Catherine Quay was born in Co. Down, Ireland about 1751. Her daughter Ann married C S Sims and they were recorded living in Union County, South Carolina in 1850.
Catherine Quay was the widow of Captain Alexander Quay of Newry, Co. Down, Ireland and Chester County, South Carolina whose will dated 1830 named one enslaved woman Mary. In Catherine's will dated 1843, she names a girl Mary Charlotte, a boy Hamilton, a girl Emma, a boy Theodore and a girl Sophia.
1850 US Federal Census www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QL-J3Z
Will of Alexander Quay 1830 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com
Will of Catherine Quay 1843 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com on ancestry
Moses McKeown was born in Ireland about 1780 and died in Chester County, South Carolina in 1854. In the 1850 US Slave Schedule, Chester County, South Carolina, Moses is recorded as the enslaver of seventeen human beings. His Real Estate was valued at $5000 in the same year.
His wife Nancy Mobely was born in South Carolina and their children were
Mary Wagner McKeown Simpson 1804-1884
Samuel Mobely McKeown 1805-1890 (wife Caroline Atkinson)
Margaret McKeown Shannon 1807-1853
Elizabeth McKeown 1812-1823
In his Will, Moses McKeown bequeathed Tom, Bradly, Dianna, Adaline, Rose, Cisley and William to his son Samuel.
To his daughter, Mary McKeown Simpson, he bequeathed Dick, Andy, Sampson, Hanly or Haney, Farmer & Isiah.
Thomas Shannon, son of his daughter Margaret was to receive a boy named Dublin.
James Shannon, a boy named Ceyar?
Edward Shannon, a boy named Frank.
Hiram Shannon, Jude & Lucy.
Nancy Shannon, Minnie & Sevilla.
South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 compiled by Brent H Holcomb (1985) available on ancestry.com
1850 Slave Schedule www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HRWH-512M
1850 US Federal Census www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8Q6-1ZS
South Carolina Wills 1670-1980 (Chester County) available on ancestry.com
Martine Brennan (Curator)
Enslavement to citizenship: African Americans in Irish Slaveholder records by Martine Brennan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.