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SMITH, Diana/Dinah

Female Abt 1787 - 1872  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name SMITH, Diana/Dinah  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1787  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • place and year from death record and burial record
    Gender Female 
    Census See John Brooks for details on 1810 census.

    1816 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Brooks, Dinah 53 Union female - widow of John Brooks

    1817 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Brooks, Dinah 56 Liberty female/widow - widow of John Brooks; married Richard Little about this time.

    1818 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter 56 Liberty [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1819 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter 56 Liberty [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1820 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter corner Church & Lydius [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1820 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    Robert Little Males: 2[-10] David, John, 1[10-16] Peter or Thomas, 1[45+] Robert
    Females: 1[-10] Jane, 1[10-16] Elizabeth, 1[26-45] Dinah 33/34
    1 engaged in commerce -- HATTER

    1821 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter corner Church & Lydius [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1822 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter corner Fox & Chapel [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1823 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert hatter corner Fox & Chapel [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1824 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert grocer corner Fox & Chapel [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1825 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert grocer corner Fox & Chapel [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1826 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Robert grocer corner Fox & Chapel [Diana widow of John Brooks is now married to Robert Little]

    1827 not in directory
    1828 not in directory
    1829 not in directory

    1830 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress corner Chapel and Fox

    1830 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    Ward 2, Northern District, page 244-245
    Dinah Little Males: 1[15-20] John?
    Females: 1[10-15] Jane, 1[40-50] Dinah 43/44
    Aliens - Foreigners not naturalized - 1 Dinah was born in England although she should be a citizen if she married an American, twice, although I believe it possible Robert was foreign born.
    Note: Robert is no longer living with the family, possibly living in Almshouse at this time, or kicked out.

    1831 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress corner Chapel and Fox

    1832 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress 28 Chapel

    1833 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress 28 Chapel Mrs.

    1834 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress 28 Chapel Mrs.

    1835 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress 28 Chapel Mrs.

    1836 missing

    1837 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana tailoress 14 Pine Mrs.

    1838 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana 14 Pine Mrs.

    1839 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana 14 Pine

    1840 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana 14 Pine

    1840 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    Ward 2, page 262-263
    Diana Little Males: 2[-5] John jr., Charles, 2[20-30] John sr., David
    Females: 1[20-30] Almyra, 1[30-40] [not Jane, she is only 16, possibly Almyra sister Carmela Johnson as she is in directory at same address at this time]??, 1[50-60] Diana 53/54

    1841 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana 14 Pine

    Missing from directories at this point probably living with daughter Jane and her new husband William Cassidy

    1850 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    Ward 8, Family number 1159, lines 7-11
    Wm Casady 28, male, grocer, value of real estate $4000, born NY
    Jane Casady 26, female, born NY
    Mary Casady 7, female, born NY
    Wm Casady 2, male, born NY
    Daniel[Diana] Little, 63, male[female], born England [born 1787]

    1855 New York State Census details:
    That portion of Albany in the 8th ward that is north of Second Street, taken on the 9th of July in 1855; page 127; Isaac Conklin, Marshal
    dwelling 220 visited, brick home, valued at $2500, family number 364; lines 6-13
    William M. Cassidy, age 39, male, born Pennsylvania, lived in city/town 30 years, shoe dealer, voter, owns land
    Jane Cassidy, age 37, female, wife, born Albany, lived in city/town 37 years
    Mary E. Cassidy, age 11, female, child, born Albany, lived in city/town 11 years
    William Jr[?] Cassidy, age 7, male, child, born Albany, lived in city/town 7 years
    Charles H. Cassidy, age 2, male, child, born Albany, lived in city/town 2 years
    John H. Brooks, age 17, male, nephew, born Albany, lived in city/town 17 years, clerk [This is the son of John and Almyra Brooks, who are probably in Vermont now]
    William H. Bartram, age 14, male, clerk, born Albany, lived in city/town 14 years
    Dianah Little, age 67, female, mother-in-law, born Albany, widowed , lived in city/town 67 [Jane’s mother and John’s H. Brooks’ grand-mother] [born 1788]

    1860 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    page 71, lines 31-39, dwelling 406, family 615
    William M. Cassidy, age 42, male, real estate agent, born in Pennsylvania
    Jane Cassidy, age 42, female, born in New York
    Mary Cassidy, age 16, female, born in New York
    William Cassidy, age 12, male, born in New York, attended school within the year
    Charles Cassidy, age 7, male, born in New York, attended school within the year
    Anna Cassidy, age 4, female, born in New York
    Emma Cassidy, age 2, female, born in New York
    Carrie Cassidy, age 1/12, female, born in New York
    Diana Little, age 74, female, born in New York [born 1786]

    1860 Directory for Albany, Albany County, New York details:
    Little, Diana 126 Swan widow
    last time in directory

    FHL has online digital images for the 1865 New York state census - it is not currently indexed. Checked wards 8&10 7/27/2013. Not found. Will wait for index to check again.

    1870 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    page 18/78[can't read], ward 10, 17 June, lines 13-21, dwelling 108, family 112
    Cassidy, Jane age 52, female, white, keeping house, value of real estate 4200, value of personal estate 2000, born in New York, parents of foreign birth
    Cassidy, Wm. J. age 22, male, white, clerk in office, born in New York, male citizen of 21 and upwards
    Cassidy, Charles H. age 17, male, white, clerk in store, born in New York
    Cassidy, Anna A. age 14, female, white, born in New York, attended school within the year
    Cassidy, Emma J. age 12, female, white, born in New York, attended school within the year
    McCready, Mary E. age 26, female, white, born in New York [married daughter of Jane’s, the eldest Cassidy child]
    Brooks, Elizabeth age 37, female, white, born in New York [daughter of Thomas Brooks, Jane’s half brother]
    Safford, Joseph age 37, male, white, RR clerk, born in New York, male citizen of 21 and upwards
    Little Dianna age 84, female, white, born in England, parents foreign born [born 1786]
    Note: Missing from census is the youngest from 1860, did she die? Jane’s husband William died in 1867.  [5, 6, 7
    Died 11 Apr 1872  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • 171 Hamilton St., ward 6
    Buried 14 Apr 1872  [3
    • Wm. M. Cassidy’s Lot - lot 27 section 4
    Person ID I27  Shepard and John Tree
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2016 

    Family 1 BROOKS, John,   b. 1781, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1815, Black Rock, Buffalo County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1807  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. BROOKS, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1809
     2. BROOKS, Thomas,   b. 6 Nov 1809, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1875, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. BROOKS, David,   b. Abt 1812, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1882, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. BROOKS, John,   b. 6 Jun 1815, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1898, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 LITTLE, Robert,   d. 27 Dec 1845, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1818  Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • directories for 1818, 1819 indicate Robert moved into Diana’s home after they were married. In 1818 she is not living with him, in 1819 she is.
    Children 
     1. LITTLE, Jane Ann,   b. Abt 1819, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1887, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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