Peter, Honor (Gallagher) Murphy Family. Corclough East, Belmullet to Montana. SS Phoenician 1883

by ionaddeirbhile

The Murphy Family were from Corclough East, situated on the outskirts of Belmullet Town.

Patrick Murphy was just six months old, when he and his brother James age three, along with parents Peter and Honor Murphy,  boarded SS Phoenician  on the 27th April 1883. The boys’ Aunt Sabina,  also accompanied the family on the voyage. Honor (Gallagher) Murphy and her sister Sabina, were originally from Tawnaghmore, Belmullet.

After fourteen days at sea, the Allan Line Steamer Phoenician, arrived in Boston on the 10th May 1883. The Murphy family including Sabina, were headed for Montana, as were  the families of Pat and Bridget (Sullivan) Loftus  also Michael and Sabina (McKeown) Murray,  from Tip, Belmullet.

The 1900 United States Census, sees the Murphy family living in Chestnut, Gallatin County, Montana.

Patrick Murphy was the Grandfather of David Murphy and Megan Murphy Deebach. Great Grandfather also of Erin and Megan Murphy and Griffin Deebach. Patrick’s descendants travelled from Washington State and Tennessee, back to their roots in Corclough East and Tawnaghmore.

Descendants returning and meeting with present day relatives. Re-establishing a bond, broken so many years ago. Photograph: Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, Eachleim, Blacksod.

Other families of Erris and Achill, who boarded the same sailing at Blacksod, were destined for Hudson Wisconsin: Lost Creek and Shenandoah Pennsylvania: Chicago, Illinois: Grosvenordale Connecticut: St. Paul, Minnesota: Cleveland & Leetonia Ohio and Worcester Massachusetts.