Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mary (Traynor?) Meglone

Mary Meglone, possible maiden name of Traynor, was born in Ireland and lived in Nicholasville. Deeds that appear in records of Jessamine County are most likely tied to her family.

Her obituary appeared in the Lexington Herald on 19 March 1922:

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky, March 18.-- Mrs. Mary Meglone, 84 years old, died at her home on Catnip Hill pike last night at 11 o'clock. She was born in Ireland and came to the United States when she was six weeks old with her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mattie Meglone and Mrs. J.M. Traynor of this county; three sons, John, James, and Charles Meglone also of this county, and one brother, Judge J.M. Traynor of Nicholasville [there is some confusion about the Traynor relations- are they her side of the family or her in-laws?]. The funeral will take place at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Nicholasville Monday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Father N. Judermann. The body will be taken to Lexington for burial in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers will be: Charles Cook, John Traynor, John Colbert, Thomas Meglone, William Traynor and James Douglas." (Google Map of Catnip Hill Road near Nicholasville and Lexington)
(Google Map image of Calvary Cemetery, the Catholic Cemetery in Lexington)

An obituary for a James J. Meglone also appears a short time later- on 23 June 1922. This is most likely the son James mentioned in her obituary.

More research needs to be done at the Catholic Church in Nicholasville as well as the cemetery in Lexington to see if more records can be found on this family of Meglones.

General Index to Deeds, Jessamine County, p. 63 (microfilm roll #183341):
Meglones listed (1872-1947): James, Jas M., Charles, Charlie, John, Mattie
Addresses in Nicholasville associated with these deed transactions:
Clays Road
Mulberry St. Nicholasville
Baldwin St. Nicholasville
Academy (5th St) Nicholasville

No records of a Meglone-Traynor marriage have been located yet.


  1. Belinda

    Mary traynor mcglone is the daughter of my grt grt grt grandfather James traynor. Mary is the oldest of his children and they are from meath Ireland. James married Bridget Henry who is Mary's mother. I am looking for info on mcglones to help in my search of my family the Traynors of Nicholasville and Lexington.

    Please contact me as I know someone who is related to mcglones in Lexington.


  2. Not sure if my post worked
    I have info on Mary mcglone

  3. Daniel, I am not able to contact you directly through this for some reason. Do you know who Mary Traynor Meglone/McGlone married? Do you know what spelling they used, because I have consistently come across the same spelling as my Meglones. As far as I know, this family is not connected to my Meglones of Lexington, but if I can find out who Theophilus Meglone was tied to, it would sure help sort out the Nicholasville Meglones/McGlones. Thank you for responding, and hopefully we will be able to find a way to contact each other.