Re: McDonough's of Buffalo, NY? Margaret Josephine McDonough and/or Henry
Ok sorry for being a dummy..not long after posting this I noticed something I overlooked on the census record for Mary Louise Brown's father Thomas Brown, that there was an Elizabeth "McDonald" living with them in IL.That triggered me to see if there was anything in county history books for Clark County IL, and sure enough there was a history of Thomas Brown.Regarding the McDonough's, it wasn't exactly Buffalo and they seemed to move a bit.Its also not clear how Henry could/would be related to Thomas since Thomas's family was from Kildare Co, Ireland and Thomas's father was here prior to this time.Anyway, maybe this is useful for someone else...
Mrs. Brown’s parents were of foreign birth, the father born on the Isle of Jersey, 1797, and the mother in Ireland, 1798. The father, Henry McDonough, is a relative of Commodore McDonough, and for several years was a member of the British Regular Army, occupying the position of Band Master. After marrying in Montreal, Canada, he severed his connection with the army, and removed to Plattsburg, N. Y., where their two oldest children, Louisa and Julia, were born. The family then removed to Sackett’s Harbor, where were born three children – Mary, Catherine and William H. McDonough. They then removed to Rochester, N. Y., where Mrs. Brown was born and where the father died in 1830. The mother came to Marshall with Mr. Brown in 1854, but returned to Stamford, Canada, in 1861, where she died the year following.