In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I am featuring one of the many Irish immigrants of my Michigan Hughes cousins--Bernard McGovern. He would be their maternal great great great grandfather.
-Bernard McGovern and Susannah Jury
--daughter, Roseanna McGovern married Bernard Green
---daughter, Clara Green married Michael Joseph McGoey
----son, Francis Regis McGoey married Augusta Mitchell
-----daughter, Barbara Ann McGoey married John Aiden Hughes
Bernard, a carpenter and farmer in Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, was born in Ireland in 1815. By about 1840 he married Susannah Jury in Pennsylvania. Between 1853-1854, Bernard is listed on the Military Men Listing for Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
The 220 acre McGovern farm was located south of LeConte's Mills, Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania where they raised eleven children(Caldwell, 191).
Bernard died on March 09, 1892 in Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania and is buried beside his wife, Susannah, in Saint Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Frenchville, Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
-Caldwell's Atlas, 1878, Clearfield County, Girard Township, Pennsylvania, page 191
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