84. Patrick FINDLEN (221) was born in 1812 in Enniscorthy, Wexford Co., Ireland.(222) (223)(41) (Based on 1860 US Census age of 49; and 1840 census age of between 30 and 40). He immigrated in 1839 to St. John, New Brunswick.(224) Patrick came with his half-brother William Haley. He purchased land in 1839 in the west bank of the Aroostook River, in the Plymouth Grant. (His farm was described on the "Sawyer Map" of 1839-1840). He later donated part of his land for a Catholic church and cemetery. He appeared on the 1840 US census in Township H, Aroostook, Maine.(225) Listed as Patrick Finley, age between 30 and 40, living in household by himself. In census index, he's listed as living in Township H; on the census, he is in the section listed as Townships H & J, 1st & 2nd Ranges. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Sarsfield Plantation, Aroostook, Maine. (226) Listed as Patrick Findlen, age 49, farmer, real estate worth $800, personal estate worth $458, born in Ireland, could read and write, living in household with wife Ann (44), and children Mary (17), Margaret (15), Ann (12), Ellen (10), Joseph (8), Martha (5), Michael (3), and Teresa (9 months). Also living in the household was Josiah Shaw, 23, born in New Hampshire, farm laborer. He died on 13 Jun 1860 in Fort Fairfield, Maine. (41) He was a farmer.(227) C.H. Ellis, in "History of Fort Fairfield," notes that "Patrick Findland (father of Joseph Findland) came to Aroostook at an early day," and that "In the spring of 1843 there were in the territory now embraced in the town of Fort Fairfield, the following settlers," going on to list them, including "Joseph Findland"; this is clearly a mistake, listing the son's name instead of the father, Patrick. He was married to Ann KNOWLAND (NOLAND) in 1836 in Wexford Co., Ireland.(41)
85. Ann KNOWLAND (NOLAND) was born
about 1817 in Wexford Co., Ireland.(41)
(1860, 1870 and 1880 US censuses give ages indicating birth year
of 1817.) She immigrated in 1844 to Fort Fairfield, Maine. She
appeared on the census in 1860 in Sarsfield Plantation, Aroostook,
Maine.(228) Listed as
Ann Findlen, age 44, born in Ireland, could not read or write,
living in household with husband Patrick Findlen and children
Mary, Margaret, Ann, Ellen, Joseph, Martha, Michael, and Teresa.
She appeared on the census in 1870 in Fort Fairfield, Maine.(229) Listed as Anne Findland,
age 53, widow, occupation as keeping house, born in Ireland, both
parents of foreign birth, could read and write, living in household
with children Ellen (19), Joseph L. (17), Martha (15), Michael
(13), Terressa (11). She appeared on the census in 1880 in Fort
Fairfield, Maine. (230)
Listed as Anne Finland, age 63, widow, keeping home, couldn't
read or write, in household with children Michael (22), and Teressa
(20). She was a seamstress. She died in Fort Fairfield, Maine.
i. Mary FINDLEN was born about 1843 in Maine. (231)
ii. Margaret FINDLEN was born about 1845 in Fort Fairfield, Maine. (232)
iii. Ann FINDLEN was born on 19 Jan 1849 in Maine. (233)(41) She died on 16 May 1914.
iv. Ellen FINDLEN was born on 28 Oct 1850 in Maine. (234) She died on 2 Sep 1931 in Caribou, Maine.
42 v. Joseph FINDLEN.
vi. Martha FINDLEN was born about 1855 in Maine. (235)
vii. Michael FINDLEN was born about 1857 in Maine. (236) (Based on ages in US censuses of 1860, 1870 and 1880.) He appeared on the census in 1860 in Sarsfield Plantation, Aroostook, Maine. (237) Listed as Michael Findlen, age 3, living in household of parents (Patrick and Ann Findlen). He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fort Fairfield, Maine.(238) Listed as Michael Findland, age 13, occupation farming, was in school that year, could read and write, living in his mother's household (Anne Findland, widow). He appeared on the census in 1880 in Fort Fairfield, Maine.(239) Listed as Michael Finland, age 22, single, farmer, could read and write, born in Maine, parents born in Ireland, living in household of his mother (Anne Finland).
viii. Teresa FINDLEN was born about Sep 1859 in Sarsfield Plantation, Aroostook, Maine.(240) Based on 1860 census age of 9/12 of a year, in June 1860.
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