Mary Ann Clegg Byrne
Sometimes you run across a portrait that is so beautiful it makes you really stop and stare. That is how I felt when I saw this portrait of Mary Byrne. She is not directly related to myself or my husband; she was a great aunt of my husband’s aunt, Sara Elliott Witzel.
Mary was born in 1842 in Lancashire, England and came to the US with her parents and siblings in about 1856. The family settled in the Dodgeville, Wisconsin area. Mary’s younger sister, Sarah married Joshua Elliott in 1879. Sarah and Joshua were the grandparents of Sara Elliott Witzel.
Mary Ann married Hugh Byrne in 1889. Hugh died in 1906. Mary Ann died in 1921. Mary Ann is buried with her parents, Samuel Clegg and Sarah Slater Clegg, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.