Descendants of Maurice James WOULFE (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Sixth Generation


31. John WOULFE (Maurice James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born about 1794. He died in 1863.

John married Julia STACK on 6 Mar 1821. Julia died about 1830.

They had the following children.

  69 F i
Margaret WOULFE was born about 1821.
  70 F ii
Eleanor WOULFE was born about 1821.
  71 F iii
Mary WOULFE was born in 1826.
  72 F iv
Ellen WOULFE was born in 1827.

John also married Bridget Ann FOLEY about 1831. Bridget died.

They had the following children.

  73 F v
Catherine Maria WOULFE was born in 1832.
  74 M vi
Maurice WOULFE was born in 1837. He died after 1915.
       
Maurice married Mary 'UNKNOWN'. Mary died about 1899.
  75 M vii
Daniel WOULFE died.
  76 F viii
Johanna WOULFE was born about 1841.
+ 77 F ix Ann WOULFE was born in 1845. She died in 1912.
  78 F x
Bridget WOULFE was born about 1846.
  79 F xi
Julia WOULFE was born about 1848.

32. Richard (Dick) WOULFE (Maurice James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in 1795. He died in 1871 in Illinois.

Dick and his wife, Mary, emigrated with their family to the United States around 1847. They settled in LaSalle County, Illinois.

Richard married Mary FOLEY. Mary was born in 1802. She died in 1861.

They had the following children.

  80 F i
Mary WOULFE was born in 1826. She died in 1912.
       
Mary married Edmund O'DONNELL in 1849. Edmund died.
  81 F ii
Margaret WOULFE was born about 1826. She died in 1883.
       
Margaret married Patrick FANNING. Patrick was born in 1816. He died in 1862.
+ 82 F iii Ellen WOULFE was born in 1820s. She died on 30 Mar 1900.
  83 M iv
Richard J. WOULFE was born on 5 May 1843 in Ballybunion area, Co. Kerry. He died on 25 May 1927 in Streator, Illinois.

Richard arrived in the United States from Ireland as a young child and went on to become a prosperous farmer and horse breeder in Illinois. According to his obituary in the Kerry News edition of 5 December 1927, he and his wife, Kate, "were both second and third cousins". I have figured out that Richard and Kate were second cousins once removed through Richard's father and Kate's mother (whose maiden name was Woulfe), but I have so far been unable to come up with a second connection.
       
Richard married Catherine (Kate) MAHER, daughter of Bartholemew (Batt) MAHER and Margaret WOULFE, in 1871 in probably Illinois. Catherine was born on 8 Mar 1852. She died on 19 Feb 1932 in probably Illinois.
  84 M v
Patrick (Pat) WOULFE died.
  85 M vi
Richard WOULFE died.
  86 M vii
'unknown' WOULFE (male) died.
  87 M viii
'unknown' WOULFE (male) died.
  88 M ix
'unknown' WOULFE (male) died.

33. Maurice WOULFE (Maurice James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born about 1800. He died in 1879 in probly Illinois.

Maurice and his wife, Ellen, along with their children and several cousins emigrated to the United States in 1847, settling in Ottawa, Illinois.

Maurice married Ellen CAREY in 1830. Ellen was born in 1811. She died in 1857 in probly Illinois.

Ellen and Maurice emigrated to the United States in 1848, settling in Illinois.

They had the following children.

  89 M i
James Carey WOULFE was born in 1831 in Co. Kerry.
  90 F ii
Ellen WOULFE was born about 1833 in Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Apr 1908 in Iowa. She was buried in Toronto, Iowa.

Ellen and her sister Margaret both married Mulvihills from Co. Kerry. While I think it likely they were related I have not come across any proof of this.
       
Ellen married Edmund George MULVIHILL, son of 'unknown' MULVIHILL, on 28 Sep 1854 in Ottawa, Iowa. Edmund was born in Dec 1828 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 Jul 1903 in Oxford Junction, Iowa. He was buried in Toronto, Iowa.

According to his obituary in the Oxford Mirror, Edmund emigrated to the United States in 1848. He farmed in Iowa for many years before retiring in 1895 when he purchased a home in Oxford Junction, Iowa.

Edmund and his wife, Ellen, had 10 children.
  91 M iii
Maurice WOULFE was born about 1835 in Co. Kerry.
  92 M iv
John WOULFE was born in 1837 in Co. Kerry.
  93 F v
Mary WOULFE was born in 1842 in Co. Kerry.
  94 M vi
Thomas WOULFE was born about 1843 in Co. Kerry.
+ 95 F vii Margaret WOULFE was born in 1844. She died on 5 Jan 1888.
  96 F viii
Johanna WOULFE was born in 1847 in Co. Kerry.
  97 M ix
Richard Carey WOULFE was born in 1848 in U.S..
  98 F x
Catherine WOULFE was born in 1849 in U.S..
  99 F xi
Bridget WOULFE was born in 1854 in U.S..

37. Mary WOULFE (caution: relationship to parents not verified) (Maurice James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in about late 1810s in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. She died before 9 Jan 1894 in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

My Woulfe family came from Athea. I have been DNA-matched by Ancestry with various descendants of Maurice James Woulfe and Ellen O'Dower of Athea, the type of match suggesting that Mary was closely related to them. She may have been a duaghter of theirs but because this is not cetain I have added a caution.

I have been told that one of the children of Mary above and her husband, John, may have married someone by the name of Walsh from Marble Hole in Tarbert, Co. Kerry. However, Mary and John also had a granddaughter, Mary Collins, who married a Willie Walsh from Marble Hole, so perhaps it was a granddaughter rather than a son or daughter who married a Walsh from Marble Hole.

Mary married John SHANAHAN, son of Cornelius SHANAHAN (caution: relationship to sons John and James not verified) and Mary DILLANE (caution: relationship to sons John and James not verified), on 4 Feb 1840 in Athea, Co. Limerick. John was born in probably about 3 March 1809 in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened in probably 5 Mar 1809 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 Jan 1894 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

If John's father's name was indeed Cornelius then it is surprising John did not name his eldest son Cornelius, following the tradition at the time of naming one's elest son after the paternal grandfather. It is possible, however, that John could have had a son named Cornelius before Patrick below (born April 1842) who might have died as a child.

Marriage Notes:

A transcribed version of John and Mary's marriage certificate was purchased via the Roots Ireland website, www.rootsireland.ie. Unfortunately, neither the addresses of the bride and groom nor the fathers' names are provided. We do, however, have the witnesses' names, Richard Woulfe and James White.

A separate source has told me that John and Mary "were related in the 3rd and 4th grade". This apparently means they were second cousins once removed. However I have not managed to establish how they were related.

Mary and John had the following children.

  100 M i
Patrick SHANAHAN was born about 14 Apr 1842 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 16 Apr 1842 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died before 16 Mar 1851 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were James Shanahan and Ellen Shanahan.

It appears Patrick died as a child as another son of John and Mary's, born nine years later, was also named Patrick.
+ 101 F ii Mary SHANAHAN was born about 1844. She died on 21 Sep 1901.
+ 102 M iii Richard SHANAHAN was born about 1848. He died on 3 Apr 1924.
+ 103 M iv James SHANAHAN was born about 18 Aug 1849. He died on 27 Oct 1895.
  104 M v
Patrick SHANAHAN was born about 14 Mar 1851 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 16 Mar 1851 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died after 2 Apr 1911 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were William Woulfe and Bridget Woulfe.

It seems Patrick never married. He lived with his brother Richard and is listed as single in both the 1901 and 1911 census returns for Richard's household. According to the returns, Patrick could not read, unlike Richard.

However, a Patrick Shanahan, aged "about 72" and a widower, died on 5 December 1925 in Kilbaha (of "probably old age"). The informant on the death certificate was a John Shanahan of Kilbaha (releationship to deceased not specified). Could our Patrick above have married between 1911 and 1925? Could the John Shanahan be our Patrick's nephew (son of Richard)?
  105 F vi
Honora SHANAHAN was born about 7 Oct 1852 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 Oct 1852 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

The sponsor at Honora's baptism was Bridget Woulfe.

I have not managed to find any more information on Bridget.
  106 vii
'unknown' SHANAHAN was born about 29 Apr 1854 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. 'unknown' was christened on 1 May 1854 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

On 'unknown's baptismal record, the first name is not recorded, nor are there any sponsors listed. It is possible that 'unknown' is Johanna. Although I have no evidence that John and Mary had a daughter named Johanna, a Johanna Shanahan from Kilbaha, whose father's name was John, was married in Moyvane on 14 April 1874 to a Michael Sheahan of Crohan (I have been unable to determine where exactly Crohan is located). Michael's father's name was Martin and witnesses were John Shanahan and John Sheahan.
+ 107 F viii Bridget SHANAHAN was born about 14 Jan 1857. She died on 1 Apr 1895.
+ 108 F ix Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN was born about 1859. She died on 15 Oct 1903.

38. James Richard WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in 1800 in probably Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 16 May 1875 in probably Dromlought, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.

According to Brendan Wolfe in his book 'Wolfe's History' (publ. 2019), James inherited land in Dromlought (which I have also seen spelled as Dromalought, Dromalught, Dromlught, etc.).

James married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

They had the following children.

+ 109 M i Maurice WOULFE was born about 1823. He died in 1909.
+ 110 M ii Thomas WOULFE was born in 1841. He died on 29 Aug 1915.
  111 M iii
Richard WOULFE was born in 1842.

39. Maurice Richard WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in 1802 in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in U.S..

According to obituaries of various family members on www.irishnewsarchive.com we learn that Maurice was "a native of Cratloe" and was "taken as a child to north Kerry" and that he had been living for some time in Knockanasig, Listowel, Co. Kerry prior to emigrating to the United States. We are also told he was well known in racing circles in Ireland as the owner of a successful racehourse named Dimby (officially Denbies).

Maurice emigrated in 1849 with his family and niece Margaret Maher.

Maurice married Johanna DOWNEY in 1826. Johanna died in U.S..

They had the following children.

+ 112 F i Margaret WOULFE was born in 1827. She died on 12 Oct 1906.
+ 113 M ii Richard WOULFE was born in 1829.
  114 M iii
Stephen WOULFE was born in 1833 in Co. Kerry.
  115 M iv
James WOULFE was born in Co. Kerry. He died.
  116 F v
Catherine WOULFE was born in 1842 in Co. Kerry.

40. William WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) died about 1891 in probably Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

On William's marriage record his father's name is given as James, whereas it appears to have been Richard (with a middle name of James).

William married Ellen DOYLE, daughter of Eugene DOYLE, on 13 Feb 1872 in Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry. Ellen was born about 1851 in probably Ballyouneen, Lisselton, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  117 F i
Mary? (Minnie) WOULFE was born in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died in Sep 1909.
       
Mary? married W. T. SWEENEY. W. T. SWEENEY died.
  118 M ii
Richard WOULFE was born in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died in 1936.
  119 F iii
Ellen (Ellie) WOULFE was born in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died.
  120 F iv
Margaret (Maggie) WOULFE was born in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. She died.
  121 M v
Eugene (Euge) WOULFE was born on 8 Sep 1880 in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.
  122 M vi
John WOULFE was born in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died.
  123 M vii
Maurice WOULFE was born on 18 Nov 1883 in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Oct 1906 in Dromalught, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Maurice died of bronchitis aged 22.

41. John Richard WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in 1809. He died in 1883 in U.S..

John emigrated to the United States in 1847 with a cousin, Maurice Woulfe (we do not know which cousin named Maurice Woulfe this was).

John married Honora BUCKLEY. Honora died in U.S..

They had the following children.

+ 124 M i Maurice B. WOLFE was born in Mar 1855.

42. Ellen WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born about 1810. She died in 1886 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Ellen married Patrick MAHER about 1838. Patrick died in 1894 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  125 F i
Margaret MAHER was born in 1829 in Co. Kerry. She died in 1872 in probably Illinois.

In 1849, Margaret emigrated to the United States with her uncle Maurice Richard Woulfe. She settled in LaSalle County, Illinois.
       
Margaret married James TWOHEY on 26 Jun 1854. James died.
  126 M ii
Patrick MAHER was born about 1831 in Co. Kerry.
  127 F iii
Elizabeth MAHER was born in 1836 in Co. Kerry. She died in 1900 in probably Illinois.

Elizabeth emigrated to the United States in 1857, settlig in LaSalle County, Illinois.
       
Elizabeth married Richard MCCORMICK in Feb 1860. Richard died.
  128 F iv
Johanna MAHER was born in 1838 in Co. Kerry.
+ 129 F v Honora (Nano) MAHER was born in 1844. She died on 22 Apr 1927.
  130 M vi
Bartholomew MAHER was born in 1846 in Co. Kerry.
  131 F vii
Mary MAHER was born in 1848 in Co. Kerry.
+ 132 F viii Ellen MAHER was born about 1849. She died on 28 Sep 1943.
  133 F ix
Catherine MAHER was born in 1853 in Co. Kerry.

43. Thomas Richard WOULFE (Richard James , James Maurice (The Barrister) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born in 1811. He died in 1876 in U.S..

Thomas emigrated to the United States in 1848. His descendants appear to have used the Wolfe spelling of the surname.

Thomas married Ellen LEAHY. Ellen died.

They had the following children.

+ 134 M i Thomas WOLFE was born in 1840. He died in 1908.

52. Maria WOULFE (Edmond Richard (Old Ned) , Richard Maurice (Short Dick) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born about 1822 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Maria married 'unknown' FLAVIN. 'unknown' died.

They had the following children.

+ 135 F i Johanna FLAVIN was born about 1857. She died in 1948.

54. Richard Edmond (Dickie Ned) WOULFE (Edmond Richard (Old Ned) , Richard Maurice (Short Dick) , Maurice James (Old Maurice) , James Maurice , Maurice James ) was born about 1825 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in 1910 in The Glen, Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Richard married Catherine WHITE. Catherine was born in 1828 in Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1900 in probably Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  136 M i
Edmund WOULFE was born in 1852 in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 5 Sep 1852. He died in U.S..
  137 F ii
Mary WOULFE was born in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in U.S..
       
Mary married Michael WOULFE. Michael died in U.S..
+ 138 M iii Maurice Richard WOULFE was born in 1853. He died in 1928.
+ 139 M iv Richard White WOLFE was born on 25 Aug 1866. He died on 29 Mar 1951.
  140 M v
Patrick WOULFE was born in The Glen, Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in U.S..
  141 M vi
John WOULFE was born in Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in U.S..
+ 142 F vii Johanna (Hannah) WOULFE was born in 1873. She died in 1952.

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