Descendants of John FINUCANE (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fourth Generation


20. Jeremiah FINNIGAN (Jeremiah FINNIGAN , John , John ) died in May 1959.

Jeremiah married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

They had the following children.

  28 M i Living.

27. Margaret FINNIGAN (Francis (Frank) FINNIGAN , Francis? , John ) was born on 10 Apr 1846 in Philadelphia. She died on 26 Nov 1919 in Philadelphia. She was buried on 1 Dec 1919 in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Margaret and her husband, Frank Hudson, were either first or second cousins once removed through the Finnigans (the Finnigan family had changed their name from Finucane after their arrival in the United States).   

Because Margaret, Frank and their family are listed in the 1880 census return for Margaret's parents' household, it is possible they were living with Margaret's parents at the time.

According to her death certificate Margaret died of "arterio sclerosis, mitral insuffiency, chronic interstitial nephritis".

Margaret married Francis (Frank) John HUDSON, son of Richard HUDSON and Margaret FINUCANE, on 21 Apr 1869 in Church of the Annunciation, Philadelphia. Francis was born about 1831 in probably Duagh, Co. Kerry; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 Nov 1898 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

According to Bill Hudson's 'The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants', Frank emigrated to the United States with his younger brother Patrick in 1853. However, I have been told by another Hudson family researcher that he emigrated in 1851, departing on 11 June from Liverpool on board the 'Oliver'.

Frank served as a Marine during the Civil War and saw service on the Roanoke with Patrick. Frank settled in Philadelphia where he worked as a plasterer. I have been told Frank and his wife, Margaret, were second cousins once removed and were married by special dispensation. However, if they were related, as is thought, through Margaret's Finucane grandfather (probably named Frank) who it is believed was a brother of Frank Hudson's mother, Margaret Finucane, then they would have been first cousins once removed.    

Bill Hudson's work on the Hudsons tells us that Frank had a cousin named Kate Hudson (1848-1888) who emigrated from Ireland to the United States and lived with Frank and his family. It is not clear how exactly Kate fits in to the Hudson family tree. Kate married a Mr. McKay or Mackey and they had a daughter, Maria, who was raised by Frank and Margaret.

They had the following children.

  29 F i
Margaret (Maggie) HUDSON was born on 3 Dec 1869 in Philadelphia. She died on 8 May 1923 in Philadelphia. She was buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Maggie never married. She worked as a "silk winder", according to her death certificate. She died of pneumonia aged 54.
  30 F ii
Johanna (Jo) C. HUDSON was born about 1871 in Philadelphia. She died on 4 Aug 1918 in Philadelphia. She was buried on 8 Aug 1918 in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Jo died of "acute delation of heart", according to her death certificate. A family source has told me, however, that Jo was a victim of the 1918 flu epidemic. The death certificate also tells us that Jo was single and worked as a telephone operator.
  31 M iii
Francis (Frank) HUDSON was born about 1873 in Philadelphia. He died on 1 Jan 1890 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Frank, who was also known as 'Lefty', died of tuberculosis, contracted from drinking water from a pump near the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  32 M iv
Richard HUDSON was born about 1875 in Philadelphia. He died on 23 Jan 1896 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Richard died of tuberculosis.
  33 M v
Alexander J. HUDSON was born in 1877 in Philadelphia. He died on 13 Oct 1955 in Newark, New Jersey. He was buried in probably Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Alex never married. It is likely he is buried in the Hudson family plot in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.
+ 34 F vi Marie HUDSON was born on 17 Mar 1880. She died on 23 Nov 1978.
+ 35 F vii Helen (Ella) Cecilia HUDSON was born on 13 Feb 1883. She died on 15 Feb 1973.
  36 F viii
Jeanette (Jenny) HUDSON was born about 1888 in Philadelphia. She died on 22 Feb 1890 in Philadelphia. She was buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Jennie died aged two of whooping cough.

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