Wolfe and Mooney - Ireland to Illinois, Iowa and Beyond

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  • ID: I171
  • Name: Richard WOLFE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1802 in Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • Death: btw 1850-1860 in Lewis Co., MO
  • Note:
    Note: with his brother John in 1832 followed their brother James toMissouri. Took over his land in Monticello, Lewis Co., MO.

    Text from documents sworn in Ireland to the truthful identity ofJames Hartnett Wolfe's brothers - Richard and John. Parts ofthese letters are missing. Spelling of names and places aredifficult to read.

    *Patrick Maurice Wolfe could be the brother of James, Richardand John Wolfe. We know he remained in Co. Limerick, Ireland. Inorder to claim James Wolfe's estate in Missouri it is probablethat Richard and John wrote to Patrick to obtain these documentsattesting to their relationship to James Hartnett Wolfe It isinteresting that we have documents from both a Catholic Priestand a Protestant Curate of County Limerick.

    …..(missing previous page) in the year 1819 for America and thatI also know myself Richard and John Wolfe who also left thiscountry in the year 1836 for same destination and hereby testifythat they ….are….legitimate children of Mr. Maurice Wolfe andHonora Hartnett of Drumodda in this Parish both deceased.
    Given under my hand this 19th day of March 1838 Signed: WmSanders
    Curate of Rathcoman Parish of D..... of Limerick for the lasttwenty years.

    Patrick Maurice Wolfe of Dromadda in this county of Limerick doswear that the fore going certificate was signed in my presenceby the Rev. William Sanders the late protestant curate of theParish of Rathconan and that the name of William Sanders to beinscribed hereto is the Signature of the Rev. William Sanders asthe late Protestant curate of the Parish of Rathcoman andbelieves the contents of said certificate to be true.
    Signature of Patrick Maurice Wolfe
    Sworn before me this 21st day of March 1838 Lord (or John)Mooney Mayor of Limerick

    …..(missing page) and that they are the legitimate brothers ofthe late James Hartnett Woulfe who left this country in the year1819 and went to America where he became possessed of property(I understand) to a considerable amount in the Sate of Missouri.March 7, 1838 John Ryan of Rathcoman, County of Limerick

    Witness Francis Goold
    I Francis Goold of 20 Morrison Square in the city of Dublin doswear that the foregoing certificate was signed in my presenceby the Reverend John Ryan Parish Priest of Rathcoman and thatthe name of John Ryan subscribed hereto is the signature of theRev. John ryan parish priest of Rathcoman I believe the contentsof the said certificate to be true.
    Sworn before me this 21st day of March 1838
    Lord (or John) Mooney Mayor of Limerick

    In the 1840 US Census Richard Wolfe is living in Lewis County,MO. In the household are 1 male under age 5, 1 male between ages30-40; 1 female under age 5 and 1 female between ages 20-30.
    Richard is living next door to his brother John Wolfe.

    In the 1850 US Census Richard Wolf is living in District 48,Lewis, MO. He is 48, born Ireland, a farmer. Living in the samehousehold is his wife, Ellen, 38, born Ireland and children:Honorah, 12; Timothy, 10; Richard, 8; Ellen, 6; James, 2; allborn MO and John Smith, 36, farm laborer, born England.
  • Change Date: 27 AUG 1956

    Father: Maurice "Young Maurice" WOLFE b: in Limerick Co., Ireland
    Mother: Hanora HARTNETT b: in Limerick Co., Ireland

    Marriage 1 Ellen HARTNETT b: ABT 1812 in Ireland
    • Married: ABT 1837
    1. Has No Children Honorah A. WOLFE b: ABT 1838 in Lewis Co., MO
    2. Has No Children Timothy WOLFE b: ABT 1840 in Lewis Co., MO
    3. Has Children Richard M. WOLFE b: DEC 1841 in Lewis Co., MO
    4. Has Children Ellen WOLFE b: ABT 1844 in Lewis Co., MO
    5. Has No Children James WOLFE b: ABT 1848 in Lewis Co., MO
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