Looking for great grandparents Margaret (Margret) McClusky b. approx. 1830 in County Fermanagh –d. 1933 in Greeley County Nebraska. AND Patrick McManus b. approx 1840 in Ireland – d. 1888 in Greeley County Nebraska. Spelled McMannis in some documents
Looking for great grandmother and her parents my great great grandparents - all born in County Mayo Anne Teresa Fahertyb. in County Mayo (between 1873 - 1887) - d. 1918 in Greeley County, Nebraska AND great great grand parents Patrick Faherty and wife Winifred LaVelle
Margaret McClusky was 20 years old in 1861, when she sailed from Ireland to New York.When she came to America the Civil War was in progress.She had a sister named Anna who came to America too; I don’t know if they came together.Anna McClsuky, born in County Fermanagh came to the US when she was 20 years, locating in new York Coty.She spent most of her life working as a governess in the home of W.K. Vanderbilt, the New York millionaire.She made 3 trips to Europe with the Vanderbilt family. Anna had come to Greeley [in retirement] to make her home with her sister.Anna McCluskey died of heart disease at the home of her sister MargaretMcManusAnna (sometimes written Annie) McClusky (written McClosky in obituary) was 78 years old.There had apparently been eight McClusky siblings.Four brothers and two other sisters – I believe they all remained in Ireland.
Patrick became a naturalized US citizen in 1865.
I believe, Margaret and Patrick were married in New York City.The family moved for a short time to Virginia and then to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he was a coal miner and worked for the railroad.In the spring of 1877 the family moved to Greeley County, Nebraska.On February 19, 1878, they filed for a homestead claim.
Margaret and Patrick McManus’ children
1. Mary Anne born 1869 in New York.Married Patrick Kearney.They lived in Long Branch NY.She died before her mother died
2. Maggie (Margaret) born 1871in Virginia – died early -of spleen disease 1904, in Greeley NE.Maggie never married
3.&4 Twins James E and Sarah Born Oct 5, 1876 in Pennsylvania.
James married Anna Teresa Faherty. in 1908. Sarah married for the first time at age 44 to a Billy McManus – obviously no relation).In 1963 James and Sarah McManus were honored as Nebraska’s Oldest Living Twins.
5. Kitty A. (Catherine) b 1879 in Greeley County Nebraska – died before her mother in 1893.
6. & 7.Hugh and Rose – died in infancy in Pennsylvania
James E McManus and Anna (Faherty) McManus(daughter of Patrick & Winifred LaVelle Faherty) Patrick Faherty was born in County Mayo in 1842.He made many trips back to Ireland.Afer the birth of twins, Patrick & John, his (first) wife died.In May 1872 Patrick Faherty married Winifred LaVelle in County Mayo. They had 8 children:Mary, Bridget, Anna, Thomas, Anthony, Austin, and Peter.In 1893 Patrick LaVelle brought his family from Ireland directly to Greeley County, Nebraska.
James and Anne McManus’ children
1.Patrick b. 1910, who in 1932 married Elaine Burke from Greeley County
2. Mary b. 1912, who married Oren Wood of Greeley County
3.Edward b. 1914
4.James b. 1918 d. 1918 (died with his mother in the flu epidemic)
5.Kate b.1916?, who married Carl Edwards, they made their home in Wyoming
Kate (who after her mother’s death was raised for a time in California by Delia O’Connor and her husband – I assume they were related some how). At some point Sarah moved in with her twin brother to help take care of the children
As stated, the mother Anna died of the flu epidemic in 1918 as did one of her children.Mother and son were buried in the same coffin.Bodies were not allowed in the church [Sacred Heart in O’Connor NE] on account of the epidemic.Anne’s sister Bridget (Faherty) McFadden was also in Greeley NE.Both sisters died in the same flu epidemic.Both were pregnant.)
Any information about Patrick McManus and his wife Margaret Clusky, or Anna Teresa Faherty and her parents Patrick & Winifred LaVelle Faherty would be appreciated.