Nora Keaffe

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited=7 Mar 2014
     Nora Keaffe was born circa 1800 in Lismonish Townland, Kildorrery, County Cork, Ireland.1,2 She married James Murnane, son of John Murnane and Mary _____, on 30 September 1822 in Parish of Kildorrery, County Cork, Ireland; Witness at the wedding was Thomas Fitzgerald.2
     Nora Keaffe was listed as a godparent at the baptism of John Murnane on 13 July 1835 in St. Ailbe's Church, Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland; Sponsors for the baptism were Michael Corboy and Nora Keefe.2 Nora Keaffe immigrated with Patrick Murnane on 18 December 1849 to New York, New York, United States; Also listed in the record traveling with Patrick's family was a Widow Murnane (aged 54), her son Patrick (aged 20), and Margaret (aged 14). This is Nora Keaffe, widow of James Murnane. We assume that Patrick's other sons, John, Patrick and James, had died before 1849. His daughters, Mary, Ann and Elizabeth, may have died or may have married before 1849. Also listed is Michael Murnane: this person is not the son of Patrick and Ann, but rather the son of Michael and Julia English Murnane, Patrick's nephew.3 Nora Keaffe appeared on the census of 7 August 1850 in Danube Township, Herkimer County, New York, United States; Nora Murnane and her two children, Patrick and Margaret, are all living separately in Danube Township, just a few miles from where Darby and Johanna Day live.1

Family: James Murnane b. c 1803, d. b 1849


  1. [S137] August 7, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Year: 1850; Census Place: Danube, Herkimer, New York; Roll: M432_513; Page: 290B; Image: 73.
  2. [S15] St. Ailbe's Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe's Church.
  3. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by, Microfilm Roll: M237_85; Line: 20; List Number: 1589.