Bridget Culhane

Bridget Culhane (2) 1852-1917
James M Jeffreys (2) 1850-1934

1850. July, James M Jeffreys born in NJ or NY, father in NJ & mother in Ireland (1900 & 1910 Censuses). Parents were Richard Jeffreys and Ann Moran (mc/mec). In 1900 both his mother Ann Jeffrey a widow age 74 (p138/d61/f64) and his brother John Jeffreys age 41 (p186/d8/f9) lived in Pinckney. Ann Jeffreys was not found in 1910, although the family she lived with 10 years before was found (p318/d76/f79), but John Jeffreys was found (p318/d62/f64). John Jeffreys died Feb 7 1936 and is buried at St Mary's Cemetery in Pinckney MI (mc/smc).

1852. Jul 12th, Bridget Culhane born in Ellice Twp Perth Co ON., parents page. Baptized Aug 7 1852 at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford ON: Sponsors James McCauley & Mary Kelly. (Bible)

1861. Census Ellice Twp indicated Bridget age 10 lived with her parents.

1870. Census of Port Huron MI unreadable.

1871. Census of Logan Twp Perth Co ON indicated Bridget age 19 did not live with her father: Mother died 1866.

1880. Immigrated to US (1910 Census).

1880. Census Detroit MI in Wayne Co indicated Bridget age 28, servant, lived with her sister Mary Ann Culhane (Walker).

1881. Bridget a milliner lived in Detroit.

c1883. Bridget kept house for her brother James Culhane and her father Thomas Culhane (1801-1885) in Pinckney MI.

1884. State Census for Pinckney MI not available.

c1885. Bridget married James M Jeffreys, probably in Pinckney. Her father Thomas lived with them. Reportedly they lived on a farm a few miles S of Pinckney.

1887. March, James & Bridget Jeffreys were sponsors for Joseph Carrol, son of Thomas Carrol & Theresa Moran at St Marys Church Pinckney MI (St Marys Church records; mc/mec).

1891. March, could have lived in Bryon Twp Shiawassee Co MI, as their son Richard was born there.

1894. State Census not available.

1900. Census of Pinckney Village Putman Twp Livingston Co MI indicated: James M Jeffreys age 49, born Jul 1850 in NJ father in NJ & mother in Ireland, married 15 years, farm laborer, unemployed 3 months; Bridget M Jeffreys age 47, born Jul 1852 in Canada and parents in Ireland, immigrated US 1875, married 15 years 4 children 3 alive; Cecal M Jeffreys age 11, born Mar 1889 in MI, at school; Richard T Jeffreys age 8, born Mar 1892 in MI, at school; Rose A Jeffreys age 4, born Feb 1896 in MI; James, Bridget & Cecal could read, write & speak English; rents house; spelled "Jeffreys" (p190/d114/f119).

1910. Census of Pinckney Village Putman Twp Livingston Co MI indicated: James Jeffreys age 59, married 25 years, born in NY, father born in NJ & mother in Ireland, employed as laborer in the woods; Bridget Jeffreys age 58, born in Canada & & parents in Ireland, married 25 years, 4 children 3 alive; immigrated 1880; Mary Jeffreys age 21, single, born in MI; Richard Jeffreys age 19, laborer on farm, born in MI, single; Rose Jeffreys age 15, born in MI, single; rented house on Mill St; all could read, write & speak English (p320/d116/f121).

1916. Bridget lived in Pinckney (sister Margaret's obituary).

1917. Jun 24th, Bridget died in Pinckney MI. Buried Jun 27 1917 in St Mary's Cemetery Pinckney. (mc/smc).

1917. Jul 5th, Obituary. Miss Bridget Culhane was born in Stratford ON Canada in 1850. Left motherless at age five, her early life was partly spent in the home of strangers. In 1812 [probably 1872] she came to live with a married sister at Port Huron MI and later going to Detroit where she spent a number of years. She came with her brothers in 1883 and in 1885 was married to James M Jeffries of this place where she has made her home. She was the mother of four children, three of whom survive her. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and three children, Mary of this place, Richard of Ann Arbor, and Mrs William Devine Jr of Dexter. Also two sisters and two brothers. Mrs Catherine Sprague of Jacksonville FL and Mrs Benjamin Walker of Detroit, Robert Culhane of Pinckney and James Culhane of Jackson, besides other relatives and friends. She was a good and faithful wife and mother. (Pinckney Dispatch).

1931. Aug 2nd, James Jeffreys died in Pinckney. Buried Aug 4 1934 in St Mary's Cemetery in Pinckney. (OTC p48; mc/smc).

1934. Aug 8th, Obituary. James Jeffreys, a former resident of Pinckney died at an Ann Arbor hospital Aug 3, following a long illness. He was 84 years 8 months 9 days old. The son of the late Richard and Ann Moran Jeffreys of Pinckney and was born here where he spent the greater part of his life. He married Bridget Culhane and four children were born to this union, one dying in infancy and Mary the eldest, several months ago. Following the occupation of farming, he was a tenant on the Hugh Clark and Will Dunning farms and several others. His wife passed away about 20 years ago and following this he continued to work on farms in this section until advancing years forced his retirement. For a while he lived with his daughter, Mrs Rose Divine in Jackson, but a number of years he has made his home with his son Richard Jeffreys in Ann Arbor. Besides his son and daughter, he is survived by several grandchildren, two brothers, John Jeffreys of Pinckney and Edward Jeffreys of Detroit and a sister, Sister Veronica of Monroe. Funeral held from St Marys Church in Pinckney, Saturday Rev Lewis Dion officiating. Burial was beside his wife in St Marys cemetery. (Pinckney Dispatch).

4 Children
      1. Mary Cecal Jeffreys (3) born Mar 3 1889 in Pinckney MI. Mary Theresa Jeffreys born Mar 3 and baptized Mar 6 1889 (St Marys Church records; mc/mec). She lived in Pinckney in 1917 (mother's obituary). Never married. She died Jun 4 1933.
      2. Richard T Jeffreys (3) born Mar 1891 in Byron Twp Shiawassee Co MI. Married Florence Herman, born Feb 8 1899 in Ann Arbor MI. Lived in Ann Arbor, where they operated a grocery store. Richard lived in Ann Arbor in 1917 (mother's obituary). Richard lived in Ann Arbor in 1934 (father's obituary). Richard died Feb 8 1939. c1978 Florence lived in Ann Arbor MI.
      3. Rose Anna Jeffreys (3) born Feb 5 1896. Rose Ann Jeffrey born Feb 5 and baptized Feb 17 1895 (St Marys baptism records; mc/mec). Married William Devine, born Feb 5 1899. Marriage at Dexter MI Feb 23 1914 (notation at St Marys Church; mc/mec). Rose lived in Dexter in 1917 (mother's obituary). William died Jun 1 1926. Rose lived in Jackson in 1934 (father's obituary). Rose had died by 1986.
          1. Lawrence Devines (4) to Betty Nartigan. Lawrence was deceased by 1978 and buried in St Joseph Cemetery in Dexter MI.
              1. William Douglas Devine (5) married to Judy Mebetzsky
                  1. William Laurence Devine (6)
                  2. Douglas Walter Devine (6)
              2. Kathleen Kay Devine (5) Married to James Thomas.
                  1. Patty Thomas (6)
              3. Betty Jean Devine (5) Married to Charles Goostrey
              4. Jack Dennis Devine (5) [twin] 1967 to Sally Rentchler
                  1. Paul J Devine (6)
                  2. Lana Marie Devine (6)
              5 Janice Marie Devine (5) [twin] Married to Gregory Stack.
                  1. Greg Michael Stack (6)
                  2. Gary Edward Stack (6)
                  3. Shelly Lynn Stack (6)
                  4. Shannon Marie Stack (6)
          2. Marie Devine (4) Married to Rolland Kint
              1. Edward Larry Kint (5) Married to Joan Irene Rumler
                  1. Jody Lynn Kint (6)
                  2. Jason Edward Kint (6)
              2. Rosella Marie Kint (5)
              3. Nora Lee Kint (5) Married to David Broomfield
                  1. Andrew David Broomfield (6)
                  2. Arron Joseph Broomfield (6)
              4. Richard Jeffrey Kint (5)
          3. Edward Devine (4) to Mary Hamp
              1. Joyce Elaine Devine (5) Married James Seward
                  1. Joyce Seward (6)
                  2. James Seward (6)
              2. Barbara Jo Devine (5) Married Michael Dwyer.
              3. Steven Arnold Devine (5) Married Cindy Hunt
          4. Geraldine Devine (4) Married to Jerold James Ross
              1. Judith Ann Ross (5) Married to Keven Carpenter
              2. Gayle Marie Ross (5) Married to Jack Devolder
                  1. Scott Michael Devolder (6)
                  2. Pamela Sue Devolder (6)
                  3. Todd David Devolder (6)
              3. Joanne Ross (5)
              4. Gloria Jean Ross (5) Married David O'Connell
                  1. Annete Marie O'Connell (6)
                  2. Anthony Wayne O'Connell (6)
                  3. Amy Lynn O'Connell (6)
                  4. Eric Allen O'Connell (6)
              5. James Ross (5)
      4. Margaret Jeffreys (3) still born 1897