Timms Kings County, Brooklyn NY

Updated January 23, 2007

If you belong to the Timms family and have information which will help expand on the accuracy of this information, please, email or call me. This Family Tree starts with John Timms. John Timms, born in Ireland, around 1818, left his village in the Parrish of Ballymore, and came to America. Interestingly, hJohn settled in Kings County. Kings County was a name John was familiar with, the County directly below his home county in West Meath, was also named "Kings County". It probably made sense for him to begin his new life in this new land in the same County he knew of from his Home land.
John married an Irish Women by the name of Maria McGauley, and the story begins...........

Around 1845/50 John Timms came to the United states and began doing things that he knew about. He liked living near the water, and the 10th Ward in Brooklyn gave him exactly what he wanted. Bond and Baltic Streets were where his first living quarters were, and its here that he probably met and married his bride, Maria McGauley. Maria, was a member of the McGauley Klan, and Ann and Francis McGauley were the Parents. All living there next to the Gowanis Canal. For the next 100 years the Timms men lived, worked and raised their children in the South of Brooklyn. The Men and the Women, especially the Original American Generations, found the business of "Horses" a way to sustain themselves. John Timms and some of the other men in the Timms family were both undertakers whose need for horses is evident, however, drivers of wagons to transport customers also suited them well. Maria Timms (McGauley) once applied for a permit and built a stable to house their animals. Many interesting articles were written in the "Brooklyn Eagle" about the Timms., Both about the situations the Timms found themselves in, and the scope of their business savy! Not only did the Timms find their lively hood with horses but so sometime did they find their sadness. On the night of July 27, 1892 Marie was informed her 7 year old grandson, while playing with friends, on Third Ave, between Union and President street, was run over by a Horse drawn carraiage.
John Joseph Timms

15939 Alsace

San Antonio, Texas 78232

United States

210 473-7456

jjt1234@sbcglobal.net

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