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Query Archive One - Jul 1997 to Dec 1997 (below)

Date: Dec 17 1997
Looking for information on Michael FLANAGAN (1867) and Denis FLANAGAN (1868) born Kilkenny (Green's Hill) to Denis FLANAGAN and Anne BROPHY Flanagan .Their sisters were Mary and Anne. Mary went to NY and Anne stayed in Kilkenny. Please Email to

Date: Dec 15 1997
FENNELLY, Johnstown - Searching for information on Nicholas FENNELLY oldest son of Michael FENNELLY and Catherine DWYER, (daughter of Patrick DWYER and Judith CHAMPOIN of Bricana), Nicholas was baptized on 12-18-1848, married Mary HOLLAHAN (HOLLOHAN) no information. Trying to find out when he left for U.S., my grandfather, James Francis FENNELLY was born in 1885, not sure if born in U.S. or Ireland. Brother Kieran Fennelly married Nannie WALSH in 1900 and sister Judith married Michael RYAN in 1884, their grandson Michael RYAN still lives at Grandfertagh.

Date: Dec 14 1997
Contact: Olav den Ouden
I'm searching for the MORRISSEY and DARMODY family names from the Thomastown and Lisdowny area of Kilkenny. This is the information that I have.
John DARMODY b c 1788 in Lisdowny d 24 Dec 1846 at Ste. Catherine, Portneuf Co, Quebec, Canada m Eleanor (Alice) MORRISSEY b 3 Dec 1790 at Thomastown. She too died in Ste. Catherine. They were married on the 15 Feb 1814 at St. John's, Newfoundland. I don't know John's parents but Eleanor (Alice) parents are Michael MORRISSEY and Alice WALSH. Here are there children:
Catherine b 7 Oct 1782
Elizabeth b 3 Apr 1785
Thomas b 18 Nov 1787
Eleanor (Alice) b 3 Dec 1790
If you could post a query for me I would greatly appreciate it.
Olav - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Date: Dec 13 1997
Contact: Jerry Braun
Annie HACKETT was born on 10 Jun 1847 in Kilkenny County. I do not know who her parents are. She was married in 1878 in either Wisconsin or Kansas to Richard Martin DELANEY. If you can help me with this family, I would much appreciate it.

Date: Dec 11 1997
Contact: Susan (Manogue) Donk
Looking for any information on MANOGUE from Callen, Kilkenny. Edward Manogue was born in 1819 in Callen, Kilkenny, married Bridget NAREY, born in 1816 and came to the US, I believe in 1854. They had 5 children, Mary, born in 1845, Dennis, born in 1847/8, Anna, Bridget and Edward. I believe the last 3 were born in New York State. They settled in Ballston Spa, NY.
Need info on Edward' MANOGUE's brothers/sisters/parents. Also looking for the ports of departure/arrival. Is MANOGUE still a popular name in Kilkenny?

Date: Dec 10 1997
Contact: Ruth Carr
Searching for info on my g-g-g grandparents: Michael SWIFT b. circa 1757 - d. Ontario, Canada 1845 and wife Johannah Julia CORCORAN b. circa 1770 - d. Ontario, Canada 1770; believed to have been married in Kilkenny; possibly from the Grangeland; would like to find info re their parents or siblings. Contact Ruth Carr.

Date: Dec 09 1997
Contact: Diane L. Potter
Am looking for information on James LANIGAN, my great great grandfather who was born in Ireland in 1814 and came to Canada during the Famine. He may have been born in Kilkenny. The Canadian census only says that he was born in Ireland. His trade was "tailor." He died in 1879 in Hastings County, Ontario in the town of Stirling at the age of 65. His wife, Elizabeth McIninch, came on a ship from Bushmills, Co.Antrim but I believe they met in Canada. I'd appreciate it if anyone knows of a James Lanigan born at that time in Kilkenny. Thanks.

Date: Dec 01 1997
Contact: Janet Horton Boyer
Richard William HORTON maybe HOUGHTON, b. 15 Aug 1827 in County Kilkenny, left County Kilkenny in 1846, and went to New York City where he worked for one year, then his parents, William HORTON, Elizabeth GRAHAM Horton, and children, Thomas, John, Elizabeth(Lizzie), Hannah, and Anna came to New York in 1847. They lived at 64 Charlton Street in NYC from Nov 1847-Feb 1848, then by 1855 they were living in a place called "Fancy Prairie," at the corner of Logan, Sangamon, and Menard Counties in Illinois. They were Presbytarians in Ireland. I am looking for any descendents still in Ireland. Please contact me at

Date: Nov 27 1997
From: Shirley Arabin
Searching for family of Mary KEENAN born about 1840 Kilkenny; emigrated to South Africa on "Wellington" 1860 as a general servant.

Date: Nov 25 1997
From: Art Smith
I am in need of finding a Patrick DUNN(E), My information is: Patrick DUNN / DUNNE was born in Kilkenny county about Oct., 1860, his father was a James DUNN(E) and his mother was Katherine PEEL DUNN(E). It is said that he had eight brothers and a sister. He married a Bridgid KELLY about 1879 and then went to Liverpool, England. He departed Liverpool in May of 1882 and arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. Bridgid KELLY's father was Richard KELLY and her mother was Mary CULLEN. I would appreciate any help I can get as I am going to go to Ireland in June of 1998 and I would like to see if i could get in touch with one of my long lost cousins or whatever.

Date: Nov 19 1997
From: Patty Pickett
My great grandparents were Timothy KENNEDY and Julia DUGGAN from Kilkenny. Timothy's parents were Martin Kennedy and Annie Murphy. Julia's father was Patrick Duggan. They came to the US by the early 1850's, not sure if they were married in Ireland or here. They had six children including my grandfather William. Timothy worked on the railroad and they settled in the Mt. Holly Vermont area after initially living in the Ludlow, Bellows Falls area. Naturalization records are from Woodstock Vermont. Any clues or ideas would be most appreciated. Many redheads in the Kennedy family.

Date: Nov 4 1997
Looking for Daniel HOLDEN and Mary FITZPATRICK who left Co. Kilkenny for Montreal Quebec around 1820-1840. Their children were: Patrick, James, Pheobe, Margaret. Patrick was born in Quebec.

Date: Nov 4 1997
From: Jim Kitching
Robert DE MONTMORENCY came from Mount Eland near Ballyragget in mid 1800's and settled in Norwich Township , Ontario , Canada. When we visited the old farm at Mount Eland in May of this year , the gentleman who now runs/owns the farm could remember the names William & George DeMontmorency but had no idea where they went. My searches of database surnames has turned up no DeMontmorencies in Ireland. Do you know how I could find out if there are any descendants still living in Ireland and where they might be? Any help would be appreciated.

Date: Nov 4 1997
From: Lori Eggert
BROPHY family of Northern Co. Kilkenny, esp. around townland of Castlemarket, Rosconnell Civil Parish, Ballyragget RC Parish, Fassadinin Barony. John BROPHY b 1812 father of William BROPHY b 1835-38 married 1 Feb 1866 Mary DELANEY (DELANY) b 1840-1841 father John DELANEY. William & Mary's children: Honoria b 27 Aug 1877; John b 21 Nov 1869; Joseph b 28 Oct 1873; Julia b 29 Jul 1879; Mary b 27 nov 1867; Margaret b 20 Aug 1871; Patrick b 7 Mar 1875. Joseph BROPHY b 28 Oct 1873 emm. to Philadelphia, PA 1891 and married Margaret O'DONNELL on 7 Jun 1899 in Philadelphia. Other Castlemarket area BROPHY likely related are: Patrick b abt 1845 Timothy b bef 1845. Please E-mail Lori Eggert at

Date: Nov 2 1997
From: Jeffrey Palmer
Looking for information about my g-g-grandmother, Susan CODY, b. 7 Feb. 1835 in County Kilkenny. She and her mother, Ann, came to the US in the 1840's. I have no information on the father of Susan. I wondered if he died in Ireland. Is anyone looking for Cody's of Kilkenny?

Date: Nov 01 1997
From: David Grant
GRANT family in co Kilkenny I would be interested to hear from anyone researching the GRANT family in Kilkenny. The GRANT's are all descended from a Norman knight who landed there in 1169. There were three GRANT families in IVERK BARONY in southern Kilkenny, until Cromwell confiscated their land in 1660. Some fled to France, some to Tipperary, but most remained in Co Kilkenny. Even today most GRANTs in the Irish phone book are in the Iverk area.

Date: Oct 25 1997
From: Cathy Rossing
James COSTELLO(E) and his wife Margaret returned to Ireland from the USA between 1910 and 1913. James had a sister, Julia, who married Michael BARRETT (from Kilkenny). Julia and Michael are my great grandparents. I know that James & Julia's parents were both named COSTELLO(E) but can't find the names right now so will add. Michael BARRETT's parents were Patrick BARRETT and Margaret FITZGERALD. All were from Ballymahon? or as someone wrote here, Ballymountain?? Both Michael BARRETT and James COSTELLO(E) were in California (1860 census) before their wives. I do not have any data on where they married. If anyone knows of COSTELLO(E)s or BARRETTs etc. would be most appreciative of information. There were also some BARRETT relatives who went to Chicago but have not tried to trace that avenue yet. Also, the name CARROLL appears but do not know the connection yet. Thanks for taking the time to read and possibly answer my query.

Date: Oct 25 1997
Searching for any information pertaining to Michael HAMILTON, born approx. 1860, died approx. 1925, resident of Ballygub (Inistioge), Kilkenny. Married to Mary (maiden: DUNNE), parents of Margaret, Mary, Catherine, John and Annie, born during years 1887-1900. Daughters Mary and Catherine emigrated to United States, approx. 1907, settling in Chicago, Illinois.
Also looking for information pertaining to James GRACE, resident of Kilkenny. Married to Mary (maiden: AYLWARD), parents of Johanna, John, James, Mary, Michael, Richard, and possibly one other male child. Children born beginning in (approx.) 1887; many emigrated to United States, settling in Chicago, Illinois. Any information greatly appreciated; please forward to

Date: Oct 23 1997
From: David Waight
KENNA - We have done much research on this and associated families, all from around Castlecomer and Ballyragget after a visit there last year, and much help from the Kik. Archealogical Society. This is merely to register our interest, but if we can exchange information would greatly appreciate it. We are interested too in finding out more on the history of that area, particularly Castlecomer
Regards, David Waight

Date: Oct 23 1997
From: Carole Brennan
According to our records, Michael BYRNE was born in Kilkenny in 1798 and left for America in 1852, apparently as a result of the Famine. Michael had married Margaret (?) and they had three children bfore they left Ireland; Josephine, who married FORAN - Elizabeth who married CAHILL - and John. They had one more son Patrick after arriving in the States. He eventually imiigrated through Pennsylvania, and settled in Zanesville, Ohio where he retired from the railroad.
Any information on this would be appreciated.

Date: Oct 15 1997
From: Carole Brennan
Searching for ancestors of Thomas William BRENNAN, born to Patrick and Mary (TOBIN) BRENNAN, 1809 in Knockdeen, Townland of Castelwarren, Parish of Clara, County Kilkenny. Had one sister, Julia. Married Bridget DWYER, 14 Feb 1832, at Church of the Assumption, Parish of Paulstown, County Kilkenny. Bridget died in Ireland approximately 1849. Thomas and 7 children (Julia, Martin, John, Patrick, Bridget, James & Nicholas) immigrated to Watertown NY in 1852, then moved to Chatfield MN, 1855. Thomas d. 20 Jun 1885, Chatfield MN.
Does anyone have further info on Patrick and Mary (Tobin) Brennan and Bridget Dwyer? Will share any info I have.

Date: Oct 14 1997
From: David A. Darguzis
Searching for information on Hugh JAMASON (JAMESON) born in County Kilkenny in 1810 married Catherine BUTLER from county Armagh and emmigrated to the United States in 1847 during the famine. They emmigrated with their children Mary Jamason, Anna Jamason, Samuel Jamason and Teresa Jamason. I am not sure if the spelling of the name was changed upon arrival. They arrived in Albany New York and eventually settled in Milton Township (currently Wheaton, Illinois, USA) any information would be greatly appreciated

Date: Oct 14 1997
From: Jim Kitching
Can you point me in the right direction? I am searching two names. James NESBITT of Drumragh Parish, Omagh, County Tyrone, emigrated to Canada in mid 1850's and settled in Huron County. He was born around 1829. Also Robert DEMONTMORENCY of Mount Eland, Ballyragget, Kilkenny emigrated to Canada about 1860 - 1870 (He appears on the 1871 Canadian Census) as a resident of Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. If you have any information on the above two gentlemen or anyone else has contacted you regarding them , please email me at Many thanks, Jim Kitching

Date: Oct 13 1997
From: George C Corcoran, Jr
I am interested in info on arrival in US, parents, any brothers and sisters, exact dob and pob of my great-grand father John CORCORAN, dob about 1829 in Kilkenny county, Ireland . Married to Anna STACK in Philadelphia, Pa. May 27, 1860. They had 3 children: John Martin dob 09/21/1861-died 09/23/1864; Catherine dob 04/07/1863-died 09/30/1864; Joseph Aloysius-dob 02/02/1869-died 1930s. Joseph married Catherine Philomena CONCANNON (dob 02/18/1869-died 11/09/1921) on 11/25/1896 in Phila.,Pa. They had 8 children; Kathryn de Sales; Joseph Aloysius Jr.; Isabella Anna; George Concannon- dob 06/20/1903-died 08/17/77 (my father); also Anna Maria; Edward Joseph; Francis; and Dorothy Mary. John CORCORAN owned and operated a shipping and stevedore Co.: The Furness Withy Line at Philadelphia port in late 1800s. He died at home-217 Delancey Street, Phila.,Pa.

Date: Oct 3 1997
From: James Kirby
Looking for information on Thomas Patrick KIRBY born about April 1807. He cane to New Brunswick, Canada in 1831. The 1851 census of New Brunswick says he came from Kilkenny. I don't know yet if this was where he was born or if this is where he boarded the ship. In the census he is listed as a shipwright.

Date: Oct 1 1997
From: Jim Wyman
Looking for information on the parents and siblings of John KNOX, born 1819 in County Kilkenny, probably in the Townland of Melville,near Kilmacow and Mullinivat. John came to McHenry, IL, USA in 1850, died in 1887. Parents may be Thomas and Mary KNOX since John's oldest children were named Thomas and Mary.
Also looking for information on the parents and male siblings of Michael and James DOHERTY, identical twin brothers born in 1826 in County Kilkenny in the same area as the Knoxes.
Finally, any information on the family of Michael and Ellen NOONAN would be appreciated. The DOHERTYS left Kilkenny in 1849 and 1851, with the NOONANS departing in 1853. All settled in McHenry, Illinois in an area called "The Irish Prairie" because of all the Kilkenny Irish. Other Kilkenny Irish who came to McHenry include families of Sutton, Phalin, Frisby, Wall, Walsh, and Cleary.

Subject: Kilkenny Ireland Qeury - Patrick O'REGAN
Date: Sep 2 1997
From: Melvin Proctor
Patrick O'REGAN was born in Kilkenny County, Ireland in March 1861. He left Ireland for the United States in about 1876 at a young age. He lived in New York before moving to Galveston, Texas. He married Margeret Ellen REAGAN IN 1884. HE died Sep 6 1901 in Galveston. He is the Grandfather of my wife Rita and we are interested in contacting his family in Ireland.

Date: Aug 13 1997
Donna Binsted
Date: Tue. Aug. 13, 1997 Researching descendents of William TAYLOR, born 1815 in Kilkenny, Ireland. Went to Pennsylvania U.S.A. in 1927 and to CANADA in 1837. Settled in St. Vincent Township, Grey County, Ontario in 1854. Married Margaret JOHNSON ( of Irish parentage) and had 9 children. His son Wilbert was my grandfather. Contact Donna Binsted at     Meaford, Ontario, Canada

Date: Jul 12 1997
Matt Emerson
Researching this family who were farmers at Bawnemore, County Kilkenny: BYRNE, John bo ca 1790 m BROPHY, Anastasia: their son BYRNE, Edward bo ca 1815 m BOW, Mary; their daughter BYRNE, Mary bo 1838 m O'REILLY, John Joseph. Mary Bow's parents were Ellen PURCELL and John Bow.

Date: Jul 1,1997
Contact: Matt Emerson
The BYRNE family immigrated to the USA in 1854. Mary BYRNE's siblings were Edward, John, Richard, Laurence, Margaret who married Peter M. HOLMES. NEW YORK was first USA location. 1865- 1870 several of the BYRNE family went to goldfields in CALIFORNIA and NEVADA and in 1890's came to MONTANA. Please write to: Kathleen O'Reilly Emerson 706 3rd Ave. E., #9 Polson, MT 59860 USA or e-mail

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