Ship John Bright

Francis “Red” McCABEAge: 8718051892

Name
Francis “Red” McCABE
Given names
Francis
Nickname
Red
Surname
McCABE
Birth about 1805
Note: It is difficult to know Francis' true birth year. Based on his age indicated in various documents, h…
Alias
Red /McCabe/

Birth of a brotherSimon McCABE
March 1, 1827 (Age 22)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth McCABE
about 1828 (Age 23)
MarriageMargaret MARTINView family
before April 1840 (Age 35)
Note: Document D/3531/M/5/1 from the PRONI shows that in April 1840, evident newlyweds Frank McCabe and h…
Death of a motherSarah RICHARDS
1840 (Age 35)

Birth of a son
#1
Michael McCABE
August 17, 1841 (Age 36)
Note: Michael's death certificate states his birth date was Aug 17, 1842, but the informant probably had t…
Marriage of a parentFrancis McCABERebecca Maria(Widow Muldoon)View family
Type: Religious marriage
November 16, 1841 (Age 36)
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas McCABE
about 1845 (Age 40)
Note: The 1901 census in Ops, Victoria Co Ont says that Thomas was born in Dec 1842. That is earlier than other records indicate.
Birth of a son
#3
Patrick McCABE
April 14, 1847 (Age 42)
Note: Sponsors were Thomas Martin and Betty McCabe.
Birth of a son
#4
Francis Thomas McCABE
January 1851 (Age 46)
Note: The date of Francis' birthday is questionable. The only possible entry in the Magheracloone Parish …
Birth of a son
#5
John McCABE
June 23, 1856 (Age 51)
Note: Entry from the parish records of Magheracloone Monaghan: June 23, 1856. Joannes McCABE, Doagh. Son of Francisci et Margarita MARTIN. Sponsor Michael McCram and Francisca Lamb.
Emigration May 1861 (Age 56)
Note: Francis' entire family came to New York on the ship John Bright. Michael came in 1859 and the rest …
Residence between 1840 and 1861 (Age 35)
Note: Although not a direct lessee from the Shirley Estate, Frank and Margaret lived on Aughnalart townlan…
Death of a sonJohn McCABE
1861 (Age 56)
Note: John was not with the family when they came to Canada in 1861, which probably means he had died before then.
Death of a fatherFrancis McCABE
August 9, 1862 (Age 57)
Note: Entry from BRITISH PENSIONERS ABROAD by Norman Crowder: pp 243 "Fra McCabe, pension awarded 7 June…

Marriage of a childMichael McCABEMary Rebecca McCABEView family
February 8, 1864 (Age 59)
Death of a sonPatrick McCABE
November 1867 (Age 62) Age: 19
Note: This is most likely record for Patrick's death.
Death of a brotherSimon McCABE
September 24, 1870 (Age 65)
Marriage of a childThomas McCABECatherine ONEILView family
May 14, 1876 (Age 71)
Marriage of a childFrancis Thomas McCABEMary Ann HERRONView family
October 25, 1880 (Age 75)
Emigration 1883 (Age 78)
Death of a wifeMargaret MARTIN
1885 (Age 80)
Note: Margaret is known to be alive in 1885 because her name appears in the 1885 census of Eddy County ND.
Homestead
Note: Frank McCabe was an old man of about 70 when he homesteaded in Eddy County in (about) 1884. The first homestead was a Cash Entry purchase and the second was a "regular" homestead. He received title on the first claim in 1890 but did not live long enough to get title on the second. It was awarded to the Heirs of Frank McCabe in 1896 - Francis Jr. took possession. Frank McCabe and his son Francis Jr. had lived side by side on their properties in Eddy Co and, according to the homestead file, Frank had lived with his son for a while before moving back into his home on the first claim. The homestead file in the National archives contained a letter from Francis Jr. that gives the date of Frank's death and a separate letter indicated that Margaret McCabe, Frank's wife, was dead before 1887.

Death December 27, 1892 (Age 87)
Note: Date of death is reported in the papers filed by Francis' son Francis Jr. in order to get the patent on Francis' homestead in Eddy Co. ND. The papers are part of the Homestead file for Francis, located in the National Archives in Washington DC.
Burial
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage:
24 years
younger sister
-10 months
younger brother
Father’s family with Rebecca Maria(Widow Muldoon) - View family
father
step-mother
 
Marriage: November 16, 1841St Mary's Catholic Church in Lindsay
Family with Margaret MARTIN - View family
wife
 
Marriage: before April 1840Monaghan Ireland
17 months
son
9 years
son
Francis Thomas McCABE
Birth: January 1851Corlea Township, Magheracloone Parish, Monaghan Ireland
Death: October 21, 1923Tiffany Township Eddy Co North Dakota
-5 years
son
2 years
son
Patrick McCABE
Birth: April 14, 1847Magheracloone, Monaghan, Ire
Death: November 1867OPS Victoria Co Ontario
9 years
son

Birth

It is difficult to know Francis' true birth year. Based on his age indicated in various documents, he could have been born: Year : Document 1816 Ship Manifest of John Bright in 1861. 1801 Census in Fenlon, Ontario in 1881 1805 Immigration records North Dakota in 1880s 1811 Census of Ops, Ont in 1871 1830 1885 census of Eddy Co, North Dakota(Obviously incorrect.)

Marriage

Document D/3531/M/5/1 from the PRONI shows that in April 1840, evident newlyweds Frank McCabe and his wife, with no children, lived in a cottier's cottage in the townland of Agnalaert located in Magheracloone. The cottage was sublet from James Richards who had a lease from the Shirley Estate. It is likely that this James Richards was a relative of Francis' father's wife, Sarah Richards. Shirley Estate lease records and Tithe Applotment records show that James Richards had leased land in Aughanalart (sic) township from the 1820s through 1840. Frank McCabe subleased from James Richards in 1840, so it is probable that the newly wedded couple Frank and Margaret had moved into a vacant cottage next door to James.

In the 1858 Griffith's Evalution census of Magheracloone there are three Francis McCabe's listed. One in Tonaneve, one in Lavigilduff and one in Doagh, subletting from Thomas Martin. According to tombstone records from the church in Magheracloone, Francis of Lavigilduff died in Magheracloone in 1863. The Francis McCabe of Tonaneve was still on his land in 1865 according to the lease book. The entire Frank McCabe family immigrated to Canada in 1861. So it is likely that Frank McCabe and Margaret Martin were the family living in Doagh next to her kinsman, Thomas Martin, in 1858. Doagh, Corlea and Aughnalart (sic) - all townlands where records show that the Frank McCabe family had lived, are adjacent townlands in Maghercloone.

Emigration

Francis' entire family came to New York on the ship John Bright. Michael came in 1859 and the rest came in 1861.

JOHN BRIGHT The ship JOHN BRIGHT (built by William H. Webb, New York, in 1854: 1444 tons; 192 x 41 x 29 feet), R. C. Cutting, master, arrived at New York on 23 April 1858, having sailed from Liverpool (not Hamburg) on 22 March, with merchandise and passengersto Williams & Guion. Among the passengers were 89 Mormons, 80 from Scandinavia, and 9 from England, all under the leadership of Iver N. Iversen. This was the first of three voyages carrying organized groups of Mormons, the others being in 1866 and1868 (the ship itself was wrecked off the coast of Brazil in 1874). For further details on these three voyages, see J Bright, extracted from Conway B. Sonne, Ships, Saints, and Mariners: A Maritime Encyclopedia of Mormon Migration, 1830-1890 (SaltLake City : University of Utah Press, 1987). The American ship JOHN BRIGHT is not to be confused with the British bark of the same name, built in Dumbarton in 1847, which sailed on the Australian route. - {Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michale Palmer - 7 February 1998]

Residence

Although not a direct lessee from the Shirley Estate, Frank and Margaret lived on Aughnalart townland for half a decade. Eventually James Richards gave up his lease and Frank's family moved around Magheracloone parish until they emigrated in 1861. It is possible that Francis and Patrick McCabe (his brother or cousis?) actually became lessees as one 1847 record found on a loose sheet in the Shirley Estate Records indicates. Several contemporary records show townlands where Francis lived:

a. 1840, Aughnalart. Undertenant of James Richards. (Shireley Estate) b. Oct 1 1847, Aughnalart. "Lease renewal" record shows Francis McCabe may have paid on Aughnalart. (Shirley Estate) c. Jan 25 1851, Corlea. Birth of their son Francis on Corlea, next to Doagh.(Parish Records) e. 1855-1866. The baptism record of son John states That Francis and Margaret lived on Doagh. Various Valuation Lists show Francis McCabe as an undertenant of Thomas Martin on the Shirley Estate, but also shows he left during that period. (We know he arrived in NYC in 1861.)

Homestead

Frank McCabe was an old man of about 70 when he homesteaded in Eddy County in (about) 1884. The first homestead was a Cash Entry purchase and the second was a "regular" homestead. He received title on the first claim in 1890 but did not live long enough to get title on the second. It was awarded to the Heirs of Frank McCabe in 1896 - Francis Jr. took possession. Frank McCabe and his son Francis Jr. had lived side by side on their properties in Eddy Co and, according to the homestead file, Frank had lived with his son for a while before moving back into his home on the first claim. The homestead file in the National archives contained a letter from Francis Jr. that gives the date of Frank's death and a separate letter indicated that Margaret McCabe, Frank's wife, was dead before 1887.

Death

Date of death is reported in the papers filed by Francis' son Francis Jr. in order to get the patent on Francis' homestead in Eddy Co. ND. The papers are part of the Homestead file for Francis, located in the National Archives in Washington DC.

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Francis, Margaret and 3 sons arrived in NYC on May 23, 1861 on the ship John Bright from Liverpool. Note that there is a son named Patrick who was unknown to us previous to this record.

Shared note

Frank and Margaret lived as newly weds on the townland of Aghanalart(sic) in Magheracloone in the early 1840s. Evidently they were still on the townland in 1847 since there was an entry in the 1847 renewals of leases, to wit:

\"Names not listed in former list, Oct 21, 1847. Aghanalert: Pat McCabe,Fras McCabe, To go on. ...\"

At some point Frank and his family moved to Corlea and then to Doagh townlands in the 1850s.

Frank and his family immigrated from Magheracloone Monaghan in 1861. Records found in the NYC Public Library and in genealogy.com show: Francis age 45, Margaret age 40, Thomas 15, Patt 13 and Francis Jr. 7; May 23, 1861; New York City. Debarkation was from Liverpool. Ship: JOHN BRIGHT. Manifest ID 901706. In Steerage. Another record shows that Frank's son Michael had come to Canada earlier; to wit - Michael McCabe, age 18, ship JOHN BRIGHT. Oct 10, 1859. NYC from Liverpool. In Steerage. Manifest Id: 901485.

According to the marriage entry in St Mary's Church for Michael McCABE and Mary McCABE, Francis McCABE and Margaret MARTIN lived in Laxton Township (north Victoria Co.) in 1864. A genealogist from the area stated that the family probably went up north to the logging camps to make some cash before starting their farms closer to Lindsay in southern Victoria county. According to the deed records in Victoria county, neither Frank or any of his sons ever owned land, except for the small interest in a farm on Concession 9 Lot 19 that Frank inherited from his father \"Old Francis McCabe\" in 1862.

Obviously in search of more and cheaper land, Michael 'Big Mickey', his father Frank, his mother Margaret, and his brother Frank Jr. all immigrated to North Dakota about the same time, in 1882 and 1883.

Francis Sr and Jr moved to Tiffany township outside New Rockford ND with their wives in 1883, on land that Michael had claimed the previous year. Michael took land in Hegton Twonship, Grand Forks Co, instead. Family lore is that Margaret MARTIN is buried on the farm at Tiffany but Francis is buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Larimore in an unmarked grave.

A patent for land in Eddy Co was granted to Frank in 1887 and later another patent for more land was granted to the heirs of Frank McCabe in 1895. Margaret had died 10 years earlier and Frank had died in December of 1892.

Thomas was the only son of Francis and Margaret to remain in Ops. In 1895 Thomas inherited the farm interest owned by his father and sold it immediately. (He paid his Aunt, Frank's sister Elizabeth Dunn, $1 for the undivided rights to the land before selling it. The Patrick Dunn family had worked the farm for many years before moving to Rochester NY about 1890.)

Note

In 2006 research in the Shirley Estate records in the PRONI indicate that in 1840 Frank and Margaret were cottiers, living on a lease of James Richards in the townland of Aghanalart in Magheracloone. There were no other family members in the house and thus were probably newlweds in 1840. (Ref D/3531/M/5/1) Most likey James was a relative, either a brother or father of Sarah Richards.

Parish records from Magheracloone verified that Frank and Margaret had a son named Patrick, baptized June 8, 1847. (Nat Lib Ire P.5774 ) This corroborates the record found in the NY ship arrivals that Frank and Margaret had a (previously unknown) son named Patrick of that age. In addition, a record was found for the birth of another (previously unknown) son John: Baptized June 23, 1855 Joannes McCabe, Doagh, S.D. Francesci et Margarita Martin.

Marriage1840 Map where Richards family lived in Magheracloone (Shirley Estate Bog Map)1840 Map where Richards family lived in Magheracloone (Shirley Estate Bog Map)
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EmigrationPartial Passenger List for ship John Bright, May 23 1861.
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Residence1847 Shirley Estate Record, Francis and Patrick McCabe Rental Record1847 Shirley Estate Record, Francis and Patrick McCabe Rental Record
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HomesteadHomestead File from US Archives for first claim.
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HomesteadHomestead File from US Archives for second claim.
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Media objectPartial Passenger List for ship John Bright, May 23, 1861.
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Note: Francis, Margaret and 3 sons arrived in NYC on May 23, 1861 on the ship John Bright from Liverpool. Note that there is a son named Patrick who was unknown to us previous to this record.
Media objectFrancis McCabe Sublet From Thomas Martin 1858Francis McCabe Sublet From Thomas Martin 1858
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Note: The Griffith's Evaluation (Census) of Monagahan in 1858 shows that Francis lived on Doagh in a sublet from his (presumed) father-in-law Thomas Martin.