Sunday, July 8, 2012

1900 US Census - Michael LEEHIVE Family

Analysis: Michael LEEHIVE is found in the 1900 US Census enumerated on 19 June 1900 and living as caretaker for the children of Martin SLATTERY and Michael's sister Margaret LEEHIVE in Rosendale, Ulster County, NewYork.

Michael is listed as single. He is living with his six nieces and nephews: Mary Slattery (15), Thomas Slattery (13), John Slattery (11), Martin Slattery (9), James Slattery (7) and Julia Slattery (5).

Michael Leehive is listed as a laborer at the "cement works," Rosendale cement being well-known around the world at that time. He is listed as having immigrated to the United States in 1872 and is a naturalized citizen. In addition, Michael is living right next to his brother Dennis Leehive and family.

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • Where was Michael Leehive naturalized and where are the records?
  • How did Michael Leehive become the guardian for the Slattery children and when?
  • The youngest Slattery child was born in August 1894 which means Margaret Leehive was alive prior to August 1894 and Martin Slattery was alive prior January 1894.

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct
Result: John Leehive

Name: Michael Leehive
Home in 1900: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Age: 29
Birth Date: Nov 1870
Birthplace: England
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1872
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Rosendale Township (North Part Excl. Rosendale Vill.), Ulster, New York
Household Members:
Michael Leehive 29
Mary Slattery 15
Thomas Slattery 13
John Slattery 11
Martin Slattery 9
James Slattery 7
Julia Slattery 5

"1900 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (, population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 28B, enumeration district 127, dwelling 473, family 590, Michael LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1170.

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