Thomas Roche1

#9177, (circa January 1823 - )
RelationshipGranduncle of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Michael Roche1 (s 1781 - )
Mother*Mary Whelan1 (s 1785 - )
Birth*circa January 1823He was born circa January 1823 at Co. Waterford, IrelandG; (but age 25 in 1850 census.)1,2,3 
Baptism19 January 1823He was baptized on 19 January 1823 at Cappoquin Parish, Co. Waterford, IrelandG.1
1825He was likely in the household of Michael Roche and Mary Whelan at Camphire, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Co. Waterford, IrelandG, in the census of of 1825.4  
19 September 1850He appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 in the household of John Roche and Mary Glaven at St. Louis, Missouri, age 25, drayman, b. Ireland.5 


  1. [S1472] Cappoquin Parish Baptism Register 1810-1870, Waterford and Lismore Diocese, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Ireland (National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland), p. 109, img. 58/295. 19 Jan 1823, [in Latin] Thomasen, of Michaelis Roache and Mariai Phelan "de Moonerire." bapt. 19 Jan 1823 by P. Sexton; sponsors Thomas Austin and Maria Austin; stipend 2s 6p, online
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1253]  William Whelan Papers, correspondence and documents, McAllister Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Collection summary, p. 4, Series I (1811–1841): "letters from William Roche, a dry goods merchant in Missouri. The first...describes Roche's trip from Philadelphia to St. Louis as well as the state of the markets there....The next was written to Roche's parents in County Waterford and explained where he had established himself 'after all my perambulation.' The letter is also signed by his siblings John, Bridget, and Ellen, who were living and working with him..."
  4. [S1680] Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837, image viewed online and, Box No. 121, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Cos. Waterford and Cork. imgs. 40 and 74 (amended)/129. Camphire Townlands. Michael Roche, 52 acres, value £1 per acre, annual tithing £3 6s. Note: record is certified 27 Nov 1825.
    Others in Camphire: Byrne, Callahan, Carty, Condon, Deale, Hearn, Hickey, Hogan, Keefe, Keily, Lamstand, Leary, Lyons, Mahony, Meligan, Mulcahy, Murphy, Noonan, Nugent, O'Daniel, Power, Stack, Usher.
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John Roach (30), drayman; Mary Roach (25); both b. Ireland.