Thomas & Mary (McCarty) Clary (later Clarey)

This picture is of Thomas and Mary (McCarty) Clary (later Clarey) who were Irish immigrants and early settlers of Plymouth County.  They were married at St. Michael Catholic Church Galena, Ill. Jo Daviess County on April 05, 1864.  They Homesteaded 80 acres in the “East half of the North East quarter of Section twenty two in Township ninety one of range forty seven” in Plymouth County. ~Photograph provided by family descendant, Linda Linn

Five Clarey Sisters--Daughters of Thomas & Mary McCarty Clarey

Front Row: Mary (married George Coulson), Annie, Nellie/Ellen (married John Mansfield)
Back Row: Kate/Kathryn and Agnes (married Edward Keenan)


Thomas & Mary Clarey pictured with their daughter, Nellie's family

Above Four Generation Picture- 1914
Front Row:  Mary McCarty Clarey and Thomas Clarey  
Back Row:  John Mansfield (husband of Nellie)  holding his granddaughter, Helen Beaulieu, Mae Mansfield Beaulieu, holding her daughter Josie (Mary Josephine), Leo Mansfield, husband of Mae, holding their son Johnnie, Nellie Clarey Mansfield (daughter of Thomas and Mary).

Thomas and Mary McCarty Clarey 50th Anniversary
April 5, 1914

Front row:  Kate Clarey, Nellie Clarey Mansfield, Unknown woman possibly Mary Clarey Coulson, Mary McCarty Clarey (my gggrandmother), Thomas Clarey (my gggrandfather), Anna Clarey, Agnes Clarey Keenan holding Anna Marie Keenan, Mae Mansfield Beaulieu holding Josie Beaulieu, Edward Keenan, Jr.,  John Francis Clarey (my grandfather).

Row 2:  Leo and Dena Mansfield, Mary Boden Clarey (my great-grandmother), Thomas Francis Clarey (my great-grandfather), John Mansfield (baby) held by his grandfather, John Mansfield, John Marshall Clarey held by his father John W. Clarey, Hattie Marshall Clarey, unknown man in hat, unknown woman and man, possibly Lily and Will Clarey, Edward Keenan, Sr. holding Agnes Elizabeth Keenan, Helen Beaulieu held by Lewis Beaulieu.

Back row standing on the porch:  Unknown man and woman, Laurence Clarey by post, Clifford Clarey (my grandfather’s brother), unknown man.


Children of Thomas & Mary (McCarty) Clarey:

Mary A.; b. 15 Jun 1865; d. 20 Aug 1922; Married Geo. W. Coulson Her Obituary
Ellen "Nellie" 1867-1936; Married John Mansfield Her Obituary
Thomas F.; Married Mary Elizabeth Boden

Anna Clarey--Young woman in lower right corner

Anna 1872 - 07 Apr 1921 Her Obituary
Laurence C. 1874-1930 His Obituary
John W.
Agnes 1878-1957; Married Edward P. Keenan Her Obituary
Kathryn (Katie); 07 Feb 1880 - 10 Oct 1958 Her Obituary

(Follow any linked names to their family photo page.)

Thomas Clarey

b. 02 Jun 1840
d. 05 Nov 1919

His Obituary


Kate pictured with her Mother, Mary Clarey abt 1921


Mary McCarty Clarey

b. 13 Apr 1844
d. 21 Mar 1922

Her Obituary

~Photos scanned & submitted by family contributor, Linda Linn



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