MICHAEL DANIEL GILDEA / RUTH GIST

Man

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Death
 MICHAEL DANIEL GILDEA 09-29-1780 Donegal 1865-06-04 New Gottingen, Guernsey

Woman

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Death
 RUTH GIST 1793 Baltimore ABT 01-1819

Children

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Death
 SUSANNAH GILDEA ABT 1812-05 Baltimore/Towson 1903-03-20 Bristol
 George Washington Gildea 1816 Emmitsburg 1899

Family Events

Event Type Date Place Country
Marriage 04-20-1811 Baltimore USA

Media

Notes

After bearing two children, Ruth who was quite frail from having children, died about 1819. Suzanne was 7 years old and George Washington Gildea was 3 years old. Michael by this time must have moved by to Baltimore. It is indicated that Michael must have found that raising two small children by himself was too difficult. Michael might have also found that Betsy Ann McCoy, who he intended to marry, was not too anxious to raise the children by him and his first wife. Michael subsequently took his children back to Emmitsburg and asked his first cousin Mary Anne (Gildea) and her husband John Barry if they would raise the children.

Sources

http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/people/histories/gildea.htm