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McGuire (Maguire), Moran, Farrell and Smith in IN., KY., OH.

Updated January 29, 2005

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James McGuire and Bridget Moran both born in County Mayo, Ireland and married in Liverpool, England. They arrived in America 1853. They lived for sometime in Pendleton County, Kentucky and moved in a few years to Knox County, Indiana then to Daviess County, Indiana. They raised ten children. James is buried in Washington, Indiana. Bridget died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio but is buried with James.

Patrick Farrell and Margaret Lannan both born in County Wexford, Ireland immigrating in 1851. They raised their eight children in Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana. Their son Robert William Farrell married Ellen Theresa McGuire (daughter of James and Bridget McGuire)in Wheatland, Knox County, Indiana at the McGuire home. Robert and Ellen raised eleven children. Ellen Theresa died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio and is buried in Vincennes with her husband in the Farrell Family Plot.

A daughter of Robert Farrell and Ellen Theresa McGuire was Gertude Cecelia Farrell, my grandmother, married Charles Smith son of Sebastian Smith and Lauretta Candice Scott. Charles Smith and Gertrude Farrell were married at the Old Cathedral in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana January 22, 1902. They raised five children.
Gertrude, wife of Charles, died at age 47.

Years passed and in 1931 Charles Smith is laid off from work and moves his family to Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Two of his sons had been in Akron for some time working for the railroad. The sons encouraged the rest of the family to join them in Akron because there was employment. The Smiths packed only their belongings (especially Charles trunk and rocker) that would fit into two cars and headed for Akron.

Once arriving in Akron the Smith family lived together with the James Patrick Farrell family (brother to Charles Smith's wife Gertrude Cecilia Farrell), on a farm on Cuyahoga Street in Akron. Charles and sons built a bedroom in the barn for all of the boys. All of the girls stayed in the house in an upstairs bedroom. One of the boys and one of the girls put on shows and plays for the other kids. They sold tickets for two cents to the plays. Their were twelve Farrell children and the whole Smith Family all in one house. (As remembered by Rita Catherine Farrell Dorner, daughter of James Patrick Farrell.)

In a few years more relatives joined the Smiths and Farrells in Akron, Ohio. The Kassens, Valleleys, and Great Grandma Ellen Theresa McGuire Farrell who wanted to be with her daughter and grandchildren.

Family Photos
  • James McGuire & wife Bridget Moran's headstone (68 KB)
    James & Bridget Moran McGuire are buried at St. John's Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana. Their son Hugh erected the headstone. On the back of Headstone reads: Erected by Hugh McGuire Born Sept. 29, 1844 in County Mayo, Ireland Died at Bedford IND. Aug. 20, 1920
  • Anna Rose Smith Nesbitt and Daughter Linda (50 KB)
    Anna Rose Smith is the daughter of Charles Smith and Gertrude Cecilia Farrell. Picture was taken at the Farrell Family Reunion, Summit County Fairgrounds, Ohio.
  • Ellen Theresa McGuire (147 KB)
    Ellen Theresa McGuire wife of Robert William Farrell. Daughter of James and Bridget Moran McGuire. Ellen was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati, Ohio on March 29, 1853; almost four months after her parents first set foot on American soil.
  • Gertrude Cecilia Farrell (23 KB)
    Gertrude Cecilia Farrell wife of Charles Smith. Gertrude's parents are Robert William Farrell and Ellen Theresa McGuire. Picture taken in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana.
  • Charles Smith & Ellen Theresa McGuire (15 KB)
    Charles Smith, with his Mother-in-law Ellen Theresa McGuire. Picture taken in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
  • Family Register Marriage Entry (114 KB)
    Bible Family Register of Marriage of Gertrude C. Farrell and Charles H. Smith. Married on January 22, 1902 at 7:30 in the evening. Mayme Godard and James Smith witnesses.
  • Smith, Farrell, Brocksmith and Kassen Family Photo (102 KB)
    Taken in Vincennes, IN.1925. Family photo of the Smith, Farrell, Brocksmith and Kassens.
Related Files
  • Genealogy Report for Patrick Farrell (272 KB)
    Patrick Farrell and Margaret Lannan both born in County Wexford, Ireland. Their first three children Mary, Johanna and Robert William were born in County Wexford, Ireland. Catherine, Bridget, James, Margaret, Ellen were born in Black Oak, Indiana. The family attended Church at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Montgomery, Indiana.
  • Genealogy Report for Hugh McGuire (400 KB)
    All of the Descendants of Hugh McGuire that we know of are listed here. Hugh McGuire is the father of James McGuire who maried Bridget Moran. This report contains the Family Tree, ancestors, heritage, descendants, newspaper, obituaries, death, birth, roots, surnames, cemetery, documents and census records. Print your copy and save for generations to come.
  • Genealogy Report for Sebastian Smith (160 KB)
    The earliest Smith that is known was Sebastian Smith who married Anna Van Deusen. Sebastian was born in New York. Sebastian and Anna traveled by covered wagon with their children to Wheatland, Indiana in the early 1800's.
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