Abraham TACY (TESSIER)
- Born: Jun 1845, Clintonville or Plattsburg, Clinton, New York
- Marriage (1): Julia (Sophia, Marie Georgina) JOLICOEUR (HART) about 1872
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth GARNER on 26 Dec 1910 in Northampton, Massachusetts
DOB is from 1900 census. Located in his father's family in New York. He worked at a number of blue collar jobs, but is consistently listed on records as an engineer. In later sources he is often listed specifically as an engineer or manager at a power plant.
in 1918 Abram Tacy as a watchman at the N Cutlery Co. He bds at 30 Warner St. in Bay State. (Bay State is a section of Northampton situated in the south west corner next to EastHampton and runs along the river up to Florence section.) More on Bay State later. There were other Tacys living at Warner St and working at N. Cutlery. Did not find Julia Tacy yet. I found Tacys still living on Warner St in 1935.
Jeff Schism of the Black Sheep list explained that in that time, an engineer was somebody who worked a machine, and a power plant engineer would have been someone who worked the turbines or something. The term did not mean someone of a scientific or managerial level.
Second marriage of Abram Tacy, 62, "engineer", b Clintonville, NY, to Abram Tacy and Rosalie Luck, to Elizabeth Garner, 50 and b Ireland to Henry Garner and Bridget __, on Dec 26, 1910, in Northampton, from NEHGS image of marriage record. First letter of name of second spouse is hard to decipher on the image. Looked more like a Z to me.
Ages reported on various documents consistently make it look like he was born around 1847 or 1848, except 1860 census, where he is reported as 11. 1850 census does not name him in what appears to be his family; consistent if he was not born when the census was enumerated. He reported he was born in 1850 on the 1900 census; possibly he wasn't who reported that.
Unclear where he was born and where he had lived.
He reported he was born in Clintonville, NY, and in Hattsburg, NY. Children of his are often said to have been born in Chesterfield, NY. His father's probable but unclear family lived in Chesterfield, Essex, NY, in the 1850 census. In 1860, they were at Saranac, Clinton, NY.
Clintonville is a little place just south of Plattsburg, NY, near Lake Champlain, 30-40 miles from the Canadian border. Just off of the Adirondack Northway. "Hattburg" does not exist and may be Plattsburg. Saranac is a little place a little to the northwest of Clintonville. Those are all in Clinton County. Chesterfield is a little to the south of Clintonville and Saranac, in Essex County; the northern boundary of Chesterfield is on the county line. Still near the Adirondack Northway.
Census shows that in 1910, 1920, and 1930, Abram/ Abraham lived with his son Frederick, in Northampton, and his second wife was not with him in 1920 or 1930. Frederick left a big family.
Abraham went to Northampton with atleast one brother - Lewis, whose mother appears to be listed as Rosilla Locke.
1880 U.S. Census
Abram TAcy 33 "Engineer", b NY, parents b Canada, Leeds Village Northampton.
Julia 28 Wife b CA
Liba F 8 b MA
Arthur m 3 b MA
Frederick m 1 b MA
1900 U.S. Census
Abram Tacy b Jun 1845 NY South-Main, Leeds, City of Northampton, 7th ward, Electric Power Manager
Julia Jan 1850 NY
Fredk W b Mar 1879, 21, b MA, saw mill laborourer
Alonzo May 1881, 19, MA, Milk Peddler
Mark daugther 1885, 14, MA, at school
Wilfred, son, Mov 1888, 6, b MA
Leo daughter Dec 1898 6 b MA
Neither Abraham Sr nor Abraham Jr are found in the 1870 census, though some of the sons/ brothers are found in Clinton County, NY.
In 1910 through 1930, Abram/ Abraham Jr is found living with his son Frederick W and wife Emily, and numerous children, in Northhampton. He married in 1910 after the enumeration date, and the wife was not still with him by 1920.
The 1880 census shows that brothers Eldric (married to Delia), Henry (married to Louise), Joseph (married to Agnes), Louis (married to Maria), Edward (married to Mary, and Joseph (married to Sophia) all came to Northampton by 1880 as did Abraham/ Abram Jr. Adolphus, who could be found in 1870 and was farming in clinton County was not among them. Some of those who are found in 1870 did turn up in Northampton in 1880. Not easy to know if the females went too - one would have to know who they married. All but Edward were laborers. Edward was an "engineer" like Abraham Jr. PHilip Cochran points out that the 1880 census says that children of a couple of the brothers were born in New Hampshire in the early 1870's. In 1880, Rose Tacy, mother, was with Edward and his family in Northampton.
Philip found a death record for Rose Tesier wife of Abraham, female widowed, 84, died of inflamation of the lungs in Northampton. Parents Samuel Luck and Rose Tetro - latter name a mistake, her mother's name ws Marie Cousineau. - who died when her Rose was 16.
Philip also found a birth record for Abraham's last daughter b 1892.
Abraham married Julia (Sophia, Marie Georgina) JOLICOEUR (HART), daughter of Joseph JOLICOEUR (HART) and Genevieve (Jane) ROBERT, about 1872. (Julia (Sophia, Marie Georgina) JOLICOEUR (HART) was born on 15 Jan 1850 in Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier, Berthier, Quebec and died in 1903 in Northampton, Massachusetts.)
Abraham next married Elizabeth GARNER on 26 Dec 1910 in Northampton, Massachusetts.