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Ahnentafel Chart for Catherine Regina COYNE

First Generation

1.     Catherine Regina COYNE "Kay"1 was born2 Jan 21 1912 in Troy, NY. She died1 Jan 12 1970 in Troy, NY and was buried1 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy, NY.

Kay married2,3 Edmund A. MCMAHON1, son of Michael J. MCMAHON and Catherine T. DALEY , on Aug 22 1936 in Green Island, NY. Edmund was born2 Jun 7 1910 in Troy, NY. He died1 Jul 17 1991 in Troy, NY and was buried1 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy, NY.

Second Generation

2.     John J. COYNE was born May 1876 in Ireland. He died Mar 19 1914 in Troy, NY and was buried in St. Marys Cemetery, Troy, NY Lot 175 Section G. John married4 Ellen KITTRICK on 1902.

3.     Ellen KITTRICK "Helen Or Nellie"5 was born2 Apr 1878 in Watervliet, NY. She died Dec 17 1952 and was buried in St. Marys Cemetery, Troy, NY Lot 175 Section G.

Third Generation

4.     William COYNE6 was born Jan 1850 in Ireland. He died7 Sep 22 1908 in 322 First St., Troy, NY and was buried8 Sep 25 1908 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, NY Lot 175 Section G. William married9 Catherine BOWE on 1874 in Ireland.

5.     Catherine BOWE "Kate" was born10 Sep 1849 in Ireland. She died11 Jun 1 1926 in Troy, NY and was buried12 in St. Marys Cemetery, Troy, NY Lot 175 Section G.

6.     John KITRICK13 was born14 1845 in Ireland. He died15 Jul 21 1886 in West Troy, NY and was buried16 Jul 23 1886 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet, NY. John married17 Bridgit PURTELL before 1871.

7.     Bridgit PURTELL18 was born19 May 1851 in Ireland and 20 1849 in Ireland. She died21 Apr 23 1902 in 1349 5th Avenue, Watervliet, NY and was buried22 Apr 26 1902 in St. Patrick's, Watervliet.

Fourth Generation

8.     John COYNE23 was born 1824 in Ireland. He died Apr 2 1876. John married Anastasia TOBIN.

9.     Anastasia TOBIN24 was born25 in Ireland.

12.   John KITRICK26 was born27 in Ireland. He married Elizabeth UNKNOWN.

13.   Elizabeth UNKNOWN was born 1819 in Ireland.

14.   Daniel PURTELL28 was born29 1815 in Ireland. He married Mary DEWITT.

15.   Mary DEWITT30 was born31 1816 in Ireland.

Appendix A  -  Notes

1M. Marriage of Edmund A. MCMAHON and Catherine Regina COYNE

Married by Austin J. Corbert, Catholic priest residing at 136 Hudson Ave., Green Island, NY

Witnesses : Valentine Berghammer of 218 Francis St., and Mary E. Stevens of 339 Washington Ave.,Albany NY


2.  John J. COYNE

Judy  recalls that both her grandfathers died shortly after her  parents were each born - never had a grandfather.

This is the obit for John J. Coyne who died 19 mar 1914:

In this city, Mar. 19, 1914, John J. Coyne, husband of NELLIE KITTRICK and father of WILLIAM, ELEANOR, & CATHARINE COYNE. and son of CATHARINE BOWE and the late WILLIAM COYNE. and brother of MRS. JOHN MURNANE and MRS. HARVEY KIRK.
Funeral from residence 316 First St. Mass at St.
Joseph's Church.


1905 Census - 9th Ward

322 First ST.

JOHN COYNE 25 b. Ireland (don't you love how the ages keep changing!)

HELEN 25 b. US


KITTRICK, Daniel 27 b. US b-i-l


Troy Record :

Coyne - In this city, Mar 19 1914, John J. Coyne, husband of Nellie Kittrick and father of William, Eleanor and Catherine Coyne and son of Catherine Bowe and the late  William Coyne and brother of Mrs John Murnane and Mrs. Harvey Kirk. Funeral from the residence 316 First St. Monday morning at 9 0'clock; thence to St. Joseph's Church where a requiem high mass will be sung for the repose of his soul. Friends are invited.


2M. Marriage of John J. COYNE and Ellen KITTRICK


2  PLACE Not found

4.  Ellen KITTRICK

also know as Helen or Nellie

4.  William COYNE

20 yrs in US - citizen


Death certificate has age as 60; 22 yrs resident of 322 1st St; died of organic heart disease - suddenly; undertakers were James F. Connell, Watervliet


1905 Census - 9th Ward  324 First St.

William Coyne age 50 b. Ireland ( his obit in 1908 says 55 years)

Catharine 55

Mary 24

William's obit just tells us that he died of heart disease at age 55 and he had one daughter and 1 son - doesn't mention wife.


Troy Record Sep 22 1908

"Death Came Suddenly"

William Coyne, aged fifty -five, residing at 322 First Street, died suddenly this morning. He was employed at the Clinton foundry  and went home at 8 'o'clock this morning and went to bed at 9:30. A member of his family went to his room to speak to him and found that he had died. Dr. Grattan, coroner, was called and concluded that heart disease was the cause of death and an autopsy was not necessary. Deceased is survived by a son and a daughter.

William and family in 1900 Census ( Troy 9th ward) all were shown as capable of reading, writing and Speaking English.


6.  Catherine BOWE

1920 census - living with daughter Anastasia Murnane

20 yrs in US - citizen  (1905 census)

1920 census has her age as 75;

4 children 3 living immigrated 1895


6.  John KITRICK

Civil War : enlisted Jan 18 1864 as private age 18 in Albany NY

20th New York Volunteer Cavalry  McClellan Cavalry

On June 19, 1863, Col. Newton B. Lord received authority to recruit this regiment, which received its numerical designation October 8, 1863, and was organized at Sackett's Harbor, where its companies were mustered in the service of the United States for three years. Col. Lord was previously with the New York 35th Regiment of Infantry, the "Jefferson County Regiment", which had seen action at Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg and was mustered out in June of 1863. According to Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.", published in 1890, Newton B. Lord, son of William, was born in Brownville, and by trade was a foundryman and machinist. He married Cornelia Stone of Milwaukee and they had four children. After the war, he spent time in Chile, S.A. where he was vice-president and manager of the North and South American Construction Company, the firm responsible for building railroads in that country.

The companies were mainly recruited in the following locations:

Company A (9/3/63) - Sackett's Harbor, Champion, Denmark, Pinckney and Wilma

Company B (9/3/63) - Sackett's Harbor, Brownville, Clayton, Dexter, Lyme, Philadelphia, Orwell and Watertown

Company C (9/3/63) - Antwerp, Alexandria, LeRay, Theresa and Watertown

Company D (9/3/63) - Cape Vincent, Clayton, Ellisburg, Mannsville, LaFargeville, Sackett's Harbor and Watertown

Company E (9/3/63) - Champion, Diana, Croghan and Wilna

Company F (9/3/63) - Copenhagen, Redwood and Syracuse

Company G (9/3/63) - Albany, Cape Vincent, Evan's Mill, Rome, Syracuse and Watertown

Company H (9/4/63) - Antwerp, DeKalb, Edwards, Fowler and Gouverneur

Company I (9/17/63) - Cape Vincent, Oswego, Rome, Sackett's Harbor, Syracuse and in St. Lawrence county

Company K (9/17/63) - Albany, Sandy Creek, Sackett's Harbor, Wilna and Watertown

Company L (9/22/63) - Norwich, Oswego, Penn Yan, Sackett's Harbor and Syracuse

Company M (9/23/63) - Sackett's Harbor, Albany, Herkimer, Norwich, Mannsville, Oswego, Rome, Theresa and Watertown

The regiment left the state on September 30, 1863, and served in the 22nd Corps from October, 1863 - Company F arrived in Portsmouth, Va. first and was soon joined by the rest of the regiment. The unit remained in the Department of Virginia until January, 1864, when it joined Heckman's Division, 18th Corps. It was involved in the defenses of Portsmouth in the District of East Virginia, Department of Virginia and North Carolina from April, 1864 and was with the 1st Brigade, Kautz's Division, Cavalry, Army of the James, from December 3, 1864.

Company D was at Ft. Pocahontas, Va., in Separate Brigade and was involved in the defenses of Bermuda, from January, 1865. Company F was at Ft. Powhattan, Va., and Company G was detailed to the 1st Brigade, Mackenzies Division of Cavalry from March of 1865. Company I was with the Provisional and 10th Corps in March of 1865.

The regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out under the command of Col. David M. Evans July 31, 1865, Companies E and H at Ft. Monroe, the other companies at Manchester, Va.


During its service it lost by death, killed in action, 6 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 enlisted man; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 121 enlisted men; total, 2 officers, 128 enlisted men; aggregate, 130 of whom 15 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.


The regiment, or portions of it, took part in the following engagements:

Smithfield, Va. (2/1/64) 21 enlisted missing
Suffolk, Va. (2/20/64)
Currituck, Va. (4/23/64) 2 enlisted missing
Chuckatuck, Va. (6/6/64) 1 enlisted wounded
Wood's Mills Hill, Va. (6/24/64) 2 enlisted killed, 1 fatally wounded, 2 wounded, 2 missing
South Quay, Va. (7/3/64)
Winton, N.C. (7/29/64) one enlisted missing
Guiam's Ford, N.C. (8/12/64) 2 enlisted killed
Jamestown Island, Va. (9/3/64) 1 enlisted killed, 1 wounded
Murfree's Depot, Va. (10/16/64) 2 enlisted wounded
Before Petersburg and Richmond, Va. (12/64 - 4/65) 1 enlisted killed, 1 wounded
Debytown Road, Va. (1/13/65)
Williamsburg, Va. (2/11/65) 1 enlisted wounded


Appomattox Campaign (4/1-9/65) 3 enlisted wounded

The Appomatox Campaign consisted of Five Forks (April 1), Fall of Petersburg (April 2), Deep Creek (April 3 and 4), Rice's Station (April 6), Burke's Station (April 7) and Appomattox Court House (April 9).


The original battle flag was embroidered by the famous New York City firm of Tiffany and Company, and combines the New York state and Federal emblems. The nickname "McClellan Cavalry" appears on a banner across the top of the flag which was chosen by founder Colonel N.B. Lord (Lord is misspelled as Lorde on the flag) to honor General George B. McClellan. "Excelsior" (ever upward) had been the latin motto of New York state since 1778 and appears below the shield. "The UNION must and shall be perserved" appears on a banner across the bottom of the flag and was a familiar rallying cry of the Civil War.


LONSWAY, JOSEPH Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 20th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Murfrees Station, Va., 16 October 1864. Entered service at Sackett's Harbor on October 12, 1863 at 19 years of age. Birth: Clayton, N.Y. Date of issue: Unknown. Citation: Volunteered to swim Blackwater River to get a large flat used as a ferry on other side; succeeded in getting the boat safely across, making it possible for a detachment to cross the river and take possession of the enemy's breastworks.

Web site info from Mark Chidichimo, Matawan, NJ, September 3, 1998

Another e-mail /website source: John Kittrick, Residence not listed; 18 years old. Enlisted on 1/18/1864 at Albany, NY as a Private. On 1/18/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. NY 20th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 7/31/1865 at Manchester, VA


8.  Bridgit PURTELL

Filed for Civil war pension Dec 7 188(8) ? as widow; application # 347, 655; certificate # 318, 608

Census wise I found:

1880 West Troy

KETRICK, JOHN 35 b. Ireland
Bridget 35 b. Ireland
Lawrence 9 b. NY
Mary 8 b. NY
John 6 b. NY
Daniel 3 b. NY

Death certificate indicates in US 45 years; also died at age 53, 1900 Watervliet

KITRICK, Bridget b. May 1851 wid mother of 8 children
8 still living - immigrated 1866 (which doesn't agree with 1880, but I think they just assumed that she was the same age of her husband, and who knows, maybe he wasn't 35 either)

Lawrence b. Jan 1871
Daniel b. Oct 1876
ELLEN b. Apr 1878
Elizabeth b. Aug 1880
Alice b. Oct 1882
Joseph b. Mar 1885

1870 West Troy found:

JOHN 21 b. Ireland
Mary 23 b. Ireland


8.  John COYNE

Troy Newspaper files : Vital records collection from LDS
John Coyne 42; died Apr 2 1876

14.  Elizabeth UNKNOWN

alt b date 1829


14.  Daniel PURTELL

acc to Bridget's death certificate - might be Daniel Partell

1     Personal knowledge : Judith Ann McMahon Opp.

2     NYS Marriage License, Watervliet, NY # 3888  -August 22 1936, Nov 4 2003.

3     NYS Marriage License, Watervliet, NY # 3888.

4     1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

5     NYS Marriage License, Watervliet, NY # 3888.

6     1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

7     NY State Death Certificate, #41229 Rensselaer County.

8     St. Mary's Cemetery Records.

9     1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

10    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

11    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

12    St. Mary's Cemetery Lot card.

13    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

14    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

15    Death Certificate Albany NY # 17667.

16    Death Certificate Albany NY # 17667, #17667 Albany County.

17    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

18    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

19    1870 Census West Troy, Albany,NY  , Pg 182 plus next page.

20    Death Certificate Albany NY # 15659.

21    Death Certificate Albany NY # 15659, # 15659 Albany County.

22    Death Certificate Albany NY # 15659.

23    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

24    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

25    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

26    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

27    1870 Census Troy, Rensselaer, NY 9th ward.

28    Death Certificate Albany NY # 15659.

29    1870 Census West Troy, Albany,NY  .

30    Death Certificate Albany NY # 15659.

31    1870 Census West Troy, Albany,NY  .



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