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Peter Cooney Family

My brick wall is where did the family of Peter Cooney come from in Ireland.
1. Peter Cooney born about 1800 in Ireland died 12 Apr 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2. Wife Mary Mertha/Murtha died before Jul 1870
3. Son Michael Cooney born about 1836 in Ireland died 2 Dec 1896 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
4. Daughter Anna Cooney Apr 1840 in Ireland died 16 Mar 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Untied States – This is my great-grandmother
a. Married John Cummings born about 1840 in Ireland died 18 Jan 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States married about 1871 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
i. Mary Elizabeth Cummings born 31 August 1872 in St Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States died in 27 Jun 1953 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States – This is my material grandmother.
ii. Charles Peter Cummings born 8 October 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States died 7 Jun 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
5. Daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cooney born 23 Apr 1847 in Ireland died 12 January 1915 in Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey, United States
a. Married Bernard Duffy born about 1847 in Ireland died 17 September 1917 in Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey, United States married about 1873 in Pennsylvania, United States

The earliest document that I found in the United States Census 1870 (July 1870) where the family in in St Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
Name: Peter Cooney
Age in 1870: 70
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Ireland
Dwelling Number: 178
Home in 1870: St Clair Middle Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Saint Clair
Occupation: Laborer
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Personal Estate Value: 150
Inferred Children: Anna Cooney
Lizzie Cooney
Kate Cooney

Household Members: Name Age
Peter Cooney 70
Anna Cooney 26
Lizzie Cooney 24
Kate Cooney 7

By 1878, the entire family is living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States in coal country and the heart of
Molly Maguires with their trial during the mid-1870’s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Maguires
The estimated year of migration is 1860-1864. I have not found a ship manifest
for the family.

Joe Sell

Friday 22nd May 2020, 06:24PM

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  • IHello Joe, looks like County Westmeath, Michael Mooney born 1832 to Peter Cooney and Mary Murtagh (common spelling, also a Thomas to Mary Murtha in 1835

    Name:Thomas CooneyDate of Birth:

    Date of Baptism:18-Jan-1835 Parish/District:TAUGHMON Gender:Male CountyCo. Westmeath

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Peter Cooney Mother:Mary Murtha 

    Informant 1:James Kerigan nformant 2:Elizabeth Malone

    Michael Cooney
    Date of Baptism:15-Aug-1832 Parish/District:TAUGHMON Gender:MaleCountyCo. Westmeath

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Peter CooneyMother:Mary Murtagh

    Informant 1:Thomas GlennonSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Elizabeth Murtagh

    The same parents had a Michael born in 1829 so assuming he died, if you look at Townalnds you should see where it is exactly. https://www.townlands.ie/ Mulligar is the nearest big town. 

    I do not see a marriage but notice a lot of Murtagh around that area it is probable the church records do not start in time there. he parish has records covering the period so it may be the wifes parish they married in https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0962 

    Good Luck

    Pat

     

     

    St Peters Louth

    Friday 22nd May 2020, 08:39PM