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Subject: Re: [NJ-SOM-BOUND-BROOK] bits of early Bound Brook and some surnames
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:24:10 EDT
Thank you for your offer. I am not sure that you will find my G Grandfather
Patrick McMahon as he worked for the RR in the 1850 and died in 1862 at age
37 years or else he was killed at the RR (not sure). There were other
McMahon Relatives in the Area that might of worked for the RR at that time.
They lived in the same approx. area.
My G Grandmother Ann Shea (O'Shea) McMahon (widow of Patrick) remarried in
1866 a James McNamara from Cranford NJ. I am not sure if she remained in
Bound Brook until that time or not. She had children. James McNamara was
also from County Limerick. It is possible he worked for the RR also (I never
heard). I feel the families all knew one another, because they came from the
same area of Limerick. I am a little rusty with some of the facts as my
parents divorced when I was 2 and I never had an opportunity to meet the rest
of my Dad's family or my cousins. Just met one of my cousins Edward McMahon
from Millville 2 years ago. I do remember Uncle Jim McMahon worked for the
RR in the 1920's and lost an arm sometime prior to 1935.