Hugh Crowell Irish

10 August 1823–17 September 1862 (Age 39)
Victory, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Hugh Crowell

When Hugh Crowell Irish was born on 10 August 1823, in Victory, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Swinton Irish, was 23 and his mother, Ann Rumsey, was 21. He married Betsey Ann Haight on 23 April 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 17 September 1862, in Antietam, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

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Hugh Crowell Irish
Betsey Ann Haight
Marriage: 23 April 1854
Stelle B Irish
Franklin D Irish
Anna Gertrude Irish

Spouse and Children

23 April 1854


    Stelle B Irish



    Anna Gertrude Irish


Parents and Siblings

    Swinton Irish





    Jonathan Rumsey Irish


    Lewis Irish




World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 12

A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: ethnic name for someone of Irish origin. Compare Ireland .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hugh C Irish, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Hugh Crowell Irish, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hugh C. Irish in entry for Stelle B. Irish, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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