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Atchison, Annie b.1830; d.1915 Len Swindley
Brown, Henry b.c.1798; d.1865 Barbara Macgillivray
Brown, Mary (nee Conway) b.1869; d. 1909 Jane Conway
Carnwath, James b.1823; d.1885 Phil Matthews
Carnwath, Rose Eliza (nee Kyle) b.1834; d.1901 Phil Matthews
Conway, Francis James b.1864; d.1946 Jane Conway
Conway, John P. b.1862; d.1932 Jane Conway 
Conway, Patrick b.1871; d.1906 Jane Conway 
Conway, Unity (nee McGlinn) b.c.1840; d.1918 Jane Conway 
Fair, Andrew b.1824; d.1877 Jane Teskey
Fair, Richard b.c.1825; d.1908 Jane Teskey
Flanagan, Margaret (married 1st Button; 2nd Rogers) b.1832; d.1913 Pat Button
Gordon, William James b.1905; d.1978 Evelynn Cartwright
Hadden, Alfred b.1888; d.1967 Rob Dickinson
Hadden, Fanny b.1882; d.1939 Rob Dickinson
Hadden, Hans b.1897; d.1962 Rob Dickinson
Hadden, John b.1883; d.c.1962 Rob Dickinson
Hadden, Walter b.1893; d.1974 Rob Dickinson
Hadden, William James b.1885; d.1940 Rob Dickinson
Hemphill, James b.c.1844; d.1904 Graham Madsen
Hemphill, Johnston b.c.1879; d.1915 Graham Madsen
Hemphill, Robert b.c.1833; d.1907 Graham Madsen
Hillier (Atchison), Annie b.1830; d.1915 Len Swindley
Jack, Andrew b.c.1850; d.1909 Cassie Kelly
Jack, Robert Nelson b.c.1853; d.1892 Cassie Kelly
Johnstone, Katie (nee MacDougall) b.1876; d.1949 Norah Glaus
Keys, Josiah b.1829; d.1933 Len Swindley
Matthews, William J. b.1866; d.1930 Phil Matthews
McConnell, Mary Ann (nee O'Neill) b.1842; d.1915 Ruth Creech
McGarrity, Catherine b.1868; d.1951 Ann Donnelly
McGarrity, Margaret b.1875; d.1932 Ann Donnelly
McMahon, Sir Charles b.1824, d.1891 Len Swindley
McManass, Mary b.c.1833; d.1896 Sue Wegener
McSorley, Thomas b.c.1828 Len Swindley
Murphy, Ann (nee Loughran) d.1864 Allison
Murphy, Edward b.1797; d. 1857 Allison
Pollock, Elizabeth(nee Crawford) b.1890; d.1918 Michael Kelly
Reaney, Susan b.1863; d. 1916 Bev Salisbury
Redpath, Hamilton b.c.1803; d.1839 Phil Matthews
Sloan, Major W. J. b.c.1831; d.1916 Len Swindley
Sterrett, Eliza b.1853; d.1934 Collin Udell
Starrett, James b.c.1810; d.1889 Collin Udell
Sterrett, Jane (Dunn) b.1808; d.1886 Collin Udell
Sterrett, Margaret b.1855; d.1934 Collin Udell
Sterrett, Samuel William b.1859; d.1932 Collin Udell
Sterrett, Sarah b.1848; d.1934 Collin Udell
Wright, James b.1839; d.1911 Dennis Wright
Wright, Andrew b.1842; d.1929 Dennis Wright


Walter Hadden was born 4 Feb. 4, 1893 in Dunmacmay, Co. Tyrone. He died May 9 1974 in Willowdale (now Toronto) Ontario, Canada. Walter was the fifth of six children of William Hadden and Emily Watson, and was also my Grandfather. His parents were farmers and the property was known as May Mount on the border of Tyrone and Monaghan. Walter had one sister and 4 brothers. Two of the brothers became Presbyterian Ministers. When Walter's father died in 1922, the farm passed into his name. He emigrated to Canada in 1927, leaving the farm behind because he could no longer manage it by himself. The two older brothers had emigrated to Boston by this time. After trying various things, he secured work at Donland's Dairy, Toronto. He worked there until his retirement in 1962. He and his wife Isobel, built a house on Ellerslie Ave. The place took him 4 years to build. Weekdays he worked at the dairy, but on the weekend he worked as a gardener for several large estates in the area. Somehow, between all the work he was able to not only build a house but to have a family. He had 2 daughters, Joy and Jean. His house in Willowdale was on a large property and contained an apple orchard, grape vines, potato patch (of course) and just about any other fruit or vegetable you can think of. I was lucky in that we lived with him until he died in 1974. He was a kind gentle man. He worked hard, was active in Cooke's Presbyterian Church, was a great father and grandfather, and he is missed by all that knew him.

Walter's siblings were:

Fanny Hadden, the oldest child, was born Co. Tyrone 1882 and died Kilrea, Coleraine 1939. She never married and when Walter Emigrated to Canada she went to live with her younger brother, Rev. Hans Hadden in Kilrea. She is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

John Hadden was born Co. Tyrone 1883 and died in Boston, Massachusetts abt 1962.  The second child of William and Emily, he emigrated to the United States in the early 1900's where he worked as a chef at the Boston Sanatorium his entire life. He was a quiet, friendly man. He never married. It is kind of sad that in some of his letters home he states that leaving Ireland was a mistake.

William James Hadden was born Co. Tyrone 1885 and died in Boston, Massachusetts 1940. The third child of William and Emily, little is known of him except that he emigrated to the USA at some point and settled in Boston. He died as a younger man, being only 55 when he passed.

Alfred Hadden was born Co. Tyrone 1888 and died Allora, Queensland, Australia. The fourth Child of William and Emily. He had tuberculosis as a child and it is believed only one lung worked. He became a Presbyterian Minister but left Ireland for health reasons. He emigrated first to the USA and preached in Denver, Colorado. Eventually, he moved on to Allora, Queensland Australia. He rose through the ranks and in 1950 became Moderator of the church. He never married, but he did travel. He took a 5 month holiday visiting England, Ireland, Canada, the USA and then back to Australia - quite a journey in the 1930's.

Hans Hadden was born Co. Tyrone 1897 and died Kilrea, Coleraine 1962. He was the sixth child of William and Emily. He became an Presbyterian minister and presided over the congregation of Kilrea First Presbyterian from 1922 until his retirement in 1950. He married and had one child Peter.


Richard Fair born c. 1825 in Lord Caledon’s Estate, Co. Tyrone; died 16 Feb 1908, Rothsay, Maryborough, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. He married Hessy Powell in 1852 in Ontario, Canada. They had 4 sons Robert 1851, George 1855, William 1857, John 1864 and one daughter Eliza Jane1860.

Andrew Fair born 2 Nov 1824 Co. Tyrone; died 1 Jan 1877, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. He married abt 1945 in Ireland Eliza Margaret Cowan, born 13 May 1826 in Drumhillery, Tynan, Co. Armagh; died 10 Jun 1892 Robert St., Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. They had 14 children: 9 sons Robert born 1841 in Ireland; the others in Canada - John 1846,William 1847, Joseph 1853, George 1858, Samuel 1860, Thomas 1863, Richard 1865, Andrew 1868 and 5 daughters - Margaret 1850, Sarah 1854, Jane 1859, Eliza 1866, Annie 1870. More Info in Article - Photo of Andrew & Eliza

Richard and Andrew had brothers James in 1830’s, John abt 1835, Alexander abt 1850, Mary abt 1830 who may have been born in Co. Fermanagh.


Margaret Flanagan, (July 29 1832-February 27 1913) was born at Russell Town (a subdenomination of Largybeg townland adjoining the Deer Park of Baronscourt, the seat of the Dukes of Abercorn), located in the western half of Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone; daughter of Owen Flanagan (mother’s name unknown). Admitted to Strabane workhouse during the Great Famine (1845-50). Emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia, November 1848 on the “Roman Emperor” which carried 200 Famine orphan girls from workhouses across Ireland. The Irish Female Orphan Scheme had been devised at the Parliament of Westminster, London in an attempt to alleviate overcrowding in the workhouses of Ireland and address the shortage of domestic and agricultural servants and the male-female imbalance in the Australian colonies. Some 5,000 Irish girls were sent to Australia 1848-50, being generally unwelcomed by the colonial population.

Aged 16 years, Margaret married William Button March 7, 1850 at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Willunga, South Australia. Issue: Hannah, William Bly, James, Daniel, John, Sarah, Joseph Bly and Owen (1850-1866). William visited the Victorian gold fields at the time of the rush, and returned within a year with 800 sovereigns and eventually purchased 80 acres at Willunga.

William Button died in 1866. Margaret remarried Stephen Rogers at Sellick’s Hill in 1877 and son George was born 1878. At the time of her death at Minlaton, South Australia in 1913, Margaret could proudly claim 79 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Much of this data has been extracted from her obituary published in the “The Register”, March 7 1913.


KATIE JOHNSTONE - nee MACDOUGALL - Christened Catherine Mary MacDougal, was born 1876 in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Died 1949 and is buried in the Boksburg Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa. Headstone Photo
She travelled to Boksburg, South Africa in 1906 with a: Margaret Cowan from Armagh Co.Armagh, b.1840; d.1922 who is buried in the family plot in Boksburg South Africa.
In 1908, Katie MacDougall married my grandfather James Chalmers Johnstone in Boksburg, SA.
James Chalmers Johnstone was born Cootehill, Co. Cavan 1875. Moved to Boksburg, South Africa in 1901. Died 1938 and is buried in the Boksburg Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.


Andrew Jack born Carnkenny, Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone 1850 married Millicent Ann KEMP on 8 Dec1881 at Terang, Victoria, Australia. After the death of Millicent he married Isabella Jane FRY at Murtoa in 1902. He died at Murtoa, Victoria, Australia on 18 Dec 1909.
Dr. Robert Nelson Jack, his brother born 1853 Carnkenny, Ardstraw, Co Tyrone, married Emily Eliza BEETCHENOW on 2 Dec 1884 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. He died 1 Apr 1892 at Stawell, Victoria, Australia.


Catherine McGarrity (March 21, 1868-February 6, 1951), (1947 photo) my great-grandmother, was the third of 8 children born to Michael McGarrity and Sarah Anne Hughes in Inishative, County Tyrone. The others were Mary, John, Sarah Anne, Patrick, Michael, Margaret (November 19, 1875 -July 14, 1932) and James. Their births were registered in Omagh East, Termonmaguirk.
Catherine first married Thomas Nealis, who died January 6, 1890 in New York City, leaving her with daughter Mary Ann (1889) and son Thomas who would be born in May 1890. In 1892, Catherine married William L Donnelly, a butcher, my great grandfather.
Catherine and William lived in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. Catherine and William had 6 children: William Aloysius (1893), Catherine (1894), Sarah Lauretta (1896), Patrick James (1897), Margaret (1898) and Paul (1905).
Margaret McGarrity, Catherine’s youngest sister, later joined her sister in New Jersey. They are buried together in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey. Headstone


William J. Matthews, b. 08 Dec 1866, Co. Tyrone, Ireland; d. 26 May 1930; Age 63 Yrs 5 Months, 18 Days; S/O Abraham Matthews and Maria Bingham; Husband of Maria Grant, Irishtown, New Brunswick, Canada. Place of death – Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton. Cause of death - carcinoma of prostate and hemorrhage. Occupation – baker.


James Carnwath, born Strabane, Co. Tyrone 23 December 1823, ( Son of James Carnwath and Nancy Wray ), came to New Brunswick c 1848, died 02 March 1885 Riverside, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada. Buried, Hopewell Hill Cemetery, Albert Co, New Brunswick. Married Rose Eliza Kyle 02 Sept 1854 at Hopewell, N.B.
Rose Eliza Carnwath, (nee Kyle), born Omagah, Co. Tyrone 17 Dec 1834, died 19 Sept 1901. Buried with her husband James Carnwath, Hopewell Hill Cemetery, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada. Came to St John, N.B. 1849.


William James Gordon - Funeral services were held Monday, May 22 [1978] for William James (Jimmy) Gordon, of 312 Talbot Street West, Blenheim, who died May 18, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chatham. Mr. Gordon was born in 1905 at Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the son of David and Agnes Gordon. He was a brother of David of Philadelphia, George (deceased), Samuel of Blenheim, Norman, twin sister Annie, Ellie Johnston, Agnes Lee all of Ireland, and Ruth (deceased). He is survived by his wife Frances (Walker); a son, David, of Chatham; a daughter, Evelynn Cartwright, of Wheatley; one grandson, five grand-daughters, and one great-grandson. Mr. Gordon was a grocer in Blenheim for 41 years, founder of the Gordon chain of stores, mayor of Blenheim, 1942 to 1943, deacon at Blenheim Baptist Church and lay preacher throughout southwestern Ontario. Blenheim News-Tribune, Wed., May 24, 1978 Page 26


The Hemphill family in Lancefield, Victoria, Australia - Three young sons of James and Mary(nee Russell) Hemphill who left their home in Castlederg, Co. Tyrone to try their luck in Australia, were among the earliest settlers in the Romsey, Lancefield and Rochford districts, about 30 miles from Melbourne. Two other siblings Wallace and Mary, also from Tyrone went to the USA in 1857.

ROBERT HEMPHILL – Died on the 5th February 1907, at East Melbourne, Robert Hemphill (late of Lancefield), the dearly beloved husband of Annie Hemphill, aged 74 years (A colonist of 50 years). Robert at twenty four was the first to arrive in Australia in 1857 along with his wife Mary Hamilton and son John from Laght. They took up land in Monument Road, Rochford because its excellent soils reminded him of his native Castlederg. Robert had twelve children by his first wife Mary Hamilton and four by his second Annie Chisholm Orr; He spent much of his time buying up district properties for his offspring and clearing the land.

JOHNSTON HEMPHILL –Died on the 21st June 1915, at Lancefield, Johnstone Hemphill, loving father of Wallace, James, Robert, Joseph, Jane and Mrs. E. Parks, Romsey, aged 79 years. Johnston Hemphill arrived in 1859 at the age of twenty two, he worked for a time at Sunbury with Robert, before he too moved to the Lancefield district in 1869 and settled in Rochford on a one hundred and eighteen acre property called Cream Hill. In 1900 he was granted a patent with Frederick Gale, an engineer of Lancefield, for an Invention for "Improvements in the System of Sowing, Manuring, and Harrowing in combination with Ploughing, and in Attachments to Ploughs for Conducting Certain of these Operations Simultaneously with Ploughing,"

JAMES HEMPHILL – Died on the 2nd August 1904, at his late residence, Rochford, James Hemphill, aged 60. James, the third Hemphill son to migrate to Australia with his wife Violet and two children in 1866, also made his way to Lancefield. He rented a cottage in Boundary Road not far from Cook’s Smiddy for a time before buying four hundred acres on the Rocky Range Road.


JOSIAH KEYS, born 1829 Donemana, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Parents: JOSEPH KEYS, farmer, and unknown CRAIG. Married ISABELLA ALEXANDER at Philadelphia, 1852, parents: JAMES ALEXANDER and MARY (nee MITCHELL). Died March 2 1933, aged 103 years at Toiro, New Zealand


My great grandmother was Sarah Sterrett, born 1848 in Silverbrook, Tyrone, Ireland. Her parents were James Starrett (son of Samuel Starrett) and Jane Dunn. James was baptized 14 November 1810 in Glendermott, Londonderry, but by 1845 he lived in Tirkernaghan, Donaghedy, Tyrone. He was a farmer and married Jane Dunn on 30 July 1846 in Donagheady Church of Ireland, Donaghedy Parish, Strabane, Tyrone. According to the 1855 Griffith’s Valuation, he owned a 102-acre farm in Tirkernaghan. His wife, Jane Dunn, was born in 1808 in Glenagoorland, Tyrone, the daughter of Noble or Nobel Dunn (Noble’s name is spelled both ways on Jane’s marriage record).

James and Jane (Dunn) Starrett (who became Sterrett when they moved to Australia) had 5 kids – the first, James, died young, but here is info on the rest:

Sarah Sterrett: born 1848 in Silverbrook, Tyrone, Ireland; married Thomas McCall in Australia, 17 September 1867 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; died 16 August 1934 in Essendon, Bourke, Victoria, Australia

Eliza Sterrett: born 1853 in Tyrone, Ireland; married Charles Wells in Chewton, Victoria, Australia 14 April 1873; died 30 April 1939 in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia.

Margaret Sterrett: born 1855 in Tyrone; married Francis Edmond Upson in Taradale, Victoria, Australia in 1871; died 16 May, 1934 in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia.

Samuel William Sterrett; born 1859 in Tyrone; married Ann Ferguson Ogilvie in Victoria, Australia in 1887; died 1932 in Fairfield, Victoria, Australia.

James and Jane (Dunn) Sterrett emigrated from Tyrone to Australia in 1863, taking all of their children with them. James continued to be a farmer, settling with Jane at Coliban Farm in Taradale, Victoria, Australia. He died 21 August 1889, and she died 5 May, 1886 – both in Taradale.

My great grandmother, Sarah Sterrett and her husband, Thomas McCall, had many children, among them my maternal grandfather Oswald Walter Samuel McCall, who married Florence May Jones. He was a Congregational minister of note, and they emigrated from Australia to the USA in 1921 with their 3 girls in tow.


Henry Brown, born c. 1798-1800, Kilskerry Parish, Co. Tyrone, married 1825 to Jane Armstrong in Magheraculmoney Parish, Co. Fermanagh. Their first son, William, baptised Oct. 1826 in Kilskeery Parish, Makenny Townland. They emigrated to Canada and the next child, William Armstrong Brown was born 1832 in Montreal, Quebec. The family moved to Cornwall, Stormont County, then to Etobicoke, (Toronto), York Co. and finally to Collingwood. Henry died in Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada on 9 Jul 1865.


Mary McManass, born c.1833-35, Co. Tyrone; d. 02Aug1896 Gawler River, South Australia. Mary was one of the Irish Famine Orphans to Adelaide, South Australia, from Castlederg, Co. Tyrone aboard the Roman Emperor in 1848. She is listed on this website as such and is included in the Australian memorial for Irish Famine Orphans. The marriage record shows her father as Bernard when she married Edmund Parham 12Apr1857 Gawler, South Australia. They had 9 children, their third child being Samuel James Parham, my great grandfather.


Elizabeth Pollock (nee Crawford) born 27 Oct. 1890 Lislea, Clogher Parish, Tyrone, the daughter of John Crawford and  Isabella McKay; Married James Pollock of Meenavoy, Stranorlar Parish, Donegal; Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 24 Aug. 1918; Buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery 28 Aug. 1918.

Obituary - Philadelphia Inquirer - Wednesday, 28 August 1918 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
POLLOCK- Aug. 24. ELIZABETH, wife of late James Pollock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral. 5039 Ogden St. (50th St. and Westminster Ave.). Int. Mt. Moriah Cem. Remains may be viewed Tues. eve: Auto service. (Note: The approximate location of the cemetery is 5027 Westminster Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131 which intersects with N. 50th St. nearby.)


Hamilton Redpath - To the memory of Hamilton Redpath, a native of Tyrone County, Ireland; died January 20, 1839, aged 36 Years; also his son Robert Redpath, died January 20, 1838, aged 4 years. Headstone in Harvey Methodist Cemetery , 1818 Hwy 915, Albert County, New Brunswick.


Edward Murphy of Donaghmore Parish, Co. Tyrone, was born abt 1797 and died 29 Apr 1857 in New York City. Edward married Ann Loughran, (b: unknown, d: 4 May 1864) of Killeeshil Parish, Co. Tyrone, on 20 Jan 1818 at the Tullyallen Mass House. It's possible they lived in Killylevin or Finulagh.

Edward, Ann and their children (all born in Ireland) Andrew, James, Edward, May (wife of Michael Stautue?), Ann, Michael, Neil, and Rose Ann, emigrated to the United States in 1848 on the ship Ashburton (according to the New York Emigrant Savings Bank record books); (Andrew in 1841, on the ship Harvest). They settled in Manhattan, New York, New York, 314 W. 27th Street. Edward and wife Ann are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York.

Son Michael and wife Rose (nee: Rogers) are buried in Old St. Raymond's in the Bronx, New York.

Edward's brother Andrew emigrated to New York in July 1833 via Quebec on the ship Sylvanus from Belfast. Andrew married Ann (nee: Murphy). Andrew is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York.


James Wright was born 18 Dec 1839 Presbyterian, Brigh, Co. Tyrone. James died 15 July 1911 and is buried in the Civil War Veterans Cemetery in Hillside Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey. Photo at County Tyrone Gravestone Photo Project


Mary Ann McConnell (nee O'Neill) born Feb 1842 Killygonlan Townland Tyrone d. 14 Oct 1915 Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.


ESCAPED CONVICT: In yesterday’s [Victorian] Government Gazette a reward of £6 has been offered for the apprehension of THOMAS McSORLEY, a convict, who effected his escape on the 10th ult. from the woodcutting gang belonging to the Pentridge [Coburg, Melbourne] Stockade The following particulars are appended to the proclamation of reward - THOMAS McSORLEY is a native of Tyrone, in Ireland, 5 ft 5½in. high, swarthy, has dark brown hair and grey eyes, and is 28 years of age. He is a gardener. Marks; scars on left eyebrow and left cheek, burn mark outside right arm, lower part, scar on the tip of right forefinger and the first joint of the second finger of the right hand, blue mark inside of left arm, lower part scar on the palm of the left hand near the wrist, large boil mark under the right side of the breast, large boil mark above the navel, boil mark on the cap of the right knee, two burn marks below the left knee outside, cut inside left shin He arrived at Adelaide [South Australia], 1863, on board the ship “California”, and was convicted at Ballaarat on the 21st July, 1865, of wounding with intent. Further particulars -He was transported from Ireland in 1845,to Van Diemen’s Land [Tasmania] per Radcliffe, was in the police at Port Esperance and Westbury, V D L., and also in the police force at Ballaarat or Castlemaine, and shot a man for not showing his license for which he received a sentence of three or six months He has since been living at Mr. Dewey's, farmer about nine miles from Port Fairy, next to Mr. McGuire's station and is supposed to have gone there again When last seen he was in the vicinity of the Caledonian gold fields. From “The Argus” [Melbourne, Australia] 2 Feb 1856


Sir Charles McMahon, who was superintendent of police in 1853 and afterwards commissioner, died in Melbourne on Friday night. Through a disagreement in 1858 with Sir John O'Shannassy, Chief Secretary, the deceased resigned and was elected as a member of West Bourke, holding the seat nearly 20 years. In 1871 he was elected Speaker. He was knighted in 1875 Sir Charles, in his day, was considered one of the handsomest men in the British Army. The deceased was born at Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland, in 1824 came to Australia early in the fifties, and settled in Melbourne. In 1871 he was elected Speaker, which position he held for several years, and in 1886 he finally retired from political life. His funeral to the Church of England cemetery took place on Sunday, and was largely attended by leading men.

Federation Index, Victorian Registry of Birth, Deaths & Marriages, Melbourne 1888-1901 - Charles McMahon, born Co. Tyrone, died at East Melbourne, 1891, aged 67. Parents: William McMahon & unknown Shair


Susan Reaney was b. Circa 1863, Co. Tyrone; married in Australia 20/7/1887 at age 23 and died 6/5/1916 aged 68 on gravestone or 58 showing on death certificate Sydney Australia



CONWAY, Unity (nee McGLINN) - Born around 1840 in Co. Tyrone to Hugh McGlinn, Ireland, died 9 May 1918 in Forward Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was buried 11 May 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, the parish cemetery for Transfiguration Church (Roman Catholic) in Monongahela, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Unity was the widow of Patrick CONWAY, a game warden. They married 19 July 1857 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Plumbridge, Co Tyrone. She immigrated to Pennsylvania around 1882, after the death of her husband. 

CONWAY, John P - Born Jan 1862 in Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone to Patrick Conway and Unity McGlinn, died 4 June 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, buried Calvary Cemetery (Roman Catholic), Pittsburgh, PA. John P CONWAY immigrated to the US about 1880, and married Anne KELLY in Pittsburgh in 1885. He worked in the steel mills for 50 years. He was survived by his children Una REYNOLDS, John George, Joseph John and Mary OHARE, and predeceased by his wife Anne, who died 23 MAR 1921, and his daughters Anne Marie and Ester.

CONWAY, Patrick - Born 22 Dec 1871 in Co. Tyrone to Patrick Conway and Unity McGlinn, died 02 June 1906 in Philadelphia, PA of tuberculosis. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery (Roman Catholic), Yeadon, PA. Patrick immigrated to the US in 1882. He married Agnes in 1898, who died between 1900-1906. Patrick was survived by his mother, Unity Conway (nee McGLINN) and his son James. Following the death of Patrick, Unity and her grandson, James, moved to Forward Township, Allegheny County, PA to live with her daughter Ann WILLIAMS (nee CONWAY).

CONWAY, Francis James (Frank) - Born 02 May 1864, Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone to Patrick Conway and Unity McGlinn, Died 5 July 1946 in Clairton, Allegheny County, PA, buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Frank came to the US in 1881, and worked in the steel mills his entire career. He married Elizabeth DONAHUE born between 1872-1879, died 30 Dec 1948. Frank was survived by his children Lester B, Elizabeth, Helen and Margaret. His son, Frank W, died in 1919.

Brown, Mary (nee CONWAY) - Born 16 May 1869, in Plumbridge, Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Patrick Conway and Unity McGlinn. She died in Philadelphia 24 December, 1909 3 months after she was accidently shot by her husband, William Brown. Mary is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA (Section Q, Range 4, Lot 22, Grave 3).


“Sydney Morning Herald” December 22, 1916
DEATH OF MAJOR SLOAN, WEST MAITLAND, Thursday.
MAJOR W. J. SLOAN, V.D., one of Maitland's oldest residents, and one of the last surviving members of the Australian Volunteer Company, formed in 1860, died at his residence in High Street, last evening, aged 85 years, after a short illness. The late Major Sloan was in his day a splendid rifle shot, and won many trophies. He was a member of the Irish team which won an International contest in Sydney in 1872, and also in the team which carried off the State championship belt in 1865. He was a native of STRABANE IN NORTH IRELAND, and had been a resident of Maitland for 77 years. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter.

“Maitland Daily Mercury” December 21, 1916
THE LATE MAJOR W. J. SLOAN, V.D.
The funeral of the late Major W. J. Sloan, V.D., took place this morning and was very largely attended. The chief mourners were: MESSRS. W. J. SLOAN, JUN., and JAMES SLOAN (sons) and MR. J. C. McCLELLAND (cousin) Major Nash was present representing the military authorities. The interment was made in the Presbyterian portion of the East Maitland cemetery; the Revs. J. Leggatt and Alex. Smith officiating at the graveside. A large number of messages of sympathy and floral tributes were received by the bereaved family


Andrew Wright Born 21 Feb 1842 Brigh Presbyterian, Tyrone, Ireland (Ballynafeagh) Buried 4 Oct 1929 Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland, Cass, Illinois USA [brother of James Wright above]




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