FAMILY TREE NUMBER: # 10
NAMES(S): John Vennert & Olivia
OCCUPATION: Labourer / Weaver
LOCATION(S): Derrycaw, Tartaraghan / USA
INDIVIDUALS WITHIN FAMILY TREE: 129
CURRENT RESEARCH WORKERS / CONTACTS IN BRANCH:
Keith Vennard, New York State, USA
Giles Wilson, Southampton, England
Harry Joseph Vennard, Massachusetts, USA
Photos from Keith Wilson
SUMMARY: John (1809) and Olivia (1814) Vennert form the
basis of this branch. John was a Labourer and Weaver and it is assumed
that they married during the 1840’s in the Tartaraghan area. They had
at least 5 children, William, Anne, George, Thomas and John.
1. William (1844, Derrycaw) married Mary Totten in the 1870’s and they
had a son William in 1873.
2. Anne (1848 at Derrycaw). No further details known.
3. George (c. 1849, Derrycaw) married Elizabeth Adams at Drumcree in 1879.
He was a weaver and farmer, and they had seven children at Derrycaw –
i) John George (1880); ii) Thomas William (1882, emigrated to USA, died
1975 at Conneticut, married his cousin Margaret Vennard, third child of
Thomas b 1850, see below*); iii) James (1883, emigrated to USA, died 1979,
Hampden, MA); iv) Joseph (1885, emigrated to USA, several children, descendants
in Massachusetts); v) Robert (1886, no further details); vi) David (1889,
died at 5 months); vii) Alexander (1890, died at 8 months). Elizabeth
died in 1891, aged 40.
4. Thomas (1850) married Mary Ann Rainey at Milltown, Tartaraghan in 1872
and they had seven children.
i) Thomas (1873) was born when his father Thomas was in America. It is
not known why he went there or when he returned, but their second child,
ii) William, was born in 1877 at Derryadd, Tartaraghan, Co. Armagh. William
married Mary Jane Henderson at Milltown in 1899. His occupation varied
throughout his career from a labourer, coachman, railway worker to Councillor.
Whilst he worked on the railways he and Mary Jane had ten children – i)
Viola (1900, married Thomas Gordon in 1920 and married for a second time
to MichaelMacken); ii) Margaret Hilda (1902, married William Mulholland,
died 1983); iii) Rachel (1906, emigrated to Canada in 1928 where she married
Louis Mayer); iv) Thomas (1908, settled in Portadown, died 1982); v) Henderson
(1910, settled in England, died 1960); vi) Mary Stella (1912, married
and settled in Pool, Dorset, England); vii) Doris (1915, married Daniel
Elliott in 1941 and had 3 children – Daniel, Brenda & Elizabeth. The
son on Elizabeth (Giles Wilson) is researching this branch of the family.
viii)William (1917, died 1932), ix) Hazel (1918, married twice, second
husband called ?? Johnson); x) Lavinia (married Joseph Graham). Thomas
left the Railways and moved to Dublin, where he re-married to Molly Cleary
and settled in England. He died in 1930.
iii) Margaret (1879, *travelled several times to the USA between 1877-1923,
married her cousin Thomas William Vennard, see above).
iv) James (1883, married Elizabeth, died 1956);
v) Lavinia (1884, married James McClelland at Milltown in 1908);
vi) John (1889, emigrated to USA in 1911, lived in Detroit and then settled
in Manchester CT);
vii) Wilson (1892, emigrated to USA in 1911, married Florence Strickland
in 1920, settled in West Seneca, NY, died in 1976.( His grandson Keith
Wilson Vennard is researching this branch of the family.) Thomas died
in 1928 and Mary Ann in 1912, both at Derryadd, Tartaraghan and are buried
at Milltown Parish Church cemetery.
5. John (1852 at Derrycaw). No further details known.
|Added information from family