Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Found in the online NYC marriage index at the Italian Genealogy website:

Surname/ Given Name/ Month/ Day/ Year of Marriage/ County / Certificate #/ Soundex

    Doolin Mary Aug 8 1869 Manhattan 5786 D450
    Raynolds Edward Aug 8 1869 Manhattan 5786 R543

Lo and behold, familysearch.org has an extract of the marriage record:

New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Mary Doolin

Groom's Name: Edward Raynolds
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Mary Doolin
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 08 Aug 1869
Marriage Place:                     Mount Vernon, New York, NY
Groom's Father's Name:       John Raynolds
Groom's Mother's Name:      Anne Kelly
Bride's Father's Name:          Patrick Doolin
Bride's Mother's Name:        Mary Mulhall
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00160-7
System Origin: New_York-ODM
Source Film Number: 1544270
Reference Number:

So, Edward and Mary Reynolds named their firstborn child, John [who died young] after his paternal grandfather.  Second child, Mary, named for her mother and/or maternal grandmother; next child, Edward, named for his father; son Patrick named after his maternal grandfather; last son, Joseph--don't know.  Perhaps after one of his parents' grandparents.

Mount Vernon, New York...my father grew up there.  Seems the family resided in Westchester County from the 1850's, beginning with Patrick Dolan /Doolin and his family.  I'll have to look into the history of the county - what was the draw there?

Ancestry has free access to immigration records this week, through Labor Day; perhaps I'll find the immigration record for Patrick Dolan /Doolin or Edward "Raynolds". :-)

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