I am seeking information on Bridget and Catherine Gillespie, who lived in
Hudson, NY in the latter half of the 19th century.
Bridget Gillespie was the first wife of my great-grandfather, Michael
Francis Higgins. They were married in May, 1872 at Saint Mary's Church.
Their son John was born in July of 1872. Bridget died in 1883 and Michael
got married again in 1885, to Annie Keyes, my great-grandmother.
Bridget had a sister, Catherine, who married Charles McDermott. They had at
least one child, Maria, born September 1874. Bridget was a sponsor at
Maria's baptism. The 1880 census shows Maria living with Bridget and Michael
but I don't know why.
If anyone is connected to the Gillespies, I'd love to hear from you. Perhaps
we can discuss trading copies of old photos and other materials. I've always
wanted to find a photo of Michael Higgins as a young man.
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