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Patrick Nestor, Jr.

Male 1857 - 1910  (53 years)


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  • Name Patrick Nestor  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 Feb 1857  , Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1910  , Hardyston (now Franklin), Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6
    Buried 4 May 1910  St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I277  Main
    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  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ellen Stokes,   b. Abt 1825, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1865  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1884  , Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9
    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  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 7 years)
     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  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age ~ 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.
    • (Research):The Sussex Register began in 6 Jul 1813.
      The New Jersey Herald began publication in 1829.
      The Sussex Independent began in 1871.

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

    2. [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).

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

    4. [S370] Cemetery: New Jersey, Sussex, Ogdensburg - St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, grave marker for Patrick J. Nestor, photographed by Marghie Nestor Howard, 16 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      PATRICK J. NESTOR
      BORN
      JANUARY 1857
      DIED
      MAY 2, 1910
      MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

    5. [S813] Vital: New York City Vital Records, Births: 1910-Present, Deaths: 1949-Present, (Office of Vital Records, New York, New York), certificate of death for William C. Nestor, Sr. (1935), certificate AA38257-1934, register no. 22326 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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), 4:270-1 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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).

    8. [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).
      STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
      MARRIAGE RETURN.
      SEE PENALTY FOR NON-REPORT

      1. FULL NAME OF HUSBAND: Patrick Nestor
      Place of Residence Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., N. Jersey
      2. Age, nearest birthday 26 Number of his Marriage 1
      3. Occupation Engineer Country of Birth United States of America
      4. Name of Father Patrick Nestor Country of Birth Ireland
      5. Maiden name of Mother Ellen Stokes Country of Birth Ireland

      1. FULL MAIDEN NAME OF WIFE
      Mary Anna Berrigan Country of Birth United States of America
      2. Place of Residence Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., New Jersey
      3. Age, nearest birthday 25
      4. Last name, if a Widow Number of Bride's Marriage
      5. Name of Father William Berrigan Country of Birth Ireland
      6. Maiden name of Mother Mary Maher Country of Birth Ireland

      1. Date (in full) February 7th 1884 Place Hardiston Township, Sussex co. N.J.
      2. In presence of: Joseph Dolan, Franklin Furnace, Sussex co, N.J.
      Margarett Hyde, Franklin Furnace, Sussex co, N.J.
      3. Signature of Minister: Arthur Kammer, Pastor of the church of the Immaculate Conception
      Franklin Furnace, N. Jersey

    9. [S370] Cemetery: New Jersey, Sussex, Ogdensburg - St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, grave marker for Mary Berrigan Nestor, photographed by Marghie Howard Nestor, 16 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      MARY A. BERRIGAN
      WIFE OF
      PATRICK J. NESTOR
      BORN
      APRIL 22, 1858
      DIED
      OCT. 14, 1901.
      MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE