John James McGOEY and Catherine (Sophia) CUDDIHY / CUDDIHEY
Early McGOEY Surnames in Western Quebec, Canada
October 25, 2002:
From: Ray Daly [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: October 24, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: John James McGoey
(Thanks Ray ... Al)
Descendants of John James McGoey
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN JAMES MCGOEY (JOSEPH, PATRICK) was born September 10, 1869, and died 1956.
He married CATHERINE (SOPHIA) CUDDIHEY. She was born 1879 in Low, Que, and died 1950 in
Martindale Cem. Low Que.
More About JOHN JAMES MCGOEY:
Burial: Martindale Cem. Low.Que
Children of JOHN MCGOEY and CATHERINE CUDDIHEY are:
2. i. BASIL MCGOEY, b. Low, Que.
ii. JOSEPH MCGOEY, b. Low, Que; m. SABINA (BINA) CARROLL; b. Farrellton, Que; d. Ottawa.
iii. VIOLA MCGOEY, m. MILLER WOODS; b. Farrellton, Que.
More About MILLER WOODS: Burial: B.C.
Generation No. 2
2. BASIL MCGOEY (JOHN JAMES3, JOSEPH2, PATRICK1) was born in Low, Que. He married (1) POLLY COOGAN.
She was born in Wakefield, Que. He married (2) RITA HENDRICK. She was born in Chelsea, Que.
More About BASIL MCGOEY: Burial: Martindale Cem. Low.Que
January 6, 2004:
I will have to check with my mom, who now lives in Ottawa, to get more
exact details ... but.
She was born Mary Margaret McGoey in Martindale November 30th, 1925.
The youngest of eight children. Her mother died in Ottawa in the late
1970s. (1978?) I believe her name was Sarah. I have heard of the
name Cuddihey and would not be surprised if that was her maiden name.
My Mom's father, I believe died in the early 1970s. Both parents were
in their 90s when they died.
They had a farm in Martindale, just below the church, St.Martins.
I don't recognize the names in your "Descendants of John James
McGoey", but the surname, dates, towns of Martindale and Low certainly
we seem that there is a family connection.
:-) Happy New Year :-)
August 11, 2010:
41 Aylmer Road
Built for Joseph McGoey in 1871
Photo Source: National Capital Commission Heritage, page 47
September 8, 2010:
Greetings from Gatineau! Just perusing over the webpage that is still up “Bytown or Bust” - http://www.bytown.net/moore.htm.
Most wonderful to see some familiar names popping up there.
Wondering if you would have any input on my ancestors, my grandfather was Edgar Moore and his wife
May (Rivest) and their parents. I’m told to look into McGoey lines as well.
All hail from Maniwaki.
Any input would be most welcome!
Thank you very much,
Thanks to Eric McGregor for sorting out the two McGoey families below. He has also sorted out the
two Moore pioneer families in the Gatineau Valley. To be posted tomorrow ... Al
The McGoeys represent another fascinating story. And it might be a different story for a different day. But here is
what I can tell you rather quickly. I did some joint research a couple of years back with some McGoey descendants.
They were Jack McGoey and Bruce Cowen. It appears that two McGoey families settled in the Upper Gatineau area
back in the mid-1800's. We simply refer to them as the "Farrellton McGoeys" and the "Martindale McGoeys".
We found that at the top of the Farrellton line were Patrick McGoey and Ellen Kennedy. Heading up the Martindale line
were Thomas McGoey and Catherine Flannigan. Although we never established with 100% certainty that Patrick and Thomas
were brothers, we did sort of make that assumption. After all, both came from Longford County, Ireland.
And they were born about 10 years apart making them candidates for brothers.
So your lineage would be from the Martindale McGoeys (i.e. Thomas McGoey and Catherine Flannigan). One of their children
was Nicholas P. McGoey who married Alice Cahill. Two of Nicholas McGoey and Alice Cahill's children wound up
marrying into the family of Patrick Moore and Elizabeth Turney. They were Mary Ann (your Great Grandmother) and
Thomas Christopher who married Margaret (Maggie) Moore. I don't know much about this particular Thomas McGoey
other than the fact that we know he was a hotel keeper in Maniwaki in the 1890's. He and Margaret did have one son
named Nicholas. The Nicholas went on to marry a Mary Ellen Gleason in 1917 in Martindale. Both are interred at
St. Martin's Cemetery in Martindale. Follow the link below and click on Gleason, Martin.
In the lineage of the Farrellton McGoeys was a son named Thomas (b. ~1804, d. 1881). Interestingly enough,
he was the Thomas McGoey who married into the Philemon Wright family and went onto become a lumber baron
in his own right. He was actually married to Philemon Wright's grand-daughter Pamela Wright. From what
I've found, he was the first of that McGoey side to settle at Farrellton. It seems that this Thomas McGoey
built a hotel or stop over around present day Farrellton for his men and teams drawing supplies to his
bush operation in the North. He gave these properties to his nephew William Farrell (son of Patrick Farrell
in whose honour Farrellton is named, and McGoey’s younger sister Ellenor).
I have loads of other information. So please feel free to e-mail me with any additional questions.
My home e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
... Eric McGregor
July 17, 2015:
E-mail Ray Daly, Bruce Cowen, Eric McGregor, Marc-André Filion and Al Lewis
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