Tag Archives: New York

US Newspaper Articles IX

Manhattan, NYC – 1899                                                                                                          Surrogate’s Court – Chambers – Before Varnum, S. – Will for probate: Mary Buggy at 10am.[1] Manhattan, NYC – 1890                                                                                                               The article outlines the names of banks that went into liquidation between 1871-1879 and the names … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles VIII

Brooklyn, NY – 1939                                                                                                                         In a newspaper obituary for Michael J. Fogarty of 719 57th St who died 20 June, a Patrick Buggy is listed as a brother-in-law. No details are given about Patrick’s wife, Michael’s sister. Michael’s wife was … Continue reading

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A load of old manure

Genealogists are never surprised at where they can find relevant information about an ancestor or for a one name study such as this. This weeks post comes from an entry in the 1901 annual report for the New York City … Continue reading

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New York City Directories 1849 &1850

Entries for 1850[1] r = rear Buggy, James     laborer                 430 Cherry Buggy, William   tailor                      r. Trinity Pl. Buggy, William   harnessmaker      r. 48 Roosevelt Entries for 1849[2] Buggy, James     laborer                 430 Cherry [1] Ensign &Thayer, compilers. Ensign and Thayer’s Street and … Continue reading

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New York City Directory 1871

Entries from the 1871 New York City Directory.[1] h = home address                                                                                                                        Wash’n = Washington Buggy, John        driver    h 743 Ninth av. Buggy, John        laborer  h 420 Cherry Buggy, John        laborer  h 272 tenth av. Buggy, John        tailor      h 18 … Continue reading

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Information Wanted Ads in The Truth Teller 1850-1871

When people emigrated to the US one of the main ways that family and friends tried to find them was through ‘Information Wanted’ adverts in different newspapers. Word of mouth was the key with some reunited and others never to … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles VII

Waukon, Iowa – 1941                                                                                                                     An obituary for Elizabeth Keenan, formerly Buggy, outlines that she was born in Waukon on 19 September 1865. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buggy and was married on 14 October 1903 to … Continue reading

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New York City court transcriptions 1803

Examples of the Buggy name from the early 19th century in America are few and far between. One recent example I came across is from genealogical transcriptions from New York City court records.[1] In the February 1803 sessions of the … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles V

Manhattan, New York – 1929                                                                                                     John Buggy, who resided at 311 West 118th St was brought before Yorkville Court on a charge of disorderly conduct against his wife. His wife claimed the he only gave her five cents a day … Continue reading

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Index to Manhattan Letters of Administration 1743-1949

Along with wills, letters of administration are some of the oldest genealogical documents available for residence of Manhattan. The New York County Surrogates Court has letters of administration beginning in the mid 1740s. However, the first letter of administration granted … Continue reading

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