MCCLOSKEY:
John McCloskey and his wife came to NB from Ireland and settled in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County.

 

Children:
1) John McCloskey, born 1826, married Phoebe Phillips, born in Ireland
2) James McCloskey unmarried

3) Mary Ann McCloskey m. Timothy Colman

4) Charles McCloskey: went to US about 1865

5) Catherine McCloskey m. James Maher

6) Phoebe McCloskey

7) Thomas McCloskey: left home at age 16 and lived in 23 US states.

 

Source: PANB:MC1/McCloskey, 1 page: contains a page from the John C. Tracy Book: Fredericton, Junction.
 
Patrick McCLOSKEY came from County Tyrone, Ireland in 1819 at the age of 13 with his 1-year old sister, Sarah.  In 1842, he married Sarah McKENNA, also from County Tyrone.  He started as a peddler carrying a backpack and selling wares in the Miramichi district as far north as Bathurst.  Later, he purchased a horse and wagon and had a large red chest to hold his wares, which still exists.  They settled in Boiestown and opened a general store.  His son, William, built a larger general store and operated a lumber business.  A McCloskey general store was in the family for 5 generations. 
 
Children:
  1. Henry McCLOSKEY
  2. John (Jack) McCLOSKEY 
  3. James Leo McCLUSKEY
  4. Thomas McCLOSKEY
  5. Bernard (Barney) McCLOSKEY – moved to California
  6. Patrick McCLOSKEY 
  7. Michael McCLOSKEY – moved to California
  8. William McCLOSKEY
  9. Mary McCLOSKEY

     

    Source:  Susan McCloskey, great-great-granddaughter PANB Dictionary of Miramichi Biography Pg. 673 for William Richard McCloskey and PANB MC80/2184 Pg. 255-56 Contact info: email [email protected]