I'm posting what I know about the descendants of Ellen Falvey - what a woman!Ellen is my great great grandmother.Ellen survived 2 husbands and had 11 children, and over 47 grandchildren.Ellen was born in abt 1818 in County Kerry.Her father's first name is not known for sure- but may be John or Michael?.Her mother's name was Catherine, maiden name not known for sure, perhaps Cahill.Ellen had a sister Agnes Falvey who married Daniel Leahy, a shoe maker in LaSalle Co IL.Ellen's mother, Catherine Falvey, lived with Agnes Falvey Leahy as of the 1860 census, and was living with Ellen Falvey Noonan and her 2nd husband John Noonan as of the 1870 and 1880 census - Livingston Co. IL.Catherine lived to be over 96. Ellen Falvey Fitzgerald d. 1896 Odell, Livingston Co. IL. She was about 78.
Ellen's first husband was John Fitzgerald, b. 1805 Ireland d. 1854 LaSalle Co. IL.Ellen married 2nd to John Noonan.They are my great great grandparents.Ellen and John Fitzgerald had 7 children before John died.Ellen remarried to John Noonan and had 5 more children (one, a twin, died as a baby).John Noonan helped to raise the little Fitzgerald children.The children of John Fitzgerald and Ellen Falvey are:
1.THOMAS FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1838,Maryland or Massachusetts .
2.MICHAEL FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1841 Illinois, was living with his sister Catherine Fitzgerald Lynch in 1870 & her family.
3.CATHERINE FITZGERALD, b. January 15, 1842Illinois.married Denis Lynch b. 1835/36 Ireland.They had these children: Catherine "Kate" 1867, James 1871, Francis A. 1872/73, Denis E. 1878, Julia 1879, Mary M. 1883, David J. 1887.They lived in Utica, Lasalle co IL until late 1890's and moved then to Chicago.Denis Lynch was a grocer/dry goods merchant.
4.ELLEN FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1844 IL.
5.JOHN FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1847, MA.? [there are some family stories that Ellen Falvey Fitzgerald went to Massachusetts to get her mother, Catherine Falvey, after her father died.It is possible John was born while she was there.
6.MARY FITZGERALD, b. March 1848,Illinois married Theodore Muffler [Moffler] b. Baden. They lived in Livingston Co., IL, but later moved to Flint, Genessee Co., MichiganThey had these children: i.Ida Muffler 1867 died of diphtheria January 1880;ii.John F.Muffler 1869 [believed to have never married][moved to Genessee Michigan];iii.William H. Muffler 1872 [married late in life to Lucille ? and had a child Dorothy M. Muffler– moved to Genessee Michigan]; and iv. Mary Mercy Muffler 1875married Samuel John O’Connell in Livingston Co., IL, they lived there for awhile where Samuel was a farmer, but later some of the family moved to Genessee Co., MI.Children: CyrilFrancis O’Connell b. 1897; John Earl O’Connell, Raymond A. O’Connell, Mary Gwendolyn A. O’Connell, Ama O’Connell
7.AGNES FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1852 Illinois married Malachi Garrity b. abt 1845 Galway Co. Ireland.Malachi's younger half sister, Annie Garrity, married Agnes's younger half brother, George F. Noonan.George and Annie Garrity Noonan are my great grandparents.Malachi was a farmer in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL.Agnes Fitzgerald and Malachi Garrity had these children:
i.Frederick Garrity b. 1872 Married Gertrude? and had children Mary, Helen,Catherine and Fedora S. “Dora”, became a nun
ii. JAMES William GARRITY b. 1874 Married Rose P.- they had Dorothy 1906 and James William Garrity Jr. 1909
iii. Margaret A. Garrity b 1876
iv. EDMUND C. GARRITY, b. August 12, 1879. He owned a successful plumbing supply business in Chicago.His first cousin, Denis E. Lynch worked there with him.Marriage:Mary “Mazie” E.? and they had EDMUND GARRITY 1907,JOHN GARRITY 1909, DONALD GARRITY 1912; THOMAS GARRITY 1913;DAISY GARRITY 1914.Edmund owned a house designed and built by a famous architect in Chicago. Google it!
v. ELLENORA (NELLIE) GARRITY 1883
vi. LEO GARRITY 1889 Married Agnes M ? and had Leo Garrity Jr. 1919
The children of Ellen Falvey and her second husband, John Noonan b 1825 Ire.(son of ? John Noonan and Bridget Quinn) are:
1.JAMES HENRY NOONAN, b. November 22, 1855, LaSalle Co, IL; d. August 16, 1932, Verona, LeMoure Co, ND.He married Elizabeth Connell.Children of JAMES NOONAN and ELIZABETH CONNELL are:i.MARGARET "MAGGIE" NOONAN, b. March 21, 1882; ii. CHARLES E. NOONAN, b. January 15, 1890; iii. JOHN J. NOONAN, b. Abt. 1883;iv. ELLEN L. NOONAN, b. Abt. 1886; MARY NOONAN, b. Abt. 1888; vi ELIZABETH LEONA NOONAN, b. Abt. 1892; vii. THOMAS P. NOONAN, b. Abt. 1884; viii. AGNES K. NOONAN, b. Abt. 1896; and ix. JAMES W. NOONAN, b. Abt. 1898.
2.GEORGE F NOONAN, b. March 21, 1857, LaSalle Co, IL; d. September 08, 1922, Odell, Livingston Co,IL. married Annie Garrity.Children of GEORGE NOONAN and ANNA GARRITY are:i. ELLEN FRANCES "ELLA" NOONAN, b. November 20, 1884, Livingston Co, IL.;ii. ANNA MAE NOONAN, b. May 12, 1886, d. 1954, Livingston Co, IL.; iii. FRANCIS George NOONAN, b. February 01, 1888; d. 1888; iv.MARGUERITE L NOONAN, b. November 05, 1889; v. FRANCIS JOSEPH NOONAN, b. December 15, 1891, Odell,Livingston Co,IL; d. April 03, 1967, Odell, Livingston Co, IL.;vi. GEORGE LEO NOONAN, b. December 05, 1895; d. when his tractor overturned and pinned him - in 1938, Livingston Co, IL.
3. PATRICK NOONAN, b. March 21, 1857; d. shortly after birth, he was a twin of George F. Noonan
4.BRIDGET NOONAN, b. November 17, 1858, LaSalle Co, IL; d. December 08, 1946, Pontiac, IL. married William Nolan.More About WILLIAM NOLAN and BRIDGET NOONAN:
Marriage: February 18, 1878, Dwight, IL
Marriage Fact: February 27, 1878, Odell, Illinios
Children of BRIDGET NOONAN and WILLIAM NOLAN are:i.MARY ELLEN NOLAN, b. 1879, IL; d. 1959;ii. CATHERN AGNES NOLAN, b. 1880, IL; d. 1968;iii. MARGARET THERESA NOLAN, b. 1882, IL; d. 1972;iv.JOHN PATRICK NOLAN, b. 1884, IL; d. 1978;v. JULIA BRIDGET NOLAN, b. 1886, IL; d. 1960; vi.WILLIAM GROVER NOLAN, JR, b. 1888; d. 1956; vii. ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE NOLAN, b. 1889, IL; d. 1981;viii. HANORA ADELINE NOLAN, b. 1891, IL; d. 1984;ix. JAMES HENRY NOLAN, b. 1893, IL; d. 1972;x. MICHAEL EDWARD NOLAN, b. 1894, IL; d. 1977;xi. LEO EARLE NOLAN, b. 1897, IL; d. 1971; xii.ISABELLE NOLAN, b. 1899; d. 1899;xiii.MARCELLA JOSEPHINE NOLAN, b. 1900, IL; d. 1992; m. WILLIAM ANDREAS; b. 1877; d. 1961.; xiv. JOSEPH FRANCIS NOLAN, b. 1902, IL; d. 1935; m. BERTHA LAYCOCK.
5.MARGARET NOONAN, b. August 15, 1861, Waltham, LaSalle Co, IL; d. November 28, 1881, Livingston Co, IL.She married Thomas Langan.Believed she died in childbirth.