The Family of Andrew and Anne McEntee
of townland of Cornamaugh, parish of Enniskeen,
barony of Clankee, County Cavan, Ireland

 


ANDREW McEntee (1825-13 JUN 1901) and his wife, ANNE (1828-1887) were married in the parish of Enniskeen on 23 APR 1847 and had the following descendants:

I. Patrick McEntee, (baptised ___ MAR 1848 according to page 185 of the Enniskeen parish records. He must have died young. See III.


II. James McEntee, (baptised 20 MAR 1849). He must have died young, see James McEntee below at VIII.


III. Patrick McEntee (baptised in SEP 1850 according to page 207 of Enniskeen parish records). He must have died young, or at least we have lost track of him, for his sister, Mary was for the last fifty years believed by some to be the oldest child to survive to maturity.


IV. Mary McEntee (1 NOV 1853 to 22 APR 1933) was the third wife of Thomas McGovern (25 OCT 1841 to 1 SEP 1902). The Enniskeen parish baptismal record shows Mary McEntee's baptism on 30 OCT 1852, about a year before the birth date most commonly used in recent times, of 1 NOV 1853. Vanity?

Thomas McGovern had a 320 acre farm near of McConnellsville, Ohio. When her daughter Ethel died, Mary (McEntee) McGovern made her Will to protect the young Cashman children, providing the farm could not be sold until the youngest reached 21. Over the years, few of the McGoverns chose to be farmers. As late as 1941, there was talk of trying to “keep the big farm going” if someone would take up the task. In that year, some of the McGovern women offered that opportunity to nephew Ray McCormick, through his Mother, Ellen McCormick (XIV below). Ray McCormick had other employment, at that time. The farm, gas wells, etc. was in time, given over to the Roman Catholic Church, once thoseyoung Cashman boys reached age 21. My uncle Ray was no businessman.

The first wife of Thomas McGovern was Mary Archer Smith married 1865). She had two daughters ( Amanda who later married Sebastian Archer and Molly, who married Louis McBride) by a prior marriage to William Smith, who died in the Civil War in America (an acquaintance of Thomas McGovern). Thomas McGovern and Mary Archer Smith had: Rhoda McGovern (Sister Alexia -- born 20 JUL 1869 at East Unio, Ohio died 1947, a nun). The first wife was Mary (Archer Smith) McGovern died in 1872. Thomas McGovern (1841-1902) was a veteran of Company D, 92d Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the American Civil War.

The second wife was Sarah (Archer) Price whom he married in 1874. The first husband, _____ Price, a Protestant, had died and is buried at East Union, Ohio. Sarah died in 1876. She and ______ Price had a son, William Price. Sarah (Archer) Price and Thomas McGovern had a son Homer died at age 4 months. In this era, Thomas McGovern, still a poor lad, was running a store in East Union, Ohio.

In 1878, Thomas McGovern married Mary McEntee, his third wife. She raised the numerous children of his household. Thomas McGovern and Mary (McEntee) McGovern are both buried at McConnellsville in the city cemetery. Their own children were:

A. Thomas W. McGovern (6 OCT 1879 to FEB 1952) who is said to have married a Katherine Reilly. In settling his Mother's estate after the youngest Cashman boy reached 21, Thomas W. McGovern decided to give the 320 acre farm at McConnellsville, Ohio to the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio (about 1945). Thomas W. McGovern is said to have had four children, but they all died young.
1. Mary Alice McGovern died 1908 buried McConnellsville, Ohio
2. _________________
3. _________________
4. _________________

B. Margaret (15 MAR 1881 to 31 MAR 1965) married 1905 to Charles M. Currens (1883-1917). They are buried at McConnellsville, Ohio. The Currens surname appears in County Cavan, also. Currens was the middle name of famous entertainer (dancer) Gene Kelly (died 1996), who came from nearby Washington County, Pennsylvania.

C. Mary Anne ("Anne") (19 OCT 1882 to SEP 1970) married (1905) Clarence Ritchey 30 JUL 1882 to 1 DEC 1959). He may have been the son of George S. Ritchey (22 AUG 1845 to 25 FEB 1905) and his wife, Martha Annette Bebout (5 APR 1860 to 4 JAN 1903) buried at McConnellsville. Clarence Ritchey and his wife had known children.

D. Martha Ellen (19 JUL 1884 to 6 JUN 1966) (“Ella”) married Fred Taverner (1884-1962). They resided at McConnellsville, Ohio.

E. Ethel (1 APR 1886 to JAN 1929) married William P. Cashman (1884-1933), said to be a vetran of WWI.

F. Raymond Andrew McGovern (14 MAY 1888 to SEP 1940) married Esther Welch (born 1 MAR 1892). He last resided in Columbus, Ohio, probably at 1514 Third Street. They had known children.

G. Francis Arthur (“Arthur”) McGovern, (5 AUG 1890 to APR 1970) resided in Columbus, Ohio. He married first in 1924 to Philomena Ambros (born 8 JAN 1900; died 16 AUG 1945). He then married in 1947 to Helen McKinnon (born 23 NOV 1896). He had known children.

H. Paul Clarence McGovern (born 28 JUN 1893; died 8 JAN 1962), was an automobile dealer for many years in Cincinnati, Ohio. During the 1930’s, his family lived for at time at the old McGovern homestead farm at McConnellsville, Ohio. He married in 1925, Rose Menke (born 10 APR 1897). Their children included:
1. Mary Josephine (“June”) (born 27 JUN 1927 now deceased) married 1951 to George A. Vollman (born 22 JUN 1922 died 25 MAY 1968)
of Michigan. "June" then married in 1970, Clarence Grochulski (14 JUN 1929- 1993) of Dearborn, Michigan. She was the author of a book entitled The McGovern Clan, published privately in 1996, which contains much of the McEntee data herein. That book focuses on the McGovern lineage of Glan, County Cavan (i.e. Black Lion), but I gave her the material, I had on the McEntee. She had known children.
I. Elizabeth Antonia McGovern ( 4 APR 1896- AUG 1896).
 


V. Bernard McEntee (baptised 5 JUL 1854) married (7 FEB 1888) Mary Irene Muldoon, his cousin (born 1863; died 1913) buried at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Their child was:

A. Mary Irene McEntee (born 1889; died 4 DEC 1897) of Wheeling. She died when run over by a wagon drove by a colored man while riding
her bicycle. She was 8 years five months and fourteen days old.
 


VI. Anne McEntee (twin of Margaret) married James Lynch. I do not have a precise date of birth, so I have placed the twins in the sequence given by Anne Lynch.

A. Anne Lynch, initially a legal secretary, died single in Philadelphia. She became a lawyer by clerkship. Born in 1890, died in 1982.

B. Peter Andrew Lynch, a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He married Emily, a daughter of Winfield Scott Swallow. Like thousands, Peter died in 1919, of the influenza. He had one child. Peter’s wife remarried to ________ Gledhill, and the boy
was raised:
1. Robert Scott Lynch-Gledhill, an aviator in the Army Air Corps in World War II and retired from a printing house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has at least one son:
a. R. Scott Gledhill, was a lawyer with a bank and a bank officer located in 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He authored an article in the
Philadelphia bar magazine at that time. Thereafter, I have lost track of him.
C. Catherine Lynch, who died an infant
D. Mary Josephine Lynch, by clerkship became a lawyer, single of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 


VII. Margaret McEntee, twin of Anne, married Michael Boyle said to be of Oakland, Maryland
A. Mary Boyle, a nurse, educated at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She had been raised by Dr. David Taylor, supra, after the
death of her Mother. She married ______ Niess.

B. James P. Boyle

C. William Boyle

D. Michael Boyle
 


VIII. James McEntee, (b.1860; d. 10 MAR 1907) in Wheeling, West Virginia buried Mount Calvary Cemetery. Anne Lynch said James have once been badly beaten by his father for squandering proceeds of a cattle sale in Ireland and that he wasn’t much good after that. Continuing the critique of James, cousin, Irene Nesbitt recounted that her mother said that -“James was too lazy to harness a horse.”
 


IX. Catherine McEntee, came to America with her sister (Bridget) on the S.S. Furnessia from Londonderry 9 SEP 1898 arriving New York City 19 SEP 1898. She returned to Ireland and is thought to have died single in Ireland after 1901 Census.
 


X. John McEntee born 9 FEB 1864. He was baptized 11 FEB 1864. Little is known about him.
 


XI. Andrew McEntee, Jr. born 1 DEC 1865 (and baptized 2 DEC 1865), married Rose Archer, a daughter of Thomas McGovern's (supra) sister, Martha. They had at least one son:

A. Edward B. McEntee, veteran of the US Army in World War I, died single in the Veteran's Hospital at Chilocothe, Ohio, about 1948. He was said to have been employed by the Wannamaker Department Store of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 


XII. Bridget McEntee (born 5 JUL 1868 and baptized 7 JUL 1868) came to America with her sister on the S.S. Furnessia from Londonderry on 9 SEP 1898 arriving New York City 19 SEP 1898. Cousin Anne Lynch told me that Bridget married Nicholas“McEnteer”), while in America (Martins Ferry-Bridgeport, Ohio, and returned and remained in Ireland. They are said to have had a son:

A. Andrew McIntyre (the spelling of this surname is uncertain to this writer, Anne Lynch said it was McEnteer). This line is thought to have inherited any farming or land interests of Andrew McEntee in County Cavan.
 


XIII. Elizabeth “Lizzie” McEntee (b. 1871; d. 1924), chambermaid at the McClure House (hotel). She also worked in a women's clothing store in Wheeling. After working all her life, she died single, in Wheeling, West Virginia, buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
 


XIV. Ellen McEntee (b. 6 JAN 1874, according to her Irish birth certificate; died 3 OCT 1942 in Pennsylvania). She married (5 NOV 1900) Hugh Aloysis McCormick (b. 9 OCT 1874; d. 13 JUL 1957). Ellen McEntee initially came to America about 1890 and initially went to Wheeling, West Virginia. Ellen is recorded in the Wheeling City Directory. She returned to County Cavan, Ireland for a time, for uncertain reasons. She is said to then returned to the United States of America on the ship, S.S. Lucania sailing from Liverpool on 17 SEP 1898 arriving at New York City, 24 SEP 1898. The children of Hugh McCormick and Ellen McEntee are listed hereafter (below).

Family of Ellen McEntee and Hugh A. McCormick

Hugh Aloysis McCormick (b. 9 OCT 1874; d.1957) married (1900) Ellen McEntee (b. 6 January 1874, died 3 October 1942), a daughter of Andrew (1825-1901) and Anne McEntee, farmers of Cornamaugh, parish of Enniskeen (near King's Court), County Cavan, Ireland. She came to America about 1890. See section on her family in Appendix hereto. Hugh is shown as age 4, which may be an error in the 1880 U.S. Census. Hugh A. McCormick had a variety of jobs and businesses. Both he and his wife were later buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery, near New Castle, Pennsylvania. Their children were:

1. Raymond Anthony McCormick (b. 9 AUG 1901- d. 29 DEC 1984), a roller for Carnegie Steel Company and later with U.S. Steel Company, and later employed by Rockwell Standard Company, who married (29 AUG 1929) Alys Llewellyn and had four children. She died 30 November 1999.

2. Ellsworth Thomas McCormick, was a roller for the Carnegie Steel Company and U.S. Steel Company, later a supervisor with Rockwell Standard Company, at New Castle, Pennsylvania. He married Elsie Nimmo. They are dead but had children.

3. Harry McCormick, a roller for at the Shenango Works, American Sheet & Tin Plate Division of Carnegie Steel Company, by 1935 the U.S. Steel Company. He learned to be an airplane pilot (as a hobby) in the 1920s. He had a sideline of a coal delivery business. Largely the coal came from the mine of Lawrence Armstrong, a neighbor of his parents. Born 26 APR 1908 at Clairton, he died of a fall down a stairway, 4 FEB 1935 in New Castle. Some say Harry was collecting for coal, but newspaper accounts make no reference to bill collections. It was an odd hour (4:15 AM) on a Sunday morning. His brother, James McCormick and a friend, Thomas Hughes, had accompanied Harry to the Fisher Block (a building) on Long Avenue where the fall occurred. There was a coroner’s inquest. Harry was unmarried.

4. Hubert McCormick, died an infant.

5. Mary Helen married Jacob Kalajainen, retired owner of a auto-body repair shop. She married 25 NOV 1939; she died 13 MAR 1986. He died 1998. They had no children.

6. James Aloysis McCormick, a roller for the Carnegie Steel Company, and U.S. Steel Company and later at the Sharon Steel Company. He married Mary Dick. He died 25 APR 1978. She died 1966. They had no children.

7. Margie, died an infant.

8. Catherine Ethel, (born 1 JAN 1911; died 14 FEB 1987) married ( 27 JUN 1935 ) Lawrence Anthony Heichel (born 15 MAY 1909; died 5 JAN 1984). He was a kiln placer employed by the Shenango Pottery, at New Castle, Pennsylvania. They had children.

9. Gertude Pauline (5 NOV 1913; died 27 APR 1970) married Harrison Banks Hester, (born 19 DEC 1906 died 8 DEC 1972). He worked at Johnson Bronze Co. They had known children.

10. Arthur Paul McCormick, (born 9 SEP 1914; died 27 JUL 1973) petty officer (electrician mate), US Navy, World War II (Pacific). He was an employed by U.S. Steel Company for 33 years (1936 to 1969) as a roller. He transferred to the Irvin Works near Pittsburgh when the old Shenango Works (erected about 1898) closed in 1938. He married (26 NOV 1941) Eleanor Irene Gibson (born 27 SEP 1919). She is retired and resides near New Castle, PA. Arthur is buried at Mount Hermon Union Cemetery, Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, PA. They were parents of myself and my brother, Philip McCormick of Dickson, TN.

11. Anna Louise (born 31 AUG 1916; died 4 SEP 1974) married (1) Robert Powell (born 6 DEC 1916), who died in Detroit, MI while a young man in 1949, and she married (31 DEC 1955) (2) Julius Zurasky (born 3 AUG 1907; died 16 JUN 1976). The latter was a heavy equipment (construction) operator. She had children of both marriages including:

12. Virginia Rose (born 9 AUG 1918; died 27 APR 1957) married Chester Lamont Hoover, (born 26 JUN 1916; died 1 OCT 1971) an employee of the American Cyanamide Company. They had the known children.

13. Hugh Regis McCormick, born 9 AUG 1920, killed-in-action while serving in US Army during an attempt to cross the Meuse River in the Netherlands, on 26 FEB 1945 during World War II. His remains were returned to America in 1969, and he is buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery, New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was single.


NOTES:

[1]       By letter dated 7 DEC 2001, Ms. Concepta McGovern of the County Cavan Genealogical Research Centre advised this writer that she had located the newspaper obituary of Anne McEntee, age 59, wife of Andrew died 1 April 1887 at Cornamagh with her husband in attendance.   This would imply a birth date of perhaps 1828 for the deceased.

 

Anne McEntee had an sister Mary (McEntee) Muldoon (1827-1897) discussed below, who emigrated to Wheeling, West Virginia in about 1851.   Mary (McEntee) Muldoon and her husband, Thomas, and several members of their family are buried in the Mount Calgary Cemetery  in a row just inside the fence along the street (Old US Route 40) on the east side of Wheeling, WV.     

 

Anne also had three brothers: Thomas McEntee, Cormac and James McEntee.  Enniskeen parish records show Thomas McEntee married 16 JUL 1855 to Mary Murphy.  They had children in America.   Cormac McEntee married Anne Murphy on 6 JUL 1855.  Philip Smith and Anne McEntee were witnesses at both weddings, per parish records.   By the 1870s, Thomas and Cormac McEntee emigrated to Wheeling, West Virginia at uncertain dates.   Brother, James McEntee remained in Ireland (alive 1911).   There was a connection between the Smith and McEntee families in County Cavan. 

 
         

[1]     Thomas McGovern was the son of Patrick McGovern (1808 to 25 SEP 1845) and Mary McQuire (McGuire) (1807-1865).    The name was often spelled  “Maguaran,”  in Ireland.   They came from Black Lion in County Cavan.    They emigrated after an 1843 crop failure.  They had six children came to Fairview in Belmont Ohio: then three boys and three girls.   The oldest child was Margaret, who was 13 when her father died in Ohio.  One son (Patrick) died at sea, -- he was replaced by at younger brother Patrick, born in Ohio the night his father, Patrick, died in 1845.    Their  they initially resided with the family of Patrick McGovern's brother in law, Peter Cornyn.   Mary McQuire McGovern at East Union, Ohio in 1865.   See book entitled The McGovern Clan, by Mrs. Mary Jo Grochulski, privately printed at Dearborn, Michigan, 1996, one copy is in NSDAR Library, Washington, D.C..

 

Thomas McGovern's (1841-1902) daughter, Rhoda entered the Convent of the Sisters of Penance and Charity on 29 SEP 1888, taking her final vows 11 AUG 1892 and was styled Sister Alexia.    She received a B.S. degree from Canisius College in 1930.   She had started teaching at Sacred Heart School in Columbus, Ohio in 1889.    In 1946, Sister Alexia retired to Stella Niagara, and died at age 78in 1947.

 

 

[1]    By letter of 7 DEC 2001, this writer was advised by Ms. Concepta McGovern of the County Cavan Genealogical Research Centre that marriage records show that on 23 SEP 1901, Nicholas McEnteer age 25, son of James McEnteer of the townland of  Lisagoan married Bridget, age 28, daughter of Andrew McEntee of Cornamagh.

 

 

[1]    Hugh A. McCormick was born in America. Hugh was a son of James McCormick (1835-1932) and his wife, Margaret Dougherty (1833-1907).   Hugh's parents were born in County Derry in Ulster.   James McCormick (1835-1932) was baptized at St. James Newbirdge near Magherafelt, County Derry.  That chapel has been supplanted by a newer RC church called St. Trea’s.   In 1996, the parish records were held by the RC parish priest in Magherafelt.    James McCormick’s father, Charles, lived in the townland of Ballymacquigan, Artrea parish, Derry.   He was shown as a single man in the 1831 Irish Census for County Derry.  The grandparents of Hugh McCormick were Charles McCormick (1811-1880) and his wife, Mary Ann McGill (1813-1888).   Margaret Dougherty’s (1833-1907) parents were James Dougherty and his wife, Mary McBride.

 

Hugh’ parents and paternal grandparents are buried at Saint Mary's R.C. Cemetery, New Castle, Pennsylvania.    Hugh’s father (James) had worked  in coal mines in Beaver County after arrival in America in 1865.  In 1880, James McCormick acquired a 100 acre farm, and owned and operated a small coal mine under the farm in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.  

 

 

[1]    Ellen McEntee’s arrival is noted on the Ellis Island, internet web site listing of immigrants.   Like many of her family, she went to Wheeling West Virginia and resided for a short time with her aunt, Mary Muldoon.   Mary (McEntee) Muldoon (1827-1897) was a sister of Ellen’s mother, Anne.   Mary Muldoon had com to America about 1851, married (Steubenville, OH) Thomas Muldoon ( 1827-1888 ) a maker of gravestones.  Tom  Muldoon’s moved to Wheeling where they had a grocery at 1920 Market Street, with a stone business in the rear of the building.  They resided above the business.   Thomas Muldoon was struck and killed by a B&O railroad train at a nearby crossing in 1888. His wife continued running the grocery and his sons ran the tombstone business for many years.    Thomas Muldoon was an older brother  of Michael “Marble Mike”) Muldoon (1836-1911) a prominent  businessman in the cut stone business in Louisville, Kentucky.    The Muldoons had emigrated from the townland of Kollops in County Cavan.

 

Ellen's -- aunt Mary (McEntee) Muldoon got Ellen McEntee a job working as a traveling maid for Mrs. Frank Rockefeller of Cleveland, Ohio.   Mr. Frank Rockefeller was a younger brother and business partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. of the Standard Oil Company.   The Rockefellers then resided on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Ellen McEntee met Hugh A. McCormick -- who had a job as a carriage driver (or horse trainer) for the family of Frank Rockefeller.    Shortly before their marriage Hugh got a construction job at the Clairton Steel Works of the Carnegie Steel.   They moved to the nearby borough of  Wilson, Pennsylvania.    Hugh’s brothers had come down from New Castle, Pennsylvania to dig coal in nearby Coal Valley.  

 

 Hugh became a business partner of Mr. Ben Samuel, a Jewish gentleman, in a beer delivery business in Clairton, Pennsylvania.    I met Mr. Ben Samuel and his son, Emerson Samuel, a lawyer, in the late 1950's.   My brother and I went to school with his granddaughters, Cynthia and Amelia Samuel.

 

In 1907, Hugh and Ellen McCormick returned to New Castle.   Hugh became a “heater” at the Shenango Tin Mill (a rolling mill) of Carnegie Steel.   The period between 1907 and World War I was a very difficult time for the large family, financially.   McCormicks bought a 32 acre fruit farm near Weigletown, PA.   Initially, McCormicks lived in a log house on that farm.

 

Mr. David Pyle, superintendent of the Shenango steel plant (for Mr. Carnegie),  was a long time friend of Hugh A. McCormick, and assisted Hugh’s career -- and that of his sons.   Hugh’s sons worked diligently, with their father at the rolling mill (Shenango steel plant). World War I was a prosperous time for the steel industry and the family.   They prospered and built an attractive yellow brick home in 1919 on their small farm.   In 1928, Hugh McCormick and his wife, Ellen built the Elhurst Dance Hall, which at for a time was said to have the largest unsupported roof area of any dancehall between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie.   Hugh’s cousin, Patrick was the contractor who erected Elhurst.   In recent times, Elhurst (now owned by unrelated persons) has been a roller rink, auction barn and dance hall since sold to others in the 1940s. 

 

 

[1]   Ellen's aunt, Mary (McEntee) Muldoon had gotten Ellen a job working as a travelling maid for Mrs. Frank  Rockefeller of Cleveland, Ohio.   Mr. Frank Rockefeller was the brother and business partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. of the  Standard Oil Company.   These Rockefellers (and household employees) resided on Euclid Avenue in Clevland. 

 

Ellen met Hugh when she was working as a traveling maid.   He  had a job as a carriage driver (or horse trainer) for the family of Frank Rockefeller.   It is likely subtle Rockefeller wit went into selection of Hugh as a family carriage driver.   In that era, the renown McCormick family of McCormick-Deering farm machinery were another of America's wealthy families.   One can almost hear Mr. Rockefeller (when showing-off to guests) directing Hugh, saying: "McCormick, bring the carriage around by portico" etc.  Alas, Hugh had a drinking problem that led to his dismissal from service with the Rockefeller family.   

 

Shortly after their marriage,  Hugh, got a construction job at the Clairton Steel Works of the Carnegie Steel.   They moved to the nearby borough of   Wilson, Pennsylvania.   Some of Hugh's brothers had come down from New  Castle, PA to mine coal in that area.   Hugh became a partner of a  Jewish gentleman named Mr. Ben Samuels in a beer  delivery business in Clairton,  Pennsylvania.

 

In 1907, Hugh and Ellen McCormick returned to New  Castle.   Hugh became a "heater" at the Shenango Tin Mill (a  rolling mill) of Carnegie Steel.  Later, he and his wife owned  the Elhurst Dance Hall, which at     for a time was said to have the largest "unsupported roof area" of any dancehall between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie.   These McCormicks bought and resided on a 32 acre fruit farm on the “Weller Hill,” near  Weigletown, PA.   Initially they lived in an old log house.   In 1919,  they built the yellow brick home with which many are familiar.   Hugh sold the property after Ellen died in 1942, taking back a mortgage.   He  had to foreclose on that mortgage and resell the property in 1946.   While owned by other people, both the house and dancehall stand to this day.  

 

 

[1]     HOOVER GENEALOGY:   Our cousin, Mrs. Elizabeth DiRisio, is actively involved in research of this surname.  It is likely the Hoover family were of Swiss-German origin and emigrated to Pennsylvania from the Rhineland of Germany long before the American Revolution.   

 

Above family tree submitted by David A. McCormick
his attached notes follow

1. Attached is a file on the descendants of Andrew McEntee (1825-1901) and his wife, Anne McEntee (same surname 1828-1887) married 23 APR 1847 in the parish of Enniskeen, County Cavan. I have pretty solid information on their descendants. My information on their ancestry is less certain. While I have information on living descendants, I am reluctant to send that.

2. My McEntee were largely Roman Catholic and until the Land Acts of the 1850s, they were tenant farmers. When Andrew died in 1901 he left a Will indicating his ownership of the 35 acre farm at Cornamaugh, where he had initially been a tenant farmer in the 1840s. Having surviving the destruction of records in 1922 at the Four Courts, Andrew McEntee's Will is now held in the National Archives in Dublin. However, let me make a couple observations.

3. In the Hearth Money Rolls of the 1660s, there are only six McEntee heads of household listed, all residing on the border of Counties Armagh and Monaghan. From some maps showing the local of McEntee in Ulster in the 1860s, it would appear the family gradually took up lands and tenant farmers moving south and west from that origin over the next 200 years, distributing themselves across Monaghan and into the northern half of the eastern parishes of County Cavan also.

4. In a genealogical discussion in the late 1950s (about 1958) my aged cousin Anne Lynch (1890-1982) made a curious comment. She said that if I persisted in my genealogical research that I might find that the McEntee were Scots. She did not exactly say that wholly in a joking manner. I suppose I was exuding a bit of Irish pride. I always keep Anne's remark in mind. Anne was a very bright lady. She may have been speaking from some comment by an earlier generation. In more recent times I have learned that SOME of BOTH the tenants and landlords who came to Ulster in the "Plantation" period were -- Roman Catholic Scots. I just thought I'd mention that comment of Anne Lynch.

5. It was Anne Lynch who helped me locate my McEntee within County Cavan. When she was a young woman (1920s) she wrote letters for her Mother to relatives in Ireland. She knew the post office was "Kingscourt" in County Cavan as well as many of the names of children of Anne and Andrew McEntee. That gave me a good start. I've been doing a little genealogy for well over 40 years.