Irish ancestors - County Kerry

1. John Jeremiah Lawlor emigrated ca. 1848 to New York with his sister Catherine. A year or two later, his father and mother, Jeremiah Lawlor and Margaret English Lawlor, and his other siblings joined him. I believe the Lawlors lived in Gullane, in northern Co. Kerry but have not been able to prove this so far.

2. Elizabeth McElligott(who married above John J. Lawlor)was one of several children of Patrick and Mary (Dore) McElligott of County Kerry Ireland. According to her brother Maurice McElligott's obit, he was born in Gunsborough in County Kerry. The McElligott children emigrated ca 1848-1850.

3. Margaret English, mother of John J. Lawlor (#1) above)also came from County Kerry. Other relatives of the surname English who settled in Olmsted Co MN also, were known to come from Gullane, in Co. Kerry. Margaret was born ca 1807 and died in Olmsted Co MN.

4. Also in the database are other Lawlor/Lawlers who lived in Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is possible that they are all related.

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