Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022

William MULDOONAge: 73 years18181891

Birth 1818
Note: The children of William Muldoon, in their census responses, maintained William was born in Northern Ireland; e.g. Ulster. the counties of Armagh, Antrim, Down, Tyrone, Londonderry or Fermanagh.
Birth of a daughter

Birth of a sisterJane MULDOON
about 1821 (Age 3 years)
Religious marriageAnn KENTView this family
April 18, 1839 (Age 21 years)
Note: Record found in Anglican Archives in Toronto, May 2011.
Birth of a daughter
March 6, 1840 (Age 22 years)
Note: From Christ Church of Omemee, Record Book 1: Maria, daughter of William and Ann Muldoon, baptized July 19, 1840, born 6 Mar 1840 in Ops. No other Muldoon records found in the parish book.
Census 1840 (Age 22 years)
Note: William was not listed in the census of Ops in 1839, but was probably included in the household of A…
Death of a father¿Arthur? MULDOON
before 1841 (Age 23 years)

Marriage of a parentFrancis McCABERebecca Maria (Widow) MuldoonView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 16, 1841 (Age 23 years)
Death of a daughterMary J MULDOON
December 10, 1843 (Age 25 years)
Note: Her burial record states she lived on Smith St. William Muldoon lived on Smith St according to the City Directory.
Birth of a daughter
1844 (Age 26 years)
Residence 1844 (Age 26 years)
Address: Smith St
Note: 1844 City Directory of Rochester
Birth of a daughter
Isabella MULDOON
May 1850 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
about 1850 (Age 32 years)
Census 1850 (Age 32 years)
Note: 1850 United States Federal Census
Death of a daughterMaria MULDOON
November 19, 1851 (Age 33 years)
Note: From the Monroe County Genealogy web page - Vital Record Index to the Rochester Daily American 19 …
Birth of a daughter
January 1852 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonWilliam G MULDOON
January 8, 1853 (Age 35 years)
Concession 7 Lot 13 in Ops
1856 (Age 38 years)
Note: William and his wife received title to E 1/2 Lot 13 7th Concession in 1856. In 1858 they sold their…
CensusAnn KENTView this family
1861 (Age 43 years)
Note: 1861 Census Ops
Death of a motherRebecca Maria (Widow) Muldoon
after 1861 (Age 43 years)
Residence 1868 (Age 50 years)
Note: City Directory: Two entries:
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry KELLETTSEllen MULDOONView this family
August 3, 1874 (Age 56 years)
Residence 1874 (Age 56 years)
Note: From the Rochester City Directory of 1874:
Death of a sisterJane MULDOON
October 13, 1875 (Age 57 years)
Burial of a sisterJane MULDOON
1875 (Age 57 years)
Cemetery: St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lindsay ONT
Census 1880 (Age 62 years)
Note: page 492C FHL film 1254864 Rochester NY
Residence 1888 (Age 70 years)

Note: Rochester City Directory: William Muldoon, laborer, house 7 Orlando.
Death of a daughterMary Anne MULDOON
1891 (Age 73 years)
Note: From MT Hope Cemetery records: Mary Ann Hurd 1844-1891. Her tombstone is in Range 4 of the Cemetery.
Death June 9, 1891 (Age 73 years)
Note: Death certificate 24474 State of NY, Monroe Co
Cemetery: Mt Hope
Note: Burial Records of Mt Hope
Family with parents - View this family
younger sister
-2 years
Mother’s family with Francis McCABE - View this family
Marriage: November 16, 1841St Mary's Catholic Church in Lindsay
Family with Ann KENT - View this family
Marriage: April 18, 1839St John's Anglican Church, Cavan, Ontario
6 years
8 months
2 years
-12 years
Birth: March 6, 1840 22 24Ops, Victoria, Ontario
Death: November 19, 1851Rochester, Monroe, New York


The children of William Muldoon, in their census responses, maintained William was born in Northern Ireland; e.g. Ulster. the counties of Armagh, Antrim, Down, Tyrone, Londonderry or Fermanagh.


Record found in Anglican Archives in Toronto, May 2011.


William was not listed in the census of Ops in 1839, but was probably included in the household of Arthur Muldoon:


Arthur Muldoon, 2 males over 16 years of age, no other household members, lived close to Michael McCabe in concession 7.


From that part of the census that was probably concession 11:

William Muldoon, 1 male over 16, 1 female over 16, one female under 16, (William, Ann Kent, and daughter Maria), lived 2 houses from

Arthur Muldoon, 1 male over 16, 2 females over 16, (probably Arthur, the Widow Muldoon and Jane Muldoon).


In the Eleventh Concession of Ops,

William Muldoon with wife and daughter, Church of England.

Arthur Muldoon, 1 male child under 16, 1 male over 16 (Arthur), 1 female under 16, 3 females over 16, Catholic. One female was undoubtedly Jane Muldoon, later to be wife of Michael McCabe. In the same census of 1841, Francis McCabe was already shown to be living with his new wife -Widow Muldoon.

In the tenth concession:

Francis McCabe, with 1 male under 16 and 2 females over 16, Catholic.

So one reasonable CONJECTURE is that the Widow Muldoon and her children were double counted - living with her son Arthur and later with her husband after she was remarried to Francis. One small son and her daughter Jane were double counted with her. That would imply that Arthur Muldoon was her son.


1844 City Directory of Rochester

Muldoon, William Laborer, h. Smith, near River.


1850 United States Federal Census

Name: William Muldon Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Birth Place: Ireland

Rochester Ward 9, Monroe, New York William Muldon 28 Cooper Ann M Muldon 33 Ellen Muldon 0 NY Isabella J Muldon 3 NY Maria Muldon 10 Canada Mary A Muldon 6 NY


William and his wife received title to E 1/2 Lot 13 7th Concession in 1856. In 1858 they sold their land to Pat McHugh in a bargain sale. However, they appeared to still be on property in the 1860s according to a newpaper story about a local murder.

This property is not the same property that Arthur Muldoon lived on in the 1840 era. Arthur was living on Lot 11 Concession 7.


1861 Census Ops

William Muldoon Farmer Ire 43 A Muldoon England 45 Mary Anne Muldoon USA 17 Isabella Muldoon USA 14 Ellen Muldoon USA 11


City Directory: Two entries:

William Muldoon, laborer, 102 Jay William Muldoon, laborer, 10 Spencer


From the Rochester City Directory of 1874:

William Muldoon, cooper, house, 103 Jay


page 492C FHL film 1254864 Rochester NY

William Muldoon M 58 Ire Laborer Ire Ire Ann Muldoon wife M 61 Eng KeepHouse Eng Eng Esabella Muldoon dau F 33 NY ShoeShop Ire Eng Ellen Kelletts other F 30 NY Ire Eng Nellie M Kelletts other F 3 OH NY NY Edward W. Kelletts other M 1 NY NY NY

William is not listed with the family in the 1900 census in Rochester.


Rochester City Directory: William Muldoon, laborer, house 7 Orlando.


Death certificate 24474 State of NY, Monroe Co Place of Death 7 Orlando, Ward 15, Rochester Date of death 9 June 1891 Age 52 yrs, 11 mos (? Must be wrong) Born Ireland Reported by Mrs. Kent - (Probably his daughter Isabella Kent, a widow.)

Inscription Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester,Monroe Co, NY

MULDOON, Anna M. 1815-1901 MULDOON, William 1817-1891

1891 City Directory Rochester states Mrs Ann Muldoon house 48 Cortland --William Muldoon died June 9, 1891


Burial Records of Mt Hope

Jun 12 1891 William Muldoon, 52, Pneumonia, Residence Orlando St

This is definitely our William Muldoon. The 1887 Directory for Rochester shows that Ellen Kellets, William's widowed daughter, lived at 7 Orlando St. The 1892 Directory states: Anna Muldoon, widow Wm, 7 Orlando.


William married Ann Kent, a protestant and a neighbor. Her father was a pensioned army soldier. William was married in the Anglican church. According to census records, some of his children were born in the US, but he was in Ops in the early 1860s.

William's name appears in some depositions in the land records of Ops.

William and Ann moved to Rochester, New York where the family was registered in the 1880 census.

The 1888,1889 directory of Rochester lists William Muldoon as a laborer living at 7 Orlando. His daughter Ellen Kelletts is also listed at the same address in Rochester.




October 26, 1863

A barbarous murder was committed in the Township of Ops last Thursday night.

The victim is a man named James Diamond, who, it appears, lived along with his family in the one shanty with another man called James Fleming. The shanty is located in the 7th concession, near what is known as Waltes’ Farm, about a mile and a half from Lindsay, on the Peterborough Road. Striking off just at a bend in the road at No. 4 section school-house. Mr. Carlans the shanty is placed about 800 or 400 yards northwards in the woods.

The circumstances for this fearful crime so far as we can gather, are these. It seems that on the day of the murder was a logging bee at the house one William Muldoon, who lives some 150 yards or so to the east of the scene of the tragedy. The deceased James Diamond apparently took a special interest in this spree, as he was seen by the neighbors carrying water that day for service of the “bee” About twenty, we learned, attended this festive gathering, and among the rest Fleming and Diamond left the party and went home before dark, not waiting for supper. It appears he immediately went to bed, pretty much the worse for liquor. Diamond, who had been testing rather freely, came home between seven and eight o’clock, when an altercation took place between him and his wife, and as all accounts go to show, the quarrel was interfered in by Fleming. Diamond under the influence of drink insisted that his wife should go back with him to the dance. She refused, and Diamond upbraided her, saying that she was his wife and should go with him. He is said to have reproached her with infidelity, and called her a whore, and that she had too great a liking for Fleming. A desperate scuffle must now have ensued; but what transpired wecan only conjecture from what the neighbors tell. The night was quiet and calm, and Mr. Peter Hanlan, a farmer, whose house is fifty yards to the south of Fleming and Diamond’s miserable shanty, could hear the disturbance from his own door. He went on to the pathway, and sat down on a stump for a seat. The two unhappy families had the reputation of being noisy and quarrelsome, particularly when drink was going, and he did not care to go near the shanty. Mr. Hanlan then heard them making an “angry noise”, and quarreling very high and could hear loud tramping on the floor of the shanty, “as if they were threatening one another”.

One party had a candle, and the person who had it seemingly brought it outside. All at once- in a moment- the noise ceased, and Mr. Hanlan called to his wife, “Diamond is dead!” For he had the impression, that Diamond was a man that wouldn’tstop speaking unless he was dead, at least when he had drink. Mr. Hanlan heard a cry, “ Oh my da! My da is dead!” He then heard Fleming, for he knew his voice, hush the child. Fleming then vociferated in great passion, “ Oh! God damn him! - God damn him! I’ll kick his___, ” or something to that effect. Mr. Hanlan learned next day, they actually stmbled on Diamond, the murdered man.

It appears that after the tragedy was over, Mrs. Diamond took her youngest child in her arms and went up to the family named Kennedy, whose shanty is but a few yards to the north of hers. She asked Robert Kennedy to come quickly, without saying what had happened. Kennedy and his wife and family were in bed. They had not time to dress, when Mrs. Diamond returned and begged them to come for “two men running over the field there,” pointing towards the field, had killed her husband with clubs which they had in their hands. The Kennedy’s came down immediately, and found Diamond lying alone on the ground, about three yards from the back of the shanty. He was insensible and bleeding profusely about the head, and they had him carried in and laid on the floor of the shanty. The Kennedy’s however, say they heard nothing of the fighting, as they were away to bed. They said to Mrs. Diamond to get a doctor, but she said that it was just a “drunken sleep,” and that he would be better when he waked. Fleming, who was in the house, said to them he knew nothing about it for he said. “You see I’m in bed.”

The Kennedy’s stayed till post midnight. Diamond laboured heavily in breathing all night, which indicated how brutally he was used, and the intense agony he suffered. He never spoke or showed signs of the least sensibility, and died on the floorof a miserable shanty just as the sun rose on this horrible deed of darkness.

MarriageAnglican Marriage Record of William and Ann
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PropertyLetter for Land Patent in 1856
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Media objectAnn Kent Muldoon and Family in 1892 Census RochesterAnn Kent Muldoon and Family in 1892 Census Rochester
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