Note: Mary Rogers Balfe was the proprietress of a dry goods (or fancy goods) shop at 499 Columbia street as
indicated by the 1860 census and 1865 city directory. John Balfe died in 1871. Mary Balfe died in 1890.
John Balfe birth 1825, Ireland
Marriage: Mary Rogers born Ireland c 1825±.
- Maris/Marin c 1844
- Monica circa 1846. Not listed 1860.
Died young - another Monica born in 185?
- A. C.,/Coulmbus/August/Augustine 1848
Emigrant Savings Bank, Augustine C Balfe, 499 Columbia st Brooklyn clerk, born NY 1847,
father John, mother Mary Ann Rogers, 2 bros and two sisters, 1864.
Augustus C Balfe
Residence Year: 1886
Street Address: 312 4th
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1886
He is in the directories at a variety of addresses and occupations
Died: Oct 1892, Balfe, Augustin C age 43, private funeral
- George 1851
Balfe not on the 1870 liquor licence list. He was listed with a liquor store from 1883 to at least 1892.
Birth of George Balfe:
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1851,
Baptism Date: 19 Jan 1851,
Father: John Balfe,
Mother: Mary Rogers,
God Parent: Roderick Clancy
God Parent: Ann McDonough (See Mary Balfe below). No other children baptized to
John and Mary Balfe listed by ancestry.com
- John R./J. R. 1853
1900 Census: Ward 10, Sacket Street,
John Balfe 50, clerk,
Monica Balfe 49, sister
Also in 1915 census, John carpet business.
- Monica 1858/60??
See John Below, 1900 Census. Also listed with John in 1915.
1830 Census: Monica A Balfe age 72, insane inmate in Kings Park
State Hospital, Smithtown.
John Balfe 30,
Mary Anne Balfe 36,
Marin Balfe 6,
Monica Balfe 4,
Columbus Balfe 3,
Anne Rodgers 78,*
Bridget Monekin 2-
*Most likely Mary's mother.
1855: Brooklyn Ward 6,
John R Balfe 30, Ireland clerk,
Marian Balfe 35
Marian Balfe 11
Monica A Balfe 9
Augustis C Balfe 7
George W Balfe 4
John R Balfe 2
1860 Census Ward 6: J Balfe 35, clerk, New York
Mary Balfe 35, store keeper,
Maris Balfe 16, lace embroider, $2,000,
A C Balfe 12,
G W Balfe 8,
J R Balfe 7,
M Hoar 25
1864 directories - two listings: Balfe, Mary A., H 499
Columbia, Balfe, John R. Clerk 499 Columbia
1865: store, brick 152 $3,500,
John P Balfe 40, Ireland, dry goods,
Mary Balfe 40, Ireland,
Maria Balfe 21
Monica Balfe 19
Agustine C Balfe 17
Geo W Balfe 15
John R Balfe 11
1865: Balfe, Mary A., fancygoods, 499 Columbia - City Directory
John Balffe 50, clerk in store,
Mary Balffe 50, keeping house,
Minica Balffe 19,
Agustan Balffe 20, learning tin trade,
George Balffe 18, learningtin trade,
John Balffe 17, clerk in store
Death of John Balfe: ?????Balfe John, 54 y, Dec 3, 1871, 10278 Kings ??????
1875 Census: 51 Court Street Brick $8,000, Mary A
Balfe, age 50 born Ireland, widow,
August Balfe, age 20, life insurance clerk,
George W age 23, life insurance clerk,
John K 21, confectioning,
Monica 19, sales woman
1876, 1877 Balfe, Mary a. widow of John, h 18 Butler also at this address Augusta Balfe, caulker,
and George Balfe, caulker.
1880 Census: 142 Hoyt st, Mary Ann "Balf" 60, Ireland,
Augustin Balf 27, dry good clerk,
George W. Balf 25, dry goods clerk,
John R. Balf 23, confectionary clerk,
Monica Balf 22, dry good clerk
1885 Balfe, Mary A. widow John h 312 4th - also listed -
Balfe & Cain, liquors 336 Van Brunt and Balfe, Geroge W. liquors, 233 Van Brunt h 245 Van Brunt and Balfe, George w. liquors, 336 Van Brunt h 233 Van Brunt.
1883, April, the liquor store at "233 Van Brunt" was owned by George W. Balfe when it was
robbed of $10, two bottles of wine and
a box of cigars.
In 1884 George W Balfe was among a group of 16 Brooklyn Liquor dealers who signed
an agreement to organize against the "persecutions of the fanatical"
and to protect their rights
"as citizens, taxpayers and tradesmen." There was discussion of of enforcing the
Sunday closing laws, but some dealers (especially the smaller ones) stated that Sunday was their best day.
George W Balfe
1884, 233 Van Brunt, home
245 Van Brunt
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1884, 1885, 1886
George W. Balfe,
Location 1: 233 Van Brunt,
Location 2: 348 Hoyt,
Year: 1888, 1889, 1889, 1890
1892, Ward 10, E. D. 23, Balfe, Geo, W. age 40, married,
Mary A. age 32 wife.
1900, Hoyt Street, George Balfe
Age: 50, tea merchant,
Birth Date: Jan 1849
Birthplace: New York
Brooklyn Ward 10, Kings, New York
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Balfe
Marriage Year: 1886
Years Married: 14
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
George Balfe 50
Mary Balfe 34
1890 Death of Mary Balfe: Nov. 6, 1890, Mary A Balfe, widow of J. R. Balfe,
funeral at the home of her son, George, W. Balfe, 348 Hoyt st. She was 75 years old and had been active in the Catholic Church of
St. Peter's. She was survived by three sons and two daughters. (Balfe Mary A 75 y Nov
6 1890 17020 Kings)
John R Balfe
Residence Year: 1864
Street Address: 499 Columbia
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1864
Death 1893 of Edward J Burke, the only son of Edward and Mary Burke, funeral at the home of his sister,
Mrs. George W. Balfe, 348 Hoyt buried Holy Cross.
1900: 438 Hoyt Street, Bafe, George, head age 50, tea merchant, Mary wife age "35".
1910 Ward?????? 10, George W, age, 50, gas inspector,
Mary Balfe, 41, 0 children 0 living.
Death: ??? Balfe George W, 64 y, Feb 14, 1919, #5160 Kings
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