BADGER FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

CHAPTER 4

THE CARNAGHAN FAMILY


This chapter delineates the family of Maria Carnaghan, the second wife of James Badger and the mother of Samuel Storey Badger.

On Jan.12, 1870, at the age of about 48 James Badger (see Chapter 2) was married for the second time to Maria Kernaghan (or Carnaghan) in Moneymore Second Presbyterian Church. In the 1901 Census of Ireland James Badger (born 1822) is listed as a 79-year-old Presbyterian farmer and head of a household in Druminard, parish of Salterstown, County Londonderry, that includes his wife Maria (Carnaghan). We note that living next door are 58-year-old farmer, Samuel Carnaghan, and his 16-year-old son, William Carnaghan. Our listing of the Carnaghan family begins with the suspected grandfather of Maria and her siblings:

  1. James Carnaghan is known to us as a farmer in Druminard and as the father of his children listed below. He would have been born about 1785 or earlier. His children:
    1. Samuel Carnaghan was born about 1806 or earlier. Samuel Carnaghan was first married to Martha Slemons?, daughter of the late James Slemons? of Maxwillian, in Moneymore First Presbyterian Church on Dec.26, 1827. Much later, Samuel Carnaghan, a widower (father, James Carnaghan), married Sarah Taylor (father, Samuel Taylor) in Coagh Presbyterian Church on Jul.28, 1856.
    2. James Carnaghan may have been the son of the earlier James Carnaghan and was probably the brother of the Anne, Maria and Elizabeth listed below. James was born about 1814 in Cookstown (parish of Tamlaght). About 1840, James Carnaghan was married in the parish of Tamlaght, Londonderry, to Eliza ? (born about 1818 in the parish of Tamlaght). On Feb.22, 1872, in Castledawson Presbyterian Church James Carnaghan was married to Margaret Badger, his sister Maria's husband's daughter by his first wife. James was a farmer in Cookstown at the time of his marriage and Margaret Badger was living at Druminard. James and Margaret Carnaghan and their family are described in the previous chapter. Possible children of James Carnaghan and his first wife, Eliza:
      1. Samuel Carnaghan was born about 1840, the son of James Carnaghan. Samuel Carnaghan was married to Jane Deering in Orritor Presbyterian Church, Parish of Kildress, on Oct.16, 1880. In the 1901 Census, the 58-year-old widowed farmer Samuel Carnaghan (Presbyterian, born in County Derry) has a house in Druminard (House #3 in Druminard, Salterstown, Co.Derry) adjacent to that of Maria Carnaghan. Also living there is his 16-year-old son, William Carnaghan. Samuel Carnaghan died in Magherafelt in 1918 at the age of 79. Samuel's children:
        1. James Ernest Carnaghan was born in Druminard on Mar.10, 1882, and died at the age of 2 in 1884.
        2. William Emmanuel Carnaghan was born in Magherafelt in 1885. In the 1901 Census, the 16-year-old farmer William Carnaghan (Presbyterian, born in County Derry) is living with his father in Druminard, Salterstown, Co.Derry.
    3. Anne Carnaghan was born in County Derry about 1825. Anne J. Kernaghan was married to Robert Storey in Moneymore Second Presbyterian Church on Jul.16, 1864. Anne's father is recorded as James Carnaghan, a farmer, and Anne was living at Druminard at the time of her wedding. Robert Storey died in Coagh, Tyrone, on Jun.7, 1891. In the 1911 Census Anne is listed as the 76-year-old widowed Anne Storey, sister of Maria and aunt of the householder, the younger James Badger, the son of Maria's husband by his first wife, living in House #2, Druminard, Salterstown, County Derry.
    4. Elizabeth Carnaghan was born in County Derry about 1834. Elizabeth Carnaghan was married to George Stewart in Coagh Presbyterian Church on Nov.18, 1887. George died prior to the 1901 Census; in that census Elizabeth Stewart is listed as a 54-year-old widow living with her sister-in-law Margaret Carnaghan at Margaret's house in William Street, Cookstown. In the 1911 Census Elizabeth is listed as the 67-year-old widowed Elizabeth Stewart, sister of Maria and aunt of the householder, the younger James Badger, the son of Maria's husband by his first wife, living in House #2, Druminard, Salterstown, County Derry.
    5. Maria Carnaghan was born in County Derry in 1837. On Jan.12, 1870, she was married to 48-year-old James Badger (see Chapter 2) in Moneymore Second Presbyterian Church. It was his second marriage. Maria's father is recorded as James Carnaghan, a farmer, and Maria was living at Druminard at the time of her wedding. In the 1901 Census of Ireland 60-year-old Maria Badger is listed as living in Druminard, parish of Salterstown, County Derry, with her 79-year-old farmer husband, James Badger. Living with them are their sons, 39-year-old James Badger and 25-year-old T. (or F.) Wilson Badger. Additional residents in the home are Maria's 62-year-old widowed sister Ann Story and a 24-year-old unmarried Roman Catholic servant by the name of Andrew ?ona (born in County Derry). James died on Aug.3, 1907,and is buried at Saltersland Presbyterian Church. Maria died just a month later on Sep.14, 1907, and is buried in the same graveyard. Their family is described in Chapter 3.
    6. Isabella Carnaghan, the daughter of James and Eliza Carnaghan was born in Tamlaght, County Londonderry, on Aug.31, 1842.

Last updated 7/20/10.


Christopher E. Brennen