John MOORE and Bridget McKENNA
Ireland to Gloucester Township
also Martin POWERS / POWER and Terrance SMITH and Ann MOORE
January 12, 2003:
> From: "Jim McKenna"
> To: ;
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 9:47 PM
> Subject: John Moore & Bridget McKenna
>> Looking for information about Bridget McKenna and husband John Moore who
>> farmed on 200 acres on Cons. 6 lot 3 in Osgoode. They were both born in
>> Ireland and Bridget was the sister of Bernard McKenna of Gloucester
>> Here's what they looked like in the Census of 1871
>> John Moore 45 born: Ireland RC. farmer
>> Bridget 35 b: Ireland RC...like Bernard she could read and write.
>> William 12 b. Ireland going to school (son)
>> James 11 b. Ont
>> Margaret 9 "
>> Bridget 7 "
>> John 6 "
>> Patrick 5
>> David 4
>> Mary 3
>> Catherine 1
>> Anne 3 months
>> So it would appear they arrived here from Ireland sometime between
>> just before their first Canadian child was born.
>> We're trying to locate what town in Co. Tyrone they all came from.
>> Best Regards
>> Jim McKenna
> Hi Jim:
> Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you.
> I'll set up a new page later today for John Moore and Bridget McKenna later
> There's a "Moore Estates" subdivision at South Gloucester today, very close
> to where the McKenna farms were.
> I gather these would be your folks?
> Take care,
> ... Al
That's right, they're part of my family genealogy research. It's been close
to two years but thanks to your site we were able to hook up with Kevin
Collins who is also part of the McKenna legacy who had a lot of research
October 22, 2004:
Looking for Martin Powers / Power who was married to Katie Moore (d/o John Moore and
Bridget McKenna). They lived in Gloucester.
Also any descendants of Terrance Smith who was married March 1st 1881 at Our
Lady of the Visitation as follows:
Terrance Smith (s/o deceased father James Smith and Bridget Lougher) and Ann
Margaret Moore, (daughter of John Moore and Bridget McKenna) in the presence
of James Durning and Margaret McKenna.
... Jim McKenna
March 19, 2007:
Hi I have found two interesting documents that were hand written by my
Great Grandmother Mary (Powers) Foran. One seems to be a handwritten
rough copy of a letter dated June 26, 1931. The other is a hand written
summary of a will. The summary reads as follows:
$1000. to bishop
$1000. to Chinese Missions
$500. to Catholic Truth Society
$500. to Our Church Repair
$400. to Low Masses
$250. to funeral expenses
Any left over to Thomas, also place and belongings to Thomas.
The handwritten letter reads:
Billings Bridge Ontario
June 26th, 1931
R. Walter Hamilton, N.P.
519 Bank St.
Re: Martin Powers Estate:
Regarding your letter of the fifteenth inst, I make the following
1) My father Tomas Powers was the son of John Powers. My mother,
Mary McGee died July 3,1922.
2) My father's mother Catherine Nolan died Jan 15,1864
3) My father's brothers and sisters are;
a) John, died 11th Dec 1912 his wife Ann Fagan died March 12, 1918.
Their children Catherine, Elizabeth, Agnes, May, Teresa, John, Michael,
Patrick and Edward
b) Patrick, single, no record of death
c) Nicholas, single, no record of death
d) Edward, married no record of death his wife Margaret McKiernan
no record of her death
do not know his family
e) Anistecia died Dec 1, 1900 her husband Michael Moran died April
21, 1915 their family Catherine, Mary Jane, Agnes, Briget, Thomas, John
4) My Grandfather's brothers and sisters are Patrick and Mary, the
latter better known as "Mame". If there were any others they remained
Patrick died March 16, 1898 his wife Nora Quinlan? (not sure of her
maiden name) no record of her death. "Mame" didn't know her much and
no record of her death. Her husband Thomas Powers no record of death.
I am still unsure of how Martin better known as M.J. links into
the family. If I find additional information I will forward.
P.S. - Mike, if you read above Anastasia is indeed Edna Foran Quinn's
greatgrandfather's (John Powers) sister - however this is the Anastasia
that is married to Michael Moran, not John McEvoy. Wouldn't you know it
... to complicate things there are two Anastasia Powers.!!!
I see on another note that Martin Powers was the son of Patrick
and Nora. This would make Martin (or M.J. Powers) the first cousin of
Thomas Powers (my Great Grandfather)
March 20, 2007:
Thanks Mary for the information posted on the website:
Here's what I have found in my research on Bridget McKenna-Moore and
the Powers family connection
Catherine Moore baptism record (Our Lady of the Visitation)
11 April, 1870, Catherine Moore (born 27 March), lawful daughter of
John Moore and Bridget McKenna, sponsor: Jane McKenna
Catherine married Martin Powers.
Descendants of Bridget McKenna-Moore at the time of her death 1919
Henry Thomas Moore -Ottawa
Frank B. Moore -Ottawa
Martin Powers (son-in-law) -Gloucester
Katie Powers (d/o Bridget) -Gloucester
Bridget Elen Moore-Osgoode
Annie Moore (all spinster daughters) -Osgoode
E-mail Jim McKenna, Mary Quinn, Michael Daley and Al Lewis
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