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From: "Brenda Wallace" <>
Subject: [PaCambri] Michael Joseph McGuire,son of Michael and Rachel Brown McGuire
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:36:09 -0500

First Generation

1. Michael Joseph MCGUIRE was born on 8 Apr 1785 in Maryland.[1] He died on 7 Jun 1835 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.[2],[3] Huntingdon Co., PA Orphans Court May term 1803 named as heir of MichaelMcGuire of Allegheny Twp.

There is no marriage record for Michael and Sara Byrne. Later data wouldsuggest they never married.

Allegheny Tax list 1808 does not show in 1810,1811, 1814,1815,1816. Notsure if this is the guy.

1810 sponsors child of Patrick and Appollonia Burke.

1828 Michael J. and Margaret of Baltimore sell to Luke McGuire for $1land called Boot in Allegheny Twp. patented 12/22/1813 book 10 pg. 303.Deed 5/5/1828 Cambria Co., PA deeds 3-437.

1810 Baltimore Co., MD M. McGuire 20010 20001 a Daniel Delozier was living two doors away with numbers 00101 0001 The 1810 numbers do not work well. Might not be Michael.

1820 6th ward, Baltimore Co., MD Michael McGuire 00001 0111

1824 Michael Maguire, carpenter lives on Holliday St. west side south ofPleasant. [Directories prior to 1824 need to be check to see when Michael arrived in Baltimore]

1830 6th ward, Baltimore Co., MD Michael J. McGuire 20101 10102

1833 Michael J. Maguire/McGuire lives on Holliday St. south of Pleasantand has a shop at 50 N. Gay St.

1840 6th ward, Baltimore Co., MD Margaret Maguire 010011 0111101

1835 Margaret Maguire begins to administer the estate of Michael. Thereare no children mentioned in any of the references. There were 5 lotslisted in the inventory. There are no deeds showing the sell of thisland. [Baltimore Co., MD Administration Accounts vol. 34-130; BaltimoreCo, MD administration accounts vol. 42-12; Baltimore Co., MD inventoriesvol. 44-391 and 45-481]

The numbers in the census might suggest that Michael and Margaret had four children born between 1800-1810. The numbers for 1820 show that the two males have probably died. The girls however were born between1804-1810 and 1794-1804. This fits with the 1810 dates. By 1830 there is a young family living with Michael and Margaret. The dates do not seem to work for anyone. Both Michael and Margaret seem too young. Also we know that Margaret had a boarding house by 1837. Quite possibly she ran this boarding house long before this time and the census reflect boarders and no children. I have looked in the baptisms of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and found no McGuires married or born in the right time frame to be children of Michael and Margaret. Neither could I find Michael or Margaret sponsoring any children in this time frame. There were other churches in the area and perhaps Michaeland Margaret actually attended a congregation who shared the cemetery of the!
Assumption church. All the surviving church records need to be checked carefully. The cemetery lot at Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mulberry and Catherdral Sts. might show who was buried near Michael and Margaret and give leads to possible children. Also the city directories might show who was living at 58 Holiday in1847. This person might have been the heir of Margaret. Using this name in the deeds might turn up some useful information.

Sarah BYRNE (daughter of JOHN BYRNE and ANN UNKNOWN BYRNE) was born in 1784 in Ireland.[4] She died on 15 May 1851 in Loretto, PA.[5] Sara Byrne, dau. of John, sponsors Agnes McGuire 1805.

Sara Byrne, sister of Thomas, sponsors Demetrius Aug. Byrne 1807.

John Platt and his wife sponsors Magdelena Meyers 1807. Michael Joseph MCGUIRE and Sarah BYRNE had the following children:

+2 i. Mary Ann MCGUIRE (born on 23 Aug 1803).

Margaret unknown MCGUIRE was born on 27 Jul 1790.[6] She died on 29 Aug 1846 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.[7] 1840 6th Ward, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Margaret McGuire 0100110111101

1837-1838 Margaret McGuire, boardinghouse Holliday west of Saratoga

1842 Margaret Maguire boarding house Holliday north of Saratoga

1845 Margaret Maguire 58 Holiday St.

I could find no estate records for Margaret and no deeds involving the 5lots in Michael's inventory. The cemetery lot at Basilica of theAssumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mulberry and Catherdral Sts.might show who was buried near Michael and Margaret and give leads topossible children.


[1] Family Bible of Michael McGuire of Cambria Co., PA 1766-1882 (Nov. 1748).

[2] Ibid.

[3] Basilica of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, pg . 233. dropsy. age 57.

[4] Ledoux, Albert H., Catholic Vital Records of Central Pennsylvania (Albert H. Ledoux, 1996).

[5] Ibid.

[6] Basilica of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary.

[7] Ibid. age 56y1m2d. consumption.

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