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  James  Duffy

  (1827 (?)Ireland  - December 12, 1890 (?)Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA )  
Age: 67

James Duffy was born 1827 (?) in Ireland. James Duffy was the child of

He married  Mary Ann Woodburn .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Mary Ann Woodburn was born 1832 in Ireland .  She died May 29, 1912 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA . 

James Duffy died December 12, 1890 (?) in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA.

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Occupation: Shoemaker

Born in Donegal, Ireland

All information is spotty. The James Duffy who was married to Mary Ann Woodburn can be found with wife and 4 children in the 1870 Cuyahoga Falls, Summitt county, Ohio, USA census. In the 1870 census, he is 43 and a shoemaker. In the 1880 census, same place, Mary Ann (as Marian) is still married, but no James (because James is in the Cleveland census in an asylum suffering from mania. This was probably due to diabetis. By the 1900 census, he is back home and says that he was born in Ireland in March of 1827 and aged 73 (so matches all his previous years of birth given in the censuses of 1827). Mary says she was born in July of 1832 in Ireland. Interestingly, Isaac says he came to the States in 1880, which would explain why he wasn't in the 1870 census with his parents. Frederick says he emigrated in 1864 to the USA. James and Mary Ann seem confused as they say they emigrated to the US in 1850, but have only been in the US 36 years (which = 1864). They also say they have been married 50 years and have had 6 children, all surviving.
This from the Ohio death records on the LDS site. Mary Ann died May 28, 1912 and Isaac died February 20, 1917. There is a plaque for James and Mary and sons Isaac and Frederick in the Oakwood cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit county, Ohio (which is logical, for that is where they lived from 1864 until their deaths - except for Isaac).
Evidence is circumstantial - both James and Mary were sponsors for the 1840 baptism of ELiza's first child, and were witnesses at Eliza Duffy (McVey's) 1853 re-marriage to Daniel Thompson in Bytown (after her first husband William McVey's early death in 1850). This was from Daphne’s Forum email in July 2011 on
It makes sense because one of the sons of Mary Anne and James Duffy were named Andrew Cochran Duffy, b. 1860. I believe that Mary Anne died shortly after his birth.

1827 (?)

News Local News: 1839 - January 6 – Night of the Big Wind: Ireland is struck by the most damaging cyclone in 300 years.

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News Local News: 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

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News Local News: 1848 - July 29 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

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News Local News: 1869 - The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - March 20, 1869

News Local News: 1869 - A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
"Vive la Republique!
"The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on ...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News Local News: 1870 - In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - May 14, 1870

News Local News: 1871 - It is a curious fact, demonstrated by a recent British census, that the population of Ireland is actually less than the number of Irish who are now in the United States.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 8, 1871

News Local News: 1887 - The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.
He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; ther...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1887 - Michael Davitt is credited with the positive assertion that Ireland will have home rule within three years.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - January 8, 1887

News Local News: 1888 - About five thousand immigrants arrived in New York on the 9th, about one-half the number coming from Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 16, 1888

News Local News: 1889 - At Clongorey, Ireland, thirteen tenants were evicted from their holdings on the 29th ult.,
and after the tenants had been driven from the houses twelve of the buildings were destroyed by the ...Read MORE...

December 12, 1890 (?)
Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA

Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

James Duffy married  Mary Ann Woodburn-- Place: View Family Group Record

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 William Arthur Duffy (August 12, 1881 , St. George Ward, Ottawa Carlton, Ontario, Canada - July 26, 1938, Farm Poimt at Meech Lake Creek in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)

Added: 9/5/2012 12:44:51 PM

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William Knox Duffy was a son of James Duffy and Mary Ann Woodburn. He was born on October 2, 1855. He served as the 'Post Master' from 1927-1929 in Ottawa,Ontario, Canada and lived on Woodruff Ave., on the west bank of the canal, underneath is the Custom House, reached by wagons from across the street where the ground falls away.
He was also a printer. In 1915, he was listed as a government pressman, living on Woodrolfe Ave.
William died (Broncial pnomonia) in 1943, aged about 87. The following information is also recorded for William: Religion: Weslyan Methodist.
William married three times. He was married to Jane Ann (Annie) Wood, Emma Forde (1872-1906), and Eleanor Victoria (Petrea) Millar (1863-1947). His 2nd wife was Norwegian and had 2 daughters by her. His 3rd wife had 1 son with blond hair. His name was Raymond Duffy.

Hattie Henderson was living with the family in the 1901 census as a domestic. There was also a domestic there at some point by the name of Bado.

William is listed as a printer at his marriage to (#1) Annie Wood.

INTERESTING: The Knox family may have been close to the Duffy's. Robert Knox would have been the father. Robert was married in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ballymena, Ireland to Anne Herbinson in 1868. Alexander Knox was born in Belfast, Ireland, and died date unknown. He married ? on date unknown in ? Burial: Unknown ?
CHILDREN of Alexander Knox and ? were:
1. William Knox, b. Abt. 1841, Belfast, Ireland, d. date unknown.
2. John Knox, b. 1841, Belfast, Ireland, d. 1908, Belfast, Ireland.
3. Robert Knox, b. 1844, Belfast, Ireland, d. 1928, Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
4. Thomas Knox, b. date unknown, Belfast, Ireland, d. date unknown.
Also see: Bio on the Great Reformer, John Knoxx (January 1, 1510 to November 24, 1572). He was a Catholic priest that changed to be Presbyterian. John Knox was a protestant reformator in the 16th century.

William Knox Duffy and Annie Wood (1858-1895) had 6 children.
1. Ethel May Duffey, b. May 6, 1880 in Ottawa, Ontario, m. Joseph Thomas Richards
2. William Arthur Duffey, b. August 12, 1881 in Ottawa, Ontario,
3. Ernest Howard Duffey, b. December 10, 1883
4. Edith Honour Duffey, b. May 3, 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario, m. John William Wylie
5. Claude Stanley Duffey, b. December 17, 1889 in Ottawa Ontario,
6. Annie G Wood Duffey, b. September 13, 1895, m. , d. April of 1982 Michele Duffey Martin
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