Margaret Barry

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret Barry was born about 1825, in Ireland. She married John Dillon about 1844, in County Limerick, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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John Dillon
Margaret Barry
Marriage: about 1844
Mary Dillon
Patrick Joseph Dillon

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    1825 · The Crimes Act

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    GNiS Detail - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa USGS Database describes Dubuque as Post Office. Post Offices Opened as Dubuque's Mines 05/27/1833. Name changed to Dubuque 01/24/1837.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Aidan, Ciaran, Eoin, John Patrick, Kaitlin, Kieran, Murphy, Aileen, Brigid, Caitlin.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’.

    Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr, both meaning ‘fair-topped’. This may also be the source of the Manx name Barry, whose family's main seat was Ballavarry in Kirk Andreas.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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