McCarroll, Owen (Eugene)


Submitted by: James J. Carroll, < j.j.carroll@earthlink.net >

HUSBAND: Owen [Eugene] McCarroll
Born: c. 1840
Birthplace: Donacavey, County Tyrone
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Baptized:
Location: Eskragh, Co. Tyrone
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Died:
Location: Eskragh, Clogher Parish, Co. Tyrone
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Buried:
Location: Eskra, Clogher Parish, Co. Tyrone
Source: Viewed Stone, R.C. graveyard
Father: Eugene McCarroll
Mother: Catherine
Occupation: Farmer

WIFE: Catherine McCusker
Born: c. 1846-1851
Birthplace: Augharonan, Donacavey Parish, Co. Tyrone
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Buried:
Location: Eskragh, Clogher Parish, Co. Tyrone
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Father: Patrick
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Married: 25 June 1867 Location: Fintona, Donacavey, Co. Tyrone
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Comments: My great grandfather, Owen McCarroll (c. 1840 – 1916), came
from the townland of Corkill, (or Corkhill as most of the recorded
records indicate) in the parish of Clogher, County Tyrone. Of the Roman
Catholic faith, he was baptised and buried in the Eskragh R.C. chapel's
graveyard, but he was married in the Fintona R.C. Church which is in the
parish of Donacavey. Owen was also known as Eugene, but he did not use
that name - probably because that was his father’s name.
Owen was the son of Eugene and Catherine who were farmers, and was born
about 1840 in Donacavey. He married my great grandmother, Catherine
McCusker (he was registered as Eugene, but signed the register as Owen),
on 25 June 1867 in Donacavey. My great grandmother was from the townland
of Augharonan, in Co. Tyrone, which I believe also is in
Donacavey.Catherine McCusker's father was Patrick and she was born circa
1846 – 1851; she married Owen at "full age." But, as is the case with
most old Irish records, there is a discrepancy for the 1911 census lists
her as a 60 yr old widow and the 1901 census listed as a 45 year old
widow. She had a possible sibling: John McCusker of Legmaghery (could
that be Lisnamaghery?), but little is known of him. Catherine and Owen
had a number of children: Ellen, b. 1871 - 1917, married Andrew Bogan;
Patrick (aka the Yank), b. 1873 - ?(he appears to have been buried in
the family plot at Eskragh); Thomas, b. 1875 - ?, married to Catherine
(Kitty) Daly (Daley?) and emigrated to USA, perhaps from Newtownsaville;
Owen, b. 1877 - ?, who married Brigid Conroy in Beragh, and lived in
Curr; my grandfather Michael Joseph (Mickey), b. 1879 - 1924, and he
migrated to USA c. 1899, was naturalized in 1904 as a U.S. Citizen, but
returned to Ireland in 1912. He then married to Agnes Bridget Gaffigan,
an American born in San Francisco, in Dundalk, Ireland, July 1912. Then
there were: Jane, b. 1871; and Hugh, b. 1883 who lived with their mother
until her death. The family farm house in Corkill was there when I first visited but it
was removed about November 1982, and the property is possibly owned by
Devine family. The resting place is the R.C. Church Graveyard in Eskragh
(Eskra).


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