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Patrick Nestor, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1857 - 1910


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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  23 Feb 1857  , Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
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    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Y  [6
    • In fact, almost every source shows conflicting dates of birth. His birth certificate states he was born 23 Feb 1857. The 1900 census shows a birth month and year of Apr 1856. His death certificate shows a birth date of 12 Apr 1857. His tombstone shows his birth as Jan 1857. The passage from the Northwestern NJ book states he was born in 1858.

      Because the birth certificate for Patrick Nestor was the source filed closest in time to his actual birth event and was presumably completed by one of his parents, I have used that source to list the main birth date as 23 Feb 1857.
    Census: Federal  13 Aug 1870  , Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Thomas Nester, white male age 45, works in mine, born in Ireland, parents of foreign birth
      2) Julia Nester, white female age 45, keeping house, born in Ireland, parents of foreign birth, cannot write
      3) Richard Nester, white male age 14, at home, born in NJ
      4) Thomas Nester, white male age 13, at home, born in NJ, attended school
      5) Patrick Nester, white male age 13, at home, born in VT, attended school

      *Thomas Nestor was probably a brother or other close relative of Patrick's father, Patrick Sr., who died this same year.
    Move  1875 
    Franklin 
    Census: Federal  9 Jun 1880  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) James Hyde, head, white male age 55, miner, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
      2) Mary Hyde, wife, white female age 53, keeping house, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
      3) Margaret Hyde, daughter, single white female age 17, school teacher, born in NJ
      4) Alice Hyde, daughter, single white female age 15, at home, attended school, born in NJ
      5) Elizabeth Hyde, daughter, single white female age 13, at home, attended school, born in NJ
      6) William Page, boarder, single white male age 20, works at the mines, born in England, parents born in Ireland
      7) George Myllen, boarder, single white male age 20, works at the furnace, born in NJ, parents born in Ireland
      8) Patrick Nestor, boarder, single white male age 23, works at the mines, born in VT, parents born in Ireland
    Census: State  1885  , Hardyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1) Patrick Nestor, white male aged 20-60
      2) Mary A. Nestor, white female aged 20-60
      3) William Nestor, white male aged 5 & under
    Census: State  1895  , Hardyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Patrick Nestor, white male, aged 20-60
      2) Mary Nestor, white female, aged 20-60
      3) William Nestor, white male, aged 5-20
      4) George Nestor, white male, aged 5-20
      5) Edwin Nestor, white male, aged 5-20
      6) Helen Nestor, white female, aged 5 and under
    Directory Listing  1899  , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway 
    • Franklin Junction was described as "A station on the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway, distant 26 1/2 miles from Greycourt, 36 1/2 miles from Belvidere. A junction is formed here with the new York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad, and the Sussex Railroad branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad."

      Listing: "Nestor Patrick, engineer, N. J. Zinc Co."

      His brother, Michael, was also listed as a telegrapher.
    News Article  15 Sep 1899  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Sussex Independent 
    • "September Courts, Petit Juror - Hardyston: Patrick NESTER"
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1900  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 1) Patrick Nestor, head, white male age 44, married 17 years, born Apr 1856 in VT, parents born in Ireland, stationary engineer, owns a home with mortgage
      2) Mary Nestor, wife, white female age 42, mother of 9, 5 living, born May 1858 in NJ, parents born in Ireland
      3) William Nestor, son, single white male age 14, born Dec 1885 in NJ, at school 10 months
      4) George Nestor, son, single white male age 14, born Mar 1886 in NJ, at school 10 months
      5) Edwin Nestor, son, single white male age 11, born Mar 1889 in NJ, at school 10 months
      6) Ellen Nestor, daughter, single white female age 7, born Sep 1892 in NJ, at school 6 months
      7) William Decker, boarder, single white male age 24, born Nov 1875 in NJ, parents born in NJ, day labor
      8) Patrick Hyde, boarder, single white male age 35, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated 1890, naturalized, zinc miner
      9) Arny Van Sickle, boarder, widowed white male age 38, born Mar 1862 in NJ, parents born in NJ, zinc miner
    Census: Federal  21 Apr 1910  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 1) Patrick Nestor, head, widowed white male age 53, born in VT, parents born in Ireland, own account, owns a home
      2) George Nestor, son, single white male age 24, born in NJ, store clerk
      3) Edwin Nestor, son, single white male age 21, born in NJ, attended school
      4) Helen Nestor, daughter, single white female, age 17, born in NJ, attended school
      5) Donald Kefoe, boarder, single white male age 26, born in Canada, parents born in Canada, zinc miner
    Died  2 May 1910  , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6
    Cause: aortic regurgitation and dilation of heart caused 1 yr ago by sudden undue strain & exerti 
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    Buried  4 May 1910  St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
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    Obituary  6 May 1910  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Sussex Independent 
    • "Patrick J. Nestor died at his home at Franklin Furnace Monday, aged fifty-three years. He leaves four children: William C., George P. and Helen, at home, and Edward F., a student at Seton Hall College. The funeral Services were held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was at Franklin Furnace."
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    Obituary  6 May 1910  , Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Wantage Recorder 
    • Patrick J. Nestor

      Died of heart trouble on Monday at his home in Franklin Furnace, aged fifty-three years.
      He is survived by four children: WIlliam C., George P. and Helen, at home, and Edwin F., in Seton Hall College.
      The funeral was held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the R.C. Church in Franklin. Interment in Franklin.
    Death Notice  12 May 1910  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Sussex Register 
    • DIED: NESTOR-May 2, at Franklin Furnace, Patrick J. Nestor, aged 53 years.
    Occupation  miner 
    Occupation  stationary engineer  [6
    • His 1884 marriage return shows his occupation listed simply as "engineer."
    Religion  a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin, NJ  [4
    Notes 
    • Patrick Nestor, son of Patrick Nestor Sr. was born on the town of Dorset, VT, as evidenced by his birth certificate and in the census listings for himself and his children. His is shown as "Patrick Nester, Jr." on the birth certificate, but several other sources (including his tombstone and the passage below) indicate that he went by "Patrick J. Nestor."

      Also, his obituary in the Sussex Independent showed that his funeral was at "Immaculate Conception" and that he was buried at "Franklin Furnace." Perhaps Ogdensburg was considered part of Franklin Furnace at the time.

      Biographical sketch from: Northwestern New Jersey, A History of Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties, Volume III, pages 270 and 271:

      "Patrick J. Nestor, the father of William C. Nestor, removed to Sussex County with his parents while he was still a child. His father died when he was but nine years of age, and at the age of seventeen years he came to Franklin where he obtained employment. He was a stationary engineer, and he followed this type of work until the time of his death. His wife, Mary A. (Berrigan) Nestor, born in Franklin borough, died in the forty-third year of her age. They were the parents of four children: 1. William C. Nestor, of whom more follows. 2. George P. Nestor, of Franklin. 3. The late Rev. Edwin F. Nestor, who died August 13, 1926, and who was for many years the assistant rector of St. John's Church of Paterson, New Jersey. 4. Helen Nestor, who married Harry Bale, of Newton, New Jersey."

      http://www.midatlanticarchives.com/db_nj_sussex_co/sussex_co_historical_directory/pg033.htm:
      Hardyston Township
      This township is eight miles long and five mile wide; bounded north by Vernon and Wantage; south, by Sparta; east, by Passaic and Morris counties; and west, by Wantage and Lafayette. Its population is about 1,700, consisting principally of miners.

      The greater portion of the township is mountainous; the hills here are rich in mineral ore, both iron and zinc.

      Three principal villages, Franklin, Hamburgh and Hardystonville, are watered by the Wallkill, which runs through the township.

      The Midland Railroad, recently completed from New York, passes through these three places, as also through Snufftown, a village on the east of the township. In the south-west corner, on a branch of the Wallkill, is a station of the Sussex Railroad called Monroe Corners.

      Franklin.
      This place is ten miles north-east from Newton, and through the Midland and Sussex Railroads it is brought into direct communication with all points--north, south, east and west. It is situated on the Wallkill river. The mountains which surround it, contain an inexhaustible supply of iron and zinc.

      The appearance of the place itself is very uninviting. The dwellings, almost all of them occupied by the miners, are small, and are scattered here and there, without any approach to order or plan of arrangement.

      The largest blast furnace in the United States is now building here, and it is to be followed by two others of the same size. The ore to be smelted is brought from the mines by rail and there dumped into position; this furnace will produce 50,000 tons of pig iron annually. With those resources and facilities, and an unlimited capital to develop the exhaustless mineral wealth of the place, Franklin will doubtless increase in population and importance, and will be an influential centre in our county.

      A new and excellent schoolhouse has been recently built, and is already well filled with a large number of children living in and around the place.
    Person ID  I277  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2011 

    Father  Patrick Nestor, Sr.,   b. 1813, , , County Limerick, Province of Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, , , Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Ellen Stokes,   b. Abt 1825, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1865 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F133  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Anna Berrigan,   b. 22 Apr 1858, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1901, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Feb 1884  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 16
    Marriage Announcement  15 Feb 1884  , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Sussex Independant 
    • "NESTOR-BERRIGAN - Feb. 7th, at Franklin Furnace, by Rev. Father Kammer, Patrick Nestor and Mary Berrigan, all of Franklin."
    Children 
     1. William Christopher Nestor,   b. 13 Dec 1884, , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1935, Post Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Patrick Nestor, Sr.,   b. 29 Mar 1886, , Hardyston (later Franklin Furnace), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1947
     3. Joseph H. Nestor,   b. 21 Dec 1887, , Hardyston (later Franklin Furnace), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895, , Hardyston (later Franklin Furnace), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rev. Edwin Francis Nestor,   b. 26 Mar 1891, , Hardyston (later Franklin Furnace), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1926
     5. Helen Nestor,   b. Sep 1892, , Hardyston (later Franklin Furnace), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1935
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F132  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1857 - , Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 13 Aug 1870 - , Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 9 Jun 1880 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1884 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Announcement - The Sussex Independant - 15 Feb 1884 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: State - 1885 - , Hardyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: State - 1895 - , Hardyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway - 1899 - , Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Sussex Independent - 15 Sep 1899 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 7 Jun 1900 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 21 Apr 1910 - , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: aortic regurgitation and dilation of heart caused 1 yr ago by sudden undue strain & exerti - 2 May 1910 - , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 May 1910 - St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Sussex Independent - 6 May 1910 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Wantage Recorder - 6 May 1910 - , Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Notice - The Sussex Register - 12 May 1910 - , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S809] State of Vermont, Department of Buildings & General Services, (BGS Service Center, Montpelier, Vermont), certificate of birth for Patrick Nestor Jr..

    2. [S810] New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Vital Statistics, (Customer Service Unit, Trenton, New Jersey), certificate of death for Patrick J. Nestor, 2 May 1910.

    3. [S363] The Sussex Independent, Newton, New Jersey, on microfilm, (Newton, New Jersey: Sussex County Library), obituary for Patrick J. Nestor, vol. XLI, Issue 4, 6 May 1910, page 5.

    4. [S370] St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, grave marker for Patrick J. Nestor, photographed by Marghie Nestor Howard, 16 Jun 2004.

    5. [S813] New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (Office of Vital Records, New York, New York), certificate of death for William C. Nestor, Sr. (1935), certificate AA38257-1934, register no. 22326.

    6. [S123] Northwestern New Jersey, A History of Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties, 4 volumes, A. Van Doren Honeyman, (New York and Chicago: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927), 4:270-1.

    7. [S802] New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services, Vital Records, Trenton, New Jersey, marriage certificate for Patrick Nestor & Mary Anna Berrigan, 7 Feb 1884, license N-61.

    8. [S1495] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New Jersey, Sussex County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 889, Byram Township, p. 28, dwelling 169, family 190, Thomas Nester household, accessed 1 Jul 2008, 1 Jul 2008.

    9. [S78] 1880 U.S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), James Hyde household, Hardyston, district 178, dwelling 177, family 197, page 65A; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 798.

    10. [S1214] "1895 State Census, Sussex County, New Jersey," database, http://www.sussexcountyhistory.org, (http://www.sussexcountyhistory.org/pascal/1895TX.htm), Patrick Nestor household, Hardyston Township, pages 39-40, dwelling 211, family 227, 26 Jul 2007.

    11. [S962] "1899 Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway: From Maybook, N.Y. to Easton, Pa," digital images, Albert Wisner Public Library, Breed Publishing Company, (http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/~wisner/Factsandhistory/History/L&HRRDirectory_1899Smaller.pdf), Patrick Nestor entry, Franklin Junction section, page 58.

    12. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Jean Pitts to NJSussex@rootsweb.com, 12 Aug 2001, 16 Dec 2006.

    13. [S77] 1900 U.S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Patrick Nestor household, Hardyston, district 168, dwelling & family 72, page 4B; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 994.

    14. [S568] 1910 U.S. census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Patrick Nestor household, Hardyston Township, dwelling 134, family 152, district 174, page 8B; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T624, roll 909.

    15. [S888] The Sussex Register, Newton, New Jersey, on microfilm, (Trenton, New Jersey: The New Jersey State Archives), death notice for Patrick J. Nestor, vol. XCVIII, no. 5055, Thursday, 12 May 1910, roll 1027.

    16. [S370] St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, grave marker for Mary Berrigan Nestor, photographed by Marghie Howard Nestor, 16 Jun 2004.