John TIERNEY and Ann MURRAY
Ireland to Nepean Township, Ontario, Canada
February 23, 2009: (new photographs of John Tierney and Ann Murray added)
Thought I'd get these pictures of the John Tierney and Ann Murray family off to you to put
on their page. They have come from various descendants of John and Ann's and I don't think
they will mind as it would be a shame to lose these pictures of almost the entire family.
John Tierney Ann Murray
May 1, 2008:
I'm doing some updating and was wondering if you could start a page on my family of
Tierneys. At the same time, if you wouldn't mind, you could remove the 'old' John Tierney
and Ann Murray information which is currently on the Charles Christian page.
I'm going to do a page on the immigrant (1825) of Denis Tierney and his wives as well.
I'd sure like to see a link to his upcoming page on your home page as his family was
such an integral part of the Nepean community and St. Pat's church.
John Tierney, son of Denis Tierney and Margaret Egan, and Ann Murray had 11 children,
all born in Nepean.
1) Elizabeth Tierney (1833 - 1919) married Charles Dubreuille in 1854, a son of Hyacinthe
Dubreuille and Marguerite Charlebois of Quebec. Charles changed his name to Dubruille
in 1866 when they moved to Oregon, USA. They had 10 children, the first 6 in Ottawa.
Eight lived to adulthood.
2) Margaret Tierney (1835 - 1920) married John Gleeson in 1858, a son of
Martin and Ann Gleason. They moved to South Dakota, USA in 1879, then to
Oregon in 1908. They had 10 children, all save the last, born in
Ontario and all lived to adulthood.
3) William Tierney (1837 - 1899) married Catherine McSherry in 1861, only
child of Bernard McSherry and Ann Doran. They moved to British
Columbia in 1871 after a few years living in Portland, Oregon, USA. They
had 9 children (the first 3 born in Nepean, 1 in Vancouver, Washington,
and the remaining 5 born in Victoria, British Columbia). All lived to
adulthood, although one daughter died at age 20.
4) Michael Tierney (1841 - after 1867). Nothing known about Michael.
5) Jane Tierney (1842 -1922) married Thomas O'Sullivan in 1873. Nothing
known about Jane and Thomas.
6) Mary Ann Tierney (1845 - 1897) married Charles Christian in 1868, a son
of John Christian and Sarah McConvey. They had 4 children in Ottawa,
2 of whom, Mary Margaret & Celina Mary, lived to adulthood & married.
7) Ellen Mary Tierney (1846 - 1882) married Philip Lowrey in 1873, son of
Philip Lowry and Mary Margaret Hedden. They had 4 children, daughters,
2 of whom, Ethel Florence and Ellen Mary Augusta, lived to adulthood
8) James J.Tierney (1854 - after 1901) married in 1899 at St. Bridget's
in Ottawa, Mary Elizabeth Monahan (born New York, USA and a daughter of
Malachy Monahan and Margaret Jane Haney). One known child, Muriel
Annabelle Tierney, born 1900 in Carleton county.
9) Catharine Mary (1852 - after 1901) married John Joseph Whelan in 1892,
son of Edward Whelan and Ellen Homes. No children.
10) Teresa Mary (1855 -1915) married Francis McKenna in 1882, son of
Charles McKenna and Bridget O'Connor. 5 children (Charles Austin,
Cecilia Mary, Johanna Christina, Martha, and Reuben Francis)
11) Martha Mary (1857 - 1950) became "Sister Melanie" of the Order of the Grey Nuns
of the Cross in Ottawa.
November 7, 2010:
As the days get darker, it's time to get back into genealogy and tidy up some loose ends. Can you add this information
to my page (above listed) and this should finish it off. http://www.bytown.net/tierneyjohn.htm
I am enclosing a picture of Catherine Mary Tierney (1852 - 1940) who married John Joseph Whelan. I don't know why I
didn't send her picture before, so this should pretty well complete the set. Also, she died in 1940 in Ottawa.
Finally found out what happened to John and Ann's son, James J. Tierney (abt 1850 - 1932). He married Mary Elizabeth Monahan
as stated, but had 3 children: Muriel Annabelle, John V., and William Harvey Tierney. He moved to Oregon, USA, about 1907,
finally settling in Bend in Deschutes county in Oregon where he died and is buried.
Catherine Mary Tierney, 1852-1940
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