mcilrath or mcelrath in 1700s in new jersy, pennsylvania,ohio early settlers.
hello, my name is kristine(mcilrath)lee. im searching for any families who may of heard of this name, also searching for shaws, brainards, ruples, aikmans, galagher,or mayby gallagher. i am trying to find out more about a man named solon mcilrath and his wife eliza ann (jenne)mcilrath.solons fathers name was samuel mcilrath, and i think his mothers name was lucy brainard. i would like to try and find out what happened to this family. solon and eliza are listed in cuyahga county ohios 1850s censes with jas. w.gallagher 8months old or close to that age, next listed is samuel thompson mcilrath also an infant. then in the 1860s censes everyone is listed as solon,eliza, but jas.w gallagher is now named james mcilrath, then samuel thompson,and a sister named jenne belle. ive read that solon died about 1863 from some kind of accident. eliza returned home to her family, taking samuel and jenne bell with her. what happened to james who would of only been about 13 years old at that time. eliza ann (jenne)mcilrath went on to marry her mother in laws brother justin brainard. just would like to know more about the family, many, many, thanks. kristine(mcilrath)lee