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Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326905328000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cassady/Cassaday/Cassidy Northern Ireland
Hello, I have John Cassady/Cassaday/Cassidy who came from Northern Ireland (Antrim) before then leaving from Halifax NS to Boston in 1820 on the Schooner Victory. Am looking for his home town in Antrim and if he was travelling with a wife (poss Ann or Nancy). I have a record of that passage to Boston so I know he left from Halifax. Unfortunately on the home country/country of return, it says Halifax!! Other passengers were classed this way as well. If they were in Halifax for over a certain period of time, were they then classified as NS residents? His petition for US naturalisation said he was born in Antrim, NI, but no town and no parents' names on his death cert.

Any help is much appreciated.

Regards, Lauren
Bristol, UK

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326905394000
Classification: Query
Sorry, forgot his birth year is 1783

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326975654000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1326977991000
Surnames: Cassaday / Cassiday
Hi Lauren,

There is book documenting all Boston arrivals and it contains a "John Cassaday" who was born about 1793:

Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1820. (Originally published as Letter from the Secretary of State, with a Transcript of the List of Passengers Who Arrived in the United States from the 1st of October, 1819, to the 30th of September, 1820)
With an Added Index

The unfortunate thing is that the book currently is for sale for approx. $33. I'll put a link at the end of this message in case you're interested in purchasing it.

Perhaps this will give more personal information regarding your John Cassaday. I also saw a John Cassaday (b. Clare, Ireland about 1794) enlist as a Private in the US Army in Sept. 1818 in Boston. So your John may have left Halifax more than once in that time frame.

Are you thinking that your John Cassaday went back to Ireland and stayed?

http://www.genealogical.com/products/Passenger%20Arrivals%20...

Additional info - I just found this on LDS. There is a slim chance this is your John:

Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915
Name: John Cassady
Event: Death
Event Date: 19 Jan 1867
Event Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Residence: Roxbury
Gender: Male
Age: 74
Occupation: Lawyer
Birthplace: Ireland
Estimated Birth Year: 1793
Father: James
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother: Margaret
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 203 p 259
Film Number: 960191
Digital Folder Number: 4221407
Image Number: 288

This makes no mention of a wife, but does list parents, and the age is on the mark.

Good luck!

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326977811000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1326978858000
Hiya, I bought that book! That's where I found the country of origin/return was Halifax as the Ancestry.com listing only gave his name Cassaday, age 37 (b 1783). That is him. I found in the Boston Advertiser newspaper which I get via a subscription to American Ancestors (used to be NEGHS) where I matched up the name of the schooner Victory with the dates of arrivals in Boston. And even though the newspaper article was a bit mangled, it was clear it was him.

I also found him living in Boston for several years in directories at the address given in his son's obituary even though the street names had changed. There was a lot of info in that obit His son John S. Cassidy had gone out with Admiral Perry to Japan, so it has been interesting. See attached file if it uploads.

But no name of John Sr wife or his birthplace in NI. I do have a court record in Plymouth for nis naturalisation but it does not correctly mention his birthplace, just Antrim. That is through American Ancestors as well. I may just have to order the Plymouth court record of his petition and hope I get the handwritten one and it will give more info.

Thanks for replying. I am happy to look up things on American Ancestors or in that port of Boston arrivals book if anyone needs one.

Cheers, Lauren

EDIT: The attached obit was from family papers passed on to me. John Sr and his son moved to Plymouth abt 1926, but the census didn't pick the families up until 1850. Don't know where they were as the obit indicates the family were in Plymouth except for John S's wanderings!
Attachments:

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326978590000
Classification: Query
Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'm sure you've already seen this one, but I just came across this -- but it's Wisconsin. However, there is a son "John". Do you suppose they moved to Wisconsin at one point? The 1840 Census does not list names, only female or male and approx. ages, so 1850 is the first census listing names, ages:

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John Cassidy
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1850: Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Family Number: 368
Household Members: Name Age
John Cassidy 59
Mary Cassidy 55
John Cassidy 27 (b. abt 1823)
Hugh Cassidy 13
Edward Cassidy 8

Good luck!

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326978717000
Classification: Query
ooops. I take it all back. I just saw his birth date of 1783 - not 1793. So sorry. (I need more coffee this morning, apparently)

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326978719000
Classification: Query
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Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326978913000
Classification: Query
No problem...thank you for your interest!

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326984899000
Classification: Query
Surnames: CASSIDY
The IFHF site rootsireland.ie [free to search the index after registration but €5 to see the detail] shows one John Cassidy born in Antrim in 1782, another in 1786.

A clue to John's father's name may be the name of his eldest son.

No marriage records for a John Cassidy in Antrim 1810 +- 5 years

Re: Halifax as port of departure for Boston in 1820 / need arrivals

Posted: 1326987009000
Classification: Query
Not sure if you've found the following yet or not, but it could have info pertinent to your search:

Massachusetts State Census, 1855 for John Cassady
Name: John Cassady
Age: 72
Estimated Birth Year: 1783
Gender: Male
Race:
Birthplace: Ireland
Residence: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Family Number: 646
Line Number: 6
Film Number: 000953957
Digital Folder Number: 004279375
Image Number: 00198
Household Gender Age
John Cassady M 72
Nancy A Cassady F 71 -----------> "Nancy Ann"???

United States Census, 1860 for John Cassady
Name: John Cassady
Residence: , Plymouth, Massachusetts
Ward: Plymouth
Age: 79 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1781
Birthplace: Ireland
Gender: Male
Page: 77
Family Number: 676
Film Number: 803518
DGS Number: 4232247
Image Number: 00082
NARA Number: M653

*** note the above does not mention a wife. Could be the Census was done after she died in 1860 - if indeed that is her below.

Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915 for Ann Cassady
Name: Ann Cassady
Event: Death
Event Date: 20 Jul 1860
Event Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Age: 76
Marital Status: Married
Birthplace: Ireland
Estimated Birth Year: 1784
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 139 p 322
Film Number: 960176
Digital Folder Number: 4220466
Image Number: 730

Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915 for John Cassady
Name: John Cassady
Event: Death
Event Date: 20 Nov 1872
Event Place: Plymouth, Mass.
Residence: Plymouth
Gender: Male
Age: 89
Marital Status: Widowed
Birthplace: Ireland
Estimated Birth Year: 1783
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 248 p 412
Film Number: 960200
Digital Folder Number: 4221415
Image Number: 878

Do you think it's possible John married Nancy (Ann) in Halifax before venturing on to Boston area? A shame Ellis Island records don't go back that far. There is CastleGarden.org that has earlier records, but I'm fearful of that site since my PC blocked some kind of attack a couple weeks ago.

There are so many towns near Antrim making it almost impossible to know exactly where he was born.

The obituary that you attached, is that John & Nancy's son?
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