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Gallagher [Multiple Individuals]

(card #1)

According to Pat Bonner, there was a Gallagher here when the Mormons were here & his name was Mike.

P [1] There is a baptism record, Dec. 2, 1862 of - Anthony Gallagher - father Dan Gallagher, mother Bridget Sweeny. Is this " Big Gallagher" or "Don Father"? à no, he didn't get her until 1884

No, his name was James Peter & he didn't come until 1871.

P July 16, 1863 - Hannah Gallagher was baptized, father - Dominick Gall., mother Mary Greene. [2] The only Dominic I have is of the Aranmore family that came 1866.

P Nov. 3, 1863 - twin girls, Ann & Hannah Gallagher were baptized - father James Gallagher ( à Shamus), mother Mary Gillespie.

P Aug. 26, 1868 - Patrick Gallagher, 21, laborer, married Bridget Gillespie, 20, Ire. Is this "Paddy Rua" or "Paddy Mor" or still another Patrick?

Lawrence lists an Owen Gallagher, 1872-1954, saying "he was the last of that family, he was married to Sarah Gibson in 1905."

Gallagher [Multiple Individuals]

(card #2)

Am. Irish His. Soc. Article

1928 or 1932

Big Owen. "In 1866 there were 14 Gallagher families. They all came from Canada the year the Mormons left... All the Gallaghers that came from Canada, except one family, had come from Aranmore."


Paddy Grey

Aranmore - ?

New York

Tyrone Gallagher

Paddy Grey

Rutland & Penn.

Cornelius & Condy

Burton Port & Penn.

Hannah Veag

Donegal & New York

Big Phil

Kelly Begs & ?


Gallagher [Multiple Individuals]

(card #3)


According to Big Owen ("Irish Colony") the Gallaghers that came from Canada were all from Aranmore except one family. This family must have been the Tyrone Gallaghers. à wrong - they came through N.Y. & Penn.

"In 1856 when I came here there were 14 Gallagher families on the Island. They all came here from Canada the year the Mormons left. Later some, like myself, came from Aranmore Island."

The families:

Tyrone Gall. - 3 families

Paddy Grey & Barney - 1 familie

Big Phil


James Gall.

Cornelius [3]



Don Father





Andrew "Andy Mary Ellen" Gallagher

1878-1939 (stone)

Married Lizzie Green (Red Dan's daughter), 1881 (about)


Mary m. McDonald

John m. Lillian[4] Green

Margarite m. Smith

Elizabeth m. Charles Wilmot

Emerald m. Shirley[5]

There are many of his records in the Library of Congress. These recordings were made in Andy's net house, where all the paraphanalia was set up & the Islanders came & made the recordings.

Lizzie talked about going to Christmas mass which was at 5 a.m. She & Andy would get up at 4, put the youngest in bed with the oldest girl telling her to stay in bed until they got back. The girl was completely trustworthy & when they got back the tree & presents were undisturbed. Lizzie & Andy walked the 3 miles out to the church (across the harbor on the ice if it was frozen) in the cold, carrying a lantern. They never missed. Her face as she talked showed this to be a most happy memory.

She talked about people being kinder in the "old days." When anyone would put up a new barn or house, everyone pitched in and helped.

For her telling about going to school - see "School" card.

The house they lived in was Mary Ellen's house. They enlarged it, putting on the 2nd story. __ Tilley [6] did the work & they lived there all through it. "A mess."

From information Clink Gallagher had -

"He was in fishing business with Robt. Gibson & the 2nd McCann Jr. they broke up partnership & Andy had a new boat built named the Elizabeth G. He enjoyed singing & with his daughter Mary at the piano to sing Danny Boy & a lot more."


Bernard "Barney" Gallagher

Rutland [Gallaghers] [7]

[see also Grey, Benjamin Eugene]


Born at Rutland

Married in 1866 [to] Mary Ellen Roddy, 1841-1903 (see her card under Roddy)


Andy Mary Ellen

Paddy Mary Ellen

He died 141/2 years after the marriage and the children were called "Mary Ellens" because they were brought up by their mother. The father ran off with two women.

This marriage is in the Parrish records, Nov. 28, 1866:

Bernard Gallagher, Ireland, fisherman, age 26 and Mary Ellen Roddy, Ireland, age 25 h

There is a discrepancy in dates - if Mary Ellen was born in '43 she was 23, not 25, when she was married in '66. I think the marriage date more likely to be right.

He and Mary Ellen have the same stone in the cemetery:

Bernard Gallagher Mary E. Roddy

born in Rutland, Ire. his wife

Mar. 17, 1840 born Rutland, Ire.

died at St. James May 5, 1843

Mar. 1, 1881 died at St. James

July 28, 1903

Barney Gallagher mentioned 3 times in the Dormer Bk.

He was "gay." He had an affair with a woman here & when they (she & her husband) left the Island he left with them. He came back. Paddy was born. He left again with another woman (M.). She smoked a pipe.

Barney worked in the mines in Pennsylvania before coming to B.I.

Barney was the man in the boat with Old Man McCann when the boat rolled over (see James McCann's card).

In 1892 Mary Ellen bought from the Matthew Burchard estate the NW1/4 of SE1/4 S3 T38 R10.

In 1903 she made this over to Patrick E. Gallagher.

Land office:

Apr. 27, 1864 Hd. N 2NW 4 Sec 26-38-10 & N 2NE 4 Sec 27 - 160A $10 can. Jan. 28, 1874.

This was later Hd. by Hugh Boyle, Feb. 10, 1874, F.C., Aug. 31, 1881. It was their home on Hanagars Rd. - Tom Boyle Hanagar was his son.

[see original manuscript for Paddy "Grey" family tree diagram]


Bernard "Barney" Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher

(card #2)

His age in the marriage record & on his stone are consistent - that he was born in 1840. However he was consistent in the census reports as having been born in 1843. I am going to take the stone.

Mary Ellen's stone says she was born in 1843, the marriage record in 1841. The census records say: 1870 - '45 & 1880 - '46. I will take the stone.

If the stone is right, & they came to the Island in 1858 he was 18 when they came. He could well have worked in the mines of Penn. along with his father.

They were married in 1866 but had no children until 1868.

In 1870 they were living together but by 1880 Barney is listed in Gallilee Twp. living alone while Mary Ellen is in Peaine Twp with the 7 children, no husband in the household but she is not recorded as a widow. The next year, 1881 he died, age 41.


Brian "Brian Don Mor" Gallagher

1822 -

B.I. '59 or'60 thru Canada

P. 2

House #39

Bryan Gall. is Leatherhead ( Lawrence)

[see also John "Leatherhead" Gallagher]

He married a sister of Gracie Malloy Martin.

Wife, Catherine Malloy, 1837 -

He farmed at the Head at the Phiffer Place where Maria & I walked to.

He had a brother Danny Don Mor Gallagher, house #50

Baptism - Sept. 20, 1863 [8] Edward Gallagher

Children: Bert Gallagher - Catherine Malloy

Cornelius - 1857 ( Canada) i

Mary - 1859 Maria says this is Brian but if Brian was

Edward - 1863 married to a sister of Gracie Martin's this

Hannah - Nov. 27, '72 (birth rec) must be wrong as this wife is Catherine Malloy. (Right - the Gracie Martin was

Edward's wife & was Grace Malloy.)

Daniel Gallagher bought land in 1878 from Hugh Boyle (I don't know which one), the W1/2 of the NW1/4 of Sec 9-T38 R10. This is where the house is that Maria says is "Don Mor" Gallagher's. He must have been the father and Brian & Danny his sons.

Land office:

June 10, 1865 Bryan Gallagher Hd. SE 4 Sec 3-37-10 160A, can. Jan. 2, 1974. This is the 2nd ____ [9] above Lake Genesareth - in 1873 it went to Boardman & Sweet.

1860 census lists -

Bryan Galger 38 fisherman born Ire.

Catherine Galger 23 ---------- born Ire.

Cornelius Galger 3 ----------- born Canada

Mary Galger 11/12 ----------- born Canada

Cornelius 60 laborer born Ire. - this is probably Bryan's father

The census taker lists him along with Vesty, Patrick Kelley, John Sullivan, etc. which means he lived down at the south east side.

Nackerman says "Mrs. Leatherhead" would make butter, put it in a crocke, put the croke in a bag over her shoulder & walk to St. James from her home at the head. She would trade the butter for whatever groceries she could get for it, put them in the sack over her shoulder & walk home. Her last stop along the way was his grandfather's, Pete McCauley where she had a cup of tea.

Notes, p. 7.


Dan Peter "Don Father" Gallagher


Came from an Island close to Aranmore - Miskragh(?), Inniscara, see below.

Inniskeera (a topographical ____ [10] of Ire., 1839)

P. 62, 97

House #14

Wife - Mary - according to Am. Ir. Hist. Soc. Article she was born in Inniscara 1832 or 1848.


Dan Gallagher Doney, 1861-1955; house #19

Mary 1880 (married Paddy Early)

Hugh 1871-1951, unmarried (stone)

?Mary (married Lably O'Donnell) - this can't be right

Patrick - died young - 1866-1888


Peter - went to Wisconsin

Rose 1874; 1900 census - married to James McCann, whom I can't figure out. No relation to Mayo McCanns.

Annie - living with Rose, 1900

A cousin of Cornelius Gall., and therefore a 1st cousin once removed to "Salty" and he and the 5 McCauley brothers were 1st cousins.

He bought his property at #14 from Father Gallagher. He came to America 3 times. First he went to Penn. & worked in the mines but he didn't like it. His cousin Cornelius had worked in the mines there but had come to B.I. in 1865. Don Father was a fisherman in Ireland. It was 1884 when he finally brought his family over and they came to B.I. because they had relatives here. (Cornelius came in 1865 - Conn McCauley who was here in 1863, etc). Daughter Mary was 4 years old at the time. She definitely states "Paddy Baca" McCauley was of the party "but this must have been when Paddy returned from a visit home to Ireland. [11] She also says "Danny Barney O'Donnell's wife and her family came in the party." Lawrence say this was the last of the migration for many years. Mary says Don Father & his family came from a small Island near Aranmore which she called "Minisbragh" as near as I could get it. This must be "Inis" - there is an "Inisfree" between Aranmore & Burtonport.

In the Early house there is a picture of Don Father and his wife. He looks a lot like Teddy Roosevelt.

Roland says that this Mary Gallagher is one of the women who went to bed & that she shrank up so small, her daughter took her in her arms & fed her like a baby. Her daughter says she had a stroke and was in bed 6 years. I asked if any of the women "went to bed" as I had heard. She said she never heard of such a thing; but I thought she had a peculiar expression on her face.

Stanley Floyd says she went to bed.

I have a note (from Lawrence, I think) that Doney was the first of the family to come over & that he worked in the mines of Penn. Perhaps he mixed him up w/ his father.

Death records:

Daniel Peter Gallagher, married , 85-9-5. Died in Peaine Twp on May 18, '20 of cancer.

Farmer, born Ire., parents Peter Gallagher & Catherine McCauley.


Charles Gallagher


P. 27 [12]

Wife, Mary Boyle 1863 -

(sister of Bowery's wife)

Daughter of William Boyle & sister of the "Billy" I knew.

Sister of Susan Sendenburg

(He married on the same day as Darky Mike & Nangog)

His stone says -

Charles Gallagher, son of Cornelius & Grace Gallagher, husband of Mary. Born Mockjunk, Pa., Feb. 1, 1855; died Oct. 29, 1887, age 36 years.

[W]as drowned on the " Vernon" and Molly [13] later married Ed Pratt.


Condy Gallagher

P. 144, 146, 147, 148

Condy, [14] 1847 (the uncle) brother of Cornelius

Married, probably around '68 or '69, Rose, 1847-1887 ("Big Rose") she was lost on the

" Vernon". Sister of Hannah Veag (M___) [but see below]. [15] Her maiden name of Rodgers as given in the birth records.

Children - birth dates [from] census [of] 1880 [unless otherwise noted] [16]

Neil 1878

John 1870

Phil 1873

x Cornelius 1886 - rumor has it he was hung in Florida. He is not listed in the 1880 census - wasn't born [yet] - he is listed 1900 - with Salty. Mame 1865

Lila 1880 - Isabel in census

x Rose 1883 (1900 census) - married a Mooney

Either Condy or Rose was a sister of Hannah Veag.

There was also a nephew Cundy - son of Cornelius.

He [17] acquired his land in Sec 21 T38 R10 in 1878 from James & Michael O'Brine.

In 1895 he made it over to Jessie Gallagher (she was his nephew Condy's wife).

Sept. 16, 1878 bought from the O'Brines W 2NW 4, & NW 4SW 4, Sec 21-38-10. This is where he lived at the Black Hills - where the house of the sheep was.

When his wife was lost on the Vernon he abandoned his children. Cornelius took some & so did Salty & his wife Nora. When their father left them their ages were -

John 17

Philip 14

Mary (Mame) 12

Neil 10

Isabel (Lila) 7

Rose 5

Cornelius 2 [18]


Condy C. Gallagher

" N. Mich."

P. 99, 147

1865 [19]

Son of Cornelius

Married Jessie McDonald, 1878 -

Born in 1861 in Mauch Chunk, Penn. [20] and brought to the Island at the age of 4. When a "mere lad" accompanied his father fishing. He also assisted in clearing and cultivating the farm. Since 1890 "has been in business for himself." In the birth record of Ann he is "Condy C." and he is listed as a "saloon keeper."

[later] This is the saloon keeper.


Lizzie (died in childhood)

Ann - 1896 birth record

Cornelius - 1898


John L

Jessie [21] - in death records age 1 yr., 1 mo., 3 days. Cause "unknown," Dec. 28, '94 (mother is called "Daisy").

In 1902 he bought from Cornelius the W1/2 of NW1/4 S. 3 T38 R10.

In 1906 he sold it to Thomas Bonner.

In 1895 his Uncle Condy made his land over in Sec 21 T38 R10 to Condy C's wife Jessie.

In 1896 C. C. Gallagher got by tax deed & then 3 weeks later sold it to Philipine Gallagher.

Death records:

Chas. Donald Gall, age 11 mo., died Sept. 21, '08 of "cholera infantum," parents Condy & Jessie.


Cornelius Gallagher

(2 cards)


House #63

[Born] Burton Port [Co. Donegal]

America 1851

B.I. 1864

Brother of Condy, the uncle [22]

Married to Grace A. McGladrey, 1825-1910 - born Burton Port


John "Salty", 1856-1914 - born in Penn.

Elizabeth - born in Penn.

Condy C., 1861 - born Penn. - married Jessie McDonald, had a saloon, died in Chicago

Cornelius - died in Cheboygan; he was a bartender in his brother Condy's saloon.

Charles, 1855-1887 - drowned on the " Vernon", born Penn.

Ellen, 1864 - married Tom Bonner, 1902

There is a stone for Grace A., wife of Cornelius Gallagher, born Burton Port, Co. Donegal, Ireland, May 5, 1825. Died at St. James, June 12, 1910.


Father Cornelius Gallagher, 1829-1916

"Neily Condy" went to Alaska and is now in his eighties - Roland. Sheriff of Juneau.

Cornelius worked in the mines in Penn. Charles' stone says he was born at Mockjunk [23] Penn, 1855, so he must have been there at that time. On Feb 5, '72 Cornelius Gallagher patented all of NE1/4 of Sec 4 T38 R10.

Myrtle Douglas['s] mother died when she was a few days old and the baby and the mother's body were brought on the ice. Myrtle lived in the grandparent's home until the grandmother died, after which she lived in her Aunt Ellie's home. Tom Bonner & his wife & Grace.

"North. Mich.":

Lived in Mauch Chunk, Penn. They came to B.I. to settle when Condy was 4 years old - 1866. "Place on which they settled is situated 21/2 miles S. of St. James and consists of 200 acres of arable land, one hundred of which has been cleared and is under a high state of cultivation."

He also fished. He lived on Round Lake.

In 1871 he bought from John H. Bonner the W1/2 of the NW1/4 of Sec 3 T38 R10

In 1902 he sold it to Condy Gallagher.

1872 he homesteaded all of the NE1/4 of Sec 4 T38 R10.

In 1882 he bought from David Preston the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 Sec 3 -38-10

In 1884 John "Salty" Gallagher took it by tax deed. This must have been a friendly transaction, an easy way for Salty to get the land. It is still the Salty house here. I understand just this summer (1965) Minnie Salty sold to Allen.

Land office:

Nov. 5, 1864 - he Hd. NE 4 Sec 3-38-10, 158 A. $10. F.C Aug. 17, 1871. Pat Feb. 15, 1872.

There was a pencil notation that Frank Gallagher had filed for this. "Settled Feb 24, 1862." This land is N and E of Barney O'Donnell's. The land he bought in 1871 from John H. Bonner, W 2NW 4 Sec 3, adjoins this land.

Death records:

Cornelius Gallagher, married, age 88, died Mar. 18, '16 in Peaine Twp. of old age. BornIreland; farmer; parents Charles Gallagher - mother unknown.

Grace McGladrey (Gallagher), married, died in Peaine Twp, June 12, 1910 of old age. Age 85, born Ireland; parents Charles Gladrey and Ann Rogers.

[See manuscript collection for family tree of Cornelius Gallagher.]


Dan C. "Danny Don Mor" Gallagher

1830 -

Married Bridget Sweeny, 1836-[1867?] (died in childbirth with last child)

Grace, 1857 - ; born Canada - never married

Dan (Piper), 1858 - ; born Mich. - married Mary Ann Gallagher, daughter of Big Dominic

Condy (called " Conn"), 1871 1861 - ; born Mich.

Anthony, 1873 1863 (parish rec. Dec. 2, '62) - ; born Mich.

Mary Ann, 1877 1867 - ; born Mich.

In 1880 his father Condy, age 80, was living with him & his wife was dead. Grace, age 23, was keeping house.


Dan "Danny Don Mor" Gallagher

(card #2)

1830 -

[to] B.I. through Canada, 1856

Wife Bridget Sweeny, 1836 -


Anthony, 1862 - B.I.

Grace, 1857 - Can.

Dan, 1858 - Mich. à the right age to be "Piper" who married Mary Ann, daughter of Big

Dominic. Piper's father was Danny Don Mor right

Is this the one who homesteaded the land just south of Protar's?

The 1860 census lists -

Dan Galhue - 30 - laborer, born Ire. (hard to read) [24]

Bridget Galhue - 24; born Ire.

Grace Galhue - 3; born Canada

Dan Galhue - 2; born Mich.

Same house - also -

Dan O'Donald - 24 - laborer; born Ire.

Michael O'Donald - 12; born Ire.

Mary O'Donald - 24; born Ire.

Mil[waukee] Jour[nal], Jan. 10, 1932:

"Brine (Brian) the original of whom was a brother of Dunmore (Don Mor) Gallagher, & the 'Pipers' who got that name from the remark of a young man, not then able to foresee the time he would have children of his own, that he was going to be a piper when he grew up." Capt. Connelly (the ____ [25] of the reporter) explained "The Pipers are headed by Dan, a son of Dan Dunmore (Don Mor)."


Daniel C. "Piper" Gallagher

_ar_ [26] Turner thinks son of Danny Don Mor

(see Dan Don Mor)

Piper's Corner

There is a birth record for Grace Monica, May 21, 1896. Father Daniel C. Gall., born in Michigan, & Mary Gall, born in Mich. He is listed as "farmer."

Married Mary Ann - daughter of Big Dominic


Grace Monica - 1896 - she is recorded twice - the 1st as above - the 2nd Daniel G. &

Mary Ann

Margaretta Catherine - Feb. 17, 1901 (record)

Daniel T. Gallagher - N. Y. farmer (Tight) This is from Charlevoix birth records. This

Married Hannah H., Mich. one must be Tight for he was born in N.Y.

Children: & using the name James Peter certainly

James Peter, July 15, '97 indicates the Tyrone Gallaghers.

Dan F. Gallagher Birth record - Dan Anthony, May 7, 1900.

Married Hannah Gillespie Father Dan F. Gallagher - Mich. - farmer,

Children: Mother Hannah Gillespie - Mich.

Dan Anthony, May 7, 1900 [27]

Daniel S. Gallagher - Canada - farmer

Married Mary Ann Gallagher - Canada


Margaret Kittie - Jan. 16, 1901 - record à Is this the Daniel C. above? Margaret

Kittie & Margaretta Catherine certainly looks like the same person.

Stone in cemetery (same stone):

Patrick, son of Dan & Mary Gall., 1868-1889

Anna, daughter of Dan & Mary Gall., 1882-1900

Probably Daniel C. [and] Daniel S. in the birth records are the same as this in the cemetery. A child-bearing span from 1868 - 1900 is long, but not impossible.

Baptism - Dec. 2, 1862 - Anthony Gall. - father Dan Gall. - mother Bridget Sweeny


Dominic "Big Dominic" Gallagher

(2 cards)


[To B.I.] before 1863 (baptism date of Hannah)

By 1858, when he filed for land

House #103

P. 128, 135-36

Born at Green's Bay

Married Mary Green, 1830-1902 (a sister of Neal Green of Green's Lake)


Hannah, 1863; baptism in July 1863

Margaret, 1865-1956 ( Lawrence's date)

Peter, stone: 1870-1958; married Nangog's daughter Nora, 1879-1954

Dominic, 1867-1954 - the one I knew

Owen, 1872-1959, married Sarah "Sadie" Gibson in 1905, drowned. His birth is in co. rec. Aug. 5, 1872; father, fisherman. Sadie Gibson, his wife

Neily Dominic "Meanest Captain on the lake." - Maria; married Mamie Salty

Bridget, married Sam Dunlevy (Biddy Sams)

Catherine, married John Malloy, son of Dan - 1858

The night Maggie Dominic was born (in 1864), when they were still living at Green's Bay, Mary walked to town for a religious service; she didn't get back - the baby was born in St. James.

Notes of corres. between Tony O'D. and Charles Francis O'D. - "old Dominic was married to Mary Green, White Dan's aunt. She also had 3 brothers - Neal, Peter, and John.

Owen married Sadie Gibson - daughter of William Gibson and sister of Jack. These two children were left on B.I. when their mother left the island after an unauthorized pregnancy after her husband had been drowned.

Johnny Green gives Dominic Gallagher as one of the 12 families living at Green's bay. This Mary Green is one of the women who went to bed. According to Roland she was in bed 18 years when a pig fell in the well and she got up to get it out. There was also something about the house catching on fire. But I'll have to ask Roland about this. See card of Dominic (2) for his singing.

There is a stone:

Mother Mary, father Dominick, but no dates.

Beside it is a smaller stone:

Mary Gallagher, 1830-1902.

There were three fiddlers in this family and "the mother was a great one to dance a jig."

Land office:

Pencil -

Apr. 10, 1858 - he filed for SE 4NE 4 Sec 9-37-10 (N. of Lake Gen.). This land had been put under the Swampland Act, Jan. 5, 1854. [28]

Oct. 1, 1860, he filed for lots 1, 2, and 3 Sec 36-38-11 (Green's Bay). (These were Hd. Jan. 28, 1863 by "Connel McCauley" but can. Sept. 3, 1877.

Ink -

Feb. 10, 1874 - Hd. E 2SE 4 and E 4NE 4 Sec 22-38-10. F. D. Aug. 27, 1881. On Hanagan's Island.

Death records:

Mary Green, married, age 72, died in Pea. Twp, July 6, '02 of influenza. Born Ire.; housewife; parents Hugh Green and Bridget Gall. Oddly, this is "Mary Green" not "Mary Gallagher."


Dominic Gallagher

(2nd Gen.)


Born at Green's Bay

Married Kathleen Roddy (Pidgie), 1880-1937


Baby Mary (died)


This is the one I knew. From Ivan Walton "Folksinging on B.I.", "Tall, stately, white-haired, tenor voiced, and genial, Dominick Gallagher, a retired lighthouse keeper, who himself recorded a score or more of songs, paid high tribute to his Ireland-born father, who he said, sang old songs at parties all over the island. Almost until the day he died. 'With a few drinks, he'd sing all night.' He seemed to be the one who brought a great share of the current Irish songs to the Island."

Bid Sendenburgh says there were pictures of the Roddy family in their home, but after Pidgie died he put them out in the shed. He was light keeper at the Head. Tom Bonner his assistant.

Mel spoke of how good Dominic was to her father and mother in their old age. He would come to visit often and sing the old songs for her father and bring a sack of candy, to her mother. Sometimes it seemed Provident. The old folks would be particularly blue, and his visits cheered them immensely.


Dominick Gallagher

Whose son?

Married Mary Mooney, Ireland [29]


Stillbirth, Nov. 8, 1894 -

Owen, Mar. 31, '97 -

This is from Charlevoix birth records. In 1894 he is listed as a fisherman; 1887, fisherman. The first time her birthplace is Ireland, the second, Mich. The continuation of the name Dominick and a son Owen make it look like a second generation of Kitty Gallagher's family.

Dominick Gallagher, [born] Mich, farmer, married Rosie O'Donnell, [born] Mich.


James Dominick, Dec. 1, 1901


Daniel "Doney" Gallagher


P. 46, 64, 101

[Born] Penn.

Married a daughter of Nangog's cousin - I also have this as a niece of Nangog's 1st husband -

"Mrs. Doney Gall.'s uncle was Nangog's 1st husband" (I don't know where I got this).


Hubert, 1915-1938

Peter - Mary Early lives with him - she has made the property over to them

There is a stone for him [Doney] & for his son Hubert.

He went back to Ireland to get his bride who, Maria tells me, was a daughter of Nangog's cousin. All stories agree that he told a lot of lies about his importance and wealth and that the bride came here believing them.

Marguerite - When she got to the Island they landed at Whiskey Pt. where the McCann store was. Mrs. McCann befriended her & felt sorry for her (still believing her husband) because she knew the bride was going out in the country to "a little log cabin. She was always a sad woman because her husband lied to her." When they got to Charlevoix she asked why he didn't send for one of his ships. He said they were supposed to meet them with one of his many boats & he would give them hell for not doing so.

Stanley Floyd says in his old age he said he was rich & went to bed. Stanley was there with other young fellows & he had been drinking. He told Doney to get up like a man & fight. Doney jumped out of bed & squared off & the children said "I__ [30] the first time Pa's been out of bed in 7 years."

Lizzie Gallagher (Lizzie Andey) says he was much older than his wife - she "felt sorry for her with that old man."

I have a note (from Lawrence I think) that Doney was the first to come over - before the rest of the family - & had worked in the mines of Penn..

Lawrence said Doney knew his grandfather Malloy in N.Y. This is impossible because Doney wasn't born until '61 & Dan Malloy was on Beaver in '57. It might have been Don Father that knew Malloy. (p 101)

Daniel T. "Tight" Gallagher

1858-1926 - New York death rec.

P. 51

Married Hannah H. Gillespie, 1867-1934; [born] Mich.; daughter of Old John


James Peter, July 15, '97

Dan Anthony, May 7, 1900

He was called Tight because he was a "Tidy dresser," a "tidy little man."

The name of his wife & child comes from the Charlevoix birth rec.:

With James Peter -

Daniel T. - N.Y. - farmer

Hannah H. - Mich.

With Dan Anthony -

Dan T. [31] - Mich. - farmer

Hannah Gillespie - Mich. 

One time Father Pascal (who was very strict & wanted everyone to sign the pledge) as he came in to Tight's heard the children playing in the barn. When he went in he said to Hannah - "The children are swearing in the barn." Said Hannah - "I just don't understand it. I don't swear & my husband don't swear but those God-dammed children swear all the time."

Death records:

Daniel T. Gallagher, married, age 68-1-28, died in Peaine Twp, May 31, '26, of "myocardial degeneration." Born N.Y.; parents James Gallagher & Bridget Gallagher.

Hannah Gallagher, widowed, age 67-7-7, died in Peaine Twp on July 16, '34, of apoplexy. Born Mich.; parents John Gillespie & Mary Donlevy.


Edward B. Gallagher


Married Nora, 1887-1917


Nora, wife of Edward B. Gallagher, 1887-1917

Edward B. Gallagher, 1884-1951

Is this Bowery's son[?] Yes


Emmet "Emmet Salty" Gallagher

(3rd Gen.)

Burton Post.

He was captain of the ore ship " Clifton" that went down off Saginaw Bay in 1924. (See card under "Boats," & poems in notebook)


Francis Gallagher


[To B.I.] before 1866

House #51

He was married to an Early ( - Maria)

Marriage - 1866:

Francis Gallagher, 48 - Grace Rodgers, 45

John Dunlevy & Mrs. Dunlevy [probably witnesses]

This looks like a second marriage for both - was Grace Rodgers originally Grace Early? On the other hand, in the same year Philip Rodgers, 53, married a Bridget Quinn, so this looks like a brother & sister. It could be a brother & sister-in-law. This seems the more likely with the Grace Rodgers, age 15, who married Patrick O'Malley, 29, in 1868 being the first Grace's daughter by her 1st marriage.

1860 census:

Frank Golichar 45 farmer born Ire.

Mary Golichar 45 --------- born Ire.

Peter Golichar 13 --------- born Ire.

James Golichar 7 --------- born Canada

Dominic Golichar 7 ------- born Canada

Ellen Golichar 3 ---------- born Canada

Later on the same census shows:

Francie Galigher 48 farmer born Ire.

Mary Galigher 44 ---------- born Ire.

Paddy Galigher 18 --------- born Ire.

James Galigher 13 -------- born Ire.
Dominic Galigher 4 -------- born Canada

Ellen Galigher 3 ---------- born Canada

These obviously represent the same family.

The 1870 census shows his wife as Grace so between 1860 & '66 Mary died & he married Grace Rodgers in '66.

In 1859 Francis Gallagher bought land from James Bailey in S. 3-T38-R10; this is right next to the Roddy farm. In 1876 Ralph Smith got it by tax deed & in 1877 Francis Gallagher bought it again from Bailey. In 1890 he sold the land to Hugh E. Boyle ("Red Hughie"). 

Land office:

Pencil -

Feb. 12-26, 1859 - F. Gallagher D.S. 408 W 2SW 4 Sec 3-38-10.

Ink -
July 8, 1863 - SW 4SW 4 Sec 3-38-10.

Charlevoix -
Nov.? 1859 - James Bailey sold Francis Gallagher NW 4SW 4 Sec 3-38-10.

[the author has enclosed these three transactions in a bracket with the notation:] Just west of Roddys Joseph S. Adams had filed (pencil) for it Nov. 18, 1857.
Death record:

Francis Gall., widower, died in Peaine Twp Feb. 24, [32] age 76, cause unknown; farmer, born Ire., father & mother not ____. [33]

His son James (see census) has a death record:

James J. Gall., married, age 44-6-12, died Oct. 12, '95 of Typhoid fever; a farmer in Pea.
Twp.; born in Ire.

Hannah "Hannah Veag" Gallagher

[To B.I.] by 1856

P. 32,50, 122, 133, 138, 144, 146

[Born] 1830 ( 1836 in 1st and 2nd census record); in 1880 [census], 1830 as in stone. 1832 in death record.

Her stone says:

Hannah Gallagher, wife of Thomas Boyle, born in Co. Donegal, Ireland June 9, 1830. Died April 7, 1896, age 66 yrs., 12 days. Married John Gallager in N. York. Son John Gallagher ("Shoemaker"), 1857. 2nd married Hughie "Humish" Boyle, 1822-1924. Son Tom Boyle Hannagan, 1863.

"Shoemaker" was her son by her 1st marriage. Her second husband was Hugh Boyle (Hugh Humish) from Aranmore. The census shows a sister Anna born in 1855. I don't know what became of her. One place I have it that she was a sister of his wife Rose: I think the latter is correct.

"Shoemaker was born in 1857, one of the first three children born on the Island of Irish parents, and he was born posthumously so either she came here a widow, with her sister Rose, or her husband died soon after they came.

Pat Bonner -

Hannah Veag came over on a ship on which Black Bonner was a sailor. She was just a girl

(1844 or '45?). When they were coming to the harbor she was getting ready to land & shining up her Irish brogues. She got one shined & put it on the rail while she worked on the other. The boat lurched & the shoe fell in the water. She had a terrible temper & she threw the second shoe after the first. John lived in N.Y. and he went home and got a pair of shoes & took them to her. She married in N. Y. a John Gallagher. One day, years later, on B.I. John Bonner went to the harbor when a boat was coming in. Off the boat stepped Hannah Veag. She knew him instantly. "Johnny", she said to her husband, "this is the man that gave me the shoes."

Johnny was going across the ice to Cross Village with "Old Billy" Gallagher & some other men. They said the separated on the ice and he went a different way. Anyway he was never seen again. Shoemaker always hated Old Billy - he thought maybe he killed him, or a least didn't try hard enough to save him when he fell through the ice. This must have been 1857 if Shoemaker was born posthumously.

This must have been only a few years after they came, for by 1863 she was married to Hughie Humish & Tom Boyle Hannagan was born. It must have been right after they came if Shoemaker was born posthumously.

I have a note from Maria that she was sister of Condy's wife Rose.

The 1860 census lists:

Hannah Goleter (?) 24 widow, born Ire

Anna Goleter 5 born N.Y.

John Goleter 2 born Mich

Note discrepancies in birth dates for Hannag Veag in stone & census. Her mother was Ann Rodgers.


Hugh Gallagher

1837 - 

He is in the 1860 census & the death records as of Feb. 18, 1898. In the latter he is "single." Maria spoke of a Hugh a Big P__ll's brother. [34] The death record lists his parents the same as Big P___'s. _____ [35] Hannah McCauley Apr. 30, '70 - he age 38, she 25.
This is Big Phil's brother.

The 1860 census lists a Hugh Golecher as living in the home of Michael Boyle & wife Bridget:

Hugh Golecher 23, laborer, born Ire..

In 1864 he was living with his mother Bridget. He died, single, in 1898.

Death records:

Hugh Gallagher, single, age 66-2-7, died of heart disease in Pea. Twp, Feb. 18, '98; born Ire.,
laborer. Parents Hugh & Bridget Gallagher living in Ireland.

[see original manuscript for Boyle/Cull/Gallagher family tree diagram]


James Gallagher

1830 -
In 1860 census

Is this Shamy? I think so. Yes

Married Mary Gillespie




--[both] baptized Nov. 3, 1863

In 1873 a James Gallagher bought the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Sec 4, T38 R10 (this is S of Barney's Lake Rd.) from Roy Peckham. In 1875 his mortgage was forclosed, giving Emerson Stafford possession. In Feb. 1883 Lester Van Alstyne owned the land & sold it to James Gallagher.

In Mar. 1873 he bought from Roy Peckham the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 5 (this land adjoins the above).


James Gallagher

[same as James P. "Big" Gallagher?-see below]


[assume married] Bridget Boyle, Ire.

Patrick Gall., birth rec. July 1, '74; father "farmer," Peaine Twp.


James E. Gallagher

Married Susy Corly


James C. Gallagher, 1866-1902; born Mich..

Death records:

James C. Gall., single, age 16-6-11, died in Pea. Twp., Dec. 17, '02, cause rolling saw logs.

Born Mich., farmer, parents James E. Gall. & Susy Corly.

James F. Gallagher

1851 - before 1903 (she died a widow [assume Ann, see below])

Married Ann C. Early, 1855-1903; parents Hugh Early & Bridget O'Donnell

Death records:

Ann C Gallagher, age 48-3-6, widow, died March 18, 1903 in Pea. Twp of heart failure. Born

[in] Canada. H. keeper, parents, Hugh Early & Bridget O'Donnell.


James Peter "Big" Gallagher

(card #1)

" Northern Michigan"

1818-1896 (death rec)

James P. & Bridget Gallagher were Bowery's father & mother, natives respectively of Tyrone & Donegal [Counties, Ireland]. James left Ireland when 19 years old, 1837, going to Scotland & from there came to the U.S. & settled in New Y. City, "where he reared a family & worked at the trade of blacksmithing. In August 1871 he moved to B.I. & settled on a farm 3 miles from St. James where he taught school for 24 years & served the people of Peaine Township as Justice of the Peace. He died at 78 in 1897" (really 1896).

If he left Ireland in __ 19 he left __ 1838 for Scotland. [36]
He was 52 when he reached the Island; his wife 44.
He got his land, S 2 of NE 1/4 Sec 10, T38, R10, by pat. from the State of Michigan, Aug. 14, 1878. It is to James Gallagher which confirms the "James Peter" instead of the "Dan" I was first given.
Death records:
James Gall., married, age 80-2-10, died Nov. 10, '96, in Peaine Twp of paralysis. Born in Ire., a farmer, parents unknown.
--must be some other James
James P. Gall., married, age 78-8-9, died Oct. 2, '96, in Pea. Twp, of heart trouble. Born Ire., farmer, parents Patrick Gallagher & Sarah Heins.

James Peter "Big" Gallagher

(card #2)
[see also] Tyrone Gallaghers
House #92 - the original house; this is the house I know as "Tight's house"
He was a Justice of the Peace and as such he married Darky Mike & Nangog. For this he was cursed by Father Gallagher. There is a stone for James P. Gallagher, 1819-1897.
There is a baptism record - Dec. 2, 1862 - Anthony Gallagher
Daniel Gallagher & Bridget Sweeney à is this Big Gall. or "Don Father"?
Dan [Malloy]'s mother's name was Sweeny; could Dan & Bridget have been 1st cousins? No
Maria says that Big Gall. & Bridget were married in N.Y. - this is probably right, as he was 19 when he left Ire.
[see original manuscript for James Peter "Big" Gallagher family tree diagram]
Land office:
Aug. 14, 1878 - James Gallagher bought from the state of Michigan (swampland) S 2NE 4 Sec
10. This is where Tight's house is (the original house & is N of Mike Mahal Rua's).

"Jimmy the Jew" Gallagher

P. 62, 123,135
A brother of Philipine and all of Shoemaker's wife. He had a store, first the lower part of the house where Jewel now lives and then in Nel's old store. He had his own sailing vessels, one after the other. Maria - "an up and coming smart man." Lawrence - he was one of those who went back to Aranmore and sang the praise of Beaver Island. Died of consumption. He went back to Ireland around 1910, and he stayed a week at the house of Patrick Gallagher, on Innisfree. He was full of tales about Beaver Island (see page 183).
Jimmy the Jew married Bridget Gallagher (Big Phil's daughter).
Protar - "Jimmy the Jew" died Jan. 6, 1914.
Gat Bridget (Neddy McCauley's daughter) "in trouble"

Joe "Joe the Priest" Gallagher

(he was not a priest)
P. 33, 133
He stayed with Father Gallagher many years; he was the son of Michael Gallagher, & a nephew of Father Gallagher. - Lawrence
I understand that he acted as a business agent for Father Gall. He lived in the house next to Nels' store where Nels lived.
Lizzie says called "Joe the Church."
He was Father Gallagher's cousin. - Lizzie

John C. "Salty" Gallagher


P. 51, 63, 79, 113, 127, 135, 140

House #68

Married Nora McCauley (daughter of Dan McCauley), 1859-1941
He was the son of Cornelius and was born in Penn. He was called "Salty" because he sailed so much on the Lakes. (not on the salt water) [T]here is a birth record for Grace Ellen in Charlevoix, father John born Penn & mother Nora - Mich. He is listed "sailor."
Roland says, "Nora McCauley was Salty's wife." I am not absolutely sure but I think this is the one of the two Salties and that this is the "Nora McCauley [37] that was baptized by Bishop Baraga along with Joe Burke & Manus Bonner in 1859. He is mentioned in Protar's Diary, Nov. 5, 1923, "Salty & Nora to Grand Rapids."
Pat Bonner says he was not born in Penn. but was a child on the ship when they came over. That he was called Salty because he kept imitating the sailors & so he was "an old salt."
In the census of 1870 he is listed as born in Mich. In 1880 as born in Penn. The Penn. is __ght [38] - his older brother Charles was born in Penn. as it says Penn. on his gravestone.
For how he got his land, see Cornelius['s] card.
He was a bartender in his brother Condy's saloon. "He never did a hard day's work in his life - he always found the easy jobs." (___) [39]
His gravestone:

Mother Nora, 1859-1941

Father John C, 1856-1944

on the same stone - Ida Gallagher, 1902-1914

Daughter - "Mamie Salty", 1882-[no death date indicated] - married Neily Dominic

Charlie, 1888-1891 (gravestone)

Elizabeth [no birth date indicated] -1894 (gravestone)

Donald C., 1907-1908 (gravestone)

Grace Ellen, Oct. 7, 1897 (record)

Peter K., Dec. 17, 1899 (wrote poem)

Emmet - capt. of " Clifton"

Ida, 1902-1914 (stone)

The birth record for Peter is most confusing -

1st - Peter K, father John C. Gall. - Penn, mother - Moria [40] Gall. - Mich. Sailor, Dec. 17, 1899

2nd - Peter Gall. - father John C. - Mich.; mother Nora McCauley, Mich.- farmer - Jan. 6, 1900

Mamie Salty taught [at] the Little Red School & walked both ways, sometimes in high snow while there was a team of horses in the barn & 3 brothers to drive her. (Maria)


John "Leatherhead" Gallagher

1825 -

Mich. by 1858

Lawrence says Leatherhead is Bryan Gall. - Maria says wrong. Lizzie says Leatherhead was John.

House #42

P. 69, 92

He came from Ireland and was a cousin of Bryan Dan Mor & so Bryan's brother Danny Don Mor.

Wife Ellen, 1826 - 

Children: [41]



Julia (Kline)

Sarah (Doran)

Ned, 1852 - [born] Ire.

Mary, 1855 - [born] Ire.

John, 1858 - [born] Mich.

In 1870 he homesteaded NE 1/4 of Sec 20 T37 R10 (this is the section that the lighthouse at the Head is in).

In 1888 his heirs sold it to Edward Lasley.

Land office:

Feb. 23, 1858 - John Gallagher & Edward Martin paid $38.25 for lot 3, Sec 24-37-11 but it was

suspended because of reservation for lighthouse, 7/27/58.

Sept. 24, 1861 (pencil) - John Gallasher (Gallagher) filed for E 2SW 4 Sec 33-39-10 (this is land

Charles {Charlie Strach} Hd. July 8, 1863 with F.C. in 1868).

July13, 1863 - NE 4 Sec 20-37-10 Hd. 160A $10 - Lighthouse section

June 1, 1870 - John Gall. Hd. SE 4 Sec 21-38-10 Can. Aug. 26, 1883 - 7 yrs. I don't know

whether this is Leatherhead or not. Shoemaker was too young but there may have been

another John Gall. It is in the center of the Island, on no road.

1860 census lists:

John Galiger 35 laborer born Ire.

Ellen Galiger 34 --------- born Ire.

Ned Galiger 8 --------- born Ire.

Mary Galiger 5 --------- born Ire.

John Galiger 2 --------- born Mich.

He is listed right next to Bryan on the census record so this is undoubtedly Brian's cousin.

His was a big wake "500 people"(?) & the house was small. Pat says, "as I understood it, they put a chicken coop under the coffin & in some way it moved - the people rushed out of the house. He says a typical macabre trick. 

John "Shoemaker" Gallagher

1857- (stone: 1856-1928)
Married Catherine Gallagher, 1857-1928 (stone) - sister of Jimmy the Jew and of Philipine
Gallagher (she was illiterate).
Could he have had a 1st wife and Catherine the 2nd? There is a defaced stone that says:
wife of John Gallagher, 1852-1882. This woman was 28 when she died and Catherine 25.
He fished and farmed at the head and had a saw mill near his place the place I know as "Shoemaker's" was his second home. His first house, number 32, second number 35. He had a mill at number 35 too. His wife couldn't read or write. In his hatred of Bill Gallagher, see Hannah Veag's card.
In 1884, he had a lot under the Homestead act, N 1/2 of NE 1/4 , Sec 26 and Lot 1 Sec 25 T38 R10. This land is just east of that homesteaded at the same time, by his stepfather, Hugh T[.] __le. [42] This is where his first house was. In 1886, lot bought at Lot #1 Section 12, T 38 R10 from the John Sullivan estate. This is where the second house and mill were. In 1895 this title went to John Kittie Gallagher. In July 1906, from the Auditor General to Maggie E. Mosher and in July, 1907 from Maggie Mosher back to John Gallagher.
Land office:
Apr. 8, 1878 - Hd. Lot and NW 4NE 4 Sec 26 and Lot 1 Sec 25-38-10. 117.85A F.D. July 30, 1883. Where Hanagan's Rd. runs into S. Bay Rd. and included sight [43] of Sweet's Mill. He would have been 21 at this time. Later he moved to what I know as Shoemakers. This land was Hd. 1865 by John Boyle, can. '74, by Owen Boyle, 1874, can. '78.
Death records:
John S. Gallagher, married, age 72-4-27, died on July 28, '28 in Peaine Twp, of "injuries resulting from falling off a wagon." Farmer, born Ire, parents Hannah and John Gallagher.
Notes, p. 7.

Kitty Gallagher



Her stone says: Catherine Gallagher, born in Donegal, Ireland, died February 17, 1905, age 103. She came to Beaver Island in 1866 with Big Owen. She was a housekeeper for Father Gallagher, Mel [44] says this was not so. (It was a young Kitty Gall. - see census)

Sand Bay Dominic.

Once Kitty was at her granddaughter's the Biddie Sams on the Slopt. Rd. when she started to walk to visit her son Big Dominick. She got lost, but no one knew it, the Biddie Sams thinking she was at Dominics & vice versa. She was in the woods 4 or 5 days when Mannus Bonner found her. He was out looking for the cows. She was sitting on the beach on a big rock at McFadden's point. (Pat Bonner) (Biddie of the Biddie Sams was Big Dominicks daughter.)
Lawrence remembers her living with her daughter ( Conn's widow) in upstairs of the house where Jewel now lives.
From Marie Salty - "Their mother, (Dominic et. al) Catherine McCauley (?), whom we kids all knew as Granny Sand Bay" lived across "Fairy Hill" from Salty's with her daughter Mary who was married to Conn McCauley. She was a sweet old lady and lived to be 104."
She is recorded in the 1880 census as living in the home of her son Neil, age 75.
Her husband was James Napper Tandy Gallagher. Her granddaughter Clementine wrote the Deacon that when the baby was born - "Miss McCauley's grandfather's name was James Napper Tandy Gallagher. When he was born on Aranmore, priests in Aranmore were in hiding. His father was concerned about having the baby baptized but there was no priest available. From the window of the island cabin one morning, the father saw a French vessel at anchor close by. Thinking that there might be a priest on board, he placed the baby in a basket and asked a 16 year old island girl to accompany him on (in) a currach [45] out to the ship. The crew received him in a friendly way, admitted him on board to the presence of a priest and a young man, who he took to be a French officer. The priest proceeded with the baptismal ceremony, requesting the young man to act as godfather. The young man was "Napper Tandy." [46]
Clementine: Kitty came to Beaver when she was 84 and died at 104.

Family of Kitty Gallagher

From Aranmore

B.I. 1866
This family came together, a mother and three sons in 1866.

Kitty, 1802-1905:


1) Owen (Big Owen) 1843 (about) (1847, stone)- 1941 daughter Melody (Mel) 1879-

2) Neil (Big Neil)

3) Dominic (Big Dominic)

Sons: Peter, 1869-1958, married the daughter of Nangog who came with

her mother to B.I.

Dominic, 1867-1954 (this is the one I knew)



Elizabeth, married Jim McCauley, 1864

Mary, married Conn McCauley


Two of these sisters married brothers, Conn & Jim McCauley

James McCauley married Elizabeth Gallagher, 1864

Owen McCauley married Catherine McCauley in 1867, daughter of Paddy Grey

This is all very confusing. The 1864 marriage above was before the family is supposed to have gotten to B.I. in 1866--Big Owen is very definite about "Hannah Big Owen" came in 1866 (see Bishop Baraga). This date in "An Irish Colony". Could this 1866 date be hers and Owen came earlier?

Elizabeth - was born 1838, mother's age as given on the tombstone: 36

Owen - was born 1846 (about), mother's age as given on the tombstone: 44

Catherine - was born 1849. Mother's age as given on the tombstone: 47

This is possible, but she seems pretty old when she had her family - also she would have been 63 when she came.
There was a:

Bridget Gallagher, born 1838 who married Phillip Malloy in 1864

Ellen Gallagher, Born 1839 who married John Boyle in 1866

There is a baptism record, July 16, 1863 of Hannah Gallagher , [parents] Dominic Gall and Mary Greene. This adds to the confusion. The most reasonable explanation seems to be that the children came first and the mother followed in 1866.
Neil Big Owen says that Neil and Dominic came to the Island first; she doesn't know the exact date. They came through Canada. Big Owen came later in 1866 and brought his mother with him. They came directly to B.I. (she was wrong about Neil - in 1900 (census) he says he came in 1870, so he must have been the last to come.) This clears up the confusion; Neil and Dominic came through Canada. The McCauley's came through New York. Conn McCauley and Mary had a child baptized B.I. Feb. 1863. James McCauley and Elizabeth Gall. were married B.I. 1864. This means that the marriage took place B.I. and they all got here by 1862. Then in 1866 Kitty came with Big Owen and Frank and Ann McCauley came with John and Hannah. Hannah was 20 at this time and Big Owen 19. Just when they were married I do not know but the earliest birth record I have for a child is 1879 (Mel). Probably the families knew each other in Aranmore.
When Kitty was an old woman, she would climb up on her daughter's lap where she lived, to be taken care of like a child. Which daughter I don't know. (Mary Turner) Lawrence remembered he as living with Conn's wife in the house Jewel Gillespie now lives in.

Manus Gallagher

House #67; I also have him for house #91

A cousin of Cornelius

Married Elizabeth ?


Bridget, 1857-1925; born Ire. - married Frank McCauley, Conn's son

[Death record:]

Bridget McCauley, married, age 68, died on May ? '25 in Peanine Twp of heart 

Blockage; born Ire; parents Mannis [47] Gallagher & Elizabeth Gallagher.
In 1982 Manes Gallagher bought from the Matthew Burchard estate the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 3 T38
R10. In 1900 he sold to Thomas Bonner.

Melody "Mel Big Owen" Gallagher


She taught school in 1898; the children attending were:

Frank Gallagher, 1883, age 15

Dan Malloy, 1886, age 12

Mike McCafferty, 1885, age 13

Dan Donlevy, 1884, age 14

Margaret Donlevy, 1886, age 12

Joe Donlevy, 1890, age 8

Mel came home in 1930 to care for her parents. Mel said, "I made a trip to Chicago with some friends. I looked for a job and had had enough of people who couldn't read and write telling me how to teach school." When Mel was a child she nearly died of the measles. Her mother thought she was dead but she wouldn't give up. She rubbed Mel's arms and legs. Mel revived. In later years her mother would say, "I guess it was God's will, I saved you then that you were to care for me now." She spoke of the great kindness of Johnny McCann and his many errands of Mercy with his boat, and how it has been forgotten and is never spoken of. Also Gus Mielke, "I've decided that going to be mean so that people will remember me."

Mike R. "Mike Mahal Rua" Gallagher


[see also] Tyrone Gallaghers

B.I. between - 1864 (birth of Michael in Can.) [and] 1865 (bought land)

P. 54, 116

House #93

Cousin of Big Gallagher's, brother [of] Old Billie

Married Susan Mooney, 1828-1908 à sister of Mary Malloy, Pat's wife; a sister of Buffaloe

Malloy's mother, Mary. They were cousins of the other Mooneys.


William (Big Willie), 1868-1945 - stone

3 daughters lost on the Vernon in 1887



He homesteaded his land in 1865. [48]

Land office:

Aug. 4, 1865, Hd. SE 4 Sec 10-38-10, 160A, $10, F.C. July 16, 1872. This is his farm.

When they came to Beaver in 1865, Mike's brother Old Billie was here & so was Susan's sister Mary Malloy & her brother Jim & cousins Owen & Barney Mooney.
Lawrence is very positive that Susan was a sister of Big Gallagher's. Were they then 1st cousins? Are both stories true?
[second listing of Mike & Susan's children]:

Bridget Green, born 1861 in Can.

Mary French, born 1862 in Can.

Catherine, born 1863 in Can.

Michal, born 1864 in Can.

Willie, born 1868 in Mich.

Hannah, born 1871 in Mich. 

Big Willie was baptized Aug. 23, 1868.
They [Mike and Susan] must have met in Canada before 1861 because Mike was from Tyrone & Susan from Aranmore. Gravestones say the two oldest were born in Ireland. How come? probably right.
Gravestones - Gallagher

Mother - Susan, 1828-1908

Father - Michael, 1821-1897

The stone in the lot for Charles M. French, 1889-1894 - is a grandson

Death records:

Michael Gall., married, age 65-7-5, died Pea. Twp of inflamation of the lungs, Dec. 5, '96; parents unknown.

Michael R. Gall., married, age 76-4-7, died Pea. Twp on Dec. 2, '96, cause unknown; born Ire., farmer, parents Daniel Gall & Bridget Rodgers.


Morris Gallagher


Kelly Begs

Married Mary McDonough (Big Mary) - she was married to Patrick Carmody who drowned off

Big Sand Bay. This must be a second marriage.

He was a half-brother of Maria's grandmother Boyle, Catherine Gallagher.
Big Phil also came from Kelly Begs - could there be a connection? yes half brothers
[see original manuscript for Gallagher/Cull family tree diagram]

Neil "Big Neil" Gallagher

1852 -

(This is too young for Big Neil. Did he have a son Neil?)

P. 58, 88, 137


Neil Gallagher lived where Briggs lived. He had a grocery store and dock (later Mike Cull's dock). Buried in Escanaba. There is a Neil Gallagher 4 times in the Dormer Book and he bought a house. This is the "Big Neil" who owned the boat "Joe" (see under boats). "He was a mean man." For his sharp transactions with the Martin Brothers see the cards of John and Grace, widow of either Edward or Dan Martin. In 1880 Neil Gallagher ( I don't know whether Big Neil or Neily Dominic, son of Big Dominic) deeded the SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec 33 T39 R10 to Patrick Boyle. A year later, 1881, he deeded the same land to Jeremiah Corbett. (Must be Big Neil; Neily Dom. wasn't born until 1875.) I think he married Mary O'Donnell (my notes are confused), daughter of Barney O'Donnell (Barney's Lake), and that they had a large family-Maggie, Catherine, Mabel, Gertrude, Ann, Grace, Jim (a capt.), Ben (a capt.), Joseph. It was Ben Big Neil that married her; [49] she was Barney's daughter. The 1880 census records him as married and his mother living with him. Not Big Neil.
Jimmy Big Neil's daughter was raised by the Manus Bonners. She is now Mrs. Thomas Foley in St. Louis.

Neil "Neily Dominic" Gallagher


P. 138

Son of Big Dominic, "The meanest captain on the Great Lakes." Died when he fell off his ship. The belief is that he was pushed off by one of the crew he abused. Or was this "Big Neil"?

Land office:

Mar. 4, 1899, Lot 3 Sec 36-38-10, 66.15 A. $5. Can. Dec 8, 1906, 7 yrs.. On Martin's Bluff. 

This is probably Neily Dominic. He is the one that ripped open Maria's uncle with a knife and Protar saved him. It was Tom Malloy and took place in 1902.

Protar: "Neily Dominic" died Jan. 6, 1914.

Owen "Big Owen" Gallagher

1843 (about) - 1940


B.I. 1866 (shown in 1900 census which says Hannah came one year later, 1867); stone [says]

1847 - if [he] came to B.I. age 19 in '66, '47 is right.

P. 97, 102

Married to "Hannah Big Owen", about 1843 (1846?) - 1941; her maiden name was McCauley.

She was a sister of Conn, Paddy Baca, etc.


"Mel Big Owen," 1879 -

Jimmy, 1873-1913


Frank, 1880-1952 (stayed with parents)


Willie, 1887-1914 (death rec. William O.)

Came to the Island in 1866. He said that there were 52 Irish families on the Island, including 14 named Gallagher.
Clementine - "Big Owen and his wife lived to be 92."
Lawrence lists "Owen Gallagher, 1872-1959. He was the last of that family. He was married to Sarah Gibson in 1905." This is not Big Owen's son. This family of Kitty seems to be the only one that uses the name Owen but this could also be the one of Big Neil or Big Dominic. (See [above] for children given me by Mrs. Early. There is no Owen.)
Lizzie Gall. says "Red Dan came with Big Owen." Red Dan's mother and Big Owen's father were 1st cousins.
" Northern Michigan"
"A native of Co. Donegal, on the rugged coast of which he spent his childhood and youth, less early becoming experienced in things pertaining to the sea. While a mere lad he passed much of his time boating and fishing. When a youth of 19 he came to the U.S. about the year 1866, when made his way to Beaver Island where he spent some time fishing and later shipped as a sailor on a vessel engaged in the lake trade in which capacity he continued until appointed keeper of St. James lifesaving station in 1887. So deeply is he interested in his work that he seldom asks for leave of absence, having been off-duty but four times in 16 years of service, and then only for brief periods. Physically, he is strong, active, and vigorous."
"Northern Michigan" p. 601:
In charge of Life Saving Station in the Harbor from 1887 (he followed Tip Miller). He saved the crew of the " Queen City" which ran aground on Hog Island. It lay there 12-15 hours with the crew clinging to the rigging.
Came to the U.S when 19. In 1866 came to Beaver Island where he fished. Later he shipped as a sailor on a vessel in the lake trade. This he continued until appointed keeper of the St. James life saving station.
Stone (all on same stone):

Frank, 1880-1952

Father, 1847-1941

Mother Hannah, 1846-194_

Owen, 1847-Nov. 16, 1941, Bosn. U.S. Coast Guard S.P. Am. War [50]
Similar stones:

James O., son of Owen and Hannah, born B.I., died Chicago, 1913

Willie O., son of Owen and H., born B.I., 1887

Death records:

Hannah Gall. age 93-9-12, born Ireland, died May 26, '40. Disease, "none." Parents Frank McCauley and Anna Gall..

Owen Gall., age 94-5-9, died Nov 16, '41 of myocardial degeneration. Born Ireland; retired Coast Guard. Parents James and Catherine Gall..

William O. Gallagher, single, died Aug. 15, '14, age 26, of consumption. Born Michigan, farmer; parents Owen Gallagher and Hannah McCauley.

Protar: "Willie Big Owen" died Aug. 22, 1914
Kitty-James -Napper Tandy- 1st cousins-mother

Big Owen- 2nd cousins - Red Dan Green

"Paddy Mor" Gallagher


P. 61 

House #20 

Brother of Shamus & Shawn 

Married Bridget Cull? If this is right, she must be a sister of Dennis. 


Dominic Paddy Mor, 1862-1907 

House #16 (House of tuberculosis) 

Did he marry Bridget Gillespie in 1868? no        

There is a stone:        

Catherine, wife of Patrick Gallagher (son of Shamus), born in Penn., 1858, died St. James,
1887 - she was Big Bonner's daughter.         

Maria says this is Paddy Mor's wife - no  

White Dan Green bought the Greene farm from Paddy Mor. They just exchanged money & the deed, without registering it. 

Death records: 

Dominick P. Gallagher, widower, age 46, died in St. J. Twp on Mar. 24, 1907, of Pulmonary
Tuberculosis; born Mich., laborer; parents Patrick Gallagher & Bridget Cull.

"Paddy Rua" Gallagher


P. 101 

His was born on Aranmore but was not related to any other Gallaghers on the Island.

1845 census, 1840 marriage record 

Did he marry Bridget Gillespie in 1868? no  

Married Bridget Boyle (daughter of Tom H. Boyle & Mary {Pete McCauley's mother} - 1857 census).


Hugh "The Red Devil", 1885-1953

Mary (married a Burke) - Tom

Thomas R., 1878-1938 stone  

Thomas, 1878 census [51] 

Bridget, 1880 census 

Son Paddy Rue, who married Mrs. Briggs   


Maria M. Hugh

1889-19- 1885-1953 

The way he got the name of the "Red Devil." Hugh & 2 of the Green boys (brother of Johnny Green) came in to town for a party (they lived on nearby farms in Greentown). There was going to be another party the next night so they didn't go home but stayed over in town. Father Paddy Rua was mad because Hugh wasn't doing his work on the farm - he came in town after him & asked "Begorra, did you see that Red Devil of mine?" The name stuck.
One day Maria was walking down the street with their son Durward & they met Father Jewel who said, "So this is the Little Devil."
He & Big Sal Dunlevy danced the Highland Fling together (see card on dance).

Patrick Gallagher

1847 -
Married, Aug. 26, 1868, Bridget Gillespie
There is a Patrick T. Gallagher who acquired lots 3 & 4 on Bonner's Bluff, Sec 5 T38 R10, from the U.S. in 1883. Could this be the Patrick Gallagher who married Bridget Gillespie? It seems probable because it is not too far from the Gillespie property. This Bridget is not Old John's daughter. The daughter was born in 1875 & married Dan Martin. This must be a sister of Old John.

Patrick Gallagher

There was a very early Patrick on the Island because in Aug. 1859 he bought lot #2 next lot to the Lighthouse (Sec 20, T37 R10) from Frank C. Stevens (Charlevoix).
Land office: 

Pencil -

April 10 (? Probably '58 or '63), Lot 4, Sec 19-37-10 ( Iron Ore Bay). This was Hd.

along with other land ___  [52]) 1874 by Henry Wright, can. 1881. Bought 1883 by Edward Sparrow. 
This is probably the Patrick in the 1860 census -

Patrick Golicher 50 laborer born Ire.

Mary Golicher 50 ---------- born Ire.

Edward Murloy 60 ---------- born Ire.

Edward Murloy 8 ----------- born Canada 


Patrick/Paddy "Grey" Gallagher

1820 -

By 1860 (probably by 1858) 

Rutland [53] family

[This family] not related to any other Gallaghers on the Island

Wife Ellen, 1826-


Bernard, "Barney" - 1840-1884; born on Rutland - married Mary Ellen Roddy, 1843-1903


Andy Mary Ellen, 1878-1939

son, Johnny Andy 

Paddy Mary Ellen, 1871-1942 ("Paddy Rat" because he was a "troublesome child;"
couldn't read or write but went to school at the Point.) 

Catherine (called Jennie), born Ireland 1849; married Owen McCauley (one of 5 brothers),


Mayme, married to Jenkins

Hannah, married Joe Roddy

Katie, married  

There is a 1860 census entry I am very much inclined to think is Paddy Grey:

Patrick Guller [54] 40 - no occupation given - born Ire.

Ellen Guller 34 --------------- born Ire.

Barney Guller 17 ------------- born Penn. [55] 

Catherine Guller 7 ------------ born N.Y.

John Guller 3 ----------------- born Mich. 

Mary Guller 2 ---------------- born Mich.

Ellen Guller 4/11 ------------- born Mich. 

Death records: 

Patrick E. Gallagher, married, age 70-6-10, died Jan. 8, '42 in St. J., of coronary thrombosis. Born St. J.; fisherman, parents Barney Gallagher & Mary Ellen Roddy.

Patrick/Paddy "Grey" Gallagher 

(card #2)

Patrick (Grey) first shows up in the 1860 census. He is 40, his wife Ellen 34. Barney was 17, born in Ireland and the next child Catherine was 7* (she later married Owen McCauley), who was born in Penn. Does the 10 year gap mean that Patrick came first, worked in the mines & then went back for his wife, or sent for her[?]. The next child John was born in N.Y.; the next 2, Mary (2) & Ellen (4/12) were born in Mich.  

This probably means that Grey & Ellen went to N.Y. & there, in the Irish colony heard about Beaver I.
There is no Patrick Gallagher in the 1870 or '80 census that fits. Did the census taker miss them? or had they died [?]
By 1870 Barney is recorded in his own household 

By 1870 Catherine is married to Own McCauley & says she was born in Ire., in 1880, she

says it was N.Y. *In 1870 she says she is 20, in 1880 - 23. The 20 looks more reasonable than the 7 above as she has a 3 year old son. [56] 

" [57] This family was in Penn. in 1853 where both Barney & Paddy Grey worked in the mines; in 1857 they were in N.Y. & in 1858 on B.I. Roland says "Paddy Grey was the father of Frank Floyd." This would have placed him on the foxes in 1868, or Mary Palmer on B.I. that year.

Father Peter Gallagher

Tyrone [Gallaghers]

6/24/1835 (Tyrone, [ County, Ireland]) - 11/13/1898 (B.I.)

P. 27, 33, 65, 82, 107, 133, 147 

He was born in Menabarigar, Co. Tyrone & came to Philadelphia with his parents & a brother in June 1852 (age - 17). The trip over was from June 24 to Aug. 4.
He went to school at Old St. Joseph's (Jesuit) in Philadelphia & from there went to Ottawa College, Ottawa, Canada. Ordained by Bishop Baraga of Marquette, July 29, 1866 (age 31) and came immediately to B.I. as priest, landing Aug. 9, 1866. He died on B.I. Nov. 13, 1898 & is buried in St. Dennis Cemetery, Oakmount, Upper Darby, Penn.
Sister Lorraine says that he enjoyed dancing & always danced when there was an opportunity (square dancing I presume).
In 1890 he bought NE1/4 of Sec 21 T37 R10 (at head) from John Sawlin.
Roland says he had "12 apostles" (the pillars of the church on which he depended I presume), two of them were Jolin & Owen Gallagher McCauley Gallagher. The 12 apostles sat in a pew behind(?) the altar. Another was "Puddenon"(?) Gallagher & he was the one that burned Old Man McCann's cooper shop at the point. It was after this that McCann looked after Dormer's store when he was gone & Father Gallagher said from the pulpit "Don't trade with that Mackinac Jew McCann, trade with this fine man Day."
Mabel Cull & Nonie. Nonie said Father Gallagher always told people to hold on to their land. When I repeated this to Mabel she said yes. Father also said there would be buggies without horses & things flying in the air" [58] and that no matter how things looked now, land would be valuable. "I don't know where he got his information, but that is what he said." She went on to talk highly of his kindness & care for the Islanders.
Father Gallagher owned Nels' store, house, & dock. (Nonie)
[see original manuscript for family tree diagram for Father Gallagher]

Father Peter Gallagher

(card #2)

Priests like him 

The attachment of Irish congregations to a pastor or priest quickened their loyalty to him against the bishop, as in Ireland. The bishop transferred Rev. John Brady, Jr. from a Conn. Town. The parishioners nailed a notice across the entrance to the church: "Let no man take this down till the Bishop gives a reason for removing Mr. Brady from his beloved congregation. Let no man dare."...
The congregation of Chicopee, Mass., attack[ed] Rev. James Strain, described as "of hasty temperament & utterly without tact" on the altar & ripped the vestments from his back.

To the G. Floor - G. Patton p. 355 [59]

Peter Dominic Gallagher

2nd gen.

p. 132

Son of "Big Dominic"

He and his brother Neily Dominic "meanest 2 captains on the Gt. Lakes."
Married Nora (Nangog's daughter), 1879-1954


Monica A., 1902-1929

Mary I., 1900-1920

Cecilia, 1906-1933

Dominic Roland, Mar. 21, 1903 (Charlevoix records. "Peter Gallagher, Mich, farmer, wife name not given, Ireland.)        


Philip C. "Philipine" Gallagher [60]


(His stone says born in Ireland Aug. 4, 1852, died St. James, Dec. 19, 1910)


About 1869

A nephew of Big Owen

Married Mary Gillespie, 1858-1910 (daughter of John Gill.) In 1880 she was working as a

servant in the home of George Sweet.

Children (15; 7 deceased, 1905):

Charles/Charlie (Harlam), 1882-1974 - married Catherine Malloy, 1890-1939





Dominic - married Mary Gillespie, sister of Kit

Daniel, July 12, 1899


Stillborn, July 4, 1894 

"Northern Michigan": 

Born on Aranmore Island, Co. Donegal, Aug. 1852. Big Owen sent for him and paid his passage; when he came he worked for island fishermen for 4 years and then for another 4 as a sailor on the "Henry A. Smith." Capt. I. N. Gallagher of B.I. (is this Big Neil?) yes, his uncle. Then did pond-net fishing on Sand Bay where he took up homestead. In 1882 he purchased 40 acres of his present farm (written 1905), in 1886 added another 40A and in 1890 90A more. In 1905 "he has been successfully engaged in farming for 22 years." His farm was next to John Gillespie's (his father -in-law).
Death records: 

Phillip C. Gallagher married, age 58, died in Peaine Township on December 19, 1910 of consumption; born Ireland, parents Charles Gallagher and Bridget Gallagher; farmer.  

"Northern Michigan". 

"Attained a fair education, in his native land and shortly after attaining his majority in 1874 he emigrated to the United States coming directly to Beaver Island in June of that year. In his native land he had been reared on a farm, and also followed fishing. He came to the US through the inducement of his uncle captain Owen Gallagher." Worked for four years for others fishing then four years as a sailor on the schooner. " Henry A. Smith." Capt. I. N. Gallagher, then of Beaver Island. (is this Big Neil?) (yes, his uncle) Then worked for John Day in fishing, after which he spent nine years pond net fishing on Sand Bay where he took up a homestead. In 1882 he purchased 40 acres of his present farm (written 1905); in 1886 added another 40 acres and in 1890, 90 acres more. In 1905 "he has been successfully engaged in farming for 22 years." Is now (1905), serving his seventh term as township clerk, having also served three years as Township supervisor. At one time, he served as a sheriff of Manitou. County which at that time included the Manitou to islands and the Fox Island, Beaver Island Gull Island and others, 15 in all.  

His farm was next to John Gillespie's (his father-in-law)
Maria says he was supervisor etc. of Peanine Township. "a smart up-and-coming man."
Stone[s] near Philip C.: 


Bridget, 1825-1889, born in Ireland (his mother)

Neil, 1869-1891, age 21 y. (his brother)  

Land office:

July 26, 1877 Philip Gallagher Hd. Lots 2 and 3 Sec 25-38-10 and Lot 1 Sec 36, 140A $10.

Fd 1883. James D. McKinley had filed (pencil) for this Sept. 9, 1861. This must be the Hd. referred to in the Northern Mich article; it is just S. of B. Sand Bay. 

In 1880 he was listed as living as a boarder in the home of Neil Gallagher, are 28, sailor. Mary was 19 and living in the home of George Sweet as a servant (born in Mich.). In 1870 she was living at home, age 12, born in Can..
Death records: 

Mary Gillespie Gallagher, died in Peaine Twp. on Dec. 10, 1910 of heart disease, married, born Mich., parents Gillespie and Mary Dunlevy; I failed to get the age but she was 52.
In 1884 a Philip Gallagher homesteaded Lots 2 and 3 Sec 25-38-10 and lot 1 Sec 26 T38 R10. I don't know if it was Big Phil or Philipine. (Philipine - this is at the south end of B. Sand bay.)
The land records show his purchase of E1/2 of W1/2 of SE1/4 of Sec 4, T38, R10 from Hugh Early in 1888.
In 1896 he bought W1/2 of the NW1/4 & W1/2 of SW1/4 of Sec 21 T38 R10 from Condy C. Gallagher (the nephew).
[See original manuscript for family tree of Philip C. "Philipine" Gallagher.]

Shamus "Shamy" (possibly James) Gallagher

1815 (census)

[see also James Gallagher]

By 1863 In 1860 census

P. 55, 96, 115, 125

Brother of Shawn

House #46

Married Mary Gillespie



Ann [61] 

He lived at the Black Hills across from Condy. According to Pat B. he is the one that named the " Darky Town Rd." because it was so dark walking to or from town to his house. Pat says it was called this before Darky Mike lived there.
His wife was a sister of the wife of "Big John" Bonner.
Pat says he first lived in a house, later occupied by Big John Boner, on the Darky Town Rd. across from Mooney's. It was then he named it Darky Town.
Maria says his wife was a Gillespie (she is thinking of James). [If there were 2 - Shawn & Shamus - then Shamus' wife was a Gillespie & Shawn's the sister of Big John's wife.] [62]
I think they are the same. Pat said - " Shawn (Hamey) married a Bonner, one of the Big Johns, I think." Maria - "Shamus Gall. married a Gillespie." Pat - "Boner, the one with one N (this is Big John) lived on the DkyT Rd. in a house that had been occupied by Shamey Gall. who later moved to Black Hills." "Boner's wife was Mary Gillespie." The "Shawn (Hamey)" & the "Shamus (Shamy)" are very close.
I certainly have to check into this - for one thing get the land record across from Condy's at the Black Hills. Here is a possible solution that would leave Shamus & Shawn 2 different people:
[seeoriginal manuscript for prospective Shawn/Shamus Gallagher family relationship diagram]
Could it be that "Shamy" is James? That would make the Mary Gillespie who was married to James Gallagher & had the baptism of Ann & Hannah Nov. 3, 1863. Shawn is John.
1860 census:

James Golicher 40 laborer born Ire.

Mary Golicher 38 born Ire.

John Golicher 4 born Ire.

Eugene Golicher 11(?) born Ire.

Mary Golicher 5 born Canerday

Patrick Golicher 3 born Canada

Grace Golicher 2 born Canada

Bridget Golicher 2/12 born Canada

Bridget Golicher 80 born Ire.

[A bracket connects all of the above names from the 1860 census] - This is not the one that married Mary Gillespie & whose twins are in the parish baptismal record. See census card. 

Shawn (John? "Hamey") Gallagher

[see also James Gallagher]

P. 115

Brother of Shamus

(Shawn = John -Yeats)

Married sister of Old John Gillespie.

A nephew of Old John Gillespie. 

Two of his brothers were drowned.

[Can this be the same a Shamus ("Shamy")?] [63] - no

This information comes from Pat Bonner.

On March 19 '78 "Shane" Gallagher is the father of Bridget, mother "Gracey Boyle" (born

In 1877 Shawn Gallagher bought the E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 9-T38-R10 from James

O'Donnell. O'Donell had bought it in 1870 from John Gillespie.

[see original manuscript for family tree diagrams for Shawn Gallagher]

Shamus (James) and Shawn (John) Gallagher

This information is from Catherine Gallagher McMillen, granddaughter of Shamus & reared in his home.

Shamus (James) & Shawn (John) were brothers & there were two other brothers that drowned. (Shamus two sons John & Owen were drowned when the "Lookout" was lost*[)]. [64]

Shamus married Mary Gillespie, sister of Old John, & Shawn married another sister. Shamus & Mary were married in Iceland.

The family came through Canada, probably Toronto.

Of the Shamus children, Mary married Morris Boyle, Grace married Tip Miller's son George H. Miller, & Bridget died. Mrs. McMillen's father was Patrick & he married

Catherine Bonner, daughter of Big John. She was born in Penn. & at one time was a school teacher on the Island (although the 1880 census says she couldn't read & write). There were three children, John, Catherine, & Mannie. John born 1880, Catherine 1882. When Catherine was 5 her mother died & Patrick went to Escanaba. The children were raised by the grandparents Shamus & Mary.

Mrs. McMillen remembers her grandparents with great affection. It was a happy childhood, with almost no contact with the rest of the world. The grandparents went to town & to church but the children were left at home. When visitors came they were sent out of doors to play. They lived in a frame house on the west side of the road & she remembers the big two story log house across the road as standing empty. [She came to live with Shamus in 1887, the year of the loss of the Vernon. After Big Rosie was lost Condy deserted the family so her memory of the empty house ties in.] [65]

She said, "The Shawns were related to the Dunlevys." - How? Old John's wife was Mary Dunlevy.

She & Maria said "Paddy Mor" was a brother of Shawn & Shamus.

At Shamus they talked about the famine [66] & the stories were so scary that Catherine Gallagher McMillen was afraid to go up to bed.
*Either Catherine McMillen was confused or I was.

Tyrone [67] Gallaghers

B.I. 1857

P. 27, 58, 67, 92, 116, 126

There were three Gallagher brothers came together and Dan Malloy of Aranmore came with them. As Dan came in 1857 these must have too. I also have a note - he came "shortly after 1856." [68]


William ("Old Billy") - came with first party; house #5; son - "Big Willie"

Dan James Peter (Big Gallagher) - came later, 1871; house #92; married

Bridget Sweeny Malloy - Dan Malloy's mother's name was Sweeny

His sons:

Dan (Tight)


William (Bowery) - born in New York - married a daughter of William


James (James Bowery)

Willie John [69]

Cousin of William ("Old Billy"):

Mike Mahal Rua [70] - came with first party; house #93 no; married Susan Mooney

[see original manuscript for Tyrone Gallagher family tree diagram]
According to Pat only one "Old Billy" brother in law to Big Gall.

Roland say Bridget was married to Willie, a brother of Big Gall.

Death records show Mike & Wm. to have the same parents, while Big Gallaghers are different.

William "Old Billy" Gallagher

[see also] Tyrone Gallaghers


House #5

William Gallagher is mentioned 11 times in the Dormer Bk.

Wife Susan (she was a midwife[)] à is this right? A Susan was married to Michael - gravestone. No à see Mike Mahal Rua's card.

Son -

William Gallagher ("Big Willie") ("Big Willie" lived on the King's Highway in the next house beyond "Tights'" house. He & Tight were 1 st cousins. This is house #93 - Mike Mahal Rua's house.)

Old Bill lived in the house where Stanley Floyd now lives - he had a saloon there. Old Bill was first married to a sister of Fannie O'Donnell (Dan Malloy's wife). They were married in Ireland & she died in New York when their baby was born. The baby died too. When Dan & Fanny came to the Island he came too. This must have been in 1857. His second wife was Bridget (Bridgebilly?). The 1857 date hooks up with his crossing the ice when Shoemaker's father was lost (see Hannah Veag's card).

Roland says Willie Gallagher's wife was Bridget (Bridgie) & he was a brother of Big Gall. Maria was at his wake as a child - taken by her Boyle grandparents. It was in the house where Stanley Floyd is now. Some one's chair squeaked. "Lie still in that bed, Billy!" said his wife. (He was laid out on the bed.) It happened again. "I told you to lie quiet - now be still Billy!"

See land records; Sec 10, T38, R10 - he bought land here & got involved with Father Peter Gallagher & Bowery.

Land office:

Pencil -

Feb. 22, 1858 - William Gallagher filed for Lot 3 Sec 19-37-1 (on Iron Ore Bay)

May 7, 1858 - William Gallagher filed for NW 4 SE 4 & Lot 2 Sec 20-37-10 (just E of
Lighthouse). (Frank Stevens got this Aug. 15, '59 & sold it the same month to Patrick Gall.)

Mar. 22, 1862 - he filed for NW 4 NW 4 Sec 10-38-10; "settled Feb. 24? (probably '63 or
'64). (On June 2, 1862 L. E. Gallagher filed for the same land). It must have been settled for William because ---
Ink -

Aug. 4, 1865 - Wm Gallagher Hd. W 2 NW 4, & SE 4 NW 4 Sec 10-38-10, 120A, $10,

F.C. Sept. 16, 1870. This is opposite James Peter (Big) Gallagher's house. This Aug. 4 is the same day that Mike Mahal Rua filed for his quarter section across the rd. James Peter didn't get his land until 1878 when he bought the swampland across from William & N of Mike Mahal Rua from the State of Mich.

This land is that on which Bowery foreclosed a mortgage, Aug. 31, 1878 and which Father Gall bought from Bowery & sold back to Wm, Mar. 31, 1883. 

William Gallagher

[same as above? HC unsure]

The 1860 census lists a Wm. in a bachelor establishment. This could be the widowed Wm. that came with Dan Malloy. 

Here is listing:

William Galigar 35 - fisherman - born [in] Ire.

Wm. (the second Wm.'s last name is blank) [71] 24 - laborer - born [in] Ire.

Neal O'Donald 7 ---------- born [in] Scotland

This census later lists a Wm. Galigar, 24, a cooper, born in Ire. as living thus [72] -

Wm. Galigar 24 cooper - born [in] Ire.

Cicly Boyle 30 ------ born [in] Ire.

Maurice Boyle 25 fisherman - born [in] Ire.

John Boyle 17 ------ born [in] Ire.

Bridget Boyle 15 ----- born [in] Ire.

Susan O'Donald 50 widow - born [in] Ire.

Both of these are unusual households.

William D. "Big Willie" Gallagher

1868-1945 - stone

He lived on the K. Hy. [73] in the house beyond "Tights." These two houses were first the 1st cousins. Big Gall. & Mike Mahal Rua & then the 2nd cousins Tight & Big Willie.

Nonie says - "Big Willie was a fine man." She also says he prayed every night to be taken quickly. He was eating breakfast one morning, looked out the window & saw a neighbor taking an animal across the field. He went out to help & when he picked up the rope he fell dead. Three of his sisters were lost on the " Vernon."

Protar's diary - "Tissa [Protar's mare] [74] & Big Willie's red stallion."

Death records:

William David Gallagher, single, age 77-6-18, died in Peaine Twp Sept. 10, '45, of apoplexy. Born St. J.. Farmer; parents Michael Gallagher & Susan Mooney, both born Ire.


William "Billy" Gallagher


House #5

P. 50, 80, 91, 125

He was a brother-in-law to Bill Gallagher (?) & brother of Michael Mahal Rua & this cousin of

Big Gallaghers.

I still haven't got straight on the difference, if any, between "Billy" & "Old Bill"

[assume married] BridgeBilly - 1817-1899(?) - she had no family on B.I. (Roland)

He was the marriage broker. He made the match between Darky Mike O'Donnell and Nangog. Also the Mooney-McCafferty match. At the time Hannal [75] McCafferty was working for Sophia Bonner. Old Billy came & got her & took her home where he had Mooney waiting (he was 16 years the older). Also the Hugh Connaghan match.
In 1870 his father, Daniel, age 90, was living with him.
Death records:

William Gall., married, age 80-0-7, died in Pea. Twp Jan. 8, '99. Born Ire., farmer, parents Daniel Gall. & Bridget Rogers.
There is a death records for Bridget Gall., married, age 82, who died in Pea. Twp, Oct. 28, '99, of a paralytic stroke; born Ire., housewife. Parents Daniel Gall. & Bridget Rogers - something is wrong in the record.
Daniel was William's father - he was living with "his son," according to census records in 1870.

William J. "Bowery" Gallagher

1856 ( N.Y. City) - 1930

Northern Michigan 1905


P. 51, 120, 137, 147

Married Margaret T. Boyle 1861 (sister of William Boyle the Post Master & daughter of



Sarah - died at 18 - 1880-1898 (stone); this must be the one that died of TB the day Mrs.

Vesty Vesty [76] was married. The news of her death came at the wedding dance.

James H., 1883-1956 (stone)

Eddie, 1884-1951

Ida Belle (Girlie?)

William J. - Willie John?



Joseph Earle

Margaret Irene - married ____ [77] McCann; died Mar. 3, 1925

Susanna Veronica, Mar. 8, 1901 record - married a Left

Spent his childhood & early youth in N.Y. City. Educated in its public schools & at 14 began to work as an errand boy on Wall St. until he came with his parents to B.I. when he was 16 (1871). In 1881 began business on his own. Pat says Black Bonner nicknamed him Bowery. They had known each other in N.Y.

I have a note that he first came in '68 and that he was the 1st one to come & that he went back & got his father & his brother Tight (he would have been 12 in '68). His first census record is 1880 when he & his wife & 2 mo. old daughter were living with his father-in-law Whiskey Boyle.
For very complicated land transactions by Bowery see land records of Sec 10 T38 R10.
1895 Wm. J. Gall. sold SE 1/4 Sec 7 T37 R10 to W. W. Boyle (the "Billy" I knew).

1885 Bowery transferred NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 33 T39 R10 to Wm. Gebron - it looks as if this

were to clear a title.

Aug. 31, 1878 - James Kennelly, Sheriff, to Wm. J. Gall., Sheriff deed. Foreclosure W 2 & SE 4

of NW 4 Sec 10-38-10 (this was a foreclosure on his uncle, Wm. Gall.).

Nov. 15, 1878 - Wm. J. Gall. to Rev. Peter Gallagher - the above

(Mar. 31, 1883, Rev. Peter sold it back to the Wm. [_] whom the foreclosure took place.[)]

Death records:

Sarah Gall., single, age 17-10-17, died Feb. 8, '98 of "heart disease;" parents Wm. J. &

"Meggis" Gall.

Elinore Agnes Gall., single, 21-3-19, died Sept. 9, '27 of pulmonary tuberculosis; born

Mich., parents William J. Gall. & Margaret T. Boyle.


James, 1883-1956

Katherine L., 1887-1956

In one lot:

William J., 1856-1930

Margaret, 1861-1940

Mae G.[?] Schebrat, 1891-1952 (is this the Mary [above, under "Children"]?)

Eleanor A., 1906-1927 

Wiley Franklin Gatliff

P. 92

This information is from the birth records.

Wis. laborer; born Ill.

Married Ann McCauley - [born] Mich. ( Conn's daughter)


Mary Agatha, Sept. 8, 1897 - record - died Oct. 30, '14 from "acute rheumatism"

Tom - lives here now

Ruth (married Smith in Charlevoix)

Death record:

Mary Gatliff, single, age 17-1-22, died in St. J. Twp on Oct. 30, '14 of "valvular lesions

of the heart caused by acute rheumatism." Parents Wiley Franklin Gatliff & Ann


[see original manuscript for family tree diagram of Wiley Gatliff & Ann McCauley]

Louis Gebo

1837 -

(This is Mrs. Williams' brother) who was at the Battle of Pine River.

1840 census:

Louis Gebo (Michillimackinac Co.) - father of above - 1st wife Mrs. Whitney

Males under 5 - 2

Males 30-40 - 1

Females 30-40 - 1

1860 census:

Lewis Gebo 23 fisherman born Mich.

Abigail Gebo 22 ----------- born Mich.

Wilson H. Gebo 12 ----------- born Mich.

Ma__rna [78] Gebo 8 ----------- born Mich.

Grant Thosum(?) 22 laborer born Ohio

__sand [79] Thosum 20 laborer born Ohio [80]

Death records:

Louis Geboo, died June 17, '87, married, drowned in Lake Mich. off Str. [81] Vernon.


Amanda Geer

Gentile? [82]

This family (no father recorded by census) was living in the Cable['s] Bay area. The household is listed between that of William Hill (definitely gentile - mentioned by Mrs. Williams) and Samuel Bonnet on Fitzpatrick list as Mormon. I think Bonnett was probably the beginning of the St. James Mormon listing.

Census 1850:

Amanda Geer 32 F. born N.Y.

Myron Geer 15 M. born N.Y. - fisherman - married Felanda? Bailey

Marietta Geer 12 F. born Mich. - married Richard Cooper (see his card)

Edmond Geer 5 M. born Mich.

Caroline Geer 3 F. born Mich.

In the 1850 census on Mackinac was this household:

Jolin Gear 29 M. [born] Germany woodchopper

Ann Gear 29 F. [born] Germany ------------

David Gear 5/12 M. [born] N.Y. ------------

Martin Myer 31 M. [born] Germ. woodchopper

Ralph Huntington 50 M. [born] N.Y. woodchopper


Gibson [Family]

I'm going to copy Pat Bonner's letter to Mrs. House word for word about the Gibsons & sort it out later.

"Well now about the Gibsons James Gibson & Ida Gibson their mothers maiden name was Miller Elizabeth Miller & their father was William Gibson. Elizabeth their mother was my 1st cousin... We got a picture of old Mrs. Gibson here on a tintype I remember her well, that is William Gibson's mother. She had another son Jimmie & 2 daughters at home then Ida & Annie they kept roomers & boarders in my time...well now in the old Gibson family they had another daughter called Sara Jane Gibson. She was married to a Mike O'Donnell but I don't remember her as they moved off the Island shortly after they were married. I remember to see Mike O'Donnell once they had a son who was a priest."

Pat is wrong - both church & census records show James & Ida to be children of Robert & Julia.

The Wm., Jimmie, & Ida (Mary in '80 census, Ida in 1900), Annie (Julia A. in '80), and Sarah Jane are all children of Julia & Robert Gibson. The James & Ida he first speaks of were the children of Wm. & Eliz. Miller. "Old Mrs. Gibson" is Robert's widow Julia - the boarders are the Gibson House.

James Gibson

(card #1)


P. 147

Brother of Robert?

He is mentioned in the 1860 census as living in James H. Cabel's _____ [83] - this must have been a broth. of Robt. 

James Gibson, 28, laborer, born Canada.

He must be the "Jock," brother of Robert Gibson.

James Y. Gibson

[Shares a card with James Gibson, above]


Son of Robert

(He has a card) à He was P.M. [84] Dec. 6, 1881 - Apr. 2, 1903 when he was followed by Ida Gibson ( à was this his wife?) who held the post until July 3, 1903 when Mike McCann was appointed. This is the son of Robt. Gibson who married Mamie McCann - see his card.

[See original manuscript for family tree diagram for James, Jock, and Robert Gibson.]

James Gibson

(card #2)

In the 1860 census he is listed in the James Cabel household. James Gibson, age 28, laborer. He is the right age to be Robert, the hotel keeper's brother (Robert was 30).

He must be the father of (did he marry Tip Miller's daughter?)

Sadie - who married Owen Big Dominick

Jock - who married Belle O'Brien & father of Willie Gibson in Charlevoix

There is some story about the father dying - the mother getting pregnant & having to leave the Island & the children being raised in 1st one family & then another. See notes. [85]


James G. Gibson

(2nd Gen.)


Married Jan. 7, 1890, Mary (Mamie) McCann, 1867-1919

Children (4 Gibson girls):

Mary Catherine, Aug. 11, 1897 - record


Sister Lorraine


In the birth record of Mary Catherine he is listed as "Postmaster" & he & Mary both born in Mich.

He was Postmaster Dec. 6, 1881 - Apr. 2, 1903. He was followed by "Ida" Gibson who must be Mary. Mike McCann was appointed P.M. July 3, 1903.

[The author inserts a line from "'Ida' Gibson," above, to] This is his sister. Then in 3 mo. later Mike was appointed. The family (Margarite ) says Mike was appointed so his sister, James' widow Mamie, could do the work & get the money.

Mamie's obituary -

Born Sept. 19, 1867 on Mackinac Is.; 1885 moved with her parents to St. James.

Robert Gibson


Spring of 1858 - C. of the Sea says they came in the spring of 1858 - bought the Mormon print shop & converted it into a hotel.

There is a stone for him - Robert Gibson, 1829-1876.

Wife - Julia Scully (sister of Tip Millar)


Anna - ?
James, 1859-1903 Robt., 1865-83

He and his wife both came from New York City, according to "Child of the Sea" (also according to Am. Irish His. Soc.); he was here before the Mormons, left and came back. In the spring of 1857 he was keeping a hotel in the Mormon Print Shop. He had summer guests - resorters - not fishermen.

[If Julia was a sister of "Tip" & Mrs. Bedford, she was undoubtedly a Mormon too. If he was here before the Mormons, he probably met Julia, a Mormon girl, on the Island, taking her away when he left.] Wrong, they had 2 children in N.Y.

Lawrence says a Sarah Gibson married Owen Gallagher in 1905.

_________ brother [86]

There were two Gibson families - brother "Jock" Gibson (Tom) - brother

"Willie" Gibson [87]

Willie Gibson still lives in Charlevoix.
In my notes on the Miller family - I say Julia was "married to a brother of the Gibson who ran the Gibson House." Could she have been married to "Jock"? Child of the Sea says Julia was wife of Robert.
Sister Lorraine says that her grandmother's name was Julia Scully.
It must have been "Jock" who married Tip Miller's sister.
Mrs. Williams __st [88] Sarah J. & Annie Gibson as teaching school.
Stone - Gibson

Mother - Julia, 1831-1908

Father - Robert, 1829-1876

Robert, 1865-1883

Stones - Gibson

Mary James

  • 1859-1903
(Mamie McCann)
Aug. ? 1864 there is a land transfer in S. 3, T38 R10 from the Auditor Gen. to Robert Gibson.

Dec. ? 1869 he sold it to Owen & John McCauley E 1/2 S. 3, T38 R10.

In 1896 Mrs. R. A. Gibson bought the SE 1/4 Sec 7 T38 R10 from Billy Boyle (the Postmaster).

This must have been Julia.

[See original manuscript for Gibson family tree diagram.]


Robert Gibson

(card #2)

1860 census:

Robert Gibson 30 fisherman born Ire.

Julia Gibson 29 -------------- born Ire.

Margaret Gibson 8 ------------ born N.Y. - married Mike F. O'Donnell, bro. of Anthony & Sophia

Wm. Gibson 4 --------------- born N.Y. - married Eliz. Miller (Tip's daughter[)]

James Gibson 11/12 --------- born N.Y. - married Mamie McCann

Michael Haskins (Harkins?) 20 cooper [born] Ire.

Fredrick H. Wright 21 cooper [born] Germany

Sept. 2, 1909 - Protar, "Mrs. Gibson died."

Obituary of Mamie McCann Gibson -

Mrs. Mary Gibson died Oct. 19th after an illness of short duration. Mary McCann was the daughter of James McCann & his late wife Margaret & was born on Mackinac Island Sept. 19, 1867. In 1885 she moved with her parents to St. James. She married James Gibson Jan. 7, 1890; he died in 1903.

She is survived by her father, brothers John & Michael, & four daughters - Eva, Sister Lorraine (Dominican Order of Sisterhood), Julia, & Mary.


William Gibson

(2nd Gen.)


P. 89

What relation to other Gibsons? Son of Robt.

Married Roseann Boyle (Whisky's daughter), 1857 à someone told me she was Bowery's sister

but I think she must have been his sister-in-law.





[Author has enclosed children's names in a bracket, w/ the notation] Marguaritte's schoolmates "Their mother was Bowery's sister." It must have been sister to Bowery's wife.
This is the one that drowned & his widow was sent away by Bowery because she [was] pregnant. Bowery was her brother-in-law; she was sister of his wife.
He is mentioned 3 times in the Dormer Day Book.
He is listed by Harrison Miller as one of the volunteer crew of 8 for the Life S. S. season 1882.
In 1878 William (Whiskey) Boyle sold W 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec 33 T3R [89] R10 to a William Gibson (probably when his daughter married Wm.). In 1883 he sold it to Henry Hartweg.
[see original manuscript for Gibson family tree diagram]

William J. Gilden

1882-Jan. 29, 1913

B.I. 1893 or 4

House #70

N.S. 1882

This is the family of Rae Gilden's husband.

Married Rae McCauley, 1870-1943 (Anna) à Stone: Hannah Rae Gilden, 1870-1943; on the

same lot: Mother - Ann, 1877-1941

No children

1900 census:

Gilden, Nels 48 [born] Swe. carpenter read & write

Gilden, Martha W. 42 [born] Swe.

Gilden, William 15 [born] Min. farm laborer

Gilden, Christina 13 [born] Min. school

Gilden, Arthur 11 [born] Min.

Gilden, Ruben 8 [born] Min.

Gilden, Mary 6 [born] Mich.

Gilden, Andrew 3 [born] Mich.

Gilden, David 1 [born] Mich.

Nelson Gilden - Sweden - farmer


C Gilden - Sweden


Andrew Gilden, Oct. 7, 1896

Who is this? William's brother?

Wilce Gilden - [born] Europe - carpenter


Ingoside Gilden - [born] Europe

Peter _. [90] - Jan. 15, '99 (record)

Death records:

Nov. 22, '03, Mary Gilden, 9-9-1, died of diphtheria; born Mich., parents Nelson & Anna

Gilden; living in St. James.

William Geldin, married, age 31, died in Peaine Twp on Jan. 2, '13 of typhoid fever; born

Minnesota, marine engineer; parents Niles Geldin, mother unknown (Martha).


Anthony Gill

1834 -

By 1859

P. 103

Wife Catherine, 1836 -

There was a Gill that had a mill & store at house #27, but Hugh Connehan owned the property.

Johnny Green - "owned the 1st big mill here - married a Gibson girl" of the hotel family.

Pat Bonner says "John Gill was Shawn Gallagher's uncle."

1860 census:

Anthony Gill 26 fisherman born Ire.

Catherine Gill 24 ---------- born Ire.

John Maguire 72 laborer born Canada

Land office:

Pencil -

Feb. 10, 1859 - A. Gill filed for Lot 4 (60.2 A), Sec 24-37-11, at Cheyenne Pt., probably

in lighthouse preserve.

? 1860 - C. Gill SW 4 Sec 23-38-10 (this became part of Vesty's property)

Ink -

July 8, 1863 - Anthony Gill Hd. Lots 1 & 2 & NW 4NW 4 Sec 23-38-10, 150A $10 F.C.

Sept. 24, 1868 (Charlevoix shows "Anthony Gallagher" but the Land Office says Gill

and Gill coincides where Maria says Gill's Mill was). This is where the Sister's

cottage is.


Daniel Gillespie

(2nd Gen.)

Daniel Gillespie- (son of Old John), 1869-1940, married June 23, 1891, [to] Grace O'Donnell.

Death records:

Daniel Gillespie, married, age 72-1-21, died Mar 15, '40 in Peanie Twp of myocardial degeneration. Born St. James, laborer, parents John Gillespie and Mary Donlevy, both born Ireland.


Francis G. Gillespie

(2nd Gen.)

Francis G. Gillespie, 1868-19-, (this must be "Kit")

Mary Ann Boyle, 1879-1955



John Cliffort, Jan 3, 1900- record.

Patrick Vernon, July, 1901- record. Patrick died May 22, '02 age 10 months, 11


Death Records:

Patrick Gillespie, age 0-10-11 died in Pea Twp, May 22, '02 of croup. Born Mich, res.
St. James, parents Francis Gillespie and Mary Boyle.

Stone: Daniel Gillespie, 1868-1940


James Gillespie

James, (son of Old John), 1864-

Mil. [91] Jr. Jan 10, 1932

"Another of the island's best known characters is James Gillespie, 68, known as "Priest," that being a nickname he acquired as a child when he amused himself christening all the dolls he could get his hands on. Priest keeps house all by himself, setting aside one day for washing, one for ironing, and one for baking, as any good housekeeper should, and tends considerable acreage single handedly through the summer season. Many say his bread is the finest to be had anywhere."


John "Old John" Gillespie


1830-1910 (death rec)

This is Jewells' grandfather

House #57


Mary Dunlevy (daughter of Capt Daniel 1838-1910, sister of Yankee Jim etc...[)]

Children [92]

Francis (Kit) 1868-19 - married MaryAnn Bogle 1879-1955

1 Annie 1858

2 Mary - 1860 - married John Boner (one n) (I also have that she married Phillipine

Gall) [93]

? Hannah (between 64 & 69?) - married Dan Gallagher (T___ I think) - yes

8 Nellie 1877 Gallagher (which one?)

7 Bridget 1875 - married Dan J. Martin

6 Grace 1872 - Jennie - M. Connolly

5 Daniel 1869 - (stone 1868-1940) Married Grace O'Donnell

3 Jonn 1863 (he disappeared. He went to Escanaba & was never heard of again.)

baptism record.

4 Jimmie 1864 -

9 Owen 1879

In 1882 he bought W 1/2 of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec 4, T38 R10 from Lester Van Alstyne.

In 18? He sold it to Fannie Brubacker.

In 1869 he patented from U.S. the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 & the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 9 T38 R10. (The land in Sec 4 was right across the road.) This was a strip right next to his brother-in-law John Dunlevy & they took the land at the same time. The next year, 1870, he sold the eastern half of this strip to James O'Donnell.

Land office:

July 8, 1863 - W 2NE 4 & W 2SE 4 Sec 9-38-10 [_]d. 160A$10 f.c. Sept. 24, 1868 [____] Nov.

1, 1869, Slopt. Rd. at west turn.

Death records:

John Gillespie, married, age 80, died in Peaine Twp. of cancer on Apr. 22 '10. Born Ire. Farmer, parents Own Gillespie & Anna Gallagher.

Mary Dunlevy (Gillespie), widow, age 72, died Peaine Twp. on July 10, '10 of paralysis.

Born Ire. Parents Daniel Dunlevy & Hannah O'Donnell.

Daniel Gillespie, married, age 72-1-21, died in Peaine Twp. of myocardial degeneration

on Mar. 15, '40. Born St. J. [94] Laborer, parents John Gillespie & Mary Dunlevy,

both born Ire.

There were Gillespie women here early that were not children of Old John & must have been his sisters. A Grace Gill was married to Charlie Strach O'Donnell & had a child, Grace, born Sept. 7, 1863. Mary Gillespie & James Gallagher had twins, Ann & Hannah, born Nov. 3, 1863. Could this be "Shamus"[?]

In their home lived Nancy Gillespie - probably the mother-in-law, Anna Gallagher listed in death record of Old John, above.



John "Old John" Gillespie

(card #2)

From a letter of Jewel's to Clink. It differs slightly at the end from what I got out of the book Jewel loaned me.

Annie Gillespie, 1858

1 Mary Gillespie, 1860 Harlem's mother

Hannah Gillespie ? Hannah Tight - census = 1867

Nellie Gillespie, 1871 - Gallagher

Bridget Gillespie, 1875 - married Dannie Gallagher

3 Jennie Gillespie, 1864 - Connolly

Daniel Gillespie, 1869 - Tight

Frank Gillespie, 1869 - My father [95]

2 James Gillespie, 1862 - Priest - census = 1865

Grace Gillespie ? married Will Carr

Owen Gillespie, 1879 - Ownie

Lizzie Gillespie, 1885 - Carl Marine

John Gillespie (oldest son) ? Buckshot census = 1863

Order in 1880 Census

John 17

James 15

Hannah 13

Daniel 11

Frank 9

------------------------- [96]
Grace 7 - 73

Bridget 4- 75

Ellen 3 - 77

Own 11/12 -79

[Order in] 1870 Census

Ann 14

Mary 12

John 10

James 8

Hannah 6

Daniel 4

F_____ [97] 2

Notes from letters of Charles Francis O'Donnell to Tony O'Donnell -

"Old John Gillespie (Godfather of my informant) was married to a Dunlevy, John

Gillespie gave his godson his first pair of boots, red leather tops, & copper toes, & never



Owen Gillespie

Owen Gillespie, 1879- Mich, Laborer, son of Old John.

Wife, Mary Ginjras, Mich, (also spelled Jengress)

James John, Sept 30, '04

Daniel Merle. '10

Death records:

Daniel Merle Gillespie, 0-10-6, died in St. J. Twp, [98] "accidental drowning," born Mich, parents Owen Gillespie and Mary Jengrass.


Owen Gillespie Family Tree



James Gordon

1855 -

Son of John & Ann

Church record of marriage & ba[p]tism

M[arried] - May 2, 1878

Mary Ann Brown, 1856 -


Ann Gordon, 1879

Malcolm Gordon, 1880

John Gordon, 1882

James Henry Gordon, 1884

Louis Gordon, 1887

Rose Gordon, 1890

Mary Frances Gordon, 1892

Charles Gordon, 1894

Robert Gordon, 1896

John Gordon

John Gordon & Anna Gordon (Co. Clare [ Ireland])

? James - br. Canada, 1855; married Mary A ?

? Charles - br. B.I., 1865; married Margaret ?

There is another John Gordon with a wife Mary - see census. It is possible he could have been a son of this man by a 1 st wife but is too old to have been a son of Anna.

Arrived the spring of 1862. Had hear of the Island through the Dunlevy family when both lived in Toronto. The Donlevys had moved to the Island & wrote suggesting the Gordons come. They took a boat from Buffalo & brought three cows with them. "It must have been really primitive as his mother told him she didn't even have a broom. Said she cried for 3 days & then decided there was no advantage in that so made up her mind to enjoy what they had instead of the things they couldn't get. She soon adjusted & loved it."

- from letter from Carl Gordon, a grandson

"Have an old tax bill dated Sept. 27, 1862 from Manitou Co. Treasurer's office made out to John Gordon for property for 1861. The Dept. treasurer was J. L. Bailey & the Co. Clerk was Joseph Beaudoin." 

  • from letter of Carl Gordon to Andy (Clink) Gallagher
The Ann Gordon who was Hewy Hardwick's second wife was a "half sister of the Gordons." (Maria)

John Gordon

(card #2)


Married Anna, 1826-1896



"Old Hardwick's second wife was a half-sister of the Gordons." Pat calls her Ann Geeren & Maria, Ann Gordon.

A stone -

John Gordon

Born May 1, 1804

Died May 1, 1881

Anna, his wife

Born Sept. 16, 1826

Died May 25, 1896

There is a birth record for Charley Gordon, Nov. 3, 1894. Father James Gordon, born in Michigan; mother Mary Gordon, also [born in] Michigan. He lists himself as fisherman. This James must be a son of the John above.

Same couple, James H. Gordon & Mary Ann Brown had a son Robert, Ap. 19, 1897. This time the father is listed as born in Canada.

Same parents - Julia Margaret, [born] Jan. 21, '01. Both father & mother listed born in Canada.

Samuel Graham


By May 1851 he had succeeded Geo. J. Adams in Strang's Council as virtual Prime Minister.

Forward the end of May '51, he went to Whiskey Pt. to have an interview with Sheriff Granger of Mackinac. Granger was the man who went to the Island with a posse of "30 intoxicated Indians & 8 or 10 drunken Irishmen" (Mormon account). This was when he was assaulted by Richard O'Donnell & James Hay & seriously injured. K. of St. J., p. 126.


Thomas Graham [99]

Death record:

Thomas Graham, married, age 34-7-5, died Jan. 16, '11 in St. J. Twp from diabetes. Born

Mich.; physician; parents James Graham & Mary Harmon, res. Grand Rapids.

This is Mrs. O'Br___'s [100] 1st husband.

Protar records this death.

Lyman Granger

1803 -

Father of Julius

Wife - Ashva(?); [101] 1808 -

Mrs. Whitney has him as 1st keeper of the Harbor Light. She says he had previously kept the light at Bois Blanc. A Sheriff Granger figures in K. of St. J. as the sheriff of Mackinac County in a raid on Strang & his followers at Hog Island, p. 125. Also as the sheriff there at the time of the assassination, p. 172. Is this the same man?

Sheriff Granger led the "mob" on July 3rd which caused the Exodus - K. of St. J., p. 173.

("Sheriff Granger was evidently Julius - son of Lyman; see his card.) [102]

Strang speaks of a Henry Granger, "an Anti-Mormon candidate for Sheriff, elected by means of fraudulent votes." An. & Mod. Mac., p. 51.

1860 census:

Lyman Granger 57 boarding house born N.Y.

Ashva(?) Granger 52 -------------- born N.Y.

Anna E. Granger 21 --------------- born Mich.

Anthony Froat(?) 19 cooper born N.Y.

Anthony Green

(2nd Gen.)


This is White Dan's son, brother of Johnny. There is a stone for him.

Married, Oct. 6, 1920, Mary Boyle, 1897 - (daughter of "Red Hughie")



Rose (married Connaghan) - country store

Protar's diary: Mary Red Hughie and Anthony Green married Oct. 6, 1920.

Frederick I. Green

1838 -

Born Maine

Different from the Irish Greens

Married Mary, 1837 - born Scotland

He bought the W 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 9 T38 R10 in 1875 from John F. Stuart. This is opposite the airport. The 1880 census shows a Frederick Green, age 42, wife Mary, age 43. He was born in Maine and she in Scotland. There are no children listed.

Jim, or John Green

Son of John, brother White Dan. This information is from Lawrence. A Bill Green lived ______ Big Willies; his mother was a daughter of Mike Mahal's and was lost on the Vernon. The father was a Green, Lawrence thinks, named John, who was a brother of White Dan's. This hooks up with the son of John Green's second marriage that Lizzie couldn't remember the name of. After the mother was lost on the Vernon, the father went to Chicago and disappeared.

John (or Jim) Green married Bridget Gallagher - 1887 ( a daughter of Mike Mahal Rua).

Bill Green about 1882. [103]

" Northern Mich"

Has been a fisherman and farmer on the Island since 1865"

1865-1880 - fisherman

1880 - took up farming on a tract of land 4 mi. South of St. James, 120 acres.

White Dan bought the Greene farm from Paddy Mor Gallagher and just passed over the money and took the deed, not having it registered. Bought it in 1880. " Northern Michigan" says he was a fisherman until 1880 when he bought the farm.

Death records:

Elizabeth Greene, married, age 63-6-23 died May 20, '37 in Peanie Twp., of apoplexy. Born Mich.; parents Andrew Roddy and Catherine McBride.

Sept. 15, 1909 - Protar: "Black Dan Green died."

Johnny W. Green

December 1871-1964

Born at Greens Bay. When he was five, they moved to big Sand Bay - 1876. From Ivan

Married Lizzie Roddy


Lillian, Apr. 22, '01 - birth record - Eliza, Eren


Erin, 1900-1921


Mary Catherine Green - died age to the days of pneumonia, born December 10, 1899

Peter, 1919-1929 - died [of] tubercular meningitis

[From] Walton's "Folksinging on Beaver Island":

"And how can one describe Johnny Green! Sailor, lumberjack, farmer and singer par excellence. His father, several uncles and grandfather were all good singers. In his middle '70s, when I last saw him, his former rich baritone voice had become badly cracked, and his health and memory had deteriorated, probably as a result of the unusually rugged life he had lived, but he dictated and recorded several score of songs and fragments. In answer to a question of how many songs he knew, he replied in an entirely off hand manner "Probably about a hundred." Recordings made by him and mention of titles, lines, and subject of others that came from him continually, and a list of the titles of his songs compiled by his daughter over several months gave pretty good evidence that he knew or had known many more than twice that number. He knew practically all the songs recorded or dictated by others on the island, and he recognized a good share of a long list of others mentioned to him. He stated somewhat apologetically, in answer to a question about how he learned his songs, that he frequently had to hear a song twice and sometimes three times before he could sing it himself.

"N. Mich":

1892 - began fishing. In winter -- lumbering and contracting. Was a fisherman for 13 years,

conducting all his operations independently of others. Active Democrat. Been delegate of Democratic Party conventions.

Protar - "Erin Green" died February 12, 1921, age 21 years.

Death records:

Mary Catherine Green, died, aged three days, in Pea. Township on December 13, 1899, of pneumonia; born St. James; parents John Green and Lizzie Roddy.

Aaron Green, single, aged 18-10-12, died in Pea. Township on February 12, 1921, of tuberculosis. Parents John Green and Elizabeth Roddy.

Peter Green, single, age 16-3-5, died August 11, 1924 in Pea. Township of tubercular meningitis; born Michigan; parents John W. Green and Elizabeth Roddy.

Neal Green

P. 119

White Dan's uncle

Married Grace Rodgers, 1825

[Children] - all born in Mich.:

Hugh, 1865

Charles, 1867

Neal, 1868

Philip, 1870

Julia, 1874

This is a very late family, but this is what the census says.

Neil Green

P. 119


1820 census - house #45

White Dan's cousin. [104]

No relation to White Dan and Red Dan. This is what Mrs. Andy Mary Ellen said. But Johnny Green said that Neil Green was White Dan's uncle but came over later than he did. He owned and lived at Green's lake.

Land office:

Sept. 8, 1865. Hd. SE 4 Sec 32-38-10, 160 A. $10 Can. Jan. 2, 1894. (This is Green's lake and was not taken up until Hd. in 1900 by Louis Gingros.)

Married Mary, 1835 (census)

Children (1870 census):

Daniel, 1861, born Mich.

Bridget, 1865, born Mich.

James, 1868, born Mich.


Peter Green, 1835-1901, [born] Ire., fisherman, brother "Boggy"

Patric Gallagher, 1858, [born] Ire., fisherman

According to the ages and birth places of the children, he came by 1861. The 1880 census shows another Neal Green, 65, wife Grace, 55, with a completely different set of children. The one with the brother "Bogy" (Peter) was the one at Green's Lake.

Neal and Peter were brothers of Mary, Big Dominick's wife.

Once Lizzie said Neal Green was her mother's uncle, and once her cousin. There seem to be 2 Neals, could one have been an Uncle and one a cousin? The oldest of the two was 10 years younger than John, Bridget's father. The other one was 5 years younger than the 1 st, 15 years younger than John, and 22 years older than Red Dan.

Death records:

Peter Green, single, age 70, died in St. James Twp. on Sep. 3, '01 of cancer of the stomach.

Born Ire., farmer, parents Hugh Green & Bridget Gallagher.


Owen Green

1840 - (census)


B.I. 1865

Brother of Dan (Red) Green and 1 st cousin of White Dan Green. All three were shipwrights in

Ireland and came together.

Married Mary Boyle, 1840 (census) (where I got this I don't know)

Children (census 1880):

Grace, 1863, born Ire.

Bridget, 1865, born Ire.

Michael, 1867, born Ire.

Mary, 1870, born Ire.

Hannah, 1872, born Mich.

Hugh, 1874, born Mich.

Nellie, 1877, born Mich.

Lizzie first told me he was a bachelor (she must have been thinking of Peter) and came over with Red Dan and White Dan. In 1965 she told me that he was Red Dan's Brother and that after Red Dan got here he sent for Owen and his family. (This seems right. If Red Dan came with Big Owen that was '66. If birth places of children in census are right, Owen didn't come until about '72. They were married in Ireland and 4 children born there. Married about 1860, came over about '72. In birth record of Hugh, Dec. 2, 1873, the wife's name is "Bridget Boyle." The census calls her Mary.


Daniel "Red Dan" Green

1838 (census figures show either 1840 or '42)-1915

B. I. 1866 (if he came with Big Owen). Shows in 1870 census 1st time.

P. 73, 128

He well is a cousin of White Dan, and he and his wife were both from Aranmore and were married in Ireland. Came with all one, his brother, and White Dan, his cousin. All three shipwrights in Ireland. He was a fisherman in Ireland. Dan and his brother fished from Green's Bay, where they first settled. Bridget was a sister of White Dan. In 1965 Lizzie told me that Red Dan didn't come with White Dan, but with Big Owen Gallagher and his family (this would have been in 1866), who was a cousin of his mother's.

Married Bridget Green, 1843-1919 (census shows either 1844 or '45; death records, 1844-1920)

Children (1880 census):

Michael, 10 - died July 26, 1896, consumption

Sarah, 10

Grace, 8

John, 6

Daniel, 4

Mary, 2

Ellen, 2/12 - died Jan. 8, 1906, consumption




There is a stone:

Father Daniel, 1838-1915

Mother Bridget, 1843-1919

Mrs. Red Dan, (who was a wailer) talk[ed] of how much better it was here than in Ireland. She never wanted to go back. Everything there must be as the landlord wanted it. They were severely punished for their flags - flat stones - in the fireplace, made of oatmeal. The rest of the diet was mostly fish, potatoes, and corn meal mush. (I wonder about this last.) They would not speak Gaelic in the home as many did.

When they moved from Green's Bay up to the arm Bridget was very lonesome, she missed the water terribly.

Lizzie - my mother and her sister, Sarah came over alone together. Their mother had died when they were small. Bridget just barely remembered her deaths, and how red her mother's face was at the death bed scene. The stepmother was mean, so as soon as they could they left for America. They both married after they came to the Island. Sarah married a cousin of Gebbo/John Boyle. He died, leaving her with three children. She left for Chicago and became a cook at a hotel. She was illiterate and could not read a recipe. But she had a real flair and was a wonderful cook, her cream puffs took first prize at the Colombian exposition. Bridget married Red Dan. The girls probably came over to be with their brother, White Dan, and this must have been after 1866 if he came with Big Owen. Lawrence says "the two Greens worked on the railroad that was building west Sault." They went when there was no fishing, because the waters were temporarily fished out by the pond nets.

Land office:

October 17, 1877 - Daniel Green Hd. SW 4 Sec 15-38-10, 160A. $10. F.C. Sept. 4, 1884. (Bridget Gall. had Hd. this June 10, 1865 can. Jan. 28, 1874). I assign this to Red Dan, because its location checks with Lizzie's description of walking to school, while it does not check with Johnny Green's story of buying a farm just back of their beach property on big Sand Bay. Maria says it well is Red Dan.

Mary O'Don.'s notes:

Owen and Red Dan Greene's father drowned piloting a ship into a harbor in Ireland, where they lived. Owen and Red Dan came ashore on to orders, but their father and a man named Boyle were lost. This Boyle was a first cousin of Mike Boyle of Mike Boyle's beach.

Death records:

Michael Green, single, age 26, died in Charlevoix on July 26, 1896, of consumption. Born in Michigan; farmer; parents, Daniel Green and Bridget Green.

Ellen Greene, single, aged 25-8-22, died in Pea.township on January 8, 1906, of consumption. Born Michigan; parents Danielle and Bridget Green; residence, St. James.

Dan R. Green, married, age 76, died January 25, 1915 in P. Township, of old age. Farmer; born in Ireland, parents unknown.

Bridget Green, widow, age 76, died on October 8, 1920 in Pea. Twp, of influenza; born Ireland. Parents John Green, mother unknown.


Daniel "White Dan" Green

1841-1909 (1843 or '45 in census)


B.I. 1865

House #94

P. 61

Married Bridget O'Donnell, 1851-1929. (Her uncle, John O'D. was here in Mormon times. She

was born in Ireland. "Johnny the Rat" daughter of Anthony and Sophia.)


Johnny Green, 1870-1964; born at Green's Bay - married Lizzie Roddy

Daniel, 1871-1910 (lost in Chicago River)

Anthony, 1876-195?

Mary, 1885-1904

Joseph, 1893-1905 (retarded) [105]

Rose, 1894 (birth record)

Children (1880 census):

John, 1871 - born Mich.

Sophia, 1873 - born Mich.

Sarah, 1875 - born Mich.

Anthony, 1877 - born Mich.

Daniel, 1879 - born Mich.

He first lived at Greens, where Johnny was born. He was a first cousin of Dan Red Green and Owen. They were shipwrights in Ireland and all three came together. They first settled at Greens Bay and finished with gill nets there. When Johnny was 5, (1877) they moved to Sand Bay into a white house that had been built by Joe Smith, a real Frenchman, not a half breed. Later they bought a farm back of their beach property.

"North. Mich"

"Has been a fisherman and farmer on the Island since 1865."

1865-1880 - fisherman

1880 - took up farming on a tract of land 4 mi. south of St. James; 120 acres.
White Dan bought the Greene farm from Paddy Mor Gallagher & just passed over the money and took the deed, not leaving it registered. Bought it in 1880.

Death records:

Elizabeth Greene, married, age 63-6-23 died May 20 '37 in Peaine Twp of apoplexy;

born Mich.; parents Andrew Roddy & Catherine McBride.

Sept. 15, 1909 - Protar: "Black Dan Green" died.


Jim, or John Green

Son of John, brother [of] White Dan

Married Bridget Gallagher? - 1887 (a daughter of Mike Mahal Rua)


Bill Green about 1882

This information is from Lawrence. A Bill Green lived at Big Willies. His mother was a daughter of Mike Mahal's & was lost on the Vernon. The father was a Green, Lawrence thinks named John, who was a brother of White Dan's. This hooks up with the son of John Green's second marriage that Lizzie couldn't remember the name of. After the mother was lost on the Vernon the father went to Chicago and disappeared.

Benjamin Eugene Grey [106]

Dec. 5, 1871, a birth is recorded for Benjamin Eugene Grey, born on B.I.. Mother Emma, born St. James; father John, born Mich.; occupation, carpenter.


1 The author does not indicate what the check marks denote.

2 The author has attached a later comment to the line ending "Mary Greene" - this is BigDominick.

3 The author has enclosed Cornelius, Condy, Manus, & Don Father in a bracket, with the note, "no worked in mines."

4 This name is not absolutely clear.

5 "m." here would seem to indicate a marriage.

6 This may be Mr. Tilley-Charles Tilley (see his card) was a local carpenter.

7 Reference to the Irish island of Rutland, in County Donegal. See also Patrick/Paddy "Grey" Gallagher.

8 It is not clear from the arrangement on the page whether this baptism date refers to the "children" or to Edward Gallagher. The original layout is reproduced here, all written in pencil except for the word children and the entries under it for Cornelius, Mary, and Edward.

9 Illegible, but may be "tier."

10 Illegible.

11 No close-quotes here.

12 Could also be "24".

13 This is probably a reference to first wife Mary, as Molly was often a dimunitive of the name Mary.

14 Alternate spelling "Cundy."

15 Unclear but could be "Maria."

16 No indication what the x's next to Cornelius & Rose refer to.

17 "He" here probably refers to the Condy Gallagher, subject of this entry, rather than the nephew, but this is unclear. See further on in entry.

18 This note actually reads "Rose & Cornelius - less than 7," with "5" and "2" written in under their names.

19 This date at top of page; it is unclear exactly what it refers to; probably not CCG's birth date, as this is given later as 1861.

20 Major center of anthracite coalmining in the mid-nineteenth century; the mining population was heavily Irish-American.

21 Author has added an arrow from Jessie àLizzie, with the note "same."

22 An arrow points from brother to the phrase Born on Iniscara

23 There is a Mauch Chunk Penn. The author spells this correctly in a later entry.

24 Parenthetical statement in original.

25 Illegible but could be "host."

26 This looks like "Mary" but could also be "Maria," or possibly something else.

27 The author has enclosed the entries for Daniel T. & Dan F. Gallagher in a bracket with the note, "Probably the same - Tight."

28 Swamp Land Act; passed by Congress in 1850 to facilitate the transfer of federal lands in Michigan (and a number of other states) to the state governments for public sale.

29 This is likely a reference to where she was born, not that the wedding was in Ireland.

30 Illegible; could be "It'd be".

31 This could also be "F."

32 There is no year of death listed in original.

33 Illegible; likely known.

34 In this & the sentence that follows the name could be "Phil", but is very difficult to make out. From a later entry this would seem to be correct.

35 Probably "married" but can't be sure.

36 This sentence unclear.

37 Assume a close-quote after "McCauley," but not in original.

38 Illegible; possibly "right."

39 Illegible; possibly "Maria."

40 This could be "Maria," but looks like an "o" after the M.

41 The author encloses Ellan, Mike, Julia, and Sarah in a bracket with the note, "his heirs."

42 Unclear; probably "Boyle."

43 Possible misspelling of site.

44 Possibly the diminutive of Melody, daughter of Big Owen.

45 A small boat made by covering a frame with hide or leather; also called a curragh or coracle.

46 James Napper Tandy (1740-1803); Irish nationalist leader. He was on Arranmore Island in September of 1798.

47 This variant spelling of "Manus" and the one below it in original.

48 "He" appears to refer to Mike Gallagher.

49 Here an arrow points to the name Mary O'Donnell.

50 Probably Spanish American War (1898).

51 Double entry of name in original.

52 Illegible; possibly in section.

53 Island in County Donegal, Ireland; well-populated in the late nineteenth century but faced steady population decline thereafter.

54 Clearly spelled this way in original.

55 Author encloses Barney's and Catherine's names in brackets with the notation, "does this [age] gap mean Paddy came first & Ellen followed?"

56 Asterisks in original.

57 No close-quotes here.

58 No opening quotation marks in original.

59 This last sentence appears to refer to a source.

60 Note: Philip/Philipine is sometimes spelled w/ one "l," sometimes with two.

61 Hannah & Ann are connected with a bracket and the note, "twins, parish rec, No 3, 1863."

62 Bracket in original.

63 Brackets in original.

64 Asterisk and footnote in original.

65 Brackets in original.

66 Irish potato famine, roughly 1845-1850. Irish immigration to the United States during these years is estimated at nearly one million.

67 County in the north of Ireland, part of modern-day Northern Ireland.

68 This appears to refer to Dan Malloy, but can't be certain from placing on page.

69 James Bowery and Willie John appear to be the sons of James Peter, but this is not absolutely clear.

70 The author has drawn an arrow from "Big Willie" ("Old Willie"'s son) à Mike Mahal Rua, but no indication as to why she has done so.

71 Parenthetical statement in original.

72 All members of this household except William and Susan are designated as "brothers & sisters."

73 "King's Highway"; see entry for "Old Billy" Gallagher, above.

74 Brackets in original.

75 Could be typo for "Hannah."

76 Duplication in original.

77 Illegible; Ulysses?

78 Unclear.

79 Unclear.

80 The author encloses the names of Lewis, Abigail, Wilson, & Ma__rna in a bracket, with the note, "Abigail looks like his wife but who are the others?"

81 Steamer.

82 Non-Mormon.

83 Unclear, but from context and later entries it is probably "home" or "house."

84 This is probably Postmaster; see similar notation under James G. Gibson.

85 The author has drawn an arrow from the line "...father of Willie Gibson in Charlevoix" to "...the mother getting pregnant...", but there are no additional notes.

86 This fragment is unclear.

87 The author has drawn lines between "Jock" and "Willie" Gibson, but there are no additional notes.

88 Unclear; could be "list."

89 This is clearly "T3R" in the original; a typo for T38?

90 Illegible initial; possibly "D".

91 This name is not certain

92 The author indicates here that the children's names are from the Gibb. Book.

93 An arrow extends from right Harlem's mother to Phillipine Gall.

94 Initial "J" only in original; assume "St. James."

95 i.e., Jewel's father, not the author's

96 A note on the line reads, "From here birth records."

97 Unclear; could be "Frank" or "Francis".

98 Initial "J" in original; assume St. James Township.

99 This is probably "Thomas," but is somewhat unclear.

100 This name is unclear, but may be O'Brien.

101 All question marks in this entry appear in the original manuscript.

102 No close-quotes appear in this sentence. No card for Julius Granger appears in this box of files, but there is one for him in among the census cards.

103 It isn't clear what this information refers to.

104 This conflicting information appears to have been written at a different time.

105 The author indicates that information about Daniel, Mary, & Joseph comes from gravestones on family lot.

106 In the original manuscript this card is filed with those for the family of Paddy "Grey" Gallagher.