I'm trying to locate any family of Judge John Mathew McGrath (1863-1942), who might be able to give me some information on family history, or if you have any pictures of the Judge that you might be willing to share?
John M. McGrath's parents, John (1830-1902) and Katherine (Hennesey, 1837-?), were both from Ireland. My information suggests that John Sr. came to America in 1848, and Katherine in 1860.
Their children: Patrick Henry -(Justice of the Peace in Greenbrier County). abt. 1862-1939 John Mathew 1863-1942 Thomas1867- James Emmett 1872-1944 Michael M. 1874- Edward 1876-
Records seem to indicate that all of them stayed more or less in Greenbrier County, either in Fort Spring(s) or Ronceverte.John Mathew got his law license in Greenbrier, then moved on to Princeton, Mercer Co., where he married Nanny J. McCreery (1867-1912)
I have not found records suggesting that the Judge and his wife had children together, or that his brothers had their own families.