Rebecca Maria (Widow) Muldoon, 1861

Name
Rebecca Maria (Widow) /Muldoon/
Given names
Rebecca Maria (Widow)
Surname
Muldoon
Also known as
Rebecca Maria (Widow) /McCABE/
Also known as
Rebecca Maria (Widow) /Muldoon/
Birth of a son
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
Marriage of a son
Note: Record found in Anglican Archives in Toronto, May 2011.
Death of a husband
Religious marriage
Marriage of a daughter
Confirmation
Source citation: @Lindsay Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Baptisms, Book Marriages 1850-1865@
Citation details: Unnumbered pages after Baptisms of 1865
Family census
Event
Conjecture
Note: The first husband and pedigree of Rebecca (Widow) Muldoon McCabe are not known but the following is our best conjecture of her family.

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.

Death
Family with ¿Arthur? MULDOON
partner
herself
1861
Death: after 1861OPS Victoria Co Ontario
son
daughter
daughter
Various pictures of Jane's children
18211875
Birth: about 1821 Ireland
Death: October 13, 1875Lindsay, Ops Twp, Ontario, Canada
-23 months
son
18181891
Birth: 1818 Ireland
Death: June 9, 1891Monroe Co NY
Family with Francis McCABE
husband
Regimental Colours for the Francis' unit, 74th Highlanders
17821862
Birth: September 20, 1782 Magheracloone, Co Monaghan Ireland
Death: August 9, 1862Ops, Victoria Co Ontario
herself
1861
Death: after 1861OPS Victoria Co Ontario
Religious marriage Religious marriageNovember 16, 1841St Mary's Catholic Church in Lindsay
Francis McCABE + Sarah RICHARDS
husband
Regimental Colours for the Francis' unit, 74th Highlanders
17821862
Birth: September 20, 1782 Magheracloone, Co Monaghan Ireland
Death: August 9, 1862Ops, Victoria Co Ontario
husband’s wife
Marriage Marriage
stepson
magheracloone2.jpg
18051892
Birth: about 1805 22 Probably Monaghan Ireland
Death: December 27, 1892North Dakota
24 years
stepdaughter
18281904
Birth: about 1828 45 Probably Monaghan Ireland
Death: May 8, 1904Rochester NY
-9 months
stepson
18271870
Birth: March 1, 1827 44 Monaghan Ireland
Death: September 24, 1870Eaton, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Confirmation
Source citation: @Lindsay Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Baptisms, Book Marriages 1850-1865@
Citation details: Unnumbered pages after Baptisms of 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.

Note

I have placed Ann Muldoon in this family due to the fact that this Muldoon family lived close to Ann's husband George Downey of Ops and, also, that William Muldoon wrote a letter of support for George Downey in 1861. In addition several descendants of George Downey and Ann Muldoon are DNA matches with descendants of Jane Muldoon in the ancestry.com database..