Henneberry's in Illinois
how the Irish from Galbally settled close together after
arriving in America: The 1870 Will County, IL census shows
John Henneberry (brother of James) living on the farm next to
(uncle of Elizabeth-the wife of James). The 1870 Grundy
County, Felix Township census shows four Henneberry brothers
living on adjacent farms: William, James,
Patrick and David. On the next farms were a
sister Bessie Henneberry Hayes
and the James Cushing family. In
the mid 1870's, four Henneberry families moved to Moultrie
Most of the Henneberrys' stayed in Northern Illinois-the
counties of Cook, DuPage, Will and Grundy; near the
cities of Chicago, Joliet, Wilmington and Morris.
in Moultrie County, Illinois
Of the twenty two members of the Henneberry who
arrived in New York City on June 17, 1848, at least four had
moved to central Illinois in the 1870ís and 1880ís. The
family made extensive land purchases in Moultrie County during
the late 1800ís and early 1900ís.
Children of David Henebery and Jane Cushing
Living near Dalton City, IL in the 1880 Census.
1. James and his wife
2. Patrick and his wife Julia
3. Francis and his wife
4. Margaret Henneberry
1880 census for Moultrie County, IL, Dora
Township-Vol. 43, ED 166 sheet 10, line 42. James
Henneberry-age 46, Elizabeth-age 42, David-age 23,
Maggie-age 15, Emma Jane-age 13, Lizzie-age 9, Teresa-age 6,
Mary Agnes-age 3, Ambrose-age 1.
From the 1880 Moultrie County census: Francis
Henebery age 57, wife Maggie age 28, children: Jane age 4 and a
farm laborer-James Cushing-a relative of Jane Cushing, the
mother of Francis.
1880 census: Tabor (Patrick) Henebery age 40,
wife Julia age 38 and children: John age 10, Jane age 13, Joseph
age 8, Francis age 6 and one son born in May and not yet named.
In the 1880 Moultrie County census,
Margaret, age 56, was living on a farm next to her brother
James in Dora Township with their children: William age
38, James age 28, John age 18, Jane age 23, Margaret age 20,
Frank age 16, Ellen age 14, and Elizabeth age 12. In the
1880 census her husband was listed as William - age 62.
There were three other Foley families and two Jeffries families
living in Dora township in 1880.
Other Related Families in Moultrie County
Thomas Dunn age 35 from 1850 census. 1880
census: Farm next to Francis Henebery was Richard Dunn age 50,
children: Catherine age 18, Mary age 14, Richard age 13, John
age 11 and Michael age 10.
Lewis Dunn, son-in-law to James Henebery and his
parents Peter Dunn and Mary Dempsey.
John Kinney family from 1860 census.
Bresnan family from 1860 census.
Churches in Dora Township, Moultrie County
St. Isidore Catholic Church was established 1864
in Bethany. The cemetery at the church is still the burial site
for many of the Irish families. Their is no longer a resident
priest, but services are held on Thursday and Sunday.
As Dora Township grew, a request was made for a
new church in Dalton City. Sacred Heart Church was established
in 1891. The church was torn down in the mid 1990ís. Families
who donated stained glass windows for the church: James &
Elizabeth Henebery, Patrick and Julia Henebery, Peter Dunn,
Patrick & Ellen Griffin, Richard & Anna Delahunty, Ed
& Catherine Nolan, Michael and M.A. Duggen, Edward &
Mary Bresnan, Michael & Margaret Dwyer, M.E. & J.E.
Welsh, John & Margaret Foley, James Foley.