Saturday, March 3, 2012

Surname Saturday: Patric Corr as presented in the Centennial History of the Town of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948

Over the past few months, I have been posting articles from the Centennial History of the Town of Springdale,  Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948.  Sometimes these articles are about my McPherson family, but many times not.    Nevertheless, I continue to  hope that these stories will bring forth more contacts, family, friends and history of my McPhersons and the town of Springdale,  and to, perhaps, provide a link for those who had family in Springdale during those early years in Springdale.

The date of birth in this excerpt about Patric Corr does not appear to be correct.  According to the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census Reports Corr and his family were living in the Springdale township, in the hilly area between Riley and Springdale village.  His birth date was listed between 1833-35.  In the 1860 Census, he and Elizabeth were listed as Patrick and Eliza Cor;  the two later Census reports spell the name as Corr.  Only nine children were listed in the these census reports: Joseph, James, Patrick H, Bernard, Eliza, John, Frencis P, Anthoney, and Mary T. Corr.  The children were all born in Wisconsin.

Patric Corr
as presented on page 136,
Centennial History of the Town of Springdale
Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948

Patric Corr settled in Springdale in the winter of 1858.  He was born in Ireland in 1864 [probably 1834].  He built a store building 24x60 and started in the mercantile business.  The post office was in this building  and at the time it was known as Clontorf.  It lays one mile south of the village of Riley.  Pat Corr and his wife Elizabeth had ten children, eight boys and two girls.  He was considered a very good business  man and  having worked himself up from a poor boy
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© Joan Hill, Roots'n'Leaves Publications

1 comment:

  1. Like you, when I do research, I sometimes find inconsistent dates (or names). It is so frustrating when I can't definitively figure out which is correct. I want to compile accurate information; yet sometimes I end up just shaking my head and basically writing down, "I don't know which is right."