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The McNulty Family Descendents that immigrated from Ireland to South Bend, Indiana and Beyond

James McNulty and Margaret Whelan came from Ireland to South Bend Indiana sometime before 1858. The Irish Families of McNulty, Frain (Fresnay, Frenay, Frain), Roche (Rush, Roach, Rusch), Brennan, Corcoran and Commen frequently sponsored each other's childrens baptisms in the early years of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana Records. Oral family history that was captured by Barbara (Gray) Cutter from Anna Brennan suggests that our Brennan Family (Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran) may have journeyed from points beyond with the McNulty's and Frains. They may not have traveled further than from New York once the train lines opened up between New York and Chicago, but there is the chance that they did and even if they didn't may have come from the same County or Civil Parish in Ireland. It is therefore my intention to trace each of these families (The McNulty's and the Frain's) back to their roots in Ireland and down to their descendents in the United States to try to find out how and if we have common origins. The surnames that I have found thus far connected with this family are Whelan (or Whalen) Hartford, Kindig, Lahey, Morris and Smith and I am only just beginning the search.

I plan to document their path via Census, Church, Directory and other available records

If you feel you are related to this family or their descendents that I document in this section please contact me so we can share information!

This is a work in progress!

The following are a compilation of the James McNulty and Margaret Whelan Family and their descendents in Church Records, Census Records, Directories and other Sources:

James McNulty and Margaret Whelan Family; Maria McNulty and Thomas Hartford; Sarah McNulty and John Kindig; Margarita McNulty and David H Smith; Thomas and Margaret Jean McNulty; Martin and Ellen A McNulty; Margaret McNulty and Joseph C Morris;
Irish Friends: The James McNulty and Margaret Whelan Family of South Bend, Indiana in the Census Records
The Edward McNulty and Elizabeth Lahey Family of South Bend Indiana in the Census Records
The James McNulty and Margaret Whelan Family in Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Church Records, South Bend, Indiana
The Maria McNulty and Thomas Hartford Family in the St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Records
The Thomas Hartford and Maria McNulty Family in South Bend, St Jospeh County, Indiana Census, directories and other Non Church Related Records
The Sarah McNulty and John Kindig Family in the St Joseph Church Records, South Bend, Indiana
The Margarita McNulty and David H Smith Family in the St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana and other Records
The Thomas and Margaret Jean McNulty Family in the South Bend, Indiana Sacred Heart Church Records, Cook County Illinois Census and other Records
The James McNulty: Tracing his Journey from South Bend, Indiana to Omaha Nebraska, Chicago Illinois, Louisville Colorado and Newton Iowa in Church and Census Records
The Martin and Ellen A McNulty Family in the U.S. Census Records
The Margaret McNulty and Joseph C. Morris Family of Cook County, Illinois in Census and Other Records
The Thomas and Margaret Jean McNulty Family in the South Bend, Indiana Sacred Heart Church Records, Cook County, Chicago Illinois Census and other Records
The Michael Stanley and Nellie Genevieve (Sheridan) McNulty Family of Traverse City, Michigan in Church, Census and other Records