Ann Adams1

F, b. circa 1805, d. between 1863 and 1869
Father*John Adams
Mother*_____ _____
     Ann Adams was born circa 1805 in Chancellorsland Townland, Emly, County Tipperary. She was the daughter of John Adams and _____ _____. Ann Adams married Patrick Murnane, son of Michael Murnane and Mary _____, on February 14, 1831 in Emly, County Tipperary. Sponsors for the marriage were Thomas Adams, John Neill and Mary Adams.1 Ann Adams was buried in Old St. Patrick Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Anna is probably buired in Old St. Patrick's cemetery. She died between 1863 and 1869 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Although there is no cemetery record for Anne's death, she probably died after her husband but refore 1870 (she is not mentioned in the census record for her son Michael in that year) and was probably buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery near Henry.
     She witnessed the marriage of Johanna Murnane and Darby Day on February 6, 1842 in St. Ailbe Church, Emly, County Tipperary. The couple were married "in the presence of" James Murnane, Patrick Murnane and Hannah Adams. James and Patrick were Johanna's first cousins and Anna Adams was the wife of Patrick. Although it was customary to ask brothers and sisters to witness a wedding, Johanna may have chosen her cousins because she was an only child. The wedding took place in Emly and this may explain why none of Darby's siblings were asked to be witnesses since they all lived in Kilteely. Note also that both Patrick Murnane and the family of James Murnane (after he died) emigrated with Darby and Johanna to the United States in 1848. Although James' widow, Nore Keefe, stayed in New York, Patrick and his family moved with Darby and Johanna to Illinois in 1854. It appears the two families were very close.2 Ann Adams immigrated with Patrick Murnane on December 18, 1849 to New York, New York. Listed on the manifest for the Queen of the West was Patrick's family--Ann, Michael Bridget and Thomas. We assume that Patrick's other sons, John, Patrick and James, had died before 1849. His daughters, Mary, Ann and Elizabeth, may have died or may have married before 1849. Also listed on the manifest was a Widow Murnane (aged 54), her son Patrick (aged 20) and daughter Margaret (aged 14). This is Nora Keeffe, widow of James Murnane, Patrick's brother.3

Children of Ann Adams and Patrick Murnane

Residence

September 3, 18501850 Federal Census: Note that Ann's brother, Thomas who had immigrated only a few months before Ann and her family (November 1848), was also living in Ontario County in 1850 (East Bloomfield Township borders Canandaigue Township.)East Bloomfield Township, Ontario County, New York4
1854It's possible that several families, seventeen people in all, made this trip together to Illinois and that it may have been made in two steps: the first step was to gather in Buffalo, New York, and then to set out from there: Darby and his family, Darby's sister's family (Bridget and Timothy Dorsey), Johanna's first cousins, Patrick and Ann Murnane and family and the widow of James Marnane and family.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois
June 4, 18601860 Federal Census: Patrick Murnane and his family lived next door to Darby Day and his family in the town of Henry.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois5
Last Edited13 Dec 2021

Citations

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  2. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church.
  3. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, Microfilm Roll: M237_85; Line: 20; List Number: 1589. Note" surname spelled Murrance.
  4. [S96] September 3, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Note that the surname is spelled Mammen in the index.
  5. [S97] July 4, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Note that the surname is spelled Wernane in the index.
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