Edward Murray and Sarah Lenehan came separately to New York from the Barony of Frenchpark in County Roscommon.
Sarah came at the age of 18 in April of 1905 on the S.S. Celtic. She traveled with two older cousins, Anne (aged 25) and Kate Kaveny (aged 30). Sarah arrived at Ellis Island with $7 dollars having spent $3 during her ocean transit. (The actual ship manifest is viewable with a free registration at ellisisland.org).
Edward and Sarah were married on 6 Jun 1909 at St. Peter's Church in Brooklyn.
Edward Murray and Sarah Lenahan Murray 1951
Ireland's Valuation office conducted its first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848 to 1864. This survey became known as "Griffiths Valuation" after Richard Griffith who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. These links will provide access to the property listing as well as maps showing the dwelling locations.