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William Berrigan[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1824 - 1893


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  • Born  1824  , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  Between 1824 and 1853 
    Census: Federal  19 Jul 1860  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) William Berigan, male age 38, mine labor, born in Ireland
      2) Mary Berigan, female age 45, born in Ireland
      3) Nicholas Berigan, male age 8, born in NJ, attended school
      4) Ellen Berigan, female age 6, born in NJ, attended school
      5) Mary A. Berigan, female age 2, born in NJ
    Military: Civil War  4 Oct 1861-24 Jul 1865  [2, 3, 8, 9, 10
    Private, 1st Cavalry Regiment of New Jersey, Company M 
    • He enlisted as a Private on 04 October 1861 in Company M, 1st Cavalry Regiment New Jersey, Unit 1219. He re-enlisted in Company M, 1st Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 01 January 1864, and mustered out Company M, 1st Cavalry Regiment New Jersey on 24 July 1865. 5 Indpt. Battery, N. Y. L. Art'y

      He sustained a head injury during his tenure.
    Naturalization  3 Nov 1865  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • State of New Jersey
      Sussex County A.A.[?] At a Court of Common Pleas holden at Newton
      in and for the said County of Sussex of the Term of September
      in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
      sixty-five. Be it Remembered That on the third day of Nov
      in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
      sixty five. William Berigan an alien personally appealed in open
      Court. and prayed to be admitted to become a Citizen of
      the United States pursuant to the direction of the several Acts of the
      Congress of the United States of America and the Supplements
      there to. in such case made and provided; and the said applicant
      haveing[sic] thereupon produced to the Court such evidence
      made such declaration and renunciation, and taken such
      oaths as one[?] by the said Act required: It is Thereupon Ordered
      by the court. That the said applicant be admitted to all
      the rights and privilages and immunities of a Free Citizen
      of the United States of America.
    Census: Federal  12 Sep 1870  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 1) Wm Berrigan, white male age 45, miner above, born in Ireland, parents of foreign birth
      2) Mary Berrigan, white female age 50, housewife, born in Ireland, parents of foreign birth, cannot read or write
      3) Mary A. Berrigan, white female age 12, born in NJ, attended school
      4) Nicholas Berigan, white male age 17, app. brick layer, born in NJ
      5) Patrick Conley, white male age 45, miner above, born in Ireland, parents of foreign birth
    Directory Listing  1872  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • "Berrigan, William, Franklin." He was listed in the section for Hardyston Township.
    Census: Federal  11 Jun 1880  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 1) William Berrigan, head, white male age 54, miner, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
      2) Mary Berrigan, wife, white female age 60, keeping house, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, cannot read or write
    Census: State  1885  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1) William Berrigan, white male aged 20-60
      2) Mary Berrigan, white female aged 20-60
    Census: Federal  1890  , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • This is a schedule of civil war veterans from New Jersey. It lists WILLIAM BERRIGAN as being in Hardyston in 1890.
    Died  27 Feb 1893  , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Death Notice  3 Mar 1893  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Sussex Independent 
    • "DIED: BERRIGAN-Feb. 27, at Franklin Furnace, Wm. Berrigan, aged 68 years."
    News Article  Y  [15
    • "During the Civil War, Franklin supplied more than her quota of the boys who went to the Front and offered to make the supreme sacrifice. Many of them made it, and I have it from a buddy of Mr. Berrigan's (who was the grandfather of Mr. Nestor) and also from Mr. Helms who was his friend, that Berrigan was one of the best soldiers that ever went on a battle field, so you see Bill comes from pretty good stock as far as patriotism is concerned."
    Obituary  3 Mar 1893  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Sussex Independent 
    • "The illness of William Berrigan, which we reported last week, proved fatal, and resulted in death, early Monday morning. Mr. Berrigan's death takes from us one of our oldest and most respected citizens and ends the life of one of our country's bravest defenders. He was born in Ireland about seventy years ago but came to this country when quite a young man. When the Rebellion broke out he was one of the first to offer his services to preserve the Union, and his record during the long service, from the beginning to the close of that civil strife, is without blemish. He was an honored member of the G. A. R. and his funeral was under their auspices. He was buried from the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday morning, when a Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. J. J. Cuneely. The church was not large enough to accommodate the many friends who were there to pay the last tribute of respect to this brave old soldier."
    Obituary  8 Mar 1893  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Sussex Register 
    • William Berrigan, who died at Franklin Furnace on Monday of last week, was a genial old gentleman and a highly esteemed citizen. He was a veteran of the late war and a member of Captain Walker Post G. A. R. having served in Company M, 1st N. J. Cavalry of which Thomas R. Haines was Captain. Comrade Berrigan enlisted October 4, 1861, re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864 and was honorably discharged July 24, 1865, making a total service of three years nine months and twenty days. He died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Flood. The funeral services on Thursday were attended by a delegation from Captain Walker Post, and were held at the church of the Immaculate Conception. He is survived by a son, Nicholas Berrigan.

      At a regular meeting of Edgar Sherman Post, No. 115, G. A. R., Dept. of New Jersey, the following minutes was adopted this 14rg day of March, 1893:
      WHEREAS, this Post has been called upon to mourn the loss of one of its most highly respected members, William Berrigan, who after a short illness died Feb. 27th inst., 1893, aged 71 years.
      RESOLVED, That in the death of William Berrigan this Post has lost one whose sterling qualities as a man endeared not only to all comrades, but to the community at large, that having accepted this country as his home, he accepted its flag for protection, and as such enlisted with the New Jersey Cavalry, Vol., in the early outbreak of the late rebellion, and continued his services to the government as a soldier until June, 1865, experiencing a term of service, the hardships of which can only be related by the few surviving members of the regiment. We commemorate on this record his honor and courtesy as a comrade, his benevolent impulses, and his steadfast christian example illustrated by a conscientious regard for whatever is honest and pure and of good repute in his relations to all.
      RESOLVED, That we tender to his afflicted family our heartfelt sympathies.
      RESOLVED, That these resolutions be entered on the Minutes of the Post, and a duly authenticated copy of the same be sent to the county papers and to the family of the deceased.
      B. J. Smith, S. V. C.
      T. H. Andress, Surgeon
      J. Timbrell, Adjutant
    Occupation  miner 
    Buried  Old Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Notes 
    • Post 132
    Person ID  I1073  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  27 Dec 2011 

    Family  Mary Maher,   b. Abt 1813, , Parish Killenaule, County Tipperary, Province of Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1887, , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 
    • Sussex County marriage records for 1848-1867 were searched on 29 Mar 2006, but no record was found for William Berrigan and Mary Maher.
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Francis Berrigan, Sr.,   b. Apr 1853, , , , New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, , , Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ellen Berrigan,   b. Abt Jul 1854, , , , New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1920 and 1930, , , Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Anna Berrigan,   b. 22 Apr 1858, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1901, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F410  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1824 - , , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 19 Jul 1860 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 3 Nov 1865 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 12 Sep 1870 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - 1872 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 11 Jun 1880 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: State - 1885 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1890 - , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Feb 1893 - , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Notice - The Sussex Independent - 3 Mar 1893 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Sussex Independent - 3 Mar 1893 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Sussex Register - 8 Mar 1893 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S802] New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services, Vital Records, Trenton, New Jersey, marriage certificate for Patrick Nestor & Mary Anna Berrigan, 7 Feb 1884, license N-61.

    2. [S438] "1890 New Jersey Veterans Schedule," subscription database, , (www.ancestry.com), William Berrigan, Hardyston, district 68, page 2.

    3. [S532] "1890 Veterans Schedules," subscription database, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), William Berrigan, Hardyston, Sussuex, NJ; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 41, page 2, enumeration district 68.

    4. [S810] New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Vital Statistics, (Customer Service Unit, Trenton, New Jersey), certificate of death for Mary Maher Berrigan, state file B37.

    5. [S363] The Sussex Independent, Newton, New Jersey, on microfilm, (Newton, New Jersey: Sussex County Library), death notice for William Berrigan, vol. XXIII, no. 44, Friday 3 Mar 1893, page 3.

    6. [S810] New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Vital Statistics, (Customer Service Unit, Trenton, New Jersey), certificate of death for William Berrigan, state file B37.

    7. [S1311] 1860 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New Jersey, Sussex County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M653, roll 709, Hardyston Township, p. 16, dwelling 108, family 117, William Berigan household, accessed 1 Jul 2008, 1 Jul 2008.

    8. [S374] "Civil War Compiled Military Service Records," subscription database, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com).

    9. [S395] Franklin Borough, Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World, Then & Now, The Franklin Bicentennial Commission, (November, 1976), page 44.

    10. [S396] History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, James P. Snell, compiler, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Everts & Peck, 1881), page 134.

    11. [S904] Sussex County, New Jersey, Naturalizations, (Trenton, New Jersey: The New Jersey State Archives), naturalization record for William Berigan, page 74, 1865.

    12. [S1495] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New Jersey, Sussex County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 889, Hardyston Township, p. 87, dwelling 90, family 90, Wm Berrigan household, accessed 1 Jul 2008, 1 Jul 2008.

    13. [S837] The Historical Directory of Sussex County, New Jersey: containing a brief summary of events from its first settlement, with descriptive and historical notices of each town : also, the name and post office address of each freeholder, Edward A. Webb, (Andover, New Jersey: unknown, 1872), 91.

    14. [S78] 1880 U.S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), William Berrigan household, Hardyston Township, district 178, dwelling 202, family 230, page 67A; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 798.

    15. [S397] "Reminiscences of Michael J. Hyde (Oldest Living Native-born Male Resident of Franklin, N. J.)," Zinc Magazine, New Jersey Zinc Company, (April 1923), page 104.

    16. [S888] The Sussex Register, Newton, New Jersey, on microfilm, (Trenton, New Jersey: The New Jersey State Archives), obituary for William Berrigan, Vol. LXXX, No. 4159, Wednesday, 8 Mar 1893, Local News section, reel 1023.

    17. [S380] Old Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, grave marker for William Berrigan (not located yet, but assumed to be there).