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Thomas Tobin

Thomas Tobin

Male Abt 1806 - 1865  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name Thomas Tobin  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Thomas Clark
    Born Abt 1806  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • according to the 1855 census
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Lockport, Niagara Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration date Bef Aug 1848 
    Census 1855  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Between 1862 and 1865  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His wife is widowed on the 1865 census, but his daughter Joanna was born in 1862.
    Death Bef 1880  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigrant Ancestor
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Section H, Row 6
    Headstones
    Thomas and Mary Tobin
    Thomas and Mary Tobin
    precise death dates are not known.
    Notes 
    • Immigrated from Ireland. In Aug. 1848 he came to Erie County. On August 25, 1848, he applied to become a U.S. citizen (family document); he was sworn in court as one on 5 Sept. 1850 (family document).

      Because of the date of immigration, he is likely to be a famine immigrant. These notes are from the volumes on The Famine Immigrants, ed. Ira Glazer and Michael Tepper:

      1. According to _The Famine Immigrants_, vol. II, a Thomas Tobin, aged 18, immigrated from Liverpool in Oct. 1847 on the Fidelia; a Thomas Tobin, aged 26, bricklayer, immigrated in March 1848 on the Marmion; a Thomas Tobin, aged 20, baker, arrived from Liverpool in May 1848 on the Garrick; and a Thomas Tobin, aged 21, arrived from Waterford in June 1848 on the Sophia. All of these men traveled alone.

      Given his age, though, the most likely is the bricklayer who came on the Marmion in March.

      2. From: The Search For Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot, 2 March 1861, http:/​/​www​.jorypepper​.com/​gen/​requests/​CatherineCollins​.rtf (this link no longer works); I have no idea whether this is the same person or not: “Of THOMAS TOBIN, harness-maker, a native of the town of Dungarvan [co. Waterford], who came to this country about 12 or 13 years ago, and when last heard of was in Boston. Any information will be thankfully received by his niece, Ellen Nicholson, who came to this country a few months ago, care of James McInnerney, Callicoon, Sullivan county, N. Y. This would refer to the final, June 1848 immigrant, probably.

      The family does not appear on the 1850 US census for Black Rock (Buffalo), Erie County.

      The family appears on the 1855 NYState census in Buffalo. They are the only Thomas and Mary Tobin family there. Thomas was 49, and born in Ireland; Mary was 35, also born in Ireland. This gives estimated birth dates for them.

      The oldest child here, Ann, aged 13, was born in Niagara Co.; those younger than her were born in Erie Co.

      There is an outside chance he fought in the Civil War; several Thomas Tobins from NY appear in service records.

      In the 1865 NYState census his wife Mary was a widow. She is living with daughter Mary Casey (28, who was not present in 1855–perhaps she had moved out by then) and her husband Michael Casey, their children Elizabeth Casey (5), Thomas Casey (0); and her children Thomas Tobin (11), and Sarah Tobin (8). Mary and her daughter Mary Casey are both said to have been born in Ireland. And all here are listed as “alien.”
    • He immigrated from Ireland. In Aug. 1848 he came to Erie County. On August 25, 1848, he applied to become a U.S. citizen (family document); he was sworn in court as one on 5 Sept. 1850 (family document).

      Because of the date of immigration, he is likely to be a famine immigrant.

      The family does not appear on the 1850 US census for Black Rock (Buffalo), Erie County.

      The family appears on the 1855 NYState census in Buffalo (they are the only Thomas and Mary Tobin family there). Thomas was 49, and born in Ireland; Mary was 35, also born in Ireland. This gives estimated birth dates for them.

      The oldest child here, Ann, aged 13, was born in Niagara Co.; those younger than here were born in Erie Co.

      There is an outside chance he fought in the Civil War; several Thomas Tobins from NY appear in service records.

      In the 1865 NYState census his wife Mary was a widow. She is living with daughter Mary Casey (28, who was not present in 1855–perhaps she had moved out by then) and her husband Michael Casey, their children Elizabeth Casey (5), Thomas Casey (0); and her children Thomas Tobin (11), and Sarah Tobin (8). Mary and her daughter Mary Casey are both here said to have been born in Ireland. And all here are listed as “alien.” [6]
    Person ID I901  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2018 

    Spouse / Partner Mary Ellen
              b. Feb 1816, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1900, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Bef 1837  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Tobin
              b. Abt 1837, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Aug 1866, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    Married: 1x2. Ann Tobin
              b. Abt 1843, Niagara Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married: 1x3. Ellen Tobin
              b. Abt 1845, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Apr 1919, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Married: 1x4. Catherine Tobin
              b. Abt 1848, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Nov 1911, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     5. John Tobin
              b. 25 Dec 1849, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married: 1x6. Sarah Johanna Tobin
              b. Feb 1852, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Nov 1949, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years)
    +7. Thomas Alfred Tobin
              b. Jun 1854, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Feb 1930, Alden, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     8. Johanna Tobin
              b. 1861, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F188    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1806 - Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1837 - Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lockport, Niagara Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1855 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1862 and 1865 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Bef 1880 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Thomas Tobin". Pitard.net - Buffalo Families. https://buffalo.pitard.net/getperson.php?personID=I901&tree=caldiero1 (accessed December 14, 2018).

  • Sources 
    1. [S258] New York, State Census, 1855. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    2. [S936] 1840 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Year: 1840; Census Place: Lockport, Niagara, New York; Page: 52.
    3. [S172] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    4. [S258] New York, State Census, 1855. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K635-R94. Ward 11, Buffalo City, Erie, New York, United States; citing p. , line #43, family #202, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 825,679..
    5. [S172] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59455021/thomas-tobin.
    6. [S13] June P. Zintz and Glenn R.P. Atwell. Index to the 1850 Census of Black Rock, Erie County, New York.