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Reverend Michael Tooke, II[1]

Male 1793 - 1870  (77 years)


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  • Name Reverend Michael Tooke, II  [2, 3
    Prefix Reverend 
    Suffix II 
    Born 11 May 1793  Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • computed from AE on headstone
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1870  Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • 1850 US Census, New York, Madison, Eaton, Michael Tuke, 56, farmer, value of real estate 2000, born Ireland, with wife Sarah, 51, born Ireland, father-in-law Nathaniel Tackaberry, 82, farmer, born Ireland, children, MIchael Tuke Jr. 25, born NY, Nathaniel 23, born NY, Francis 21, born NY, Sarah 18, born NY, Wesley 16, born NY, John D. 14, born NY, James 12, born NY, Mary 11, born NY, Summerfield 9, born NY

      1860 US Census, New York, Madison, Eaton, MIchael Tooke 67, farmer, value of real estate 3000, value of personal estate 1200, with wife Sarah 61, children Wesley 27, Dempster 25, Jas 23, Summerfield 17, William ?, 23, servant

      1870 US Census, New York, Madison, Eaton, James Tooke, 33, farmer, value of real estate 6080, born NY, Helen Tooke, 33, born NY, Chandler Tooke, 3, born NY, Michael Tooke, 77, farmer, born Ireland, Sarah Tooke, 72, born Ireland, Somerfield Tooke, 26, book dealer, born NY, Thomas Tooke, 41, farm labor

      The man whose name and likeness are seen above was born on May 11, 1793, in Arklow, Ireland. His parents' names were MICHAEL and RACHEL TOOKE. When their son MICHAEL was 16 years old they emigrated to America. From his boyhood MICHAEL had evinced a more than ordinary desire for knowledge, and he never let pass an opportunity of adding to his store. When his father's family reached this country, they settled in Eaton, Madison county, N.Y., about a half mile east of what is known as Pratt's Hollow, on the New York, Ontario and Western (Midland) railroad.
          In those days of inferior educational advantage, pupils were compelled to depend for instruction upon the district school, however ambitious they might be for high attainments. It was thus with the subject of this sketch, who, so far as school instruction was concerned, was confined to the rude country school, but he was not the person to sit idly down when he had learned all that was thus offered him. He was a close observer and an eager reader of all that came within his reach, and he thus became enlightened on all current subjects, and well versed in ancient and modern history.
          At age 25 he became a convert of religion and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. In November of the following year (1819,) he received license to exhort in his church, and on June 18, 1821, he was licensed to preach. June 14, 1829, he was ordained Deacon, by Bishop ROBERTS and as Elder by the same Bishop, August 25, 1840. These events sufficiently show that he was held in high esteem by his church brethren.
          As a local preacher, Mr. TOOKE ranked high in his locality. From the earliest movement toward the abolition of slavery, Mr. TOOKE was a strong advocate of the doctrine, speaking and voting in its favor on all occasions.
          In the year 1820, Mr. TOOKE was united in marriage to Miss SARAH TACKABURY, an estimable Christian lady. For fifty years she was his beloved consort, being all that becomes a wife and mother. Ten children were born to them, seven sons and three daughters. RACHEL, the eldest, is the wife of Mr. JOHN STRINGER. MICHAEL is a farmer, as is also NATHANIEL. These three reside in Bouckville, Madison county, N.Y. F. W. TOOKE is a member of the Central New York Conference. SARAH is the wife of Mr. HENRY BURNS, a farmer living in Bouckville. W. T. TOOKE is a member of the Northern New York Conference. D. J. TOOKE is a farmer residing in Chittenango Falls. JAMES N. now resides on the old homestead. MATTIE Z., married Rev. G. G. MEGINNIS, a member of the Illinois Conference. S. N. TOOKE is a postal agent, and resides in Charleston, Ill.
          MICHAEL TOOKE, the subject of these notes, died December 30, 1870, in the 78th year of his age.

      Settled at Pratt's Hollow 1806. Born 1793. Died Dec. 29, 1870. Local Methodist Minister. Buried on the Bear Path Road. Wife Sarah Tackaberry. Children Racheal, Micheal, Nathaniel, Francis, Sarah, Wesley P., John D., James N. and Mary.

      Alternate date of death: 20 Dec 1870
      Alterante date of death: 30 Dec 1871 [5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
    Person ID I19346  Mindrum
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2014 

    Father Michael Tuke, Sr.,   b. Mar 1763, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1839, Stockbridge, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Rachel Critchey,   b. Abt 1765, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1818, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 1784  [2
    Family ID F13509  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Sally Tackaberry,   b. 21 Jun 1799, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1871, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1822  [2
    Children 
     1. Rachel Tooke,   b. 1822,   d. 15 Nov 1913, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Michael Tooke, III,   b. 31 Oct 1825,   d. 26 Mar 1890, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Nathaniel Tooke,   b. 20 Jan 1827,   d. 21 Sep 1901, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Rev. Francis Washington Tooke,   b. 19 Dec 1828, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1914, Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Sarah Tooke,   b. 18 Mar 1831,   d. 21 Mar 1902, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Rev. Wesley Fletcher Tooke,   b. 9 May 1833, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1907, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. John Dempster Tooke,   b. 8 Apr 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1919  (Age 84 years)
     8. James Neusum Tooke,   b. 24 Jan 1837,   d. 14 Feb 1932, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     9. Mary Jane Tooke,   b. 21 Dec 1839, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1880  (Age 40 years)
     10. Summerfield Middleton Tooke,   b. 2 Feb 1842, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1900, Charleston, Coles, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F13512  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah Family
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah Family
    L-R, Back: Wes, Sarah, Frank, Rachel, Dempster
    Middle: Nathaniel, Michael, Sarah, Michael
    Front: James, Mary Jane, Summerfield
    Photo taken in 1866
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    Rev. and Mrs. Michael and Sarah Sally (Tackaberry) Tooke stained glass window

    Headstones
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah
    Tooke, Michael and Sarah

    Histories
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York
    United Methodist Church, Pratt's Hollow, New York

  • Sources 
    1. [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.

    2. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    3. [S3159]

    4. [S1902] Ancestry World Tree : File 711218; Submitter: Jeffreytoo@aol.com.

    5. [S3149]

    6. [S1878] Fairview Cemetery Transcript by Helen Tooke Butler.

    7. [S1874]

    8. [S2819]

    9. [S2840]

    10. [S2774]

    11. [S3167] p. 252.

    12. [S3168] Oneida Democrat, 6 Jan 1871, p. 3.