Cornelius Crowley of Curraghanearla, Macroom
Cornelius Crowley, was a farmer in Curraghanearla, Macroom, County Cork, Ireland in the 1800’s. Cornelius married Johanna Buckley in Macroom Parish on November 28, 1857. On September 26, 1858 their only child, Daniel Michael Crowley was born. My guess is that Johanna died either during childbirth or as a result of complications, as she died the same month. Two years later, on April 24, 1860, Cornelius married Hannah Devonshire in Macroom Parish. They had six children: Catherine, John, Honora, Ellen, Timothy, and Johanna. All but Ellen and Johanna emigrated to Yonkers, New York.
At the age of 24, Dan Crowley left Ireland for New York. He arrived on April 27, 1882 aboard the SS City of Richmond. The next day, April 28, 1882, Dan arrived in Yonkers, N.Y.
Dan Crowley remained in Yonkers, NY and married Martha Knowles, the daughter of William Knowles and Ann Bennett. Dan was trained as a mason and worked for over 50 years at the Alexander Carpet Mill. He was also an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, where he was member for over 50 years and organized several divisions in Westchester County, NY.
Catherine Crowley remained in Yonkers, NY and married Charles Feeley. They did not have children.
John Crowley remained in Yonkers, NY and married Hannah Healy. They had children John, Cornelius, and Mary. The line ends here.
Timothy Crowley remained in Yonkers, NY and married Mary Willis. They had children Cornelius (married Edna Riker), George (married Viola Reddett), John, Vincent, Francis, and Mary (married Leo Wilson).
Honora Crowley moved to Utica, NY and married Edward Gurry. Their daughter became Sister M. Athanasia Gurry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province.
Cornelius had at least one brother, Timothy (b. circa 1830), who married Ellen Mahoney and also lived in Currahanearla. Timothy and Ellen had five children, but only three of their names are known at this writing: Ellen, Daniel, and John A.
John A Crowley emigrated to Yonkers, NY in 1888, where he owned a bar/saloon. He married Hannah Warren, but died young, in his early 30’s. John and Hannah had three sons: Joseph F (Joe), Emmett, and John L. Only Joe had children.
Joe Crowley ran a florist shop that was a fixture in Yonkers for decades, and was a champion bicyclist and aviator. He merited a front page obituary in the local paper, The Yonkers Herald Statesman when he died.
A photo of Daniel Michael Crowley, from approximately 1884, is below.
The Descendants PDF can be viewed here.
This is a map of Curraghanearla, Macroom.