WITH NOTES ON THE WYLIE AND CONNOR NAMES
RUINS OF BURT CASTLE, BUILT IN THE 1500's
WHY McNAUGHER IS REALLY McCONNOR
This is explained
in a more scholarly
way in a link on our index page. The explanation is that when English
clerks heard the Gaelic version of McCONNOR spoken, they spelt
it McNAUGHER or one of many different variations such as
McNocker, McNogher - my list goes up to about 50 variants. Martin (a
cousin from Derry) has been of great help with the two names. It was
apparently the practice during the famine times for people to be
offered land if they changed their religion. It would appear that
Martin's family stayed Roman Catholic while mine became Presbyterian.
From then on the Presbyterian branch seemed to use McNaugher and the
Catholic families Connor. Martin's great great grandmother was Eleanor
Connor (who variously used McNaugher, Connor and McNocker). She
was the daughter of Henry McNocker/Connor and Margaret Crumlish. (Henry
is the Henry CONNOR on the 1857 Griffiths Valuation
Allowing for the
various spellings of the name I have compiled what could be my family.
Until we get to the 1800's no connections have been proven, but
extensive research has been done and there is a very good chance that I
am on the right track. If anyone can clarfiy any details at all I would
be most appreciative.
I have colour coded
the generations to make it a little easier to follow. However for a
direct descent lineage to to this page.
Ancestral Line - details below:
||Hu McNAGH born
||Hu McCONNOR born
||Hu McCONNOR born
||Co. Derry and
Drumhaggart, Burt, Co. Donegal
First Line Grandparents
||John BEATTIE born
Donegal (to New Zealand)
HERLIHY was born
in Gortloughra, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
In 1740 on a
Protestant Householders' List for Derry is:
Hu McNAGH of
Ballyrashane, Coleraine. Also on this list is Hu McCONNOR of
Loughinshillin. I have Hu McNAGH as the father of Hugh McCONNOR.
Children of Hu McCONNOR
and Unknown UNKNOWN:
born circa 1748 married James
HUNTER in 1768. This information was
obtained from the Derry Registry
of Births and Marriages.
known as CONNOR
b.c. 1750 married Nancy ARBUTHNOT
born circa 1755
married about 1775. This couple belonged to the
Congregation of Maghera,Townland of Dunglady at
the time of the
marriage of their son James CONNOR
also known as MacNOGHER
born circa 1754 (on the Flax Entitlement List of
1795). Nothing further known.
McCONNOR/CONNOR and Nancy
Michael (Mickey) MYNOGHER born circa 1776 of Ballyagan, Desertoghill. Derry (Sources: Bann Valley Church Records, 1796 Flax Entitlement List, 1822 and 1831 Tithes. 1818 and 1825 Presbyterian Chuch Visitation Lists). Sources. Michael married Rebecca CASKEY born circa 1793. Rebecca had been married previously to a James LOGAN (1809 Derry Registry). She had two sons John LOGAN born 1811 and Daniel LOGAN born 1813 (living with Michael and Rebecca and their children in 1818 and 1825 (Visitation Lists). Michael and Rebecca were married circa 1815.
Children of Michael MYNOGHER and Rebecca
James MYNOGHER born before 1818 (Visitation Lists 1818 and 1825).
Mary MYNOGHER born before 1818 (Visitation Lists 1818, 1825 and 1840). Married James WILSON 18 April 1845. (Bann Valley Church Records) or Mariah CONNOR married James DRIPPS 1852 (Derry Registry). Mary/Mariah would have been at least aged 34 in 1852 so the James WILSON marriage is more likely. However her sister Peggy Ellen CONNOR born 1829 married Joseph DRIPPS and James and Joseph appear to be brothers.
born 13.01.1824 of Ballyagan, Desertoghill, Derry (Bann Valley Church
Records). Visitation Lists 1825 and 1840.
born 12 October 1826 of Ballyagan, Desertoghill, Derry (Bann Valley
Records). Visitation Lists 1825 and 1840. A Joseph CONNOR married
Rebecca KINCAID 1847 and a Joseph CONNOR married Matilda STEELE 1847
(Derry Registry). The Matilda STEELE marriage is interesting in that
Michael's brother James had a son James whose son was Samuel McNAUGHER.
Samuel married Jane STEELE
(born circa 1832 in Ireland) in the
Peggy Ann CONNOR
born 16.07.1829 Ballyagan, Desertoghill, Derry married Joseph DRIPPS in
1859 (Derry Registry).
born 15.091831 Ballyagan, Desertoghill, Derry.
Children of Hu McCONNOR/CONNOR and Nancy ARBUTHNOT (continued)
born circa 1778 married Sarah
KING 1801 (Derry Registry).
Children of Robert McCONNOR and Sarah KING
(Nothing further known).
born circa 1810 died Drumhaggart, Parish of Burt, Co. Donegal area in
1892 married Elizabeth
UNKNOWN born circa 1810 died Drumhaggart area
McNAUGHER born circa 1812 possibly the Blacksmith Joseph McNAUGHT in
Ballinacor, Co. Donegal in 1843,
later Farmer of Drumhaggart, Parish of
Burt, Co. Donegal. Known as Joseph McNAUGHER, McNAGHTER and
married firstly Unknown UNKNOWN,
secondly Rachel DUNCAN in 1869
Registry). Rachel was born in 1830 and married Samuel STERRETT a
Widower 2 November 1854 at St Columb's Church of
Ireland, Derry (IGI, Derry
Registry and World Families, Rootsweb). Two
known children - Fanny
14 September 1865 Glendermot, Derry and Elizabeth STARRETT
born 17 May 1868 Rosemount, Derry. Elizabeth married Andrew James CRESWELL born 3
son of Andrew
James CRESWELL Farmer of Sappagh,
Parish of Muff and Martha KERR.
Elizabeth and Andrew had thirteen
children born in Derry.
Joseph was renting
land from Isaac CRAWFORD and
the Marquis of Donegal in
1857 in Drumhaggart. In 1901 Rachel
McNAUGHER was living in Drumhaggart described as a Widow.
Griffiths Valuation 1857 Drumhaggart, Parish of Burt, Co. Donegal
also known as CONNOR
House and Outbuildings
219 acres shared by five others
McNAUGHER and Unknown UNKNOWN:
McNOGHER born 1838 married George
Pennsylvania in 1865. Both died in Pennsylvania
Elizabeth in 1916
and George in 1911.
McNOGHER and George THOMPSON
John James THOMPSON born
Ireland circa 1865 died young
George A THOMPSON born 18 September 1867
Rebecca H THOMPSON orn 23 October 1869
Andrew Gifford Wylie THOMPSON born 27 August 1871
Robert A THOMPSON born circa 1873 (twin?)
Mary THOMPSON born 8.10.1873 (twin?)
Ann Eliza THOMPSON born 5 March 1876
John James THOMPSON born circa 1877
Joseph Allison THOMPSON born circa 1878
Children of Joseph McNAUGHER
also known as McNAUGHER,
McNAUGHT and CONNOR.
He was a Farmer at Drumhaggart,
Parish of Burt in Donegal. He was born circa 1840 and
married Margaret ANDERSON born
circa 1834 married 25 November 1859. Joseph
married as Joseph
CONNOR. Margaret died 21 October 1886 (Death
Certificate extract of Margaret
McNAUGHER (nee ANDERSON)
near Drumhaggart, Farmer's wife died 21 October 1886 aged
KEES, her niece, present at her death.) This Elizabeth KEES married William John BARNETT. Elizabeth's
mother was Catherine ANDERSON who
married William KEES, two more
of Margaret's sisters married KEES,
Sarah ANDERSON married Thomas KEES and Jane ANDERSON married Robert KEES. It appears that the KEE
boys were brothers. Another sister Isabell
circa 1840 married Isaac WILEY.
So at last I have a
WYLIE connection of which there
are many more I am sure.
living with his son-in-law William
DINSMORE, also a Widower in 1901 in Drumhaggart.
McNAUGHER died 29 November 1905. His estate was valued at 208
pounds It was administered by his son Thomas McNAUGHER
described as a Factory Manager. Joseph was described as a Retired
Farmer of Drumacross, Co. Donegal. Joseph McNAUGHER and
Margaret ANDERSON were my
great great grandparents.
OF JOSEPH McNAUGHER and MARGARET ANDERSON
(from IGI and other sources). Surnames spelt as they appear on Registry.
Joseph NcNAUGHER born 19 August
1860 baptised 7 October 1860 Knowhead Presbyterian, Muff Parish, died
1883 aged 22 years.
(my great grandmother) born 16 April
1862 baptised 1 June 1862 Knowhead Presbyterian, Muff Parish married
BEATTIE 2 November 1886.
Both John and Cassie had
died before 1901 in sad circumstances. Cassie died either in childbirth
suicide. He was found hanging by his 10 year old
BEATTIE who cut him down. This would have been in 1900 or
A John BEATTY and Mary KENNY of Drumhaggart had two
children baptised at Knowhead Presbyterian Church, Parish of Muff - Mary BEATTY born 13 April 1842 and Andrew BEATTY born 1 April 1849.
A John BEATTY is recorded as
having been born 1856 (Derry Registry). On the Marriage Entry for John BEATTIE
recorded as John BEATTY of
Drumhaggart, Farmer. Witnesses were Thomas McNAUGHER
(brother of Cassie)
Jane McNAUGHER (sister or cousin of Cassie's). John is
described as a Bachelor of Full Age. Joseph McNAUGHER
was described as a Farmer of Drumacross near Drumhaggart. They were
married in the Presbyterian Church at Knowhead, Muff Parish by Rev.
list of landowners in Donegal in the 1870's are Messrs
BEATTY and BROWN of
Drumhaggart owning 52 acres.
William BEATTY and John BEATTY each rented a house and
outbuildings from the Marquis of Donegal
and shared 52 acres of land.In
1857 John BEATTY owned
56 acres at Kineeley, Co. Donegal. Family lore has
it that John BEATTY bred horses for the English gentry.
John and Cassie had
either 11 or 13 children.
the ones we know
Elizabeth (my grandmother) being the only girl. The
children I have knowledge of so far:
BEATTY born circa 1888. In
the 1901 Census William, James
and possibly Thomas
(see below) were living with James
McNAUGHER (William's great
uncle) in Drumhaggart. William is described as a Farm Servant aged 12.
of Craig Townland, Muff Parish signed the Ulster
Declaration in 1912.
Fountain Place, Londonderry with a Lena
BEATTIE and Mary Elizabeth BEATTIE also signed the
Declaration. Could this be a case of a younger child of the
family living with an elder married brother? This second scenario
seems a little far-fetched as Mary Elizabeth would have only been 6 or
7 years - probably too young to sign the Declaration.
the1901 census details from two sources (see below). One has Thomas
the other James
Orphan both aged 7 years. John and Cassie
were reputed to have
sets of twins. I suspect Thomas was
living with his Great Uncle James at this time. and have entered him
with the Census Details. Thomas
Alexander BEATTY was born to John
BEATTY and Cassie McNAUGHER 31 January 1894 and
baptised 17 March 1894 at Knowhead Presbyterian Church.
aged 62, Widower
Employee aged 12
Children of John BEATTY and Catherine McNAUGHER continued
CRAIG TOWNLAND, MUFF PARISH 1911
READ AND WRITE
DICKSON, Sarah Ann
BEATTIE, William John
McGERRAGLE, Mary Martha
John BEATTY born 17 October 1889 baptised Knowhead Presbyterian Church in the Parish of Muff on 19 December 1889.
27 September 1891 baptised 15 November 1891 Knowhead Presbyterian
Church. In 1901 Andrew was
living with a HUNTER family at No. 5 Townland of Drumhaggart.
From the Knowhead Presbyterian Church, Parish of Muff records we have Andrew BEATTY married to Letitia DINSMORE daughter of
John DINSMORE Farmer of
Gortcormican, Parish of Muff and Margaret
having a son Robert
born 31 March
1917 baptised 23 April 1917. In 1912 a
Letty DINSMORE signed the Ulster Declaration. She was
accompanied by a Mary E DINSMORE.
Both were from Gortcormican in the Knowhead and Muff District. On the
same page as their signatures were other related names - Jeannie and Mary WYLIE of Drumhaggart, Catherine and Rebecca BELL of Gortnaskea and Catherine BROWN of Culmore. I have
been in contact with Andrew's grandaughter, but have had a computer
meltdown and have lost details of the rest of the family of Andrew and
Letitia. Will update this section when I recover these.
READ AND WRITE
These are the only HUNTER connections I can find in the Burt area. In 1857 there was a John HUNTER at Toulett in Burt, a Richard HUNTER at Drumhaggart, Burt and Samuel HUNTER also of Drumhaggart. A Robert BEATTY married Fanny Ann HUNTER in 1863. This is a Civil Registration so we don't know where this marriage took place. Edward HUNTER born 1864, Parish of Burt, son of John HUNTER and Matilda McDONNELL. Mary HUNTER born 1865, Parish of Burt, daughter of Robert HUNTER and Mary Ann CAMPBELL.
Thomas Alexander BEATTY born 31 April 1894 baptised 17 March 1894 at Knowhead Pesbyterian Church in the Parish of Muff. Family lore says that Thomas died of a heart attack in his early 20's.
born 8 March 1895 baptised 17 March 1895 at Knowhead
Church in the Parish of Muff She was my grandmother. On the 1901
Census she was living
with George DONAGHY aged 35 born Co. Tyrone, his wife Margaret
DONAGHY aged 28 also born Co. Tyrone and their daughter Eveline
DONAGHY aged 6 years. They were living at
No. 9 Townland of Drumhaggart. In the 1857 Griffiths Valuation, Moses
WYLEY occupied 9a, William WYLEY 9c, Joseph
McNAGHTER 9f and Robert McNAGHTER 9k. A George
DONAGHEY was born in 1870 at Plumbridge, Tyrone. His parents were
George DONAGHEY and Mary McALEER.
NOTE: Ages given in Census Returns were often incorrect.
In 1912 George and Margaret DONAGHY were living at Ballyclose, Limavady, Derry. They also signed the Ulster Covenant and Declaration. (Note: Men signed the Covenant and Women the Declaration).
of John BEATTY
and Catherine McNAUGHER continued
Children of Joseph McNAUGHER
and Margaret ANDERSON continued
Margaret McNAUGHER born 1 January 1863.
James LYNCH. Nothing further
25 November 1865. Thomas married Martha ORR daughter
of Alexander ORR and Sarah
MULHERIN of Sappagh, Parish of Muff 30 June
1892 at the Presbyterian Church
at Ballyarnett. He is described as
Drumhaggart and Martha of Sappagh. Witnesses
were their fathers -
ORR and Joseph
born in 1864 Sappagh, Muff and died 1942 Winnipeg, Canada. Thomas
McNAUGHER aka McNOCKER is the
same person known
living in Derry in the 1920's. He was a
witness at John
BEATTY and Catherine
(now known as McNAUGHTON)
family were at 13 Barry Street, Derry City at the time of the Ulster
Covenant Declaration 1912. On the day of the
Covenant signing, the
Barry Street household consisted of Thomas
and younger siblings
of Martha -
Joseph ORR, Ruth
ORR and Maggie Porter ORR together with
ORR (this could be Maggie
BEATTIE) wife of Martha's brother George Henry ORR).Thomas Snr and
resided in Princess Street, Derry City. Members of the family say
they cannot recall
and Martha residing at Barry Street, so maybe they had
on the day of the signing of the Covenant. Thomas McNAUGHER aka McNAUGHTON Snr was
killed in a motor accident in Derry
in the late
1920's - sometime before 1928. From
information received from Bob
ORR (who has researched the Orr family) Martha and her
daughters (see below) emigrated to Canada on the "Athenia" arriving in
Halifax, Nova Scotia on 3 November 1928.
and Martha ORR
born 3 May 1893 Sappagh, Muff Parish.
McNAUGHER Jnr was
probably born in Sappagh too. He was born
circa 1898.He had married Margaret COLE
circa 1925. They
lived at Sappagh, Muff. I have found a Thomas
McNAUGHER married to Margaret
COLE living in Sappagh in the Parish of Muff. Two children were
Jnr and Margaret COLE
James McNAUGHER born 18 June 1927
Sarah Ann McNAUGHER born 21 December 1928.
NOTES - Mary
Elizabeth and Eliza
known as McNAUGHER
born 1840 (Derry Registry) Farmer of Drumhaggart, Parish of Burt. James
WYLIE 1865 (Derry Registry). From her death entry "Margaret (WYLIE)
Drumhaggart, Farmer's wife, died 7 July 1880 aged 43 years. Isabelle McNAUGHER
present at her death".
Probably her daughter.
McNAUGHER born 12 June 1866 baptised Knowhead
6 November 1866
to the USA 1894 married Robert
(who was probably born in Ireland) married at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, USA in 1899. The
below for 1920 for 103 Grove Street, Windsor
Locks, Hartford, Connecticutt shows Robert and Isabella's first
born in 1897 and the IGI gives the marriage
date as 1899. This may be
right, but I suspect the researcher who submitted the information to
the IGI has taken a guess and the
marriage date may not be
correct. Also ages on Census forms are notoriously
Maker, Paper Mill
4 October 1868 Sappagh, Parish of Muff
at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan. In 1920 Mary Jane was
living at 47 West 176th Street, Manhatten, New York.
NAME, PLACE OF BIRTH AND AGE
RELATIONSHIP TO HEAD
Mary Jane WATSON (nee McNAUGHER) aged 51 born Ireland
William WATSON born circa 1898 New York aged 22
Thomas HINSLEYS? born circa 1895 New York aged 25
Frances HINSLEYS? born circa 1900 Ireland aged 20
Philip WATSON born circa 1902 New York aged 18
24 June 1870 baptised Knowhead Presbyterian Church married
Margaret Sophia GALLER
or GALLAGHER circa
Children of Robert McNAUGHER and
Sophia GALLAGHER -
in the records at Knowhead Presbyterian Church were:
McNAUGHER born 20 September 1919
Isabella McNAUGHER born 17 January 1912
William James McNAUGHER born 29 March 1913
Martha McNAUGHER born 23 June `1914
Mary Elizabeth McNAUGHER born 20 August 1915
Robert McNAUGHER born 2 January 1917
Annie Florence McNAUGHER born 8 May 1918
Violet Matilda McNAUGHER born 16 August 1920
Margaret Jean McNAUGHER (no date given)
Children of James McNAUGHER and Margaret WYLIE
Eliza Ann McNAUGHER born 15 August 1872 baptised 9 August 1874 Knowhead Presbyterian Church 3 September 1872.
McNAUGHER born 12 May 1874 baptised 9 August 1874
Isabella, Mary Jane and William migrated to Michigan, United States on the Furnessia, which departed from Moville, Donegal in 1894. William returned to Ireland and married Eliza Jane WYLIE daughter of Thomas WYLIE and Isabella WILEY of Derryvane, Co. Donegal. See "McNaugher/Wylie Mystery Solved" for their story and Eliza Jane's siblings.
Children of William McNAUGHER and Eliza
Jane WYLIE -
McNAUGHER born Ireland 1908. She married Jake ZIMMERMAN.
James T McNAUGHER born circa 1909 Wyoming
David Wiley McNAUGHER born circa 1911 Nebraska
Wiley J McNAUGHER born circa 1913 Nebraska
Larue S McNAUGHER born circa 1916 born Wyoming
NAME, PLACE OF BIRTH AND AGE
RELATIONSHIP TO HEAD
William McNAUGHER born Ireland 1874 aged 45
Eliza Jane McNAUGHER (nee WILEY) born Ireland 1874 aged 43
Dacy (Margaret) McNAUGHER born circa 1905 Ireland aged 14
James T. McNAUGHER born circa 1909 Wyoming aged 11
David Wiley McNAUGHER born circa 1911 Nebraska aged 9
Wiley J. McNAUGHER born circa 1913 Nebraska
La Rue S McNAUGHER born circa 1916 aged 4 born Wyoming
Children of James McNAUGHER and MARGARET WILEY
James McNAUGHER born 26 August 1876.
McNAUGHER born 30 April 1880 baptised Knowhead
Church 21 July 1880
married William Thomas
McNAUGHER and Unknown
also known as McNAUGHER
born 1842 (Derry Registry) married
PARKHILL, Farmer of Aught in the Parish of
Muff, Donegal (1901). Both Robert
and Rebecca alive in 1901 (Census of Aught
also known as McNAUGHER, McNAUGHT,
CONNOR born 1845 (Derry Registry) married William BELL 26 February 1863
at Knowhead Presbyterian Church, Parish
married William BELL,
Muff, Donegal 1863.
Sarah Ann BELL born 1864 Buncrana, Donegal daughter of William BELL and Isabella
James BELL born 1866 Buncrana, Donegal son of William BELL and Isabella CONNOR
Isabella BELL born
1875 daughter William
BELL and Isabella McNAUGHT
Catherine BELL born 1877 Ahilly, Donegal daughter of William BELL and Isabella McNAUGHS BELL
Note: The various spellings used for McNAUGHER on the children's Birth Entries
1857 Griffith Valuation Drumhaggart, Parish of Burt
||Robert McNAGHTER also known as CONNOR etc
House and Forge - Robert was a blacksmith
Griffith Valuation Carnamoyle, Parish
||Robert CONNOR or McNAGHTER
McNAUGHER and Ann CROW
born circa 1855 married Anne DYSART
born 1853 (Derry
Registry) in 1877 (Derry
McNAUGHER and Anne DYSART
born 3 September 1878 baptised Knowhead.
Margaret Rebecca (Maggie Reba) McNAUGHER born 8.04.1880 at Ballyarnett.
Anne (Annie) McNAUGHER born 1881 baptised Knowhead.
John Dysart McNAUGHER born 1883.?
James McNAUGHER born 19 October 1883
Jane McNAUGHER born 13 February 1885 Ballyarnett.
Eva Maud McNAUGHER born 5 May1885 baptised 5 July 1885 Knowhead.
Mary Anne McNAUGHER born 1888 (Derry Registry).
Elizabeth Jane McNAUGHER born 1890 (Derry Registry).
These dates were
transcribed from an old register so may have been misread in some cases.
Edward McNOHER born
circa 1859 - living with sister
Isabella CONNOR in Drumlougher, All
Saints in 1901 - a Farm Servant, Unmarried. Not there in 1911.
McNOCHER/CONNOR born 1861. He was a Farmer living with
(Housekeeper) in Drumlougher Townland in the Parish of All
Saints in 1901 Still there in 1911. Both John and Elizabeth were
unmarried. They were using the surname CONNOR.
born circa 1863 was living with her brothers and her three daughters in
Drumlougher in 1901. She is described as a Farm Labourer and unmarried.
Her brothers were Thomas and Robert. All using the surname CONNOR. In
1911 Thomas is gone and
only one daughter resident. Isabella is still described as Unmarried.
and Unknown UNKNOWN
CONNOR born circa 1885 (in Drumlougher 1901. A Jane CONNOR married
James McKEOWN in 1910 (Derry
(Lizzie) CONNOR born circa 1889 (in Drumlogher 1901,
Hill Family in Kildrum Townland in the Parish of All Saints in 1911).
An Elizabeth CONNOR married Samuel Martin BOYD in 1915 (Derry
circa 1894 (in Drumlougher in 1901 and 1911).
James McNOGHER also
known as McCONNOR
or CONNOR born
circa 1792 married Isabella KELSO 26
Isabella was the daugher of
Hugh KELSO and Agnes MORELof Tamlaght O'Crilly
and the Congregation
of Kilrea. Hugh appears on Tithes Lists for Derry for 1796, 1831
and 1833. Witnesses at the
wedding were Aaron WORKMAN, Eliza and
McNOGHER/McCONNOR and Isabella
Isabella McNAUGHER aka CONNOR born Ireland 1827. She married Charles Barnhart TRAVIS. One record says they married about 1847 Petersboro and another about 1854 Madison, New York. Charles died 1877 Madison, New York. Their children:
Emily Deeta TRAVIS
born 1855 Canastota, Madison, New York
Charles Fremont TRAVIS born 1857
no given name TRAVIS born about 1858
Clarence Clifford TRAVIS born 1859
Robert E TRAVIS born 1862
Elizabeth Isabella TRAVIS born 1863
Ann Melvina TRAVIS born 1867, Pettysville, Livingston, Michigan
All birth entries except one have her name as Isabella McNAUGHER CONNOR. She was Isabella McNAUGHER on that one certificate.
She is recorded in the 1880 USA Census living at Hamburg, Livingston, Michigan.
Joseph McNAUGHER born circa 1830 to Alleghenny, Pennsylvania in the mid 1850's. He married Jeanette (Jessie) WHITE born in Scotland, who travelled to the States with her family circa 1840. Joseph was a Paver and Contractor with his brother Samuel. Their children were given an excellent education and became prominent citizens in Alleghenny.
NAME AND AGE MARITAL STATUS BIRTHPLACE AND OCCUPATION MOTHERS BIRTHPLACE Isabella TRAVIS, 53 Widow Ireland, Keeping House Ireland Charles TRAVIS, 23 Single New York, Wagon Maker Ireland Clarence TRAVIS, 20 Single New York, At home Ireland Emmit TRAVIS, 18 (Robert E TRAVIS on Birth Entry) Single New York, At home Ireland Lizzie TRAVIS, 16 Single New York, At school Ireland Melvina TRAVIS, 13 Single Michigan, At school Ireland
born circa 1832 to Alleghenny, Pennsylvania in the mid 1850's. He
married Jane STEELE born
in Ireland circa 1830.
She may have been a
relative of the Matilda
who married Joseph MYNOGHER
1847. Samuel became a prominent businessman along with his brother
James NOGHER born
circa 1834 Farmer of Magergy, Magherafalt, Derry married Margaret
18 October 1858.
Charles McNOUGHER born circa 1836 married Anne FERRIS of Craigs, Co. Antrim. They were living in Aghadowey in 1864.. On the 1857 Griffiths Valuation for Donegal there is a Charles CONNOR in the Townland of Buncrana, William Street, Fahan Lower.
McNAUGHER and Anne
Catherine McNOUGHER born 17 December 1864
Ann McNOUGHER born 1865
may have been at least one other child of Charles and Anne
- a son, possibly called Charles. (See David's
1851 CENSUS CRAIGS TOWNLAND CRAIGS COUNTY CO. ANTRIM
NAME STATUS AND AGE MARITAL STATUS OCCUPATION WHERE BORN William FERRIS Head, aged 48 Married Linen Weaver Co. Antrim Nancy FERRIS Wife, aged 42 Married None Co. Antrim James FERRIS Son, aged 22 Unmarried Linen Weaver Co. Antrim Robert FERRIS Son, aged 20 Unmarried Linen Weaver Co. Antrim John FERRIS Son, aged 18 Unmarried Linen Weaver Co. Antrim FERRIS Son, aged 16 Unmarried Linen Weaver Co. Antrim Eliza Jane FERRIS Daughter, aged 14 Unmarried None Co. Antrim William FERRIS Son, aged 12 Unmarried None Co. Antrim Fleming FERRIS Son, aged 10 Unmarried None Co. Antrim Nancy Anne FERRIS Daughter, aged 8 Unmarried None Co. Antrim Mathew FERRIS Son, aged 4 Unmarried None Co. Antrim David FERRIS Son, aged 3 months Unmarried None Co. Antrim
John FERRIS married Catherine DALEY 1859 at Ahoghill, Antrim. No more known.
William FERRIS married Anne HOWLEY. They had a son Thomas born 1867 Westport, Co. Mayo.
Fleming FERRIS married Rebecca JOHNSTON 1869 Ahoghill, Antrim. Nothing further known.
of James McNOGHER/CONNOR and Isabella
Robert John CONNORS
baptised 24 June 1842 (Twin).
Eliza Jane CONNOR
baptised 24 June 1842 (Twin).
Nancy Jane CONNOR born circa 1845 married firstly Samuel GREY Farmer of Camus 2 October 1865, secondly James HUTCHISON, Widower of Carnamoney 21 September 1880.
The families below fit into my family somewhere - either as cousins or siblings. Nothing more to go on at the moment.
of Inch Island born circa 1820 Co. Donegal. Henry married Margaret
the 1857 Griffiths Valuations he is described as being of
Monreagh, died Monreagh
1870. Margaret came from Gortnaskea, Upper Fahan. This couple are
great, great grandparents of Martin who gave me this
information. This family and their descendants are Roman
Catholics. It appears that about the mid 1860's the families who
remained Catholic settled on the CONNOR
version of their surname whilst
the ones who had adopted Presbyterianism became McNAUGHER.
HENRY McNOCKER aka CONNOR and MARGARET CRUMLISH's children:Eleanor (Ellen) McNAUGHER aka CONNOR aka McNOCKER born 1846 married William DEEHAN and lived at Rosemount, Derry City.
Street, Derry City.
Peter DEEHAN 1901 Census (may not be a son)
MAY (Martin's Mother)
I hope the above
data may give someone
some help with their research in Donegal. Thanks to Martin for his
contribution. It has progressed this family at an amazing rate.
I hope there is someone out there who can progress it even further
for David, Martin, Steve and of course, my sake. (Link to
and Steve's families). A very special thanks to Mags in Leeds,
Yorkshire for bringing myself and Julie in California together
and for the wonderful friendship that has developed between the three
of us. Also all Mags' detective work in unearthing all these new twigs
in our trees.
I would like to put some information on the history and geography of Burt Parish at some time. Co. Donegal seems to be one of the overlooked Counties but it has a wealth of history.
Except for my family, I have no knowledge of the other names mentioned above. If anyone can flesh them out, I would be pleased to add the information here.
The spelling of the various names is how they were spelt on the documents involved. McNaugher has about 50 variations (that's the count so far).
Thanks to Lindel for her help and advice. Lindel's wonderful Donegal Genealogy site is on our home page as a link.
Also David. It would be great if we could tie up these connections.
If you think you
have any connection or
can offer any advice, could you please contact me.