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Michael McCabe

Michael McCABEAge: 79 years18091888

Name
Michael McCABE
Given names
Michael
Surname
McCABE
Birth about 1809
Birth of a brotherJohn McCABE
1821 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Peter McCABE
August 1, 1840 (Age 31 years)
Death of a wifeMary Daly
about 1840 (Age 31 years)
MarriageJane MULDOONView this family
November 16, 1842 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Rebecca McCABE
December 2, 1843 (Age 34 years)
Baptism of a daughterMary Rebecca McCABE
December 10, 1843 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Michael McCABE
February 1847 (Age 38 years)
Baptism of a sonMichael McCABE
February 20, 1847 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ann Jane McCABE
March 28, 1849 (Age 40 years)
Baptism of a daughterAnn Jane McCABE
April 18, 1849 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Arthur McCABE
about 1851 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#6
James Bernard McCABE
July 13, 1853 (Age 44 years)
Note: Church records state James was born July 30, 1853. James' Naturalization application states July 13, 1853.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth McCABE
July 28, 1855 (Age 46 years)
Baptism of a daughterElizabeth McCABE
August 5, 1855 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Patrick McCABE
April 20, 1857 (Age 48 years)
Baptism of a sonPatrick McCABE
May 3, 1857 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a son
#9
William John McCABE
August 18, 1859 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childPeter McCABEJane HOEYView this family
September 18, 1859 (Age 50 years)
Census 1861 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Rose Ellen McCABE
February 2, 1863 (Age 54 years)
Baptism of a daughterRose Ellen McCABE
March 3, 1863 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childMichael McCABEMary Rebecca McCABEView this family
February 8, 1864 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherJohn McCABE
before 1869 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel O'KEEFEAnn Jane McCABEView this family
April 21, 1873 (Age 64 years)
Death of a wifeJane MULDOON
October 13, 1875 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childJames Bernard McCABEMary GALLIVANView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 9, 1880 (Age 71 years)
Note: Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950 about James B McCabe
Death December 30, 1888 (Age 79 years)
Burial January 1, 1889 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
Note: Burial record is recorded in latin in the records of St. Mary's in Lindsay. Remains were moved to St Mary's Cemetery in Lindsay.
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
13 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Daly - View this family
himself
wife
son
Family with Jane MULDOON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 16, 1842St. Mary's Church, Lindsay, Ontario
13 months
daughter
3 years
son
Michael McCabe Jr. of OpsMichael McCABE
Birth: February 1847 38 26OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
Death: September 21, 1895Mimico Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
Elizabeth McCABE
Birth: July 28, 1855 46 34OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
Death: June 14, 1913OPs Township, Victoria County, Ontario
21 months
son
Pat McCabe of MinnPatrick McCABE
Birth: April 20, 1857 48 36OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
Death: March 17, 1930OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
2 years
son
Bill McCabe, Lindsay, OntarioWilliam John McCABE
Birth: August 18, 1859 50 38OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
Death: October 4, 1934OPS Township, Victoria County, Ontario
4 years
daughter

Census

Letter from Genealogist to John Stolp.

Burial

Burial record is recorded in latin in the records of St. Mary's in Lindsay. Remains were moved to St Mary's Cemetery in Lindsay.

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Photocopies show that Michael bought Clergy Reserve in Dec 1832 - Jan 1833 - Concession 7 Lot 15

Letter from Clergyman requests land be sold to Michael.

Peter McCabe also received land that same year but it is not known whether Peter and Michael were related.

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Michael came to Ops in 1832.

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This letter from the archives in Toronto is in support of Patrick's claim to Conc 3 Lot 13. This Patrick McCabe is the brother of \"Old\" Francis McCabe.

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Lawyer stated that Michael wrote a will but it was lost. A substitue was filed by his son William about 13 years later as part of the dispostion of his land.

Shared note

MICHAEL McCabe came from Ireland in the 1830's. Supposedly he came up the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario and then to the Province of Ontario, Canada - probably to a sea-port, Port Hope, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, just south of where the town of Lindsey is situated. He, along with many others, walked north about thirty miles and settled in the Township of Ops. The history of "Ops Township," called the "The Land of Plenty," states that many families came from Ireland the following years because of several famines in Ireland. The 1861 census of Ops Township lists nine McCabe families there with some but,not all, related.

Research has shown the Michael bought his land in 1832 - Lot 15 Concession 7, a Clergy Reserve section. He received actual title much later. The land stayed in the family until 1934 when Michael's youngest son William sold it to his nephew Thomas O'Keefe.

Michael was married about 1839 and had a son Peter - in 1840. His wife died while Peter was an infant and on Nov 16, 1842 Michael married again to Jane Muldoon. They had a family of nine children and their births or baptisms are listed in the records of the Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lindsey. They were of the Roman Catholic religion.

[The newspaper Lindsay Post on July 22, 1864 had article stating that several homes south of town had burned down, including the home of Michael McCabe. Since there were 3 Michael McCabes living south of town it is not certain that it was one our two Michaels. TMc]

The son Peter McCabe moved in the 1850's to Iowa and met and married Jane Hoey, who had come from Lindsay just a short time before. Whether he knew her before or not we do not know. A marriage license application is on file in the town of Lansing, Allamakee County, at the present time. Peter later moved on to Brookings, SD where he was a successful businessman.

Most of Michael and Jane's offspring moved to the great plains of the US in the 1870s and 1880s. Before 1880, Pat and Art moved to Kittson Co Mn and Pat later moved on to Minot ND but returned to Ops in his old age. James moved to Wisconsin, then to Minnesota, Montana and back to Houston, Mn. Mary McCabe and her husband Michael moved to Hegton Township near Larimore, Grand Forks Co, ND in 1883. Mary's younger sister Rose Ellen followed at the turn of the century where she married Richard Faddin.

Ann Jane McCabe married Daniel O'Keefe and she remained in Lindsay for the rest of her long life.

The eldest son Michael stayed with his father through 1881. In the 1880s he was committed to a mental asylum in Toronto where he died in 1894.

Michael's youngest son William inherited the farm after Michael's death in 1889. Michael's daughter Elizabeth never married and she continued to live on the farm with William and his wife until her death.

At this time it is unknown where Michael came from in Ireland.

See the media section on Michael's page for copies of land documents, wills, etc for Michael.

Note

Jim McCabe, son of Michael and Mary McCabe, annotated a genealogist report from the 1950's. Jim was born in Lindsay in the 1860s and lived there until he was a teenager. He returned to Lindsay several times after that, marrying a young lady from there. He was very familiar with all the McCabes from Lindsay,Ops in the late 1800s.

Jim stated on the report that the family of John McCabe and Mary BURNS were cousins of his mother Mary (nee) McCabe and, this family was part of the "Cooper McCabes". (Since John was a cooper, it may have been part of the family tradition.)

Thus, we may conclude that Mary's father, Michael McCabe of Concession 7 Lot 15, was a brother to John McCabe, the cooper.

Note

From "The Canadian Post", Lindsay, 16 Nov 1888

"Two prosperous farmers of Dakota in the person of Messrs. JAMES and MICHAEL McCABE arrived in Lindsay last week after an absence of 12 years on a visit for a couple of weeks to their father Mr. Michael McCabe of South Ops [Township]. Their reception at the homestead and from many oldtime friends may naturally be inferred to be a warm one."

Note: Article may have been incorrect. Michael, the son, was held in the Queens Street asylum in Toronto at that time. The second visitor could have been Michael McCabe, son-in-law of old Michael, or it could have been one of James' other brothers in the Dakotas, Pat or Art.

MarriageMcCabe/Muldoon Marriage, St Mary's, Lindsay OntarioMcCabe/Muldoon Marriage, St Mary's, Lindsay Ontario
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DeathOfficial death recordOfficial death record
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BurialBurial Record Michael McCabe, Lindsay 1889Burial Record Michael McCabe, Lindsay 1889
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Media objectVarious Land Records for Michael
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Note: Photocopies show that Michael bought Clergy Reserve in Dec 1832 - Jan 1833 - Concession 7 Lot 15
Media objectMichael McCabeMichael McCabe
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Note: Michael came to Ops in 1832.
Media objectMichael wrote a letter of support for Patrick McCabe in 1839
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Note: This letter from the archives in Toronto is in support of Patrick's claim to Conc 3 Lot 13. This Patrick McCabe is the brother of "Old" Francis McCabe.
Media objectMichael's "Will" as filed by son William
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Note: Lawyer stated that Michael wrote a will but it was lost. A substitue was filed by his son William about 13 years later as part of the dispostion of his land.