Ellen McCarty1

F, b. circa 1836, d. circa 24 March 1910
Father*Timothy McCarty2 b. 1800
Mother*Ellen _____2 b. 1802
Last Edited=1 Mar 2016
     Ellen McCarty was born circa 1836 in County Clare, Ireland.1 She married Michael Murnane, son of Michael Murnane and Julia English, in 1850 in Buffalo, New York, United States; Note that the groom was 15 and the bride only 14. Their first child, Daniel is born in 1857. It is possible that the couple may have lost their first child, perhaps named after Michael's father, Thomas, on the trek to Illinois.1 Ellen McCarty died circa 24 March 1910 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States; "Mrs Ellen Marnane died at son-in-law David Dwyer's residence on School Street at 74. Born Ellen McCarty in County Clare, Ireland. In 1850 in Buffalo, NY she married Michael Marnane and they had 7 children, five children and a husband dying before her. Still living is son Daniel, a prosperous farmer of Winside, Wayne Co., Neb.... Minnie, w/ David Dwyer where she's lived since their marriage...five grandchildren. A resident of Henry for more than 50 years."3 She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.4
     She immigrated in 1848.5 She appeared on the census of 31 August 1850 in the household of Timothy McCarty in East Bloomfield Township, Ontario County, New York, United States.2 Ellen McCarty appeared on the census of 4 June 1860 in the household of Michael Murnane in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.6 Ellen McCarty appeared on the census of 8 July 1870 in the household of Michael Murnane in Thompson Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States.6 Ellen McCarty appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.7 She appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.8
Apparently Ellen and her family were aware of the whereabouts of Michael after he had abandoned them to go to Missouri. However, Ellen could not sell the house that she and Michael had purchased in Henry without his permission. Apparently he never granted that permission while he was alive. After his death, before Ellen could sell the property, she had to prove that Michael had died. To that end, letters were sent to Michael Marnane at Keytesville, Missouri, and, after the letters were returned because he was no longer living, the court granted the estate to Ellen and her children. Ellen gave or sold the property to her daughter Minnie and her husband David Dwyer. It was in this home that Ellen died a few years later.9

Family: Michael Murnane b. 14 Oct 1834, d. 21 Jun 1903

Citations

  1. [S111] The Henry News Republican, March 24, 1910. See death record for a transcription of the obituary.
  2. [S249] August 31, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: M432_571; Page: 141A; Image: 285.
  3. [S111] The Henry News Republican, March 24, 1910.
  4. [S114] Ellen Marnane Cemetery Marker.
  5. [S113] June 15, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: 328; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 44; FHL microfilm: 1240328.
  6. [S99] September 19, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  7. [S112] June 4, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  8. [S113] June 15, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  9. [S116] Estate of Michael Marnane 174.
  10. [S134] St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary's Catholic Church.
  11. [S112] June 4, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: 234; Family History Film: 1254234; Page: 302D; Enumeration District: 144; Image: 0789.