The journal of William Minchin:
Catherine born 1826 married Michael Flood 1848 died in Adams village, NY 1881. She had several children.
1850 census Adams, Jefferson, New York; dwelling 776:
- Michael Flood, age 27 born Ireland. Laborer
- Catherine Flood, age 21 born Ireland.
- Anna Flood, age 1 born Ireland.
- John Kelly, age 50 born Ireland. C & Joiner.
1855 census Adams, Jefferson, New York, page 12, family 91.
- Michael Flood, age 30 born Ireland. Resident 6 years.
- Catherine Flood, age 24 born Ireland. Resident 6 years.
- Anestatia Flood, age 6 born Ireland. Resident 6 years.
- James Flood, age 4 born Jefferson. Resident 4 years.
- Maria Flood, age 2 born Jefferson. Resident 2 years.
1860 census, Adams, Jefferson, New York; page 62, dwelling 537.
- Michael Flood, age 36 born Ireland. Gardiner.
- Catherine Flood, age 30 born Ireland. Dressmaker.
- Anna Flood, age 11 born Ireland.
- James Flood, age 9 born NY
- M. A. Flood, female, age 7 born NY
- F. B. Flood, female, age 5 born NY
- Catherine Flood, age 3 born NY
- Margarett Flood, age 4/12 born NY
1870 census, Adams, Jefferson, New York; page 51, dwelling 482.
- Michael Flood, age 50 born Ireland. Farm laborer.
- Catherine Flood, age 40 born Ireland. Keeps house.
- Anna Flood, age 21 born Ireland.
- James Flood, age 19 born NY. Works on R.R.
- Mariah Flood, age 17 born NY. At home.
- Frances Flood, male, age 15 born NY. School.
- Katie Flood, age 13 born NY. School.
- Margaret Flood, age 11 born NY. School.
- Rebecca Flood, age 9 born NY. School.
- John Flood, age 5 born NY. School.
- Eliza Flood, age 4 born NY. At home.
1871 - Birth of last child, Marcus Flood (1880 census)
Jefferson County Journal, May 20, 1874; page 5
Four deaths in the village during the past week have been such an unusual an occurrence as to fill our citizens with sympathy for the afflicted. Besides Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Pitcher’s death mentioned last week, Michael Flood died quite suddenly, and Mrs. Osborne, a housekeeper for Mrs. Willis’ people. Mr. Flood is well known to many, and will be missed in the circle in which he moved. Mrs. Osborne was converted and united with the Methodist Class here this last winter, and was highly respected by her acquaintance. The saddest part of the bereavement is that it makes several children orphans.
1875 - James Flood leaves home and heads west (1884 newspaper clipping)
1880 census, Adams, Jefferson, New York; dwelling 68 (same page as her brother, John Kelly)
- Kata Flood, age 49 born Ireland. Widow.
- Rebeca Flood, age 17 born NY. At school.
- John Flood, age 15 born NY. Farmer.
- Lizzie Flood, age 12 born NY. At school.
- Marcus Flood, age 9 born NY. At school.
Jefferson County Journal, July 15, 1884; page 5
James Flood, of Toledo Ohio, after an absence of nine years, is again visiting his native village. His love for base-ball clung to him while in the west, and he became quite a noted pitcher while in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is now employed in a large furniture manufactory in Toledo.
Jefferson County Journal, October 21, 1890
Moses Edward Flood, youngest son of the late Catherine Flood of this village, died suddenly of typhoid fever Oct. 12th, at Boston, Mass, that being his home the past five years. He was an employee of th leading furniture manufacturing works of that city, was a fine workman and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Leaves host of favorites to mourn the loss os a true young friend. Deceased was born in Adams in 1870. The funeral was held at Bridgeport, Conn., where the remaining members of the family reside. Internment was at Mountain Grove cemetery. Rev. H. A. Davenport conducted the services.
Jefferson County Journal, October 21, 1891 - Adams. Col. 2
Miss Lizzie J. Flood, youngest daughter of the late Catherine Flood of this village, died of consumption, Oct 18th, at Bridgeport, Conn., that being her home for the past six years, three of which she held a position as forelady with firm of L. L. Loomer's Sons. Her health failing last February caused her to retire from work, though she gave up willingly and with patience and bore her sufferings in a quiet manner. She leaves three sisters and two brothers to mourn the loss of a loving sister, also hosts of favorites who will mourn the loss of a true friend. Deceased was born in Adams July 19th, 1868, this being her home till about eight years ago when she moved with the remaining members of the family to Syracuse and from there east where her death occurred. The funeral was held at Bridgeport. Internment was at Mountain Grove cemetery where she was quietly laid to rest by the side of her youngest brother whose sudden death occurred one year ago.
Jefferson County Journal, Nov 12, 1895; page 5, col. 2
Mrs. Rebecca B. Shaffer, wife of Fred H. Shaffer, of Little Falls, Herkimer county, died Nov. 1st at Bridgeport, Conn. Her husband accompanied her to Brooklyn, N. Y., last May, where she spent most of the past summer in one of the large hospitals being treated for a tumor. When able to travel her choice was to visit her sisters at Bridgeport before returning to her own home. She told her doctor and nurse what her plans were and they both advised her to go, as they thought the eastern air would benefit her health and help build up her condition. Her oldest sister was sent for and accompanied her to her home, the place of her choice, where she departed this life. Her health and courage failed her about three months ago; during that time her life has been slowly wasting away. Deceased was born in Adams April 29th, 1862, was a daughter of the late Catherine Flood, of this village. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, also two brothers and two sisters, James Flood, of Toledo, Ohio, and John H. Flood, Frances Flood and Maggie E. Flood, all of Bridgeport, Conn. She also leaves a great many relatives and friends who will miss her. The family has the sympathy of all who knew them in this vicinity. The funeral services were held at Bridgeport. Internment at Little Falls.
Jefferson County Journal, April 20, 1927, page 5
Mrs. J. C. Groff spent Easter in Brooklyn with her aunt, Miss F. B. Flood.
[I do not know if this is Frances B. Flood nor how Mrs. Groff was related.]
I have not found any other records for this family.