John DONNELLY

Male 1833 - 1914


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  • Name  John DONNELLY 
    Born  9 Dec 1833  New Market, Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Jun 1914  St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetary, Blufton, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I014  Donnelly Tree
    Last Modified  14 Apr 2011 

    Father  Patrick DONNELLY,   b. 1802, Dungannon, /Tyrone County, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1856, Beaverton R.C. Cemetary, Beaverton, Thorah Twp Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret LYONS,   b. 1807, County of Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1896, Carden, Victoria County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Catherine MCRAE??,   d. 1857, in childbirth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F09  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary (or McMahon) LUNNEY,   b. 1834, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871 
    Married  5 Jul 1857  Saint Marys Roman Catholic, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Genealogical Notes 
    • Transcription from the inGeneas Database

      Record ID: 311898

      Groom: DONNELLY, JOHN
      Age: none given
      Residence: of Mara Twp
      Place of Birth: none given
      Occupation: bachelor
      Denomination: Roman Catholic
      Parents: none given

      Bride: McMAHON, MARY
      Age: none given
      Residence: Queen St.
      Place of Birth: none given
      Occupation: spinster
      Denomination: Roman Catholic
      Parents: none given

      Witnesses: Sylvester Burns, Jane Burns
      Married: 05 Jul 1857, at St Mary's, Toronto, York County, Ontario,
      Clergyman: John Walsh, by Banns

      Event: #v015 - Roman Catholic Marriages in Ontario
      Source: transcribed from the microfilm of original documents
      held in the collection of the Archives of Ontario
      [Toronto]: microfilm group MS 248, reel 21, volume 3,
      page 163.
    Children 
     1. Michael DONNELLY,   b. 11 Jun 1859, Mara, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1940, Brechin Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Patrick DONNELLY,   b. 3 Sep 1863, Brechin, Ontario (Mara Twp) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1928, Seattle, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F03  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mathilda (Guindon) YADIEUX,   b. 15 Jul 1845,   d. 22 Sep 1939 
    Married  29 Sep 1872  Orillia, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Genealogical Notes 
    • John Donnelly, 38, res. of Mara, son of Patrick Donnelly and Margaret Lyons born Canada married Mathilde(a) Yado, daughter of John Yado and Matilda Boucher in Mara 29th Sept 1872. K.A.C. pstre (Father Campbell)
    Children 
     1. Peter DONNELLY,   b. 14 Jul 1873,   d. 1922
     2. Jane DONNELLY,   b. 16 Dec 1874,   d. 23 Aug 1902
     3. John Martin DONNELLY,   b. 29 Sep 1876, Carden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1939, Orillia, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary DONNELLY,   b. 23 Aug 1878, Carden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1939, Orillia nursing home Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret DONNELLY,   b. 13 Jun 1880, Carden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945
     6. Sarah Elizabeth DONNELLY,   b. 10 Aug 1882,   d. 1890
     7. Mathilda DONNELLY,   b. 30 Apr 1884, Carden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. George Joseph DONNELLY,   b. 21 Dec 1886,   d. 16 Jun 1949, Blufton, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Isaac DONNELLY,   b. 10 Oct 1888, Carden Twp, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1921
     10. Ambrose DONNELLY,   b. 13 Mar 1890, Carden Twp, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1956, Brechin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Jerome DONNELLY,   b. 31 Jan 1895, Carden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1969, Rimbey Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • Page: 1861 Census of Mara Twp., p. 11 # 38
      Text: QUAY 3 stated age was 26 at census

      1871census Ontario North, Mara Twp., div. 1, p 25
      Text: QUAY 3 #19, Donnelly, John, Married, farmer, age 38, born Ont., Irish origin, R. Cath.

      According to family stories, the young families of bothe Cornelius and John Donnelly were sharing a 1 story log house which ad been built in 1854 (Sourc: Dorothy MacDonald)

      When John was 24 he married Mary Lunney or McMahon. She bore 2 children, Patrick and Michael.

      Transcription from the inGeneas Database

      Record ID: 311898

      Groom: DONNELLY, JOHN
      Age: none given
      Residence: of Mara Twp
      Place of Birth: none given
      Occupation: bachelor
      Denomination: Roman Catholic
      Parents: none given

      Bride: McMAHON, MARY
      Age: none given
      Residence: Queen St.
      Place of Birth: none given
      Occupation: spinster
      Denomination: Roman Catholic
      Parents: none given

      Witnesses: Sylvester Burns, Jane Burns
      Married: 05 Jul 1857, at St Mary's, Toronto, York County, Ontario,
      Clergyman: John Walsh, by Banns

      Event: #v015 - Roman Catholic Marriages in Ontario
      Source: transcribed from the microfilm of original documents
      held in the collection of the Archives of Ontario
      [Toronto]: microfilm group MS 248, reel 21, volume 3,
      page 163.

      John's second marriage was to Mathilda Yadieux (Guindon?) at the age of 39. She went on to have eleven more children. The last, Jerome, being born when John was 62 years old.

      1871 Census of Mara Township lists John and all his brotherís (Arthur, Richard M., Patrick, Cornelius) occupations as Farmers.
      1871 Census shows Mary still living but he married Matilda in 1872.

      The Orillia Packet and Times; 28 September, 1939
      Text: QUAY 3 Obit. of wife, Matilda on 21 Sep. 1939
      "She was an old pioneer of Carden township, up until her husband's death twenty-five years ago,..."

      Page: Record at Ch. of the Guardian Angels, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ont.; LDS film # 1305890, item # 2, p. 6
      Text: QUAY 3 "On the 29th of September 1872 were married, John Donnelly, age 38, of Mara, born Ireland; son of Patrick Donnelly and Margaret Lyons and Matilda Yado, age 32, of Mara,, born Canada; dau. of Jo hn Yad o and Matilda Bouchard; witnesses: Thos Murphy, Mary Yado, both of Mara: by K. A. Campbell."

      1881 Census:
      Birth Year <1842>
      Birthplace O
      Age 39
      Occupation Agent
      Marital Status M
      Ethnic Origin Irish
      Head of Household John DONNELLY
      Religion Catholic
      Census Place Orillia, Simcoe North, Ontario
      John DONNOLLY M Male Irish 48 O. Farmer Roman Catholic
      Matilda DONNOLLY M Female French 32 O. Farmer Roman Catholic
      Patrick DONNOLLY Male Irish 18 O. Farmer Roman Catholic
      Peter DONNOLLY Male Irish 8 O. Roman Catholic
      Jane DONNOLLY Female Irish 6 O. Roman Catholic
      John Martin DONNOLLY Male Irish 5 O. Roman Catholic
      Mary DONNOLLY Female Irish 3 O. Roman Catholic
      Margaret DONNOLLY Female Irish <1 Born: ; 10/12 O. Roman Catholic
      Carden, Victoria North, Ontario

      1893 Victoria County Directory, shows John Donnelly at Con 1 , Lot 8 , Carden Twp

      In 1911 at the age of 77, John homesteaded in the Blufton, Alberta area along with his sons Pat, George and Jerome. John died before he could prove the claim but his sons and nephews prospered in the new land. John never returned to Brechin and died in Alberta in 1914.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1555] 1861 Census of Mara Twp, p. 11 #38.


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