Potosi, Missouri

On Saturday-Sunday, July 2 -3, 2011, a reunion of the descendants of Hugh Murray and Mary Maloney was held in St. Louis, Missouri. On Saturday morning attendees journeyed to Potosi, which is about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Most, if not all, of Hugh and Mary’s nine children were born in Potosi and were baptized at St. James Church. The church and the nearby graveyard were still there. Hugh also had a wagon-making and undertaking business in Potosi and we visited the location where it stood.

St. James Catholic Church – Potosi, MO

Bernard and Mary Flynn

Hugh’s sister, Mary (Murray) Flynn (1832-1899), and her husband Bernard Flynn (1828-1892) emigrated from County Down, Ireland before Hugh. Mary and Bernard Flynn lived in Potosi, where Bernard worked as a wagon-maker.

Hugh lived with them when he first immigrated to the US in 1857. Mary and Bernard Flynn are both buried in St. James’ Cemetery.

Bernard Flynn Tombstone

Mary (Murray) Flynn Tombstone
ERECTED TO
THE MEMORY OF
BERNARD FLYNN
Beloved husb of
MARY M FLYNN
BORN
in Co. Down Ireland
NOV 15, 1828
DIED
MAR 20, 1892
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
ERECTED TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY M
Beloved wife of
BERNARD FLYNN
BORN
in Co. Down Ireland
May 27, 1832
DIED
NOV. 11, 1889
May her soul rest in peace.
Amen.

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