I am looking for information on the Hugh McDonald family from Ireland. Here is what I have found: Hugh McDonald was born about 1809 in Ireland, probably in County Clare. He married Margaret Murray around 1840 in Ireland. They had three children born in Ireland: Bridget (February, prob.1841), Joseph (Abt. 1842) and Patrick (Abt. 1845). They came to America around 1847 and are listed in the 1850 Federal Census, living in the Township of Wheatfield, Niagara County, NY.
Hugh's wife, Margaret Murray, was born about 1820. She is listed in the 1850 census as being 30 years old. Margaret died in 1892 (as recorded on her tombstone in St. Mary's cemetery), which would make her about aged 72 at death.
There is no direct evidence at this time that Hugh and Margaret were from County Clare. However, the Meehan and Maloney families came from County Clare, so there is the likelihood that many families that knew each other were coming to Niagara from that area.
Any information on Hugh McDonald & Margaret Murray would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.