John Keating (1795 – 1885), John Keating (1844 – ??), William F. Keating (1871 – ??)


John Keating was born in county Cork, Ireland, in 1795, died in 1885. He married Ellen Roach, who was also born in county Cork. She died in 1890, aged ninety years.

(II) John (2), son of John (I) Keating, was born in county Cork, Ireland, in 1844. He came to America when he was fifteen years old. He followed farming all his active life. He made his home in Victor, New York. In politics he was a democrat; in religion a Roman Catholic. He married, in 1870, Margaret Moore, born in East Bloomfield, New York, July 8, 1845, died February 17, 1909. Margaret Moore was a daughter of Michael Moore, born in Ireland in 1805, died in 1895; married Margaret Mahoney, born in County Cork, in 1810, died in 1894. Children of John Keating: 1. William F., mentioned below. 2. Elizabeth, born at Victor, March, 1873, married John J. Brady. 3. Frederick B., born at Victor, February, 1874, married Catherine Tobin. 4. Mary, born at Victor, November 19, 1885, never married. 5. Henry, born at Victor, November 19, 1887, died March 29, 1888.

(III) William F., son of John (2) Keating, was born in East Bloomfield, New York, November 5, 1871. He was educated in the district schools and the high school at Victor, New York, and at the Rochester Business College. From 1893 to 1895 he was in the employ of Loomis & Woodworth, produce dealers at Victor, as bookkeeper for ten years. In 1904 he entered the employ of the M. W. Burke & Company, real estate and insurance brokers, at Victor. He bought the business of his employers, March 1, 1905, and has conducted it successfully to the present time. In politics he is a Democrat. He has served the town one term as collector of taxes. He is a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. He is a communicant of the Catholic church, and belongs to St. Patrick’s parish. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married, September 1, 1902, Honora Tobin, born at Victor, July 15, 1875, daughter of James and Mary (Burke) Tobin. Her father was born in County Cork, Ireland in March, 1843, married, February 14, 1862, the same year in which she came to this country. Peter Burke, father of Mary, came to this country in 1862; his wife, Catherine (O’Brien) Burke, died in 1888.

Source: Milliken, Charles F., A History of Ontario County, New York and Its People, published 1911 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Ontario County, N.Y., pp. 370-371. Available via

2 Replies to “John Keating (1795 – 1885), John Keating (1844 – ??), William F. Keating (1871 – ??)”

  1. I am Peter and Catherine Burke’s great great grandson and have been looking for information on Michael Burke and his wife, Margaret Sullivan. My grandmother was Margaret Catherine Plain who is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetary in Victor. My parents are buried just above a Keating who shared a hospital room with dad at Rochester General. Dad introduced me to him and said that he was a cousin.

  2. I believe that the son John (born in 1844) was my great, great, great grandfather. Did John have a son James Paul Keating I? My father is James Paul Keating III.

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