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Patrick Nestor, Sr.

Male 1813 - 1869  (56 years)


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  • Name Patrick Nestor  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1813  , , County Limerick, Province of Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 1869  , , Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Old St. Joseph's Cemetery, Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I281  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Patrick Nestor,   b. Est 1793,   d. Aft 1825  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nora Fitzgerald,   b. Est 1793,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Stokes,   b. Abt 1825, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1865  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Honora Nestor,   b. 1845, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     2. Catharine Nestor,   b. 12 Oct 1852, , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1853, , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Ellen Nestor,   b. 1855, , , , Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1906, , Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     4. Patrick Nestor, Jr.,   b. 23 Feb 1857, , Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1910, , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In Limerick, Ireland, a blustery and thundering Sunday took a turn for the worse as a tornado cut a 150-foot swath through the city with winds estimated at 115 mph. Because the city took a direct hit, the damage was significant particularly in the market areas that were thankfully not busy because it was Sunday and the weather was so inclement." Ancestry Weekly Journal, 9 March 2008
      http://www.ucd.ie/gsi/pdf/30-2/tornado.pdf?sssdmh=dm13.161774

      Patrick Nestor Sr. came from County Limerick, Ireland all the way to the United States only to have life cut short by typhoid-pneumonia. This was researched by his great grand-son, Dr. John Oliver Nestor. The family had started out in Vermont, where Patrick was a quarryman. Patrick Jr. and Ellen Nestor were both born there, but the family did not stay long. Some time before 1865 they migrated south to Sussex County, New Jersey, where Patrick Sr. and his oldest daughter, Hanora, died. I have not yet found the family in the 1860 census to determine where they lived at that time. There were a few Patrick Nestors listed in Vermont, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, but none seem to be a match for this family.

      Patrick's wife preceded him in death (although I do not know the date or place of her death). His older daughter, Nora, also died in 1870, the same year as he did, probably of the same cause. Patrick Sr's younger daughter, Ellen lived until 1906 and stayed with a couple different families, but died before she was married. That left Patrick Jr. as the sole survior who carried on the line. An orphan at 13, Patrick was taken in by the family of Thomas Nestor, likely a brother or other close relative of his father. Thomas had a son, Thomas Jr., the same age as Patrick.

      Some time after Patrick Jr. grew up, he erected tombstones for his father and sisters in Sussex County, New Jersey. Patrick Sr's tombstone reads, "Patrick Nestor 1813-1870 ("Erected by his son")." Upon my request, the New Jersey State Archives searched for a death record for Patrick Nestor Sr. from 1867-1878, but did not find one.
    • (Research):Re: Nestor family one and all!
      Posted by: Eirnin Donnchadh O Marcachain (ID *****1453) Date: August 09, 2002 at 03:51:05
      In Reply to: Nestor family one and all! by josephine nestor of 54529

      Josephine, This might be of some further interest and use to you in your Irish search.
      The Mac Nestors / Irish - Meic an Aghastair who were originally known as the Meic Girranadhastair were a Native Irish Sept who had their original Native Irish territory in Co. Clare where they were well known as clerics. They were part of the community attached to the O Loughlin Tuath / Family territory in the Burren.
      O Loughlin or O Lochlainn / Irish - Ui Lochlainn / loch - lake / lann - land / who were a Sept / Family branch - of the Clan na Rory Tuath / True Family - descended directly from Lochlainn a Chief of Corcomroe. He was descended from the Irian Kings of Ulster who were in turn descended from *Ir the Milesian Gaelic Celtic brother who was drowned during the expedition to Ireland in 1699 BC. They were Chiefs of the Burren / Barony of the Burren in the east of Corcomroe in Co. Clare in Thomond who were kinsmen to the O Connor Chiefs of Fear Arda & Corcomroe.
      O Connor / Irish - Ui Conchobair / Originally a Sept / Family branch - of the Clan na Rory descended from the ancient Irian Kings of Ulster who in turn were descended from *Ir the Milesian Gaelic Celtic brother who was drowned on arriving into Ireland in 1699 BC. Along with his other brothers, hEremon and hEber they were sons of Mil the Celtic Hero of Spain who all left royal Gaelic Family dynasties in Ireland. Although their initial Native Irish territory was in the Ulster Province, as a separate Sept they became the Chiefs of Fear Arda and Lords of Corcomroe in their territory in the west of Thomond / Co. Clare. They were kinsmen also to the O Loughlins who were the Chiefs of the Burren in the east of Corcomroe there.
      Also see *Albert Greene in Cocomroe who owns the property and the ancient fort were they were all Kings and specialises in the Family history


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      From Historic Roadsides of New Jersey by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, 1928
      Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2002

      SUSSEX COUNTY
      Northwestern County of the State. It was organized June 8, 1753, from a portion of Morris County. During French and Indian Wars the settlements on the upper Delaware were subject to Indian incursions. In November, 1755, Colonel John Ruderson, with the Sussex Militia, sent to the Moravian Missionaries at Bethlehem for powder and was refused, but the powder was later furnished on threat to burn the town. When the Indians destroyed Gnadenhutten in Pennsylvania, the Sussex Militia went to assist the people of the back settlements and forts were built at Broadheads, Colverts Mills, and other places for defence of Sussex County. In May, 1756, the Indians appeared in Paulis Kill, Sussex County, and the Colony denounced the Lenni-Lenape as enemies, rebels, and traitors because of treaty violation. In the pre-Revolution days the Sussex delegates to Colonial Congress opposed the resolutions relative to Governor William Franklin July 16, 1774. The freeholders of Sussex County met at Newton and adopted resolutions expressing allegiance to the Crown and urging the repeal of the Boston Port Bill and offering to become parties to redress the grievances of the Colonies. Early in the struggle, a Tory Association was organized in Sussex County, the members of which resolved not to pay the taxes levied by the Province or to attend militia musters. In August, 1776, it was reported to Congress that a search for lead mines in Sussex County had disclosed "Symptoms thereof" about four miles from Newton and flints "exceeding promising" near Beaver Run, Sussex County.

      In Sussex, the slave population in 1790, was one forty-fifth. In 1820 the County was the most populous in the State. Zinc, lead and other minerals of commercial importance are found in the County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S971] Vital: New Jersey, Sussex - Newton Township Birth Returns, 1848-1853 [database online], Nancy Pascal, transcriber, (http://www.sussexcountyhistory.org/pascal/newtw.html), birth entry for Catharine Nestor (Reliability: 3).
      12 Oct 1852 Newton Catharine F Patrick Nester & Ellen Stokes

    2. [S972] Vital: New Jersey, Sussex - Newton Township Death Returns, 1849-1853 [database online], Nancy Pascal, transcriber, (http://www.sussexcountyhistory.org/pascal/newdeath.html), death entry for Catharine Nester (Reliability: 3).
      Catharine Nester 02 Jun 1853 F S 8mns Newton Newton Patrick Nester & Ellen Stokes

    3. [S809] Vital: Vermont Vital Records, 1857-Present, (BGS Service Center, Montpelier, Vermont), certificate of birth for Patrick Nestor Jr. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S401] Cemetery: New Jersey, Sussex, Newton - Old St. Joseph's Cemetery, joint grave marker for Patrick, Norah, and Ellen Nestor, photographed by Marghie Nestor Howard, 16 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      PATRICK NESTOR
      1813 - 1869
      NORAH HIS DAUGHTER
      1845 - 1870
      ELLEN HIS DAUGHTER
      1855 - 1906
      ERECTED BY HIS SON

    5. [S802] Marriage: New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services, marriage certificate for Patrick Nestor & Mary Anna Berrigan, 7 Feb 1884, license N-61 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S810] Vital: New Jersey Vital Records, Jun 1878-Present, (Customer Service Unit, Trenton, New Jersey), certificate of death for Patrick J. Nestor, 2 May 1910 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S123] Book: New Jersey - 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 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S78] Census: New Jersey, Sussex - 1880 U.S. Census [Ancestry.com images], (www.ancestry.com), Charles L. Inslee household, Main St., Newton Village, dwelling 119, family 137, district 182, page 120B; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 798 (Reliability: 3).