Following is info. that I have gathered regarding my Loftus & Scanlin ancestors from Census results & various newspaper articles. I have not been able to trace them any farther back than when they settled in Steubenville, OH, in the 1850s. I am very interested in finding out about their roots in Co. Clare Ireland.
Descendants of James Loftus and Catherine Garvey/Garvy
Children of James Loftus and Catherine Garvey were as follows: Margaret Loftus. (my GrGrGrGrandma) Mary Loftus. She married Michael Clairy. Johanna Loftus. She married Michael Roach. Bridget Loftus. She married William Brew. James Loftus. Simon Loftus.
Margaret Loftus born 7 May 1830 in County Clare, Ireland; died 7 Mar 1911 in OH. She married on 12 Sep 1852 in Cuba, NY, Michael Scanlin (Scanlon/Scanlan), born 26 Jul 1831 in County Clare, Ireland; died 12 Apr 1912 in Steubenville, OH. Children of Margaret Loftus and Michael Scanlin were as follows: Patrick Scanlin, born 3 Mar 1856 in OH; died 30 Apr 1929. John Scanlin, born abt 1854. Simon Scanlin. Thomas Scanlin, born 9 Feb 1862 in OH; died 6 May 1932 in Portland, OR (Lived in Los Angeles). Katherine (Catherine) Scanlin, born 25 Apr 1875 in Ohio; died 28 Aug 1947 in OH. James Scanlin, born 16 Mar 1866 in OH; died 6 Apr 1907. Mary Scanlin, born abt 1859; died Died in infancy. Mary Agnes Scanlin.
Simon Loftus, born abt 1832 in Ireland. He married in 1857 Margaret (Boland) Loftus, daughter of Patrick Boland.
Children of Simon Loftus and Margaret Boland were as follows: Patrick Loftus. Mary Loftus. Kate Loftus. Anna Loftus. Bridget Loftus. Nora Loftus. Agnes Loftus. Thomas Loftus. Michael John Loftus.
Simon Loftus was first to arrive in the US. Michael Scanlin arrived in 1849, and Margaret Loftus joined him in 1850. Michael & Margaret married, then settled in OH. After the death of his father James Loftus, the story is that Simon brought his mother Catherine Garvy-Loftus to America. She is buried in OH. Any further info. is welcomed, needed, and greatly appreciated. Thanks, Darci