Sarah Devlin McClernon 1816

Sarah Devlin McClernon 1816

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Sarah Devlin was born near Belfast.  Fourth child of 12 children.  She married in 1838 and her husband Henry McClernon died in 1848.  She had two children Hugh and John, both were well known to Independence, Iowa people. 

Sarah left her native Ireland to Independence, Iowa after solicitation of her brother Henry Devlin, whose wfie had just died leaving him with two little girls.  Mrs. McClernon never remarried.  Sarah had a sister who was a inmate of a convent in Omaha, Nebraska, a sister in Springfield, Illinois, and a brother that occupied an old homestead in Ireland. 

Sarah's funeral was held at St. John's Catholic Church and was largely attended.  Two nephews from Cascade were also present.  Other friends abroad were prevented by the a snow blockad from attending. Rev. Father O'Dowd officiated.   It was also writen that Mrs. McClernon was a cinsistent Christian and preserved through her long and useful life.  The article was writte January 4, 1888.

Source Provided: Buchanan Genealogy information. 

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 2nd Oct 1816  
Date of Death 2nd Dec 1887  
Place & Date of Marriage Dunean, Antrim Ireland 24 February 1838 Source: Ireland Catholic Registers 1655-1915 Diocese: Down and Connor VIEW SOURCE
Number of Children Number of Children: 2 Hugh and John 1870 United States Census VIEW SOURCE
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Henry  
  Has brothers Henry, Arthur and Peter. One has been described as living in Ireland at the homested. It has also been noted she has a sister who was a nun in Nebraska and another in Illinois. See attached Obit  
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  • I recently given an obituary for Sarah Devlin McClernon.  I am now looking to see other family members beside Henry, Arthur, and Peter.  She had a sister who was a nun in Nebraska, another in Illinois, and a brother in Irleland on the homested.  I am posting this with the hopes that someone may no anything more.  My great grandfather Henry Devlin in also listed her on this website.  BTW, I believe the sister who whas a nun was named Ellen.


    Wednesday 9th January 2019, 03:19AM

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