Patrick Pat William Corcoran

Patrick "Pat" William Corcoran

Huddersfield, Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Death 16 Apr 1886 (aged 57)
Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 63947892 · View Source
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Thanks to Marilyn Adams for photographing our family headstones, going to the archive office, and connecting us to a living cousin who holds the family pictures and stories! We will always remember her kindness.

They are our original Corcoran's who started our family line in America. Patrick came from Huddersfield, England.

"Patrick served in the Civil War in the 10th Tennessee; Enlisted in Company D, Tennessee 10th Infantry Regiment." He was a prisioner of war and taken to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL.

He died with in three days of a bacterial infection--uremia, six weeks after he moved up to Columbia. Order the book from Amazon--"The Sons of Erin", it tells of our Nashville, TN Irishmen fighting in the Civil War.

I intuite he was buried "outback on a hill" on the right [of Mary Anne E. Corcoran, grave number 5].

Our work is on

We need living family stories of our relatives and photographs, please!


His parents were born in County Mayo, Ireland--the north west part of the island. (Pretty certain) Another researcher said: Loughill, Balla, County Mayo, Ireland.

Michael ?"John" Corcoran (possible name; following the old Irish naming tradition)(Also Maureen in England found "Michael" on their daughter's marriage certificate.)
Our 3rd great grandfather
Birth 1781 or 1799 in County Mayo, Ireland Death 3 Jan 1837 in St. Luke, Old Street Parrish, Islington, Middlesex, England

Mary Ann ?Emerson ("Mary" is correct; possible middle and last name)
Our 3rd great grandmother
Birth 1791 in Coy Maye Parish Abacks, Ireland Death Mar 1874 in Yorkshire, North Riding, North Yorkshire, England


My original help starting 28 months ago with PWC and EAA came from only two other serious researchers who have GEDCOM files--we are not allowed to use URL's so just Goggle their work: Melody Leigh Cox and Suzanne Alley Wilson. Patty Welch, Dawna Martinez, Teri Lynn Carter, Sheila and Cathy Henderson, Marilyn and Calvin Whittemore Adams, Linda Pilkinton and Bill Bostick are currently helping me with stories and photographs after the family moved to Columbia, TN.

During our mini family reunion April 8-12, 2012 to commemorate and dedicate a new headstone for Patrick--our first Corcoran to America. We gained 75 new documents and photographs of our extended families. Two hand-written and typed notes from Mary Charles Corcoran and Vasti Tidwell give the history of our family that MLC had originally taken from. There are inaccuracies in their story, for example, our Samuel's wife and children--are wrong. They eluded to our family being "Scotch-Irish".

In the book "The Rebel Sons of Erin" it states that the original Irish men came from Scotland and migrated to northern Ireland, then back to England and on to America. Michael Corcoran was born in Nashville in 1836 so that Corcoran (spelled our way) was already here.

Linda Pilkinton* and I believe that these two knew each other, and that PWC left NYC for Nashville and stayed with Michael; and, that these two fought in the Civil War together and were then taken prisoners up to Rock Island, Illinois where Michael died. Michael's name is engraved on a stone there.

Linda said that after Patrick's dad died early, that he left at age 14 or 16 by himself, and worked his way over the ocean on a transport ship and landed in NYC.

Patrick, one of seven children of Michael and Martha is the only one who left England. Later, a nephew Harry Corcoran visited his daughter in Canada. He was the son of Michael Corcoran, Jr., PWC's brother. Harry's daughter--Edith Alice Corcoran left England and married a fella, William Charles Hebner in Canada. These two died in prob, Turtle Valley, British Columbia, Canada after 1921 and 1951. Would love to learn more about this family.

It is thought that Patrick was the only Corcoran to go so far "out west". What an adventurous fella he must have been, determined and strong-willed.

It took our Patrick 9 years to migrate from New York City down to Lawrencebug. There is a NYC Emmigrant bank account in Patrick Corcoran's name. We have family lore* that he lived in Nashville for a while.

So my humble gratitude goes out to these dear family members. If you have stories or photos please share them with us. We are missing only five of the original family of 15 photos--Mary Ann, Samuel (& Mary), Florence (& John) Katie (& Charles) and Margaret (never married).




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