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Descendants of James McAuley



First Generation


1. James McAuley , son of James McGauley and Elinor Conway, was born on 26 Apr 1783 in Dublin, Ireland, was baptized in St Micheals Church, Dublin, Ireland and died on 12 Jan 1873.

General Notes:First wife Nancy Glass. The two boys born of this union came to New York City They became ministers of the Penecostal Church and also bankers.

Email from James Thompson June 15, 1999. He found this info at the local Sisters of Mercy.

James McAuley was born April 26, 1783 and died January 12, 1873. He
was baptized in St. Michael's Church in Dublin. He was the son of
James McGauley and Elinor Conway. James McGauley was born in Dublin
in 1723 and died on July 20, 1783 when his son James was only three
months old. He was quite successful financially (while called a
carpenter, today he would be called an architect and builder) and at
the age of 55 married Elinor Conway, the daughter of his business
partner John Conway. She was 22.

Note the difference in the spelling of the last names. After the
death of James McGauley, his widow Elinor dropped the G and spelled
the name McAuley.

Here is a brief bio of James McAuley

1811-1815 Worked for Wellington in several campaigns
1816-1819 Practices as physician in Dublin
1829-1850 Became assistant surgeon and apothecary to Royal Hospital on
death of his brother in law, William Macauley. ( James McAuley's
sister Mary married a doctor named William Macauley. Both Mary and
William died prematurely and their children were raised by Catherine
McAuley and James McAuley at different times.)
1859-1870 Lived in Blackrock
1872-1873 lived in Leeson Villa, 59 Leeson St.
[Blackrock lies just north of Dunleary (Dun Laoighre) on the
coast 12 miles south of Dublin...nice busy little place too with a vague english
atmosphere to it.]

James married Nancy Glass before 1821.


Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. James McCauley was born about 1821.
   3 M    ii. John McCauley was born about 1822.

James next married Bridget McLachlon about 1823. Bridget was born about 1800 Another name for Bridget was Bridget McLaughlin.


Children from this marriage were:

   4 F    i. Elizabeth McCauley was born about 1823.

General Notes:Stayed in Ireland

Elizabeth married McGLOCKLIN OR MCMULLEN. McGLOCKLIN was born about 1819.

5 F    ii. Catherine McAuley was born in Apr 1825 in Prob. Dublin, Antrim County, Ireland, died on 8 Nov 1912 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried on 11 Nov 1912 in Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.
   6 F    iii. Harriet McCauley was born about 1827.

Harriet married Barr.

   7 F    iv. Christine McCauley was born about 1829.

Christine married Wood. Wood was born about 1820.

   8 F    v. Mary Ann McCauley was born about 1831.

Mary married Logan. Logan was born about 1821.

   9 M    vi. Patrick McCauley was born about 1832.

Second Generation (Children)


5. Catherine McAuley (James1) was born in Apr 1825 in Prob. Dublin, Antrim County, Ireland, died on 8 Nov 1912 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried on 11 Nov 1912 in Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. Another name for Catherine was McCauley.

General Notes:Catherine immigrated in 1845 according to the 1900 census for Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. She was living with her daughter Bridget.

Catherine married Alexander Patrick Hall, son of James Hall and Margaret McCormick????, about 1846 in Prob. Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. Alexander was born between 1817-1822 in Loughguile Parish, Cluntyfinnan Townland, Antrim County, Ireland, died on 28 Mar 1888 in Port Austin, Huron County, Michigan and was buried on 3 Apr 1888 in St. Micheal Church, 8650 Independance, Port Austin, Huron County, Michigan 48467.


Children from this marriage were:

   10 F    i. Elizabeth Hall was born before 13 Sep 1845 in Loughguile Parish, Cluntyfinnan Townland, Antrim County, Ireland, was baptized on 13 Sep 1845 in Rc Church, Loughguile Parish, Cluntfinan Townland, Antrim County, Ireland and died before 1853.
11 F    ii. Ann Hall was born on 14 Apr 1848 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, died on 13 Oct 1916 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.
12 M    iii. James Hall was born on 24 Feb 1850 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.
   13 M    iv. Joesph Hall was born in 1852 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.

General Notes:Joesph Hall died at age 12 by falling off a gangplank in Buffalo, New York.

   14 F    v. Elizabeth Hall was born on 13 Mar 1854 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, was baptized on 2 Apr 1854 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and died on 29 Sep 1884 in Kinde, Michigan.

Elizabeth married William Jackson on 14 Jun 1873 in Port Austin, Huron County, Michigan. William was born about 1851.

15 M    vi. William Alexander Hall was born on 30 Jun 1854 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and died on 14 Feb 1913 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.
   16 F    vii. Mary Hall was born about 1855 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.

General Notes:Died in infancy in Canada. Gravestone brought to Tyre,Mich. by Alex Hall.

   17 M    viii. Alexander Hall was born on 25 Jul 1858 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and was baptized on 25 Aug 1858 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.
   18 M    ix. Patrick Albert Hall was born on 21 Jun 1860 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, was baptized on 5 Aug 1860 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and died on 3 Mar 1874 in Sanilac County, Michigan.

General Notes:Patrick Hall was 13 years, 8 months, and 10 days old when he died. Date of death record is 10/June/1875.

He never married.

19 F    x. Bridget Hall was born on 8 Sep 1865 in Niles, Ohio, was baptized on 8 Sep 1865 in St. Stephens, Niles, Ohio, died on 21 Feb 1942 in Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried in Freiburger Cemetery.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


11. Ann Hall (Catherine McAuley5, James1) was born on 14 Apr 1848 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, died on 13 Oct 1916 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

Ann married Charles Peck, son of Charles Peck and Jane Watson, about 1875 in Prob. Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. Charles was born on 18 Jul 1824 in England, died on 13 Nov 1901 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.


Children from this marriage were:

   20 F    i. Mary Ann Peck was born on 8 Jun 1876.
   21 F    ii. Genevieve Peck was born on 2 Jul 1878 in Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, died on 11 Sep 1926 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

General Notes:Jenny

Genevieve married James Freiburger, son of Nicholas Freiburger and Hanora McCarty, about 1897 in Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. James was born in 1870 in Wellesly, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, died on 25 Nov 1933 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

   22 F    iii. Susan Theresa Peck was born on 18 Mar 1880 in Grindstone City, Michigan, died on 12 Jan 1963 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried on 15 Jan 1963 in Woodland Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

Susan married Louis Hubert Bur, son of Robert Bur and Margaret Robert, on 11 Sep 1918 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Louis was born on 25 Aug 1883 in Riggsville, Cheboygan County, Michigan, died on 27 Dec 1964 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan and was buried on 30 Dec 1964 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

   23 F    iv. Hattie Peck was born on 20 Jan 1882.

Hattie married Clement Hardy.

   24 F    v. Elizabeth Peck was born on 8 Jan 1884 and died on 5 Oct 1954 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Elizabeth married Chapin.

12. James Hall (Catherine McAuley5, James1) was born on 24 Feb 1850 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.

General Notes:Information for James Hall was taken from the Huron County, Michigan,Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County published in 1884

James Hall, resident at Grindstone City, has operated since 1870 as a turner in the grindstone mills. He was born Feb. 24, 1852 in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and is the son of Alaexander and Catherine [McCauley] Hall. The family removed in 1862 to Mahoning County, Ohio, where James became a miner at the age of 11 years, working in the coal mines. He was employed in that capacity until he was 16 years old, when he came to Sanilac County, Michigan and spent two winters in the lumber woods of Austin Township. In the summer of 1868 he was employed in the saw-mill of Charles Durand, located one mile south of Sand Beach. Through the following summer he fished at Forestville, and came first to Grindstone City in the summer of 1870. He entered the employ of Huron Stone Comapny and spent two months stripping stone, after which he became a turner, and has pursued that vocation since.

In 1778 he bought 160 acres of land on section 27, in Port Austin Township It was covered with the forest, and he has cleared and improved one-half the tract. He is preparing to devote his attention exclusively to breeding fine grades of cattle, and has now a herd which contains some excellent specimens of the Short-horn and Holstein breeds. He also owns 160 acres of land, with 30 acres improved, in Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.

Mr. Hall was married Nov. 28, 1878, to Bridget, daughter of Thomas and Catherine McCoy. They have two children, Catherine and Mary A. Mrs. Hall was born Feb 25, 1852 in Ottawa County, Ontario.

Mr Hall has held the office of Road Commissioner, of Port Austin Township, in which capacity he excelled.

James married Bridget McCoy, daughter of Thomas McCoy and Catherine, on 28 Nov 1878. Bridget was born on 25 Feb 1852 in Ottawa County, Ontario.


Children from this marriage were:

   25 F    i. Katherine Helena Hall was born on 5 Jul 1879 in Port Austin, Huron County, Michigan and died on 6 Feb 1946 in Pleasant City, Guernsey County, Ohio.

Katherine married Edis Andrew Thompson, son of Andrew D. Thompson and Sarah Bennington. Edis was born on 21 Aug 1879 in Sciota, County, Ohio and died on 3 Feb 1956 in Pleasant City, Guernsey County, Ohio.

   26 F    ii. Emma Hall was born in Mar 1881 in Michigan.
15. William Alexander Hall (Catherine McAuley5, James1) was born on 30 Jun 1854 in Murry Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada and died on 14 Feb 1913 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.

General Notes:William A. Hall farmed the Hall homestead in Michigan and as a young man he went into the stone quarry business with a banker who later became govenor of Michigan, Albert E. Sleeper. He lost most of his land when a young boy who worked for him broke his legs on a grindstone wheel. The boy brought a lawsuit. He turned all his land except 40 acres to his wife's Aunt Caroline(Soule)Thomas. Later the lawsuit was dismissed in court. Then Caroline gave the farm back to Lucy Soule, his wife.
According to land records in Sanilac county William Hall purchased 40 acres from his father on 1/21/1886 for $600.00. Also on 3/5/1888 he purchased 120 acres from his father for $500.00

William married Lucy Soule, daughter of Alexander Soule and Susan Mckinzie Blake, on 16 Jan 1889 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. Lucy was born on 19 Jun 1864 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and died on 17 Jul 1928 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan.


Children from this marriage were:

   27 M    i. Patrick Emmet Hall was born in Feb 1890 and died on 12 Aug 1901 in Sanilac County, Michigan.
   28 F    ii. Katherine Bridget Hall was born in Sep 1891 and died in 1976.

Katherine married Frank Olsowy. Frank was born about 1889.

   29 M    iii. Alexander Patrick Hall was born on 11 Mar 1894 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and died on 5 Jul 1951 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Another name for Alexander was Alex.

General Notes:Sources;
Sanilac County,Michigan Courthaouse
Birth&Marriage records
Sandusky, Michigan

Death records in Lucas County Courthouse
Toledo, Ohio

Marriage Records in Dekalb County, Illinois

Alex Hall was a farmer in early years. When he moved to the Toledo Ohio area he worked at Willys Overland until his death. Willys is now the Chrysler Jeep plant. His son, Bernard and daughter Jenny plus various nephews and nieces work their to this day. August 1994.

Alexander married Sophia Edith Knipprath, daughter of Conrad Knipprath and Margaret Steenly, on 12 Sep 1917 in Genoa, Illnois. Sophia was born in 1895 in Kingston, Illnois.

Alexander next married Hazel Ruth Smith, daughter of John Nelson Smith and Anna Ettie Karshner, on 7 Jul 1928 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Hazel was born on 26 Apr 1900 in Rising Sun, Ohio and died on 30 Dec 1942 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.

Alexander next married Beulah Kelly, daughter of Howard Kelley and Cynthia, on 17 Jul 1948 in Medway, Massachusetts. Beulah was born on 10 Dec 1909 in Trescott, Maine and died on 24 Jul 1999 in Holland, Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio.

   30 M    iv. James Michael Hall was born on 21 Jul 1896 in Freeburg, Michigan and died on 30 Oct 1967 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. Another name for James was Jim Hall.

General Notes:His appendix burst one winter during a snowstorm; it was days before the road was plowed and he could get to the hospital. He survived, and lived several more years, but it is believed he eventually died of complications from the appendicitis.

James married Helena May Wrubel, daughter of John Wruble and Apolonia Niezoraswka, on 9 Apr 1921 in Sandusky, Sanilac County, Michigan. Helena was born on 6 Dec 1894 in Ruth, Michigan and died on 28 Jan 1983 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

   31 M    v. Auther John Hall was born on 10 Jun 1900 and died on 26 Sep 1969.

Auther married Florence. Florence was born about 1902 Another name for Florence was Flossie.

   32 F    vi. Anna Esther Hall was born on 27 May 1904 and died on 4 Dec 1982.

Anna married Roy Livingston on 8 Jun 1926. Roy was born on 8 Aug 1902 and died on 19 Feb 1958.

   33 F    vii. Mary Susannah Theresa Hall was born on 27 Jun 1902 in Tyre, Austin Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and died on 16 Oct 1980 in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan.

General Notes:Sl

Mary married Angus Don Morrison Cleared. Angus was born on 5 Aug 1890 and died on 31 Jan 1976 in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan.

19. Bridget Hall (Catherine McAuley5, James1) was born on 8 Sep 1865 in Niles, Ohio, was baptized on 8 Sep 1865 in St. Stephens, Niles, Ohio, died on 21 Feb 1942 in Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried in Freiburger Cemetery.

Bridget married Joseph Freiburger, son of Nicholas Freiburger and Hanora McCarty, in 1891. Joseph was born on 17 Nov 1862, baptized in St. Agatha, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, died on 13 Mar 1917 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried in Freiburger Cemetery.


Children from this marriage were:

   34 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Freiburger was born on 7 Jun 1892 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, was baptized in St. Patricks R.C. Church, Palms, Michigan, died on 13 May 1981 in Sandusky, Sanilac County, Michigan and was buried in St. Johns, Peck, Michigan, Freiburger Cemetery.

Mary married Joseph Guigar in St. Ignatius Mission Chapel.

   35 F    ii. Ellen Hanora Freiburger was born on 10 Jul 1894 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, was baptized on 4 Aug 1894 in St. Patricks R.C. Church, Palms, Michigan, died on 9 Nov 1986 in Dominican Mother House, Adrian, Michigan and was buried in Adrian, Michigan. Another name for Ellen was Sister Ann Joseph O.P.

General Notes:Known as: Sister Ann Joseph O.P.

   36 F    iii. Ann Catherine Freiburger was born on 3 Jun 1899 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, was baptized in Austin Township, St. Ignatius, Mission Chapel, died on 9 Sep 1986 and was buried in Dominican Mother House, Adrian, Michigan. Another name for Ann was Sister Mary Cleophas O.P.

General Notes:Known as: Sister Mary Cleophas O.P.

   37 F    iv. Loretta Rebecca Freiburger was born on 27 Sep 1901 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan and died on 7 Apr 1970.

Loretta married Elmer Miller about 1921 in Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Detroit, Michigan. Elmer was born about 1899.

Loretta next married Daniel Patrick Winkelman about 1931. Daniel was born about 1899.

   38 M    v. Joseph Alexander Freiburger was born on 2 Aug 1904 and died on 22 May 1954.

Joseph married Geraldine Flannery about 1924.

Joseph next married Martha Grant Rutan about 1926.

   39 F    vi. Margaret Gertrude Freiburger was born on 3 Apr 1906 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, was baptized on 29 Apr 1906 in St. Josephs, Argyle, died on 10 Aug 1999 in Garden City, Michigan and was buried on 14 Aug 1999 in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn, Michigan.

Margaret married John Henry Manser, son of Alferd James Manser and Martha McCabe, on 10 Feb 1931 in Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Detroit, Michigan. John was born on 19 Feb 1898 in Rochester, New York, died on 2 Jul 1973 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was buried in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn, Michigan.

   40 M    vii. Peter Vincent Freiburger was born on 24 Jun 1908 in Minden Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, died on 21 Mar 1977 in Coleman, Michigan and was buried in St Hedwig Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan.

Peter married Mary O'shea.

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