Portrait & Biographical Album of Whitside Co. 1885
20 Mar 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD and purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
James McCue, general farmer on section 32, Hopkins Township, was born Sept. 24, 1834, in the parish of Balanakiln, County Galway, Ireland. He emigrated thence in 1854, arriving in the United States in November after he was 20 years old. He worked by the month until the spring of 1859, when he rented a farm. He continued its management three years, after which he bought a farm in Hopkins Township, containing 80 acres, where he fixed his homestead. He is now the owner of 460 acres in the townships of Hopkins and Lyndon, which includes about 300 acres under the plow. His place is well stocked with an average number of 90 head of cattle and 18 horses, and he fattens an annual average of 60 hogs.
His parents, Thomas and Honora (Ternon) McCue, lived and died in Ireland. They had four children: William, James, Mary and Ann.
Mr. McCue was married at Dixon, Lee Co., Ill., by Rev. Father Kinady, C.P., March 1, 1859, to Margaret, daughter of James and Ellen (Kirk) Doyle. She is one of their nine children: Michael, James, Mary, Margaret, John, Patrick, Catherine, Sarah and Ellen. Mrs. McCue was born in Ireland, and is themother of six children, named William, James, Mary, Thomas, John and Edward.
Politically, Mr. McCue is a Democrat. He has held several offical positions in local affairs. The family are Catholics.
Photo: McCue Family in 1910. James and Margaret Doyle McCue are in the center. Submitted by: Colleen Butler, 7594 Hwy 7 Bismarck, AR 71929 (James was my Great Grandfather)