CROWLEY

Family History

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Crowley
Irish:

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland
Meath County

< 1840

Michigan
Monroe County

1840 - 1860

Illinois

Jo Davis County

1860 - 1870

Montana
Madison County

1866 to present

 

Galena, Jo Daviess County Illinois

 

 

http://www.galena.org/

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/

 

THE HISTORY

of

JO DAVIESS COUNTY

ILLINOIS

38.4MB PDF File

 

Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Jo Daviess County was formed in 1827 out of Henry and Putnam Counties. It is named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, United States District Attorney for Kentucky, who was killed in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Maj. Daveiss' name is universally misspelled, as in the name of this and other counties. The local pronunciation is "Davis."

Galena Illinois

 

Jo Daviess County, Illinois at Genealogy Trails

 

 

 

John Crowley

John Crowley
Birth:     
~1802 in Ireland
Parents:

Death:
   
Burial:   

 

 

Judah Crowley
Birth:     
~1812
Parents:

Death:
   
Burial:   

 

1850 United States Federal Census - Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan - Mary Crowley - age 9
John Crowley age 48 born in Ireland - farmer
& Judah 38; Joseph 14; Daniel 11; Mary 9; Ellen 7

1860 United States Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Davies, IL - John Crowley - age 59

1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IL - Mary Crowley - age 18 - House Servant

 

Children:

 

  1. Joseph
    Birth:      ~1836

  2. Daniel
    Birth:      ~1839

  3. Mary
    Birth:      1843 in Monroe County, Michigan
    Parents:
    John & Judah Crowley
    Death:
        January 13, 1883 at the age of 40 giving birth to twin boys
    Burial:    Nevada City Cemetery

    1850 United States Federal Census - Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan - Mary Crowley - age 9
    John Crowley age 48 born in Ireland - farmer
    & Judah 38; Joseph 14; Daniel 11; Mary 9; Ellen 7

    1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IL - Mary Crowley - age 18 - House Servant

    1860 United States Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Davies, IL - John Crowley - age 59

    1866  Mary came to Virginia City in 1866 by wagon train from Monroe, Michigan.
    A teacher by profession, Mary Crowley served as a tutor for the children on the wagon train.

  4. Ellen
    Birth:      ~1843

 

 

 

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana.

As of 2000, the population is 6,851.

Its county seat is Virginia City

 

Towns in Madison County

  • Ennis

  • Sheridan

  • Twin Bridges

  • Virginia City

 

 

Mary Crowley 1843-1883 & John C. Donegan 1836-1906

Mary Crowley
Birth:     
1843 in Monroe County, Michigan
Parents:
John & Judah Crowley
Death:
    January 13, 1883 at the age of 40 giving birth to twin boys
Burial:    Nevada City Cemetery

1850 United States Federal Census - Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan - Mary Crowley - age 9
John Crowley age 48 born in Ireland - farmer
& Judah 38; Joseph 14; Daniel 11; Mary 9; Ellen 7

1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IL - Mary Crowley - age 18 - House Servant

1860 United States Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Davies, IL - John Crowley - age 59

1866  Mary came to Virginia City in 1866 by wagon train from Monroe, Michigan.
A teacher by profession, Mary Crowley served as a tutor for the children on the wagon train.

John Clarence Donegan
Birth:  
December 10, 1836 in Slane, County Meath, Ireland
            Note: 1900 US Census listed that John was born in November 1836
Death: August 21, 1906 at the age of 70  :: "Oliver J. Donegan"
            John died from an apparent stroke while changing water in his oats field
            The Anaconda Standard - August 22, 1906 - DEATH OF OLD-TIMER OF MADISON COUNTY
Burial: Nevada City Cemetery


1863 - John came to Montana, at the age of 27, from Illinois by way of a Mormon wagon train, Ben Holiday's Stage and saddle horse.  He arrived in Alder Gulch on April 4, 1864.  At that time there was only one residence between Utah and Dempsey’s Inn on the Stinking Water (Ruby) river.  He first was employed by the California Company at $7.00 per day.  In the fall of 1864, he partnered with Stephen Cahill and soon was busy placer mining their claim in Alder Gulch near Virginia City.

 

1865 - After Congress made Montana a territory in May 1864, the delegates to the First Legislative Assembly gathered in December of that year in a dirt-roofed cabin in Bannack.  During the next sixty days, the assembly passed seven hundred pages of laws and chose nearby Virginia City as the new capital of Montana Territory.  In 1865, John was elected to the Legislature on the Democratic ticket.  He was re-elected in 1868.  In 1877 he ran again but this time on the Republican ticket.

 

1866 - John Donegan, Lambrect Tallafero, Civil War General Thomas Francis Meager and others purchased the building that was uses by Father Joseph Giorda and Father Leopod Van Grop as the Catholic Church in Virginia City.

 

 

 

1869  Mary Crowley and John C. Donegan were united in marriage in August 1868 in the Catholic Church in Virginia City, Montana Territory.  Their first home was a log cabin in Alder Gulch near Nevada City.

1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana : John age 35 miner; Mary 28; CJ 3/12; Thomas 24

1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880

1877  Donegan sold the mining operations in Alder Gulch and purchased an 800 acre ranch at Puller Springs in the Upper Ruby.  They had 200 head of cattle and later raised trotting horses.  John build a large home with wood siding instead of using the traditional log construction.

1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880

1880 John's occupation is Farmer

1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana - June 5-6, 1900

1900 John's occupation is Farmer living in Union Township and is Widowed

1900 Their Puller Springs house burned to the ground

1901 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 5-12-1901 - Hon. John Donegan

1901 The Anaconda Standard : 7-28-1901 - John Donegan appointed Road Trustee for Puller Springs

Donegan Home at Puller Springs in the Upper Ruby

Children:

  1. John Christopher Donegan Jr.
    Birth:       June 11, 1870
    Married:  Inez Marsh in December 1901
    Children: 1) John born June 13, 1906; died June 7, 1996
                        residence Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana
                        1931 Helena Independent - Dec 17, 1931 - Hunting Accident
                        1938 Montana Standard, July 3, 1938 - Man Escapes After Truck Goes in River
                        Married #1) Effie
                                  Children: 
                         Married #2) Thelma Godfrey
                    2) Fern, ...?
                    3) Marsh Donegan
                            Children: DaWayne Buck Donegan
                                            Married:  Lael Richens
                                            Children: 1) Lucky Wayne Donegan
                                                            2) Vee Raymond Donegan
                                                            3) David Leo      Donegan  - daughter Crystal Gail Donegan
                                                            4) Lance Brian    Donegan
                                                            5) Garth Nyle     Donegan
                                                            6) Joseph Christopher Donegan
                                                            7) Aleta Lynn     Donegan
                                                            8) Wallace Jay   Donegan
                    4)
                    5)
    Death:     April 6, 1951 in Saint Anthony, ID.

    John stayed on the Donegan ranch on the upper ruby and became an experienced cow man
    He also was a cattle buyer for Hanson Packing Company for years
    1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana Territory - John age 3/12 months
    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - John age 9
    1901 The Anaconda Standard : Dec 24, 1901 - John Donegan & Inez Marsh marriage license

    1928 The Montana Standard, Butte, November 28, 1928 - "TWIN BRIDGES" - Inez Donegan
     

  2. Catherine M
    Birth:      Sept 2, 1872 in Virginia City, Montana
    Married: Robert Funk on July 29, 1894

    Death:    1961 in Spokane Washington while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Myron C. Yeager
    Burial:    Sheridan Cemetery

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1961 Montana Standard, Butte, July 28, 1961 - Mrs. Catherine Funk - Obituary
     

  3. Julia E.
    Birth:           December 23, 1874

    Marriage:
        Julia never married
    Death:         January 8, 1905 in Butte MT at the age of 31
    Burial:         Nevada City cemetery


    1880 Julia became a teacher, earning her teaching certificate at age 16. 
             She taught in many Montana schools including: the old Donegan School,
             Silver Star, Melrose, Ledford Creek, Virginia City, Parrot, and Butte.
    1900 She was elected and served as County Superintendent of Schools of Madison county
    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
    1900 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 12-7-1900 - Miss Julia Donegan
    1901 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 1-1-1901 - Mis Julia Donegan
    1905 The Anaconda Standard : December, 31, 1905 : Miss Julia Donegan dead at Butte
     

  4. Mary "Mollie"
    Birth:       June 4, 1876 in Nevada City, Montana
    Death:     May 3, 1971 in Kalispell
                    Montana Standard - May 4, 1971 - Molly Tate dies at 94
    Burial:     Mollie and Addison Tate are buried in the Donegan cemetery plot at Nevada City.


    Mary was one of the first nursing graduates of Murray Hospital School of Nursing in Butte.
    Murrey Hospital later became St. James Hospital. 

    Married:
    May 6, 1914 to Martin Gates, a wealthy rancher of Madison Valley. 
    The ceremony was performed in the St. James hospital  chapel.  Reception was held at Mollie's aunt Mrs. Bridget Donegan home in Butte.
    1914 The Anaconda Standard - May 10, 1914 : Miss Mollie Donegan & Martin Gates wedding

    Married:
    Addison Tate
    Mollie and her husband bought back part of Donegan ranch on the Upper Ruby and ran it for many years.  Addison died in 1954.

    The Tates had one daughter Mary (Tate) Sauerbier.  The Sauerbier family lived in Kalispell, Montana. 

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
     

  5. Agnes
    Birth:      1877 on the Upper Ruby ranch. 
    Married: Walter Garrison and they ranched running cattle and sheep. 
    Death:     1963
    Children: Walter and Agnes had one son, Joe

    Agnes was a dress maker

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
     

  6. Twin Boys and Mary died during birth
    Date: January 13, 1883


 

 

John C Donegan Family 1884

Katie, Agnes, Johnnie, Mollie & Julia

 

Julia E Donegan

County Superintendent of Schools

of Madison County 1900

 

Biographical Index to Galena Illinois Weekly Gazette

December 1, 1882 thru December 28, 1883

Alphabetical by Surnames for letters "D" through "H"

 

Not all the following people were living in Jo Daviess County. They could be of adjoining counties, former residents or relatives of current residents. Also included in this index are references to the churches and other institutions and organizations in the area. Contact the Alfred Mueller History Room at the Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench, Galena, IL 60136 about making copies of these articles.

 

Donegan, Mary CROWLEY (Mrs. John) died, bro-in-law of Owen Donegan, 6 ch. 2/9/83 p3 c8

 

 

The following are Montana Land filings for John Donegan.  John and Katie moved to the Puller Springs ranch in 1877 so these filings were not for the original ranch.  Maybe they were for land added to the Puller Springs ranch.  More research need to be done to determine the location.

Madison County Montana Land Filings:


This file is a part of the Bureau of Land Management Database for the states of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
 

Key to Case Types:
251000- Homestead

272000- Cash

Land Conveyance types in this database:
PA - Patent
 

NAME             MERIDIAN TWP    RANGE    SECTION  ACREAGE TYPE   CASETYPE DOCID     DATE
DONEGAN JOHN     20       008 S  004 W    020          160 272002 PA       111       03/10/1883
DONEGAN JOHN     20       008 S  004 W    020          160 251101 PA       1074      06/10/1890
DONEGAN JOHN C   20       008 S  004 W    029          160 251101 PA       2711      05/05/1897
DONEGAN THOMAS   20       008 S  004 W    028          320 272002 PA       112       11/26/1889
DONEGAN THOMAS-  20       008 S  004 W    020          160 272002 PA       4800      12/09/1892

     (HEIRS OF)

 

DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003           80 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003        40.73 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003        40.69 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004           80 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004        40.66 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004        40.67 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
 

CAHILL STEPHEN   20       006 S  004 W    027          160 251101 PA       121       12/01/1876
CAHILL STEPHEN   20       006 S  004 W    027           40 272002 PA       613       07/18/1889

 

Today, much of the original John Donegan Puller Springs Ranch is covered by the waters of the Ruby Reservoir.

Donegan Ranch at Puller Springs in Upper Ruby

 

If you click on the first picture, you will be able to see the lush green area where the hot spring flows.

This spring feeds Trudau Lake, a small lake about 47 yards in diameter filled with tropical fish.

The tropical fish living in this 70°F lake include guppies, millies, swordtails, platys and many other unidentified types.

 

 

 

 

Questions or Comments or Additions or Corrections?

Please eMail : jay@usfunks.net

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

To Be Continued......

 


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