The American Origins of The Family Macone

From what I gathered from interviews with his sons and daughters, Alessandro Macone first touched U.S. soil after our Civil War.  How he came into U.S, residence then was undefined.

In his early days here he worked as a common laborer in the Boston area digging ditches, & etc.  Eventually he found work as a farmer in Acton, maintaining the orchards of a successful Italian family named Rizzo, while he wife worked as her maid.   Rizzo eventually lost everything in the “Ponzi Scheme”, and the tables were turned; with Rizzo and his wife enjoying the employment that Alessandro and Maria once commanded… they not having been enticed by Ponzi as so many others had.

Apparently, as shown by the ship’s manifest and records from Ellis Island, Macone went back to Italy and returned to the US with his wife Maria and their 4 children: Mary (actually “Alessandrina”, as the first-born are named after their father), Annie, Nick and Anthony. 

As Maria Grazia Albanese Macone  was a devout Catholic, she was wont to attend Mass every morning at the church in Concord Junction…being driven there by son, John, either in the family pung or wagon as the season dictated.  It is said that John gained his family name of “St. Peter” through his mediation between ragging mother (on the way down), saintly mother (on the way back), and his Katzenjammer siblings waiting on the home-front with new tricks.  Eventually, the priest (knowledgeable of the reproductive potential of his Irish vs Italian parishioners) sued for bringing Alessandro & his family into Concord as citizens.  Thus began the legend of Alessandro’s genius at farming…a much needed element to the agriculture then floundering in Concord.  The town fathers yielded to the priest’s wisdom, and the Macones invaded Concord (thus was born the first generation of the Concord Macone’s of Strawberry Hill Road (14 strong!), most of whom married Irish spouses. (to be continued)

Specifications of the Ship that Brought the Macones
to New York

The Aller
The House of Jesus View of the “House of Jesus” (as it was named…probably by the religious sect that inhabited it after the Macones had moved from it to Concord).  It is still there, reportedly alive with slogans on its beams, scrawled there by Alessandro’s little tyrants.