PATRICK RONAYNE CLEBURNE
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Much has been written about his military prowess. He was trained by the British Army and after 4 years in the 41st
regiment of Foot, he left and went to America in 1849. When Civil War broke out he joined the Confederate army.
President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davies, called Patrick, the "STONEWALL OF THE WEST" .
He was born 17/3/1828 in CORK, Ireland and died at the battle of FRANKLIN, in TENNESSEE, 30/11/1864.
CORK, IRELAND…….. It was said that the Cleburne's could ride in safety, from one end of Ireland to the other, and
were not considered Cromwellian adventurers (even though they were Anglo/Irish) by the native population.
MARYANNE RONAYNE, his mother, was cousin to the RADLEYS. ALICE CROOKE LINDSEY and ANN CROOK RONAYNE
were sisters, and were respectively, my 3x great grandmother and my 4x great aunt.
THOMAS RADLEY Esq. of Rockville's grandson LT.COL.JOHN LEADER of KEALE wrote an interesting letter to a
connected LEADER family in USA (1919).
(See link to CONNORS FAMILY HISTORY for full text). In it he mentions his cousin PATRICK CLEBURNE.
Many tributes have been given to Patrick, one of the nicest is the following ………….
"My ggg uncle Major William Jere Crook was a commander of the 13th Ten Infantry, CSA, and was in the Army of
Tennessee with Gen.Cleburne. He was very well thought of, and one of Major Crook's soldiers, who was married to
his sister Elizabeth Crook (Philemon Barry Farrow) named a son Cleburne Farrow, (Clay), and still has descendents.
One of them is Clay (Cleburne) Mollman, so they are still paying homage to him" ……. Clay Crook.
Today, PATRICK Cleburne's memory is evergreen in the Southern states of America, 2nd only to ROBERT E LEE.
The following information was given by EILEEN RONAYNE McCARTHY to her Brother in law BRIAN McCARTHY, who
forwarded it on to me.
It covers the lineage of RONAYNEs and CLEBURNEs.
EILEEN HANNAH RONAYNE, born March 30 1923, married Ed Winston McCARTHY approx 1940s.
Her Great Great Great Grandfather was PATRICK RONAYNE (ANNBROOK) who married 1st Mary Byrne in 1786, and
2nd ANNE CROOKE in 1788. ANN CROOKE was my 3 x great grandmother's (Alice Crooke Lindsey) sister. Making
Anne, my 3 x great aunt(?) and Patrick, my 3 x gt uncle.
Their daughter MARY ANNE RONAYNE married JOSEPH CLEBURNE. One of their children was GENERAL PATRICK
RONAYNE CLEBURNE, Confederate Army, during the American Civil War, 1860/65. He was second cousin to
EXTRACT FROM "HARMANS OF CORK" by Rosemary FFOLLIOTT and S.T.S HARMAN……
This links Herons/Besnards/Harmans/Crooke/Ronaynes/Radleys/Armstrongs
JOSHUA HARMAN, an "eminent clothier" had a son, JOSHUA, who married MARY HERON, daughter of Robert Heron,
Wine Cooper 1771.
In 1808 SAMUEL HARMAN married Mary, eldest daughter of JULIUS BESNARD.and Jane Heron (a relative of Mary
JULIUS BESNARD's and JANE HERON's great grandson was WILLIAM CROOKE RONAYNE HARMAN born 1869. Julius
was my 4 x great grandfather.
We also share another Great grandfather WILLIAM CROOKE of DEREEN.
OATH REQUIRED OF ALL CONFEDERATES SEEKING PRESIDENTIAL PARDON 1865
"I……………, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth
faithfully support, protect and defend the constitution of the United States and their union of
the States thereunder, and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws
and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion, with reference to the
emancipation of slaves, so help me God.
WANTED POSTER…Jefferson Davis..( Former President of Confederate States of America)
On May 6 1865 this poster was distributed to various towns.
“ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD will be paid to any person or persons who will apprehend and
deliver JEFFERSON DAVIS to any of the Military Authorities of the UNITED STATES. Several million of specie
reported to be with him, will become the property of the captors.”
Jefferson Davis was seized near Irwinville, Georgia 4 days later.
Further info. on BRIGADIER GENERAL PATRICK RONAYNE CLEBURNE.C.S.A.
General Robert.E.Lee suggested that Blacks should be put in uniform to fight in the depleted ranks of the
Confederate Army. This was not greeted with much approval by the Plantation owners, who had some leverage in
the Confederate Congress.
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was Irish born, but lived in Arkansas. He advocated the use of Negro soldiers. .
At Franklin, Tennessee , two horses were shot from under him. He charged on foot and received a fatal shot 50
yards from eneny lines Unfortunately, Patrick did not understand the Southern institution of Slavery, never having
owned slaves, nor the Plantation owners opposition to Negro forces. The proposal was dropped.
TOP TEN CIVIL WAR BATTLE FIELDS (AMERICAN CIVIL WAR) MOST ENDANGERED..
Source Civil War Preservation Trust.
FRANKLIN TENNESSEE November 30 1864. PATRICK RONAYNE CLEBURNE met his death here. John B.Hood orders a
distastrous assault on Union earthworks, losing 6000 men. Past local governments have rejected attempts to preserve
portions of the battlefield.
CHANCELLORSVILLE, VIRGINIA APRIL 10-May 6 1863
FORT DONELSON, TENNESSEE Feb.11/16 1862
GLENDALE VIRGINIA June 30 1862
THE HELL HOLE, GEORGIA May 25 to June 1 1864
MANSFIELD, LOUISANA April 8 1864
MORRIS ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA 10/7-7/9/1863
NEW BERN NORTH CAROLINAS Mar.14/1862
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, MARYLAND Sep.14 1862
WILSONs CREEK MISSOURI 10/8/1861
NOTES ON ANNE CROOKE, the grandmother of Patrick Cleburne.
Source Frederick W. Knight
An indented deed of 5 June, 1788, “between Patrick Ronayne, the younger, of Great Island in the County of Cork,
Gentleman, of the first part, Anne Crooke. Spinster, y.d.o William Crooke, late of Dereen in the county, Gentleman,
decd. Of the second part, and Patrick Ronayne, the elder of the Great Island aforesaid, Gentleman and William
Crooke, of Dereen, aforesaid, Esq. of the third part” recites that the said Anne Crooke had become entitled to the 1/3
part share of house property in South Cork, “whereof the said William Crooke was seized in fee simple” and also to
1/8 part of the lands of Nadrid,Clonteadbeg, and Upper Carhue in the County of Cork; also to certain charges upon
the lands of Pluckanes and Upper and Lower Dereen…that “a marriage was intended to be soleminised between
the said Patrick Ronayne and Anne Crooke” and that the said Ann, in consideration of the said marriage did assign
upon trust all the said lands and said charges to Patrick Ronayne the elder and William Crooke. Witnesses to this
deed …EPENETUS CROOKE of DEREEN, THOMAS BROWNE of MACLONEIGH. WITNESS TO THE MEMORIAL ROBERT
TRAVERS of the City of Cork, Gent.
“ANNBROOK” was named after Anne Crooke Ronayne.
Anne married Patrick Ronayne at Aginagh, 5/6/1788.
Anne born 1765 died 1837.
SOME ANCESTORS OF PATRICK RONAYNE CLEBURNE Burkes L.G.
Henry BALDWIN+ Joan FIELD TRAVERS
Philip HAWES CROSSE + ELIZABETH BALDWIN
William CROOKE + Elizabeth HAWES CROSSE ….. daughter Alice and Anne
Alice CROOKE + Henry LINDSAY..dtr Alicia md Thomas Radley esq.
Anne CROOKE + PATRICK RONAYNE..dtr MARY ANNE md Joseph CLEBURNE
Son of Anne/Patrick RONAYNE ….WILLIAM CROOKE RONAYNE + CATHERINE CARR SAVAGE….dtr ELIZABETH
EDWARDES RONAYNE + SAMUEL THOMAS HARMAN.
WILLIAM CROOKE RONAYNE HARMAN was Great grandson of JULIUS CAESAR BESNARD, owner of the Linen Mills
at Douglas. Cork. Julius was my 4th great grandfather.
1831 MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT JAMES RONAYNE
James RONAYNE 3rd son of PATRICK RONAYNE, of ANNEBROOKE, Co.Cork and Elizabeth Longfield O’Connor, Bandon,
widow. Patrick Ronayne made over to RICHARD BROWNE CROOKE, Carrigadrohid and WILLIAM CROOKE RONAYNE,
Cork City Attorney
Witness THOMAS EPENETUS CROOKE and JOHN CROOKE RONAYNE Sworn 1/8/1831.