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From: "Thomas J. Ebert" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] McGrath/McGraw
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 12:10:23 -0700 (PDT)
Good to hear from you again. I don't think Daniel is one of ours. The 1852 Troy directory has Richard, Phillip, John, William and Patrick all residing at the same residence. Richard left Troy first for Oswego in 1852 and the others followed including my ggg grandmother Mary Egon (Egan) McGrath. There were an additional 5 McGrath boys somewhere and a sister but I have never been able to find anything on them. Daniel is not a name that is in the family tree. I think the family came over to Canada in 1841 or 2, since Richard is married in Montreal in 1843.
From: Bill & Cathy McGrath <>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2010 11:53:39 AM
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] McGrath/McGraw
I enjoyed reading your post on the McGrath/McGraw surname. I forgot to
mention in my previous post on the McGrath/McGraw names that my father,
James McGrath, was known to everyone in South Troy as Jim McGraw.
Your McGrath and Kennedy relatives are in Troy earlier than mine. My
grandfather Thomas McGrath and his wife Nora Kennedy came to Troy around
1891. Also a brother Patrick McGrath and a sister Bridget McGrath Gleason
came to Troy around the same time.
I know all the descendents of my grandfather Thomas and his brother Patrick
and I am the only William McGrath in the line. However, the funeral notice
for Patrick McGrath (1873?-1943) mentions a William McGrath, pallbearer as a
nephew. The funeral notice for my grandfather, Thomas McGrath (1873-1949)
mentions a William H. McGrath as a pallbearer and the funeral notice for
Bridget McGrath Gleason (1871-1952) also has a William H. McGrath as a
I have no idea who this William H. McGrath was and how he is related to my
Also at my father's baptism in 1900, his sponsor was a Daniel McGrath and I
wonder if there is some family connection with this Daniel.
Clifton Park, NY
--- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas J. Ebert" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 12:33 AM
> Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] McGrath/McGraw
>> Glad to be of service here. When my gg grandmother Elizabeth Kennedy
>> McGrath applied for a CW pension in 1890 she had to explain this in a
>> deposition which was included in my gg grandfather National Archives
>> In Gaelic the "th" is pronounced as a "w." My gg grandfather was William
>> McGrath but in the army records he is William McGraw, his brother Richard
>> is Richard McGraugh and his brother Patrick is Patrick McGrath. Those
>> families using McGraw probably Anglicized the spelling of their name.
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