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Monday, November 14, 2011

Thomas Newman McLaughlin Inquiry

The following research is by George Capes.  I am making an exception here to identify him since he is the author of this research.  He is a McLaughlin descendant and has completed extensive research on this line.  Below is part of his research in his words.

Generation No. 1
THOMAS McLAUGHLIN, was born and died in Ireland.  No Further Info.
      Children of THOMAS McLAUGHLIN are:
      i.    MICHAEL  McLAUGHLIN, b. abt. 1785, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE;  d. 15 May 1858,  Newport, Herkimer Co., NY.

      ii.   PATRICK  McLAUGHLIN, b. 1792, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE;  d. 06 Jul 1882, Newport, NY.

      iii.  ( Strong Possibility ) BRIDGET McLAUGHLIN, b. abt. 1802, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE; d. 30 Jul 1890, Norway, Herkimer Co. NY. Her surname is listed on son Michael’s Death Certificate dated 1907, Herkimer Co. NY. She m. by 1823, probably in Co. Longford, IRE to MICHAEL MAHARDY / MAHADA.  They appear on a New York City Passenger List Index, dated 30 Sep 1822, having departed from Liverpool, ENG on 19 Jul 1822.  No children were listed.  MICHAEL, b. c. 1799, prob. in Co. Longford, IRE;  d. 17 Apr 1851 in Newport.  His Will is dated 15 Apr 1851, probated 16 Jun 1851 in Herkimer, NY. They are both buried in Old St. Patrick’s Ceme. located at the Irish Settlement, Town of Newport, NY.  (Commentary by this blogger:  My brief research indicates that Bridget may have actually been married to Michael and Patrick's brother who died and then she married Michael Mahardy/Mahady).

Generation No. 2
1.    MICHAEL McLAUGHLIN (THOMAS1) was born abt. 1785 in or near Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE, and died 15 May 1858 in Newport, Herkimer Co., NY.  He married MARCELLA - in Ireland. She was born abt. 1792 in Ire-land, and died 20 Aug 1883 in Newport, NY. There is much speculation as to the surname of Marcella. As yet there is no definitive answer.  They are both buried in Old St. Patrick’s Ceme., Irish Settlement, Newport, NY.

      More about MICHAEL  McLAUGHLIN:
      Immigration: abt. 1823, through Quebec, CANADA
      Naturalization: 08 Feb 1832, Herkimer, NY, per Naturalization papers

      Known children of MICHAEL  McLAUGHLIN and MARCELLA - are:
      i.    THOMAS  Newman McLAUGHLIN, b. 25 Dec 1814, in or near Edgeworthstown or Ringowney, Co., Longford, IRE; d. 29 Jun 1900, Montello, Marquette Co., WI.
      ii.   JAMES  Michael McLAUGHLIN, b. 25 Oct 1816, in or near Edgeworthstown or Ringowney, Co. Longford, IRE; d. 15 Apr 1905, Newport, Herkimer Co., NY.
      iii.  Female (MARY ?)  McLAUGHLIN,  b. bet. 1810 - 1820, in IRE.  (female child per 1840 census). She was prob. married by 1845, as she does not appear with Michael & Marcella in the 1845 N.Y.S Census.  No Further Info.

2.    PATRICK McLAUGHLIN (THOMAS1) was born 1792 in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE, and died 06 Jul 1882 in Newport, NY. He married  BRIDGET MURTAUGH on 12 May 1828 in Old St. John's Church, Utica, NY.  She was born 1799 probably in Co. Cork, IRE, and died 10 Feb 1886 in Town of Norway, Herkimer County, NY. They are both buried in St. John’s Ceme., Newport, NY.
      Children of PATRICK and BRIDGET (MURTAUGH) McLAUGHLIN are:
      i.    ELIZABETH  McLAUGHLIN, b. 24 Feb 1829, Newport, NY.;  d. 27 Jan 1899, Montello, Marquette Co., WI.;  m. PATRICK  DUFFY, 22 Feb 1852, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Newport, NY.
      ii.   ROSE  ANN  McLAUGHLIN, b. 17 Mar 1830, Newport, NY.;  bp. 11 Jul 1830 as recorded at Old St. John’s R.C. Ch., Utica, NY., Spon: Owen McLaughlin & Maria Murtaugh; d. 06 Oct 1912, Montello, Marq. Co., WI.;  m. PATRICK  RIORDAN, 24 Sep 1848, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Newport, NY.
     iii.   JOHN  McLAUGHLIN, b. 13 Apr 1832, Newport, NY.;  d. bet. 1835 – 1840 as he appears in 1835 NYS Cen-
            sus, but not in the 1840 Fed. Census.

      iv.   MARY  ANN  McLAUGHLIN, b. 23 Apr 1834, Newport, NY.;  d. 29 Oct 1917, at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.;  m. HUGH  JOSEPH  GARTLAND, 28 Nov 1850, at St. Patrick's Church, Newport, NY.

      v.    FRANCES (Fanny)  McLAUGHLIN, b. 28 Aug 1837, Newport, NY.;  d. bef. 1840 Fed. Census.

      vi.   JAMES  PATRICK  McLAUGHLIN, b. 12 May 1839, Newport, NY.;  d. 03 Nov 1929, Little Falls, NY.

      vii.  THOMAS  McLAUGHLIN, b. 17 May 1841, Newport, NY.; bp. 03 Jul 1841 at Old St. John’s Ch. Utica, NY.; d. young. 

Information about Thomas Newman McLaughlin and his family:

THOMAS  N.3 McLAUGHLIN (MICHAEL2, THOMAS1) was born 25 Dec 1814 in or near Ringowney, Parish of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, IRE, and died 29 Jun 1900 in Montello, Marquette Co., WI.  He married (1) HELEN DALEY, 06 Feb 1840 in St. Patrick's, Newport, NY.  She was born 1818 in MA, and died 14 Jul 1860 in Montello, Marquette Co., WI.  He married (2) MARY MARGARET COWLEY in 1863, also in Montello, WI.

He and his wife, Helen, migrated about 1850 to Montello, Marquette Co. WI., with 4 children. Their eldest child, John had died by 1850 in Newport, NY. Thomas and his 2nd. wife, Margaret, deeded their claim to the estate of his late father, Michael McLaughlin at Newport, to his brother James McLaughlin on 27 Feb 1864 for the sum of $ 233., as recorded in Herk.Co. Deed Book 86, pages 363 & 364, being his interest in a lot identified as a part of Lot # 2, in the Sub-division of Lot # 4 of Hasenclevers Patent, containing approx. 30 ac.

Both Thomas and Helen Daley McLaughlin are buried in St. John’s Ceme., Montello, WI.


Burial: 01 Jul 1900, St. John's Ceme., Montello, WI. He died a widower, of kidney trouble and a fractured hip. Aged 87 Yrs. 5 Mos. 4 Days old.

Emigration: abt. 1823 through Quebec, CANADA

Residence: Co. Longford, IRE, - Herkimer Co., NY, - Marquette Co., WI.

Thomas left a ‘surveyor’s notebook’, which still survives, containing an unknown persons

handwritten notes on his migration, as follows :

Thursday April 17th. 1873.

Thos. McLaughlin Born Dec 25 1814 in Ringowney, Parish of Edgeworthstown, Co.

Longford, Ireland. Emigrated to America 1829. Settled at Newport, Herkimer Co.

State of New York.

In 1855 came to Wisconsin. Settled in Montello, Marquette Co.

Died at Montello City, Marquette Co. June 29 – 1900 at = 1:10 a.m.

Also found in the ‘notebook’ are the following notations on births and deaths of his children as follows:

Thomas McLaughlin and Ellen Daly married at Utica, Feb 6, 1840

Maurice McLaughlin born March 8, 1844

Margaret McLaughlin Kelly born March 13, 1846 – Feb 9, 1915

Marcella McLaughlin Collins born Nov 13, 1853

Elizebeth McLaughlin McNamee born Nov 8, 1847

Thomas Newman McLaughlin born Nov 24, 1847 (should read 1849)

Mary McLaughlin Quantius born Nov 18th. 1851, died 1908

Michael McLaughlin born Nov 8, 1855, died Feb 4, 1940

John Thos. McLaughlin born March 16, 1858, Died Dec 9, 1936
                Ellen McLaughlin died June 14 at 15 minutes to three in the afternoon, 1860
                Thomas McLaughlin died June 29 at ten minutes after one in the morning, 1900

Thomas McLaughlin’s obituary appeared as follows :

“OBITUARY. – Thomas McLaughlin, who departed this life on June 29, 1900, was born Dec. 25, 1812, in Edgeworth, Longford Co., Ireland. In 1829 he came to America and settled in Newport, N.Y. His occupation after coming to Newport was captain of a boat on Erie canal, which position he held until 1840, when he was married to Miss Ellen Daly. He then bought a farm and went to farming and he also taught school for a number of years. In 1855 he came to Wisconsin, where he remained up to the time of his death. After settling on his farm east of Montello, he had a hard struggle to get along and when he was on the road to success, his wife died, and leaving him with seven children to care for.

In 1862 he was elected to the office of county surveyor of Marquette Co., which position he held for twenty-eight years and was well known throughout the county.

In 1863 he married Mrs. Margaret Cowley. To this union were born two children, one of which died in infancy and the other is now Mrs. Chas. White, of Oshkosh.

He had been failing in health for some time and his death was hastened by a fall. He bore his sufferings patiently, being reconciled to the will of God. He leaves six children, twenty-two grand children, seven great-grand children, one brother in N.Y., and other relatives to mourn his loss. He was an obliging neighbor and a kind father.

He was buried from St. John’s Catholic Church, of which he was member and a strong believer of the Catholic religion.”

        More about ELLEN / HELEN (DALEY)  McLAUGHLIN:
        Burial: Jul 1860 in St. John's Ceme., Montello, WI.  Died in childbirth.
 * (Much of the following information on these children comes from Thomas’s Notebook and various obituaries.)


i. JOHN McLAUGHLIN, b. 08 Aug 1842, Newport, NY.; d. young, by 1850.

ii. MAURICE McLAUGHLIN, b. 08 Mar 1844, Newport, NY.; m. probably to HELEN HANCEL. No Further Info.

iii. MARGARET McLAUGHLIN, b. 13 Mar 1846, Newport, NY.; d. 09 Feb 1915; m. GEORGE KELLY.

iv. ELIZABETH McLAUGHLIN, b. 08 Nov 1847, Newport, NY.; d. 1920, Montello. Marquette Co., WI.; m. 14 Oct 1871 at St. John’s Ch. Montello, WI., to PATRICK McNAMEE; b. 13Aug 1843, IRE; d. 15 Jun 1930 at Montello, WI. In the 1900 Fed. Census, Elizabeth is noted as the mother of 5 children, all living.

Patrick McNamee’s obituary appeared as follows :

“OBITUARY – Patrick McNamee. - Patrick McNamee was born in Ireland, August 13, 1843, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Campion, June 15, 1930, after an illness of several months duration.

When at the age of 18 years, Mr. McNamee came to America, settling first at Utica, N.Y., and a few years later he came to Montello and had resided here continuously, with the exception of three years which he spent with his daughter, Mrs. Harry Valentine, in Milwaukee.

Sixty years ago he was married to Elizabeth McLaughlin, and to this union five children were born, Ellen (Mrs. Jas. Collins), James McNamee, Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Campion), Mary (Mrs. Harry Valentine), of West Allis; Elizabeth (Mrs. R. J. Ennis), of Waukegan, Ill.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. McNamee resided on a farm south of the village, and continued to live there until fifteen years ago, when they purchased a home in the village and came here to reside. Mrs. McNamee passed away ten years ago.

Mr. McNamee was highly respected in the community in which he had lived for so many years; he was ever ready to assist anyone in need, and his kindly, cheery greeting to young and old will be greatly missed by his many friends.

Deceased is survived by his five children; eighteen grand-children and twelve great grand-children. The funeral was held from St. John’s Catholic church, Tuesday morning, Rev. H. A. Velte officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.”

Known children of PATRICK and ELIZABETH (McLAUGHLIN) McNAMEE are as follows:
  • a. ELLEN McNAMEE, b. 1871 in Montello; m. 11 Nov 1891 in Montello to JAMES COLLINS. No Further Info.
  • b. JAMES M. McNAMEE, b. 22 Nov 1872 in Montello; m. date & place unk. to IDA GRIFFITH. No
  • Further Info.
  • c. MARGARET E. McNAMEE, b. 06 Feb 1876 in Montello; d. 1957 in Montello; m. 12 Aug 1896 in St. John’s Ch., Montello, to WILLIAM CAMPION. No Further Info.
  •  d. MARY E. McNAMEE, b. Jan 1879 in Montello; m. 17 Oct 1897 in Packwaukee, WI. to HARRY VALENTINE.
  •  e. ELIZABETH McNAMEE, b. 10 Apr 1891 in Montello; d. 09 Aug 1982, poss. in Waukegan, IL., or in Janesville, Rock Co., WI.; m. 26 Nov 1914 to RONALD J. ENNIS. No Further Info.

v. THOMAS NEWMAN McLAUGHLIN, b. 24 Nov 1849, Newport, NY.; poss. d. 06 Jan 1923 in NY State; m. ANN - . No Further Info.

vi. MARY ELLEN McLAUGHLIN, b. 18 Nov 1851, Newport, NY.; d. 29 Feb 1908, Mellen, WI.; m. 1883 at Montello. WI., to JOHN QUANTIUS. He was b. 28 Dec 1854 and d. 29 Oct 1931. Both are buried in St. John’s Ceme., Montello, WI.
                        Mary Ellen McLaughlin Quantius’ obituary appeared as follows :
  “OBITUARY. – Mary Ellen McLaughlin was born in Newport, Herkimer County, New York,  November
18, 1851 and died in Mellen, Wis., February 29, 1908. About 1854 her parents moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in Marquette County. When about fifteen years of age she went to Milwaukee and resided there with her sister until the time of her marriage. In 1883 deceased was married to John Quantius of Montello, Wis. One child was born of this union, Mrs. Wm. Baumbach, who resided in this city.
  For several months past Mrs. Quantius has been in ill health suffering from a complication of diseases fol-lowed by dropsy of the heart. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital at Ashland but there being no hope for her recovery, she wished to be brought home after remaining in the hospital for one week. She was taken to her new home in Mellen where she lingered for several weeks.
  All the care and love that physicians, family and friends could devise and apply for her comfort and assist-
ance was given but despite the prayers and entreaties of all who knew and loved her their appeals were over-ruled and the sufferer’s spirit took its flight to that home of the Christian which is the fulfillment of  the life
  Mrs. Quantius was a true and loving wife and a devoted mother. She was of a kind and gentle disposition doing good to all who came to her in time of need. She lived a life of usefulness and she will long be remem-bered by all who knew her.
  The funeral was held in Montello, Wis., Tuesday, March 3, from the Catholic church, of which the deceased
was a faithful and devoted member, and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest held in the city, which showed in what esteem the deceased was regarded by her friends and neighbors.”
                         Known child of  JOHN & MARY ELLEN (McLAUGHLIN) QUANTIUS is:
a.       HARRIET  ELVANE  QUANTIUS, b. 23 Jan 1885 in Mellen, Ashland Co. WI.; d. 15 Jul 1964 in an auto accident in N. Mexico. She m. WILLIAM  H. BAUMBACH..  No Further Info.

vii. MARCELLA McLAUGHLIN, b. 13 Nov 1853, Newport, NY.; d. 08 Oct 1895, aged 41 Yrs. in Montello, Marquette Co., WI.; m. 15 Sep 1886 to JOHN HENRY COLLINS. No Further Info.

viii. MICHAEL McLAUGHLIN, b. 08 Nov 1855, Montello, WI.; d. 04 Feb 1940 in Ashland Co. WI.; m. 17 Jul 1881 in Montello to SOPHIA QUANTIUS. She was b. c. 1861 in Montello, sister of JOHN QUANTIUS (vi. above).

The known children of MICHAEL & SOPHIA QUANTIUS McLAUGHLIN are as follows:
  • a. MARGARET McLAUGHLIN, b. 20 Mar 1887 in Montello, WI. No Further Info.
  • b. EUGENE McLAUGHLIN, B. 22 Aug 1888 in Montello, WI. No Further Info.
ix. JOHN THOMAS McLAUGHLIN, b. 16 Mar 1858, Montello, WI.; d. 09 Dec 1936 at Montello, WI.; m. 14 Apr 1884 at St. John’s, Montello, to MARY E. VAUGHN. She was b. 22 Apr 1859 and d. 25 Sep 1936 at Montello. Both are buried at St. John’s Ceme. Montello, WI. The children of JOHN & MARY (VAUGHN) McLAUGHLIN are as follows:
  • a. ELLEN HARRIET McLAUGHLIN, b. 25 Jan 1885 in Montello; d. 19 Jul 1942; m. 09 Sep 1907 at St. John’s, Montello to JAMES F. COTTER. He was b. 10 Mar 1880 in Montello and d. 1938 in Markesan, WI. Both are buried at St. John’s Ceme. Montello, WI. They had no children.
  • b. JOHN EDWARD McLAUGHLIN, b. 19 Jun 1887 in Montello; d. 16 Jul 1970 in Montello; m. 07 Jan 1913 at St. John’s, Montello, to ELLA SOPHIA JOHN. She was b. 03 Oct 1885 in Montello and d. 05 Oct 1970 in Montello. Both JOHN & ELLA are buried at St. John’s Ceme., Montello. They had three daughters as follows:
x. (Unnamed) McLAUGHLIN, b. July 1860, Montello, WI.; d. at childbirth, July 1860, Montello, WI.

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