Analysis: Dennis LEEHIVE, age 35, is found in the 1900 US Census enumerated on 19 June 1900 and living with his family in Rosendale, Ulster County, NewYork. Dennis is listed as married, his wife being Mary FITZGERALD (33). He is also living with his five children: John Leehive (12), Joseph Leehive (10), Elizabeth Leehive (9), Dennis Leehive (5) and Margaret Leehive (2).
Dennis Leehive's occupation is listed as a hostler. He is listed as having immigrated to the United States in 1872 and is a naturalized citizen. In addition, Dennis is living right next to his brother Michael Leehive and the Slattery children.
Important data points and questions/theories:
- When did Dennis get married to Mary Fitzgerald and where? With their oldest child John having been born in April 1888, it is presumed they married prior to September 1887. In addition, both Dennis and Mary list themselves as having been married for 13 years.
- Mary lists having given birth to six children with five children living. Who is the child that died - when and where?
Evidence Type: Direct
Name: Dennis Leehive
Home in 1900: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Birth Date: Aug 1864
Immigration Year: 1872
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Spouse's name: Mary L
Marriage Year: 1887
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 13
Residence : Rosendale Township (North Part Excl. Rosendale Vill.), Ulster, New York
Dennis Leehive 35
Mary L Leehive 33
John Leehive 12
Joseph Leehive 10
Elizabeth Leehive 9
Dennis Leehive 5
Margaret Leehive 2
"1900 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com), population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 28B, enumeration district 127, dwelling 472, family 589, Dennis LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1170.