Wondering if you have ever found any ties in Bedford Co. PA. Our Mary Mullarkey appears to be down there without family of her own.
Mary was born around 1835 in Ireland (have not found her papers) - She married a George Fox who was born in Germany (he arrived in New York) and settled in Broad Top, Bedford Co., PA. It looks like she and George must have married in the 1850s - They named their first born son John,..the other children were: Maria/Mary, George, William, Catherine Rose, Charles Anthony, James, Ellen, Maggie, Elizabeth, Thomas, Annie, and Frank. Still have one child missing.
Have found only 1 baptism record (maybe 2 but the 2nd is uncertain) in the Catholic Church of Dudley, PA. The Godparents of Charles Anthony were Dionysius McGowen and Mary McGee. In studying New York state (my primary area of research) I have found McGowen commonly confused with McKown/McKowen in records,.. so, am not sure of the spelling in this case. Regardless, at this point in time, the names do not have any meaning.
I will be going back through those records to see if I can find any more Mullarkey, just in case I over looked someone.
Have traveled to NY often in my life (was raised in Wayne Co., PA), but have also moved often after leaving the folks - seems that no matter where I go, I always have to bypass Hazelton to return to my true home. It wouldn't surprise me if George tread through Carbon Co. to get from NY port to Bedford Co.