McGeehan, Derryleconnell Near, Lettermacaward, Co Donegal

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Patrick McGeehan and Mary Houston Family

Application for the Aged Pension 30th August 1919

 Applicant Grace McGeehan

Copy Entry Census Returns 1851

Townland Ballyleconnell Near
Parish Lettermacaward, Barony Boylagh, Co. Donegal

Sheet No.17

Patrick McGeehin, aged 41 head of family, married 1841, labourer
Mary McGeehin, aged 27, wife, knitting
Rose McGeehin, aged 3 daughter
Owen? McGeehin, aged 1, 6 months, son
Bridget Huston, aged 51, lodger
Conel McGeehin, aged 7 son herding, died mortification summer 1850
Note - Edward, Grace and Sarah were born after this, and there is no record.

Bridget Houston is listed as a lodger, but may have been Mary's Mother.

Sarah McGeehan emigrated to the Hamilton, Ontario area in 1882. She married James McNulty in Dundas, now Hamilton, Ontario in 1884, when she would have been about 22 years old. She is standing in wedding photo below -

There is also a connection to the Bonners of Derryleconnell Near -


Roy Finch and Fred McNulty, Sarah McGeehan's son, were both decorated veteran's of WWI.  They enlisted in the 120th "City of Hamilton" Battalion in 1916 a month after Sarah McGeehan's husband James McNulty, then served in France with a Hamilton line unit, the 19th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force.  It appears Roy Finch's wife Louise is a cousin through the Derryleconnell Near McGeehan - Bonners of Lettermacaward Parish.


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