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I am looking for the families of Owen Murray and Mary Brady

Owen Murray brorn about 1835 in County Cork to Owen Murray and Margaret Tramier/Tranior/Trynor

He died in Wisconsin, USA on July 31,1899 and buried in Benton, WI, USA

He married Mary Brady in Wisconsin on July 6, 1862. She was he daughter of Michael Brady and Johanna O'Connell from County Cavan. she died on Jan 17, 1908 in Benton, WI.

 

They had 67 children:

Helena, James, Mary, Johanna(my grandmother), Owen, Katherine, and Thomas

Only Helena and Johanna Married.

 

Any information on Owen and Mary would be great.

thanks!

Rielly

Friday 10th February 2012, 04:46PM

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  • Hi there,

    Thank you very much for your query. Looking at the spelling for Margaret, could the surname be Traynor?

    Do you have any additional information for exactly where Owen died and was buried? You could check newspapers for death notices for that date if you do.

    Did you check the marriage certificate for Mary Brady and Owen Murray yet? If not, you might find more details for the exact location her parents were from in Cavan. Again, you have the date Mary Brady died. Check the newspapers and family memorial cards for information.

    I hope this of some help. In the meantime, keep an check on the IRO website. Try posting this message on the County Cavan message board: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/county-cavan

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

     

    Friday 17th February 2012, 02:41PM
  • I have found Owen Murray on the 1860 census of Wisconsin, but his age is 10 years different from what I had. Stated that he was born about 1825, and I have 1835.  I found the church record of their marriage and it was on July 1, 1862 in Benton, Lafayette County, Wisconsin( it has nothing but names and date). I have the USA federal census from 1870, 1880, 1890 , 1900 in which either Owen and Mary or in 1900 only Mary and children, as Owen died in 1899.

    Owen purchased land in Lafayettte county in 1861 before they married. The 1900 census of Mary states that she immigrated in 1856, but I have been checking the Immigrant ship list and hav enot found either of them.

    I checked the church records and found the baptism records of a couple of the children and there is a Thomas Trainer as a godparent. I will see if I can attach a family group sheet on this family. It has all the information I can find on them.

    I do have the death records of both Owen and Mary and it has no information other then dates. The newspaper article on Owen's death has no surviors or information other then he died suddenly.

    Family Group Sheet for Owen Murray

    Husband:

     

     

    Owen Murray

    Birth: 1835 in County Cork, Ireland

    Death: Jul 31, 1899 in Lafayette County, WI

    Burial: Aug 03, 1899 in St.Patrick Catholic Church, Benton,WI

    Marriage: Jul 01, 1862 in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Benton, Wi.

    Margaret Trainer

    Father: Owen Murray

    Mother:

    Wife:

     

     

    Mary Brady

    Birth: Dec 25, 1843 in County Cavan, Ireland

    Death: Jan 17, 1908 in Benton, WI

    Burial: Jan 19, 1908 in St.Patrick Catholic Church, Benton,WI

    Johanna O'Connell

    Father: Michael Brady

    Mother:

    Children:

    Name: Helena Jane Murray

    Birth: May 05, 1865

    Death: Nov 10, 1952 in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Benton, Wi.

    Marriage: Feb 04, 1896 in Benton, Lafayette County, Wisconsin

    1

    F

    Spouse: Joesph Hoeper

    Name: James Murray

    Birth: May 27, 1866 in New Diggings.Lafayette County, WI

    Death: Bet. 1867–1870 in Benton, Wi.

    Burial: 1867 in St.Patrick Catholic Church, Benton,WI

    2

    M

    Name: Mary Murray

    Birth: Sep 08, 1868 in New Diggings, Lafayette Co., WI

    Death: Oct 02, 1899 in Benton, Wi.

    Burial: Oct 1899 in St.Patrick Catholic Church, Benton,WI

    3

    F

    Name: Owen Murray

    Birth: Apr 1872 in Lafayette County, WI

    Death: 1930

    4

    M

    Name: Johanna Murray

    Birth: May 01, 1874 in New Diggings, Lafayette Co., WI

    Death: Apr 20, 1967 in Mercy Hospital, Janesville,Wisconsin

    Burial: Apr 1967 in Elk Grove,Lafayette County, WI

    Marriage: Jun 24, 1896 in Owen Murray and Catherine Murray were wtinesses with Father

    Jas.C. Bergem from Benton, WI

    5

    F

    Spouse: Anton Jacob Belken

    Name: Katherine Murray

    Birth: Sep 1877 in Lafayette County, WI

    Death: Apr 09, 1948 in Grant County, WI

    Burial: St.Patrick Catholic's ChurchCemetery, Benton,WI

    6

    F

    Name: Thomas Murray

    Birth: Mar 1880

    Death: Bef. 1882

    7

    M

    Name: Thomas Murray

    Birth: Mar 1882 in Lafayette County, WI

    Death: May 23, 1936 in Benton, Wi.

    Burial: May 1936 in St.Patrick Catholic Church, Benton,WI

    8

    M

    Notes

    Relationship Notes for Owen Murray and Mary Brady

    Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP was caring for the churches in Benton and New Diggings, WI, and the

    church records do not specify which church it was in.

    Mary Brady

    1900 census states she immigrated in 1856.

    James Murray

    The tombstone of Owen and Mary Murray have the names of James, Mary and Thomas on the back side.

    It is writen that he died in 1878. The 1870 census had James listed as 4 years old.

    Mary Murray

    Mary was sick for around 2 years and died of Tuberculosis.

    Owen Murray

    His death record was not at St.Patrick's Catholic church in Benton, WI.

    Katherine Murray

    The newspaper article after her death says she ws taken to Benton to be buried. There are no records of

    her burial in St.Patrick's Church, Benton.

    Thomas Murray

    I added this Thomas as in the 1880 census it states there is a Thomas 3months old.

    The other Thomas was not born until 1882.

    In the 1900 Census, Mary Murray stated that she had 8 births and 5 living children. So I think this fits.

    Rielly

    Friday 17th February 2012, 04:16PM
  • Hi there,

    It sounds like you have done quite a lot of research already. You state here "I have found Owen Murray on the 1860 census of Wisconsin, but his age is 10 years different from what I had. Stated that he was born about 1825, and I have 1835." Very often in Irish census records, the ages is not accurately recorded, and be out as much as ten years! Perhaps this record is the same.

    Please post your message on the County Cavan parish page if you have not already done so.

    Have you tried looking a the land record called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) for the parents of Owen Murray?

    I hope someone locally or in the US will be able to help you out a bit more.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead

     

    Thursday 1st March 2012, 12:46PM