Patrick Murnane1

M, b. July 27, 1830
Father*James Murnane1 b. circa 1772, d. between September, 1848 and November, 1849
Mother*Honora Keefe1 b. circa 1800
     Patrick Murnane was born on July 27, 1830 in Dromcomogue in the Parish of Emly, Emly, County Tipperary. Patrick's godparents were Thomas Murnane and Mary Morgan. The baptism record specifically indicates that the parents lived in Dromcomogue.1,2 He was the son of James Murnane and Honora Keefe.1
     Patrick Murnane immigrated with Patrick Murnane on December 18, 1849 to New York, New York. Listed on the manifest for the Queen of the West along with Patrick's family (Ann, Michael Bridget and Thomas) was a Widow Murnane (aged 54), her son Patrick (aged 20), and Margaret (aged 14). This is Nora Keaffe, widow of James Murnane. 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 1849.3


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 York4
Last Edited2 Dec 2021


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  2. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church.
  3. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by, Microfilm Roll: M237_85; Line: 20; List Number: 1589. Note" surname spelled Murrance.
  4. [S137] August 7, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Honora's name is spelled Narra Mernorn in the index.