Wrynn of Leitrim, Ireland and Wallingford, CT

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Below is four generations of descendants of James Wrynn and Bridget McGovern of Leitrim, Ireland. Many of their descendants settled in New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut.

Generation One

1. James (Wrenn)1 Wrynn, b. in Ireland, resided in Gortnagullion, Leitrim, Ireland, d. c. 1850 in Gortnagullion, Leitrim, Ireland. In Griffiths Valuation, James is listed as “Wrenn”
Wrenn James Gortnagullion Kiltubbrid Leitrim
They were leasing the land, dwelling and office from Francis Tottenham, Jr. It seems that Mr Tottenham owned the entire townland of Gortnagullion.
There is a “Landed Estate Court File” probate record for James Wren of Gortnagullen in 1850.
This could be the year he died, then sons left for US, although I could not find a burial for James in Gortnagullen.

He married Bridgett McGovern, b. in Gortnaguillion,Co.Leitrim,Ireland. Bridgett: There are quite a few McGoverns in the Kiltubridd parish registers.

Children:
2. i. Thomas (Rynn)2 Wrynn b. c. 1820.
3. ii. Michael (Rinn) Wrynn b. c. 1826.
4. iii. John (Wrinn) Wrynn b. c. 1826.
5. iv. James (Wrinn) Wrynn b. c. 1833.

Generation Two

2. Thomas (Rynn)2 Wrynn (James1), b. c. 1820 in Gortnagullion,County Leitrim,Ireland, , , , , d. 12 Sep 1894 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Brittania Spoon Shop,3,4 resided Christian St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. According to 1880 Census, Thomas was born c. 1830, however, according to age on tombstone, he was born c. 1823 1850 and1860 Census says c. 1820.
Birth record for his daughter in 1863 lists his age as 47, which would be birthyear of 1816.

In 1850, Thomas and brother John, were living with brother Michael and his family in New Haven.
In 1852-53, Thomas and John are both listed as living on Lafayette St in New Haven.
Michael is not listed in New Haven City Directories.
Thomas is not listed in New Haven in 1854-55 City Directory.
Family moved to Wallingford c. 1854-56. (J.M. Cleveland)
In 1860, a John McQuinn, 17, b. Ireland, was living with the family.
In 1870 there was an item in the paper stating that Thomas and James were buiding new houses of “the modern style that will compare favorably with any in town.”

During the 1880’s, Thomas seems to have had an ongoing disagreement with the town of Wallingford over the building of a sidewalk along his property on Parker St. Thomas was demanding $1,000 for the land and the town was only offering $350.

Thomas and Alice lived with daughter, Mrs. Taylor, at the time of his death.

According to death cert., Thomas died from a fall in which he broke his ribs. In truth, the rib injury was due to a fight.
There is a newspaper article published the day after Thomas’ death saying that Thomas had entered the saloon owned by a Thomas Morrison. Morrison had supposedly gotten in to an altercation with Thomas’ son in law, Charles Smith. Charles Smith owned the building that Morrison ran the saloon in. Morrison and Thomas Wrinn got in a fight. Thomas supposedly went home saying that he was fine. After his death, Morrison was arrested for manslaughter and the coroner was invesigating whether or not Thomas died as a result of his fight with Morrison.

Headstone spells surname “Rynn”.

He was married on 15 Dec 1847 in Kiltubrid, Leitrim, Ireland, to Alice McKeon, b. c.1826 in Kiltubrid, Leitrim, Ireland,2,3,4,5,8 d. 15 Dec 1891 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided N.Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation housewife. Alice: Alice must have come to the US after Thomas, probably about 1851. Thomas is living with his brothers in 1850 in New Haven and then first child is born in New Haven in 1852.
There is an Alice McKeon in New Haven in 1850, but the couple was married by then, so that is not this Alice.

Children:
6. i. Bridget (Rynn)3 Wrynn b. 19 Jun 1852.
7. ii. William Francis Wrynn b. 26 Feb 1855.
8. iii. Margaret “Maggie” E. Wrynn b. 1857.
9. iv. Catherine “Katie” Wrynn b. 22 Jan 1859.
10. v. Alice Wrynn b. 24 Nov 1860.
11. vi. Thomas P. Wrynn b. 3 Feb 1863.

3. Michael (Rinn)2 Wrynn (James1), b. c. 1826 in Ireland,2 resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT.2 In 1850 Census, surname was spelled “Rinn”
Brothers, Thomas and John lived with Michael and Mary in New Haven.
I can’t find this family after 1850.
There is a Civil War Draft record for a Michael Rinn b. Ireland of New Haven, dated 1863-65. It has a notatiion that he was “gone to Ireland”.
So I guess there is the possibility that they returned to Ireland.

He was married to Mary ?? Wrynn, b. c. 1815 in Ireland.2

Children:
12. i. James (Rinn)3 Wrynn b. c. 1849.

4. John (Wrinn)2 Wrynn (James1), b. c. 1826 in Ireland,2, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT,9 occupation laborer,9 d. post 1870. In 1850, John was living with brother Michael, his wife and child and brother Thomas.
In 1852-53, John and Thomas are listed as living at Lafayette St. in New Haven. Michael is not listed in the New Haven City Directories.
He is probably the John Rynn naturalized in New Haven 3 Apr 1854

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about John Wrinn
Name: John Wrinn
Residence: New Haven, Connecticut
Class: 2
Congressional District: 2nd
Age on 1 July 1863: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Race: White
Place of Birth: Ireland

In 1870, John, 47, was boarding at boarding house run by John Moran in New Haven. He is listed as “laborer”.

5. James (Wrinn)2 Wrynn (James1), b. c. 1833 in Ireland,3,4,5, ,6 d. 24 Jun 1902 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided 52 North Colony Rd. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,3,4, occupation Spoon Maker; Silver buffer.3,4,11,6 1900 Census lists James as emigrating to US in 1850.
In 1850 Census, James, age 16, was working as servant in home of Augustus Street in New Haven, CT.
James was naturalized 12 Mar 1955.
In 1860 and 1870, surname is spelled “Wren”.
In 1860 James, Mary and two oldes sons, John & James, lived next door to Thomas and Alice.
Age at time of son Thomas’ birth in 1863 was 30, so that matches 1833 birthyear. Surname listed as “Wrinn” in Vital records.
In 1870 there was an item in the paper stating that Thomas and James were buiding new houses of “the modern style that will compare favorably with any in town.”
In November 1878, there was an item in the paper saying that James Wrinn had “remodeled and almost completely rebuilt his house” that had been damaged by the tornado.
In 1880 it was spelled “Rynn”. They lived at the corner of North Colony and Parker, next door to Charles Smith and Maggie Wrynn Smith.
In 1900, James was widowed. Son William, daughter Mary and grandson, James A. was living with him.
James was 70 yrs old at time of death in 1902.

He was married on c. 1857,11 to Mary McKiernan, b. c. 1835 in Ireland,3,4,5 d. 2 Nov 1890 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.11, Mary: In 1880, Mary’s sister, Bridget McKiernan, 45, lived with the family.

Children:
13. i. John J. (Wrinn)3 Wrynn b. c. 1856.
14. ii. James C. (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 19 Nov 1858.
15. iii. Ann (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 24 Feb 1861.
16. iv. Thomas F. (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 22 Apr 1863.
17. v. Male Stillborn (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 12 May 1865.
18. vi. Michael Henry (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 29 Apr 1868.
19. vii. William (Wrinn) Wrynn b. c. 1869.
20. viii. Mary J. (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 28 Jan 1872.

Generation Three

6. Bridget (Rynn)3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 19 Jun 1852 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, ,3,4,5,11, , d. 22 Jul 1923 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,18 occupation Nurse for Private Familes.16 Bridget was age 19 at the time of her marriage in 1871.
In 1880, Bridget and her two daughters were living with Bridget’s parents. Patrick was living in North Haven and was listed as being divorced.
In 1900, Bridget and her daughters lived in the same house as her nephew Thomas and his wife.
In 1910, Bridget lived with son in law Isaac Wheeler and her grandson, William. Isaac had been married to Alice Taylor who was deceased.

Bridget used the “Rynn” spelling. She probably had the headstone for her parents erected and that is why the “Rynn” spelling was used there.

She was married on 20 Feb 1871 in Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, CT, to Patrick Taylor, b. c. 1845 in Ireland,4, d. 1897 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Spoon Maker; Silver Mills.4 Patrick: In 1870, Patrick lived at Catherine O’Riley’s boarding House in Wallingford. He worked at the Spoon Factory.
Patrick was 25 yrs old at time of marriage in 1871.
Patrick became a naturalized citizen on March 24, 1874.
In 1880, Patrick was listed as being divorced and living in North Haven, CT, however, according to a newspaper item, the couple was not actually divorced until 1894. On Sept 19, 1894 there was a notice in the paper that “Attorney Harrison, on behalf of Mrs Bridget Taylor, has brought an action against Patrick Taylor for divorce.” It went on to say that she had not lived with her husband for 17 years.
During the 1890’s Patrick was arrest various times for disturbing the peace and vagrancy.

Children:
i. Marie4 Taylor b. 30 May 1872 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,11,16,17, , , ,6 d. 3 Jan 1968 in Meriden, New Haven, CT, resided No. Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. In 1920, Marie’s mother lived with the family.

She was married in 1907/8 in Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, CT, to Peter Bernard Lee, b. 13 Jan 1879 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,17,20,21,23, , ,6 d. 28 Jan 1954 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,23 resided No. Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, ,26 occupation Foreman – Road Dept. ,21 Peter: Peter was the son of Peter and Catherine “Kate” Lee of Long Hill, Wallingford.
In 1940, Peter, Marie and daughter Alice lived at 486 North Main St.
Daughter Velma and her family were living with them. They are all listed as living in “same house” in 1935 as well.
When their children were grown, Peter and Marie took over operation of Wallingford “Town Farm”. Peter used the 20 acres of land on farm to effectively offset the expenses of feeding and housing the guests at the “Farm”. The “Farm” was closed about 1950.

ii. Alice Taylor b. c. 1874 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,11 d. 18 Mar 1910 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.12

She married Isaac Wheeler, b. c. 1876 in New Jersey,16 resided No. Colony Rd. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.16 Isaac: In Dec 1895 there was a notice in the paper that Isaac was going to spend the Holidays with friends in Jersey City, NJ.
In 1910, Isaac’s mother in law was living with Isaac and son William after Alice’s death.

iii. Ellen Taylor b. 25 Aug 1876 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6

7. William Francis3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 26 Feb 1855 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, ,3,4,5,6 d. 1889 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 buried Holy Trinity Cemetar – y in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided No. Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,13 occupation Saloon Keeper.6 In 1870, William was age 15 and living with his parents.
According to 1880 Census, William worked at the Silver Mill.
He left there, probably in March 1883, to open a Bar on Hall St. At this time he entered a lease-purchase agreement for land rented for $100 annually. He was granted a license for the bar in November 1884.
In 1888, William was charged with having his living quarters attached to his saloon, which was illegal at the time.
In 1893, Ellen was running Saloon at Hall and N. Depot.
After his death, his wife was able to continue the business with the help of cousins in to the 1890s.

He married Ellen “Nellie” Nolan, b. Apr 1856 in Connecticut,30,11,16,17 d. 1925 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Ellen: In 1900, Ellen’s mother, Margaret Nolan, b. Apr 1829 in Ireland, lived with Ellen and her children.
In 1910, the family lived at 33 Church St., Wallingford.
In 1900 and 1910, Ellen is listed as having no occupation so they must have stopped running the saloon in the 1890’s.
In 1920, Ellen and son, William, lived on North Whittlesey Ave.

Children:
i. Elizabeth “Lizzie”4 Wrynn b. c. 1878 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. 25 Nov 1880 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.11, ,6 There was a newspaper article published on Nov 26, 1880 that said “the oldest daughter of William Wrinn, aged 2 yrs 8 months, died on Thanksgiving morning of that horrible disease membranous croup” .
Wallingford Vital records list Lizzie’s birth place as “Birmingham” and lists mother as “Lizzie”.
In 1900, Ellen is listed as giving birth to 5 children with 4 living. There were four other children listed in 1900 Census.
ii. Alice Mae Wrynn b. Jun 1880 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16, , d. 7 Oct 1964 in Meriden, New Haven, CT,30,23 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 occupation Teacher. Alice was teaching at the Cottage School in Wallingford in 1899. Family lived for awhile in New Haven, CT.
In 1920 and 1930, Alice and Joseph lived in Bridgeport.

She was married on c. 1915,32 to Joseph Connor, b. c. 1861 in Connecticut,32,33 d. 29 Oct 1940,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 occupation Clerk.32

iii. Loretta “Lola” E. Wrynn b. 30 Mar 1882 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,17,20,21,6 d. 9 Jan 1954 in Meriden, New Haven, CT,23 resided 33 N. Whittlesey in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.21 In 1930 and 1940, Loretta was widowed and living with her sons in Wallingford. Brother, William Wrinn, lived with them.

She was married on c. 1908 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,20 to John Prior, b. c. 1870 in Scotland,17 d. pre 1930 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,20 occupation Proprietor of Haberdashery.17 John: In 1920 the family lived on South Whittlesey Ave, Wallingford.

iv. Margaret Wrynn b. 1 Nov 1883 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.5,11,16,6.

She married James H. Moran.

v. William Francis Wrynn Jr. b. 2 Feb 1886 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,17,20,21,27,26, ,6 d. 15 Feb 1960 in Meriden, New Haven, CT,23 occupation Attorney,16,17,29,21 resided N. Main St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.27 Newspaper announcement on 3 Feb 1886 said “William F. Wrynn was congratulated yesterday on the safe arrival of a big boy.”

William graduated from Hopkins Grammar School, Yale University Class of 1907, and the New York University Law School in 1909. Practiced law in New Haven, Ct, first with David Fitzgerald and then on his own. William was the town Court Judge in Wallingford, CT and ws the head of the Democratic Party there.

In 1920, William was 32 and single. He lived with his mother on N. Whittlesey Ave, Wallingford.
In 1930, William was 42 and single. He lived with sister Loretta and her family.
In 1940, William was 53, and single. He lived with sister Loretta and her sons.

At the time of his death in Meriden in 1960, William lived in Wallingford.

He was married on pre 1942,27 to Lucie Rickard, b. Dec 1897 in New York,20, , d. 08 Dec 1961 in Meriden, New Haven, CT.23 Lucie: Lucie was the daughter of Charles and Lena Rickard.
In 1900 the family lived in Middleburgh, Schoharie, New York. In 1910 they lived in New Haven, CT.
Lucie was a widow. She had children from her first marriage to Mr. Isakson, but she and William Wrynn had no children.
In 1920, Lucie was 22 and staying with her parents in New Haven. Her oldest son, Louis Isakson, was with her.
In 1930, Lucie was 32, and living with her children in Wallingford.

At the time of her death in 1961, Lucie lived in Wallingford.

8. Margaret “Maggie” E.3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 1857 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,3,4,5,16,20 d. 1934 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Margaret dropped the W and went by Rynn.
In 1860, Margaret was age 3 and living with parents and siblings in Wallingford, CT.
In 1870, Margaret was age 13 and living with her parents and siblings.
In March 1882, there is a newspaper announcement that “Mrs Charles E. Smith” was going to open a shoe store “on Colonly Street near the catholic cemetary”.
In 1930, Margaret was living with Jennie and George Rundle and several Grand Children at 144 Church St. in Wallingford.

She was married on 28 Oct 1875 in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, New Haven, CT, to Charles Edward Smith, b. 14 Mar 1844 in New York City, NY, ,5,16 (son of George Smith and Jane Goodwin [1821 – ]), d. 21 May 1910 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried 24 May 1910 in Holy Trinity,Wallingford,CT, resided 326 No. Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Pencil Case Maker,Silver Shop; Sand Buffer,Mechanic.5,16, ,6 Charles: Charles was 5’7″, with blue eyes and dark hair.

Charles was a member of Co. D 102nd N.Y. Infantry Volunteers.

Charles states that at the outset of the Civil War, he was “determined to enlist” and made “several attempts to do so” but was underage. He did not have his mother’s permission to enlist and she threatened to make him be discharged if he did so. In order to not be discovered by his mother, who he says would be searching for someone named Charles E. Smith, he enlisted with his brother, James, on 4 February 1862 under the name Charles McGowan. He stayed enlisted under that name until 1865.

Charles was captured at Black River, NC on 16 Mar 1865. He was brought from Smithfield, NC to Richmond, VA 23 Mar 1865 and was in the Alexandria, VA Prison until 26 March 1865. He rejoined his Company 27 Mar 1865 and was sent to Camp Parole, MD. He was furloughed for 30 days on 2 April 1865. He returned to his Company on 3 May 1865 in New York City and sent to Camp Distribution in Alexandria, VA where he was mustered out on 21 July 1865 with the rest of his company, including brother James McGowan.

Charles’ obituary says that he was a member of Green’s brigade, 12th corps at the battle of Gettysburg and was at Culps’ Hill during that conflict. Later he was with Sherman during the march to the sea through Georgia.

According to a signed “Claimant’s Affidavit” Charles says that his father was George F. Smith and his mother was Jane Smith. Previous to marrying Mr. Smith, Jane was married to a Mr. McGowan. She had three children with him, Mary, James and John McGowan. George Smith died “during my (Charles’) infancy”. He states that while in school he was often called Charles McGowan because of his siblings.

Prior to the war, his mother lived on West Fourth Streen in New York City. Charles lived with his employer, Sydney Mount, on Hester St. in NYC. His employer was a “pen and pencil case worker” with a shop on Chatham Square in NYC. Charles entered into apprenticeship with him in 1859. Charles is not listed with Sydney in the 1860 Census.

Charles is listed as living in Brooklyn, NY until 1868, Meriden, CT until 1871, Wallingford, CT until 1882, Hartford, CT until 1887 and finally Wallingford, CT again until his death.

On May 6, 1882 a newspaper article mentions that Charles is leaving his position at Simpson, Hall and Miller, where he worked for 13 years, to take a more responsible position with Hartford Britannia Co.

In the 1880s and 90s, Charles was active in the Democratic Party.

In 1894, Charles owned a building in Wallingford, CT that housed a saloon run by two Morrison brothers. One night in September of that year Charles was in a fist fight with the Morrison brothers. The newspaper said that Charles was in “ill health” and that the Morrison’s beat him badly. Charles’ father in law, Thomas Wrinn, went down to the saloon and got in a fight with the Morrisons. They beat him badly and he went home. He later died of his injuries and the Morrisons were charged with manslaughter but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
Charles was able to return to work on September 25.

In March 1895, Charles was appointed as a Justice of the Peace.

In 1900, Charles was elected Chairperson of the local Democratic caucus. He was active in the Democratic party throughout the 1890s.

In 1910 Charles and Margaret lived with daughter Jen and her family at 326 North Colony in Wallingford.

Cause of death was Bright’s Disease. Charles’ death record incorrectly lists his father as “Terrence Smith”.
Pallbearers were John, Joseph and P. McGowan all of New York City, James C. Wrinn, W.S. Fogarty and William F. Wrynn. Flower bearers were Robert Wrinn, Michael Luby, Frank Brown, John McCormick, John Gannon, Gerald McKeon, Arthur Roberge, Thomas Carroll and Charles Wrinn.

The following is concerning the monument at Gettysburg…
Taken from Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902.

INSCRIPTIONS
Front – 78 & 102 N. Y. INFTY JULY. 2 & 3, 1863. 3D BRIG. (GREENE), 2D DIV. (GEARY), 12TH CORPS (SLOCUM).
Reverse – 78 & 102 N. Y. INFTY. GROUND OCCUPIED DURING THE BATTLE BY 102 N. Y. REGT. AND 78 N. Y. SKIRMISHERS ON GROUND IN FRONT. COL. JAMES C. LANE (WOUNDED) AND LEWIS R. STEGMAN (COMMANDING). KILLED 10, WOUNDED 38, MISSING 11. TOTAL 59.
Left Side – IN JULY 1864, THESE TWO REGIMENTS WERE CONSOLIDATED. MUSTERED OUT JULY 1865. COL. HARVEY S. CHATFIELD, COMMANDING.

Children:
i. Thomas Jefferson4 Smith b. 20 Aug 1876 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,11, , , resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Buffer, Silver Finisher,42,11 d. pre 1920. For some reason, Thomas has two birth certs on file in Wallingford. One lists the above birthdate, the other lists 20 Jul 1877. His Draft registration lists the 20 Aug 1876 date.
In 1900 and 1910, the family lived on No. Colony St. in Wallingford, down the street from Thomas’ parents and siblings.
At the time that he filed his draft registration in 1918, they lived at 15 West Ave, Stratford, Fairfield Co, CT.
Thomas is described as being of Medium Height, 5′ 7 3/4″, Stout Build, 200 lbs and having Blue eyes and dark hair.
In 1920, Cecelia is listed as a widow with 5 children, living in Meriden. Youngest son was born 1915, so Thomas must have died sometime between 1914 and 1920.

He was married on c. 1898 in Connecticut,16,11 to Cecelia Madden, b. July 1877 in Meriden, Connecticut, ,11, d. 7 Sep 1962 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.23 Cecelia: Birth month may be Jan. Cecelia’s parents were born in Ireland.
Cecelia was the youngest of nine children of Luke and Catherine Madden.
In 1880 the Maddens lived on North Colony St, Meriden, CT.
In 1920, Cecelia was widowed and living with her 5 children on Grove St., in Meriden, CT.
In 1922 City Directory she is listed as living at 247 Cook St., Meriden.
In 1930, only Charlie and Warren still lived with her on Prospect St, Meriden.
Shortly after census Cecelia must have moved to New Haven. She is listed in 1930 City Directory
as living at 118 Mansfield St, New Haven with daughter Catherine.
In 1932 through 1940 she lived at 39 Cottage St, New Haven.

ii. Charles Edward Smith Jr. b. 10 Aug 1878 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,11,6 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. pre 1910 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. In May 1893, Charles was injured at work. His hand was caught in a roller at the Rubber Shop and his finger was smashed.
Family says that he died young, probably never married.
He was still living with his parents in 1900, at age 21.
In 1910, his mother is listed as having given birth to 3 children with 2 living.
iii. Jane (Jennie) Claire Smith b. 7 Jul 1880 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,41,11,16,17,20,6 baptized Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. 22 Sep 1966 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,23, buried Holy Trinity Ce in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,47 resided 144 Church St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Housewife. Jen entered the Convent School in Baltic in Nov 1892. In June 1893, there is a newspaper announcement that Mr and Mrs Charles Smith and their daughter Jen had returned from attending the Baltic Academy commencement in Baltic, CT. The Academy of the Holy Family is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Baltic, Connecticut. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich.

In 1900, Jennie was age 19, she and husband, George Rundle, were living with her parents in Wallingford.

In 1910 Jen is listed as having given birth to 5 children with four alive.
SS#042-44-6117 “Grandma Jen” was an active member of Holy Trinity Parish in Wallingford.

She was married on Oct 1899 in Holy Trinity, New Haven, Wallingford,CT,16,20 to George Clark Rundle, b. 14 Nov 1876 in New Jersey,42, ,11,16,17,20 (son of Nicholas Cock Rundle [1841 – 1906] and Agnes Ann Clark [1841 – 1926]), d. 16 Jul 1935 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,47 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,47 resided 326 N.Colony in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Paver,Railroad,Fireman.16,17 George: Twin of Nettie Rundle. According to Ben Farrow, George’s mother did not approve of him marrying a Catholic. Said “George can come home anytime, if he leaves that Catholic girl”
On 23 Oct 1899, there is an item in the New Haven Register saying that George Rundle and bride were just returned from their wedding trip and will be living on Colony St.
In 1900 the couple lived with Jen’s parents and brother in Wallingford.
In 1910 the family lived at 326 No. Colony with Jen’s parents. George owned his own concrete company.
In 1918, George and Jen lived at 326 No. Colony St, Wallingford, CT. George was listed as working for a gun mfg.
In 1920 the family still lived at 326 No. Colony. Jen’s father was deceased. Her mother was not with them.
In 1930, the family was living at 144 Church St. George is listed in census as working at the Roller Paper Mill. Jen’s mother lived with them.
George’s draft registration lists him as being of short height, medium build, with Blue eyes and brown hair.

9. Catherine “Katie”3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 22 Jan 1859 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,3,4,5,6 occupation Teacher.

She was married on 8 Dec 1886 in Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, CT,25,6 to Thomas Carroll, b. c. 1860 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY.4,6 Thomas: Probably son of Frank Carroll of Wallingford, CT.
Census lists birthplace as Wallingford, however, marriage records lists birthplace as Jamaica, LI.

Children:
i. Daughter4 Carroll. Died young.

10. Alice3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 24 Nov 1860 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,4,6 d. 13 Jun 1931,25 occupation Teacher. Tombstone inscription verifies birth year as 1860 and death year as 1931.
In 1870 Alice was recognized by her school for never having been absent or tardy.

She was married on 19 Oct 1887 in Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, CT,25 to James W. Mooney, b. 1855,30 d. 1917,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 resided in Waterbury, CT, occupation Police Off.; Silver Mill.

Children:
i. William4 Mooney b. 1889,30 d. 1897,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.30
ii. Gerald Mooney b. 1892.

He married Mary “Mae” Catherine Hickey, b. 21 Sep 1904 in Waterbury, CT, d. 1933. Mary: Daughter of Martin Hickey and Mary Ann Mays. Mae died of pneumonia following the birth of Janice. Mae’s mother, although in her 60’s, came to help out with the children.

iii. Joseph Mooney b. 1899,30 d. 1904,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.30
iv. Velma Clare Mooney b. 1902.

She married Jerry Sullivan. Jerry: Family lived in New York, eventually settling in Flushing, NY.

11. Thomas P.3 Wrynn (Thomas2, James1), b. 3 Feb 1863 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,4,5,11,16, ,6 d. 30 Jun 1937 in Waterbury, CT,25 occupation Mill worker,Silver Polisher Spoon Shop,5,11,6 resided No. Colony St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.13,11,6 1893 City Directories list Thomas Jr. living at N. Colony and Parker.
In 1900, Thomas and Mary lived next door to Thomas’ sister, Margaret Wrynn Smith and her husband on North Colony St in Wallingford.
In 1920 the family lived in Waterbury. Thomas was a brass finisher.

He was married in 1887/8 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, to Mary Ann Moran, b. Dec 1867 in Ireland,11,6 d. 17 Nov 1927 in Waterbury, CT,25,11,16,49. Mary: Mary emigrated from Ireland in 1886.

Children:
i. William F.4 Wrynn b. 8 Jan 1889 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 13 May 1930 in New York. Never married. During Worl War I, “Bill”, served in the infantry in Wallingford’s “Company K”, in the 102nd division, serving in France. Worked at the Silver Mill before and after the war, then worked for a company in Bridgeport for awhile and then moved to Meriden, CT where he was engaged in “experimental work”. (JMClevelend) Bill died while visiting in New York.
ii. Josephine Wrynn b. 5 Sep 1891 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,49,6 d. 30 Jan 1946, resided in Waterbury, CT, occupation Nurse. Died of cancer. Was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, on South Mayd Rd.

She married William “Bill” Kean.

iii. Robert Joseph Wrynn b. 22 Aug 1893 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16, ,26,27,6 d. 12 May 1954 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT,23 occupation Buffer in Jewelry Factory; Polisher Remington Arms.50,26 At the time of WWI Registration, Robert lived in Bridgeport, CT.
Bob was in the Navy during WWI, serving on the USS Tacoma and USS Huntington, which were troop carriers. (JMCleveland)
In 1930 the family lived in Providence, RI.
In 1942, Robert lived in Taunton, MA.

He married Kathleen Mulvaney, b. c. 1904 in Connecticut,50 resided in Bridgeport, CT. Kathleen: Kathleen and sons settled in New York, where she was still residing in 1977.

iv. Alice Wrynn b. 30 Aug 1895 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,49, ,22 d. 1 Jul 1970 in Prospect, New Haven, CT,22 resided Cook Rd. in Prospect, New Haven, CT.

She was married on c. 1922 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT,51 to George Sabo, b. c. 1896 in Connecticut,51,23 d. 9 Jun 1977 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct,23 resided Cook Rd. in Prospect, New Haven, CT,23 occupation Electrician, Gent.farmer.51 George: George was of Hungarian descent.
In 1930 the family lived in Orangetown, Rockland, NY.

v. Mary “Mae” Wrynn b. 15 Jun 1897 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,49,23 d. 31 May 1980 in Stamford, CT.23 Mae and John moved in with daughter Ethel in 1980, shortly before Mae’s death.

She married John Stephen Corrigan, occupation Fireman-Waterbury.

vi. Ethel Wrynn b. 17 Jun 1900 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,49 resided in Middlebury, CT.

She married Harold Warren.

vii. Catherine Wrynn b. 13 Mar 1903 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,16,49, d. 1 Oct 2002 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.22

She was married on 17 Nov 1926 in SS. Peter and Paul, Waterbury, CT, to Norbert Crosby, b. 13 Mar 1903 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, ,52,23 baptized in St. Francis Church, New Haven, CT, resided 230 Highland Av in Hamden, New Haven, CT 06514,23 occupation Carpenter,23,52 d. 2 Jan 1985 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.23 Norbert: Son of Richard Crosby and Mary H. McNamara.
In 1930 the family lived on Whitney Ave in Hamden.

viii. Thomas Wrynn b. 1 Jul 1905 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,16,49 d. Jan 1963, resided in Waterbury, CT, occupation Policeman.

He married Anna Hagard, occupation Teacher. Anna: Moved to Florida upon death of Thomas.

12. James (Rinn)3 Wrynn (Michael2, James1), b. c. 1849 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.2

13. John J. (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. c. 1856 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,3,4,5 d. c. 1893 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,13 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5 occupation Spoon Maker.5 I couldn’t find John’s birth record in Wallingford.
In 1880, John, 23, was still single and living with his parents.

In 1893, Julia was listed in City Directories as “widow of John J”.

In 1900, son James A. Wrinn, age 19, b. Sep 1885, listed as grandson and living with John’s father, James.

He was married on 23 May 1882 in South Meriden, New Haven, CT,34 to Julia A. Coakley, b. c. 1857 in Connecticut,5 d. 8 Nov 1895 in New Haven, New Haven, CT,34,10 occupation School Teacher.5 Julia: Julia had been an organist at Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford prior to moving to South Meriden.
In 1887 when daughter was born, Julia is listed as having given birth to 4 children, with 2 living. That would have been this daughter and James.
In 1893, Julia was listed as widow and lived with her brother in law on North Colony.
She died in November 1895 in New Haven and was buried in Wallingford.

Children:
i. Thomas J.4 Wrynn b. Mar 1883 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,6 d. 15 Jun 1883 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6 Thomas was 3 months old at time of death due to Marasmus, a form of severe malnutrition characterized by energy deficiency. A child with marasmus looks emaciated.
ii. John Wrynn b. 19 Jun 1884 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,6 d. 8 Oct 1884 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6 There was no first name listed in death record. This child was 4 months old at time of death due to Marasmus, a form of severe malnutrition characterized by energy deficiency. A child with marasmus looks emaciated. His older sibling died from same thing at 3 months.
iii. James Aloyisus Wrynn b. 15 Sep 1885 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,6,11,17,20,21,27 d. 23 May 1949 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,23 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,17,27 occupation School Principal,17,20,21 buried Holy Trinity Church – Cem in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Listed as being 3rd child for John and Julia.
In 1900, James A. Wrinn, age 19, b. Sep 1885, listed as grandson and living with John’s father, James.
James graduated from Yale University in 1914 with a degree in Education.
In 1920, James lived with his Aunt Mary Wrynn at 162 North Colony Rd in Wallingford.
In 1930, 1940 and 1941 James lived at 95 North Whittlesey Ave, Wallingford.
James and Elsie must have married after 1941.
In 1945 the couple lived at 318 N. Elm St, Wallingford.

He was married to Elsie Nutile, b. 17 Apr 1903 in North Haven, New Haven, CT,23, d. 27 Jun 1995 in North Haven, New Haven, CT,23 buried Holy Trinity Cem in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,54 occupation Public School Teacher.13 Elsie: In 1920s Elsie was listed as a teacher in Wallingford and living in Clintonville (North Haven)
In 1940 Elsie was 36, single and living with parents in North Haven. She was a high school teacher.

iv. Female Wrynn b. 17 Nov 1887 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6 Listed as fourth child in family.
v. Male Wrynn b. 28 Jan 1890 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6

14. James C. (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 19 Nov 1858 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,3,4,5,11,16,6, d. 8 Mar 1922 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,56 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,56 resided No. Colony Rd. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11 occupation Spoon maker; Saloon Keeper.5,11,6 In October 1888, there was a newspaper item noting that James and a delegation of friends and family were traveling to South Meriden for his marriage to Mary Gorman.
In 1893, James ran his saloon at Hall Ave corner of N. Colony. The family lived there too.
In 1917 Military Censu, the family lived at #5 Hall Ave. James was listed as a shoe merchant.
He was 5′ 6″ and 185 lbs.

He was married on Oct 1888 in South Meriden, New Haven, CT,11,29 to Mary Teresa Gannon, b. 4 May 1868 in South Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut,30,11,16,29, ,6 d. 31 May 1936,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 resided in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.29 Mary: In article about her impending nuptials, it mentioned that Mary was living in South Meriden, but had been the former organist at the church in Wallingford.
In 1900, Mary’s brother, John F. Gannon, b. Feb 1873 in CT, was living with the family.
In 1910, Mary is listed as having given birth to 6 children with 5 living.
In 1930, Mary was widowed and living in Wallingford with sons Charles and Francis.

Children:
i. Katherine (Wrinn)4 Wrynn b. 4 Dec 1889 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,11,16 d. 21 Dec 1962,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.30 In 1910, Katherine, age 20, lived with her parents in Wallingford at 20 North Colony St.

She married Mark T. Sheehan M.D., b. 22 Feb 1885, d. 21 Mar 1973, buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Mark: He has a school in Wallingford named after him.

ii. Charles Michael (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 20 Jul 1891 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,11,16,29,6,26 d. 22 Oct 1960 in West Haven, New Haven, Ct,30,23 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 occupation Ice Cutter,29 resided 41 Morningside Terr in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.13 Vital records do not list a first name for Charles, he is just male Wrinn.
In 1917, Charles worked at the Colt Firearms Manufacturing Co.
In 1930, Charles was 38, single, and living with his widowed mother.
In 1939, Charles and Helen lived at 151 Constitution in Wallingford.
In 1940, Charles and Helen lived at 41 Morningside Terrace in Wallingford. In the census that year the name is spelled “Wrenn” and their ages are wrong.
The notes say that they lived in the same house in 1935.
In 1940 through the 1960’s they lived at 41 Morningside.

He was married to Helen E. ?? (Wrinn) Wrynn, b. 2 Apr 1987 in Connecticut,22,23 d. 6 Jan 1969 in Meriden, New Haven, CT.23

iii. James Edward (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 9 Apr 1893 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,16,29,21,41,27,26 resided 153 East Main St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,27 occupation Bookeeper -Loucks & Clarke Co.; Contractor.26,27,29 James’ birthdate is wrong on WWI draft registrations. Listed as 8 Apr.
In 1917, James was age 23 and living on Hall Ave.
In 1940 James, Marie and children lived at 153 East Main St, Wallingford.

He was married on c. 1920,29 to Marie Borges, b. c. 1893 in New York,29,21 d. 16 Dec 1974 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.23

iv. Beatrice Winifred (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 28 Sep 1896 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,11,16,21,6,22 d. 12 Jun 1990,30,22 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 occupation Stenographer; Secretary.13,21 In 1915 Beatrice was a music student at Yale University.
In 1922 Beatrice lived with her parents.
In 1940, Beatrice was divorced and living with her sister, Mary Wrinn Sheehan, and her family in Wallingford.

She married Mr. Young.

v. Joseph G. (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 10 Nov 1904,30 d. 6 Mar 1906,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.30
vi. Francis J. (Wrinn) Wrynn b. 14 Dec 1907 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30,16,29,21 d. 20 Jan 1983,30 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,30 resided 230 Center St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,29,21 occupation Vice President-Printing Co.21

He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” ?? (Wrinn) Wrynn, b. 10 May 1908 in Connecticut,30,22,21,23 d. 26 Jun 2000 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,22,23 buried Holy Trinity in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.30 Elizabeth: In 1940, Betty’s sister, Shirley, age 18, was living with the family, but was given Wrinn surname by mistake.

15. Ann (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 24 Feb 1861 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,12,6 d. 26 Apr 1862 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.12,6 Ann was 14 mos old at time of death. Vital records list age as 1 yr, 5 mos, 2 days. Cause of death was Pneumonia.

16. Thomas F. (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 22 Apr 1863 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,4,5,6 d. 25 Oct 1895 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried 1895 in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, New Haven, CT,58 occupation Spoon maker; Saloon Keeper.5,6 Thomas was age 27 at the time of his marriage. He was listed as a saloon keeper.

He was married on 24 Nov 1891 in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, New Haven, CT,6 to Katie Cosgrove, b. c. 1865 in New Britain, Hartford, CT.6 Katie: Katie was age 26 at the time of her marriage. Her parents were born in Ireland.

17. Male Stillborn (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 12 May 1865 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,6 d. 12 May 1865 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.6 Listed as 4th child.

18. Michael Henry (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 29 Apr 1868 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,4,5,6 d. 22 Jan 1892 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,12 buried in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.12 Listed as James and Mary’s 5th child.
Headstone lists name as M. Henry Wrinn.

19. William (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. c. 1869 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,4,5,11 d. post 1900, resided 52 North Colony in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,11,13 occupation Silver Buffer.11 In 1900, William, 32 and single, lived with his widowed father and sister in Wallingford.

20. Mary J. (Wrinn)3 Wrynn (James2, James1), b. 28 Jan 1872 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT,5,11,6 d. 2 Mar 1921 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.12 Mary never married.
In 1900, Mary, 28 and single, lived with widowed father, and brother in Wallingford.
In 1920, Mary, 48, and nephew John A. Wrinn lived together in Wallingford.
Death date may have been 2_? instead of March 2, glare on image.

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