06 January 2009

Silas Gaskill Papers - Lapeer - Post Three

Background on the Silas Gaskill papers can be found on "Post One" here.

Silas Gaskill Papers:
An entry for "February 8" (1864?)
Liberty B. Irish
Retained Vs Sarah Jane Irish
Circuit Court - Chancery Division

Divorce Records of Oakland Co., MI
Case #905
Irish, Sarah
Irish, Liberty
(and vice versa)
Liberty & Judith Irish assaulted her [Sarah]
Judith to prison*
Sarah's husband Liberty wants to marry Judith

*Judith Irish, widow of Liberty Irish's brother, Norman (d. 1846), was enumerated with the Oakland County, Michigan, jailer in the 1860 census [as a prisoner].

Judith was listed in the 1880 census:
1880 MI Oakland Co., Groveland
Damon IRISH Self M Male W 45 NY Farmer NY NY
Charlotte E. IRISH Wife M Female W 33 NY Keeping House PA NY
Damon B. IRISH Son S Male W 23 MI Farm Hand NY MI
Burt IRISH Son S Male W 20 M At Home NY MI
Sarah Helen IRISH Dau S Female W 14 MI At Home NY MI
Judith IRISH Mother W Female W 64 NY At Home NY NY

Irish, Willis Luther, Descendants of John Irish : the immigrant, 1623-1963, and allied families
Freeport, Me.: Dingley Press, 1964, 673 pgs. [See it online here]

Liberty was the son of David & Sally (Phelps) Irish. [See Find-A-Grave Entry For David Irish]
Sarah Jane was the daughter of Amos & Louvisa (Williams) Orton; a bio of her brother can be found here.

In 1860 Liberty Irish was living with his mother, Sally.
Liberty was the head of household in the 1870 census (Oakland Co., MI); his mother, Sally, was living with him. Judith Irish was living nearby with George Irish (probably her son).

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