Michael Harney1

M, b. September 19, 1825, d. December 2, 1894
Father*Thomas Harney2 b. 1813
Mother*Elizabeth _____2 b. 1807
     Michael Harney was born on September 19, 1825 in Parish of Galbally and Aherlow, County Tipperary. Michael's tombstone indicates that he was born in 1826.3 He was the son of Thomas Harney and Elizabeth _____.2 Michael Harney married Margaret Murnane, daughter of James Murnane and Honora Keefe, circa 1856 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Note that Margaret's obituary indicates that Michael was living in La Salle County at the time of their marriage and that the marriage would have occured about 1851. However, the marriage probably occurred later (circa 1856) and probably in Henry, Illinois. Note that Margaret probably did not arrive in the Henry area until around 1853. The actual date of the marriage would between 1853 and 1856.4 Michael Harney died on December 2, 1894 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, at age 69.5 He was buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.5
     He immigrated on August 5, 1842 to New York, New York. Michael arrived on the ship Athens.2

Children of Michael Harney and Margaret Murnane


June 4, 18601860 Federal CensusHenry, Marshall County, Illinois6
July 8, 18701870 Federal CensusHenry, Marshall County, Illinois7
June 14, 18801880 Federal CensusHenry, Marshall County, Illinois8
Last Edited2 Dec 2021


  1. [S765] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online https://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com.
  3. [S765] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online https://www.ancestry.com, The name oin the record is spelled Harty.
  4. [S135] [Unknown author], Obituary Margaret Murnane Harney.
  5. [S214] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6887540/michael-harney : accessed 01 December 2021), memorial page for Michael Harney (29 Sep 1826–22 Dec 1894), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6887540, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sam (contributor 46539242).
  6. [S768] June 4, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S154] July 8, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S155] June 14, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah.