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.
More about THOMAS N. McLAUGHLIN:
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
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.”
Children of THOMAS N. and ELLEN / HELEN (DALEY) McLAUGHLIN are:
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.
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.
- 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: