|Posted By:||Nora McLean|
|Subject:||Christopher Murphy and Julia Moriarty in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada|
|Post Date:||August 09, 2012 at 14:11:24|
|Forum:||Murphy Family Genealogy Forum|
I have been working on a file for family of Christopher Croghan Murphy born abt. 1800 and Julia Moriarty born abt. 1816 who came from Ireland to Ontario, Canada between 1846 and 1848. Julia's parents and siblings came to Canada as well. I have names of seven children for Christopher and Julia but there could be others. Christopher died March 3, 1884 at Griffith, Renfrew County, Ontario; Julia died Jan. 27, 1899 at same place.
Mary Murphy born 1831-1836 time frame in Ireland married Simon CONSTANT and had at least nine children; Mary died in 1906 in Renfrew County, Ont.
John David Murphy born about 1836 in Ireland, married Jane Gagnon (Gonio, Gannon), five children that I know of; John died 1895 at Pembroke, Ont. Jane was the daughter of Levi Olivier Gagnon and Ellen Keyes.
Patrick Murphy- born abt. 1843 in Ireland; he is the only one I cannot confirm by documentation what happened to him but I think he is the same man who married Mary Ann Gannon, daughter of Patrick Gannon and Ellen Gorman. If so, Patrick had eight children that I know of, and died in 1896.
Ellener Julia Murphy born abt. April 10, 1846 in Ireland; married William Guiney in 1865, 14 children that I know of. Ellener died in 1907 in Renfrew County, Ont.
Bridget Murphy born Aug. 15, 1848 in Ontario; married Richard Munhill or Munhall; 11 children that I know of. Richard and Bridget lived at Admaston, Renfrew County, Ont. in later years, both died there, he in 1927, she in 1925.
Catherine Murphy born March 22, 1851 in Ontario- married Richard Gagnon in 1867. I was having a terrible time finding them past 1881 in Ontario but someone posted them in a family tree online at Ancestry; they moved to Jackson County, Wyoming about 1882-1883; Catherine died in 1941, Robert in 1938. Eleven known children. Robert Gagnon was a brother to the same Jane Gagnon who married Catherine Murphy's brother John David Murphy (see above).
The seventh known child for Christopher and Julia Murphy was Christopher Murphy born June 8, 1859 in Ontario; he married Bridget Healy in 1890 and had 11 children. Christopher died in 1952 in Renfrew County; Bridget died in 1941.
I have no idea who Christopher Murphy senior's parents were and would like to know; also where in Ireland he came from. Julia Moriarty, his wife, came from County Kerry I believe and her parents were John Moriarty and Ellen Donovan. Julia's known siblings were Daniel, Patrick, Richard, Bridget, Michael and John. From other online postings I think that Patrick and his wife lived and died in Iowa, USA and it looks as if John Moriarty senior died in that same place.
If anyone else has worked on these families or has additional info, please post here or contact me directly.
Thanks from Nora