William Lynn of Clontivrin, Ireland
Most Distant Patrilineal Ancestor
Revised 9 March 2015
Through the efforts of Jeffrey's sister, Dorrene Lynn Pierce, a great number of original U.S. records have been found which identify Jeffrey's family of immigrant ancestors, including the parents and six of their nine children. Following the data contained in those records, we then had the good fortune to discover the family's home in Ireland by way of baptismal records for five of those six children. Baptismal records were also found for three additional children who did not accompany the family to America. y One of the three had already married and made a home in Ulster. The remaining two presumably had either also married and remained behind or had died young. Regrettably, William himself has not been found in any original record which clearly reveals his dates of birth or death. The lack of such records is accounted for in part by the paucity of Irish genealogical records of that period and in part by William's untimely death within a very few years of emigrating to New York. Precisely where William was born also is unknown, but he is found in County Fermanagh from 1825 to 1832, in County Monaghan from 1835 to 1837, and again in County Fermanagh from 1840 to 1842. Furthermore, an older William Lynn, who very likely was his father, died in 1847 in the same townland where this William lived in 1842.
Over the course of the entire period during which William's children were baptized - 1825 to 1842, the family moved several times. Records place them in various townlands as follows [see "Third Generation" for additional details] ...
Following are the generations from William Lynn of Clontivrin (ca. 1774-1847), believed to be Jeffrey Lynn's 3rd-great-grandfather, to Frederick C. Lynn (1870-1921), Jeffrey's grandfather ...
WILLIAM LYNN : born 1774-75; died in April 1847 in Clontivrin, Clones Parish, County Fermanagh. William is believed but not proven to be the 3rd-great-grandfather of Jeffrey Lynn.
WILLIAM LINN OR LYNN : born 1794-95 in Ireland; died 1859-65 in New York City;
married Anne Sheridan about 1823-24. They are the
2nd-great-grandparents of Jeffrey Lynn.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM LINN AND ANNE SHERIDAN
LUCINDA SEMINA "LUCY" LYNN : born about 1825 in Parson's Green Glebe, Galloon Parish, County Fermanagh to William and Ann Lynn of Parson's Green; baptized 1 May 1825; died October - December 1896 in Clones Parish; married Wesley Averill in Clones Parish on 31 January 1856.
SALLY ANNE LYNN : born about 1826 in Parson's Green Glebe, Galloon Parish, County Fermanagh to William and Anne Lynn of Parson's Green; baptized 31 December 1826.
WILLIAM LYNN : born about 1828 in Parson's Green Glebe, Galloon Parish, County Fermanagh to William and Anne Lynn of Parson's Green; baptized 13 April 1828; died 15 March 1903 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; married (1) Matilda Jane Sergeant, (2) Charlotte Korn, (3) Margaret Mullaney, and (4) Mary Ann, widow of John Cuddy. The 1878 certificate of William's marriage to Margaret names his parents as William Lynn and Ann Sheridan and states that he was born in Ireland. William and Charlotte are the great-grandparents of Jeffrey Lynn.
SARAH LYNN : born about 1830 in Clones Parish, County Fermanagh or County Monaghan; died 2 October 1907 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York; married James Reekey or Rickey. While Sarah is not found in baptismal records, her original marriage certificate names her parents as William Lynn and Ann Sheridan, as do certain original records of one of her siblings listed here; and the marriage certificate lists her place of birth as Clones, Ireland. Again, Clones Parish is divided between Counties Fermanagh and Monaghan, and four of her siblings were baptized in Clones.
JOHN LYNN : born about 1832 in Mullaghgare, Galloon Parish, County Fermanagh to William Lynn, labourer of Mullaghgare, and Anne Lynn; baptized 31 July 1832.
ALEXANDER LYNN : born about 1835 in Mullanamoy, Clones Parish, County Monaghan to William and Anne Lynn of Mullanamoy; baptized 7 May 1835; died 23 November 1879 in Brooklyn, New York; married Margaret Gambel. Alexander's death certificate states that he and both his parents were born in Ireland.
FRANCIS HENRY LYNN : born 2 December 1837 in Mullanamoy, Clones Parish, County Monaghan to William and Anne Lynn of Mullanamoy; baptized 3 December 1837; died 23 December 1885 in New York, New York; married Sarah Jane Manning. Francis' death certificate states that his parents were William and Ann Lynn and that they and he were born in Ireland.
THOMAS LYNN : born 10 August 1840 in Clontivirn, Clones Parish, County Monaghan to William and Anne Lynn of Clontivirn; baptized 22 August 1840; died 1 June 1928 in Kings County, New York; married Alwine Semmelroth. Thomas's death certificate states that his parents were William and Ann Lynn and that they and he were born in Ireland.
FANNY LYNN : born 17 December 1841 in Clontivirn, Clones Parish, County Monaghan to William and Anne Lynn of Clontivirn; baptized 1 January 1842.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM LYNN AND (1) MATILDA JANE SERGEANT AND (2) CHARLOTTE KORN
SUSAN ANN LYNN : born 19 January 1851 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; died 4 September 1859 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.
FRANCES LAVINIA "FANNY" LYNN : born 20 October 1852 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; died 19 Sep 1909 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; married William Palmer Darrow.
WILLIAM ANDREW LYNN : born 26 January 1854 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; died 31 December 1875 in Manhattan, New York, New York.
JOHN WESLEY LYNN : born 19 August 1855 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; died 27 October 1855 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey.
MARY JANE LYNN : born 4 August 1856 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; died __ October 1857 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey.
KATHERINE "KATIE" LYNN : born 6 March 1861.
MARY ANN LYNN : born 4 Feb 1868.
FREDERICK C. LYNN : born 30 July 1870 in New York, New York; died 31 Jul 1921 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; married Mary Elizabeth Haefner.
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