FORTUNE, WELSH, MURPHY, MAHONEY, KENNEALLY, KANE, FREDERICK, FEENEY, MCCORMICK, MOLONY
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/18/2019 at 21:15:22
When the Richard Molony’s came to America from Ireland they first settled in Syracuse, New York, where the men worked the salt mines.
In 1840, they traveled by wagon train to Iowa where they bought land from the government for $1.50 an acre. Mrs. Molony brought with her fruit trees, berry bushes and flowers. The Molony's arrived in Jackson County the same year the Garryowen parish was established. The men helped build the church and start the school. The school children were taught by D. A. Mahoney
The Richard Molony children:
Ellen-married James Welsh had one daughter, Babe.
Elizabeth-married James Fortune, children-Peter, Nell, Mag. And Liz
Michael married Johanna Murphy, their children: Tim had store in Dubuque; Larry and Richard-these two brothers went to California and worked as wagon makers. Became very wealthy; John (“Black John”) took over the family farm; Margaret married D. A. Mahoney; Mary taught school in California. Returned to Iowa to take care of her brother “Black John” when he became elderly.
William married Margaret Kenneally, their children; John never married; Margaret-Sister Mary Hillarian, B. V. M.; Bridget never married; James married Nora Kane, their children, were son-died infancy; Marry-Mrs. Neal Kenneally; Stella-Mrs. John Frederick; Josephine-Mrs. Ray Feeney; Marguerite never married; James married Mary McCormick;, they are the parents pf Donald, James and Kathleen (Kay) Molony.
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