Mary Laughery (Abenaki Indian?)
b. 1828-Canada d. 13 April 1903
Tombstones of Lewis and Mary Conn
Inscriptions: Lewis Conn - died - July 7, 1889 - AE 67 yrs - Mary - wife of - Louis Conn - Died Apr 13, 1903 - AE 75 yrs.
Located in Bloomfield Catholic Cemetery, Bloomfield, VT
The Family Mystery
Legend has it, from creditable sources, that Mary Laughery is a full-blooded Abenaki Indian. However, research on Federal Census Reports for 1880 show that her parents are from Ireland. A few of us have been spending considerable energy on this mystery, but have yet to substantiate either theory. So we'll keep working on it!!
01. Elizabeth Conn (b. Canada
02. Mary A. Conn (b. 1856-St. Agathe, PQ, Canada d. 1925-Buried in Baldwin Cemetery-Stratford, NH)
03. Michael Conn (b. 1857-Canada d. 17 Jul 1889-Buried in Bloomfield, VT)
04. James Conn (b. 11 Mar 1861-Canada d. 20 Dec 1942-Brunswick, VT-Buried in Conn Cemetery in Brunswick, VT)
05. Bridget Conn (b. 30 Spe 1863-St Sylvester, PQ, Canada d. 6 Apr 1893-Buried in Baldwin Cemetery-Stratford, NH (Catholic Portion)
06. Catherine (Kate) Conn (b. Oct 1865-Canada)
07. Annie Conn (b. 1868-NH)
08. Charles Conn> (b. 1872-NH)
09. Sarah J. Conn (b. 1874-NH)
Lewis & Mary Conn:1870 Census: Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire (Series M593-Roll 839-Page 193)
Lewis Conn: Age 45, White Male, Sectionman on Railroad, Value of Real Estate: $300, Value of P.P.: $100, born in Canada, Mother of foreign birth, Cannot read, Cannot write.
Mary S. Conn: Age 36, White Female, Keeping house, Born in Canada, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth, Cannot read or write.
Patrick Age 15 - Male
Mary A. Age 11 - Female
Michael Age 10 - Male
James Age 08 - Male
Bridget Age 06 - Female
CatherineAge 04 - Female
Annie Age 02 - Female
1880 Census: Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire (Series: T(, Roll: 762, Page: 182)
Lewis Conn: Age 54, working as a farm hand, Father born in Penn, Mother born in Holland
Mary Conn: Age 46, keeping house, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Ireland.
Children shown are: Annie, Charles, and Sarah
James Conn: 1900 Census shows James Conn working as a day laborer. Lived in Brunswick, VT. His occupation was riverdriver and farmer. Cause of death was senility arteriosclerosis.
Bridget Conn: Residence at time of marriage - Stratford, NH. Bridget Conn Dexter was 1/2 Abenaki Indian - her mother was full blooded Abenaki. Buried in Catholic Cemetary, Berlin, NH. On June 4, 1881 William [middle initial looks like C] Dexter, resident of Stratford NH, age 23, occupation millman, place of birth Alton ME, parents Loren Dexter and Emma Jackson married Bridget Conn, resident of Stratford, age 18, place of birth St Sylvester PQ, parents Lewis and Mary [Laughery] Conn married in Bloomfield VT by Moses Pattee, Minister of the Gospel. 1880 Census shows Bridget living as a servant in the Merriam household in N. Stratford, Coos County, New Hampshire-She was 17.
Catherine (Kate) Conn: 1880 Census shows "Kate" age 15 working as a servant in the Perry House (a boarding house) in Stratford, NH.
1900 Census shows "Kate" Conn and Joseph Gaynor living in Northumberland, Coos, NH. Living with them were George their son and Sadie (Kate's daughter from 1st husband) Shows Kate as a servant.
Charles Conn: Possible info on Charles Conn: From 1900 Census - was living as a boarder in Essex County, Victory Town, VT. Born January 1869 in NH, parents both born in Canada - Working as a laborer at a swmill.