hello and thank you once again for all your help. You're right on the money with the parents John & Bridget. Also with the brother Cornelius J (Conor) who was in Fishkill first but in 1903 married in Cook county. I beleive there was 10 children in pat and bridgets family, seven of whom emigrated to America. Patrick (Pat) the eldest first to go 1890. Your information on mary Tighe has has been interesting to say the least of it. the story about her always was that she married a widower at least 15 years her junior (she was born in 1870)- in Ireland I thought. He had 3 little daughters at the time. And I'm amazed to see you mention Kate she was one of the seven. I don't know where or when she went but I do know at some stage she became Mrs Leech or (Leach). Not sure of her birth date but guessing 1875. Hugh who was also in Fishkill in the 1900 census - dissappeared after that. but I searched death records for cook county and came up with a Hugh Ward a night watchman who died there aged 28. I'm thinking did he follow Conor J to cook county. I don't know if that makes any sense.
Thanks for all your help. Liz