This is an update of posting no. 284 January 9, 2000 on the Maher Family Genealogy Forum entitled: "Handwritten book 1800's re: Meagher/Maher". A reference to that posting was posted on the same day on the Meagher family forum. It was posting no. 83. There were several responses to those postings.
I’ve reposted this to add some information and to put the information in the order it appears in the book.
T. Maher is stamped in gold print on the front of this leather-bound book.
Inside the front cover of the book is written John V. Maher
Kate L. Quigley
Mortelstown, Killenaule, Tipperary, Ireland.
An old black and white photo of a man in a suit and hat, standing in front of a home, is tucked in the book. (No name. The photo was probably taken in the 1930's or 1940's)
The book was among several books that came from an estate in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. It is primarily a handwritten book of Catholic religious thoughts, notes, and Catholic doctrine, but it includes a few pages of genealogical information including the following:
“John V. Maher and Miss Mary Ormond married January 14th, 1873.
"Our son, Richard was born at Brewsters York, Sept 27, 1874. Baptized on the 18th day of Oct. 1874 during the Council of the Vatican which was being held to define infallibility of Peter’s succession.”
"Michael Meagher arrived in New York Aug 3, 1848 bringing with him his oldest son John. The remainder of the family came over in the later part of 1851, sometime in Nov of that year and settled at South Dover in Dutchess Co.”
"The name was always spelled Meagher up to the year 1867 when David beginning business for himself thought it easier of pronunciation to have it spelled Maher."
John and Ann Meagher…Apr 19, 1836
Eliza……………………..Dec 15, 1838
Richard…………………..Feb 6, 1840
Thomas Jerome………….May 26, 1842
David Francis……………Jan 10, 1845
Ellen……………………..Apr 14, 1847
Mary Agnes……………..Aug 31, 1852
Joseph Augustine………..Sep 26, 1854
"Joseph got a classical education being sent to St John's College at Forham where he graduated with distinction in 1876, the centennial year of our independence. Joseph graduated a second time June 26th .
Sept 1878, Joseph sails for Rome where he is to become a priest."
Richard…………Apr 9, 1864
Eliza…………….Jan 19, 1865
Michael, father of the family, died Jan. 17, 1867
Thomas…………Mar 22, 1875
Catherine, mother of the family, died Feb 8, 1876
“Stonyhurst, Oscott, Enhaw, and other great Catholic Schools in England.”
“Married by Rev. Lawrence McKenna, January 14, 1873.” (Doesn’t say who was married. See above)
“Richard Francis born Sept. 27, 1874.”
“John V. Maher and Miss Mary Ormond, were married at Towners Station, New York on the fourteenth (14) of January AD Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Three (1873) by the Rev. Lawrence McKenna. Their only child Richard Francis Maher, was born Sunday afternoon Sept. 27, 1874 and baptized by the Rev. Lawrence McKenna Oct. 18, 1874.”
The date Aug 22, 1880 is written at the bottom of the page above.
“Death of Mary Maher
"Mrs. Mary Maher died about a quarter of three o’clock on Sunday morning, November 2, 1879 and was buried at halft past ten o’clock on Tuesday, after services at St. Lawrence Church,, in the Catholic cemetery at Brewster.” “John V’s wife.”
John Valentine Maher
“Eliza was married Saturday, Jan. 31, 1863 – sleighing good – the ground covered with snow. She died Jan. 19, 1865, age 25 years and 6 months.”
“My wife born March 12, 1856, died Nov 2nd 1879”
This is also posted to the Maher and Meagher family forums. (See responses to earlier posts on both forums.)