Hugh Oneil was born in 1858 in Dix Schuyler county NY. His mother died in childbirth or very shortly after. Unable to care for a n infant Charles left his son with his wifes family until he was in a better position to care for him. In 1860 Charles was working as a farm hand on the farm on a farm in Dix. In 1861 he married Anna McLaughlin, reclaimed his son Hugh and moved the family to their own farm in Reading Schuyler NY. Hugh was raised by Anna along with his half siblings. In 1880, at the age of 22 Hugh returned to his Uncle Hugh Carney's farm in Reading and worked for him. Hugh died 11/26/1901. He is buried in Glen wood cemetery in Watkins Glen NY.
Charles A. ONeil (1862-) was the eldest child of Anna and Charles ONeil. He was raised on the farm in Reading, where he remained as a farm hand until after 1880. After that time there is not clear record of Charles A. Oneal, nor does he appear in either Saint Mary's cemetery in Watkins Glen with his parents or in any cemetery in Tyrone, Orange , Hornby or Corning. If you have information on Charles A Oneil that you would like to share send it to us here and I will post it in a future blog and on the facebook page.
James C. ONeil remained with his parents in Reading helping on the farm. After his father's death in 1907, James took over the farm and acting head of household. He continued to care for his mother Anna and his sister Lillie, who also had not married. Following their mother's death in 1914 James and Lillie continued to live on the farm. Neither of them ever married. James Died in 1950.
Lillie N. Oneil never married. She remained on the family farm in Reading with brother James following the death of their parents. Lillie died in 1957.
Ella Oneil was the only child to marry and have children. In 1894 Ella left the farm in reading and married Charles V. Miller, also a farmer. Charles and Ella Miller moved to the town of Dix, where they had their sons; Lyman J Miller (1896 Lyman married Grace B. VanLone of Rochester in 1915. The couple continued to live in Rochester where Lyman worked in an office as a clerk and later as an accountant. His draft card describes him as having gray eyes and black hair. Lyman and Grace did not have any children. In 1940 they moved Graces widowed sister, Margaret Carey, into their home. Lyman and Grace returned to Watkins Glen where Grace passed on 2/27/1949. Lyman followed 8/26/1978. ), and James C. Miller (1901-) In 1923 James Married Margaret C. Kelly. James was working as a sales man for standard oil in Elmira. James and Margaret had one daughter, Margaret Mary Miller in 1924 ). Charles Miller gave up farming and was a carpenter. He worked from his home in Dix Schuyler NY. In 1920 Charles, Ella and James moved to Elmira Chemung NY where James completed his education. By 1930 Charles the Millers are living in Watkins Glen, the boys having moved out to start their own lives. Ella passed away in 1931. Charles passed on 8/5/1952.
Ellen McLaughlin married William Gunndry VanNortwick (8/9/1834-1858) in 1855. They had two sons; George VanNortwick (1857-1857), and William James VanNortwick (12/21/1858-1934).
William James Vannortwick was born and raised in Hornby steuben ny.on 12/29/1885 he married Catherine E. Batty (1862-12/23/1932) of Trumansburg. Tompkins NY. They were married in Corning NY. where William worked as an engineer. In 1887 they welcomed their first child, Ellen E. Vannortwick (9/1887- Ellen lived at home until her parents death. She never married ), followed in 1889 by a son, William James Vannortwick Jr. (1889-12/30/1962. On 12/15/1889 William J. Jr. married Mary Ellen Kenney(11/9/1892-8/1982) in Geneva. William Jr. was a machinist. The couple had 4 children;Jean 1925,Mary Helen 1921, Francis 1922, and James 1930). Shortly after William Jr. was born the family moved to Geneva, Ontario NY. The family continued to live and work in Geneva, Ontario NY. In 1932 Catherine passed away, followed two years later by William.
In 1859 Ellen McLaughlin married a second time to Patrick Touhey(2/1817-1902) They had the following children; Honorah Touhey (8/22/1859-1/25/1889, James P. Touhey (1865-?, Charles Touhey (9/14/1861-12/2/1861),John M. Touhey (11/27/1862-11/14/1883),Charles H. Touhey (4/15/1873-6/1965), Edward C. Touhey (6/1875-?)
Honorah Touhey married Ely Rosenkrans. They had one daughter, Ella Ella Married Roy Schiver and adopted a son, Arthur ( Arthur went on the marry Mary Sullivan and had five children.)
James P. Touhey had appeared in one of the early census reports as being feeble minded or mentally retarded. James grew up to be a well respected Doctor. Apparently he was just a late bloomer. James married Grace Miller. James was a practicing Doctor but resided for a short time on a small farm in Orange, Schuyler NY, where his two sons; Harry M. Touhey (1903- Harry Married Margaret Toole (1927-)and had two children, Harry J. Touhey 1934 and Margaret 1940), and Clair L. Touhey, (1905- Clair married Helen Donahue (1930) They had no children) were born. The Touheys moved to Geneva Ontario NY and James continued his medical practice.
Charles H. Touhey Married Winifred Huetter (1885-1941). Charles and his family lived in Albany NY where Charles sold automobile. They had three children;Alice Touhey(1914- Alice married Richard Walsh in 1835. They had five children; Larry, natalie, Nicholas, Eleanor and Carl walsh), Carl E. Touhey (1917 Married Lila Latham. They had 4 children Charles, John, Virginia and Marie Touhey), and Frank W. Touhey (1921 Married Carla Gaton and had seven children; Theresa, Frank, Eileen, Claudia, Anthony, James and Patrick.) The Char;es Touhey family remained in the Albany area.
Edward Touhey married Helena Veronica Presky (1891-1922) in 1914. They had a daughter Eileen Touhey (1918 maried Gilford Bishop(1915) in 1942) . Edward moved his family lived in Brooklyn, New York City where he worked as an office manager. Veronica passed away in January 1922 and Edward remarried- Mary Toole (1891-1946). Edward and Mary continued to live in Brooklyn NY and had the following children; Thomas (1930 Married Joan Londigan (1930) in 1955), William (1933 Married Barbara Lake (1933) in 1954. They had 4 children; Peter (1955), Mary (19561956),Timothy (1957), and Mary (1959) ), Edward (1929 Married Regina Tobin (1928) in 1954. They had the following children; Edward C. (1951-951), Edward C. (1953-1953), Stephen (1955), Bryan (1956), Regina (1957), and Karem (1958)), Bernard (1934), and Mary Elizabeth (1931 mary Elizabeth entered the convent in 1957)).
James McLaughlin married Rebecca Lord ( a secondary source claims this was Rebecca Gibson born in Ireland feb. 1831) in 1858. The James McLaughlins farmed their property in Hornby Steuben NY next to brother William. They had the following children; Mary Anne McLaughlin (9/10/1859-2/27/1931), William McLaughlin (8/1861-1932),Elizabeth McLaughlin (1869-1935), Margaret H. McLaughlin(12/1864-6/16/1943), James "Big Jim"McLaughlin(1862-1940), Charles McLaughlin (1867-1868), Christine McLaughlin (1871-1871)
Mary Anne McLaughlin married Patrick J. Driscoll (8/1855-1930) in 1878. Patrick was a farmer in Hornby Steuben NY. In later years he moved his family into Corning. Patrick and Mary had 5 children ; Mary Jane Driscoll (1879-1958. married Earl B. Stephens (4/6/1880-7/3/1858) on 9/26/1906. Earl was also a farmer working for Patrick Driscoll. The Stephens had the following children; Helen 1910 ( Helen married Raymond Heydorf), Lawrence 1912 ( Lawrence married Margaret Yost. They had a daughter Mary Ann Stephens), and Esther 1919.(Esther married Dayton Brion. They had Charlotte Brion 1947, Karen Brion in 1948 Shirley Brion in 1949 and Russell Brion 1956), Margaret R. Driscoll (1881-? Married Louis Dixon. Margaret worked as a tobacco sorter and later as a bookkeeper for the glass works in Corning NY), Rebecca Driscoll (8/24/1892-4/11/1964. Rebecca married Joseph Sproule(4/24/1896-11/1985) on 6/1/1920. Joseph worked as a Machinist. The couple lived in Riverside Steuben NY), Elizabeth Driscoll (11/1884-1945 Married Jules Heydorf (1884 in france-1951) in 1912 They had one son, Raymond Heydorf.) Raymond Driscoll died in infancy.
William "Wild Bill" McLaughlin Married Winifred Hammond(1881-1958)on 1/14/1901. William was a farm laborer. In 1910 he had taken over the family farm in Hornby and was caring for his widowed father, James. After James death in 1911 William moved his family frequently as he worked as a hired hand on different farms in the area. By 1915 William had moved his growing family to Canandguia to work a farm on Rochester road. He remained their until after 1920. By 1930 the McLaughlins were living in Seneca county on a farm in Ovid NY. William and Winnifred had the following children;Rebecca (12/10/1901-5/1968. Rebecca married Elmore Blew in 1924.), Walter (3/1/1903-1/1971 Married Clara Murphy in 1926. They lived in Waterloo, Seneca NY and had the following children; Leon, John, Jean, Robert, Patrick, and William, ) Caroline "Carrie" McLaughlin (1906-? Married John Woodward in 1931 and had two daughter, Evelyn and Joan.),Mary Elinore (1907-? married Kenneth Ballard in 1929. They had one son, Earl Ballard)., Patrick (5/24/1911-4/1968. Patrick married Dolly Hamilton in 1942. They had two children, Patrick and William McLaughlin.), Raymond (11/21/1916-4/1978. Ray married Cora Kidd in 1938. They lived in Interlaken Seneca NY. They had one son, Howard.)
James A. "Big Jim" McLaughlin married Margaret Jane Armstrong ( a secondary source claims this was actually Margaret Lord) (7/6/1878-10/9/1944) in 1902. They lived in Hornby Steuben NY. Where James purchased a farm. James and Margaret had two daughters; Emma (9/25/1903-2002), and Anna Bernice (9/21/1905-5/14/1956).
Charles McLaughlin and Christina McLaughlin both died in infancy
Elizabeth McLaughlin married Parley Humphery (12/9/1850-9/16/1918) on 9/30/1891. Parley owned and operated a farm in Hornby Steuben NY. They had two children, William J. Humphery (10/1896-1965. William married Hazel G. Brown (3/3/1893-4/7/1947) in 8/1924. They had no children)., and Mary Humphery (1892-1933. Mary married Sheldon Fisk Asay on 5/15/1915. They had no children)
Margaret H. McLaughlin Married Arthur Perry Vargason (1/19/1885-) in 1906. They were not able to have children of their own so they adopted a son, Charles Patrick Vargason (2/15/1912-) Arthur worked as a teamster for Willard state hospital in Ovid Seneca NY. In 1930 Charles, still living home, was working as a farmer. ( Charles married Florence? and was still living at home with his parents and his wife in 1940.)
William McLaughlin married Margaret Dougherty and had many children as follows; Charles (11/11/1862-7/27/1925), James (1862-1944), George (1864-1931), Thomas (1869-1910), Daniel (1867-1940), Hannah (1872-1886),Ann (1870-1953), Frank (1873-1950), and Kathryn (1876).
Charles McLaughlin Married Edith E. Nixon (4/1869-1930) on 5/9/1889. Charles, like so many of his family members was a farmer. He purchased a farm in Hornby where he raised his children; William D. McLaughlin (5/11/1891-7/21/1979. William married Gertrude Masters (2/18/1895-4/9/1922) They had 4 children Lois 1927 married Ralph Borden in 1946, they had one son, Ralph Eugene Borden (1950) Lois Remarried Alexander Conner in 1959 and had Margaret Inez Conner and Gertrude Conner,Lucille 1934 married Lloyd Rowe in 1957 and had one daughter Catherine Ann,, Patricia 1935, and William Jr. 1936), Lee McLaughlin (1902- Lee never married. He died in childhood), Pearl McLaughlin (1892- Married Lee Scudder (1893-?) They had 6 children ; Charles Scudder 1916, married Agnes White in 1949, Ivan Scudder 1919, George Scudder 1921, Howard Scudder 1927, Earl Scudder 1916-1928 and Lynn Scudder 1930), Margaret McLaughlin (1894-1894) and Stanley McLaughlin(1906-1908).
Kathryn J. McLaughlin married Arthur B. Hendrick (9/1868-1937) on 2/1/1899. Arthur was a carpenter in Corning NY. When the couple were first married they lived with Arthur's widowed father on his farm in Hornby. They remained in Hornby, bought their own property and Arthur worked as a carpenter for a funeral parlor in Corning NY. They had three sons; Lawrence Hendrick (1903-1904), Arthur Donald Hendrick (10/20/1905-11/1978 Married Ruth A. Russell (1908) in 1926 and moved to California and had the following children;Dorothy 1927 married Arthur Davenport in 1946 and had Arthur Davenport Jr. 1946, Craig Davenport 1950 and Pamela Davenport 1958), Phyllis Hendrick 1928 married John Cleesattel in 1946 and had Kathy Ann Cleesattel 1949 and John Cleesattel 1951. , PaulHendrick (1930 Married Dorothy Southeson in 1950 and had Peter Michael Hendrick 1953, and mark Hendrick 1955) , And Basil J. Hendrick (1911-1967. Married Isabelle Pecor. They had the following children , William Hendrick 1937, James Hendrick 1938-1956, adn Karen Hendrick 1942. He married a second time to Ruth McAnders who brought a daughter tot he marriage- Janet McAnders).
Hannah McLaughlin died in childhood.
Francis "Frank" Mclaughlin Married Mary Fern(1871-1944)on 4/17/1907. They had 3 children; Dudley McLaughlin (1908 married Bridget Galvin in 1936 and had a daughter Maureen McLaughlin), Mary McLaughlin (1909 married Glen Flasphaler in 1945. They had no children) and Helen McLaughlin (1912 Helen married Carl Terry in 1941 and had no children.)
James McLaughlin worked as a carpenter for the Glass works. He married Mary Antoinette Ward on 4/13/1899. They lived in Hornby and had the following children; Kenneth Mclaughlin (1900- married Elizabeth French and had one son Harold Mclaughlin. He married a second time to Ellen Kittner and had Douglas McLaughlin1932, patrick Mclaughlin 1935, Kay Frances McLaughlin 1937, Kenneth Jr. 1943, Barbara McLaughlin 1945 and Ellen McLaughlin 1947) Cleon Thomas Mclaughlin (10/20/1901 marriedMargaret Mann They had one son- Robert McLaughlin. He took a s econd wife,Isabelle Motter and had James McLaughlin and Jane McLaughlin),Earl McLaughlin (3/29/1904 married Margaret F. Clancy in 1928 adopted two children. Married a second time to Violet Locey), George McLaughlin (1909-1912) and Thelma McLaughlin 1910-1956. IN 1930 James is living in Hornby with his married daughter, Thelma Hacket and her husband Robert Hacket.
George E. McLaughlin was a farmer in Hornby living within walking distance of his extended family. He married Julia Shea (1858-1939) on 11/25/1896. They had two sons, Leo (1898-1899) and Joseph, (1906 married Margaret Doyle. They had 4 children; Kitty McLaughlin 1936, Francis McLaughlin 1934-1942, Carol Ann McLaughlin 1941, and Marian McLaughlin 1943) who they adopted.
William P. McLaughlin married Bridget Ryan (9/29/1873-4/9/1922) on 2/21/1900. The newly weds moved into William McLaughlin Sr. farm. Like so many of his relatives, William was a farmer. He and Bridget had 6 children; Margaret McLaughlin 1901, Frances McLaughlin 1902-1902, John McLaughlin 1903, Florence McLaughlin 1906, Elsie McLaughlin 1908, and Holland McLaughlin 1911-1944.
Daniel J. McLaughlin Married Kathryn S. Hendrick (12/5/1875-6/22/1969) on 1/13/1899. Daniel was also a farmer and lived in Hornby steuben ny. Daniel and Kathryn had the following children;Edna (1899), Arthur (1901), Maynard (1902), Thomas (1904), Evelyn (1909), Dorothy (1914), and Paul (1918)
Thomas McLaughlin never married.
Mary Ann McLaughlin married George Elmer Harrison (11/1873-4/29/1943) in 1898. They had the following children; Walter Harrison (1900-1903), John Harrison (1901-) Alice Harrison (1905), Leo Harrison (1907), and Gerald Harrison (1908)
This ends the McLaughlin Family History review. It is plain to see that this was a very close knit Irish family. With so many Mclaughlin and McLaughlin relations living in the Hornby area, many of them farmers, I would gather that this clan eventually owned most of the land in Hornby. There is more information available on some members of this family, and I have purposely left off a generation of two from the present day. I am sure you can understand that research takes time and it is not possible to include everything in a brief over view. Let me know what you would be interested in seeing in future posts. Until next time, water your family tree and watch it bloom.