In 1880 census she is still alive. By 1900 census Michael is widowed. It shows that final child, Joseph, was born in 1879. So she died between 1880 and 1900.
Using death cert 2179 from cuz Mary Mc-S to establish death date. Otherwise could not find it under McManus. Also, use Mary Mc-S birth date of 1832 instead of 1836.
per marriage cert. her name is Mary Anne Fitzpatrick. Her sister, Catherine Fitzpatrick, was present. (They married the same year that Mary the first was born.) Per Lucy's death cert: Mary Fitzpatrick was born in Ireland.
According to one census she was born in Jefferson County, Virginia, another doc says Florida. The article below says that Flatbush was HER family's house. In a newspaper article it says they both live on Flatbush Ave.
Taken from the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper, dated Jan 17, 1857: John Fitch, father of Mary, a resident of Flatbush Ave near Fulton Ave, charged Michael McManus, a batcheler of about 40 years of age with seducing his daughter, Mary Ann Fitch, now about 18 years of age, under promise of marriage, and also with an attempt to procure abortion. (If Michael was born in 1824 then he would be age 33 now. Mary's age checks out). The last place the girl lived was on the corner of Hicks and Pierrepond Streets (what, not with Dad on Flatbush?). They met for the purpose of taking the ferry to New York where it was intended she should stay until relieved of her guilty incumbrance. Several physicians in this city had been applied to but they refused to have anything to do with it. Mary Ann deposed that on the 3rd of July last the defendant called at the house in Fifth Ave, NY, where she was then living (again, a third house?). She took a walk with him, he then tried to induce her to enter three houses of questionable repute. They returned to the house and his actions are unnecessary to report. She, disgusted with him, gave herself up to two private watchmen, who saw that she was properly taken care of till morning. At this time she forbid him from ever coming near her again, but he said he would follow her as long as life remained in his body. The next day he called on her again and she slammed the door on him. About 2 weeks thereafter she met him again at her father's house in Flatbush Ave. He there asked her forgiveness and that of the family, and made a promise of marriage. Sometime thereafter he persuaded her to go to Hoboken. He hired a carriage and drove several miles to an unfrequented spot in the wood where he violated her person and kept her from making a noise by stuffing a handkerchief in her mouth. Since that time he has been constantly following her wherever she went, and having succeeded in his purpose, engaged a place in NY, to procure an abortion. She had taken medicine several times, but it did not have the desired effect. It was as they were going to NY that they were arrested by Constable Horton. Justice Curtis committed McManus and the girl, was held to bail to appear against him. He was subsequently brought before Judge Culver and committed to jail in default of $2000 bail. These facts, if such they are, are taken from the affidavit made by the girl.
|Date of Birth||1st Jan 1832 (circa)|
|Date of Death||4th Mar 1884|