Michael ROONEY, son of Michael ROONEY and Catherine CAULFIELD.
Born 1809 Galway, Ireland, died 6 May 1878 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, 68 or 69 years, buried Farrellton, Quebec, Can
Married 9 Jul 1838 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (21 years married) to:
Born ± 1818 Ireland, died 14 Feb 1860 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can, approximately 42 years, buried Farrellton, Quebec, Can
This family is in the 1851 census of Canada East (Quebec), Ottawa (county), Wakefield. Joseph is not listed there, however.
The "Tracy" name seems to disappear in the Gatineau valley after the 1861 census.
1. Catherine ROONEY
Born 18 Apr 1839 Canada
Michael and Mary have a "Catherine." However, in the 1861 Wakefield census of Canada, there's another Catherine Rooney living with them, listed as a servant, age 21 (b. 1840). This is probably Michael's brother Patrick Rooney's Catherine (possibly born in 1838 instead of 1840 - or splitting the two, since only their ages are listed, born in 1839 if the census months differ). Adjacent to this Catherine in the census is "Theodore Grovent" (my best guess at the spelling), age 21 (b. ~ 1837). He cannot be found under any of several permutations of the names Gavotte or Grovent in any of the censuses from 1871 1891 for all of Ottawa county.
2. Mary Ann ROONEY
Born Feb 1841 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
3. Bridget ROONEY
Born Mar 1844 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can, died 15 Dec 1922 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, 78 years
4. Ellen ROONEY
Born 23 May 1846 Wakefield Twp, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
5. Ellen ROONEY
Born 12 May 1847 Wakefield Twp, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
6. Elizabeth ROONEY
Born 13 Jun 1849 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Elizabeth Rooney is listed in the 1891 Canada census as married to Charles Hemphill, born about 1854.
7. Michael ROONEY
Born 25 Jul 1851 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died 13 Jun 1885 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, 33 years
8. Joseph Patrick ROONEY
Born 31 Dec 1855 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died 14 Oct 1921 St. Louis Co., Minnesota, 65 years
The family came from Canada in 1899, according to the 1900 census (under the name "Romney") in Virginia, Minnesota. There were 8 children born of which 8 are alive. The 1910 census says they immigrated in 1898. All eight of the children (one to be born) are listed in the June 1905 Minnesota State census in "Missabe Mountain," St. Louis County, Minnesota. They're in the 1910 census under the name "Romey" in Virginia with nine children (out of 10, one having died). Joseph Patrick is a bartender.
9. Agnes ROONEY
Born 31 Oct 1858 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died 15 Oct 1932, 73 years
10. William ROONEY
Born 8 Feb 1861 Wakefield Twp, Quebec, Canada, died 18 Jun 1931 Sacramento, California, USA, 70 years
In 1915 he's part of a real estate company in Virginia, Rooney & Murphy.
All three of the sons are single and residing together in the 1940 census of Sacramento, California and involved in manufacturing, possibly in relation to the automobile. The sister is in San Francisco. None of the children appear to be married.