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29/07/2011 7:20 pm
no-avatar offline jacobsendebbiemail

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sisters Margaret & Anna McCloskey(McCluskey)
Looking for great grandparents
Margaret (Margret) McClusky b. approx. 1830 in County Fermanagh –d. 1933 in Greeley County Nebraska.
AND Patrick McManus b. approx 1840 in Ireland – d. 1888 in Greeley County Nebraska.
Spelled McMannis in some documents

Margaret McCluskey was 20 years old in 1861, when she sailed from Ireland to New York. When she came to America the Civil War was in progress. She had a sister named Anna who came to America too. Anna McCluskey, born in County Fermanagh came to the US when she was 20 years, locating near New York City. She spent most of her life working as a governess in the home of W.K. Vanderbilt, the New York millionaire. She made 3 trips to Europe with the Vanderbilt family. Anna had come to Greeley [in retirement] to make her home with her sister. Anna McCluskey died of heart disease at the home of her sister Margaret McManus Anna (Annie) McClusky (written McClosky in obituary) was 78 years old. There had apparently been eight McClusky siblings. According to the obituary, 4 brothers and 2 sisters had died in Ireland.

Anna never married. Margaret's husband Patrick became a naturalized US citizen in 1865.

I believe, Margaret and Patrick were married in New York City. The family moved for a short time to Virginia and then to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he was a coal miner and worked for the railroad. In the spring of 1877 the family moved to Greeley County, Nebraska. On February 19, 1878, they filed for a homestead claim.

Margaret and Patrick McManus’ children

1. Mary Anne born 1869 in New York. Married Patrick Kearney. They lived in Long Branch NY. She died before her mother died

2. Maggie (Margaret) born 1871 in Virginia – died early -of spleen disease 1904, in Greeley NE. Maggie never married

3.&4 Twins James E and Sarah Born Oct 5, 1876 in Pennsylvania.

James married Anna Teresa Faherty. in 1908. Her family came from Co Mayo. Teresa Faherty b. in County Mayo (between 1873 - 1887) - d. 1918 in Greeley County, Nebraska
her parents were Patrick Faherty and wife Winifred LaVelle. They also homesteaded in Greeley Co Nebraska.

Sarah married for the first time at age 44 to a Billy McManus – (obviously no relation). In 1963 James and Sarah McManus were honored as Nebraska’s Oldest Living Twins.

Any information about the McCloskey sisters, Patrick McManus or the Faherty family would be appreciated.


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