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Mary Jane  Madden

Mary Jane Madden

Female 1840 - 1878  (38 years)

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  • Name Mary Jane Madden 
    Born 26 Feb 1840  Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Alternate Dates may be 12 Feb 1840 or 26 Feb 1841
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 17 Nov 1851  Liverpool, England to New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Ship: John And Lucy 
    • There is probably no way to determine exactly which ship Mary came over on. That said, of 44 options, this is the only one that has her age correct, that came in the correct time-frame, and has no other family with her. If better information should surface, it should certainly be judged accordingly.

      The fact the record says her destination is Wisconsin, should be of note, but does not preclude the record from being her.
    Residence 1860  Morrisania, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Living with the Lawrence family and listed as a "Domestic" 
    • Probable, but needs confirmation
    Residence 1870  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    _UID BE953E8ABEE89E4981967F585A8210931513 
    Died 5 Apr 1878  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11
    Buried 7 Apr 1878  4-19-30, Tooele City Cemetary, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Notes 
    • John Lawrence cannot be Mary's Uncle, as he was born in Germany, and Ann was born in Maine as per the 1860 Census records.
    • A note about the William Tapscott as and coming over with the Gordon family:

      I believe that it is very probable that Mary traveled cross country in the wagon train with the Gordon family. I do not dispute this. I also do not dispute her relationship with the Gordon family as being close.

      What I do dispute is her being rescued by the ship that the Gordon family came over on while underway. The ship is the "William Tapscott" and the Gordon family is well documented to have been on that ship.

      Despite the recollections to the contrary, it would have been nearly impossible, certainly a very strange circumstance, for Mary to have been anywhere near that ship.

      Mary was baptized in New York in both 1854 and 1855. This means she had to have immigrated prior to this date. The Gordon's came over in 1859, as much as 5 years later.

      It is possible that Mary was rescued at sea, but not by the Tapscott, or it is possible that somehow Mary and another rescue by the Tapscott have been merged in memory into one event. Whatever the case, Mary Jane Madden's crossing and the William Tapscott are mutually exclusive. She cannot have been picked up by that ship short of attempting to return to England and having that ship sink at the time the Tapscott was emmigrating. This is a highly unlikely scenario.

      Please also note the 1860 Census record which very reasonably places her as a "Domestic" with the Lawrence family, also in contrast to the stories that are out there.

      Again, I believe it is likely she did travel with them cross country, but not transoceanic.

      -- Admin
    Person ID I39  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2014 

    Father Burnet Madden,   b. Abt 1809, Sleigo,Sleigo,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1836 
    _UID 566DC1D80A06814E97E884011E14C7D40C0E 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors James Stirling Dunn,   b. 12 Jul 1836, Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1923, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [12
    Married 17 Mar 1863  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    _UID 723C7348393C2B42A49C2D0DE9F59DB4F4FA 
    Children 
    +1. John Madden Dunn,   b. 3 Mar 1864, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1943, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Married: 1x2. Mary Jane Dunn,   b. 30 May 1866, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Clara Madden Dunn,   b. 14 Jun 1868, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1869  (Age 1 years)
    +4. James Madden Dunn,   b. 23 Apr 1870, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1943, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Martha Madden Dunn,   b. 14 Jan 1872, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1949, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Margaret Madden Dunn,   b. 24 Feb 1874, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1959, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Married: 1x7. Ada Madden Dunn,   b. 14 Feb 1876, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1958, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Mary Jane Dunn Obituary - Deseret News 4/17/1878
    Mary Jane Dunn Obituary - Deseret News 4/17/1878
    1870 United States Census - Utah Territory - Tooele - Tooele - Page 9
    1870 United States Census - Utah Territory - Tooele - Tooele - Page 9

    Headstones
    Mary Jane Madden 1840-1878 - Headstone
    Mary Jane Madden 1840-1878 - Headstone
    Plot: 4-19-30
    James Stirling Dunn (1837-1923) - Jean Fraser (1837-1926) - Jessie Young (1861-1910) - Headstone
    James Stirling Dunn (1837-1923) - Jean Fraser (1837-1926) - Jessie Young (1861-1910) - Headstone
    Plot: 4-19-1

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] UHS Burials Index (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: DUNN, MARY JANE MADDEN

      Birth: //1840
      Death: 4/5/1878
      Burial: 4/7/1878
      Place of Birth: SLIGO, IRELAND
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Tooele City Cemetery , 4-019-30
      Source:
      Comments:
      Relatives:
      DUNN, JAMES STIRLING (Spouse)

    2. [S42] Utah Cemetery Inventory, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Mary Jane Madden Dunn
      Birth Date: 1840
      Birth Place: Sligo, Ireland
      Death Date: 5 Apr 1878
      Burial Date: 7 April 1878
      Cemetery: Tooele City Cemetery
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant
      Grave Location: 4-19-3
      Relatives: Spouse Dunn, James Stirling

    3. [S11] LDS Membership Records, (LDS Church) (Reliability: 3).
      Contributor 4
      Contact name: LDS Church Membership Records

    4. [S351] Endowment House Sealings (Reliability: 3).
      1865, Microfilm 0,183,405, lists on page 108, Mary Madden Dunn’s first-hand information as: Birth: 26 Feb 1841; Country: Ireland; Baptism: 12 Aug 1855; Spouse: James Dunn; Marriage: 17 Mar 1865; Parents: Burnet Madden and Mary Madden. For James Dunn, page 109, it shows: Birth: 12 July 1836; Country: Scotland; Baptism: 12 Aug 1854; Spouse: Mary Madden; Marriage: 17 Mar 1865; Parents: John Dunn and Jean Stirling Dunn.

    5. [S88] Headstone (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S386] FamineShips.info Irish Immegrant Records (Reliability: 1).
      record id
      521733
      name
      Mary Madden
      date arrived
      11-17-1851

      gender
      Female
      age
      11 years
      approx. birth year
      1840
      occupation
      Cultivator or Farmer
      destination
      Wisconsin
      native country
      Ireland
      embarkation port
      Liverpool
      ship name
      John And Lucy
      abstract
      Mary Madden - overview of immigrant details, family members, history, etc
      There is probably no way to determine which ship exactly Mary came over on. That said, of 44 options, this is the only one that has her age correct, that came in the correct time-frame, and has no other family with her. If better information should surface, it should certainly be judged accordingly.

    7. [S386] FamineShips.info Irish Immegrant Records (Reliability: 1).
      record id
      521733
      name
      Mary Madden
      date arrived
      11-17-1851

      gender
      Female
      age
      11 years
      approx. birth year
      1840
      occupation
      Cultivator or Farmer
      destination
      Wisconsin
      native country
      Ireland
      embarkation port
      Liverpool
      ship name
      John And Lucy
      abstract
      Mary Madden - overview of immigrant details, family members, history, etc

    8. [S107] 1860 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Mary Madden
      Age in 1860: 20
      Birth Year: abt 1840
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Home in 1860: Morrisania, Westchester, New York
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Mount Vernon
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Lawrence 40
      Ann E Lawrence 37
      Geo T Lawrence 14
      John J Lawrence 11
      Russell B Lawrence 7
      Sarah J Lawrence 4
      Mary Madden 20

    9. [S35] 1870 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Mary Dunn
      Birth Year: abt 1842
      Age in 1870: 28
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Home in 1870: Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      James Dunn 33
      Mary Dunn 28
      John Dunn 6
      Mary J Dunn 4
      James Dunn 1/12

    10. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: DUNN, MARY JANE MADDEN

      Birth: //1840
      Death: 4/5/1878
      Burial: 4/7/1878
      Place of Birth: SLIGO, IRELAND
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Tooele City Cemetery , 4-019-30

    11. [S16] Deseret News (Reliability: 3), 17 Apr 1878.
      In Tooele City, April 5th, deeply regretted, MARY JANE MADDEN, wife of James Dunn, aged 38 years.
      She leaves a family of six children, besides a large circle of friends to deplore or mourn her loss.

    12. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database.
      Burial Information: DUNN, JAMES STIRLING

      Birth: 7/12/1837
      Death: 1/6/1923
      Burial: 1/9/1923
      Place of Birth: KIRKINTILLOCH, DUMBARTON, SCOT
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Tooele City Cemetery , 4-019-10
      Source:
      Comments:
      Relatives:
      STIRLING, JEAN (Mother)
      DUNN, JOHN (Father)
      FRASER, JEAN/ MADDEN, MARY,/YOUNG,JESSIE (Spouse)

    13. [S41] All Utah Since Statehood, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      On the 17th of March, 1863, Mr. Dunn was married to Mary Jane Madden and their children were: John, who was born in March, 1864, and married Maggie Scott; Mary, who was born in May, 1866, and became the wife of John McKellar; James, who was born in April, 1870, and married Susie Colman; Martha, who was born in January, 1872, and assists her father in the publication of the Tooele Transcript; Maggie, who was born in February, 1874, and is the wife of Farnham Kimball; and Ada, who was born in February, 1876, and is the wife of Charles Alvin Orme, mentioned elsewhere in this work. Mr. Dunn's second wife was Jean Frazier, a childhood playmate of his in Scotland. Mr. Dunn's third wife was Jessie Young, whom he wedded in June, 1883 Their children are: Archibald Y. Dunn, who was born February 12, 1885; Robert James, born December 27, 1886; Marion Y., born November 29, 1889; Jessie, born June 20, 1891, and now the wife of L. L. Bush; Catherine, born in April, 1894, and now the wife of William Thomas Manning; and Alexander F., who was born July 20, 1895. He has just returned from a three years' mission in the central states, laboring principally in Oklahoma, and has taken charge of the publishing business, which will give his father a chance to retire. Mr. Dunn's second wife is living, the others having passed away.
      Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II.