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Friday, July 10, 2015

Update on the Mannions from the Mitchell Branch

Before I get into the Mannions (and if I can get this fly to stop buzzing my head and landing on the computer screen), I want to recap a bit on the Mitchells.
I'll start with Bernard Mitchell and Jane Mulrans. Yes, I have
changed her surname again. According to another Mitchell researcher, Jane was allegedly the sister of Catherine Mulrans.
Let me refresh your memory (that way you don't have to scroll back to a previous post), Catherine Mulrans married Edward Mannion in Ireland (some say in County Galway). Their children were: Patrick, Michael, Margaret, Bridget, and John.
Son Patrick married Catherine Ratican, and son Michael married Katherine/Catherine Mitchell - daughter of Bernard and Jane. That would make Michael and Katherine/Catherine first cousins.
Now, I have verified the following children of Bernard and Jane as: Mary, Katherine/Catherine, Bartholomew, James F., Margaret, and Bernard F. As I mentioned in my previous post, I eliminated Michael as his Illinois death record reports a different set of parents. So, now, I have just one more to verify - Bridget/Bid who married a Hawthorne (possibly William).
Now, back to Michael Mannion and Katherine/Catherine. They married in New Hampshire in 1859 (and, obviously, knew one another as they are allegedly first cousins). Their first child, Mary Ann, was born in New Hampshire before the family moved to Illinois. The rest of the children - Margaret, Bernard H, and Michael E. - were all born in Whiteside County, Illinois. All the children, except for Mary Ann, remained unmarried.
Mary Ann Mannion married Patrick Kenney. They had four children - John Thaddeus, Mary, Edward Michael, and Francis B aka Frank - and remained in Whiteside County until Mary Ann's death in 1900. 
Patrick, now a widower, moved his family to Crawford County, Iowa where his parents lived. He sent his youngest, Frank, to live with them. Frank, later, went to live with his father's brother, Ted, and his family in Nebraska. In fact, there is no indication that Frank ever went back to live with his family until 1940, when he shared a residence with his brother and sister, Mary and Edward.
Only John Thaddeus and Frank married. John married Blanche Harrington. They had 5 children - 4 boys and 1 girl. 
Frank also married and with this marriage created another connection to the Mitchell branch. Frank married Grace Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter of William Mitchell and Marie McCarthy. 
William was the son of James F. Mitchell (son of Bernard and Jane) and Mary Carroll.  This made Grace the great-grand daughter of Bernard and Jane. Frank was the great-grandson of Bernard and Jane. So, Frank and Grace were second cousins. They had no children.

The following photos are courtesy of Mitch Pratt from his family tree on Ancestry.com.

Bartley Mitchell and Mary Gaffey

Bartley Mitchell and Mary Gaffey

Upper left is Margaret Mitchell, daughter of Bartley and Mary. The upper right and bottom are of Winifred Mitchell, daughter of Bartley and Mary.