Biographical Papers Letter M Page 3
Lanty McCafferty
1872-1906 (stone)
P. 53, 95, 120
Married Mary Bonner
Son of Mary McCafferty who was a sister of Darky Mike O'Donnell. He is the one that ran away with Mary Bonner who was engaged to Harry Hardwick (see his [Harry Hardwick's] card).
 
He became an invalid & they came back to B.I. Manus Bonner took up a collection for them which built the house across from the Hotel where I remember her as Mrs. Hardwick who sold candy in her little store.
 
Catherine McCarthy
Co. Mayo
1839-1888 1834-18__1
 
She was married to James Martin (see his card). Married in Chicago - she met James Martin "on a visit to her brothers at Mackinac."
 
Mary McCarthy
Co. Mayo
Married to Patrick Kilty. Her sister Catherine met James Martin at Mackinac Is. on a visit & her first 2 children were born at Mackinac. Probably Mary met Kilty when she was visiting there like her sister. Their home was Chicago & Catherine was married there.
 
McCann [Family]
The McCann lots:
Father John Mother Grace James
1869-1930 1871-1946 1901-1954
 
Father Michael Mother Anna
1873-1938 1878-1961
 
Death records:
Margaret McCann, married, age 50-9-7, died Pea. Twp of "Brain Fever" on June 21, '97.
Born Ire.; housewife; parents David & Kate Malloy ( Murray).
James McCann, widower, age 92, died in St. James Twp on Feb. 19, '27, cause "senility."
Born Ire.; grocer; parents John McCann & Mary O'Malley.
 
James McCann
1823 1835 (death rec.) -1927
Came to U.S. 1852 (or 1850)
P. 62, 95, 96, 147-48
Married Margaret Murrey, 1845-1897 (death record makes this date '47)
 
A cooper by trade - learned the trade in Ireland. Came from County Mayo - 1 st at Mackinac Island.
McCann lived on Whiskey Island in the summer & went back to Mackinac in the winter before the Mormons left.
He & his brother-in-law bought Whiskey Island for fishing rights in 1866.
From Boston he went to N.Y. for two years - he then must have been in Mackinac because he "returned" in 1871 & John was born there in 1869. He was in business with another cooper in Chicago & they were burned out by the fire in 1871. He returned to Mackinac & moved to St. Ignace with his family & taught school at Brevort. He was on B.I. by 1877 because he was a frequent customer of Dormer. He appears 89 times in the Dormer Book. After Henry Clifton's death Dormer paid McCann $160.00 board to Aug. 12, 1877, due when Clifton died.
According to Roland it was in the early '80s that he either bought or built a cooper shop - this was burned by enemies. He bought a store at the Point - Roland says from Dormer, but the Dormer Day book seems to show that Dormer sold to Day in 1887.
Father Gallagher preached against him as an "outsider" and said "don't deal with the Mackinac Jew, but with the honorable John Day." He took care of Dormer's store in the winter when Dormer was gone, after his cooper shop burned. This was when Father Gallagher called him a "Mackinac Jew."
Roland says his mother says when they were without a priest for a few weeks or months he [McCann] put on a robe & said the Rosarie from the altar.
In 1903 he built the store that I knew as "McCann's." Johnny moved into his house in 1904. The upstairs of McCann's store was planned as an "opera house" but was never completed as such. In 1901 Father Zugelder had a great St. Patrick's Day play there.
 
I wonder if his wife Catherine Murray was related to Father Murray, whose family must have been from St. Ignace, as his father is said to have owned the ground where Father Marquette is buried. ("An Irish Colony") Roland says there is no relationship.
 
The 1860 census lists a "James McNan," 20, living in the home of Michael & Bridget Boyle. He would have been 23, but this could be James McCann (his biog says 1 st trip 1856).
 
James McCann
(card #2)
" Northern Michigan," 1905
Born Sept. 28, 1938, Co. Mayo
Death record:
Church - 1834
Charlevoix - 1835
Landed in N.Y. Feb. 2, 1852
Moved (with family) to Mackinac, 1855
1856 - made 1 st trip to B.I., where he decided to live
1856 - began trade as cooper
[1860] - cast his first vote, for Lincoln
1865 - began the fishing business
1876 - fire destroyed his cooper shop, with great loss of capital
1887 - started his general store
1895 - the "Tug Margaret McCann"
Required 15 men & 5 gangs of nets & has averaged from 200-250 tons of fish, the
sales running from $28,000 to $30,000. His shipments (including what he
bought from other fishermen) is fully 5/7 of the entire shipment from B.I.
 
He was [on] B.I. in census of 1860, age 20, living in home of Michael & Bridget Boyle.
On Whiskey 1880, moved to Beaver 1885 (daughter Mamie).
 
Married, May 3, 1866, Margaret Murray - a native of Co. Mayo & daughter of David and
Catherine (Mulchrone) Murray of Mackinac I.
Children:
Mary (Mrs. Gibson)
John, 1869-1930
Michael - deceased
Michael J.
James, Ap. 20, '76 - (birth rec.) - deceased
Catherine, July 26, '78 - (b[irth] rec.) - deceased
- [James McCann] lists himself as "cooper" [in Catherine's birth record]
 
Marguerite says she [Margaret McCann] was an extremely kind woman. When the people [came] from the country to trade at the store she always had the women in to tea. "My mother (Gracie, her daughter-in-law) adored her." Marguerite says Margaret came over from Ireland with the McCanns.
 
The 2 families must have come together, as Margaret was 6 years old in 1852. In Mamie McCann Gibson's obituary it says she was born in 1867 at Mackinac Is. & "moved to Beaver Island with her family in 1885" - they were on Whiskey in census of 1880.
 
"His outfit for a number of years past being reputed the most complete of its kind on the lakes besides _____ _____ high honor at the world's expositions in the cities of Chicago & St. Louis."2 [for fishing, see that section in notebook I].3
 
[See original manuscript for McCann family tree diagram and additional notes; also "P. 46, 73, 105, 109, 146."]
 
James J. McCann
1859 -
[born] Ireland, farmer
Who is he? son of Old Man McCann; brother Patrick?
Wife, Rose Gallagher, 1874 - [born] Mich.
Children:
Blanche Genoseva, June 11, 1900 (birth record)
Thomas, 1912 (died age 2 days) à [death record below]
Patrick J., 1894
Catherine, 1896
Thomas, 18984
 
This information is from the Charlevoix births. This must be Johnnie's brother that died in Denver of T.B. (no) and the birth in Ireland a mistake because Old Man McCann was married in this country.
No - he is in 1900 census, born 1859 & Old Man McCann wasn't married until 1866, and his "James" has a birth record for 1876.
 
He could have a son of James ("Old Man") brother Patrick who was living with his brother in 1909, age 61. Also - he says he came from Canada in 1876. His wife Rose from Ire. [in] 1884 (one of the big party). That would have been when she was 10. Don Father had a Rose.
Moved to Charlevoix.
He was on Mackinac & drove a carriage. Rose was on Mackinac & they met there. They came to B.I. & he worked in the mill.5
 
Death record:
Thomas McCann, age 0-0-2, died St. J. Twp, [of] "______".6 Born Mich.; parents James
McCann & Rose Gallagher.
 
Chur. Record:
1908 (no other date) - Thomas McCann, age 11, inflammation of the bowels.
 
Johnny McCann
P. 56, 59
 
Michael "Mike" McCann
1873-1938
Married Annie Dunlevy (a Biddie Sam)
 
He was postmaster July 3, 1903 - Jan. 23, 1923.
 
Death records:
Michael Joseph McCann, married, age 64-6-4, died Jan. 7, '38, in St. J. Twp of diabetes.
Born Mich.; merchant; parents James McCann & Margaret Murray.
 
Mike McCann
(card #2)
Correspondence with Dormer (these are carbon copies of Dormer's letters to Mike). Evidently Mike bought part of the Point from Dormer:
Nov. 28, 1905 - There is a question about the description on the deed. ... I note General Kimbel's agreement to establish a permanent paid crew on Whiskey Point provided we give him a quit claim deed, & your willingness to do so. ... I would advise you to be quite careful in making a disposition of any part of the Point I sold you. I believe that your best interest will be to reserve your own property for hotel purposes & that Kimbel might take some of the other property of which you have an eighth interest with me....Please hurry the settlement of our deal & send me back the mortgage duly signed.
If you have anything in the way of Trout, Herring & White Fish you can rely on better prices. We would pay $2.75 for Herring & $2.25 for suckers F.O.B. boat or cars for Buffalo, in _____.7
Dec. 1, 1905 - "John promised to send me the news of the occupants of the cottages on the Point & also that he would talk to you about making collections for the amounts due, & for future rents. For some years I have not seen a dollar from these people, & begin to think that it is time for them to settle. I will feel obliged to you if you will send me data of the time of the present occupants of the cottages & probably value per month with the occupation & ability to pay of the occupants. I think I should get more than enough to pay the taxes that I have been paying for a number of years out of these places." [There is a tax receipt for the property at the Point dated Mar. 10, 1905, sum $1.55.]8 He goes on that he is anxious to get his real estate deal with Mike settled. "Let us get the matter fixed up at an early date." "Please advise me of the piece of property General Kimbel wants for a life saving station."
Dec. 21, 1905 - He has had no reply from Mike on the real estate deal. "One of the notes comes due I believe in February, & I shall of course expect that to be paid." "I asked where the Government wanted a life saving station, & I await your reply." "I am advised the Owen Gillespie, Neil C. Gallagher, & Willie Gibson are occupants, & have been of the cottages belonging to me for some time. I have written to them today stating that they must settle up, & that I am willing to settle on favorable lines... I suggested the propriety of you attending to the collection of all rents... There ought to be something coming from them. For the past five years I expect all tenants to pay something.
I understand the Mill Company9 has been doing considerable building & that improvements must be coming toward the Point property. Would it not be well to see what you can do in the way of selling them some lots? You know you will have an interest in every one that is sold."
Jan. 13, 1906 - Mike wrote saying he would pay ___________ to the Ch_____10 beach.
Jan. 18, 1906 - Dormer: thanking him & mentioning that he is "quite an old man so the affair had better be finished as soon as possible. "I sent you a copy of a letter sent to Neil Gallagher re: rents & asked you to try to get the tenants down to business. You know you have an interest in this matter, & the sooner we start on business lines with these people the better for all of us. I wish you would make a statement as you remember it of all persons who occupied the Point property for the last five years so we can put in bills against them & make regular collections."
Jan. 27, 1906 - Dormer says he received letter from Wm. Gibson, Owen Gillespie. "I desire you to arrange definitely & specifically with these two and the other tenants. Let us get down to business with them & insist upon business treatment. In a former letter I suggested $2.00 per month as a fair price for the small cottages & if you agree with me, I shall be entirely satisfied if these tenants will pay the sum commencing on Jan. 1 st & pay it promptly to you. Give me your ideas definitely on this matter, & let us commence treating these people in a business way so that you & myself may get some returns from our investment.
...Some time ago I wrote you asking what the Lighthouse Service wanted at the Point, & am without any advises from you. I sincerely trust that you will not be foolish enough to give the Government any part of the Point I sold you, but reserve it for business or hotel purposes, which will make the rest of the place much more valuable than the Life Saving Station would.
If the Life-saving Station is put on the Point it will be an opportunity for us to dispose of more or less of our lots, & that matter can be taken up later.
 
McCauley [Brothers (5)]
James McCauley, 1835 (one of the 5 brothers) - married Elizabeth Gall. in 1864
 
John McCauley, 1838 - married Catherine O'Donnell in 1868
 
Frank McCauley - stone in cemetery: Frank, 1858-1932 father
Bridget, 1858-1925 mother
 
Mack McCauley, 1887-1910 - stone
Edward McCauley - stone "father" - 1862-1912
(must be second generation)
 
McCauley [Brothers (5)]
(card #2)
Aranmore
By 1863, through N.Y.
 
There were five brothers & at least one sister that came from Donegal probably Aranmore because Paddy's son was born there in 1851. (Mel says Aranmore definitely.)
 
Mentioned in Dormer's bk.:
(10) Conn, 1826-1902 - married sister of Big Owen in Toronto
(5) Owen, 1841 - a big pirate on the sea; married daughter of Paddy Grey
(2) Jim F., 1835 - married sister of Big Owen (1832-1918, death rec)
Paddy Baca - a pirate - came in 1884 with Don Father Gallagher
John, 1837-1909 (?) - Rae Gilden's father; see card, the last to come
Hannah, 1843 (1846?) - married "Big Owen" (see Gallagher); she came in 1866
 
There is a stone for a Frank McCauley & his wife Ann who would be the right age to be the father & mother of these brothers. Could they have come with the sons?
 
When they came:
Conn - was here by 1863 because he had a son baptized Feb. 3 (married Big Owen's sister
Mary)
James - was married April 21, 1864 on B.I. (married Big Owen's sister Alice)
Owen - was married 1867
Patrick - was still in Aranmore in 1851 because he had a son born then in Ireland
Hannah - is not supposed to have come until 1866 because that year she "sewed a button on
Father Baraga's coat" & that was the year she came from Ireland.
John - the last to come (Mel) & he brought the father & mother, 1866 - evidently Hannah
came with him too.
 
Did the 5 brothers come together & the mother & father came later with Hannah? Say the boys
Came in 1861 - their ages at that time would have been: Conn, 35; James, 26; Owen, 20; Hannah, 18. (In '66 when she came she would have been 23.)
Mel straightened this out; see John, above.
 
Connell McCauley
1826-1902
(one of the five brothers)
By 1860 (census)
P. 61
House #66
Wife Mary C. Gallagher, 1829-1919 (Big Owen's sister) - married in Toronto
Mary B., rec. June 20, '74
Children:
Dominick, 1863
Owen, 1864-1958 ( Lawrence's dates for "Owen Conn") - married Mary McDonough,
Val's sister
Frank C., 1858-1932 (stone) - married Bridget Gallagher, Manus Gall.['s] daughter
Ann - married a Gatliff
"Jimmy Conn" - "Swimmer"
 
Parish records - Dominick McCauley baptized Feb. 3, 1863, father Conn McCauley, mother
Mary Gallagher.
 
Stone:
Connell McCauley, born Donegal Co., Ire., Nov. 15, 1826, died Jan. 9, 1902
A foot stone saying Mother, 1919
 
Mentioned 10 t[ime]s in Dormers Bk.
 
"Owen's Point" - Mel says he had a fishing business here.
 
Lawrence doesn't remember where Conn lived. He remembers when his widow lived with her mother (Kitty Gallagher, the 103 one) in the upstairs of the house where Jewel now lives. I have him listed in house #66.
 
Is " Conn's Point" [named] for him? If so, why? Because he had a fishing business there ( Lawrence).
 
His granddaughter, Clementine, says the[y] came "3 mo. after the Mormons left," with Vesty, Connaghan, etc.. - that would have been Sept. 1856 - & that her grandmother was pregnant with Frank, "the oldest child born to gentiles on the Island."
He built fishing boats at Conn's Point. He piloted the charter vessel that brought them all to the Island.
He grew wheat (Clem.) & took it to Elk Rapids to be ground.
 
1860 census:
Con McColly 30 fisherman born Ire.
Mary McColly 32 (22?) --------- born Ire.
Frank McColly 2 -------------- born Mich.
Mary McColly 5/12 ------------ born Mich.
John Boyl 25 laborer -------- born Ire.
 
In 1892 he bought from the Matthew Burchard estate the E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 S3 T38 R10.
In 1902 Mary C. McCauley made this land over to Frank C. McCauley (evidently at Conn's
death).
In 1884 he bought Sec 12 T38 R10 ( Conn's Point) from the Auditor Gen. by tax deed.
 
Land office:
July 28, 1863 - Conel McCauley Hd. Lots 1, 2, & 3 Sec 36-38-11, 124A, $10, Can. Sept.
3, 1877 - Green's Bay. (Dominick Gallagher & John Bonner had filed for this earlier.)
Clementine - "Grandmother McCauley told me they lived in Mormon houses until they built
their own. Grandpa settled on the farm."
 
Conn McCauley
(card #2)
"Conn McCauley was a pilot in Canada, piloting boats in & out of Toronto." Charlie Strach "wrote his wife telling about the beautiful chain of islands so much like Aranmore & the other Irish islands they came from & suggested that the others come, so Grandpa Con, his wife, & seven other couples chartered a packing vessel & Grandpa sailed the vessel to the Beavers.
When they reached the Beavers Grandma McCauley was pregnant with Uncle Frank (Mamie's father) & he was the first "gentile" child to be born on the Island." [Some say the 1 st was Ellen, daughter of Anthony & Sophia O'Donnell, born Dec. 25, 1857.]11
 
Daniel G. McCauley12
Aug. 15, 1817-1904
Aug. 185113
Aranmore
Came to B.I. about 1867
House #24 (Sister's house) across road
Married Bridget Correy, 1831-1898 (3?) - County Clare - see Corry14
Children:
Bridget, 1863 Tom, 1873-1954
Nora, 1859 P. D., 1862-1906 stone
 
Dan McCauley's wife died in Ireland and he came here with his son Edward. He was Pete's uncle. He was a schoolmaster in Ireland. He and Vesty married sisters (Bridget Correy Burns & Helen Correy) and had adjoining farms at Big Sand Bay. His oldest daughter was christened in '59 so he must have been here then. He probably came with Pete McCauley in 1858. This must be the Nora McCauley in Lawrence's notes as having been baptized by Bishop Baraga on the same day with Joe Burke & Manus Bonner in 1859.
The Parish records - Feb. 4, 1863 - Bridget McCauley baptized - father Dan McCauley & mother Bridget Correy.
He is not mentioned in Dormer's Day Book (nor is his brother-in-law, Vesty). Did he teach here?
 
Did he & Bridget Correy Burns marry in Canada? Helen Correy's & Vesty's daughter Anna was born in Canada in 1859 but Nora McCauley, daughter of Dan & Bridget Correy was baptized by Father Baraga on B.I. in'59.
 
As the McDonoughs were married in Canada & had two children there it seems reasonable to suppose both sisters were married there and the two families came to B.I. together. They took adjoining land on Sand Bay.
 
Nonie -
Dan McCauley was a schoolteacher in Ireland. "He couldn't fish & he couldn't farm." (Maria says this represents Nonie's delusions of grandeur.) He had a night school in his home for the Vesty boys & the Boyles of Big Sand Bay, the Dominic Gallaghers in the country, and others. These boys had to work all day fishing, etc.. They could only go to school at night so he taught them then.
He got a Gaelic newspaper from Ireland and the night it came the men, Vesty, Dominic, etc.. would come over & he read it to them from cover to cover. Sometimes their wives would come with them and gather in another room to tell fairy & ghost stories. Nonie remembers when she was a little girl (this would be in the 1880s) sitting on a chair & listening. As the stories got more fearful, she got more & more frightened, drawing her feet up under her. Finally she fell off the chair.
According to Nonie, the house she was born in was across from the sister's cottage & stood on the sand hill that is a little to the south. I do not know whether this was Dan's house or belong[ed] to Slocum. I can't help thinking it was Dan's. right.
 
There is a double stone:
Danile G. McCauley
Aug. 15, 1817 - Aug. 29, 1904
 
Bridget
Sept. 30, 1831 - Feb. 24, 1898(3?)
 
Dan McCauley
(card #2)
Maria - Dan McCauley came first with his son Edward, then sent for his nephews Dan Boyle and Pete McCauley. [Is this from Ireland to Canada and they all came to B.I. together, or does it mean from Canada to B.I.?]15
 
Maria - Dan McCauley married Mrs. Burns on B.I. Her husband drowned in Scotland. She came over with her children to join her sister (Mrs. Vesty). She had two sons, Jim, who married Sarah Martin (Grace McCann's sister), and John, who married "Doll" Butler, daughter of a lighthouse keeper at the Head. The third child was Nonie's mother. [In the Charlevoix birth records John Burns lists his birthplace as Canada. These records are of doubtful authenticity. As Nora was baptized in '59, one of the first children born to Irish parents on the Island, it must have been a fast16 marriage. I think it is probable that they married in Canada but that the Burns children were born in the old country.]17
 
Tony ______'s18 notes - "Mr. Burns drowned in Canada, where Dan McCauley met her."
 
Children of Dan & Bridget:
 
Nora Dan's son Ned (by his 1 st wife) - went west
Bridget
Nellie Bridget's children by Burns:
Jane Mary (Slocum)
Daniel Jim - married Sarah Martin (Gracie McCann's sister)
Peter John - married Doll Butler
Tom
 
1860 census, July, lists:
Daniel McColley 40 farmer born Ire.
Bridget McColley 30 farmer born Ire.
John B. McColley 5 ------------ born Canada
Mary McColley 4 -------------- born Canada
James McColley 3 ------------ born Canada19
Hannah McColley 9/12 ------- born Mich.
James (name I couldn't make out) 20 laborer born Ireland
 
The 1900 census says he emigrated in 1851 - he must have been in Canada until 1857 when he came to Beaver with the Vestys.
 
There is a birth record -
Aug. 20, 1877 - Sarah Jane Slocum (this is Nonie's sister), Gal. Twp., father Marvin Slocum,
engineer, and mother, Mary Burns. Registered Aug. 31, 1878.
 
My guess is that his is the father, that they were married in the summer of 1878 & then registered the birth. Did Marvin desert her? In 1880 she was working in a boarding house as a servant. Was he an engineer on a boat that came in & out of B.I.?
 
Land office:
July 8, 1863 - Hd. SE 4 Sec 15-38-10 160A, $10, F.C. Sept. 4, 1868; Little Red School House corner.
 
Daniel McCauley
(card #3)
From notes from correspondence between Tony O'Donnell & Charles Francis O'D.:
"Apparently one son was born of this second marriage of Dan McCauley, a John McCauley, nicknamed '____ey', left B.I. at an early age for Texas, became a cowboy & cattleman. Sister Alexandra [a Salty] is reported to have visited him in Texas; he was her uncle as he was half brother of her mother Nora Salty. He was quite old at that time."
[Other sources have called him Edward & said that he left when his father married Bridget Correy Burns. He disapproved of the marriage.]
[There is a "James", age 20, living with the family in 186[0] census. He does not appear in the 1864 church roll.]20
 
[See original manuscript for McCauley family tree diagram. The diagram is accompanied by the notation,"p. 32, 38, 39, 41, 47, 54, 82, 90, 95, 98, 99, 102, 103-105, 119, 144."]
 
Dan McCauley
(2 nd Gen.)
Nonie's uncle - for him & the Union see p. 105.
 
He married Sara Green, White Dan's daughter.
 
From clippings at his death (undated):
"Had sailed the Great Lakes ever since a youth of 14. Ten years ago he acquired an interest in the Coffey Fishing Co. & has been engaged in fishing out of this port ever since. He was captain of the steamer Alice C.. Born in St. James & united in marriage to miss Sarah Green."
Survived by 4 daughters & 2 sons, [as well as]
3 sisters:
Mrs. Eli Garrett [of] Escanaba
Mrs. Hugh Malloy [of] Marquette
Mrs. John Gallagher [of] Green Bay
1 brother:
Thomas [of] St. James
 
Eddie McCauley
P. 56
This is Pete McCauley's son & was living on Garden Island with his wife and many children. He & Sisco were fishing together. They came & docked in the harbor (out at the point somewhere). Maria saw him go past & sent her brother Tracy (she was living at home unmarried at the time) to get him for dinner. Tracy couldn't find him. Others looked for him; they went to all the houses in the country where they thought he might be as well as the stores & saloons but he was not found. The next morning his body was found under the dock where he had fallen through a hole. He was still clinging, with his arms locked around a pile. [There was some suspicion of foul play on Sisco's part but only a suspicion.]21
Johnny McCann was all ready to start out with the "Margaret" for the day's fishing but he dropped everything & went right over to Garden & brought the widow & children to Nackerman's (Mrs. Nackerman was Eddie's sister).
 
[Edward?] "Neddy" McCauley
House #31
I also have Neddy McCauley for house #105.
 
Could this be Dan McCauley's son Edward by his 1 st marriage? à Probably, as he lived at Sand Bay - no, he is supposed to have left as soon as his father remarried.
 
Edward "Neddy" McCauley
1830-1909
Came around 1874
P. 123
1880 census -
Wife Catherine O'Donnell
Children:
James, 1858 - born Ire.
Bridget, 1861-1899 - born Ire.; had illegitimate child by Jimmy the Jew
Bernard, 1863 - born Ire.
John, 1865 - born Ire.
Hannah, 1868 - born Ire.
Catherine, 1875 - born Mich.; married a John Crully22
Anna, 1877; born Mich.
 
This family is related to no other McCauleys on the Island. They lived down at Sand Bay, the 1 st house on Hannegan's Rd. James had been an officer in the English army & he taught the Sand Bay School - Nonie went to school to him. [It seems unlikely that he had been an officer. If they came together before 1875, when Catherine was born in Mich., he was only 17]23 - he could have been a non-com.24 The long gap between Hannah & Catherine, looks as if the father came over 1 st & then went back for the family or sent for them. One of the other brothers taught the Sand Bay School & also Emma.
 
James caught fish in the Jordan River with his bare hands.
 
Death records:
Bridget McCauley, single, 34-0-12, died in Pea. Twp of consumption on Feb. 12, 1899.
Housekeeper. Born Ire.; parents Edward McCauley & Kate O'Donnell.
Edward McCauley, widower, age 79, died St. James Twp of asthma on Dec. 1, '09. Born
Ire.; farmer; parents [father] Bernard McCauley, mother unknown.
Kate (O'Donnell) McCauley, married, age 52, died in _____25 Twp Mar. 3, '91; killed by a
runaway horse. Born Ire.; parents John O'Donnell & Nora Boyle.
 
Frank McCauley
1798-1885
1866 - with son John
Also called Owen
Wife Ann Gallagher, 1801-1882
 
This stone:
Frank McCauley, 1798-1885
Ann, his wife, 1801-1882
 
Could these be the parents of the five brothers? - yes In 1856 Frank was 57 years old - rather old to come entirely on his own. Did they come with their daughter in 1866? Yes - he was 68, she, 65.
When they came I do not know but he was the father of the five brothers & he lived with his son Conn McCauley as an old man. They came in '66.
 
The notation on Frank's stone, son of Patrick (see his card) proves that they were the parents of the five brothers. Their stone is a relatively new one but the one for Frank the grandson is old. The stones are side by side. The notation about the grandparents is crowded at the bottom of the stone. Was it put on after 1885 (9 years after Frank the grandson's death) instead of erecting a stone at that time? Their stone is quite new.
 
Mel - John was the last one to come, bringing his father & mother (and Hannah) with him. They got here a few days before the Fourth of July 1866. The Irish Colony really celebrated the Glorious Fourth, beginning a few days before & continuing a few days after. The mother thought that everyone in the U.S. was crazy, that that was the way they acted all the time.
(I can just imagine how the Irish celebrated the 4 th & freedom from England!)
 
Clementine - Grandma McCauley lived to be 92. Improbable - see census card.
 
1 This is blank in the original.
2 The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893) and World's Fair and Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis (1904).
3 Brackets in original.
4 The author has enclosed the names of Patrick, Catherine, & the younger Thomas in a bracket, with the notation, "1900 census."
5 Probably a reference to the Beaver Island Lumber Company, which began operations on the Island in 1901.
6 Illegible; looks like inavation (enervation?).
7 Illegible.
8 Brackets in original.
9 This is probably a reference to the Beaver Island Lumber Company, which had begun operations on the Island in 1901.
10 Parts of this sentence are unclear; the beach mentioned may be Charlevoix.
11 Brackets in original.
12 The author has included a note above the middle initial that appears to be an F or a 7, with the notation, "(according to Nonie[)]."
13 No indication what this date refers to.
14 The author indicates "stone" in reference to both Daniel and Bridget.
15 Brackets in original.
16 This is unclear; is possibly first, but looks much more like fast.
17 Brackets in original.
18 This could be either Gibson or Olson.
19 The author has enclosed the names of John, Mary, and James McColley in a bracket, with the notation, "These must be the Burns children, although the census lists them McColley."
20 All brackets in this entry appear in the original manuscript except "186[0]".
21 Brackets in original.
22 Unclear; could also be Crilly, or something else.
23 Brackets in original.
24Non-commissioned officer?
25 Illegible.