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McLean Catholic Cemetery
Also known as St. Patrick's
Cemetery and Roman Catholic Cemetery.
According to The Centennial History of the Town of Dryden by Goodrich, the Roman Catholic Church was erected in 1851 at a cost of one thousand dollars, the site and that of the Catholic Cemetery near the Church was donated by Michael O'Byrne, his sister Catharine O'Byrne was the first burial.
Cemetery is semi-active.
Map (Off-site from TopoZone)
This record is as complete as possible at this time.
(Photo by Cathy Knauff - taken Mar. 29th 2004)
Please use Notes as a guide only!
|Carty||Bridget||1828 - 1898||(Bridget Kane) May be wife of Luke Carty. 1880 living in Town of Dryden, Frank Corcoran age 64, b. Irelard, Laborer, Luke Carty age 42, b. Ireland, Farmer, Bridget age 50, b. Ireland, Housekeeper.|
|Carty||Susan||1873 - 1883|
|Carty||Joanna, daughter of Thomas Carty||d. July 10, 18?? age 5? weeks||Not found in 2004|
|Carty||John||d. May 4th, 1890 age 80||b. Roscommon Co., Ireland|
|Carty||Mary G., his wife||d. Aug. 18, 1870 age 65||b. Roscommon Co., Ireland|
|Casey||William||d. Dec. 25, 1877 age 70||Co. F. 109 Regt. NYSV|
|Corcoran||Katie||d. March 5, 1892 age ?|
|Crain||Elizabeth||1867-1938||(Elizabeth was the daughter of William O'Brien and Ann O'Byrne) See Letitia O'Brien, buried next to each other|
|Emmons||William G.||Sept. 17, 1920 - June 6, 1992||Son of Ralph & Ellen Emmons. SG 7 US Army Air Corps World War II|
|Emmons||Ralph L.||Mar. 15, 1890 - Nov. 16, 1980||He was the United States Attorney for the
Northern District of New York in the 1930's, appointed by FDR.
Son of Milton Emmons and Laura Stanton. His grandfather was Lewis
Emmons. In 1900 he is found at home with his parents at Spafford,
Onondaga Co., NY, District 82.
|Emmons||Ellen O.||Nov. 13, 1889 - May 23, 1971||Ellen O'Brien Emmons, wife of Ralph L. Emmons and daughter of William O'Brien and Ann O'Byrne. Known children for Ralph & Ellen were: R. Lewis, Mary, William, Charles, Anne, Paul, Frederic and Franklin (twins), Laura, unknown. (they had 10 children)|
|Emmons||Laura||died at 18 months in about 1931||Laura was buried next to her great grandparents Michael & Margaret O'Byrne, but has no marker. She was the daughter of Ralph & Ellen Emmons.|
|Emmons||Joseph Frankin "Frank"||b. March 24, 1929 d. Sept. 19, 2006||Son of Ralph & Ellen Emmons. He was a twin with Fred Emmons|
|Emmons||Ralph Lewis Jr. "Lewy"||b. Feb. 14, 1917 d. June 11, 2007||Son of Ralph & Ellen Emmons. His Obit.: "Lewy was an attorney by profession and a perpetual student. He worked with his father, Atty. Ralph Emmons, Sr. for many years in Binghamton. Some will remember him walking with a severe limp due to injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, but not many know that he received the first artificial hip implant. He served in the Army Air Corps with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was a military intelligence staff officer, retiring on disability with the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. Also awarded European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 4 stars for campaigns in So. France, Rome-Arno, Ardennes, and Central Europe, one arrowhead for invasion of So. France, the American Defense Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and WWII Victory Ribbon. Lewy showed us that intense suffering can be borne; bravery comes in many forms; nothing is too difficult to learn; and humor is necessary always. He was devoted to God, his family, and his Catholic faith."|
[Bridget Walpole, wife of Patrick Fanning]
[Patrick Fanning, a member of Co. K, 137th NY Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War; he was an Irish immigrant, possibly naturalized in in 1859; enlisted in the Civil War 14 Aug 1862 at Groton; discharged 9 June 1865.]
|Gibbons||Austin||d. Dec. 29, 1850 or 1860, ae 27y||Native of Lewisborrough, Ireland.|
|Gibbons||Michael||1826 - 1875|
|Gibbons||Mary J., his wife||1833 - 1899||wife of Michael Gibbons; she is found living in Truxton, Cortland Co., in 1880, Mary born Ire., age 49, Farming; John, son age 28, Catherine, dau., age 25, Mary, dau., age 22, Austin, son age 16, Ella, dau., age 13, Jeffry, son age 9, Anna, dau., age 5.|
|Gibbons||Austin||1865-1932||1930 he is living with his sister Ella Miller, she is 62, and Austin Gibbons is 65|
|Hawkins||Charles||1862-1939||"In Memory of"|
|Hawkins||Rev. George H.||1867-1949||"May his soul rest in peace"|
|Hawkins||Catherine A. Burke||1865-1940|
|Hunt||Patrick||d. Jan. 8, 1889 age 72|
|Kane||Patrick||b. March 14, 1807; d. Dec. 12, 1896||"Father"In 1880 he is living in Groton; Pat Kane 73, Catherine 65, Kate 23, Thomas 18.|
|Kane||Catharine Nolon||d. Nov. 6, 1880 age 61y||"Mother"|
|Kane||Charles||d. Jan. 24, 1872 age 22||Son of Patrick & Catherine Kane (Civil War Vet) Intestate Estates of Tompkins Co. NY 1850-1875 - Groton, NY, Died; Jan. 24, 1872 - Probate July 25, 1873. He was a U. S. Pensioner. Father, Patrick KANE|
|Kane||Maria||d. Sept. 24, 1903 age 60 yrs.||Dau. of Patrick & Catherine Kane|
|Keefe||Mathew||d. May 18, 1875 age 11 yrs.||From the records of Mary Ann Kane, death year may be 1876.|
|Keefe||Cornellous D. or O.||d.Jan. 9, 1866 age 34 yrs.|
|Keenan||Maggie||d. April 6, 1883 age 9 yrs.|
|Keenan||Owen||d. Feb. 17, 1875 age 39 yrs.|
|Keenan||Patrick||d. Sept. 26, 1901 age 68 yrs.|
|Keenan||Hanora, wife of Patrick Keenan||d. Jan. 5, 1921 age 87 yrs.|
|Keenan||Mother||1833-1921||Believe this is a marker for Hanora|
|Keenan||M. C.||1870-1922||Near this footstone is Anna Monigan 1929|
|Keenan||Michael||d. Feb. 27, 1882 age 82 yrs.||not found in 2004|
|Keenan||John H., son of John & Hanorah Keenan||d. Aug. 19, 1861 age 4 yrs.||not found in 2004|
|Kelly||Martin||d. Apri. 27, 1871||on monument of James & Elizabeth Manion|
|Kelly||Ann, his wife||d. May 27, 1877||wife of Martin Kelly|
|Kennedy||Thomas||1845-1911||d. Aug. 8, 1911|
|Kennedy||Anna W., his wife||1846-1918||wife of Thomas Kennedy, died Jan. 15, 1918|
|Kennedy||Ellen, his wife||1826-1888||wife of Edward Kennedy|
|Killman||Amy C.||d. June 21, 1935||wife of John Killman|
|Killman||Bridget||d. Aug. 11, 1922||wife of Patrick Killman|
|Madden||Ellen, wife of Patrick Madden||d. Mar. 3, 1865 age 45 yrs.||In the records of Mary Ann Kane, she recorded Anna, wife of Patrick Madden, died Mar. 3, 1865 age 45 yrs. It was read as Ellen in 2004.|
|Madden||Patrick||d. July 25, 1876 age 76 yrs.|
|Madden||Ann M., his wife||d. Jan. 28, 1884 age 49 yrs.||wife of Patrick Madden|
|Madden||John J.||d. Nov. 17, 1891 age 25 yrs.|
|Madden||Wm||d. Oct. 19,1905 age 37 yrs.||Records of Mary Ann Kane, she wrote he died Oct. 19, 1903 age 32 yrs.|
|Manion||James||d. Feb. 20, 1884 age 45 yrs.||Next to this monument is another headstone for him: James Manyon died Feb. 20, 1884 aged 45 yrs. 1 mo 11 or 14 dys.|
|McCarthy||Patrick||1846 - 1888|
|McCarthy||Rose, his wife||1860-1940||Daughter of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne|
|McCarthy||Mary E., dau||1880-1884|
|McCarthy||William J., son||1893 - 1917|
|McDermott||James||1836 - 1910|
|McDermott||Bridget, his wife||1837 - 1909|
|McDermott||Patrick||d. July 19, 1920 age 92|
|McDermott||Mary McGuire, his wife||d. May 4, 1921 age 83 yrs., 9 mo.|
|McDermott||Kittie||d. Jan. 16, 1886 age 21 yrs.|
|McDermott||Michael||d. March 3, 1866 age 18|
|McGuire||John||1887 - 1888|
|McGuire||Catharine||d. April 11, 1889 age 79|
|McMahon||Marie||1890-1957||buried next to Charles & Margaret C. O'Byrne, Marie was the daughter of Charles O'Byrne, and wife of Robert McMahon (Note: She is buried near the front gate, where she wanted to be buried, so she could be the "first one out on Resurrection Day!")|
|Monaghan||Philipp||1850 - 1881|
|Monaghan||James O' Hearn||1868-1947||Suname O'Hearn ?|
|Monigan||Anna||1929||no other date - near M. C. Keenan|
|Mullen||John||d. Aug. 20, 1883 age 43 yrs.||Native of Ireland|
|Mullen||Bridget Colwell, his wife||d. Aug. 31, 1898 age 60||1880 Dryden, John Mullen age 32. Brigget age 40, with Michael age 6.|
|M.||L. M.||no dates||Footmarker only|
|Murray||Thomas||d. April 12, 1876 age 46|
|Neary||Mary Theresa||b. Jan. 19, 1849 d. Oct. 30, 1923||with Ellen O'Byrne Risley|
|Neary||John, son of John & Mary Neary||d. Aug. 22, 1869 age 1 yr., 6 mos||buried next to Michael & Margaret O'Byrne|
|Risley||Ellen O'Byrne Risley||b. Oct. 3, 1853 d. Feb. 23, 1924||with Mary Theresa Neary (both daughters of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne)|
|O'Brien||William M.||b. Dec.. 19, 1845 d. June 8, 1922|
|O'Brien||Ann, his wife||b. Aug. 16, 1850 d. Dec. 5, 1935||Ann O'BYRNE, his wife and daugther of Michael
& Margaret O'Byrne
|O'Brien||Letitia||1871-1936||wife of William O'Brien, buried next to Elizabeth Crain who I believe is her sister in law.|
|O'Byrne||Catharine||d. June 22, 1843 age 26 yrs.||Native of Ireland. (First Burial, burial land donated by her brother Michael O'Byrne) She had been listed as Catharine O. Bryne in earlier records.|
|O'Byrne||Michael||b. April 19, 1807 d. Mar. 30, 1886||donated land for where cemetery is.|
|O'Byrne||Margaret, his wife||b. June 4, 1826 d. Aug. 15, 1901||Wife of Michael O'Byrne. Their children that are buried in this cemetery were: Mary Theresa (Neary); Ann (O'Brien -- wife of William); Patrick; Charles; Ellen (Risley); Rose, wife of John McCarthy|
|O'Byrne||Mathew||b. Mar. 4, 1805 d. Nov. 23, 1890|
|O'Byrne||Patrick T.||1852-1928||son of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne|
|O'Byrne||Elizabeth, dau. of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne||d. Sept. 28, 1860 age 14 yrs., 1 mo., 14 dys.|
|O'Byrne||Charles||1863-1935||son of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne. Marie & Robert McMahon are buried next to him|
|O'Conner||Mary, wife of John O'Connor||d. Jan. 9, 1851, age 45y||O'Conner on Monument, O'Connor with wife of John|
|O'Connor||Margaret||d. Aug. 18, 1888 age 81 yrs.|
|O'Connor||Michael||d. Mar. 10, 1874 age 67 yrs.|
|O'Connor||Ellen Conlon, his wife||d. July 7, 1864 age 56 yrs.|
|O'Connor||E. M.||no dates||footmarker only|
|O'Donoghue||Patrick||Executed Sept. 2, 1853 age 61||Executed for murder in Cortlandville Village, buried in O'Byrne lot; grave marked with slate, no inscription. (he murderd Mrs. Daniel Kinney and her young daughter Amanda. He was b. in Munster Proince, Ireland, he was abt. 61 yrs old at the time of his death) He emigrated to the US in 1825 and he became a citizen in 1838. His wife was Geneva Brooks. They had ten children.|
|O'Hearn||See, Monaghan, James||1868-1947|
|Sheridan||Andrew O.||d. May 15, 1886 age 20|
|Stoddard||Mary F., dau. of Frank & Sara McDermott Stoddard||1911||the only date listed on marker is 1911|
|Tierney||Patrick||d. Dec. 29, 1859, ae 29y||A Native of Lewisborrough, Ireland|
|Tierney||Bridget||d. Sep. 11, 1862, ae 67y||A Native of Lewisborrough, Ireland|
|Walls||John||d. May 5, 1881 age 65 yrs|
|Walls||Lizzie, daughter of John & Ann Walls||d. Nov. 6, 1874 age 13 or 18 yrs.|
|Walls||Eliza Graham||d. Oct. 8, 1872 age 35 yrs|
|Walpole||Mathew||d. Sept. 16, 1875 age 48 yrs|
|Walpole||Farrell, son of Mathew & Bridget Walpole||d. Aug. 30, 1860 age 16|
|Walpole||Anna Mc Cartin, his wife||1827- 1895|
|Unknown||Henry||no dates||Name only, near burial of John Walls - from the records of Mary Ann Kane, this is Henry Kennedy.|
|Unknown||Austin||no dates||name only, near front of cemetery on right.|
|Unknown||?||?||Slate marker with no inscription, located in front of the cemetery on the right.|
Thank you Madeline Carey for sharing the records of
Mary Ann Kane with the Tompkins Co., NYGen Web Site.
When Mary Ann Kane's records were used, they are added under notes.
Thank you Sharon (Emmons) O'Connor for corrections and updates to the family of Michael & Margaret O'Byrne families.
Thank you Frances S. Drisko for sharing information about the Fannings.
These records were gathered from the headstone inscriptions on March 29th 2004 by Janet M. Nash & Cathy Knauff.
The cemetery is located in Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. It is just over the Town line between Dryden and Groton townships. Town of Groton is in charge of this Cemetery. I believe that St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Groton holds the records.
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