I am looking for information about Patrick Lyndon and his extended family. Patrick was born in Newry, Ireland about 1824. His father was also a Patrick; I don’t know his mother’s name. The Patrick I am researching had a younger brother James and three sisters –
a. Mary, b. 1829; married to James Smith, at least 3 children: James, John H., Catharine, Thomas Francis; lived in Newark, New Jersey
b. Catharine; b. mid- 1830s, married to Patrick Bryce, 3 children: Patrick Lyndon, James Edward, Mary; lived in Brooklyn, New York
c. Margaret; b. mid-1830s, married to Thomas Reynolds, 4 children: Margaret E., Thomas P., Mary C., James H.; lived in Brooklyn, New York
By the late 1840s-early 1850s, Patrick Lyndon was living in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Rose Anna (alt. spellings: Rosanne, Rosanna, Rose Ann). Patrick owned and operated an import dry goods business in Manhattan, and he served as an agent in dry goods auctions.
On June 25, 1856, Patrick Lyndon became a United States citizen. John Devin of Brooklyn served as a witness. That same week, Patrick had a new will drawn up that seriously limited the amount of money his wife would inherit should he died. A few days later, he set sail for Liverpool, England from Boston aboard the Royal Mail Steamer America. He died on July 8, 1856 while still at sea. I haven’t located a death certificate as yet to know what the cause of death was. However, later court records show that Patrick had a serious drinking problem. Following Patrick’s death, a lengthy court battle took place between his widow and his sisters (and their husbands) that left Rose Anna with only the household furniture and a small annual stipend. Patrick’s sisters and brothers-in-law inherited the bulk of his estate, including everything connected with his dry goods business. In the early 1860s, Patrick’s widow, Rose Anna, entered the convent and became a teacher at Visitation Academy, a private Catholic school for young girls in Brooklyn. Rose Anns died in 1874 from tuberculosis.
I would be grateful for any information you may have about Patrick Lyndon and/or his extended family.
Thank you for your help.