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DOWLING Mary[1]
Female 1812 - 1894

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  • Birth  1812  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Her birth is calculated from the age given on her death certificate, 1894.

      Maiden name for Mary was listed on the death certificate of her daughter Catherine.

      On Frank's marriage record he reports mother as Mary Darling.
    Gender  Female 
    Census  9 Aug 1870  Chester, Wabash Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Family listed under M. Bahan
    Census  1880  Toledo, Lucas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  1894  Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: of old age 
    • Her death certificate gives the following information:

      Age: 82 years
      Date of death May 13, 1894
      Place of burial: Lagro, Indiana

      This does not quite fit with the cemetery record from St. Patrick's in Lagro, but the numbers are close. A nine on an old tombstone can look like an eight. A trip to the cemetery and a rubbing of the tombstone will be the only way to clear up the date discrepancies.
    Mary Behen-Death certificate
    Mary Behen-Death certificate
    Status: Located. Death certificate of Mary Behen, wife of Andrew Behen and mother of Michael J. Behen.
    Buried  3 Apr 1894  St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lagro, Wabash Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • It is known from Michael's obituary he had a brother Dan from Jacksonville. When further research was done on a Daniel Bahan in Jacksonville, IL it was noted on his death certificate he was born in Philadelphia, his parents both born in Ireland. His age corresponds to the 1860 Wabash census. His obituary also states he was born in Philadelphia and had worked as a blacksmith (same occupation Michael gave on his civil war enlistment). Buried in the same section as Daniel is an unknown Mrs. Bahan age 90, death April 3, 1894. I have tracked down her death certificate and it gave the following information:

      Mary Bahan
      Born: Ireland
      Age: 82
      Death date May 13, 1894
      Widowed

      Buried: Lagro, Wabash, Indiana.


      I think it is telling the family would go to the trouble of shipping a body from Jacksonville, IL back to Wabash, IN in the 1890's, this must have represented a strong disire to be buried with someone, I think her husband Andrew.

      The only fact which does not fit with our data is Daniel's death certificate. It list his father as Daniel. Perhaps the certificate is wrong or the Behen baby book is wrong either way I believe this is our family. It is not uncommon for first name of the decesed parents to be wrong, especially if they died when the children were younger. Daniel's family named a boy each generation Daniel so the name must have held a prominent place in the family history.

      Further research has yielded baptismal records for Michael, Daniel, Catherine and Andrew. Their parents were listed as Andrew and Mary Behan. The baptismal records are from St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in the Spring Garden district of Philadelphia.
    St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lagro IN
    St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lagro IN
    Status: Located.
    St. Patrick's cemetery 2-Lagro IN
    St. Patrick's cemetery 2-Lagro IN
    Status: Located.
    Person ID  I30  Behen
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2011 
     
    Father  DOWLING John,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  HIGHLAND Helen,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet
     
    Family  BEHEN Andrew,   b. 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Largo, Wabash Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1835  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Their first child John was born in Ireland, I am making the assumption they were married in Ireland.
    Children 
     1. BEHEN John,   b. 1837, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. BEHEN James,   b. 1840, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. BEHEN Daniel, Sr.,   b. 15 Sep 1843, Philidelphia, Pennslvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1927, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BEHEN Michael Joseph,   b. 15 Nov 1845, Philidelphia, Pennslvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1922, Wabash Hospital, Decatur, Macon Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BEHEN Andrew,   b. 28 Feb 1848, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1874, Largo, Wabash Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. BEHEN Catherine,   b. 6 Oct 1850, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1914, Maumee, Lucas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. BEHEN Francis P.,   b. Abt 1852, Wabash, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1927, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet
     
  • Documents
    1840-Andrew Bane-Spring Garden-Ward 3-Philadelphia-Page 31
    1840-Andrew Bane-Spring Garden-Ward 3-Philadelphia-Page 31
    Status: Located. Andrew Bane
    Two males ages 0-5; would be James and John
    One female age 20-30; would be Mary
       1860-Andrew Baham-Lagro-Wabash-IN-Page 295
    1860-Andrew Baham-Lagro-Wabash-IN-Page 295
    Status: Located. Andrew Baham-age 45/48-farmer-b. Ireland
    Mary-age 40-b. Ireland
    John-age 23- b. Ireland
    James-age 20-b. PA
    Danl-age 18-b. PA
    Michl-age 16-b. PA
    Frances(female)-age 12-b. PA
    Catherine-age 10-b. PA
    1850-Andrew Bean-Spring GardenWard 7-Philadelphia-PA-Page 447
    1850-Andrew Bean-Spring GardenWard 7-Philadelphia-PA-Page 447
    Status: Located. Andrew Bean-age 38-Milkman
    Mary-age 35
    John-age 14
    Jas.-age 11
    David-age 7 (in Ireland David=Daniel)
    Michael-age 4
    Andrew-age 2
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Behen Baby Book-Ed and Leona children, Baby book (Reliability: 2).
      Robert Behen's baby book states his grandparents as being Andrew and Mary Behen

    2. [S4] Death Certificate-Edward Stanton Behen, 114 (Reliability: 3).
      Death certificate states place of burial as Lagro, Wabash Co., Indiana.

    3. [S131] 1870-Chester, Wabash Co., IN-Mary Behan (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S127] 1880-Toledo, Lucas Co., OH-Mary Bean (Behan) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S4] Death Certificate-Edward Stanton Behen, 114 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4] Death Certificate-Edward Stanton Behen, Cemetery records (Reliability: 2).
      Bahan, Unknown, Mrs. 3 April 1894 90y (from death cert.)

    7. [S78] 1850 Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA-Andrew Bean (Reliability: 2).