Descendants of Michael Maloney
of County Laois, Ireland

County Laois

Generation #2

Michael (1William) Maloney

Michael Maloney was born 1811 in Montraith, County Laois, Ireland. In about 1843, Michael married an unknown spouse in County Laois, Ireland. And, they settled down, having four children.

History of the Great Famine tells of deaths and privation from the famine. Beginning in the southeastern corner of Ireland, the blight crept north and west in stages and would not have hit County Laois until about 1846 or later. To survive the famine, Michael and family immigrated to America. From children's dates and places of birth, we learn that the family immigrated to America in about 1852, probably to New Orleans.

Research Note: In the 1860 Douglas Co IL Census, we find son Patrick, age 7, born in Louisiana.

Michael's first wife died c. 1853 after Patrick's birth. And, Michael continued his migration moving next to Indiana. On 11/4/1855 in Jennings Co IN, Michael married Mary Mulick b. 1838 in County Roscommon, Ireland.

By 1859 the family migrated to Douglas Co IL where daughter Catherine was born. And by 1865, they migrated to Denison, Crawford Co IA. Michael and Mary farmed in the Irish Catholic settlement south of Denison.

Michael died in 5/6/1875 in Crawford Co IA, and is buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery, Denison IA. After Michael's death, according to a descendant of Michael, the family "scattered off" leaving each child to make their way in the world. And, this is true.

After Michael's death, Mary migrated west to Council Bluffs IA and lived with her daughter, Mary Langmade. Mary died 3/16/1925 in Pottawattamie Co IA and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Council Bluffs IA.

Old Catholic Cemetery, Denison, Crawford Co IA:
Note: This cemetery is located at the end of a farm road south of Denison IA.
The county has allowed the land to return to the natural high-grass prairie.

Michael Maloney's grave is the second grave found in the cemetery when entering from the northwest corner. In the photo above, the marker can barely be seen at the far right.

Michael Molony
Died
May 6, 1875
Aged
68 Years
Native of Ireland
1860 Federal Census: Douglas Co IL; Allmus Twp
DW#  FM#  Last    First      Age Sex R  Occup.  POB
========================================================
300  298  Malony  Michael    53  M   W  Farmer  Ireland
                  Mary       25  F   W          "
                  Michael    18  M   W          "
                  Sarah      11  F   W          "
                  Daniel     9   M   W          "
                  Patrick    7   M   W          LA
                  Julia      5   F   W          IN
                  Edward     3   M   W          "
                  Catherine  1   F   W          IL
1870 Federal Census: Crawford Co IA; Denison Twp
DW#  FM#  Last    First      Age  Sex R  Occup.  POB
=========================================================
300  298  Molony  Michael    59   M   W  Farmer  Ireland
                  Mary       33   F   W          "
                  Michael    25   M   W  Farmer  "
                  Daniel     21   M   W  Farmer  "
                  Edward     13   M   W          IN
                  Catherine  10   F   W          IL
                  Ellen      7    F   W          "
                  Margaret   5    F   W          IA
                  Mary       2    F   W          "
                  William    5/12 M   W          "
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mary MOLONA   Wife   W   Female   W   42   KY   Keeping House   IRE   IRE 
 Edward MOLONA   Other   S   Male   W   24   IN   F   IRE   KY 
 Kate MOLONA   Other   S   Female   W   21   IN      IRE   KY 
 Andrew MOLONA   Other   S   Male   W   19   IL   L   IRE   KY 
 Margrett MOLONA   Other   S   Female   W   15   IRE   Ia   KY   PROB D 
 Willie MOLONA   Other   S   Male   W   11   IRE      KY   PROB D 
 Mary MOLONA   Other   S   Female   W   13   IA      KY   PROB D 
 Lisey MOLONA   Other   S   Female   W   8   IA      KY   PROB D 
 Anna MOLONA   Other   S   Female   W   6   IA      KY   PROB D 
1885 Iowa State Census: Crawford Co IA; Denison Twp
DW#  FM#  Last    First      Age  Sex Occup.  POB
=========================================================
66   68   Molony  Mary       46   F   Farming Ireland
                  Andrew     23   M           Ill
                  Margaret   18   F           IA
                  William    15   M           "
                  Eliza      11   F           "
                  Anna       10   F           "
1920 Federal Census: Pottawattamie Co IA
DW#  FM#  Last     First      Age  Sex Occup.  POB
=======================================================
929  333  Langmade Charles    50   M           IA
                   Mary       52   F           IA
          Maloney  Mary       64   F           Ireland

    Children with Unknown Spouse

    1. Michael Maloney

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Mikel MOLONY   Self   M   Male   W   35   IRE   F   IRE   IRE 
 Brdget MOLONY   Wife   M   Female   W   25   IA   Keeping House   IRE   IRE 

    2. Sarah Maloney

    3. Daniel Maloney

    4. Patrick Maloney

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Patt MOLONY   Self   M   Male   W   29   IN   Laborer  IRE   IRE 
 Mary MOLONY   Wife   M   Female   W   29   TN   Keeping House   IRE   IRE 

    5. Julia Maloney

    Children with Mary Mulick

    6. Edward Maloney

    7. Catherine Maloney

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Andrew MOLONY   Self   M   Male   W   60   IRE   Co Auditor   IRE   IRE 
 Catharine MOLONY   Other   S   Female   W   21   IL   Servant   IRE   IRE 

    8. Ellen "Nell" Maloney b. 1863 Douglas Co IL

    9. Andrew Maloney

    10. Margaret Maloney

    11. Mary Maloney

    12. William Maloney

    13. Elizabeth Maloney

    14 Anne Maloney

Generation #3

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