Name: Ann LYONS
Birth: 1828 in Limerick, Ireland
Death: 15 SEP 1886 in Borough of LeSueur, LeSueur County, Minnesota of cholera
Burial: St. Anne's, Section w, with Thomas & Josephine
Ann's age is variously reported:
At the time of her marriagein 1852, she was 21 born 1831?,
1860 census she was 26 born 1834?
1875 Minn census SHE WAS 43 born 1832?
1880 Federal census she was 52? born 1828?
I want to believe she was 21 when she was married, as that would make her the youngest child of Margaret and Timothy. My grandfather John E. Lyons said that his father John was the second to youngest of their children. Patrick and Anne were living at 4 Orchard Place, Creek Road, Deptford, England, at the time of their marriage.
Ann and Patrick's marriage entry reads:
1852. Marriage solemnized at Saint Mary's Chapel, Cadogan Street, in the district of Chelsea in the County of Middlesex.
No 124; when Married Twenty-eighth December 1852; Name and Surname Patrick Mackesy, Age 23 years; condition, bachelor; rank or Profession, Shoemaker; Residence at the time of Marriage, 4 Orchard Place Creek Road, Deptford; father's name and surname John Mackesy; Rank or Profession of Father shoemaker.
Name and Surname Ann Lyons, Age 21 years, condition Spinster; Rank or Profession Domestic Servant, Residence at the time of Marriage, 4 Orchard Place, Creek Road, Deptford; father's name and Surname Timothy Lyons, Rank or Profession of Father Farmer. Married in Saint Mary's Catholic Chapel according to the Rites and ceremonies of the Catholic Faith by me (Vincent Eyre). This Marriage was solemnized between us Patrick Mackesy and X the mark of Ann Lyons neither Patrick nor Ann could write). In the Presence of us, George E. Sawyer . . . .Street, Kings road and X the mark of Ellen Moore, 3 Terrace Court, Chelsea, M. Wilard Smith, Registrar.
(Certified to be a true copy, etc. March 1997)
Ann and Patrick emigrated to the United States shortly after their marriage. Their first two children were born in Georgetown and Washington, DC according to their obituaries. They lived in Shenandoah county, Virginia, working on the railroad and I assume this was with John Lyons. Eventually in 1856, they moved to LeSeuer, Minnesota as pioneers of that area.
September 23, 1886
Mrs. McKasey's funeral on Thursday was very largely attended, and the procession to the church was one of the largest ever seen on this side of the county--79 teams having been counted in line. Rev Max. Wurst made brief remarks at the church, which were very impressive and truthful.
The many friends and acquaintances of Mrs. McKasey will regret very much to learn of her sudden death, which took place between twelve and one o'clock this morning. Mrs. McKasey had been unwell for several days, but was up and around the house yesterday and was not taken seriously ill until last night.
McKasey--at her residence in LeSueur of cholera morbus, Mrs. Ann McKasey, aged 55 years, widow of Patrick McKasey, deceased. Funeral Thursday Sept. 16, 1886.
Patrick MCKASY b: 1831 in Dublin, Ireland
28 DEC 1852
in Saint Mary's Catholic Chapel on Cadogan Street, Chelsea, England
- Timothy MCKASY b: 29 NOV 1875 in Virginia
- Annie MCKASY b: 31 MAY 1857 in Stanton, Virginia
- Thomas MCKASY b: 27 MAY 1863 in LeSueur County, Minnesota
- John MCKASY b: 4 JUL 1863 in Derrynane Township, LeSueur County Minnesota
- Margaret MCKASY b: ABT 1865 in Minnesota
- Mary MCKASY b: ABT 1868 in Minnesota
- Patrick MCKASY b: ABT 1870 in Minnesota