THE O MAHONY SOCIETY

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Genealogy Queries & Postings

 

A good place to keep in touch with O Mahony genealogy topics are the two mailing lists at 'Rootsweb' which you can join by sending an email with the word ‘Subscribe’ in the message to:

Mahoney-L-request@rootsweb.com and Mahony-L-request@rootsweb.com

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As a service to O’Mahony Society members, we publish their genealogy queries and postings with email addresses and websites in hopes they will be contacted by others seeking or providing similar information. They are listed in order of the member name with all member names and any Mahony/Mahoney names in bold. Members wishing to add, edit or delete a posting should email webmaster James Castellan.


 

James Castellan (james.castellan@gmail.com, website: www.castellan.us) welcomes contact with family and researchers of the extended John O’MAHONY family of Ballydague near Ballyhooly, Co. Cork, circa 1800. In 1860s grandson Patrick went to Australia and later married and settled in New Zealand. Grandson Edmond/Edward married Kate (nee McAuliffe) Mulcahy in 1880 and farmed in Ballinaglough West near Whitecross, Co. Cork. Edmond’s son Bartholomew, my grandfather, went to the US in 1912 and settled in Highwood near Chicago, IL, and Edmond’s daughter Catherine/Kate went to the US in 1909 and settled in Yonkers, NY, marrying Patrick J. Byrnes. See family tree posted at:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jameswcastellan&recno=119

 

Jean Mahoney Eustis’ (je301@aol.com) Mahoney line is from Prescott, Ontario.

 

Kathleen Jones (KJJones1@aol.com) of Southfield, Michigan, is looking for any information regarding Mort Mahoney, wife Sarah McInnis (sp.) of Farrelton, Quebec. Arrived in Quebec approximately 1850.

 

 

Bernie Mahoney, Jr. (bernkm3@aol.com) of Fredericksburg, VA is looking for information about his GGF Daniel Mahoney who was born about 1826 in County Cork to Timothy and Mary Gantry Mahoney. GGF Daniel and his future wife Ellen Dugan, born in County Cork in 1827, emigrated to the USA around 1850 and settled in Manchester, MA. They married shortly thereafter. They had eight children: Mary (about 1854), Katy (about 1857), Margaret (about 1858), Daniel (about 1859), Timothy (about 1862), Ellen C. (about 1864), Hannah (about 1867), and GF John B. (about 1868). Most of these births were in Manchester and Beverly, MA. Many of them and their children were buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem, MA. GF John B. Mahoney died on January 21, 1938, in Belmont, MA and was buried in Cambridge City Cemetery. His only son Bernard L. Mahoney, Sr., is also buried with him there.

 

 

Bill Mahoney (bill@ladytek.com) believes he is the great-grandson of John O'Mahony (1855-1936) of Ballyloughran, County Kerry.  John was married to Johanna (Kennedy) (d. 1924). John and Johanna had nine children, Edmund (Edward?) (1874), Ann (1876), Mary (1878), Catherine (1881), Ellen (1883), Margaret (1885), John (1887), Delia (1890) and Bridget “Bridie” (1894).  Edward (Edmund?) Mahoney came through Ellis Island on April 24, 1900 and settled in Waterbury, Connecticut.  In 1903, Edward married Mary Lynch who also immigrated in 1900 from County Kerry.  Mary’s parents were Daniel Lynch and Margaret (Murray)of County Kerry.  Edward and Mary had seven children:  Helen, Johnny, Danny, Mae, Margaret (Peggy), Eddie and Frank.

 

Francis and Kathy Mahoney (mahoney@mahoney-estate.com) Francis is a first generation American whose parents came over from Cork in the early 1920’s. Francis’ parents met and married in San Francisco. (Website Carneros Creek Winery)

 

Fr. James M Mahoney (jmm92@comcast.net) is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and Pastor of Saint Bridget Parish and School in Abington, MA, as well as Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA. His family comes from Lowell, MA, for three generations. Before then, from Co. Cork, Dublin and Waterford, Ireland.

 

Karen Mahony (little.glory@bigpond.com) in Australia is seeking connections to the O’Mahony family who left Cork June 1st 1844 on the Abberton and arrived in Australia 22nd Sept. William O’Mahony b.1820 and Johanna Sweeny b.1821 were married in Carrigaline, Co. Cork,  in 1842. They had a son Timothy baptised in Carrigaline on the 28th Oct 1842. He likely died in infancy as he is not on the ship’s list to Australia. Timothy’s God parents were Michael Keefe and Mary Sweeney. William and Johanna O’Mahony farmed at Glenlyon near Daylesford in Victoria, where they had 4 sons and 4 daughters: Margaret, Ellen, Johanna, William, Mary Cecilia, Maurice, Terrence and John. William’s parents are unknown. It is possible he was born near Tracton. Johanna’s parents were Miles Sweeny and Ellen Sullivan. I have an ancestry.com tree to share with interested parties.

 

Katherine Mahoney (rainbow28@earthlink.net) is looking for information on her Father, Harry James MAHONEY, born June 1 1897, died Sept 3, 1953. Had one brother Daniel and two sisters Mary & Catherine. Mary was a government worker in Wash., D.C. and Catherine lived in Va. and had a son named Tom. They may have had more children.

 

Stephen Mahoney (stephen.mahoney@verizon.net) is interested in the following Mahoney families from Maryland: The father’s name of his ancestor John Smith MAHONEY b~1760 who married Elizabeth Moore ~1785. The names of the sons of John Smith MAHONEY b~1730 who lived in St. Mary's County, MD. The sons of Dennis MAHONEY b~1685 who also lived in St. Mary's County, MD, and Dennis’ parents Timothy MAHONY and Elizabeth Smith who married ~1685.

 

Timothy J. Mahoney (timmah@aol.com) is interested in gathering additional information on the family of Cornelius MAHONY (GGG grandfather) of Macroom, County Cork, Ireland circa 1780.  He was married to Margaret Donovan and the father of Denis "Patrick" MAHONY (GG grandfather).  Patrick MAHONY married Catherine Creedan of Clondrohid, County Cork.  She was born October 25, 1807 to John "Daniel" Creedan and Margaret LuceyPatrick MAHONY and Catherine Creedan had 3 children born/baptized in Coachford, County CorkCornelius MAHONY born/baptized  February 25, 1836, John Daniel MAHONY born/baptized November 14, 1841 and Denis Patrick MAHONY (G grandfather) born/baptized June 22, 1844.  Patrick MAHONY and family emigrated to Boston, MA in 1850.  In 1856 John Daniel and Denis Patrick MAHONY relocated to New Orleans, LA. After 1855, the whereabouts of Patrick MAHONY, Catherine Creedan MAHONY and Cornelius MAHONY are unknown.

 

Virginia Mahoney (vmahon@juno.com) is seeking family of Joanna MAHONY Hogan, daughter of James Mahony and Catherine McNamara born 1830-32 in Ireland. Possible sister or cousin of Edward MAHONY born 1835 in Ireland.  Emigrated in 1837 according to 1900 US Census. A possible area location for Edward was Lockport NY in 1850. Listed in 1871 Census in Goderich, Huron Co. Ontario, Canada. Both in Minnesota in 1875.  Some connection to Brooklin, Ontario, just east of Toronto. Have land information in Canada and Ireland from Boston newspaper column "Search for Missing Friends.” Edward’s brother Daniel wanted to contact them. The last time he knew of them 1850-51. Daniel gave their arrival location as Toronto. Origin in Cork: Fanlobbus Civil Parish, Moreagh Townland, Dunmanway Poor Law Union, Carbery East W.D. Barony. Family lore: Daniel was coming to join them in Minnesota, in Chicago area he sold into the Civil War for someone, lost a leg. He never arrived as far as we know.  Also interested in finding information on descendents of James MAHONY born 1792, wife Nancy (Ann) born 1794. Children: Denis born 1810, James born 1812, Julia born 1815, Nancy born 1819, Daniel born 1820 and Jeremiah born 1824. Their Ireland site is listed as Knockacapell, Kerry.  Emigrants to Canada in 1825 with Peter Robinson Emigration with over 400 others. Have information on two other Mahony families headed by Henry and William with land information in Ireland and Ontario.

 

Karen Mahony (little.glory@bigpond.com) in Australia is seeking connections to the O’Mahony family who left Cork June 1st 1844 on the Abberton and arrived in Australia 22nd Sept. William O’MAHONY b.1820 and Johanna Sweeny b.1821 were married in Carrigaline, Co. Cork,  in 1842. They had a son Timothy baptised in Carrigaline on the 28th Oct 1842. He likely died in infancy as he is not on the ship’s list to Australia. Timothy’s God parents were Michael Keefe and Mary Sweeney. William and Johanna O’Mahony farmed at Glenlyon near Daylesford in Victoria, where they had 4 sons and 4 daughters: Margaret, Ellen, Johanna, William, Mary Cecilia, Maurice, Terrence and John. William’s parents are unknown. It is possible he was born near Tracton. Johanna’s parents were Miles Sweeny and Ellen Sullivan. I have an ancestry.com tree to share with interested parties.

 

Finbar O Mahony (fin.omahony@gmail.com) of Dublin, Ireland, is looking for other descendants of the family of Timothy MAHONY (1773-1869).  He married Margaret CRONIN in 1818 and died at Incheens, Killarney, on 22 May 1869.  They had children Michael (Glenns, 1820), John (Glenns, 1821-1880), Timothy (Poulagour, 1824-1864), Patrick, Paul (1829-1904), Hanorah (1832), Mary (1834), Elizabeth (18135-1880) and Cain (1837).  Their son John MAHONY (Glenns, 1821-1880) married Honora SULLIVAN in Killarney and had children Elizabeth (1863), Hanora (1864, died young), Mary (1865), Catherine (1867), Michael (1869), Cain (1872) and Hanora (1875).   The family was associated with Incheens, Poulagour, Derrycunnihy and Glenns, which sometimes is referred to as Glynns.

 

Séamus Shortall (rapidresults2006@shortall.info) is co-author with Maria Spasova of the Bulgarian/Irish Association of the book 'Pierce O MAHONY' an Irishman in Bulgaria. He is interested in learning new details of the life of Pierce Charles de Lacy O MAHONY (1850-1930) and also of the lives and descendents of the orphans of the St. Patrick orphanage in Sofia, Bulgaria, which closed in 1915.

 

Mary McCarthy Simpson (mary@msimpson.demon.co.uk) of Dorset, England, is the gggranddaughter of Charles MAHONEY and Bridget Rahilly/Reilly, who farmed in Knockagallane, parish of Kilmoe, Co. Cork, and the ggranddaughter of their son Denis Mahoney. Denis was born 1846-50 and had siblings Charles, Mary, and Johanna. Denis went to London just before 1870 and had a daughter Johanna, my grandmother. Denis’ sister Johanna appears in the 1901 Knockagallane, Crookhaven, census as wife of a farmer (not listed) with son Charley, age 21, and daughter Kate, age 22.

 

Margaret Oudsema Tanner (oudsemam@aol.com) is the great granddaughter of John & Julia Harris MAHONEY. They arrived in NYC June 20, 1847 on the maiden voyage of the Irish Bark “Free Trader” having departed Cobh about May 15, 1847.

 

Susan J. Barretta (collinsgenealogy@sjbar.com), is looking for descendants of the siblings of Mary Mahony Collins, b. 1825?, married Daniel Laurence Collins 4-Feb-1845 at St. Finbarr's in Drimoleague. Denis Mahony was a witness. Mahony baptismal sponsors of the known Collins children were: Kean(Cain) Mahony - for Mary Collins, 1852; no Mahony sponsor for Diana, 1854; Daniel Mahony - for Jeremiah Collins, 1856; Catherine Mahony - for Margaret Collins, 1858; Timothy Mahony and Margaret Mahony - for Denis Collins, 1860; Kate, for Johanna Collins - 1863; no Mahony sponsor for Daniel, 1865.  The Collinses lived in Cullomane East, near Bantry; Daniel Collins was a son of Laurence Collins of Adrigole, Castlehaven parish; Daniel is in Griffith's Valuation in Cullomane East though not in the tenure book taken prior to Griffith's publication in 1853; Daniel died 1894; Mary Mahony Collins is in the 1901 census, age 75, living with son Denis; she died August 1901 age 75. It is unclear whether Mary Mahony Collins is a relative of the Margaret Mahony who married Denis Collins of Lissane in 6-Feb-1853, and who was from Bredagh. The Lissane Collins children have baptism sponsors with the same names, except no Mary Mahony.

 

Barbara O'Brien Schweizer barbos30@comcast.net seeks information abourt her Co. Cork ancestor ELLEN MAHONEY and her husband William Murphy.  Their daughters had to leave the premises of the school where their father was employed, we do not know in what capacity, lest they distract the young men students.  Daughter Mary had already caught the eye of student Michael J. Murphy, and when she came to Cambridge MA, USA, he followed & they married @ St. Mary of the Assumption  RC Church 22 Nov. 1868.  Michael, s/o Daniel Murphy & Catherine Hanaford, was baptised KIlmichael RC Parish, Cork, 8 July 1841 & died Cambridge 1911.  He was a gardener here, so we assume he had attended some type of  agricultural secondary school.  Mary A Murphy was b. c. 1845 and died Cambridge 1930.  The oldest of their seven children, Joseph C., supposedly was sent back to go to the school his father had attended, but I haven't been able to verify this.  Their second child. William D. was my maternal grandfather, and my siblings & I are the only survivors of Michael & Mary's children.  Four other daughters of William Murphy & ELLEN MAHONEY came to MA.  Catherine, married widower John Sullivan, a stonecutter from Cork in Cambridge in 1880.  He died in1888 & she in 1920; there are no survivors.  Honora (Nora) married widower Cornelius McCarthy in 1875.  Cornelius, a clothing cutter, s/o Thomas McCarthy & Mary Sheehan, was baptised Kilmichael RC 8 Nov 1848.  He died Cambridge 1914; Honora Cambridge 1891.  There are no survivors.  Johanna married Eugene McCarthy of Cork in Boston 1891; he died there  1925, she 1924.  They had no children.  Ellen/Helen never married and died Lynn MA 1933.  In the records of the RC Parish of Ballinhassig, Cork, I found a marriage of ELLEN MAHONEY and William Murphy on 19 January 1840, and a baptism of their daughter ELLEN MAHONEY there on 18 May 1849, but no records of other family members, so this may not be my family.  Any help will be appreciated.

 

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