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McGough and Bridget Kennedy
Here is another family that spells the name both McGough and McGeough. Owen McGough and Bridget Kennedy of Barron county, Wisconsin, had both a son, and a grandson (by their son James) named John McGeough. Barron county is one county removed from Eau Claire county to the northwest. Eau Claire county and Barron county adjoin Chippewa county. The principal town of Barron county is Rice Lake where my uncle, George Arthur McGough, lived for many years. Our family refers to his family as the "Rice Lake McGoughs." My search of records looking for information about my great grandfather, John McGough of Eau Claire, unearthed information about the Owen McGough family in nearby Barron county.
Owen McGough (1816/1820June 8, 1886) and Bridget Kennedy (c.1821May 15, 1908) were married on November 1, 1842, at St. John the Baptist Church in Perth, Ontario, Canada. Owen had migrated to Perth from the townland of Killeen in the civil parish of Killevy, county Armagh, Ireland, in 1840 or 1841. He probably migrated from county Armagh to Perth, Ontario, with his brother-in-law, James McGlade, and sister, Bridget McGeough McGlade. Bridget Kennedy McGough (who is not to be confused with her sister-in-law, Bridget McGeough McGlade) had been born in Perth in 1828. See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in County Armagh under South Armagh—Civil Parish of Killevy. Owen McGough and his wife, Bridget Kennedy McGough, moved from Perth, Ontario, to Oak Grove Township in Barron county, Wisconsin, in October of 1870. Owen's biography says he reached the United States on May 22, 1871. History of Barron County, Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pg. 354. Nine of their children who, in 1870, ranged in age from 29 to 8, moved with them.
The parents of Bridget Kennedy McGough were Peter Kennedy (1784-1828) and Margaret Cully (1791-1853), who came to Perth from Armagh around 1816, with at least one son, Patrick Kennedy. (See below.)
The 1848 Census for Johnstown District: Augusta, Edwardsburgh, South Gower, Oxford-on-the-Rideau, Wolford, Prescott, North Crosby, South Crosby, Elizabethtown (Microfilm #M5909, Provincial Archives of Ontario, Toronto) shows Owen McGough living in North Crosby township in 1848. Immediately north of North Crosby township is Lanark county and the township of North Burgess..
The Owen McGough family was in the township of North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario, Canada, in 1851. North Burgess was immediately south of the town of Perth, and is now part of Tay Valley township (as of 2002). See: Lanark County on Ontario Gen Web. Here is an entry from the 1851 census of the township of North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario:
(1851) Owen McGough, age (at next birthday) 30, farmer, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic, residing in Bathurst, one family occupying a stone house (Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), Lanark (county), Burgess (north), part 2 - north, schedule B, image p. 4d, 5a, (39), line 15, on Archivia Net in the Canadian Genealogy Centre Databases.)
Bridget McGough, age (at next birthday) 30, born in Canada.
Margret (sic) McGough, age (at next birthday) 8, born in Canada.
Micheal (sic) McGough, age (at next birthday) 6, born in Canada.
Mary McGough, age (at next birthday) 1, born in Canada.
Here is a note on the census return:
"This part of the Township of Burgess is bounded on the Northwest by the Division Line between Burgess and Bathhurst being 132 feet wide from Lot No. 14 to 20, the rest being unsettled as far as the Southwest boundary it then being bounded by the Township of North Crosby* the greater part of that side of Burgess being unsettled. The Rideau Lake bounds the Southeast. There are two lakes in the District each between 3 and 4 miles long and from one half to one mile wide. Black Lake the most southerly has an outlet leading its waters to the Rideau. Grants Creek carries the water of the other along part of the tenth concession to Bathurst then to the River Tay.
"There are only two Easting roads the one going to Westport and the other to the Narrows on the Rideau. The general character of the land is very rocky and unfit for cultivation with a few exceptions. This part of the Township contains 22 Freeholders and tennants the remainder of the inhabitants are Squatters and mostly poor."
*The township of North Crosby is in Leeds county, which is to the immediate south of Lanark county. For a sketch of the townlands in Leeds county, see: Leeds & Grenville GenWeb; for the townlands in Lanark county, see Lanark County GenWeb.
In the 1851 agricultural census of the township of North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario, Owen McGough is listed in concession or range 8, lot E 1/4 14, 50 acres held by the family, 30 acres under cultivation, 19 acres under crops in 1851, 11 acres under pasture in 1851, and 20 acres under wood or wild, 1//2 acre produced 6 bushels of peas, 15 acres produced 200 bushels of oats, 1 1/2 acres produced 150 bushels of potatoes, and the farm produced 2 bundles of hay and 20 pounds of wool. (Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), Lanark (county), Burgess (north), part 2 - north, schedule B, p. 10d, 1a, (51), line 33), in the Canadian Genealogy Centre Databases.)
The Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index) for the sub-district of Burgess North, Lanark South (59), lists Owen McGowe, age 54, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic, a farmer (page 33, Microfilm reel number C-10017; Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada.) Go to Canadian Genealogy Centre.
When Owen McGough moved to Barron county, Wisconsin, he apparently left at least one McGough family in the area of Perth, Ontario. Here is a marriage on September 1, 1890, between Mary McGough, age 35, who was born in Perth in about 1855, daughter of Thomas McGough and Catherine McCullough, and William Beckingham, as recorded in 1890 Marriages from MS 032 on Ontario Marriage Registrations:
"7041-1890 (Leeds Co) William Beckingham, 32, Laborer, Brockville, same, s/o Henry Beckingham & Mary Griffin, married Mary McGough, 35, Perth (birthplace), Brockville (residence), d/o Thomas McGough & Catherine McCullough, witnesses: James Barns, Rose King, both of Brockville. 1 Sep 1890 Brockville" Leeds & Grenville Co., 1890, part 1.
In the 1851 census of Bathurst and Sherbrooke South, Lanark county, Ontario, there is a John McGeagh (possibly McDeagh or McLeagh), age 26, laborer, single, born in Ireland, religion "Church of Rome" (p. 31d, 32a, (63), line 17).
Owen McGough’s Declaration of Intention to become a US citizen says that he was born in Ireland "on or about the year of eighteen hundred and twenty" and that "he emigrated to the United States [from Ontario, Canada], and landed at the Port of Detroit, on or about the month of October in the year eighteen hundred and seventy." The document was signed on October 31, 1871. The signature on the Declaration of Intent is McGeough, but the body of the document shows the name as McGough, and his registration was recorded under the name McGough (Records of the Eau Claire County Courts, Series 48, volume 5, page 34). Owen McGough spelled his surname without an e during the rest of his life. Some of his sons inserted an e and used the surname McGeough, and some used the name McGough throughout their lives. I try to show the surname of each person as it is spelled in public records.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Dobie, founded in 1869, was the first Catholic church in Barron county, Wisconsin. "The cemetery was located next to the church. The first marked grave is that of Thomas McGeough, December 3, 1875. Around 1900 pine trees were planted there. Their presence dominates the old section of the cemetery." Thomas McGeough, born about April 19, 1866, in Barron county (?); died in Dobie, Barron county, Wisconsin, on December 3, 1875. The Card Index to Names in Dunn, Barron and Pepin County Newspapers, 1860–1923 shows an obituary of Thomas McGough, whose father was Owen and mother Bridget, was published in the Rice Lake newspaper on December 11, 1875.
A certificate of naturalization was granted to Owen McGough, by the Circuit Court of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on March 27, 1877. Witnesses, that he had been a resident of Wisconsin for at least one year and of the United States for at least five years, were John Kennedy and Henry Byrnes, both of whom probably had emigrated from Perth Ontario to Barron county, Wisconsin, with Owen McGough.
The records of the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office, show that, on October 1, 1880, a homestead certificate was issued granting to Owen McGough 120 acres of land in Barron county Wisconsin (document no. 2137, accession no. WI0320__.080). Section number: 10. Township: 36. North Range: 11 West. This is the same section in which John Kennedy was granted land on December 15, 1879.
The 1880 census of Stanford township, Barron county, Wisconsin, lists this family:
(1880) Owen McGough, age 60, farmer, born in Ireland, could not read or write (roll 1417, page 116A; Family History Film 1255417).
Bridget McGough (wife), age 52, keeps house, born in Canada, parents born in Ireland, could not read or write. [Bridget Kennedy]
Peter McGough (son), age 25, farm laborer, born in Canada, could not read or write.
Bernard McGough (son), age 22, farm laborer, born in Canada.
Patrick McGough (son), age 19, farm laborer, born in Canada.
James McGough (son), age 17, farm laborer, born in Canada.
Mary Smith (servant), age 17, servant, born in Canada, to a father born in Canada and a mother born in Ireland..
Living in the next listed dwelling house, perhaps on the same property, was John Kennedy, age 40, single, a farmr laborer, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland. He was probably a brother of Bridget Kennedy McGough.
Other families from Perth who migrated to Barron county about the same time as Owen and Bridget Kennedy, and who are listed on the same page of the 1880 US census, were Thomas Ryan, age 39, laborer, born in Ireland (T-9, roll 1417, page 116A, line 36) and Mary (Kennedy) Ryan, age 39, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland; and Henry Byrne, age 38, farmer, born in Canada, to a father born in Ireland and mother born in Canada (T-9, roll 1417, page 116A, line 14) and Susan Byrne. Each couple had a large number of children. [There was a Thomas Ryan, age 10, born in Ireland, in the household of William Ryan, age 33, farmer, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic, in the 1851 census of North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario (enumeration district number 1, (Province/Territory: Canada West (Ontario), District Name: Lanark (county), Sub-District: Burgess (north), part 1 - north township, schedule: A, line 20, image p. 6d, 7a, (13), on Library and Archives Canada.)]
Owen McGough’s great-great-grandson, James McGeough of Castro Valley, California, sent me a copy of his family tree. This information on this page combines data from that document with information from Wisconsin records found while I was researching my great-grand-parents. The family history shows 1816 as the year of birth of Owen McGough. I have used that year, even though 1820 is shown as his year of birth by both the naturalization records and the 1880 federal census of Wisconsin. The family tree furnished me by James McGeough spells the family name McGeough throughout. In the material below, I have changed the spelling to McGough when public records indicate that a person used that spelling.
In an email message sent to me on May 5, 1998, James McGough says:
"One of Owen's grandsons, James, was my grandfather. He spelled his name McGough. The curious thing was that all of his siblings spelled it McGeough. After my grandfather died, we looked through some Wisconsin land deeds and saw that he originally spelled it McGeough. We don't know why he took the 'e' out.
"A year after his death, my immediate family went to court and had the 'e' re-installed. My father, Allyn, also changed his spelling to include the 'e'. My uncle Duane, Allyn's brother, did not add the 'e' due to his profession.
"Strange how this stuff happens."
See Spelling of McGough.
Owen's biography, published in 1922, lists ten children, namely: John, Mary, Margaret, Michael, Peter, Bernard, Bridget, Patrick, James and Thomas, of whom the six first mentioned, as well as Thomas, had died. Here is the biography from WIGenWeb Archives Project—Barron Co. Wisconsin Biographies - I -P:
"Owen McGeough, one of the early settlers of Oak Grove Township, was born in Ireland, and came to Upper Canada as a young man. Here he received a taste of pioneer life as he helped to clear two different farms for farmers there. He reached the States May 22, 1871, and shortly afterward took a homestead of 120 acres in section 10, Oak Grove Township. His previous experience stood him in good stead in breaking this farm. Like the other pioneers he underwent many hardships and had much to contend with. Farming among the stumps was not profitable, and for some time did not even produce a living for his family, so he was forced to work on farms and in the woods for others in order to get a little cash for immediate needs. But he and his family persevered in spite of hardships. He died June 8, 1885, and his wife, Bridget Kennedy, a native of Canada, was left to carry on his unfinished work with the aid of the children. After a long and useful life she died May 18, 1900. In the family there were ten children, namely: John, Mary, Margaret, Michael, Peter, Bernard, Bridget, Patrick, James and Thomas, of whom the six: first mentioned, as well as Thomas, are now deceased.
"--Taken from: History of Barron Co., Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pg. 354."
Owen McGeough died in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, on June 8, 1886. (June 8, 1885, according to his biography.) In 1900, Bridget McGough, age 73, was living alone in Barron county. She died there on May 15, 1908. The ARC Newspaper Index (available in the University Archives and Area Research Center of the University of Wisconsin—Stout, in Menominie, Wisconsin) lists an obituary of Mrs. McGeough in the Rice Lake Chronotype of May 29, 1908, but the same index shows articles about the probate of the estate of Bridget McGough in the Rice Lake Chronotype of August 14 and 21 of 1908. Probate files of both Bridget McGough (#1745) and Owen McGough (#1746) are in the genealogy records of Barron county in the Stout Area Research Center. See their County Court Records Index. The names of Owen and Patrick McGeough are in their electronic indexes as appearing on page 355 and 356 of the 1922 History of Barron County (call number 587.B2H67x).
Owen McGough was born in, Ireland about 1816—probably in county Armagh. His parents were Michael McGeough, who died sometime before November 1, 1842, in County Armagh, and Bridget Murphy (or Kathleen Bridget Murphy (1835–1913), both of whom were born in county Armagh, Ireland. Kathleen Bridget Murphy was born on May 30, 1935, in county Armagh. Her parents were Martin Murphy (1811– ) and Elizabeth Roach (1815– ). She died on October 8, 1913, in Bay City, Bay county, Michigan. (McGlade Peterson Family Tree on Ancestry.com.)
Their children include Owen McGough (1816–1886) and his sister Bridget McGough (1814–1899). Owen’s sister, Bridget McGeough, was married to James McGlade on February 20, 1840 "in the parish church of Lower Killeavy, county Armagh." An Owen McGeough was a witness to Bridget McGeough’s marriage in county Armagh in 1840. This was her brother, the same Owen McGeough who was married to Bridget Kennedy in Perth, Ontario, on November 1, 1842. This would make 1840 or 1841 as likely years for Owen’s emigration from Ireland to Canada.
Bridget McGeough McGlade, age 84, a widow, who resided on lot 9, con 1, North Crosby, county of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, died of old age on March 26, 1899. She was born in Ireland and was a Roman Catholic. Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869–-1932 > Leeds and Grenville > 1899 on Ancestry.com.
James McGlade and Owen's sister, Bridget McGeough, arrived in New York from Lierpool aboard the George Washington on August 22, 1844. They were listed on the ship's manifest as James McGlade, age 30, a farmer, and Bridget McGlade, age 28, a farmer. The country to which they belonged was Great Britain, and the country in which they intended to become inhabitants was the United States. New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957, on Ancestry.com.
James and Bridget McGlade were the parents of James McGlade, who was born in Ontario on June 29, 1846. James McGlade, the son of Bridget McGeough McGlade, married Catherine Kennedy in Ontario on April 24, 1870. This Catherine Kennedy was the sister of John Kennedy, who married Mary Elizabeth Greene, and Mary Kennedy, who married Thomas Ryan. John and Mary Kennedy are mentioned in the previous section. John, Mary, and Catherine were all children of Patrick Kennedy and Elizabeth Lappin.
In 1876, James and Catherine McGlade moved to Oak Grove township, Barron county, Wisconsin, where they had several more children. James McGlades' biography appears in the History of Barron County, Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, page 723. "James McGlade, Dobie, Wis." is listed among the "Names of Old Perthites" published in the Perth Courier of Perth, Ontario, on June 9, 1905. Although Patrick and Elizabeth Lappin Kennedy remained in Perth, Ontario, all their children emigrated to Barron county, Wisconsin, in the 1870s. See Patrick Kennedy of North Burgess, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada.
The records of the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office, show that James McGlade acquired 160 acres of federal land in Wisconsin, under a homestead entry, through the Eau Claire land office, on October 20, 1883. Accession number: WI0330__.354. Section number: 12. Township: 36 North Range: 11 West Meridian.
[An inquiry by Mike Norris posted on RootsWeb on September 23, 2000, gives a history of James and Bridget McGeough McGlade different than the history that I have set out above:
"Looking for information on Michael McGlade, who died in Brockville on June 11, 1907, at the age of 72. Michael was the eldest brother of my great-great grandfather, Peter McGlade. Michael and Peter were born in County Armagh, Ireland, and moved to Canada with their parents, James McGlade and Bridget McGeough, in the mid-1840s, settling near Westport, Ont. Michael and Peter were among 10 children. Michael may have been a saloonkeeper in Brockville. He was married twice. His second wife may have passed away in May, 1926. Any information on Michael McGlade and his relatives/descendants would be much appreciated. Thanks."
I have not yet reconciled the difference in dates.]
The family tree furnished by James McGeough says that Owen McGough was born in county Kilkenny, Ireland. My guess, however, is that "Kilkenny" is a version of Killevy, or Killeen, a townland in the parish of Killevy, and that Owen's place of birth was the civil parish in which his sister was married, Killevy in county Armagh. The civil parish of Killevy is divided into two Catholic parishes: Killeavy Upper to the south and Killeavy Lower to the north. The marriage was in the parish church of Killeavy Lower. The Tithe Applotment Books show several McGeoughs and McGoughs in the civil parish of Killevy in 1835, and Griffith’s Valuation shows the surnames there in 1864. McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 182030s and 185060s: By County, Parish, and Townland, lines #45–50. All are shown, or should be shown, in the townland of Killeen. Killeen is about 6 kilometers south of the town of Newry, at J085 205 on sheet 29, The Mournes, of the Discoverer Series of 1 50,000 maps of the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland. Neither the Tithe Applotment Books nor Griffith's Valuation list any McGeoughs or McGoughs in county Kilkenny. (In 1835. the Tithe Applotment Books show a James McGlade in the townland of Bellard in the civil parish of Killevy. Bellard (Ballard on the map) is about 6 kilometers west by northwest of the townland of Killeen, on the north slopes of Sleve Gullion.)
Children born to Owen McGough and Bridget Kennedy McGough were:
Marguerite McGeough; born 1842 Perth, Ontario, Canada. married Francis Mullen on June 12, 1872, had four children, and died in Oak Grove Township on February 1, 1910. Her husband, Frank Mullen was born in Armouth (Armagh?), Northern Ireland, on December 15, 1836, and died in Barron county, Wisconsin, on January 28, 1918.
Here is a biography of Frank Mullen, Oak Grove Township, Barron County, Wisconsin, published on RootsWeb, taken from: History of Barron Co., Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pp. 345–346 (I've added paragraphing.):
"Frank Mullen, a worthy and hardworking man, whose early career is a part of the history of the development of Oak Grove Township, came to Seetion 22 in 1871, and thereafter had much to do with the upbuilding of this region. He built himself a cabin of logs in the woods, with a straw shed for his animals, and the next year brought his bride to the place. Some of his furniture was made from trees cut on the place and the household equipment and farming tools were few indeed.
"For a number of years he worked in the lumber woods in the winter and on the river drives in the spring to get a little money with which to support his family while the farm was being made profitable. His wife stayed in the little cabin, looking after the place and caring for the children. In time Mr. Mullen became a "cookee" on lumber drives, assisted, as soon as they became old enough, by his sons, John and Michael.
"As a pioneer in the wilderness he underwent many interesting experiences. He often brought provisions on his back from far away Menomonie or Chippewa Falls. In the summers he worked early and late to develop his farm. When he first came here there were no roads. The path to his homestead was an old Indian trail which the savages had trodden for generations. Mr. Mullen realized that if the country was ever to develop that there must be better means of transportation and communication. He, therefore, became an advocate of good roads, and not only did he constantly encourage his neighbors along that line, but he also cut through many roads with his own hands. When he started farming his domestic animals consisted of a yoke of oxen and one cow. His wife had a spinning wheel, and on this she spun yarn with which to knit socks and mittens for the family. The toil, the labor, the hard work, the sacrifices, the lack of comforts, and the heart breaking discouragements of those days are hard for the present generation to realize. But they had strength and courage, and in time their efforts resulted, not only in the building up of a good place for themselves, but also in the development of the neighborhood.
"The Mullen home was always open to all. It was the center of many of the social events of the neighborhood, some of the settlers were invited to live there while they were getting their own places started, no traveler was ever refused hospitality, and in times of misfortune and illness in the neighborhood, Mrs. Mullen was an angel of mercy.
"Aside from being a leader in material things, Mr. Mullen was deeply interested in church affairs. He helped to establish the Church of Our Lady of Lords at Dobie and continued loyal and unswerving in his support. After a long and useful life he died Jan. 28, 1918, at the good old age of 82 years. His good wife died Feb. 1, 1910, at the age of 68 years. Frank Mullen was born in Armouth, in northern Ireland, Dec. 15, 1836, the son of Michael Mullen and his good wife. The family came to Canada in 1870, and it was a year later that the subject of this sketch came to Barron County. He was married June 11, 1872, to Margaret McGough, who was born in Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen McGough, natives of Ireland. She died in Barron County in 1909 at the age of 68 years. Mr. and Mrs. Mullen had four children. Michael farms in Oak Grove Township, this county, on part of the old homestead. John farms on the old homestead. Bridget-Ann is the wife of Thomas Dorsey, of Oak Grove Township. Hannah is the wife of Louis Napolean Forrest, of Campia, in this county."
Here are the listings from the 1880 census of Stanford township, Barron county, Wisconsin, 1900 census of Oak Grove, Barron county, Wisconsin:
(1880) Francis Mullen, age 41, farmer, born in Ireland, cannot read or write (T-9, roll 1417, page 115,line 23; Family History Film: 1255417). [Listed as Frank Mullin in the 1900 census of Oak Grove township, Barron county, Wisconsin, age 61, born in December, 1838, in Ireland, married 27 years, immigrated to US in 1871, a farmer, who owned his property subject to a mortgage (T-623, roll 1777, page 3A. line 37).]
Margaret Mullen, age 33, keeping house, born in Canada to parents born in Canada. [Margaret McGeough, whose father was actually born in Ireland] [Listed in 1900 as Margaret Mullin, age 55, born in Canada in January, 1844, to a father born in Ireland and a mother born in Canada, mother of 5 children, 4 of whom were living.].
Michael P. Mullen, age 7, born in Wisconsin. [Listed in 1900 as Michael P. Mullin, age 27, single, born in Wisconsin in March of 1873, farm laborer.]
Francis J. Mullen, age 5, born in Wisconsin. [Listed in 1900 as John F. Mullin, single, age 25, born in Wisconsin in January of 1874, farm laborer.]
Bridget A. Mullen, age 3, born in Wisconsin. [Married Thomas Dorsey] [In the 1900 census, living with her parents, but listed as Bridget A. Dorsey, wife of (and recently married to) Thomas P. Dorsey, who is listed on line 21 of the same page as living with his parents, Thomas Dorsey and his wife of 32 years, Ann Dorsey. Bridge is listed as 23, born in April, 1877, in Wisconsin. Her husband, Thomas P. Dorsey, is listed as 25, a farmer, recently married, born in March of 1875 in Canada, who apparently immigrated with his mother and brother in 1878.]
[The 1900 census lists Anna S. Mullin, a daughter, age 19 (in 1900), born in November of 1880 in Wisconsin.]
Michael McGeough, born in 1845, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, and died June 18, 1911, in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, Wisconsin. He died in the veterans home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery on June 21, 1911. Bob Tobin has a copy of his obituary and burial record.
John McGeough, born in 1848 in Perth, Ontario, Canada, and died in Canada before 1922.
Mary McGeough, born in 1850 in Perth, Ontario, Canada, and died there in 1852.
Peter McGough, born in 1855 in Canada. Peter McGeough married Mary G. Lally (18581921) in Oak Grove Township Barron county, on November 4, 1888. The Wisconsin Pre-1907 Marriage Index shows a marriage of Peter McGough in Barron, Wisconsin, on November 4, 1908. The year should be 1888, since the index covers only marriages that occurred before 1907. Peter McGough died sometime before 1922 in Hunter's Hot Springs, Montana. Mary Lally McGough was born in in 1858 in Ontario, Canada, and died on March 5, 1921, in Oak Grove Township, Barron county. A Peter McGough of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is listed in the Perth Courier of June 9, 1905 as an "Old Perthite" in the website of the Lanark County Genealogical Society of Lanark county, Ontario, Canada. The society is located in Perth, Ontario. The 1900 federal census shows Peter McGough, age 45, Mary McGough, age 41, that they had been married 11 years, and that Mary was the mother of two children, both living. Their two daughters were living with them, Bridget McGough, age 10, and Anna McGough, age 6. The family tree lists Bridget as Genevieve; and lists two children, Anna Mae McGough, born on December 4, 1883, who died in Faribault, Minnesota on October 15, 1970; and Genevieve McGough who was born about 1890. (There is some date that indicates that Peter McGough and Mary Lally were born in 1878, and had three children, but the data quoted above seems more reliable.)
Bridget McGeough, born in Canada on July 20, 1856, married Henry J. Mitchell in Wisconsin, had six children, and died on June 28, 1937.
Bernard McGeough, born in 1858, died on July 2, 1918.
Patrick McGeough, born on March 7, 1861, in Canada, married Rose A. Cosgrove (according to a marriage record, Maria Rosa; according to Patrick's biography, Rosie) on April 17, 1893, in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, Wisconsin. Patrick and Rose McGeough had four children, all born in Oak Grove Township. The 1900 federal census shows Patrick McGeogh, age 39, and Rose A. McGeogh, living with Mary A. McGeogh, age 6, Rose C. McGeogh, age 5, and Rose's mother, Mary Cosgrove, age 70, in Barron county. The 1910 census of Oak Grove, Baron county, lists him as Patrick McGough (roll 1701, page 2a). His biography on the USGenWeb Archives, from the History of Barron County, Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pg. 355, describes him as one of the "well-to-do men of the township." Bob Tobin says that Rosa was born in Benton, Wisconsin, and that her parents were Patrick Cosgrove and Mary Cadin. Here is some more information on Rose Cosgrove furnished by Bob Tobin: Her parents were Patrick Cosgrove and Mary Caden who were married on June 27, 1855, in Jo Daviess County (Galena), Illinois. The parents also appear in the 1860 census for Ward 4 of Galena, Illinois: Patrick Cosgrove, age 32, laborer, born in Ireland; Mary Cosgrove, age 30, born in Ireland, attended school within year; Mary Anne, age 3, born in Illinois (listed as Margaret in later censuses); Ellen, age 1, born in Illinois.
(About 1874 or 1875, Charles McGeough (18591934), son of Francis McGeough (18251910) and Bridget Murphy, married Jane Cosgrove in the Cherry Mound Catholic Church in Paint Creek Township, Iowa, and according to Phyllis Devereux at page 50 of her book: "lived their entire life in the parish and raised twelve children, one of whom was killed in Europe in World War I." Francis and Bridget Murphy McGough had moved from Lindsay, Ontario, to Winnebago county, Illinois, just east of the lead mining area in Illinois, and then to Allamakee county, Iowa, in 1856. Rose A. Cosgrove McGough was born in Benton, Lafayette county, Wisconsin, about 1865. She is shown as 5 years old in the 1870 census of Lafayette county. Her parents were Patrick and Mary (Cadin/Cadden) Cosgrove. Her siblings, according to 1870 census, were: Margaret, Ellen, Patrick (who was born in Darlington, Wisconsin) and Peter. Peter was born (baptized) in Benton, Wisconsin. He became the Postmaster of Cosgrove, Wisconsin,. which was later renamed to Poskin.(Information from Bob Tobin). [An Alice Cosgrove was born in Lafayette county on January 24, 1892. Wisconsin Vital Records Indexes, Pre-1907 Birth Index, Marriages, and Death Indices.] Benton is in the lead mining area of Wisconsin, about ten miles north of Galena, Jo Daviess county, Illinois, near the western end of the southern boundary of Wisconsin. McGoughs had settled in the Galena area as early as 1846. See: John and Peter McGoughTwo Brothers in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Was there any family relationship between the Jane Cosgrove who married Charles McGeough in 1874 or 1875, and the Rose A. Cosgrove who married Patrick McGeough in 1893? The 1900 census of Paint Creek township, Allamakee county, Iowa, says that Jane Cosgrove McGough was born in Iowa in September of 1863. There was probably no relationship, therefore, but I hope to explore the question further.)
[The 1850 federal census of Lafayette county, Wisconsin, shows a Thomas Cosgrove (page 401) in Benton township. The 1855 state census and 1860 federal census (page 578) show a James Cosgrove in Benton township. The 1860 federal census (page 820) shows a Henry Cosgrove in New Diggins township. The 1870 federal census of Allamakee county, Iowa, Paint Creek township (page 281), shows a Thomas Cosgrove.]
Children born to Patrick McGeough and Rose A. Cosgrove were:
Mary A. McGeough (March 12, 1894 to March 30, 1920) who married Earl V. Bollman. Bollman's first wife, Caroline Cook, had died on June 12, 1916, leaving four children. Mary apparently died some time before August 9, 1920, when Earl Bollman married Mary's younger sister, Loretta (Anna L.), his third wife. (See below.)
Rosella McGeough (April 3, 1895 to July 12, 1976) who married Frank Drost on November 14, 1916, in Our Lady of Lourdes church in Stanfield, Wisconsin. The Card Index to Names in Dunn, Barron and Pepin County Newspapers, 18601923, reports two mentions of the marriage in the Barron County News-Shield. An article on November 19, 1916, refers to the bride as Rose Ellen McGeough. An article on November 23, 1916, refers to her as Rosella McGeough. Frank Drost was the brother of Josephine Drost who married Rosella's uncle, James J. McGough, on June 8, 1863. (email to Dawn Knauft from Bob Tobin, email@example.com.) Here is a posting by Bob Tobin on April 1, 1997, on Barron County, Wisconsin Queries Sept 1996 - Jan 1998 on RootsWeb: "I am looking for information on the family names of Drost and McGough that lived around the Brill and Dobie area. Frank Drost married Rose Ellen McGough I believe at Dobie and they lived on a small farm near Brill. Rose Ellen's mother died when she was very young and she was raised by the nuns at Dobie, that's what I have been told. I would like any information about these people. Frank died in the 1960's and Rose Ellen in the 1970's ?"
Anna L. McGeough, or Loretta McGough, (August 23, 1900 to October 13, 1969), who married her brother in law, Earl V. Bollman, on August 9, 1920, 4 months after the death of her sister Mary A. McGeough. The biography of Earl Bollman is at pages 330331 of the History of Barron County, Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922. She is listed as Lauretta McGough, age 9, 9in the 1910 census.
There was a fourth child whom I have not been able to identify.
Here is the biography of Patrick McGeough from WIGenWeb Archives Project—Barron Co. Wisconsin Biographies - I -P -- taken from: History of Barron Co., Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pg. 355."(I've added paragraphing):
"Patrick McGeough, who has farmed in Oak Grove Township since early manhood, is one of the well-to-do men of the township, and his intelligent effort and well-directed hard work has resulted in success. He was born in Upper Canada March 7, 1861, son of Owen and Bridget (Kennedy) McGeough, who brought him to Barron County when he was eleven years of age. He attended school for a while and worked with his parents, helping them to develop a farm from the wilderness. As a young man he entered the employ of Knapp, Stout & Co., working for them in the woods in the winter time and engaging in farm work in the summer time.
" In 1887 he purchased 160 acres of railroad land in section 11, Oak Grove
Township, to the development and operating of which he has since devoted his
attention. He has cleared 80 acres, erected a good set of buildings, including
a good silo built in 1920, and made many other improvements. He carries on mixed
farming and dairying and has a herd of graded Holsteins. He is a stockholder
in the Brill Creamery Co. at Brill. Mr. McGeough was married April 17, 1893
to Rosie Cosgrove, a most worthy woman, who was born in Benton, Wis., and died
Feb. 16, 1902. In the family there were three daughters: Mary, Rosella and Loretta.
Mary was born March 12, 1894.After her mother's death she kept house for her
father until her own death,
March 30, 1920. Rosella was born April 3, 1895, and is the wife of Frank Drost, of this county. Loretta was born Aug. 23, 1900, and is now Mrs. Earl Bollman, of this county."
James J. McGough, born on June 8, 1863, in Perth, Ontario, Canada. James J. McGough married Josephine Drost in a Catholic ceremony in Rice Lake, Barron county, Wisconsin on May 6, 1895. The Wisconsin Pre-1907 Marriage Index says that James McGeugh was married on May 6, 1895, in Barron county. Josephine Drost McGough was born on March 12, 1873, in Marthen Austria. The 1900 federal census shows James McGeogh, age 37, Josephine McGeogh, age 27, Michael J. McGeogh, age 4, James P. McGeogh, age 2, and John H. McGeogh, age 4 months, as living together in Barron county—with two boarders. One boarder was probably Josephine's brother: Joseph F. Drost (boarder), age 26, born in June, 1874, in Austria, naturalized, day laborer. James J. McGough died in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, Wisconsin, on February 26, 1923. The Card Index to Names in Dunn, Barron and Pepin County Newspapers, 18601923, shows an obituary of James McGeough published on March 9, 1923
Children born to James J. McGough and Josephine Drost McGough were:
Michael J. McGough, born in Oak Grove Township on March 18, 1896, died in Worthington, Minnesota, on November 26, 1970. Married Susan T. Doheny (November 8, 1888, to March 27, 1982)
James P. McGough, born February 14, 1898, in Rice Lake, Baron county, Wisconsin, married Josephine M. Huerth in Cumberland, Wisconsin, on August 25, 1929. They resided at 127 East St. Patrick Street, Rice Lake, Wisconsin and James died there on August 5, 1977; Josephine on January 1, 1993. The Social Security Death Index shows a James McGough of Rice Lake, SS# 389280081, was born on February 14, 1898, and died in Rice Lake in August of 1977; and a Josephine McGough, SS# 389264352, was born on April 20, 1903 and died in Rice Lake on January 1, 1993. James' birth is recorded as the birth of James McGlough in the Pre-1907 Birth Index for Barron County.
John Henry McGeough, born January 23, 1900, in Rice Lake, and died December 8, 1971, in Bayonne, New Jersey. Married Helena Hagg.
Mary M. McGeough, born April 13, 1903, in Rice Lake, and died there on November 6, 1977. Married William Leuthner on August 19, 1930, in Dobie, Barron county, Wisconsin.
Anna P. McGeough, born August 14, 1905, in Oak Grove Township. Her birth is recorded as that of Anna P. McGeaugh in the Pre-1907 Birth Index for Barron County. Married John L. Staebell on December 29, 1932, in Dobie, Barron county, Died in Rice Lake on February 22, 1993.
Francis T. McGeough, born August 2, 1909, in Barron county. Married Iona Marie Ott on August 27, 1938, in Withee, Wisconsin. Died March 15, 1986, in Minnesota.
Barnabas McGeough, born October 7, 1911, in Barron county. Married Jean Marie Olson on November 13, 1943, in Oak Grove Township, Barron county. Died November 10, 1994, in Rice Lake.
Thomas McGeough, born about April 19, 1866, in Barron county (?); died in Dobie, Barron county, Wisconsin, on December 3, 1875. The Card Index to Names in Dunn, Barron and Pepin County Newspapers, 18601923 shows an obituary of Thomas McGough, whose father was Owen and mother Bridget, was published in the Rice Lake newspaper on December 11, 1875. Our Lady of Lourdes, Dobie, founded in 1869, was the first Catholic church in Barron county, Wisconsin. "The cemetery was located next to the church. The first marked grave is that of Thomas McGeough, December 3, 1875. Around 1900 pine trees were planted there. Their presence dominates the old section of the cemetery."
Although I have no evidence that she was related to this family, I will note that Sister M./Kathleen McGeough died on April 6, 1919, and is interred at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Old and New Cemetery [cemetery #46 on the website], at St. Joseph's Catholic Franciscan Convent, Manitowoc Rapids Township, Manitowoc county, Wisconsin.
Living alone next to the Owen McGough family in Wisconsin in 1880 was John Kennedy, age 40, farm laborer, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland (T-9, roll 1417, page 116A, line 8). This was probably a younger brother of Owen's wife, Bridget Kennedy McGough. This John Kennedy was probably the same John Kennedy who attested to Owen McGough's residency in support of his 1877 application for US citizenship. World Family Tree, volume 76, tree 453, shows that John Kennedy, 1840–1912, was a son of Patrick Kennedy (1814–1880) and Elizabeth Lappin (1820–1900, born in Perth, Ontario), in 1820), who were married in Perth Ontario on May 6, 1829. (Elizabeth Lappin was probably born closer to 1814 than the reported date of 1820. That she married at age 9 is unlikely.) John Kennedy was born March 29, 1840, in North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario, Canada. He migrated from Perth, Ontario, to Barron county, Wisconsin, sometime before 1872—probably with Owen McGough and his wife, Bridget Kennedy, in 1870. John Kennedy married Mary Elizabeth Greene on February 19, 1884, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dobie. Barron county. John died on June 30, 1912, in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, and is buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Dobie, Barron county, Wisconsin. John's wife, Mary Elizabeth Greene, was the daughter of Albert Greene and Sarah Brooks. Mary Elizabeth Greene was born on August 24,1860, in Saratoga, New York, and died on November 28, 1899 in Oak Grove Township, Barron county, and is also buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Dobie, Barron county.
The records of the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office, show that, on December 15, 1879, John Kennedy was granted 120 acres of land under a homestead entry. Accession number: WI0310__.379. The land was in section number 10, township 36 North, Range 11 West , the same section in which Owen McGough acquired homestead property on October 1, 1880.
Mary Kennedy, who was John's younger sister, was born in Perth, Ontario, on February 25, 1842. She married Thomas Ryan at St. John's Church in Perth. Thomas Ryan was born to William Ryan and Mary Breen (sometimes written O'Brien) of county Wexford, Ireland. Thomas had a brother, Patrick Ryan. Thomas Ryan and Mary Kennedy Ryan also emigrated to Rice Lake from Perth—in about 1880. Thomas Ryan and "Mrs. T. Ryan" of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, are among the Names of Old Perthites published by the Perth (Ontario) Courier on June 16, 1905. Mary Kennedy Ryan died in Rice Lake on February 22, 1906, and is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Rice Lake. (Joan Cybolsky furnished me some of these details in emails beginning on October 17, 2002.)
Here are Ryans in the 1871 township of North Burgess, Lanark county, from a posting of March 19, 2003, by Gary G. Darby on CAN-ONT-LANARK-L Archives on RootsWeb:
Family # 192
Ryan, William - age 56, b. Ireland, Roman Catholic, Farmer
Ryan, Mary - age 56, b. Ireland, Roman Catholic, Spouse [Mary Breen or O'Brien?]
Ryan, Henry - age 20, b. Ont, RC, Farmer, single
Ryan, Patrick - age 18, b. Ont., RC, Farmer, single
Ryan, Mary - age 13, b. Ont., RC, single
Family # 191
Ryan, Thomas - age 28, b. Ireland, Roman Catholic, Farmer, can't write
Ryan, Mary - age 28, b. Ont., RC, Irish Origin, Spouse [Mary Kennedy]
Ryan, William - age 6, b. Ont., RC, [apparently died before 1880*]
Ryan, John Patrick - age 5, b. Ont., RC [apparently died before 1880]
Ryan, E. Ann - age 3, b. Ont., RC
Ryan, M. James - age 8m, b. Ont., RC
*On August 13, 2011, I received this email from that says in part: "I assume that William was considered deceased, as he must not appear in a US 1880 census, or similar document. I cannot explain that at this time. However, William is my Great-Grandfather, and died in Rice Lake in 1923."
This Thomas Ryan family is the same family listed in the 1880 census of Stanford township, Barron county, Wisconsin, on the same page with Owen McGough, John Kennedy, Henry Byrne, Thomas Kearney, Martin Kearney (in the same house), and James McGlade:
(1880) Thomas Ryan, age 39, laborer, born in Ireland, could not read or write (T-9, roll 1417; page 116, line 36; Family History Film: 1255417)
Mary Ryan, age 39, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland [Mary Kennedy]
Elizabeth Ryan, age 11, born in Canada [listed as E. Ann Ryan in the 1871 census of North Burgess, Lanark county, Canada].
Michael J. Ryan, age 9, born in Canada [listed as M. James Ryan in the 1871 census of North Burgess, Lanark county, Canada].
Anastasia Ryan, age 7, born in Canada.
Thomas M. Ryan, age 5, born in Canada.
Florence M. Ryan, age 5, born in Canada.
Living in the same house with the Thomas Ryan family in 1880 was his daughter, Ellen (Kennedy) Kearney, age 23, born in Canada, a wife who was married during the census year, keeping house, and her husband, Martin Kearney, age 23, a laborer, born in Ireland (T-9, roll 1417, page 116, line 34; Family History Film: 1255417).
In the 1900 census, Thomas and Mary Ryan are listed as living on Eau Claire Street in Rice Lake, Barron county, Wisconsin. Both are shown as age 55 and married 36 years. No occupation is listed for Thomas. Mary is shown as the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were living. Thomas is shown as having immigrated in 1880, 20 years in the US, naturalized. Mary is shown as having immigrated in 1881 (?), 19 years in the US. The only other person in the household was a grandson, Albert Ryan, age 5, born in Wisconsin in August, 1894. (T-623, roll 1777, page 10A, line 34).
The Patrick Kennedy who ultimately married Elizabeth Lappin, and became the father of John and Mary Kennedy, was born in Armagh around 1814, and migrated to Perth around 1816, with his parents, Peter Kennedy (1784-1828) and Margaret Cully (1791-1853) (World Family Tree, volume 76, tree 453.) See "Patrick Kennedy of North Burgess, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada." The 1851 census of the township of North Burgess, Lanark county, Ontario, lists (living near Owen McGough) Peter Kennedy, age 67 (at next birthday), a farmer, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic (p. 8d, 9a, (47), line 1), in a stone house, with his wife, Margaret Kennedy, age 60 (at next birthday), born in Ireland, and son, Michael Kennedy, age 19, born in Canada. Living next door was Patrick Kenedy (sic), age 37, born in Ireland, farmer (line 6), in a log house, with his wife, Betsey, age 30, born in Ireland, and these children, all born in Canada: John 11, Peter 11, Mary 8, Cathrine 7, Margret 2.
"Patrick Kennedy and Elizabeth Lappin were married 6 May 1839 at Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada. Patrick Kennedy and Elizabeth Lappin were the parents of John Kennedy, who married Mary Elizabeth Greene; Mary Kennedy, who married Thomas Ryan; Catherine Kennedy, who married James McGlade; Peter Kennedy, born in 1846; Peter Kennedy, born 1848; Ellen Kennedy who married Martin Kearney; Eliabeth Kennedy born in 1858 and Thomas Kennedy born in 1861. Elizabeth and Thomas remained in Canada when the rest of the family came to Wisconsin in the 1870's." Patrick Kennedy of North Burgess, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada. See also: Descendants of John Kennedy.
Patrick was an older brother of Bridget Kennedy, who married Owen McGough. In 1835, there was a John Cully in the townland of Knockavannon in parish of Ballymyre, and a William Cully in the townland of Lisdrumhurr (sic. probably should be Lisdrumchor) in the parish of Loughgilly, county Armagh. The parishes of Ballymyre and Loughgilly are one parish removed to the northwest of the parish of Killevy. Knockavanon is slightly over 2 kilometers to the northeast of the town of Newtownhamilton, and a little over 16 kilometer west by northwest of Newry; H 945 303, sheet 28, Monaghan. Lisdrumchor is at H 970 332, a kilometer south of Shaws Lake.
James McGlade and Owen McGough's sister, Bridget McGeough, were the parents of James McGlade, who was born in Ontario on June 29, 1846. James McGlade, the son of Bridget McGeough McGlade, married Catherine Kennedy in Ontario on April 24, 1870.
Living nearby to Owen McGough in 1880, and listed on the same page of the 1880 census, was this McGlade family:
(1880) James McGlade, age 33, a farmer, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland, who could not read or write (T-9, roll 1417, page 116A, line 43). [Indexed by Ancestry.com and Family Search as McGladen. This James McGlade was the son of James McGlade and Bridget McGeough, sister of Owen McGeough sister. The younger James McGlade was born in Ontario on June 29, 1846, and married Catherine Kennedy in Ontario on April 24, 1870. Catherine Kennedy was the sister of John Kennedy, who married Mary Elizabeth Greene, and Mary Kennedy, who married Thomas Ryan.]
Catherine McGlade (wife), age 34, keeping house, born in Canada to parents born in Ireland. [Catherine Kennedy]
Albert J. McGlade (son), age 9, born in Canada to parents born in Canada.
Rose E. McGlade (daughter), age 5, born in Canada to parents born in Canada.
Catherine E. McGlade (daughter), age 4, born in Canada to parents born in Canada.
Patrick J. McGlade (son), age 2, born in Wisconsin to parents born in Canada.
[The 1900 censuses of Oak Grove, Barron county, Wisconsin, lists James McGlade, age 53, born in June, 1846, in Canada, married 30 years, emigrated to US in 1876, 24 years in the US, a farmer who owned his farm subject to a mortgage (T-623, roll 1777, page 2A, line 29); his wife of 30 years, Catherine (Kennedy) McGlade, age 55, born in July, 1844, in Canada, mother of 8 children, 7 of whom were living, and 4 of those children, all born in Wisconsin and all single: Patrick McGlade, age 22; Peter McGlade, age 19; Maggie McGlade, age 16; and Michael McGlade, age 13. On the same page of the census was John Kennedy, age 60, a widower, born in March of 1840 in Canada to parents born in Ireland, who emigrated to the US in 1871, 29 years in the US, naturalized, who owned his farm free of a mortgage (T-623, roll 1777, page 2A, line 40); and his sons (whose mother was born in New York), all of whom were born in Wisconsin and single: Joseph P Kennedy, age 16; Ambrose M. Kennedy, age 12; and Albert S. (Leo) Kennedy, age 9. Living next to John Kennedy in the 1800 census was his daughter, Ellen (Kennedy) Kearney, age 46, born in Canada in February, 1854, who had immigrated to the US in 1879, mother of 6 children, all living; with her husband of 20 years, Martin Kearney, age 43, born in Ireland in July, 1856, a farmer, who immigrated to the US in 1875, and was naturalized. (T-623, roll 1777, page 2A, line 44). One farm removed from John Kennedy was another daughter, Catherine (Kennedy) McGlade, age 55, born in Canada in July, 1844, who had immigrated to the US with her husband, James McGlade, in 1876, mother of 8 children, 7 of whom were living; with her husband of 30 years, James McGlade, age 53, born in Canada in June, 1846, a farmer, naturalized, who had immigrated in 1876. (T-623, roll 1777, page 2A, line 44, line 29).]
The 1851 census of Canada lists a John McGlead, single, in the village of Perth (enumeration district #1, page 5, line 30) age 21, a servant (in the home of William and Mary Canwith), born in Ireland, a Roman Catholic. (This is image p. 2d, 3a, (5) of Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) Province/Territory: Canada West (Ontario) District Name: Lanark (county) Sub-District Name/Description: Perth part 1 town Schedule: A, on the website of the Canadian Genealogy Centre.
The Bathurst Courier, December 12, 1856, reported a "Return of Convictions for the Period Ending November 30, 1856." Among the many names on a long list was: "Breach of Peace on the Sabbath—John McGlade, one pound, five pence."
The 1871 census of Canada lists a John Mcglade as the head of a household in the district of Lanark South, sub-district of Perth Town; b. Birth year range: 1827–1828 ; age 43; birthplace Ireland; Roman Catholic; occupation: carter (Division: 1 Microfilm roll #: C-10018, page 44).
The 1881 census of Canada list John McGlade in Perth, Lanark South, Ontario; age 52, born in Ireland in 1829, widowed, a carter, who was Catholic (Family History Library Film 1375869; NA Film Number C-13233; District 111; Sub-district B; Division 1; Page Number 5; Household Number 27+). In the same household were:
Michael McGlade, age 24, born in Ontario in 1857, painter, Catholic.
Arthur McGlade, age 20, born in Ontario in 1861, labourer, Catholic.
Annie McGlade, age 17, born in Ontario in 1864, Catholic.
[There was another John McGlade in the 1881 census of Bastard & Burgess South, Leeds South, Ontario: age 29, born in Ontario in 1852, a farm laborer, married, and Catholic (Family History Library Film 1375868; NA Film Number C-13232; District 110; Sub-district G; Division 1; Page Number 9; Household Number 41). With him was his wife, Ellen (Mahon) McGlade, age 24, born in Ontario in 1857; and children, Michael McGlade, age 3, born in Ontario in 12878, and Ellen McGlade, age 2, born in Ontario in 1879.]
Here is an obituary from the Perth Courier of October 2, 1891:
"McGlade—Died, at Perth on Saturday, 26th Sept., Mr. John McGlade, aged 64.
(elsewhere in the same paper):
"On Saturday last John McGlade, after a slight illness of a day or so was stricken down by the hand of death and his remains were buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Sunday. The deceased was for many years a well known carter in town and owner of a sand pit from which many hundreds of dollars worth of sand was taken. He was born in the north of Ireland and came to Canada about forty years ago. He leaves a wife and grown up family."
Here is an email of July 27, 2007, from Mary Catherine Moran:
"McGlades, from Armagh to Perth Genealogy
"My gr-gr-grandfather John McGlade, born in Armagh (probably Forkhill) in 1829, emigrated to Perth, Ontario, where he died in 1891. His wife was Bridget Dunn, also born in Armagh, who died at Perth in 1880 (buried at St John's RC Cemetery, Perth). John McGlade's father, who never left Ireland, was a Patrick McGlade, married to a Bridget (maiden name unknown). On your website, you mention an 1871 census listing for a John McGlade. This is certainly my gr-gr-grandfather.
"I'm wondering if John McGlade was related to the James McGlade who moved to Wisconsin? Any information would be much appreciated."
I replied that I cannot define with any certainty the relationship between John and James McGlade. The James McGlade who is listed in the 1880 census of Barron county was 33 years old in 1880 and born in Canada in June of 1846. He was, therefore, a generation younger than John McGlade of Perth. He was too old to be the son of James McGlade and Bridget McGeough, who was 6 years old (age at next birthday) in 1851 and therefore born in 1844 or 1845.
Stephen WHITE, 23, Yeoman, North Burgess Twp, North Burgess Twp, son of Stephen WHITE & Bridget McPARTLAND; married Rosanna McGLADE, 20, North Crosby Twp, North Crosby Twp, daughter of James McGLADE & Bridget McGEOUGH; witnesses John McGLADE, North Crosby & Ellen KENNEDY, North Burgess, 8 Nov 1874, Westport. Leeds & Grenville Co., 1874, 005369-74.
On May 15, 1899, Michael J. McGLADE, 22, miner, Stanleyville, son of John McGLADE & Ellen MAHON, married Catherine HANLON, 24, Stanleyville, daughter of Francis HANLON & Catherine O'NEIL, witnesses: Thomas FARRELL & Mary O'NEIL, both of Stanleyville, at Stanleyville (Roman Catholic). Lanark Co., 1899, 9074-99.
Here is a notice of marriage from the Perth Courier of February 3, 1882: "McGlade-Henrihon—Married, on the 31st Jan., at St. James Church, Perth, by Rev. Father O’Connor, P.P., Mr. John McGlade to Mrs. Anglique Henrihon. (note, unsure of bride’s surname.)
Here is an obituary from the Perth Courier of June 29, 1894: "McGlade—Died, on Sunday, 24th June, Angeline Menard McGlade, relict of the late John McGlade, Perth, aged 64(?)."
Here is the James McGlade family listed in the 1851 census of North Crosby, Leeds county, Ontario, Canada. All ages are at the next birthday:
(1851) James McGlade, age 40, married, labourer, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic, residing in Kitley township (Canadian Genealogy Centre—Databases, — Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia —(p. 6d, 7a, (13), line 15).
Bridget McGlade, age 38, married, born in Ireland, Roman Catholic [Bridget McGeough McGlade, age 84, a widow, who resided on lot 9, con 1, North Crosby, county of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, died of old age on March 26, 1899. She was born in Ireland and was a Roman Catholic. Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869–-1932 > Leeds and Grenville > 1899 on Ancestry.com.]
Michael McGlade, age 18, labourer, born in Ireland. [Michael McGlade 35 Ire James / Ellen (married) Mary Mullaney 21 Montreal Patrick / Anne (on) April 15, 1872, (in) Brockville 30 Leeds & Grenville GenWeb, Leeds County Marriages, 1869–1875.]
Catharine McGlade, age 8, born in Ireland. [005230-78 Stephen COLLICE, wid, 48, farmer, France, South Sherbrooke, s/o William COLLISH (sic) and Margaret CORNISH, married Catherine McGLADE, 38, not known, Bathurst , d/o James McGLADE and Alice MURPHY, witn: John and Sarah ROBINSON of Bathurst, 3 February 1878 at the John ROBINSON’S in Bathurst. Lanark Co., 1878.]
Bridget McGlade, age 8, labourer, born in Ireland. [This is probably the Bridget McGlade who married Thomas Irvine on Janauary 7, 1876, although her true age would have been 33 rather than the 27 stated in the marriage registration: "2772-76 Thomas IRVINE, 28, laborer, England, Kingston, s/o Thomas IRVINE & Christena ATKIN?, married Bridget McGLADE, 27, Burgess, Brockville, d/o James McGLADE & Bridget McGEAGH, witn: Peter McGLADE & Ann KENNEDY, both of Kingston, 7 Jan 1876 at Kingston." Ontario Marriage Registrations—Frontenac Co., 1876.]
Peter McGlade, age 10, labourer, born in Ireland.
James McGlade, age 6, born in Canada.
Barney McGlade, age 4, born in Canada.
John McGlade, age 2, born in Canada.
[Rosanna McGlade was born in about 1854, 3 years after this census. On November 8, 1874, in Westport, at age 20, while still living in North Crosby, she married Stephen White, 23, yeoman, of North Burgess township. Witnesses to the marriage were John McGlade, North Crosby, probably her brother, and Ellen Kennedy, North Burgess. Leeds & Grenville Co., 1874, 005369-74.]
The 1851 agricultural census of the township of North Crosby, Leeds county, Ontario, Canada, lists James McGlade, concession or range 1, lot 9, acres held by each person or family 100, acres under cultivation 6, acres under crops in 1851 6, acres under pasture in 1851 0, acres of gardens or orchards 0, acres under wood or wild 94, 2 acres produced 20 bushels of wheat, 3 acres produced 100 bushels of oats, 1 acre produced 150 bushels of potatoes, 2 bulls oxes or steers, 2 milch cows, 2 calves or heifers, produced 50 pounds of butter, and 4 barrels of beef (p. 36d, 1a, (73), line 17).
Bridget McGlade is indexed in the 1871 census of North Crosby as follows: MCGLADE, BRIDGET
Religion: Roman Catholic
District: LEEDS SOUTH ( 067 )
Sub-district: Crosby North ( H )
Microfilm reel: C-10,002
Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada
[Family Search refers to a Bridget McGlade, age 65, a widow, in the 1881 census of Newboro, Leeds South, Ontario (Family History Library Film 1375868, NA Film Number C-13232, District 110, Sub-district F, page number 27, household number 42.]
In the same 1871 census index is MCGLADE, JOHN
Religion: Roman Catholic
District: LANARK SOUTH ( 079 )
Sub-district: Perth Town ( H )
Microfilm reel: C-10,018
Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada
[Family Search refers to a John McGlade, age 52, a carter, widowed, in the 1881 census of Perth, Lanark South, Ontario, Family History Library Film 1375869, NA Film Number C-13233, District 111, Sub-district B, Division 1, page number 5, household number 27+]
Here are excerpts from Old Time Stuff in the Ottawa Citizen from Historic Lanark County Documents from the Perth Courier:
"And now we come to the beginning of things in Westport, that snug little village on the Rideau Lakes about 32 miles this side of Kingston. Thomas Joseph Quinn of 217 Besserer Street, Ottawa, was born about three miles from Westport 83 years ago and lived and labored there for a great many years and later moved to Perth before going to Ottawa. Mr. Quinn is one of the few remaining links between the present and Westport’s pioneer days and is wonderfully active for a man of his age and has an excellent memory. He has given us a life like description of that village as it was when he was a boy. Mr. Quinn’s father, the late Thomas Quinn, came out from the north of Ireland about the beginning of the 19th century and settled in the township of North Crosby where there was no sign of a village. There were a few scattered settlers in the district but things were still in a very primitive state. A few of those rugged path finders who had already established homes in the forest vastness and whose names may be associated with the founding of the village of Westport were Thomas Manion, James McGough*, Hughie Burns, James Lappon, Bernard Trainor and John McGlade. Years before the village came into being, early settlers erected a little log school house on the boundary line between North Crosby and Burgess and it was there that the children of the pioneer settlers in both townships received their education. Some of them had to walk three or four miles over rough forest trails to reach school.
*Here is a note from the Perth Courier of September 7, 1888: "Westport: ... —Cornelius O’Shea sold his home and lot at the Upper Mills to James McGough for $650."
"The first school master that Mr. Quinn remembers was one Thomas Gash(?) Cash(?) who in early life had suffered an injury to his right leg and as a consequence walked with a considerable limp. Mr. Gash was succeeded by Barney Stanley who hailed from Stanleyville in the township of Burgess. A few of Mr. Quinn’s school mates were John Quigley; Barney, John and Rosie McGlade; James Thompson; John Thompson; William Thomas; Bridget and Mary Manion; Betsey McGalde; Patrick Hynes; Laurence and Mike Bennett; and Charles and John McShane. ...
"Mr. Quinn could recall many of the old barn dances which were “great affairs”. In those days there were some fine clog(?) dancers in the district. These included John McGlade and his sister Rosie. Then there was a Miss Trainor who was a splendid fiddler. She was a blind(?) girl. Her services were always in demand."
John McGlade apparently had a brother, Michael McGlade, who was born in Forkhill, county Armagh, in 1829. Here is an excerpt from a posting on RootsWeb by Kathryn Fowler of July 2, 2004:
"In my files I have some notices from the Perth Courier, such as the 1905 death notice for Michael McGlade ....this must be 'your' Michael McGlade as it says he was born at Fork Hill, Co. Armagh in 1829 and was married to Bridget McNulty in 1851. There is also mention of a brother John McGlade also born in northern Ireland, died. 1891 as well as mention of his two wives, Bridget Dunn and Angeline Menard."
In her posting, Kathryn also mentions her great great aunt, Catherine McCarthy. who married Arthur McGlade on Oct 16, 1899, at St. Joseph's Church in the village of Toledo, Kitley township, Leeds County, and says: "Arthur McGlade apparently ran a service station in Perth, Lanark County for many years." [Here is an article from the Perth Courier of September 10, 1897:
"Yesterday morning Arthur McGlade of this town received a telegram from Emporia, Kansas that his brother Michael J. McGlade had been killed on the evening before by a railway train. Deceased was a mail clerk in the U.S. Civil Service and the sad event took place while he was in the discharge of his duties, others also probably being victims of the same accident. Mr. McGlade left Perth about 20 years ago and was about 39 years of age and unmarried. His remains will be brought to Perth for burial. An announcement of this will be made when time of arrival is known."
Here is a follow-up article from the Perth Courier of September 17, 1897:
"On Monday morning, the body of the late Michael J. McGlade was brought here from Kansas City, Missouri and interred in the R.C. Cemetery at 2:00 in the afternoon, Rev. Father Duffus conducting the burial service. The funeral was well attended. A lawyer named Dolpin from Kansas City accompanied the remains from there and between him and from a letter received from a friend of the deceased named Mr. Ryan of the same place it was learned that Mr. McGlade lived about one and a half hours after the accident. He was badly bruised and it is thought that his heart was affected also and that this was the cause of his death. The accident was caused by a collision with another mail train, through a train dispatcher’s neglecting to deliver an order to a crossing at Emporia. Deceased was a steady young man and possessed considerable means."]
The older Michael McGlade was a son of James McGlade and Bridget McGeough McGlade, as indicated by this posting of Mike Norris on RootsWeb on September 24, 2000:
"Looking for information on Michael McGlade, who died in Brockville on June 11, 1907, at the age of 72. Michael was the eldest brother of my great-greatgrandfather, Peter McGlade. Michael and Peter were born in County Armagh, Ireland, and moved to Canada with their parents, James McGlade and Bridget McGeough, in the mid-1840s, settling near Westport, Ont. Michael and Peter were among 10 children. Michael may have been a saloonkeeper in Brockville. He was married twice. His second wife may have passed away in May, 1926."
Here are the McGlades who were listed in the 1888–1899 Directory of Perth, Ontario:
McGlade Arthur prop sand pit se cor Drummond and Cockburn
McGlade John emp car shops ws Beckwith bet Harvey and river
McGlade Patrick emp car shops ws Beckwith bet Harvey and river
Here is a wedding announcement from Lanark County, 1902 (1902 marriages from MS 932):
"010435-02 (Lanark Co.) Patrick McGLADE, 29, machinist, Co. Armagh Ireland, Perth, s/o Michael McGLADE and Bridget McNULTY, married Elizabeth CAHILL, 28, Elmsley, Smiths Falls, d/o James CAHILL and Anne DONOVAN, witn: Thomas BURNS and Mary BURNS, both of Perth, 18 Nov 1902 at Smiths Falls."
McGlade Michael bridge tender ws Beckwith bet Harvey and river
There are Michael McGlades listed in the 1918 Directory of North & South Burgess Townships, Lanark County, Ontario, and the 1918 Directory of Bathurst Township, Lanark County, Ontario.
Many McGlades are listed among the Irish speakers of South Armagh in Cainnteori Dutchais Agus Foinsi Bealoidis Gaedhilge As Oirthear Uladh. See also Newry District Births (1867–1874) on Raymond's County Down Website.
An essay entitled Immigrants flooded state upon invitation in Selected Articles from Our Story 'The Chippewa Valley and Beyond' published by the Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 1976, notes:
"Around 1872 a group of Irish settled in the Town of Oak Grove in Barron county. They brought names like McGeoug [McGeough], Mullesn [Mullen], Honlons [Hanlon], Donalleys [Donnelly], McGaldes [McGlade?] and others."
For the geographic distribution of these surnames in Ireland, go to Irish Ancestors. The Tithe Applotment Books shows a number of Hanlon, McGlade and McGeough families in and around the townland of Killeen in the parish of Killevy in county Armagh, Ireland, in 1835. Members of these families may have emigrated together from Ireland to Perth, Ontario, and then to Barron county, Wisconsin.
The identity of the surname of the Killeen family and the townland of Killeen in county Armagh is probably coincidental, but the following bit of information requires comment. In the "Names of Old Perthites" from The Perth (Ontario) Courier of May 26, 1905, was "Thos. Killeen, Dobbie [Dobie], Wis." Although the surname Killeen is usually a Galway-Mayo name, a few originated in Armagh. Irish Ancestors. Thomas and Bridget Killeen, who migrated from Perth to Dobie, Wisconsin, were the parents of Right Reverend Abbot Sylvester Michael Killeen, O.Praem (January 6, 1905 - December 8, 2000), in whose honor was established the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, near Green Bay. Dobie is a small town, not shown on many maps, in Barron county at latitude 453307N and longitude 0914100W—about 4 miles northeast of the center of Rice Lake, which is at latitude 453022N and longitude 0914417W—and less than a mile northwest of the town of Campia.
Other "Names of Old Perthites," published by the Perth Courier on other dates in 1905, who migrated to Barron county, Wisconsin, were: "Jos Byrne, Dobbie, Wis."; "Pat Byrnes, Dobie, Wis."; "F. C. Donnelly, Dobbie, Barrie Co. [Wis.]" (should be Barron county); "Mr. & Mrs. T. Donnelly, Dobie, Wis."; "Mr. & Mrs. T. C. Donnelly, Dobbie, Wis."; "John Grady, Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wis."; "Dan. Hanlon, Rice Lake, Wis."; "James Ignatis, Dobbie, Wis."; "Michael McLeod, Dobbie, Wis."; "Jas. & John McLeod, Rice Lake, Wis."; "James McGlade, Dobie, Wis."; "Peter McGough, Rice Lake, Wis."; "Peter McShane, Rice Lake, Wis."; "Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Parks, Dobie, Wis."; "Patrick Russell, Dobbie, Wis."; "Thomas Ryan, Rice Lake, Wis."; and "Mrs. T. Ryan, Rice Lake, Wis." The website of the Lanark County Genealogical Society is a good source of information. See also Granny's Genealogical Garden and Lanark County.
The family of Henry Byrne, age 38, born in Canada, also lived in the immediate area of the McGough farm in Barron county, Wisconsin, in 1880, according to the federal census of that year. He was 38 years old, born in Canada, a farmer, living with his wife Susan, also age 38 and born in Canada; and children Bridget, age 16, born in Canada; Michael, age 13, born in Canada, Owen, age 11, born in Canada; Mary A., age 9, born in Wisconsin; Matilda, age 7, born in Wisconsin; Elizabeth, age 4, born in Wisconsin; and Emma, age 6 months, born in Wisconsin. They probably migrated from Perth with the McGoughs and Kennedys in 1870. There were many Byrne families in the parish of Killevy in county Armagh in 1835, and a Henry Byrne in the adjoining parish of Forkill.
McGough and Bridget Kennedy of Barron County, Wisconsin
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