James Donovan

Birth Name James Donovan
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


The earliest Fall River City Directory at ancestry.com is for 1853. This appears to be the first directory for Fall River. James' daughter Mary had a son born in Fall River in 1846 or 47. By 1852 she is in Boston and married to Samuel Crime/?/Charles Jenkins.

No death record for James Donovan in Fall River or Boston from 1840 to 1855.
No James Donovan on Census in Fall River or Boston in 1850.
Three James Donovans in Boston City Directory for 1849. Mary is in the 1857 Directory as a widow. See her notes.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Residence 1851 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

This could be James Donovan in 1851. His daughter Catherine and her husband John Winterflood were at 144 Purchase at least by the time of the 1855 Census. James' widow Mary was living with them in 1855.

1851 Boston City Directory at http://cdm.bostonathenaeum.org/cdm/search/searchterm/The_Boston_Directory_1851-1943

James Donovan, seaman, house 140 Purchase
Alego Mercon, shoemaker, house 140 Purchase
no John Winterflood



Family of James Donovan and Mary Sullivan

Married Wife Mary Sullivan ( b. about 1792 d. ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Name Birth Date Death Date
Mary Donovanabout 1822December 3, 1908
Margaret Donovanabout 1827February 9, 1898
Jeremiah Donovanabout 1831
Catherine Donovanabout 1832June 1, 1865
Daniel Donovanabout 1835October 6, 1904
Julia Donovanabout 1844November 4, 1889