The Hayden's came on a ship called the Perseverance. They arrived on Dec 27, 1851, and came
from the Parish of Killaban, in the Townland of Ruses, in County Queens (today known as Laois),
Ireland. The records of the Emigrant savings bank led me to their place of origin. Below is the
manifest for the Perseverance.
The following is a survey report found in London about the Perseverance from March of 1849.
This is a map of County Laois. The family came from the Townland of Rushes in the section known
as Slievmargue in the lower right hand section of the map. QueensCountycolormap.pdf
The ship looks very majestic as it departs from the port of Dublin with the Custom House in the
This picture gives us a glimpse of the cold hard reality of sea travel in the 1850's. The voyage took
about eight weeks to sail across the Atlantic to New York. They sailed during the late Fall and early
part of the Winter. It must have been a very hard journey.
This is the application of John Hayden to become a US Citizen. It was made on October 23, 1852.
John Hayden and family lived at 91 Monroe Street. citizenship.pdf
This was the first record I had of Patrick and his family. My great-grandfather is Edward and is
only six years old. Patrick's wife, Mary Ann "McKenna Hayden, would die a few months after this
census was taken in late November(or early December). The family lived at Court & Leonard
Street (today known as Lorriane). This is the US Census for 1870. Patrick is at Line #9:
In August of 1870, Ellen, who was the baby of the family, died. Here is her death certificate. I was
able to track down their address (line #9 on the death certificate). They lived at Court &
Leonard Street Street (in the Red Hook section). Leonord Street was changed to Lorriane Street
after 1870 her cause of death was Rubella (it's hard to make out). Here is her death certificate:
Ellen's death led me to find out that Mary Ann Hayden died a few months after Ellen. I found
this information on the burial plot records from Calvary. She and her daughter were buried with
members of her family - the McKenna's. This is the burial plot record from Calvary:
Patrick cooked up a scheme to double dip from the Brooklyn Savings Bank. When Mary Ann died,
he went to the bank with her Mother and cleaned out the money in her savings account. Right
after that, he decided to go back and see if he could get more money out again. This is a court case
describing what he did: hayden_v_bklyn-svgs-bnk.pdf
Patrick got himself into "trouble" a couple of times. Read the newspaper accounts from the Brooklyn
Daily Eagle and New York Times:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Article on Patrick - Dec91870.pdf
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Article on Patrick - Dec101870.pdf
Patrick liked to live on the edge. Read the following from the New York Times:
New York Times Article on Patrick. You have to scroll down a bit to read the info. He seems to
get involved a lot with guns: August71872.pdf
Here is a related article from The Evening Telegram:
Just three days later Patrick was involved in some more gun play:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Article on Patrick - august101872.pdf
Patrick went to trial for shooting at Mr. Lynch. He got off easy - again:
Patrick was able to get himself out of trouble in August of 1875. I'm not sure if he went to jail for
shooting at the woman in the previous article, but the District Attorney threw out many
indictments according to the following article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Patrick is second to
last on the right hand side of the list. He was a very lucky "Old Devil" in this case
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - August 2, 1875 - August 2, 1875
Patrick's first wife, Mary Ann McKenna Hayden died Novemeber 29th of 1870. He married a
woman named Catherine (I do not know her maiden name) sometime after her death. The family
appears on the NY State Census in 1875. They did not have any children of their own that I know
of. Patrick was also busy starting a new family. As you'll see in the 1880 Census, he was fathering
children while still married to Catherine. I don't know if she died or divorced him because of this.
The family lived on Warren Street. Here is the famiy (Located on Line #19) on the 1875 NY
By 1880, he is married to his third wife (Mary Healy), and has started a new family. His first child
from this marriage was born while he was married to his second wife in 1873/74. I guess he "got
around" a lot. Here is the 1880 U.S. Census. Patrick has, at this point, started to subtract some
years from his age. The family (Located at Line #17)lived at 298 Bond Street.
The following is the NY State Census of 1892. Patrick has started to use his middle name of Henry
as his first name (The 6th Name down). He does this on the 1910 U.S. Census as well.
This is Patrick & Family on the 1900 US Census. Notice that he and his wife had 14 children over
the years, but only 7 made it to adulthood. The family (Line #79) lived at 223 Reid Avenue.
This is the 1910 US Census. Patrick would die a year later. He uses "Henry" again as his first name.
The family ( Line #91) lived at 1083 Myrtle Avenue. 1910 US Census
This is Patrick's Death Certificate. His third wife did not know the maiden name of Patrick's Mom,
so that information was left off. She wrote that on the back page of the certificate.