Descendants of Morris Greaney Generation No. 2

2. EDWARD2 GREANEY (MORRIS1) was born Abt. 1820 in Limerick, Ireland, and died November 25, 1890 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH CAHILL in Ireland. She was born 1823 in Ireland, and died October 31, 1876 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He married (2) ABBY CURRAN July 17, 1883, daughter of PATRICK CURRAN and MARGARET. Notes for
Edward Greaney and wife Elizabeth Cahill obviously were married in Ireland. They emigrated via Liverpool, England and arrived in Boston,  Massachusetts on 15 August 1857 with 2 young sons. They lived at 12 River Street, Exeter, New Hampshire in later years with #2 son Edward and his wife Elizabeth Tracey (Per Federal Census).

Edward Greaney’s wife Elizabeth died in 1876. Second wife Mary Carigan/Cadigan died 4 April 1882 and is buried near but all alone at Exeter’s Linden Street Cemetary between the newer Graney lot and oldest Greaney lot. 3rd wife Abby Curran married 17 July 1883 and is the daughter of Patrick and Margaret Curran). It is unknown where she is buried.


6. i. WILLIAM3 GREANEY, b. May 20, 1852, Abbafoile, County Limerick, Ireland; d. March 1945, Amesbury, Massachusetts.
7. ii. EDWARD GREANEY JR., b. May 01, 1853, Abbafoile, County Limerick, Ireland; d. January 26, 1939, Exeter, New Hampshire.
8. iii. MAURICE GREANEY, b. September 05, 1859, Exeter, New Hampshire; d. December 19, 1939, Exeter, New Hampshire.

MORRIS/MAURICE2 GREANEY (MORRIS1) was born Abt. 1830 in Ireland. He married JOHANNA MURPHY. She was born 1832 in Ireland, and died August 08, 1908 in East Cambridge Massachusetts.  Notes for MORRIS/MAURICE GREANEY:

This lot at Holy Cross Cemetary, Malden, Mass was purchased in August 1908 by Morris Graney/Greaney; wife buried 8 August 1908. There are no monumonts and no headstones. The dates are the dates they were buried except for Maurice; have DC on him. There is room for 6 more in that lot.

Maurice F (1910-1982) son of Michael & Nora is buried here too but not wife Alice V (O’Neal) Graney. She and son Paul buried in Billerica. Obituary for Joanna Doody, single, said that she in later years was living with relative in Cambridge, Mass. Most likely she was with Margaret and Joanna. Joanna Doody died 14 October 1934 and is buried in Exeter, New Hampshire with parents and brothers/sisters.


i. MAURICE3 GREANEY, b. 1859, Exeter, New Hampshire; d. July 24, 1921, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
ii. MARY GREANEY, b. 1865, Exeter, New Hampshire; d. February 26, 1920.
iii. MARGARET GREANEY, b. 1866; d. March 09, 1942.
9. iv. MICHAEL GREANEY, b. 1869; d. July 20, 1917, Holy Cross Cemetary, Malden, Mass.
v. JOANNA GREANEY, b. 1871, `; d. May 11, 1942.

MICHAEL2 GREANEY (MORRIS1) was born September 15, 1835 in Ireland, and died January 19, 1918 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He married JULIA BRODERICK.


10. i. JOHANNA3 GREANEY, b. June 01, 1858, Ireland; d. September 06, 1916, Exeter, New Hampshire.

MARGARET2 GREANEY (MORRIS1) was born February 28, 1838 in Ireland, and died November 01, 1911 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married JOHN
OODY Unknown. He was born 1836 in Ireland, and died July 09, 1873 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Notes for JOHN DOODYFather John Doody’s monument reads” Co “C” 6th Regiment, New
Hampshire Volunteers.

1900 Federal Census shows Margaret, Joanna, Michael living, and that she had seven children but I could find only these 5 children. Most of this copied from headstones at cemetary and obits.

Mother Margaret (Greaney) was an Exeter resident for 57 years in 1911 listed on her death certificate therefore she emigrated about 1854 at age 16 (maybe came same time as oldest brother Edward).

Mother Margaret’s brother Michael Greaney died 19 January 1918 and is buried with the Doody Family which is close by the 3 Greaney/Graney lots at Linden Street Cemetary and Michael’s monument reads “Grampa” rather than “Uncle”. He should have been buried with only daughter Johanna  Broderick.

Daughter Joanna Doody, single, in later years was living with relatives in Cambridge, MA so said Exeter Newspaper Obituary 19 October 1934. Most likely Michael Greaney 1869-1917 and Nora Theresa’s two spinster daughters Joanna and Margaret, both old spinster ladies who died in 1912.

Son Michael died in Bellows Falls, Vermont Hospital of pneumonia (why Vermont?) Had worked years at Exeter Machine Foundry and later lived in Manchester, New Hampshire. Obit suggests he was singled and unmarried.



i. CATHERINE3 DOODY, b. February 28, 1860; d. August 02, 1873, Exeter, New Hampshire.
ii. WILLIE (WILLIAM) DOODY, b. January 06, 1863; d. January 23, 1866, Exeter, New Hampshire.
iii. JOANNA DOODY, b. January 01, 1866; d. October 14, 1934, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
iv. MICHAEL DOODY, b. May 02, 1869; d. March 18, 1939, Hallows Falls, Vermont.
v. JOHN DOODY, b. August 04, 1872; d. October 04, 1873, Exeter, New Hampshire.


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