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Guinty family

R McGuinty (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guinty
My Fathers name is Guinty and he is decended from Michael Guinty. I am under the impression that he Imagrated to America from Ireland. Most of the people that I have record of with this spelling are related to me in some way. This is the first I have seen of it originating in Scotland. Can you provide more information?

Thanks

Ron

Re: Guinty family

Tom McGinty (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2001 2:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ginty / Geenty / Guinty
Hi, Ron

I just came across your post of a year ago. I'm researching a Ginty family that was in County Sligo, Ireland in the mid and late 1800's. I've seen Ginty spelled as Guinty in some of the church records. Would you have any knowledge of or information about the Ginty surname?

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Tom McGinty
tmcginty@mediaone.net

Re: Guinty family

Posted: 26 Nov 2001 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guinty/Ginty/Geenty
I have a Daniel Guinty who came to the US in 1847 and was naturalized in 1858. His witnesses were Dennis and Michael Guinty. I only have the naturalization records for Daniel & Dennis. Daniel and Dennis were teenagers. But since I don't have the naturalization records for Michael, I'm not sure what his age was when he came to America. Also, the records I have only show them as witnesses to each other and do not show their relationship. I do know that Michael served in the Civil War and lived in the Preemption, IL area, then married Sophronia Wood, and they moved to Kansas. Is this the same Michael? I'm trying to find out if Michael, Daniel, and Dennis were all brothers. Daniel moved to Henry County, IL and lived there until he died. One of his daughters is my great grandmother. And I can not find any more on Dennis. Their name was POSSIBLY McInty before coming to America.

Re: Guinty family

Posted: 16 Dec 2002 12:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
My ggrandfather was Michael Guinty and my ggrandmother was Sophrinia Sofia Wood. Their children wer Harry, Bessi, Grace,Irwin,Will,Charles,Lena and Hattie. Hattie was my grandmother. GG Michael joined the Illinois milita at the start of the civil war and rose to the rank of Capt. After the war he moved to Kansas and homesteaded. The original house was still standing down the road when I was a child. They both died in Kansas and are buried there. He came from Ireland at around 4 years of age with his parent Patrick and Mary (Hanley) I'm not sure about brothers because my father doesn't remember but he has a lot of family papers and when we go home next time I am going to try and see them. My grandmother (Hattie) talked a lot about her dad when I was a child but unfortunatly nobody wrote anything down. I do know that they came from county Cork Ireland.The original spelling I believe to be McInty.Also, he was with Sherman on his march thru Georgia.Died around the turn of the century. My grandmother married David Lambert and they had 4 children/ Hubert,Leroy,John and Lucille. There are 11 ggrandchildren including me and I'm not sure how many gggrandchildren as I have lost track of some of my cousins. Most still live in Kansas.

Re: Guinty family

Ron McGuinty (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe that we are decendants of the same people. I believe the line is Michael to Charles to Fred to Darrell to me. I have a great book on Fred's wife Eunices side of the family but very little information on My grandfathers. The story sounds very similiar to what my grandmother told me before she died.

Do you have any photos or documentation?

Thanks for the reply

Rob McGuinty

Re: Guinty family

pam rose (View posts)
Posted: 18 Dec 2002 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have copies of pictures of Michael and Sophrinia. My grandmother was Hattie and it sounds like yours was Charles. Their parents were Patrick Guinty and Mary Hanley. I was told that Michael was 4 when they came from Ireland. Unfortunatly my grandmother is gone and my father doesn't remember too much but has all of ggranfathers civil war papers so I plan to look thru them when we go back to Kansas this spring. I grew up just down the road from the original homestead and the house was still there as a child. The farm I grew up on was part of the original homestead also. Ggrandfather joined as a private in the Illinois milita at the start of the civil war and rose to Capt. He was with Sherman on his march thru Georgia. My dad has a lot of this stuff and I remember looking at it as a child. Our oldest son in named after him. My grandmother married David Lambert and I know where in Kansas my ggrandparents are buried. I need to get some more info from my dad and write everything down before any more is lost but it sounds like we are related. Do you get anything about the Guinty family reunion? They have one every year.

Re: Guinty family

Posted: 1 Mar 2005 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Michael Guinty was my gggrandfather and his daughter Bessie was my ggrandmother. If you want information about this line, I'll be happy to give it to you.

Re: Guinty family

Posted: 2 Mar 2005 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guinty, McCarty, Close,
I believe my gggrandfather Daniel Guinty was a brother to Michael. I found an 1850 census record for Salisbury, LaSalle County, Illinois. Father was Patrick, mother was Mary, siblings were: Daniel17, Dennis, 13, Ann 11, Michael 9, Ellen 6, Bridget 4, and Mary 1. I also found in the History of Butler County (http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/butler/history/1916...) which says that their parents died of cholera in LaSalle. This history makes no mention of his siblings. It says that Michael was 11 when his parents died, which would have made Daniel 19. Daniel married in LaSalle in 1854 then moved to Rock Island, Illinois. The Butler Co history says that Michael went to Rock Island at about 14 or about 1854-1855. I also have naturalization records for Daniel and Dennis Guinty where Michael was their witness. The naturalization occurred in in Rock Island County in 1858. And in 1860 I have a census record showing Michael living very close to his future bride, Sophrano Woods.

I would gladly provide copies of the documents I have and would love to receive more info on Michael's line, especially any info about his parents, pictures of him and Sophrano or his parents.

Re: Guinty family

Ellen (View posts)
Posted: 3 Mar 2005 1:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
You have a lot more information than I do. How do you get the copies of the naturalization records for Daniel and Dennis? I do know that Michael was a Captain in the civil war and married to Sophronia Sophria Wood. I have a picture of Michael's daughter Bessie Guinty Speir and her husband John Speir with 3 of their grandaughters.
Thanks for your reply.

Re: Guinty family

Posted: 3 Mar 2005 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCarty, Guinty, Close
I had requested probate records for Daniel on the off chance he was my ggrandmother's father; he was! I received the probate records as well as the naturalization records from the state of Illinois website: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/ archives/irad/iradholdings.html

They charge for each page, though. E-mail me with your address and I will mail you copies of the naturalization records and the census record that ties Daniel and Michael together as brothers. Or I can scan them and e-mail them to you; whichever you prefer. Would you possibly have access to a scanner and be able to scan the picture of Bessie and e-mail it to me? I know there may be absolutely no family resemblance, but it would be fun to see one of the Guinty's. In another line, I obtained a copy of a picture of my gggrandfather and it turned out one of my first cousins looks just like him. It made the whole family a little more interested in their history. It was great!
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