Jan, You are a dear. What information I have comes from the census of 1900. He states he was born in French Canada.(Michael,Mack, Max). According to the death certificate he died in 1923 and was born in 1837. He died at the Soldiers and Sailors home in Bath, Steuben Co., New York. They had no official record of his death. I got it through Albany. I sent for his pension application. It was denied due to the fact that no one was around who could verify the disabilities occured when they did. He applied for the pension in 1906. He served in the 74th NYNG Infantry. However, on his pension application his date of birth is shown to be August 5, 1840. He stated he was born in Montreal, Canada. He enlisted in 1863 in Buffalo. He was married #1 in Buffalo in 1857 by a Catholic priest no wife's name given. He was married #2 to Elizabeth Martin in Buffalo by a Squire Albro. I tend to think that his first wife died in childbirth and their offspring may be my great grandmother. Her death certificate showed her mother to be a Mary Tobin. Her father a Mack Casey born at sea.
From what I can gather the later children all stated Elizabeth Martin as their mother and they sometimes used the last name Tasey.
He Michael, was a ship's caulker or carpenter.
I think I have covered the basics but if you can think of anything else you would find helpful. Please let me know and I will see what I can dig up.
Again Jan thank you so much for your help. It is deeply appreciated. Sara
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