Honora Keefe

F, b. circa 1800
     Honora Keefe was born circa 1800 in Parish of Kildorrey, County Cork.1 She married James Murnane, son of Michael Murnane and Mary _____, on September 30, 1822 in County Cork. Witness at the wedding was Thomas Fitzgerald. Note that although the wedding occurred in County Cork, all the children were born in Drmocomogue.2
     Honora Keefe witnessed the birth of John Murnane on July 13, 1835 in Emly, County Tipperary. Sponsors for the baptism were Michael Corboy and Nora Keefe.2,3 Honora Keefe 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.4

Children of Honora Keefe and James Murnane

Residence

August 7, 18501850 Federal Census: Nora and her children, Patrick and Mary, are all living in households separate from one one another--Nora with the James Gilder family, son Patrick next door with the Isaac Hart family, and Mary a few streets away with the Felix Green family.Herkimer Township, Danube County, New York5
Last Edited7 Dec 2021

Citations

  1. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church, Nora's place of birth is deduced from where her marriage occurred.
  2. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church.
  3. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online http://www.ancestry.com, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  4. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, Microfilm Roll: M237_85; Line: 20; List Number: 1589. Note" surname spelled Murrance.
  5. [S137] August 7, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Honora's name is spelled Narra Mernorn in the index.
  6. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online http://www.ancestry.com, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  7. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online http://www.ancestry.com, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  8. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online http://www.ancestry.com, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  9. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online http://www.ancestry.com, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php