Rebecca Maria(Widow Muldoon)1861

Name
Rebecca Maria(Widow Muldoon)
Given names
Rebecca Maria(Widow
Surname
Muldoon)
Married name
Rebecca Maria(Widow McCABE
Birth of a son
#1
William MULDOON
1818
Note: The children of William Muldoon, in their census responses, maintained William was born in Northern Ireland; e.g. Ulster. the counties of Armagh, Antrim, Down, Tyrone, Londonderry or Fermanagh.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Jane MULDOON
about 1821
Marriage of a childWilliam MULDOONAnn KENTView family
Type: Religious marriage
April 18, 1839
Note: Record found in Anglican Archives in Toronto, May 2011.
Death of a husbandMULDOON
before 1841

Religious marriageFrancis McCABEView family
November 16, 1841
Death of a sonArthur MULDOON
after 1841

Marriage of a childMichael McCABEJane MULDOONView family
November 16, 1842
Confirmation January 18, 1850
Source: Lindsay Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Baptisms, Book Marriages 1850-1865
CensusFrancis McCABEView family
1861
Event
Conjecture

Note: The first husband and pedigree of Rebecca (Widow) Muldoon McCabe are not known but the following is …
Death after 1861
Family with MULDOON - View family
husband
son
daughter
-2 years
son
Family with Francis McCABE - View family
husband
 
Marriage: November 16, 1841St Mary's Catholic Church in Lindsay
Francis McCABE + Sarah RICHARDS - View family
husband
husband’s wife
 
Marriage:
step-son
24 years
step-daughter
-10 months
step-son

ConfirmationLindsay Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Baptisms, Book Marriages 1850-1865
Event

The first husband and pedigree of Rebecca (Widow) Muldoon McCabe are not known but the following is our best conjecture of her family.

The Widow Muldoon's name first appeared on Ops in the record of her marriage to old Francis McCabe in Lindsay in Nov 1841. However the Muldoon family had appeared in various Census of Population of Ops by 1839.

1839 Census -- Arthur Muldoon, 2 males > 16, no females, living close to Michael McCabe, approximately Conc 7. This is likely Arthur and William Muldoon arriving in Ops.

1840 Census - William Muldoon, his new wife Ann Kent, and baby living on East side of Ops in approximately Conc 11. Arthur Muldoon is living close by with 2 females over age 16 - probably his mother Widow Muldoon and his sister Jane Muldoon who have arrived in Ops.

1841 - Actually Jan 1842 - William Muldoon continues to live on East side of Ops with wife and child. However, Arthur Muldoon is listed with 1 young male, 1 old male (himself) , 1 young female and 2 older females. By Jan 1842 the Widow was already married to Francis McCabe and his household shows 1 young male, 2 older males, and 2 older females; thus Rebecca must be the mother of Arthur, not his wife. Jane Muldoon is one of the older females but we can't tell which family unit she is listed in.

Summarizing, the most likely scenario is that the Widow Rebecca Muldoon is the mother of all three known Muldoons in OPS, William, Arthur, and Jane.

Note

Rebecca Maria Muldoon was born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada before 1839. Her maiden name is unknown. Her husband or son was probably Arthur Muldoon who settled on Concession 7 in Ops, although that is not proved. In any case she was a widow by 1841 when she married "Old" Francis (Frank) McCabe of Ops. Rebecca was confirmed as a Catholic in the church at Downeyville in 1850 and her name appears in land transactions in the early 1850s when Francis sold his original homestead. There is no doubt that the Widow Muldoon who married Frank McCabe(as listed in the marriage records of St Marys) is the same as Rebecca Maria Muldoon.

Rebecca is living with Francis in the 1861 census of Ops. In the same household is Francis' newly arrived grandson, Michael McCabe, who had come to Ops in 1859 from Monaghan.

It is not known when Rebecca died. She was not mentioned in Frank's will of Aug 1862.

ConfirmationConfirmation Record for Rebecca Maria McCabe (Widow Muldoon)Confirmation Record for Rebecca Maria McCabe (Widow Muldoon)
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CensusFrancis McCabe, Ops Census 1861Francis McCabe, Ops Census 1861
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