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John Pigott



One of the Pigotts of America.
Probably John Pigott. See larger and full size.



John Pigott,
John J. Pigott, bapt 8 Feb 1840, Limerick.
He mar Catherine Molony [Kate, or Maloney].
She was born 1842 according to 1880 census. Born Dec 1849 according to 1900 census but that cannot be true.
Stephen's letter of 1888 suggests she was from Limerick. Census confirms she was born Ireland.
John Pigott was meant to have married Catherine Molony on 8 Jan 1862 at [St Mary's, Limerick], but cannot see it here.

They emigrated to America, went to New York.
He must be John J. Pigott, who enlisted in the US Navy, 13 Aug 1863, New York. See entry in [NA.US] Weekly return of enlistments at Naval Rendezvous ("Enlistment Rendezvous"). This was during the American Civil War.
Enlistment lists him as born Ireland, occupation "painter", small in height, 5 ft 4.5 in. Oddly lists him as age 21, not 23. He signed up for 1 year.
John J Pigott has an entry in the U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910.

1900 census says Catherine came to USA 1870, and 1910 census says 1867, and 1915 census says 1875, but it seems it was pre-1866.
John and Kate lived New York.
They are listed in 1880 US census at 82 Wooster St, New York (see full size). He is John J. Pigott, "house painter".
John apparently died 1880-1888.

Stephen O'Mara visits the family in America in 1888:
John's wealthy brother-in-law Stephen O'Mara, High Sheriff of Limerick city was in America, probably on business, in 1888.
He visited Kate (apparently widowed) in NYC in May 1888 to see what her circumstances were. He only said that he represented Mrs. O'Mara (John's sister Ellen). Kate did not recognise him, though they had met years before.
He was received with great anger directed against "Stephen O'Mara" for the alleged "great wrong he done her in taking the Houses belonging to her boy Patt".
Stephen had met Kate years before in Limerick: "I knew her the moment I saw her and with the exception of her tongue being a little sharper you might imagine her in Mungret Street."
He did not reveal who he was, but tried to set them up better. "I spoke to them about buying a newspaper stand. They seemed to grasp at it."

John definitely died pre-1889.
"Catharine Pigott", widow of John J. Pigott, is listed in 1889 New York Directory at 82 Wooster St.

She is listed in 1900 census at 485 Kosciuszko St, Brooklyn. See full size. It says she is widow, had 10 children, 7 now living. Which is strange becaause we can establish 8 living children in 1900.
Think no. 485 was on N side of Kosciuszko St and is now gone. Location is now a playground and sports area. See map and street view.
Catherine Pigott, widow of John J. Pigott, is listed in 1904 Brooklyn Directory at 485 ½ "Koscko" (Kosciuszko St), Brooklyn. See full size. Her sons Patrick and Stephen are with her.
Catherine is listed in 1906 Brooklyn Directory at 485 ½ "Kosc'ko" (Kosciuszko St). See full size. Her sons Patrick and Stephen are with her.

She would be Catherine M. Pigott who is listed in 1910 census at (think 98) Lewis Ave, Brooklyn. See full size. See modern street view. It says she is widow, had 10 children, 7 now living.
She is listed in 1915 state census at 401 Pulaski St, Brooklyn. See full size. Says age 67, born Ireland, 40 years in USA. Two grand-daughters, Harriet Mitchell and May Mitchell are living with her.
John and Kate had issue:


  1. Ellen Pigott,
    Nellie, born 1866, New York [1880 census],
    or (probably false) Aug 1870 [1900 census],
    at home in 1900 census, single, occupation "cap making",
    she would be "Helen C. Pigott" listed with mother in 1910 census, unmarried, she is "Forelady" in "Cap Factory".


  2. Harriet Pigott,
    or Harriett F. Pigott,
    born 1868, New York [1880 census],
    or (probably false) Apr 1873 [1900 census] or 1875 [1910 census].


  3. Patrick Pigott,
    Patt, born 1870, New York [1880 census],
    or (probably false) May 1875 [1900 census],
    at home in 1880 census,
    at home in 1900 census, single, "day labourer",
    Patrick T. Pigott, "diesetter", at home with mother in Brooklyn in 1904 Brooklyn Directory,
    listed as "die setter", at home with mother in 1906 Brooklyn Directory.

  4. Mary Pigott,
    born New York, 14 Nov 1872 [Social Security claim],
    at home in 1880 census,
    not at home in 1900 census.
    "Mary Pigott Soholm" has a Social Security claim dated 29 Dec 1939, U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, in which she says her parents were John J Pigott and Catherine Maloney.

  5. Margaret Pigott,
    born Oct 1876, New York,
    at home in 1880 census,
    at home in 1900 census, single.


  6. Stephen Pigott,
    Stephen F.X. Pigott, "Steven" in 1925 census,
    born May 1878, New York.


  7. William Pigott,
    born Jan 1880, New York [1880 census],
    or (probably false) Nov 1879 [1900 census],
    at home in 1880 census,
    at home in 1900 census, single, occupation "dry goods salesman".

  8. Marjorie F. Pigott,
    born 1881, New York,
    living with mother in 1910 census, single.

  9. child, Pigott, died pre-1900.
  10. child, Pigott, died pre-1900.


    One of the daughters mar --- Chapman [born New Jersey] and had issue:

    1. Laurence J. Chapman,
      born 1896, New Jersey,
      living with grandmother Catherine in 1910 census, he is "errand boy" for "stationery store".







"The Pigott family".
Photo taken in New York City.
This must be Catherine Molony.
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Photo taken in New York City.
Must be Pigott. Looks like the woman above. This must be Catherine Molony.
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Nellie Pigott (born 1866), New York.
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