original untyped copy was sent to Tom Kearney by Robert McClory of Chicago. According to Robert’s brother Gene McClory
(who knew quite well the handwriting of Mary Henneberry), the original
copy was handwritten by Mary Henneberry. This typewritten transcription was done
in Pittsburgh by either Charles (grandson of Leo) or Mary McClory (daughter of
Leo). This typewritten copy has not been proofed against the original.
of notes from aunt Lizzie:
made an awful mistake. My grandmothers sister’s name was Nancy Burns – maiden
name. Her husband’s name was
Burns, the poet, was a second cousin or third cousin of Mary Burns.
following is copied from the back of large bills advertising St. Patrick’s
Dinner, Sunday Sept 14, 1930. Meals
50 cents & 25 cents.
& Bridget McClory crossed from Co. Down to America – to Philadelphia.
In 1838, to Pittsburgh. They
walked across the Allegheny MTs. They
took a canal boat to the mountains, walked over the mountains & then took a
train on this side.
sewed by hand in Pittsburgh – tailoring.
They lived 13 years in Pittsburgh. Then
they moved to Vinton County, Ohio & lived there for 13 years.
They wanted to leave the city so that their sons could grow up away from
city influence. They came to Illinois in 1864 by covered wagon.
made preparations, sold out etc., & on their way stopped to visit friends,
Doraris, I believe. Dararis wanted
to come also so McClory stayed over a day or so to help them make a covered
wagon, sell out & get on the road. The
trip out, I believe took about six weeks. They
stayed in Ohio until the presidential election so that they could get in their
votes against Lincoln. To them he
was objectionable because he would be the cause of their boys going to war.
they lived in Ohio, raiding parties from across the boarder south of them (20)
miles came across & took horses if they found them.
The older McClory boys took the horses & hid in the brush near their
home because the raiding parties took boys as well as horses if the boys were
in Ohio, the boys hoed corn much to their dislike.
Up and down the long, steep hills they hoed from morning till night.
They were so excited to here about a country (Ill.) where there weren’t
hills & corn could be cultivated.
Ohio the women had wool pickings and apparently prepared the wool for spinning.
The women made all the clothes for the family.
Each boy had one pair of pants & a rough shirt & no underwear.
as a small child, was sent to get his mother at a wool picking & disliked
the long, lonely walk up & down the big hills.
the evenings in the winter when others came to visit every boy had to do
something to entertain the crowd. If he refused, he went to bed immediately & missed all
the fun. As a result, each boy
practiced something he could do well. Henry
practiced a jig & I believe Mike practiced playing either a Jews harp or a
violin. I believe Ed practiced a
the trip to Illinois the boys walked along & played when the wagons stopped
& were eager to continue traveling farther west even when the got to the
farm in Illinois. John, the father, had come to Illinois & purchased the
farm some time before the family moved.
Irish distant relatives came to Pittsburgh and visited, cousins, Peter McClory
& Pat & Mrs., etc., came over & there were small-pocks marks on his
legs. He had slipped by quarantine.
He died in a few days & his mother “pined” away & soon died.
An older son, Michael, had came over & sent money for them to come
& many others went out with packs of tablecloths, jewelry, etc. which cost
$40 & came back with $120 and had made a good profit.
Many settlers came through the country.
Illinois the family lived in a log house & some years later built the farm
– very straight in carriage, medium weight, dark hair which became white
early, blue eyes, fair, fine
looking. He liked to dress up &
wear a top hat & was quite pompous, &
wonted to be complete boss of his sons.
– short, chubby, black hair, blue eyes, fair, calm.
hot tempered & Thomas McClory (easy-going)
John McClory died 1879) a plow-man in Ireland.
Introduced lints, rope & then leather.
Thomas McClory – stayed home & then moved to Liverpool &
became a merchant, I believe.
(a son ran one of his public houses.
He had public houses.
Patrick (quiet) married Biddie Ward who was a factory worker & was
Margaret – died young.
Nancy – married John Kearney & came to America (Pittsburgh)
children: Barney, John, Henry, Mary (died), Maggie.
Edward – died age 15.
Henry – disappeared in 1854. He
went to Virginia with government survey & then went west to survey
William – died age 27
Elizabeth (married John McClory)
Mary (married Patrick Harrigan)
(died in his 100th year)
to Admiral Dewey)
Margaret Clark – Sandy hair)
Peter was a
widower for seventy years. His wife
died when he was 30.
Mallie (born 1813?)
Bridget (born 1815 – died 1888) at age 73.
at the age of about 40. She married
Charlie Peterson in Ireland. She
lived about 20 miles from Belfast near Kate MacKay’s Bridge and Belle Shotes(?)
& Belle Negrehin (?)
Peter D. was a farm-hand ar a “plow-man” which was an honor or a
trade. He held the plow &
someone – He had about 13 A. of land. He
would bring home oat meal to his 2 girls & told them to use what they needed
but not to waste away. The girls
cooked for themselves. He thought
they had plenty to eat & he wanted them to learn to work.
Bridget worked for a rich man & then married.
Peter D. worked for the day for – neighbors.
He was a strong, able man.
Maggie Kearney married Jim O,Hara (policeman?) in Pittsburgh.
He was a stone-mason.
Barney Kearney was a
carpenter, was in politics, water works superintendent, stage actor, house
plays. He died suddenly during entertainment.
Jack May Kit
John Kearney – stiff headed.
Arthur Morgan – (Henry L. McClory’s godfather) was afraid of ghost.
Lorry Boise married Morgan 1837 – County Down\, Ireland
Mary Morgan died young. Cow
stepped on her. They lived in Ohio.
Lorry was slim, hard-working, odd ways.
Willie - served Mass & was a singer. He went to Pittsburgh & out in the country & died.
Elizabeth (aunt Lizzie) in Ohio lived with the McClory’s
Mary - Married Pat Harrington & lived in Pittsburgh (where she met
Pat H.) She was a nice, fair, short, quiet girl.
Annie - a gay, sparty dancer in Ohio & went with grandmother to
Pittsburgh & joined the Good Shepards (Sr. Delphine)
Mary - John, Edward, Clem, Walter, Sarah, Margaret Mary Jane (married
Peter - Married Libbie Harrison) son, John E.
Thomas - married Ann Coulter
John - ( married Lizzie Boise) John, Leo, Mary, Anna Marie, Regis,
Patrick - became a Franciscian, Fr. Augustine ?
Edward - ( married Eliz. McAndrews) Henry, Narbert, Mary, Margaret,
Henry - (married Jane McAndrews) Joseph, Augustine, Anthony, Landa
Michael - (married Annie Quinn) Regina, Guy, Dorathy, Charles, Augustine
John Moran (married Cathern Coulter) William, Florence, Marcella, LaVern,
Edward Moran (married Annie McAndrew) Monica, Minnie, Edith, Robert,
Clem Moran - (Married Gertrude) Mary, Catherine
Walter Moran - (married Amelia) John, James, Bertha
Sarah Moran (married Joe Schinzler) Madeline
Margaret Moran (married John Smith) Francis & John
Mary Jane Moran - Dolan
E. McClory - (married Alice McAlister)
McClory (married Ray Fromme)
Jans F. (married Phil McMillin)
H. McClory - (married Clara Daugherty
James (married Victoria Castills)
S. McClory - (married Lena (Magdalina) Mathieu
Regis, Margaret, Bill, Leo, Jack & Betty (twins), Joe, Robert,
Bridget McClory - Sr. Mary Augustine
Marie McClory - Sr. Mary Josephine (Annie)
McClory - (married Agnes Overberk (lived in Illinois)
Regis & Richard
McClory (married Blaunche Eutenyer) died Nov 11, 1918
McClory - (married Bill Warland)
McClory - (married Tom Anderson)
Eugene, Margaret, Rita, Francis, Catherine, Anthony
W. McClory - (married Ann Harrington) Mary & Jane Bernadette
McClory - died Sept 1888
Anthony McClory - Married Norma Bohmert
McClory - (married Charles Walter
McCLory - (married Alice Branick)
(married Mary Malone)
(married Margaret McComish)
McClory - (married Agnes Habring)
McAndrew came from Co. Mays & was a stone mason B. 1824 (?) D. 1869 (age 45)
from blood poisoning in his arm. He
married Malanda Abercrombie by the side of the road by a visiting clergyman.
She was barefooted & both in old cloths & wore their wedding
Elizabeth - (married Ed McClory)
- (married Henry McClory)
- (married Bernard Wilson?)
Bess, Lex, Claude, Marie, Blauche
- (married Hannah Ford)
Pat, Mansuetta, Luke, Myrtle, Leona, Mark, Ford, Madonna, Robert
- (married Anna Keck)
- (married Ed Moran)?
Abercrombe (mother was Sara Boone)
Boone (1 ST cousin of Daniel Boone)
Alec Abercrombe (unknown)
John Abercrombe - (married Jennie Sexton
Robert, Boone, Olie, Cal, Saul
Abercrombe - (married 1. En______, 2. Sara
Jones, 3. Sara
Lindley, 4. Mandy
Ed, John, Bess
Elizabeth (Bess) Abercrombe - (married Dan Kinneson
Willie, Dave, Don, Landa(?), Knects(?)
Eliza Abercrombe - (married John Templeton
Green, Howard, Landa, Frank, Liz
Abercrombe - a convert after children were all hospitalized.
She had jet black hair & blue eyes.
She was a sober person. She
was a widow 30 years. She had much company & also cared for the farm. She
married Pat McAndrew, who was an uncle of Thomas Ruane.
Ruane came from Co. Mays & farmed for Mrs. McAndrew after her husband died.
Boone married Robert Abercrombe.
was in Virgina or Kentucky. After
her husband died she lived with the McAndrews.
A cat got on the table. She
took it by the tail & smashed it against the post.
She died at age 77.
Robert - disappeared in gold fields.
John - married Jane Sexton
Perry married Emma Wells & then SaraJames & the Mrs. Luidley
& then Mandy.
Liza - married John Templeton (died of diabetes)
Bess - married Dan Kinnesan in Nabraska
Charlie, Dan, (a girl died)
Malanda - married Pat McAndrew
Malanda wore a cap. Very
thin. Medium height. Jet black
hair. Decent, honest. A convert at age 70.
lived along the stone quarry an operated a mill.
Sarah was a hard worker.