McTaggart from Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland
Of all my great-grands, I probably know the least about MARGARET MCTAGGART BRADY, one of those nearly-anonymous Irish immigrants during the post-Famine years of the 1860s. Info I've gleaned: she was b. about 1848 to Wm. & Catherine (maiden name unknown) McTaggart in Virginia, County Cavan. She m. JAMES BRADY (parents Charles and Ellen Kearns Brady) of Co. Dublin (unknown date & place), entering the Port of NY 1869 with him and their two young children b. while they were in Liverpool. The Bradys moved to Holyoke, Mass., where my grandfather John Thomas Brady was b. in 1874. James Brady worked on construction of the Holyoke City Hall. Margaret d. Jan. 20, 1887, of typhoid malaria, the scourge of the ghetto, acc. to a newspaper writer in Holyoke. Her children included (besides my grandfather) Mary Anne, b. 1864; Hugh Dwight, b. 1865; William, 1869, and James, 1878. James later remarried (a widow named Sarah Lyons O'Connor) and had two more children. My grandfather moved to Yonkers, NY, and married Alicia Heafy, b. in NY in 1879 to Irish-born parents. Any more info on Margaret McTaggart Brady who d. at the tender age of 39 would be appreciated. She was undoubtedly Roman Catholic; all the rest of my dozen Irish-born forebears were RC.
on 2010-05-15 20:43:12
Anne Brady is a 100 percent descendant of Irish immigrants. Her father's four grandparents and mother's eight great-grandparents originated in the Emerald Isle. She has had many years of experience in tracking those elusive "Ould Ones."