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Roddy, Captain Andrew Sr.

Male 1834 - 1897  (62 years)


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  • Name Roddy, Captain Andrew  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Suffix Sr. 
    Birth 14 Mar 1834  Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 14 Mar 1858  Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Based on birth of Andrew in Rutland 
    Residence 4 Sep 1863  St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Based on birth of Patrick on Beaver Island 
    Residence 25 Aug 1870  Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Post Office listed in 1870 US Census 
    Residence 25 Aug 1870  Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Beaver Islands became Peaine Township sometime after 1855 and presumably before 1870. 
    Residence 1878  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1880  Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1880  Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burial Feb 1897  Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 4 Feb 1897  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 5 Feb 1897  St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    • Historically equal to Peaine Twp., Charlevoix, Michigan, USA
    Probate 3 May 1897  Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lists the following as relationships : Wife Catherine and children Patrick, John, Mary Martin, Timothy, Francis, Lizzie, Ellen McDonald, Charles, and Catherine. Also lists grandchildren Mary, Andrew, Ann Jane, and William. 
    Person ID I4002  Roddy-Ruddy Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father Roddy, Andrew Patrick,   b. 10 Oct 1816, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Bonner, Kate,   b. Apr 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McBride, Catherine,   b. 1 Oct 1840, Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Dec 1912, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Marriage 1857 
    Children 
     1. Roddy, Mary,   b. 17 Mar 1866, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Sep 1952, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     2. Roddy, Andrew Jr,   b. 14 Mar 1858, Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1894, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     3. Roddy, Ella,   b. 1 May 1874, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 May 1874, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     4. Roddy, Francis "Frank" O,   b. 14 Jul 1869, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Mar 1948, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     5. Roddy, Catherine "Kate",   b. 21 Oct 1880, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Dec 1937, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     6. Roddy, Charles,   b. 10 Apr 1877, Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1877, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     7. Roddy, Charles "Panka" McBride,   b. 16 May 1878, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1947, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     8. Roddy, Elizabeth "Lizzie",   b. 29 Sep 1873, Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 May 1937, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     9. Roddy, Ellen,   b. 15 Aug 1875, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1944 (Age 68 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     10. Roddy, Patrick,   b. 4 Sep 1863, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Sep 1908 (Age 45 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     11. Roddy, Timothy,   b. 18 Jun 1868, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jan 1925, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     12. Roddy, John McBride,   b. 6 Jan 1865, St James, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jun 1952 (Age 87 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     13. Roddy, Joseph Edward,   b. 6 Jan 1871, St. James, Beaver Island, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1930 (Age > 60 years)  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
    Family ID F1046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 14 Mar 1834 - Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Based on birth of Andrew in Rutland - 14 Mar 1858 - Rutland, Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The Beaver Islands became Peaine Township sometime after 1855 and presumably before 1870. - 25 Aug 1870 - Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Peaine, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Feb 1897 - Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Feb 1897 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Lists the following as relationships : Wife Catherine and children Patrick, John, Mary Martin, Timothy, Francis, Lizzie, Ellen McDonald, Charles, and Catherine. Also lists grandchildren Mary, Andrew, Ann Jane, and William. - 3 May 1897 - Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1880 United States Federal Census
    1880 United States Federal Census
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Milwaukee Belle
    Milwaukee Belle
    1870 United States Federal Census
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks.2.
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks.2.
    Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784-1980
    Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784-1980
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks
    Milwaukee Belle Sinks
    Andrew Roddy
    Andrew Roddy
    Milwaukee Belle
    Milwaukee Belle
    Andrew Roddy Senior
    Andrew Roddy Senior
    Andrew Roddy
    Andrew Roddy

  • Notes 
    • From Clarke Historical Library: "According to Bid Sendenburg, the Roddy family first came to the Island about 1862 to live, but Andrew Roddy sailed in here before that. Bid understands that he hauled cedar ties and Christmas trees from the Island to Chicago and other ports. Pat Bonner says he expects they brought back produce to the Island." "There were 4 Roddy brothers came here together: Patrick, John, Francie, & Andrew. Patrick and John went back to Ireland but Andrew & Francie stayed at B.I. (in parish record it is Patrick who stayed; did their sister Mary Ellen come with them or later?). Andrew was married to Catherine McBride in Ireland & their 1 st child born there in '58. The second child was not born until '63, so it looks as if she must have followed him over (did Mary Ellen come with her?). She (C. McBride) had two sisters, Elizabeth & Mable, & a brother, Ignatius, who stayed in Rutland. Their father was a schoolmaster." There definitely was a Roddy - Father Gallagher feud, but I have not yet run it down. Roland says it was caused by Mary Ellen (see her card). Others say there was a question of the legality of Andrew & Catherine McBride's marriage. All agree they didn't go to church. They were married in Ireland & there first son born there. They came first to Philadelphia & he worked in the mines there. Probably a year later he went to Chicago & started a homestead. He took up land where the Marine Hospital is now & put one building up. He was coming in and out of Beaver I. in his boat. They took out lumber (logs, there was no mill here [I question this]) and Christmas trees to Chicago. Before proving up on [h]is land in Chicago he left and brought his family to Beaver to the Roddy farm. He had twelve children of his own and raised two more from a brother's family. He is mentioned as "Capt. Roddy" in verse 7 of the "Beaver Island Girls." From an article by Joan H. Walton, "Folk Singing on B.I.": "I cannot close this account of folk singing on B.I. without at least a brief mention of a few Island singers. One inquiring about the origin of Island songs will repeatedly be told, 'I learned that one from Old Captain Roddy and how he would sing it !' I unfortunately arrived on the Island too late to hear him, but the memory of his singing is still very vivid among many of those with whom I talked. He was a big, muscular man weighing about 250 lbs., and he had a big, powerful bass voice. He acted out his songs, and seemingly had an unending supply of them. He owned and sailed several 'lumber hookers' on Lake Michigan during the late 1800s. Several men who did their first sailing with him told of his leaving them aboard to watch ship while the lumber was being unloaded in Chicago while he spent the time in sailor hangout saloons or 'free-and-easy-shows,' where there was much singing; and at his trick at the wheel on their way back down the Lake - he always stood the captain's watch himself - he would start humming & singing bits of the songs he heard, and 'soon he'd be singing 'em all.' His son Frank, or 'Francie," as he is called on the Island, who sang many old songs himself, said of his father, 'He never had to buy no drinks himself.' He was referring to the custom in shore saloons which catered to sailors of giving free drinks to anyone who would sing a song or provide some other form of entertainment. Francie added that his father, 'Never had no schooling at all, but he could sing any god-damn song that ever was,' and other Islanders agree with him." Pat says he would get up and sing at the dances when the fiddlers were taking a rest. Pat also says, "The Roddys & the Bonners were cousins," [and that] Capt. Roddy's father was "missing in the British navy; consequently he always hated the English." From notes by Tony O'Donnell: "Roddy in English navy for years. Black Sea. Black Sea & all islands in Mediterranean Sea. Had many interesting stories regarding these adventures. Roddy's father (name not mentioned) [Patrick - death record] was captain of a large English ship, was murdered in China, aboard ship." He came to America in the party with Cornelius Gallagher. He went on to Chicago from Penn. but Bid doesn't know if he ever worked in the mines. He did not send for his wife until he was established on B.I.

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