He is said to have been born in Longford (Longfordshire) Ireland in 1819, immigrated with or without his wife, Esther Northan, had a son in New Orleans Louisiana in 1848 and died in Louisiana in 1866. I can't find any records for him or her except for their deaths and grave location. I have a birth record and a census record for their son, William Moffatt. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!!
There's a marriage record for a Mary Ann MOFFATT to Stephen CAIN on 23-Apr-1873 in New Orleans. Her parents are listed as Patrick Moffatt and Esther NORTON. At findagrave there is a Stephen CAIN listed on the same marker as Patrick and Esther.
The 1870 census for Ward 3, New Orleans, Orleans Co. has a Widow MOFFITT, age 40, born Ireland and Mary Ann, age 19, b. LA
The 1900 census gives Mary Ann CAIN's birthdate as Aug 1850.
There's an obituary for William MOFFATT in the Times-Democrat of 21-Apr-1895:
It says he died in Galveston, leaving a wife and 3 children, survived by his sister Mrs. Steve CAIN, he was the only son of Esther NORTON and Patrick MOFFATT.
I have the information on William but thank you so much for the information on Patrick and Esther. I will need to take a trip to New Orleans when I can to see about getting records to verify the spelling of Esther's last name as well as anything else I can find! I will be sharing whatever I find I promise!
If anyone else has information on Patrick Moffett and his wife, I will take anything you can find!!