I'm searching for descendants and relatives of Mary Ann ARMSTRONG and Archibald Alexander HUTCHINSON who married about 1865-1867 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mary Ann ARMSTRONG was the daughter of noted Pittsburgh coal merchant Charles H. ARMSTRONG -- a native of Crosscavanagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, who came to Pennsylvania in 1838. The Crosscavanagh Armstrongs were my ancestors, too, through an aunt of Charles.
Archibald Alexander HUTCHINSON was born in 1842 in Richhill, Co. Armagh, Ireland, the son of Archibald HUTCHINSON and wife Lucinda (Lucy) who emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1850. New York passenger lists show the Hutchinson family's arrival:
Archd. Hutchinson - 35 - Baker
Lucinda - 35 - wife
Archd. - 8
Thos. - 6
Ann Eliza - 4
Mary Jane - 2
Lucinda - Inf.
Archibald Hutchinson Sr. died in 1858, according to Pittsburgh's Allegheny Cemetery burial records. His widow Lucy was counted as head of household with her children in the 1860 and 1870 censuses at Pittsburgh. She died in Pittsburgh in 1877.
1860 census Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, page 303
Lucinda Hutchson - 37 (born abt 1823) - Grocer - $1500 real estate - Ireland -
Archibald Hutchson - 18 - Clerk - Ireland
Thos B. Hutchson - 16 - Ireland
Anne E. Hutchson - 14 - Ireland
Mary J. Hutchson - 12 - Ireland
Lucinda Hutchson - 9 - Ireland
David Hutchson - 7 - Penna.
Marg. Hutchson - 3 - female - Pa
1870 census - Pittsburgh Ward 5, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Dwelling 28, Family 41. 28th June, page 524b
Lucy Hutchinson - 50 (born abt 1820) - Retail grocery - $1000 real estate - born Ireland
Thos R Hutchinson - 25 - Clrk Coal office - born Ireland
David Hutchinson - 17 - Clrk in Grocery - born Pa
Ann E Hutchinson - 21 - School Teacher - born Ireland
Minnie Hutchinson - 19 - at school - born Ireland
Margte Hutchinson - 12 - at school - born Pa
Lucy's son Archibald Alexander Hutchinson had married Mary Armstrong between 1860 and 1870. They were counted in the 1870 census with their young daughter Jane (named for Mary's mother, Jane Dickson Armstrong):
1870 census - South Versailles, Allegheny, Pennsylvania - Post Office: McKeesport
Alexander Hutchinson - 28 - merchant - $15,000 personal estate - born Ireland
Mary Hutchinson - 25 - $2000 personal estate - born Pennsylvania
Jane Hutchinson - 2 - born Pennsyl.
John Bonell - 17 - clerk in store - b. Ohio
Mary Scotty - 20 - domestic servant - born Pennsyl.
Pittsburgh death records and Allegheny Cemetery burial records show that A. A. Hutchinson, son of A. A. and Mary Hutchinson, died of cholera at age 6 months in July 1875. The infant's mother Mary Ann died in August 1875; she was buried in her Armstrong parents' plot at Allegheny Cemetery.
U.S. Passport Applications for Archibald A. Hutchinson include this data:
Birth Date: 9 Jun 1842
Birth Place: Rich Hill, County Armagh, Ireland
Biographical data: Emigrated to the U.S., sailing from Port Rush, Ireland in early spring 1850. Resided 30 yrs, 1850-1880, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Naturalized in Allegheny Co. Court - Oct. 13, 1863
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson and Mary Ann Armstrong's only known children were:
1. Jane H. Hutchinson, born 10 July 1868 Pittsburgh, married Duncan Stewart Ellsworth 1896 in New York City, died 11 Sept. 1929 from injuries in an auto/train accident while traveling in Italy. Jane's children were Duncan S. Ellsworth Jr. (born 1898) and Florence Magee Ellsworth (born 1902).
2. Charles Armstrong Hutchinson - born Oct. 1872 Pittsburgh, died 10 Oct. 1908 Montana.
3. A. A. (probably "Archibald Alexander" Jr.) Hutchinson - born in Eakin, Venango Co., PA, died 1 July 1875 at age 6 months.
After the death of his wife Mary Ann in 1875, Archibald Alexander Hutchinson married Margaret L., and they had a son, Archibald Alexander Hutchinson Jr. (1893-1949) who became one of the most famous philanthropists in New York. A Harvard graduate of 1914 who drove an ambulance in France during the First World War, his obituary described him as "a lover of good music, owned a valuable collection of Queen Anne silver, and was a member of the Racquet and Tennis Club." No close relatives survived him, and his bequest of four million dollars to the Fogg Museum at Harvard University was the largest in the museum's history.
I'll be glad hear from anyone who may be related to these ARMSTRONGS and HUTCHINSONS.
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