Posted By:David Feeney Cantley
Subject:Southern Feeneys in early 1800's
Post Date:November 13, 2008 at 13:18:21
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I am seeking info on some Feeneys who migrated to Madison Cty, (Huntsville, AL) in the Mississippi Territory sometime around 1815 to 1820. Alabama became a state in 1819. George (b.1790-1800) and William (b.1780-1790) possibly brothers from Ireland may have migrated SW from Delaware or PA. My ggg-father was Robert Patterson Feeney born abt. 1812-13 in DE or PA. I suspect George Feeney was R.P.'s father, but can't find proof. I also found a Rosannah Feeney that married Matthias Munn in Madison Cty, AL, 10/11/1821. She was born abt 1795 in Ireland and may have been a sister or sister in-law. George Feeney married Isabella Wash, 4/21/1825 in Madison Cty. Maybe his second wife since the 1830 census shows older children in the household. Siblings or cousins of Robert P. are:
Rosanna (sister)(m.James Oneal) b. 1814-15 in PA; James C. Feeney b. 1800-10; Peter b. 1810-20; Sarah b. 1822 (m. Isham P Bell); Mary Ann b. 1809 d.1837 (m. Wm Gormly); another Rosannah R. Feeney b.? (m. John Dickenson 1845; William A. b.1820 in AL- d.1864 (Col in CSA, 42nd MS Reg. died in Battle of the Wilderness, May 1864). Possible widow of William #1 was Ann Feeney found living with William A. in 1860 census in Desoto Cty, MS. She was 72, b. 1788 in PA. A Mary Feeney in 1836 in probate court filed for guardianship of minor children? I don't know who she would be related or married to. Both George and William are not found in any census records after 1830 and may have died before 1840 or migrated elsewhere. Robert P. Feeney moved his family to Lincoln Cty, TN, just north of the AL state line sometime between 1850-1860. His children were named: James Cole, John, Alphonso W., Rosa Mae, Ann. Please let me know if you know anything about this branch of Feeneys and if they are in fact connected. Hopefully I am not the only Feeney researcher in the southern US.