The Timmons Family
Gregory Timmons was born in Ireland, probably in the 1860s or 70s. About all I know of him is
that by the 1890s he was living in the town of Garyross, in County Cavan. According to his
daughter's birth certificate, his occupation was that of a farmer. His wife's name was Anne,
although her maiden name is not known.
The children of Gregory and Anne Timmons were:
- Jerome Timmons. He was killed while jumping onto a boat from a pier in New York City;his body
was never recovered.
- Elizabeth Timmons.
- Ellen Timmons
- Delia Timmons.
- Roseanne Timmons. She was born on 13 July, 1893, in Garyross, Ireland.
She died in New York City in 1960. This is the woman who married
Bernard F. Heerey.
Another reference to a Timmons family in County Cavan is found in the 1796 Flaxgrowers Bounty List;
it mentions an Owen Timmons of Kilsherdney, Co. Cavan being awarded a spinning wheel for growing
1/4 acre of flax.
I have been told of an Owen Timmons who immigrated to Liverpool from Ireland in the 1830s but
I do not know what relation he has to the above Owen. However, I do find it interesting that
Roseanne Timmons, above, was born in Ireland and later married Bernard Heerey in Liverpool,
so I can't help but wonder if this is the same family.
I will begin posting other Timmons info here as I find it, whether or not it relates to my family.
if you have anything to add.
Timmons Family #1
William James Timmons married Sarah Minnis on October 13th, 1879. They were the parents of
Catherine Timmons, born July 1883. Catherine married Robert Houston on Oct 4, 1902.
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Timmons Family #2
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Owen Timmons, born abt 1807 in Ireland. Owen died in Lake Onondaga, Onondaga, NY aft 1855; he was 48.
Occupation: Ships Carpenter. In abt 1827, when Owen was 20, he married Catherine Anna Rogers in Ireland. She was born
bef 1812 in Ireland. Catherine Anna died in NY bef 1855; she was 43. They had the following children:
Timmons Family #4
- Nicholas, born on 16 Jun 1832 in Leinster, Meath, Ireland. Buried on 13 Jan 1902 in Corydon, Wayne, IA.
Nicholas died in Clarinda, Page, IA on 12 Jan 1902; he was 69. Occupation: Businessman.
Occupation: 1865 Census Boatman. Occupation: 1875 Census Laborer. Occupation: 1880 Census Farmer.
Occupation: Courthouse Janitor. On 4 Aug 1850 when Nicholas was 18, he first married Hency (Lucy) Jane Whiting,
daughter of Nathan Whiting and Rhoda Toles, in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY. Hency was born on 12 Mar 1832 in
Liverpool, Onondaga, NY. Hency (Lucy) Jane died in Corydon, Wayne, IA on 30 Nov 1886; she was 54. From this
first marriage Nicholas had the following children:
On 6 Feb 1888 when Nicholas was 55, he married his second wife, Pauline Carrie Wensel, daughter of Josep Wensel
& Hannah Richter, in Corydon, Wayne, IA. She was born in March, 1852 in Germany. Pauline Carrie died in
1938; she was 85. From this second marriage Nicholas had the following:
- Eugene Edwin (1852-1939)
- Edgar B. (1858-1868)
- Miles (1890-1980)
- Olive Mary (1892-1896)
- Thomas, born abt 1836 in Leinster, Meath, Ireland. Sometime after March 1850, he married a woman named Russell
in the United States. They were the parents of:
- John, born abt 1843 in Leinster, Meath, Ireland. John died in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY. Buried in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY.
- James, born abt 1840 in , Onondaga, NY. James (Jim) died in , Onondaga, NY in 1905; he was 65. Occupation:
1875 Census Boatman, 1880-1892 Census Laborer. In 1862 when James was 22, he married Catherine Bennett. She was
born on 14 Apr 1844 in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY. Catherine died in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY on 23 Dec 1899; she
was 55. They were the parents of:
- John P. (Boggy), b. 1862
- Franics (Frank) (1867-1929)
- Joseph (1874-1932)
- Patrick, born on 25 Dec 1827 in Leinster, Meath, Ireland. Patrick L. died in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY on 8 Feb
1911; he was 83. Buried on 10 Feb 1911 in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY. Occupation: 1855-85 Census Boatman.
Cert Of Death, Night Watch. Military: U. S. Navy, Landsman, USS GERMANTOWN, Mexican War. On 25 Nov
1850 when Patrick L. was 22, he married Ann E. Sands-Gallager, in Albany, , NY. She was born in 1830 in
Long Island, , NY. Ann E. died in Liverpool, Onondaga, NY on 26 Sep 1920; she was 90. They had the following children:
- George (~1851-<1902)
- Esmeralda Memida (Medora) S. (1854- aft 1920)
- Peter (b. abt 1859, d. bef 1865)
- William H. (1864 -)
- Emma (1869 -)
There is a line of Timmons in Australia that may be descended from a Timmons family from
Loch Gelly, Scotland. There ancestor was a Jock or John Timmons, born there in the 19th century.
At one point his brother may have been mayor of that place.
Information on this family should be sent to Michael Timmons
This page was last updated on July 1st, 2003.