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Descendants of Coyle of Ireland, RI, and MI

Generation No. 1


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There is a lot information about these families, that is not known. The following is what, I fairly sure of: Patrick Coyle, Hugh Coyle and Thomas Coyle were brothers. There is information, that Patrick and Thomas immigrated from County Monaghan, Ireland, in the 1820's and 30's, and that Patrick, Thomas, Hugh and Nancy, all have at least one child born, in Rhode Island. A family history, "Sweet Memories", that was written in 1914, by Sister Evangelista, (Agnes Cope), a granddaughter of Thomas Coyle and Anna Boylan states the following: "Grandfather's brothers were : Owen, Patrick, Alexander and Hugh." She also wrote this about Mrs. Henry Conlon, (Nancy Coyle): " Mrs. Henry Conlon a sister of Jack Coyle's mother, whose family resides in Toledo was another cousin." Jack (John) was the son of Patrick Coyle and Ellen Rosanne,(Rosa), or Rosa Ellen McCabe. Mr. Francis O'Brien's notes list Rosa McCabe and John Coyle as the parents of John and Kate Coyle, Rhoda Kilmartim and Sarah McCourt. The record of death for Rosanna Kilmartin, at the Ionia, MI, Courthouse, lists her parents as Patrick Coyle and Rasuanna McCabe. The Cetificate and Record of Death for Rosanna Kilmartin lists her parents as Patrick Coyle and Rosanna McCabe.

All of the above mentioned can be placed in the Washtenaw county, Michigan, though census records, death records, or birth/baptismal records, except for Alexander Coyle. I have reason to believe that he and his family may have stayed in Rhode Island.

Sister Evangelista also wrote the following about Patrick McCabe and his wife Mary Coyle: "Other first cousins of mother's were -- Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCabe," According to the death records, Patrick's parents were Bernard McCabe and Alice Coyle, and Mary's parents were Eugene Coyle and Mary Riley. Alice McCabe and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCabe can be found in census records, baptismal and death records for the county of Washtenaw, Michigan. Monsignor Joseph V. Coyle, grandson of Hugh and Katherine Coyle, and Monsignor John J. McCabe, son of Patrick and Mary McCabe, are listed as cousins in a number of obituaries for members of these families. This family is listed under "The Decendants Bernard McCabe."

Children of C
2. i.   PATRICK2 COYLE, b. Bet. 1787 - 1790, Ireland; d. July 26, 1865.
3. ii.   THOMAS COYLE, b. Bet. 1795 - 1797, Monaghan County, Ireland; d. July 1875.
  iii.   OWEN B. COYLE, b. Bet. 1801 - 1813; d. July 15, 1881, Northfield Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI1.
  Notes for OWEN B. COYLE:
Translation of St. Patrick's Burial Book; Owen Coyle, A. D. 1881 - On the 17th day of July, I buried Owen Coyle, ___ years. old. VanWaterschoot, J. P.

GENEALOGICAL DEATH INDEX SYSTEM: Coyle, Owen B., Date of Death, 15-Jul-1881, P. of D. Northfield, Age, 67 years, Cause of Death Dropsy of Heart, Birthplace, Ireland, Parents, unknown

  More About OWEN B. COYLE:
Burial: July 17, 1881, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Northfield, Michigan2

  iv.   ALEXANDER COYLE, b. Bet. 1805 - 1810.
NOTE: The following information about the family of Alexander Coyle, can not be verified at this time, February 2, 2006. John Fahey Jr., great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCabe

1840 Census: RI, Providence County, Cranston, Roll 505, Page 71, Heritage Quest; (Alexander Coyle, 1 male, age 40/50, 1 female, age 20/ 30, 2 females, under 5, 1 male age, 5/10, and 1 male, age 10/15) Note: Hugh Coyle and family are listed on the next line.

1850 Census: RI, Kent County, Town of East Greenwich, Roll, M432__841, Page 235, Image 470, family 277, Ancestry Library: (Alexander Coyle, (45), Laborer; Hannah, (41); Isabella, (6); Mary, (14); John, (5); Ellen, (9ms); All born in RI)

1860 Census: RI, Kent County, Warwich, M653, Roll 1203, Page 141, page 99, family 760, Post Office Centreville, RI, Ancestry Library: (Alexander Coyle, age 50, b. Ireland; Isabella, age 15, b. RI; John, age 13, b. RI; Ellen, age 9, b. RI)

1860 Census: RI, Kent County; (same page, family 755); Ann Coyle, age 17, & Catherine Coyle, age 19, both born in Ireland, working as Operator & Weaver in the household of James Kellian. Are these the daughters of Alexander Coyle? JJF Jr.

1870 Census: RI, Kent County, East Greenwich, Post Office East Greenwich, Series M593, Roll 1471, Page 186 B, page No 18, family 169, Ancestry Library; (Coyle, Alexander, (60), b. Ireland; John, (22), b. RI, both parents foreign born, both work in Paint Works) Page 187 A, family 169; (Coyle, Ellen, (18), b. RI, Works in Co Mill, Prs., foreign born)

1880 Census: RI, Kent County, East Greenwich, Roll T9__1209, Family History Film, 1255209, Page 185.3000, ED 74, Page 35, family 406, Ancestry Library; (Bennett, Daniel, (40), b. Eng.; Catherine, (40), b. Ire.; Coil, Alexander, (76), b. Ire., Hannah, (60), wife, b. Ire.; John (33), son, b. RI; Ellen, (30), daughter b. RI; All, except Hannah & Catherine, work in Paint Works) NOTE: Is Catherine Bennett, the daughter of Alexander Coil? JJF Jr.

St. MARY'S CEMETERY, CROMPTON, RI: Rootsweb cemetery on line, Coyle, Alexander 1803c - 28 OCT 1888

1870 Census: RI. Providence County, Burrillville, M593. Roll 1475, Page 49, Page No. 97, family 785, Ancestry Library; (Coyle Owen, (45), b. Ire.; Maggie, (38), b. Ire.; Bridget, (13), b. RI; Cate, (10), b. RI; Joseph, (8), b. RI; Eugene, (4), b. RI; Mary A. (2), b. RI; Walter, (1mn.), b. RI; McGinnis, Elen, (76), b. Ire., Domestic Servant)) NOTE: Is Owen the son of Alexander Coyle? JJF Jr.

Page 2 of "Sweet Memories" by Sister Evangelista, grand-daughter of Thomas Coyle, shows the following, " Grandfather's brothers were: Owen, Patrick, Alexander and Hugh." This only time, that the families of Alexander and Owen are mentioned.
We know that some of the Coyle family stayed in Rhode Island, from pictures taken in Arctic Centre, R.I., and from post cards with pictures of St. Mary's Church, Crompton, R.I. and St. James Church, of Arctic Centre, R.I. The one with the picture of St. James, is signed by your Cousin (Agnes). This appears to written about the time that St. James was built. The one with the picture of St. Mary's, is not signed. But the Writer wrote the following, "My brother Joe lives in this house", (there is a house next to the church, on that post card). This information was found the former home of Mrs. Dennis Fahey, Mary McCabe. It may have been with Monsignor J. J. McCabe belongings.
Monsignor Joseph V. Coyle also stated that he had relatives in Rhode Island. Our son and I received this information from a descendant of Nancy Coyle's daugther, Elizabeth Kane. She was a member of his parish in Jackson, MI, when Monsignor J. V. Coyle was pastor there. We were researching St. Patrick's Cemetery, around the year, 2000, when we both ended up at the Coyles' burial lots. JJF Jr.

4. v.   HUGH COYLE, b. 1807, Ireland; d. August 27, 1887, Washtenaw County, Michigan.
5. vi.   NANCY COYLE, b. Bet. 1808 - 1810, Ireland; d. January 1878, Washtenaw Co., Webster Twp., MI.

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