McCartney's Journeys

My McCartney Genealogy


My family origins center around Portglenone and Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, with a slight touch of Scotland and an even smaller touch of Sweden.

We really don't know much about some of my ancestors, but what we do know is presented in the ahnentafel below. Where we have details about a person, that name will link to the person's biography.

We also have a group of collateral relatives that are descendant from the brother of a direct-line ancestor. Look them over. If you know anything about them, please, contact me.

Thank you for visiting. Come back again. You never know when data will be added that could make that elusive connection.

If you don't know how to use an Ahnentafel please read the brief explanation What is an Ahnentafel.


  1. George McCartney (the webmaster)
    Born: Staten Island, NY, USA - Some time ago.
    Died: Not yet - and, hopefully, not soon.

  2. John Brown McCartney
    Born: Belfast, Ireland - 17 Jul 1897
    Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 3 Sep 1982
    1. Lillian Gertrude
      Born: Staten Island, NY, USA - 12 Feb 1926
      Died: Chesterton, IN, USA - 21 Nov 2003
    2. Henry
      Born: Staten Island, NY, USA - 2 Jul 1927
      Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 27 Nov 1990
    3. John Brown, Jr.
      Born: Staten Island, NY, USA - 14 May 1932
      Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 29 Feb 1968
    4. George (See item 1)
  3. Lillian **********
    Born: Brooklyn, NY, USA - 21 Sep 1903
    Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 3 Jul 1970

  4. Henry McCartney
    Born: Greenock, Scotland - 21 Dec 1875
    Died: Staten Island, NY - 18 Jul 1937
    1. John (See item 2)
    2. Mary
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 23 Dec 1898
      Died: Belfast, Ireland - 4 Jan 1906 12 days after her 7th birthday from influenza
    3. Ellen
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 16 Dec 1900
      Died: Denville, New Jersey, USA - 1988
    4. Henry
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 2 Jan 1903
      Died: Belfast, Ireland - 28 Dec 1905 5 days before his 3rd birthday from influenza
    5. James
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 15 Jul 1905
      Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - Sep 1979
    6. Henry 2nd
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 31 Mar 1907
      Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - Aug 1951
    7. Robert
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 20 Jan 1913
      Died: Staten Island, NY - 10 Nov 1999
  5. Margaret Jane Brown
    Born: Belfast, Ireland, - 1876/1877
    Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 8 Sep 1957

  6. William **********
    Born: Sweden - Date Unknown
    Died: Brooklyn, NY, USA - Date Unknown
    1. Lillian (See Item 3)
  7. Emma Anderson
    Born: Sweden - c. 1876
    Died: Staten Island, NY, USA - 4 Jul 1911

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  8. James McCartney
    Born: Portglenone, Ireland; c. 1852
    Occupation: Journeyman Shoemaker
    Married: Greenock, Scotland; 28 February 1874
    Emmigration: Galveston, Texas, US; 7 August 1921
    Deportation: arrived Glasgow, Scotland; 24 December 1926
    Died: Port Glasgow, Scotland; 26 April 1938
    1. Ann
      Born: Greenock, Scotland - 13 Nov 1874
      Died: Greenock, Scotland - 13 Nov 1874; 5 minutes old
    2. Henry (See Item 4)
    3. Mary
      Born: Glenone, Londonderry, Ireland - 14 Sep 1877
      Died: Place and date unknown
    4. James
      Born: Portglenone, Antrim, Ireland - 25 Jul 1879
      Died: Some time before Oct 1884
    5. Rose Ann
      Born: Portglenone, Antrim, Ireland - 3 May 1881
      Died: Galveston, TX, USA (?) - Date Unknown
    6. Elizabeth
      Born: Portglenone, Antrim, Ireland - 13 Nov 1882
      Died: Place and Date Unknown
    7. James
      Born: Portglenone, Antrim, Ireland - 9 Oct 1884
      Died: Place and Date Unknown
    8. William John Black
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 1 April 1887
      Died: Possibly in action during WW1
    9. Maggie
      Born: Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland - 5 July 1889
      Died: Massachusetts, USA (?) - Date Unknown
    10. Robert Hugh Alexander
      Born: Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland - 1892
      Died: Glasgow, Scotland - 1970
    11. Andrew
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 18 Mar 1894
      Died: Place and Date Unknown
    12. Thomas Andrew
      Born: Belfast, Ireland - 4 May 1896
      Died: Glasgow, Scotland - 16 Oct 1976
    13. John - we know of him from his neices in Scotland, but have not found a record of his birth yet.
      Born: Place and date unknown
      Died: Place and date unknown
    14. Unknown - Since James McC and Mary Leitch are rumored to have had between 14 and 17 children, there are several whom we have not yet found.
  9. Mary Leitch
    Born: Portglenone, Ireland - c. 1855
    Died: Galveston, TX, USA (?) - after 1926; before 1938

  10. Father of Margaret Jane Brown John Brown
  11. Mother of Margaret Jane Brown (Unknown)

  12. Father of William from Sweden (Unknown)
  13. Mother of William from Sweden (Unknown)

  14. Gustav Anderson
    Born: Sweden - Date Unknown
    Died: Sweden - Date Unknown
    1. Emma (See Item 7)
  15. Karsa Johannson
    Born: Sweden - Date Unknown
    Died: Sweden - Date Unknown

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  16. Henry McCartney
    Born: Portglenone, Ireland - c. 1828
    Died: Belfast, Ireland - 24 Dec 1911
    1. Andrew
      Born: Place and date unknown
      Died: Place and date unknown
    2. Henry
      Born: Portglenone, Ireland - 1851
      Died: Schenectady, NY - Nov. 17, 1933
    3. James(See Item 8)
    4. Male Name Unknown
      Born: Portglenone, Ireland - 17 Jul 1864
      Died: Place and date unknown
    5. Ellen
      Born: Portglenone, Ireland - 2 May 1870
      Died: Place and date unknown
    6. Robert
      Born: Place Unknown - c. 1861
      Died: Place and date unknown
  17. Ann McCaw
    Born: Garvaghey, Ireland - c. 1827
    Died: Portglenone, Ireland - 23 Apr 1901

  18. Robert Leitch
    Born: Place and date unknown
    Born: Place and date unknown
  19. Ann Gray
    Birth: Place and date unknown
    Died: Place and date unknown

  20. Paternal Grandfather - Margaret Jane Brown (Unknown)
  21. Paternal Grandmother - Margaret Jane Brown (Unknown)
  22. Maternal Grandfather - Margaret Jane Brown (Unknown)
  23. Maternal Grandmother - Margaret Jane Brown (Unknown)

  24. Paternal Grandfather - William from Sweden (Unknown)
  25. Paternal Grandmother - William from Sweden (Unknown)
  26. Maternal Grandfather - William from Sweden (Unknown)
  27. Maternal Grandmother - William from Sweden (Unknown)

  28. Father of Gustav Anderson (Unknown)
  29. Mother of Gustav Anderson (Unknown)
  30. Father of Karsa Johannson (Unknown)
  31. Mother of Karsa Johannson (Unknown)

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  32. Andrew McCartney
    Birth: Portglenone - circa 1803
    Died: Place and date unknown
    1. Henry(See Item 16)
    2. Andrew
  33. Wife of Andrew McCartney: first wife is unknown
    second wife was Esther Kelly
    Birth: Portglenone - circa 1823
    Died: Place and date unknown

  34. Alexander McCaw
    Birth: Place and date unknown
    Died: Place and date unknown
    1. Ann(See Item 17)
  35. Wife of Alexander McCaw
    Birth: Place and date unknown
    Died: Place and date unknown

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64.  William McCartney
Born: circa 1780; Portglenone, Ireland
Occupation: shoemaker
Died: date and place unknown


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