Patrick Hickey did have a thick Irish brogue so misinterpretation of what he said may have been likely. At this point, as I find information that could help me in the future, I write it down.