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FOLEY John Rogan
Birth:          EST 1842 Cork, Ireland
Death:          10 Oct 1892 Buffalo, N.Y.

My followup research to an email from Allen Peppe: 
1880 District 656 NYC West Side Alexander Ave between 135th and 136th.
Foley, John R age 35 (b 1844/5), auctioneer, b Ireland, parents b
Clara Z. 31 (b 1848/9), b Washington (DC?), f b Md., m b Washington
John W., 12 (b 1867/8), at school, b Washington (DC?)
Oscar L., 4 (b 1875/6), at home, b NY
Marie S., 2 (b 1877/8), at home b NY
Ellen Donovan, servant, b Ireland
Beckenbaugh, Margaret, 54 (b 1825/6), mother in law, b Washington (DC),
parents b Washington (DC?)
Obit from NY Times 1892: John R Foley, a real estate broker of this
city, died suddenly of apoplexy at the Iroquois Hotel, Buffalo, on
Monday afternoon, in the fiftieth year of his age. He had been
attending the convention of real estate dealers at that city.
Mr. Foley was born in Cork, but came to this country when nine years
old. He made a fortune in the oil business, but afterward lost it in
gold speculations. For twenty years he had been engaged in the real
estate business and was one of the founders of the Real Estate
Exchange. He was a stanch Democrat and a member of the Harlem
Democratic Club and the Sagamore and Jefferson Clubs. He also was a
member of the Catholic Church.
Mr. Foley leaves a wife, three sons -- John R. Foley, Jr., Oscar L.
Foley, and George W. Foley -- and one daughter, Marie.
Try to find John Rogan Foley in NYC
1860 Ward 1
Foley Daniel 50, Mary 25, John 19, apprentice cooper, Daniel 18,
Catherine 16, Mary 14, Michael 3, Ann E 1.
There is a Mary Foley with dtr Mary (wife of Wm Hennesey), son George,
son John, father William, but John is b in NY ... arrived too soon
Foley, Michael 50, Mary 26, John 18, Catherine 16, Michael 14, Mary 12,
Ellen 10, Julia 2 (John and Michael are printers, Catherine a type
In NY Ward 11 Dist 8 Thomas Foley 60, laborer, Bridget 53, David 28,
Honorah 26, Bridget 22 milliner, Elizabeth 20 milliner, Thomas 18
butcher appr, John 17, Hannah 15 all b Ireland
NY Ward 16, Charles Foley 58 laborer, Catherine, 58, Patrick 20,
Francis 17, laborer, John 15 all b Ireland
There is a 16 yr old John Foley in DC, apprentice to shoemaker.
In DC (recall he md a woman from DC): Patrick Foley 50, Catherine 49,
Patrick 23, laborer, Bridget 22, house servant, Bartholomew 18, John
16, apprentice, Michael 14, on same page is Michael Farrell 40, Mary
40, Thomas 10, Mary 8, Michael 2.

1870 census in DC is Patrick, Catherine, with John and Michael. Not
them. Here's why:
In NY Ward 12, Dist 8, A. Maria Beckenhoff, 43, keeping house, b D.C.,
John R. Foley, 26 (1843/4), b Ireland, auctioneer, Clara C 22, b D.C.,
Walter Beckenhoff, 20 auctioneer, b Md., Ella Beckenhoff, 18 b D.C.,
Maggie S. Beckenhoff 12, b D.C., John Foley 3, b D.C., Marin Sackin,
24, clerk auction house, b D.C.
Family search has marriage 19 Nov 1866 Dist of Columbia between John R
Foley and Clara Z Beckenbaugh.
marriage date and place per familysearch entry
obit in 14 Oct 1892 NY Herald: repeats most of what is in other obit,
adds "Years ago, when Harlem property became a conspicuous feature in
the market, it was Mr. Foley who opened the first large real estate
branch office in 125th street. Mr. Foley belonged to many uptown clubs
and was especially well known in Washington, where he closed many real
estate transactions." Another obit asks Washington and Phila papers to
George Foley. Who is he?
Two City Directory Co.'s, formerly Wilson's, copartnership... on google
books lists Foley J.R. & Co. (John R. Foley & William W. Beckenbaugh)
2286 Third Ave.
IFHF records for John Foley in Cork that fit age
baptized 17 Dec 1843 John Foley Back Street, Youghal Parish, Co. Cork,
Roman Catholic, father Michael Foley mother Bridget Carey, sponsors
Timothy Flynn, Ann(e) Brien
If he arrived at age 9, he arrived in 1851. A search for those arriving 1849-53, born 
1840-1844 yields some clearly not him and:
John Foley arrived 9 Jan 1850, b c 1843 departed Liverpool on the Cambridge. Name 
listed after three people surnamed Kelly

FOLEY Michael R. (1816 - 16 Nov 1892)
FARRELL Margaret (1828 - 26 Jan 1866)

FOLEY John Rogan (EST 1842 - 10 Oct 1892)
FOLEY Patrick (1844 - 24 Aug 1890)
FOLEY Michael (EST 1846 - 18 Jul 1891)
FOLEY George Henry (Feb 1852 - 19 May 1910)
FOLEY Mary Cate (Aug 1853 - 14 Dec 1900)
FOLEY Eugene (1856 - 28 May 1880)
FOLEY Robert P. (1857 - 27 Mar 1891)
FOLEY Francis H. (21 Apr 1859 - )
FOLEY Margaret A. (26 Sep 1863 - 15 Apr 1908)

Marriage To BECKENBAUGH Clara Zoolette (1847 - 13 Apr 1885) m. 19 Nov 1866 Washington, D.C. Notes Parents BECKENBAUGH William Washington () STEWART Margaret Ann ("Maggie") () Children by BECKENBAUGH Clara Zoolette 1847 - 13 Apr 1885
FOLEY John Rogan (27 Jul 1867 - 12 Mar 1907) FOLEY Edgar Alverton (23 Jul 1870 - 16 Oct 1873) FOLEY Maggie May (16 Sep 1872 - 21 Aug 1873) FOLEY Oscar Leo (30 Aug 1875 - 23 Feb 1949) FOLEY Marie Claire (6 Feb 1878 - 9 Feb 1945) FOLEY George John (27 May 1881 - 18 Jan 1938)
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