I've been trying to find information about my great great grandparents, John Carnochan (1787 Ireland)and Mary Jane Agnew (abt1787 Ireland). I am very interested to find out the name of the ship on which they came to North America and whether or not they came through the U.S. or Canada.Also, I am hoping to trace the names of their parents in Ireland if possible.
My great grandmother was Margaret Ann Hanna, John Carnahan Jr.'s(1827 Ireland)second wife, and you were correct that she died in 1938.However, to my knowledge, she and John had only three children - Mary, Sarah Ethel (my grandmother) and John Thomas, who died at Vimy Ridge.It is my understanding that John Carnahan Jr. and his first wife Sarah had four children - Eliza Ann, John Robert, William Wilson, and James Alexander.I believe that William & James were still at home when John remarried as my grandmother talked about her two half brothers. John Robert had died before she was born and I don't think she ever mentioned Eliza Ann so she may have died too.I don't really know.
You may know that John Carnochan and Mary Jane Agnew are buried in the cemetery at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church in Halton County. I have visited there & taken photos of the stones. There are gravestones for their sons George & David, daughter Agnes (Nancy) and some other family members.
I know there is a Carnahan cemetery plot in Acton,Ontario but there are no stones on it and I have been unable to get any solid information about who may be buried there. The person at the Acton Town Hall was not in the least helpful.
I am more familiar with the Knowles Cemetery located between Delhi & Simcoe in Norfolk County. There is a Carnahan family gravestone in the Knowles Cemetery bearing the names of John, Sarah Macmillan, their son John Robert, as well as my great grandmother, Margaret Ann Hanna.I'm not sure if Sarah Macmillan and John Robert are actually buried there, but John and Margaret certainly are.The cemetery is right across the road from what used to be John Carnahan's farm (corner of R.R. 45 & East Quarter Line Rd). Many of the other extended family members & descendants are buried in Knowles Cemetery including my grandmother & mother.
There is some interesting information about the Carnahan family in a book called "North of the 15th" published by the Nassagaweya Historical Society.It details information about John & Mary Jane's children & also gives some information about John Jr's first wife, Sarah, and their children. Until I read this book, I had no idea that my great grandfather John had lived in Grey County after he left the family farm in Halton and went to Norfolk County.
I'd love to know any progress you may have made in tracking down our Carnahan ancestors and am happy to share what information I have.