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The First Arrivals in Central New York from

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The Upperchurch Arrivals

Revised May 30, 2011

 

There are twenty-seven (27) families, represented by 62 individuals arriving in the central New York area, who had connections back to the Upperchurch area of Co. Tipperary, Ireland. They are assigned to family groups, however the entire family didn’t always arrive together in America. Sometimes individuals came alone and sent for their immediate families after establishing themselves. Over the subsequent years, brothers and sisters and their families would join the original relatives to settle in the same area. The order of the family group listings is based on the earliest arrival of a member of the family group. The various families are sometimes labeled by a location. The label will describe where they settled, where they lived the longest or sometimes the location that was their point of origin in Ireland. The "Old" column refers to the rankings from the previous version of this list.

 

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NameNewOldArrival Date in U.S. CNY DestinationOrigination

Comment

Patrick Burke11Bef. 1829OnondagaTemplederry, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 1] Son of Matthew Burke. Owned two quarries. Templederry is about 10 km NW of Upperchurch village.

SOURCE: Pioneer Irish, by Mary Bannon.

REFERENCES:

The Burke Family of Jamesville, NY

Edward Burke221833JamesvilleThurles, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 1] Son of Matthew Burke. Emigrated with wife Mary Kennedy. Thurles is about 8-10 km east of Upperchurch village. SOURCE: Pioneer Irish, by Mary Bannon.

REFERENCES:

The Burke Family of Jamesville, NY

Michael Gleason3 Bef 1835Split RockThurles

[FAMILY 2] Originally settled in Split Rock in Onondaga Co. Came to Syracuse to work in the slat industry around 1835-6.

SOURCE: Pioneer Irish, by Mary Bannon.

REFERENCES:

Soon to be added

Patrick McDonald  1843 (Aug.)Solon, Cortland Co.Castleoliver, Co. Limerick

Not from Upperchurch but was a prominent early Irish immigrant with a large family. Settled in Solon, Cortland Co. and was instrumental in establishing the Catholic Church in Truxton.

SOURCE: McDonald family papers

Denis Ryan431847SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] To Roxbury, Dane Co., WI between Feb. 1856 and Dec. 1857 Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown (Gleninchnaveigh). SOURCE: Birth dates and birthplaces of children and letter from descendant.

REFERENCES:

Soon to be added

Thomas Ryan5  1847Pompey areaMoyaliff, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 4] S/o Margaret Gleason Ryan. Brother of Bridget Ryan McGrath. Participant in Maple Ridge Migration.

SOURCE: Arrival time from family tradition.

Anthony Ryan641848  

[FAMILY 5] s/o Roger Ryan.

SOURCE: Arrival year probably from Census data.

REFERENCES:

(1) MFTNY, p. 206

(2) The Roger Ryan Family of Cuyler, NY

Lanty McGrath & Catherine Wade 7 ~1848FabiusMoyaliff

[FAMILY 6] Brother of Edmond, Thomas and Margaret McGrath Long. Son of Michael McGrath. Catherine Wade McGrath arrived with her children on the same ship as Edmond McGrath’s wife Mary Ryan. The British Queen, Nov. 7, 1850 at NYC.

SOURCE: Lanty’s arrival was assumed close to his brother Edmond’s arrival in 1848.

1855 Census – In Fabius 5 years.

(1) Finding Michael McGrath

(2) The McGrath Family from Moyaliff

Edmond McGrath & Mary Ryan851848FabiusMoyaliff, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 6] Edmond arrived in NYC on Nov. 29, 1848 by himself. His wife Mary Ryan and sons Michael and John arrived in NYC on the British Queen, on Nov 7, 1850. Mary had sisters Catherine Ryan Sheahan (1867) and Margaret Ryan (before 1851) who came to the Pompey area.

REFERENCES:

(1) Edmond Magrath and Mary Ryan of Truxton TMFTNY, p. 41

(2) Finding Michael McGrath

(3) The McGrath Family from Moyaliff

Philip Ryan9 Bef. 1849PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: Married in 1849 in Syracuse.

Roger Ryan of Cuyler106Bef. 1850 Fabius, Onondaga Co.Upperchurch

[FAMILY 5] Arrived without family although son Anthony Ryan appears to have arrived, perhaps by himself, in 1848.

SOURCE: 1850 Census.

REFERENCES:

(1) MFTNY, p. 206

(2) The Roger Ryan Family of Cuyler, NY

Catherine Ryan 117Bef. 1850Pompey, Onondaga Co. Upperchurch

[FAMILY 7] Catherine was single when she came to America. She married Edmund Brown from Co. Cork. Dau. of John Ryan and Margaret Mahon. Sister of James Ryan.

SOURCE: 1850 Census.

REFERENCES:

Margaret Ryan and John Tobin of Chittenango TMFTNY, p. 149

Bartholomew McAuliffe128Bef. 1850Truxton, Cortland Co.Upperchurch

[FAMILY 8] Bartholomew arrived without his family.

SOURCE: 1850 Census.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

Emma Ryan13 Bef. 1850PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 9] Dau. of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census. In Pompey 5 years.

Jeremiah Burke1414Bef. 1850PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 9] Married Emma Ryan Feb. 19, 1855. Brother of Ann Burke Lonergan and Cecilia Burke Flemming.

SOURCE: 1855 Census. in Pompey 5 years.

REFERENCES:

Daniel Burke and Rebecca Carey

Mary McGrath15 1850PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 10] Traveled to the U.S. with Catherine Wade McGrath and family in Nov. 1850. Possibly married Andrew Carroll. SOURCE: Ship manifest 1850.

Mary Gleeson16 1850?Probably Moyaliff

[FAMILY 11] Married Daniel Long in U.S. ~1853 at latest. Son Michael’s baptism in Pompey on Apr. 11, 1858.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Geddes 4 years. 1900 Pompey Census gave immigration year as 1850

Barney Ryan1791850Fabius, Onondaga Co.Upperchurch

[FAMILY 12] Arrived in NYC on May 26, 1850 with family and made it to the town of Pompey by the time of the 1850 Census.

SOURCE: 1850 Pompey Census and ship’s manifest –DeWitt Clinton (1850).

REFERENCES:

TMFTNY, p. 210

Margaret Ryan18 Bef. 1851FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 13] Sister of Mary Ryan McGrath and Catherine Ryan Sheahan. Married John Tobin in 1854.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, Fabius resident for 4 years.

James Lonergan & Ann Burke1910Bef. 1851CuylerUpperchurch

[FAMILY 14] Married in Ireland – Ann Burke born in Upperchurch.

SOURCE: Date based on birthdate of eldest child Mary and 1860 Census records.

REFERENCES:

(1)Daniel Burke and Rebecca Carey

(2)The Lonergan Story

William Lawrence Burke20111851 ?? Moycarkey, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 15] Son of Thomas Joseph Burke and Mary Purcell. Married Johanna Dwyer, d/o Malachi Dwyer and Johanna Moyne on Jan. 27, 1856.

REFERENCES:

Soon to be added

Patrick Gleason21121852 Uncertain

[FAMILY 16] Married to Mary Ryan – Upperchurch connection uncertain.

SOURCE: 1900 Census for son Patrick Gleason.

REFERENCES:

Soon to be added

Richard Long22 Bef. 1852 to PompeyPompey areaRaheen, Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 17] Brother of Daniel Long. To the U.S. with parents and siblings in 1848. Initially at Hoosick Falls, Renssalaer Co., NY. Future husband of Margaret McGrath. Maple Ridge Migration.

SOURCE: Ship manifest (1848); Married in 1852 Syracuse.

REFERENCES:

Long & McGrath Families

Margaret McGrath23 Bef. 1852Pompey areaMoyaliff

[FAMILY 6] Sister of Lanty, Edmond and Thomas McGrath. D/o of Michael McGrath. Married Richard Long July 31, 1852. Maple Ridge Migration.

SOURCE: Married in 1852 Syracuse.

REFERENCES:

(1) Finding Michael McGrath

(2) The McGrath Family from Moyaliff

(3) Long & McGrath Families

Daniel Long24 1852GeddesRaheen, Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 17] In 1860 town of Clay Census. Brother of Richard Long. To the U.S. with parents and siblings in 1848. Initially at Hoosick Falls, Renssalaer Co., NY. Future husband of Mary Gleeson. Married in 1853 at latest.

SOURCE: Ship manifest (1848); 1855 Census, in Geddes 3 years.

REFERENCES:

Long & McGrath Families

Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning25 1852TullyGrange, Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 18] Came to the U.S. via Canada with wife Catherine Fanning and children. Settled on farm in SW corner of the town of Fabius in the early 1860s. Neighbor to Edmond and Mary Ryan McGrath on Kettlebail road just over the Fabius-Truxton border.

REFERENCES:

Long & McGrath Families

James Long & Nancy Kelly26 1852?TullyGlenreaghmore, Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 18a] Came to he U.S. with wife Nancy Kellyand five children.

REFERENCES:

Long & McGrath Families

Michael McGrath27 Bef. 1853PompeyMoyaliff

[FAMILY 6] Father of Lanty, Edmond and Thomas McGrath and Margaret McGrath Long.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Pompey 2 years.

REFERENCES:

(1) Finding Michael McGrath

(2) The McGrath Family from Moyaliff

(3) Long & McGrath Families

Thomas McGrath & Catherine Gleason 28 Bef. 1853PompeyMoyaliff

[FAMILY 6] Believed to have married in Ireland and traveled to the U.S. before 1853. Thomas was the son of Michael McGrath. Maple Ridge Migration.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, Thomas – in Pompey 2 years, Catherine – in Pompey 9(?) years.

REFERENCES:

(1) Finding Michael McGrath

(2) The McGrath Family from Moyaliff

(3) Long & McGrath Families

Stephen Ryan & Margaret Dunn29 Bef. 1853FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 19] Richard F. Long is the source for Stephen’s Upperchurch origin.

SOURCE: 1855 Census.

REFERENCES:

Long & McGrath Families

Lawrence Ryan30 1853FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census.

Thomas Ryan31 1853 Upperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, not found

Cecilia Burke & Thomas Flemming3229Bef 1854FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 9] Where was she married? Probably Ireland. Might have arrived earlier than siblings Jeremiah and Ann Burke Lonergan. Daughter Ella b. 1854 Cortland. Next door to Jerry Ryan and Bridget Burke.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Fabius 3/12 years.

REFERENCES:

Daniel Burke and Rebecca Carey

Bridget Ryan33 1854PompeyMoyaliff

[FAMILY 4] D/o Margaret Gleason Ryan. Sister of Thomas Ryan and husband of James McGrath. Maple Ridge Migration. SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Pompey 11/12 years.

Mary Ryan34 1854FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Daughter of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Fabius ˝ years..

Phillip Ryan & Margaret Ryan35131855FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Arrived with wife Margaret Ryan and some of their 14 children.

SOURCE: Dick Barr & 1855 Census, in Fabius 1/6 years.

REFERENCES:

The Ghosts of Glown

TMFTNY, p. 202 (Dated)

Edmund Ryan & Mary Lee36 1855FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Fabius 1/6 years.

Jeremiah Ryan37 1855FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: 1855 Census, in Fabius Ľ years.

John Ryan38 1855PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Son of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: Married Nov. 4, 1855.

Bridget Ryan39 1855PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 3] Daughter of Phillip and Margaret Ryan of Glown.

SOURCE: Married mid 1855.

Patrick Ryan & Mary Dwyer40151857Morgan Hill, CuylerUpperchurch

[FAMILY 20] Marriage and baptismal records from Upperchurch parish records.

SOURCE: Ship’s manifest – James Foster, Jr. (1857)

REFERENCES:

TMFTNY, p. 172

Patrick Sheahan & Margaret Dwyer41 1858FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 13] Son of Catherine Ryan and William Sheahan. Margaret (#41) and Mary (#40) might be related.

SOURCE: 1860 Fabius Census. Margaret was baptismal sponsor to Patrick Ryan’s (#40) dau. Margaret on Aug. 1, 1858.

REFERENCES:

Catherine Ryan and William Sheahan of  Pompey.

TMFTNY, p. 142

      Son Thomas Sheahan TMFTNY, p. 144

Patrick Maloney Lee42 Bef. 1862SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Son of Honora Phelan and Daniel Patrick Lee. Married Catherine ?

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

Johanna Lee & Michael Maloney43 1862-1865SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Daughter of Honora Phelan and Daniel Patrick Lee. Married Michael Maloney in Co. Tipperary.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

Ellen Duggan 44171863 Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 22] Wife of Thomas Heffernan married in Ireland.

SOURCE: Heffernan Family Ancestry

REFERENCES:

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Catherine Ryan & William Sheahan45 1865PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 13] Sister of Mary Ryan McGrath and Margaret Ryan Tobin. Probably arrived with several older children. Son Thomas came over in 1865.

REFERENCES:

Catherine Ryan and William Sheahan of  Pompey.

TMFTNY, p. 142

      Son Thomas Sheahan TMFTNY, p. 144

Pierce Phelan 4616Bef. 1866Canada to FabiusUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Traveled to Canada with parents. Came to Fabius prior to 1860. Wife: Honora McAuliffe.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

Mary Lee Phelan47 Bef. 1866LaFayetteUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Daughter of Honora Phelan and Daniel Patrick Lee. Married Matthew Burke 1866, LaFayette, Onondaga Co., NY.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

Thomas Heffernan48 1867 Holycross, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 23] Husband of Ellen Duggan, married in Ireland.

SOURCE: Heffernan Family Ancestry. Arrival year given by daughter Catherine in 1900 Census.

Margaret Ryan4918a1867CazenoviaUpperchurch

[FAMILY 7] d/o James Ryan and Bridget Hayes. Brought their parents over to America the following year.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

REFERENCES:

The Ryans of Fenner

Mary Ryan5018b1867CazenoviaUpperchurch

[FAMILY 7] d/o James Ryan and Bridget Hayes. Brought their parents over to America the following year.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

REFERENCES:

The Ryans of Fenner

Patrick Henry Ryan51191867CazenoviaUpperchurch

[FAMILY 24] Traveled with Margaret and Mary Ryan to America in 1867.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

Pierce Lee52

 

Bef. 1868SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Son of Honora Phelan and Daniel Patrick Lee. Married Bridget Murray.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

Bridget Phelan5320Bef. 1868Canada to Camillus to LaFayetteUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Traveled to Canada with parents. Came to Fabius prior to 1868. Husband John Lodge.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

James Ryan & Bridget Hayes54211868CazenoviaUpperchurch

[FAMILY 7] Daughters Margaret and Mary Ryan arrived in Cazenovia the prior year.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

REFERENCES:

The Ryans of Fenner

Mary Phelan 5522Bef. 1870Canada to PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Traveled to Canada with parents. Came to Fabius prior to 1870. Husband Jerry King.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

Thomas Kennedy5623Bef. 1877Cazenovia, Madison Co.Upperchurch

[FAMILY 25] Married Sarah Dwyer in St. James, Cazenovia on Feb. 6, 1877. Sarah’s parents were John Dwyer and Mary Stapleton.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

REFERENCES:

Ryan-Hayes Report, p. 17

Catherine Phelan 5724Bef. 1879Canada to PompeyUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Traveled to Canada with parents. Came to Fabius prior to 1879. Husband Eugene McAuliffe.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

Honora Phelan 5825After 1861 Bef. June 1880Canada to LaFayette, Onondaga Co., SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] From Upperchurch. She was the sister of Pierce Phelan, Sr. Husband Daniel Patrick Lee died before 1861 in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. [Do we know if she went to Canada or just followed her children to Onondaga Co., NY?].

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

REFERENCES:

The Phelans of Central New York

Patrick Shanahan5926~1880?Cazenovia, Madison Co.Upperchurch

[FAMILY 26] Came to America following aunts and uncles.

SOURCE: Ryan Family History.

REFERENCES:

Ryan-Hayes Report, p. 17

Mary Dwyer Phelan60 Aft Jan 1880SyracuseUpperchurch

[FAMILY 21] Wife of Pierce Phelan. Born 1804 Upperchurch. Died after 1892 in Syracuse, NY.

SOURCE: Phelan Family Genealogy.

James Ryan of Cortlandville61271888Cortlandville, Cortland Co.Moyaliff, Drumbane

[FAMILY 27] Related to Ryans and McGraths from Drumbane and Thurles who settled in Troy, NY.

SOURCE: 1900 Census.

REFERENCES:

TMFTNY, p. 212

Thomas Joseph Burke & Mary Purcell6228After 1848 Moycarkey, Co. Tipperary

[FAMILY 15] Parents of Mary Burke, who married Edmond Ryan, s/o Roger and Bridget Ryan.

SOURCE: ?

REFERENCES:

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