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Mary Mulhall

Cris (View posts)
Posted: 27 May 2001 11:14PM GMT
Another Mulhall family mystery!
My Great-great Grandmother was named Mary Mulhall. The story I heard from my great aunt before she passed away was that a very young Mary came to America from Ireland and entered an convent in New Orleans. Then, the story gets interesting. She meets a much older ( an apparently already married) Frenchman named John Bernard Valle. They elope, move to New Haven, Franklin Cty, Missouri where they grow grapes from seeds he brought from France. I have found some land records from New Haven for a John B and Mary Vallee. Also, I have a family bible with the dates of the birth of their 2 children, John Thomas Vallee ( my G-Grandfather), Brn 3-10-1865 in New Haven.
Story says during the Civil War, troops burned them out..John B. returned to France where he died. No records of what happened to Mary. Some say she had a brother named Thomas who lived on a farm in Iowa and that she went there. Does this ring a bell for anyone??? I'd sure like to know. Thanks!


Cris (View posts)
Posted: 27 May 2001 11:19PM GMT
It's spelled Vallee. Mary Mulhall and John B. Vallee had 2 children: My GGGrandfather John Thomas Vallee and a daughter named Mary, who became Mary Keister after marriage. Another correction, ( sorry!) John B. Vallee was a widower when he married Mary Mulhall and had grown children still living in France when he supposedly returned there.

Re: Mary Mulhall

Posted: 3 Sep 2003 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mulhall, Vallee
My wife is from this Vallee/Mulhall family. The John "Valley" in the following 1880 census record is likely the right guy after he deserted (as the story goes) his family and "went back to France". Well, maybe he stopped in Mississippi on the way! Note that he is the only person in his household and that he is married. I presume that being Catholic, he wouldn't have divorced. I'd like to have a scan of that Bible record!

1880 census District 2, Beat 2, Wayne, Mississippi
Birth Year <1826>, Birthplace FR, Age 54
Occupation Gardner
Marital Status M <Married>, Race W <White>
Head of Household John VALLEY, Relation Self
Father's Birthplace FR, Mother's Birthplace FR

Thomas Mulhall

Posted: 3 Sep 2003 10:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I haven't found any evidence of Thomas Mulhall, brother of Mary Ann, in Iowa. He is also said to have fought in the Civil War.

Mary Mulhall Vallee in the 1880 census

Posted: 4 Sep 2003 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
MO, St.Louis Co., 1880 census, p. 109B (from LDS CD)
VALLIE, Mary A., female, married, white, age 35, born in Ireland, keeps house
VALLIE, William [this would have to be John Thomas], son, single, male, white, age 15, born in Missouri, father born in France, mother born in Ireland, clerk in grocery store
VALLIE, Mary, daughter, single, female, white, age 10, born in Missouri, father born in France, mother born in Ireland

Mary Vallee Kiester d/o Mary Mulhall Vallee

Posted: 7 Sep 2003 5:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
"Mary V. Kiester" is in the 1930 census for Los Angeles, CA: head of household, widow, age 56, born in MO, father born in France, mother born in Irish Free State. Her age in this record is incorrect; she was 1 year old in the 1870 census, Franklin Co., MO.

Re: Mary Mulhall Vallee in the 1880 census

Posted: 14 Nov 2004 6:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi John,
I think I heard from you and your wife a while ago. My grandfather was Joseph F. Vallee, son of John T. and Christy Hardy. I'm still looking for info on whatever happened to Mary Mulhall Vallee after John supposedly high tailed it back to France. Where did she go and where did she live when she died? Any more leads. Also, where in Ireland was she from?



Re: Thomas Mulhall

Posted: 1 Mar 2005 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mulhall
I am researching the men of the 81st Pa., and compiling their burial locations. I have a Thomas Mulhall, or Mullhall who served in Co. H, 81st Pa. during the Civil War. His wife, Margaret applied for a widow's pension from Iowa in 1902. I am thinking he must have died there in 1902, or shortly before then. Any help in locating his burial site would be much appreciated.
Posted: 2 Nov 2009 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vallie, Vallee

You would be my Mother's Cousin, Margaret Josephine Vallee. John T, was know for rolling his own Bull Durhams cigarettes and had yellowed fingers. Some suggest he was also a bootlegger...

Re: Mary Mulhall Vallee in the 1880 census

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Birth
Surnames: mulhall
there was a mary mulhall, her maden name was mary herbert her father was a fisher man called christopher mry was born in ireland at a place called baldoyle co dublin,in 1863. she married a christopher rooney. rooney passed away so mary then married a valentine mulhall 1909 the had one child called mary , she passed away on december 9 1959 she had 6 children.
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