Crowley Clan News

Peter Vanderhoorn, Smithville, Missouri

Hopefully you can help to tell me if you have records of the Samuel Crowley who in 1825 purchased 80 acres of land in the town of Smithville, Missouri, where I now live.

Curiously, we have a large furniture operation in this area which is owned and run by the Crowley family based in Liberty, Missouri.

I am doing research on the history of Smithville, and I have a picture of a wonderful old house on this property.

Liam Crowley, Bandon, Cork

I just want to let you know I went to the Clans of Ireland annual general meeting in Dublin. It is good to be represented at it. I suggested that all the clans should do something special for 2014, the anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.

Plans are ongoing for the Crowley Clan Gathering in September. Everything is going fine. Slan go foil.

Terri Main, Waupun, Wiscconsin
We are related to Wisconsin Crowleys who were born in Ireland around 1830. Timothy and Katherine (Phinney?) came to Dartford, Wisconsin, Marquette County (Now Green Lake County). They had three children, Mary born 1855, Margaret, and Timothy. We are not sure, but we believe Timothy died early. Katherine is in the 1860 census with three children. That is the last information that we have about her. Mary Crowley married Perkins Main, my husband's great-grandfather, in 1875. We would love to know more about them.

Ida Crowley; image provided by Dan CrowleyDan Crowley, Phoenix, Arizona
Anyone want to claim Ida Crowley of tombstone, Arizona? The inscription under the picture reads: "IDA CROWLEY came to Tombstone from Europe and took up the only profession where language was no barrier".

Carol Crowley, Franklin, NJ

Is anyone looking for Crowleys in Sussex, New Jersey?

Jeremiah Crowley was born c.1813 in Ardgroom Parish, Iras, Cork. Died 24 February 1875, buried in RC Burying Ground, Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, aged 62 years. His wife Catherine born c.1807 in Ireland, died 11 September 1903, buried in RC Burying Ground, Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, aged 96.

Patrick Crowley was born c.1829 County Cork, Ireland, and died 7 July 1911. He was buried in St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg NJ. His wife Mary Morris was born c.1827 in Cullehanna, County Armagh, emigrated 1852, and married Patrick Crowley Christmas Day 1858. Patrick worked for the NJ Zinc Company for 57 years. They had five daughters. Two did not marry (Ellen and Elizabeth). Three others married: Mary married Edgar Van Iderstine and had two daughters who did not marry. Catherine married Martin Rahaley and had no children. Margaret married Patrick Lynch and had several children. One grandson was Charles F. Lynch a Federal Judge.

Timothy, brother of Patrick was born in Ireland c.1835. He first lived at Franklin Furnace working as a miner. His son John aged 23 died there and is buried at the RC Burying Ground. Timothy then lived in Paterson NJ. In the 1920 Federal Census he was a boarder age 77 working as a gatekeeper for the railroad, living with son James and daughter Mary.

Toni Broggan, Spokane, Washington

A photo of my husband, Tom Crowley and our daughter, Sarah Crowley was in one of the recent newsletters, volume 13 from November 2008. We so enjoyed seeing it! Sarah and her younger sister, Danielle Crowley will be taking off a year of their college studies and living in Dublin and working as au pairs from summer 2010 to summer 2011.

They are planning to attend the fall 2010 reunion and hoping to meet some of their Irish relatives during their gap year in Ireland. We are all so excited about this experience. Thanks for all you do to keep the newsletter going and uniting this big lovely family.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain