Main content

Title: Letters from the McGinty and Crosby families
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcGinity, Catherine and Mary/13
SenderMcGinity, Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationCo. Armagh?, N.Ireland
RecipientMcGinity, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 3539/1: Deposited by Isabel McAnulty Williams, Lafayette, Indiana
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9309156
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:09:1993
Word Count49
Note(second letter written by Mary McGinity to an uncle) N.B. doc contains letter with genealogical info
TranscriptThe following letters were to and from members of the McGinity and Crosby
families who immigrated from Ireland to the United States of America in the
mid-eighteen hundreds.

John and Mary Crosby McGinity were my maternal great-grandparents.
John and his brother Thomas, were linen vendors in Ireland.
Thomas, accompanied by his son, John, immigrated to the United States in
the autumn of 1847. His wife and their youngest children joined him the
following year.

In the early spring of 1850 my great-grandparents and their children;
Thomas, Catherine, Mary and Bernard immigrated to the United States. John
purchased a farm in western Pennsylvania. He died of pneumonia April 23,
1852. Mary and their children remained on the farm and Mary's brothers John
and William Crosby, came to the United States to help her manage the farm.
Mary Theresa Crosby McGinity died in June of 1890. John and Mary McGinity
are buried in S.S. [Saints?] Simon and Jude's Cemetery, Blairsville,
Isabel McAnulty Williams
West Lafayette, Indiana
May 1979.