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I have recently discovered that Bravenet is now limiting the number of messages that can be stored in their message forum archives. We were about to exceed that limit, and may very well have lost a few messages since they implemented this change. However, I also discovered that the messages in the forum had been quite messed up by Bravenet and we exceeded the limit because they had duplicated a significant number of messages. I apologize for this inconvenience. In order to avoid any further problems of this sort, I have downloaded all the oldest messages that were stored on Bravenet that were posted in 2001, and have added these Message Archives pages to the site. There is now plenty of room for new messages. These downloaded messages have been divided into two categories, those queries related to specific family name(s) and those messages that were requesting general information about Southern New England resources or research topics. Family messages are listed alphabetically by the primary family name or first name listed in the case where multiple names are mentioned. General queries are filed by the date on which they were posted.

 

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Subject: BEGLEY/OBRIEN 
Name: Betty 
Date Posted: Jun 19, 01 - 4:33 PM 
Email: bettynewland@hotmail.com
Message: Hi I am looking for information about the Begley and OBrien families who lived in Cranston, RI. Thomas Begley married Johannah OBrien in 1855 in West Warwick. Thomas was the son of Patrick Begley. Johannah, daughter of William OBrien. Patrick's brother John also lived in Cranston. Thank you 
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Subject: Ellen Brown ~~Bristol, Rhode Island 
Name: Judith Lamb 
Date Posted: Dec 27, 01 - 9:30 AM 
Email: JudArt44@rcn.com
Message: Searching for information on ELLEN BROWN. She married JOHN PHAIR or FAIR. ELLEN may have been from Ireland. ELLEN and JOHN lived in Bristol, Rhode Island where their son William was born in 1885. There was another child (male) who later moved to PA. Son WILLIAM later married (1)Virginia (nee?),and (2) Catherine H. Murray from Canada. They later moved to Dedham, MA. Any help is very much appreciated, thank you, Judith. 
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Subject: Burns, Rush, Harrison, & Burke 
Name: Barbara Crook 
Date Posted: Nov 24, 01 - 11:34 AM 
Email: barbara.crook1@ntlworld.com
Message: I am looking for decendants of the above families, they emigrated from Oldham, Lancashire. (My Home) about 1890 to 1905
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Subject: Clancy family in Fall River 
Name: stacy broussard 
Date Posted: Oct 29, 01 - 6:49 AM 
Email: monkis1@msn.com
Message: Wondering if anyone has any info on the Clancy family that lived in Fall River in the late 1800's. I have a photo of a horse drawn funeral procession that was taken in front of the livery stable that they owned. I was told that somehow they are ancestors but I don't know the connection. My dad was born in Fall River in 1932. Names for possible connections are Gienty(my maiden name) Rabideau, LaMere
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Subject: Dennis Cullen married Mary Dean from Quebec parents Thomas & Catherine (Meahan) Dean
Name: Arlene(Cullen) Claflin 
Date Posted: Jul 6, 01 - 12:32 PM 
Email: chara181@aol.com
Message: Trying to find relatives of Mary Dean Cullen .Her parents were Thomas & Catherine Meahan Dean She came from Quebec, & had 7 siblings ,many in the Prov. area . 
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Subject: Mary Cullen, Fall River 
Name: Carla Phillips 
Date Posted: Jul 2, 01 - 7:54 AM 
Email: CNLRUDOLPH@WEBTV.NET
Message: Searching for any information on Mary Cullen b) Ireland about 1859. Father is Edward, Mother is Mary. She married William Henry Lyne in Fall River on 11 July 1872. She had 10 children,and died 18 Sept 1898 Fall River, and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetary,Fall River. The children are 1)Elizabeth Agnes 2)Ester 3) Catherine Veronica 4) Sarah 5)James 6) Alice 7) Edward of Swansea 8) Bertha 9)George 10) Grace
Any information regarding any of this family, please contact me. Thank you so much. Carla Phillips
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Subject: Dodge & Cahill/ Malden,Ma. 
Name: Linda (Dodge) Boland 
Date Posted: Aug 5, 01 - 3:46 AM 
Email: BigMamaXXL@aol.com
Message: Looking for any info on Gladen Dodge:born 1895;died 12/12/1953; and wife Delia Cahill: born 11/18/1894;died 2/06/1972....both are buried at St. Mary's Cem, Lawrence, Ma. They had two sons Daniel Laurence and Kevin Paul (I think that's his name) Gladen, my grandfather was very secretive about his family, wouldn't talk about them, worked for B&M railroad and would take the runs to Maine so he could visit some family up there but wouldn't say who they were. Cannot find anymore info on him, and my dad didn't even know who his grandparents were. Delia and Gladen lived in Maolden Ma where her family was from....any help would be very much appreciated. I have hit a brick wall.....HELP!!!
Linda (Dodge) Boland 
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Subject: Fallon - From Rhode Island to Minnesota 
Name: Maggie Fallon Decowski 
Date Posted: Jun 19, 01 - 6:01 AM 
Email: decowskim@moss-barnett.com
Message: I am researching the Fallon family who emigrated from County Roscommon, Ireland in the beginning of 1800. They settled in and around Harrisville and Burrilville, Rhode Island. My great-grandfather, John Fallon, came to Minnesota sometime around 1850-1860. Any information would be appreciated. 
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Subject: Fay/Fahey, Mary 
Name: Daryl DeNomme 
Date Posted: Oct 13, 01 - 9:34 PM 
Email: Rockdigger@aol.com
Message: My grandmother was Mary M Fay, born 20 May 1884 in Providence to Michael and Mary(Reagan) Fay. Can't find Michael and Mary in 1900 Providence Census. Can't verify birth. RI doesn't have birth record. Mary married 1903 in St. Annes,Fall River to Oscar DeNomme. Mary was living at 324 or 380 County in FR at time of marriage. Can't find her in 1900 census in FR. Anybody have any ideas on where to look next?
Thanks,Daryl
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Subject: Gayton of Tipperary Ireland 
Name: Falcon 
Date Posted: Jul 9, 01 - 1:25 PM 
Email: RoJayEnt@aol.com
Message: Sure now and I wish the was a four leaf clover to choose as an image, but you can't loose by going with the smilly face.
Alright.. I am looking for the descendants and/or Ancestors of John Gayton. His parents were Thomas & (??? ???)Gayton of Tipperary, Ireland, I believe that Thomas had a brother named Patrick Gayton who finally settled in New Brunswick and has descendants in Maine... 
Thomas was born abt 1750, we believe in Tipperary Ireland somewhere. He had two families, the first with Eleanor he had eight children, the youngest was Thomas, born abt 1875, and died in 1858 at 67 years old. this in my branch of the first Thomas's family. The second family we have no knowledge of the second wife's name, and the first ofspring of this branch was John. In 1816, he left Ireland at an early age and stayed with his half-brother Thomas, in Argyle Nova Scotia, It seemed for a while he was planning to stay there and completed a bargin for some land adjoining his brother's land. He stayed 6 years and then abandoned his plans and moved to New York, and then settled in Pensylvania.
NOW, he had a brother or maybe a half brother with a family living in Boston Massachusetts at about 1840... This is the one I am really interested in learning about.
If he was a brother he would be born after 1791 in Ireland. if a half brother then he would of course have to be born pre 1791.
THanks for reading this and if you have any clues that I could follow, I would appreciate it very much.
Falcon
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Subject: Re: Gayton of Tipperary Ireland 
Name: Carla Phillips 
Date Posted: Jul 11, 01 - 11:46 AM 
Email: CNLRUDOLPH@WEBTV.NET
Message: Hi Falcon....I find a few "Gayton" marriages in RI. I do hope they help.
Joseph W.H.Gayton/Sarah F Sisson 17 Sept 1866
Sarah B Gayton/George G.Bell 27 Nov 1889
Eva F. Gayton/Fredrick S.Hall 27 Feb 1888
Archibald C.Gayton/Ada M. Arnold 1 May 1898
Andrew E.Gayton/Minna Quast 26 Oct 1898
Bertha B.Gayton/Allen C.Smith 22 Feb 1898
Grace E.Gayton/Edwin D. Robbins 12 Mar 1891
Wm.H.Gayton/Elnora Dorrance 5 Sept 1910
Dora N.Gayton/Joseph H.Lenzen 23 Oct 1901

Hope this helps in your search...Carla Phillips
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Subject: Re: Gayton, Spinney, Goodwin & Curley 
Name: Falcon 
Date Posted: Jul 9, 01 - 12:55 PM 
Email: RoJayEnt@aol.com
Message:
I will try once more, the first time I hit the wrong button and it went of Blank... the second I wrote what Information I had, and all that was in it was "That's where they lived..."
First I have little info on Katheline Curley, other than she married Lynford B. Goodwin in 1905, and in 1906 her first born Hugh Lynford Goodwinn was born. I believe her to be born around 1975-1985, that would make her 26 at the birth of Hugh but that is all guess work, the 1905 is the only won that is recorded.
Any help would be very much appreciated,
Falcon
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Replying to: 
Falcon,
You did not name any places of residence for any of these families. Where did they live? The name Curley is certainly often seen in the RI/MA area. With more specific info we can keep an eye out for them in our searching.
Sue
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Subject: Lynford B Goodwin, Hugh Lynford Goodwin & Katherine Curley 
Name: Falcon 
Date Posted: Jul 9, 01 - 1:02 PM 
Email: RoJayEnt@aol.com
Message: Lynford B. Goodwin Married Katherine Curley in 1905 and gave birth to Hugh Lynford Goodwin in 1906. I have been searching for these for a while and would like to hear about people, Descnedants of the Goodwin and both ancestors and Descendants of her and her family.
Any help would be accepted with thanks,
Falcon
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Subject: Re: Re: Gayton, Spinney, Goodwin & Curley 
Name: Falcon 
Date Posted: Jul 9, 01 - 12:45 PM 
Email: RoJayEnt@aol.com
Message: Now I have very little on Katherine Curley, she married (1905) Lynford B. Goodwin, my Info tells me she was "of Massachusetts". Linford, was formally of Argyle, Nova Scotia but now of Massachusetts... his Father Nathan Goodwin (b. September 20, 1855). Their birth dates were some where between 1875 & 1885. I hope this helps, of the ancestors of Lynford I got lot's of Info. but she was mentioned only once, and in there they mentioned her son: Hugh Lynford (b. Oct.4th, 1906). 
Any help on Lynford or Katherine, would be greatly appreciated.
Falcon
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Replying to: 
Falcon,
You did not name any places of residence for any of these families. Where did they live? The name Curley is certainly often seen in the RI/MA area. With more specific info we can keep an eye out for them in our searching.
Sue
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Subject: Re: hefferon/heffron 
Name: roger f. beaulieu 
Date Posted: Jul 3, 01 - 8:23 AM 
Email: rogerrfb@aol.com
Message: 
dear sue, thank you for your response, but i don't believe it is part of my HEFFERON/HEFFRON family. my grandfather and his father/mother settled in lawrence, mass. i have found timothy, my greatgrandfather's grave stone, but with no dates on it. his brother frank, settled in lowell. frank had no children that i know of, my great=grandfather, timothy had two sons, my grandfather, christopher and his brother, frank. the family stayed in the lawrence/lowll area, whic is north of boston, on the merrimack river. lawrence and lowell were mill towns, where both brother's worked. thank you for answering my query.
roger
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Replying to: 
Roger, In St. Francis Cemetery in Taunton MA (about 35 miles south of Boston) there is a gravestone for the family of Patrick Heffren 1831-1911, and his wife Margaret Toomey 1844-1926. Also a son John T. Heffren 1883-1965, plus some other family members of John. Any connection?
I believe there is another headstone "Heffren" that looks newer. It is in a section of the cemetery that we have not completed yet. But we will be going back to finish soon.
Sue
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Subject: Herberts from R.I. and Ireland 
Name: John Paul 
Date Posted: Jan 4, 02 - 10:27 PM 
Email: Lowmount@aol.com
Message: Trying to trace descendants of Patrick Herbert. Found him in 1880 R.I. census with Jane (wife), John J., Mary A., Margaret. James, Annie, Lecia (I think)and Ellen. I know they subsequently moved to Cambridgeport. I would be grateful for any leads.
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Subject: Kehoe/Kehew in Salem MA 
Name: Blaine 
Date Posted: Jun 17, 01 - 2:44 PM 
Email: boconnel@execpc.com
Message: Roger McKEOUGH/KEOUGH married Jane MacNAMARRA ca 1830 poss. in co. Tipperary. Children were Anne b ca 1830, Sarah b ?, James born ca 1837 and Cornelius b ca 1843. Cornelius KEOUGH arrived in Boston MA in 1858 and by 1860 was in Collingwood Ont. James arrived in Massachusetts ca 1860, served in the Civil War, and married Alice O'BRIEN in Salem MA in 1865. Cornelius moved to Salem ca 1870 and married Hanaorah LYNCH in Salem in 1870. The names KEHOE and then KEHEW were used by James and Cornelius. Any information would be
sincerely appreciated by B. O'Connell at boconnel@execpc.com
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Subject: Patrick Lynch of Fall River MA 
Name: Chris 
Date Posted: Jul 2, 01 - 6:32 PM 
Email: jcsilvia@hotmail.com
Message: Looking for Information & Descendants of Patrick Lynch who married Bridget Duffy. He was born in Ireland approx 1861. Died in Fall River MA in 1932. Was a fireman. Had the following children: Margaret, Mary Agnes, James, John, Theresa, Francis and Florence. They lived on Bedford St in Fall River MA in 1900.
Thanks
Chris
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Subject: Re: RE: Patrick Lynch of Fall River MA 
Name: Anonymous 
Date Posted: Jul 28, 01 - 8:53 AM 
Message: ANNA LYNCH, b. March 16, 1859 Ireland, came to Fall River MA when she was 6 years old; was living in Chicago 1880 Census as a servant; married Andrew O'Donnell around 1881-1883. Their children were given the following names: Elizabeth Ann "Bessie", John, Mary Ellen, Martin, and Mary Agnes (my grandmother). Anna didn't tell anyone about the names of any family members, only that she went to Mass in Ireland in a cave/underground before coming to the US. 
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Subject: Re: Re: RE: Patrick Lynch of Fall River MA 
Name: Chris 
Date Posted: Sep 6, 01 - 6:01 PM 
Email: jcsilvia@hotmail.com
Message: Is this Anna Lynch related(maybe a sister) to my Patrick Lynch that I am researching????????????????
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Subject: Maguire from Fermanagh Ireland, Slafter/Slater, Money, Lewis, Davis, 
Name: Arlan Maguire 
Date Posted: Oct 11, 01 - 7:31 AM
Email: agmaguire@aol.com
Message: I have extensive information on a Maguire line that was in Warwick, East Greenwich, and Exeter RI as early as 1749/50
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Subject: mahoney, lally, mchale, kelley, stuart, rooney, moran, shea, kennedy, lennon, cannon 
Name: gini 
Date Posted: Jun 19, 01 - 6:31 AM 
Email: stardust@boo.net
Message: hi, all the names listed in the subject are surnames i am researching. they are all basically from the boston, ma area born between 1826 and 1865. i know these names immigrated from ireland during the famine years, kennedy, mcdonough, mahoney. if you are searching these names too perhaps you would like to exchange info and see if we converge.

Subject: Re: mahoney, lally, mchale, kelley, stuart, rooney, moran, shea, kennedy, lenno 
Name: gini Date Posted: Jun 19, 01 - 6:33 AM 
Email: stardust@boo.net
Message: 
names that didn't make it into the subject line are, lennon and cannon.
gini
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Subject: INFORMATION 
Name: maryan 
Date Posted: Oct 29, 01 - 3:07 PM 
Email: maresey019!@aol.com 
Message: would like any information about Maloney, Montague, Sullivan, Clinton all from Fall River, MA 
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Subject: Martin family of County Monaghan & MA, CT, RI 
Name: Al Rose 
Date Posted: Jun 23, 01 - 11:14 AM 
Email: AlRose509@aol.com 
Message: Folks, check my web site for more on this family at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=butchrose
Here are the 1st 4 generations:
Edward MARTIN Born: Bet. 1750 to 1770 Parish of Killanny, Co Monahan Ireland Emigration: 1824 Port of Boston Died: 15 Feb 1837 Boston area of MA . Burial: Bunker Hill cemetery. 
.. +Catherine "McMann" MCMAHON Died: (unknown)she come to USA ???
thier children:
. 2 Bridget MARTIN Born: Ireland Died: Ireland
..... +??? 
..... 3 Mary UNKNOWN Born: Bet. 1800 to 1820 County Monaghan, Ireland Died: in Chelsea, MA 
......... +??? LINES
. 2 Margaret MARTIN Born: Unknown Died: Unknown Probably Lowell, MA
..... +??? LONG 
. 2 Mary MARTIN died: of NYC 
..... +??? MCCLEY
. 2 Michael MARTIN (wife unknown) Died: 1840 in Boston area, MA 
..... 3 Catherine MARTIN Died: Charleston, MA 
......... +Terrence MCELHENNEY 
......... 4 Mary MCELHENNEY
......... 4 William MCELHENNEY 
. 2 Bryan MARTIN Born: 15 May 1799 Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland Emigration: 3 Jun 1826 Port of Boston Died: 17 Mar 1865 Charlestown, MA Burial: Bunker Hill cemetery 
..... +Catherine MCMAHON of Cty Monaghan 
..... 3 Elizabeth MARTIN 
Born: Abt. 1823 County Monaghan, Ireland Died: 2 Jul 1873 Boston, MA 
Burial: Calvary cemetery in Dorchester 
......... +William Coleman TURNER 
......... 4 William Coleman TURNER Born: Abt. 1846 Died: 23 Apr 1895 Chelsea, MA
..... 3 Dennis MARTIN Born: Abt. 1825 Ireland Died: 30 Aug 1898 Pawtucket, RI, USA Burial: 1898 Old St Mary's in Pawtucket 
......... +Agnes D. LAFFERTY Born: Feb 1825 Glasgow, Scotland Emigration: 1831 Scotland? 
Father: Daniel Lafferty Mother: Agnes Boyle 
Died: 11 Mar 1907 Pawtucket, RI, USA 
Burial: 1907 Old St Mary's in Pawtucket 
......... 4 Catherine E. MARTIN 
Born: Abt. Aug 1850 Pawtucket, RI Died: 4 Aug 1928 Pawtucket, RI, USA 
Burial: #1232 Mount Saint Mary 
............. +James W. LARKIN 
Born: Abt. 1844 Pawtucket, RI, USA Married: 5 Sep 1876 St Mary's Church, Pawtucket, RI Father: Thomas Henry Larkin Mother: Ellen McGough Died: 11 Feb 1907 Pawtucket, RI, USA 
Burial: 12 Feb 1907 #1232 Mount Saint Mary 
......... 4 Agnes T. MARTIN Born: Bet. 1851 to 1852 Pawtucket Village, North Providence, Providence, RI Died: 20 Apr 1930 Providence, Rhode Island
............. +Robert M. MURRAY Born: Abt. 1848 Providence, RI Married: 1 Jul 1879 Pawtucket, RI Died: 28 Jun 1922 Providence, Rhode Island
......... 4 Mary Ann MARTIN 
Born: 12 Dec 1854 Pawtucket, RI, USA Died: 24 Nov 1856 Pawtucket, RI, USA
......... 4 Dennis B. MARTIN Born: 22 Apr 1858 Pawtucket, Bristol, MA Died: 30 Apr 1913 Possibly New Haven, CT
............. +Genevieve "Jane" WHELPLEY Born: Unknown Died: Unknown 
......... 4 Thomas E. MARTIN Born: Jul 1864 Pawtucket, RI Died: 25 Apr 1911 Pawtucket, RI Burial: Old St Mary's in Pawtucket 
..... 3 Thomas MARTIN Born: Abt. 1830 MA Died: 30 Mar 1905 Cambridge, MA 
Burial: 1 Apr 1905 Old Cambridge City Cemetery 
......... +Mary UNKNOWN
..... 3 James MARTIN Born: Abt. 1831 Boston, MA Died: 14 Mar 1904 Chelsea, MA Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery 
......... +Bridget MCCULPHER Born: Bet. 1840 to 1842 Ireland Married: 20 Feb 1868 Chelsea, MA Father: Lawrence McCulpher Mother: Mary Unknown Died: 28 Mar 1903 Chelsea, MA 
......... 4 Catherine Agnes MARTIN 
Born: 12 Mar 1869 Boston, MA Died: 1875 
......... 4 Mary Elsebeth MARTIN 
Born: 5 Aug 1870 Boston, MA Died: 1 Oct 1876 MA 
......... 4 Ellken Frances MARTIN 
Born: 15 Jan 1876 Boston, MA Died: 3 Jul 1891 MA 
......... 4 James Thomas MARTIN 
Born: 15 Feb 1877 Boston, MA 
..... 3 Edward MARTIN Born: Abt. 1835 Ireland Died: 31 Jan 1897 Pawtucket, RI Burial: Old St Mary's on Pine Street 
......... +Catherine UNKNOWN Born: Abt. 1835 Ireland Died: 27 Jul 1894 Pawtucket, RI Burial: Old St Mary's on Pine Street 
......... 4 Thomas F. MARTIN Born: Abt. 1855 RI Died: 13 Mar 1931 Pawtucket, RI 
Burial: Old St Mary's on Pine Street
......... 4 Mary MARTIN Born: Abt. 1859 RI Died: 14 Apr 1891 Pawtucket, RI Burial: Old St Mary's on Pine Street 
......... 4 Catherine MARTIN Born: Abt. 1865 RI
. 2 Patrick MARTIN Born: Abt. 1802 Died: 21 May 1840 Charleston, MA
..... 3 Edward MARTIN Born: Abt. 1835 Died: 5 Mar 1909 Charleston, MA 
. 2 Thomas MARTIN Born: Abt. 1805 County Monaghan, Ireland Died: 15 Sep 1835 Charleston, MA
. 2 James MARTIN Born: Abt. 1810 Killanny, County Monaghan, Ireland Emigration: 1824 To Boston Died: 12 Aug 1872 Worcester or Barre, MA Burial: St John's in Worcester, NE corner of cemetery
..... +Mary MCMAHON Born: Abt. 1817 Ireland Married: 26 Apr 1843 St John's Church, Worcester, MA Mother: Mary McMahon Died: 26 Dec 1896 Athol, MA Burial: St John's in Worcester, NE corner of cemetery
..... 3 Edward F. MARTIN Born: 28 Jan 1844 Barre, MA Died: 6 Sep 1903 Athol, MA Burial: St John's RC Cemetery, Worcester, MA Military service 1: Bet. 1863 to 1864 Civil War POW Andersonville, SC (14 months) Military service 2: 1862 Enlisted at Barre, MA Military service 3: Bet. 1862 to 1863 Navy boat "Canadagua" 
occupation post-civil war: RC Priest
..... 3 James T. MARTIN Born: Oct 1847 Worcester, MA Died: 15 Aug 1848 Worcester, MA
..... 3 Martha A. MARTIN Born: 17 Dec 1849 baptised by fr. Logan, St John's Worcester, MA Died: 10 Sep 1916 Sommerville, MA Burial: St John's in Worcester, NE corner of cemetery 
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Subject: MAXWELL, New Brunswick>Boston>RI 
Name: Joyce Maxwell 
Date Posted: Jun 24, 01 - 5:36 AM 
Email: jmax745@bigfoot.com
Message: Any information greatly appreciated on the MAXWELL family, originally from New Brunswick, Canada. Of the six sons and daughters of John and Jane (Johnston)Maxwell, two came to the U.S.
John, b. abt. 1855, listed as a printer in the 1871 NB Census.
Eliza(beth?) b. 1840, emigrated to Boston before 1873, probably with John. Eliza(beth?) supposedly married another Maxwell, had a son, and the father died in an accident. She then married William Boyle, a widower with three children. They moved to Providence, where they are buried. Would love to find more info.
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Subject: Andrew McDermott England>Rhode Island 
Name: John E.Doyle 
Date Posted: Jul 21, 01 - 10:40 AM 
Email: jaydee@xtalwind.net
Message: Hi Folks:
I am searching for ANDREW McDERMOTT who left Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, about 1870 (+ or -). He was followed in 1874 by his wife Mary, and children Mary, Margaret, Sarah, and maybe a boy named James. The family settled in Rhode Island. Mary (the wife of Andrew) died in Providence in 1891. Margaret m. John Meledy and died in Providence in 1932. No infromation on other children.
Andrew seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth after leaving England. All help appreciated.
John in Florida 
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Subject: Re: Andrew McDermott England>Rhode Island 
Name: Anonymous 
Date Posted: Aug 13, 01 - 3:56 PM 
Message: 
It would appear that Andrew was gone by 1880. Here is Mary with children in Providence census of 1880:
Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Source:FHLFilm1255213 NationalArchives Film T9-1213 Page 459D 
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Mary MCDERMOT Self F M W 50 ENG Occ: Keeping House Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
James WHITELEY Son M S W 20 ENG Occ: In Cotton Mill Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Mary MCDERMOT Dau F S W 17 ENG Occ: In Cotton Mill Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Margaret MCDERMOTDau F S W 15 ENG Occ: In Cotton Mill Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Sarah MCDERMOT Dau F S W 12 ENG Occ: In Cotton Mill Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
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Subject: Re: Andrew McDermott England>Rhode Island 
Name: John E.Doyle 
Date Posted: Aug 14, 01 - 10:15 AM 
Email: jaydee@xtalwind.net
Message: Thanks to "Anonymous" for the information. You provided an answer to "James", and also other information I was not sure on. Many Thanks. John
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Subject: McManus/Sullivan 
Name: Patricia Tomlinson 
Date Posted: Sep 23, 01 - 2:01 PM 
Email: kevintomlinson1@aol.com
Message: Searching for any realatives of Peter McManus and Mary Sullivan (my great-aunt). She was from Caheragh, West Cork, Ireland and settled in Providence in the 1890's. They married in 1893 and had six children. The family, in Ireland, lost touch in the 1970's after Mary died at the age of 103. 
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Subject: Meledy-Melledy-Mullady and other spellings. 
Name: John E.Doyle 
Date Posted: Jul 21, 01 - 10:28 AM 
Email: jaydee@xtalwind.net
Message: Hi all. Is anyone on this list researching the MELEDY (and various other spellings)line in Rhode Island? Would like to hear from anyone who is.
Thanks.
John in Florida
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Subject: John Mullin of Providence 
Name: Kevin Murphy 
Date Posted: Oct 1, 01 - 5:14 AM 
Email: kmurph@mediaone.net
Message: I'm looking for info on a John Mullin 1851-1916 who lived in the Providence area. He is buried in the Crosby plot at St. Francis Cemetery.
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Subject: Murphy/Smith in MA & CT 
Name: Lillian Brown 
Date Posted: Jun 17, 01 - 6:49 PM 
Email: nv-life@worldnet.att.net
Message: Hi, Hoping someone can help with Children of Robert Murphy and wife Rose Marsh Murphy. I believe all children were born in MA but Robert Jr. moved to CT and worked for a Railroad, died 1950s. Other children included but may not be limited to Martha, Kathleen, Joseph, Mark, Samuel, Frank, possibly Amy. After Rose's death in 1915 the children were sent to various relatives and some of the children legally took the surname Smith. What became of them? Marriages, children, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Subject: Ella S. Murray, Newport, RI, bn 1854, England 
Name: Bruce Dunbar 
Date Posted: Jun 17, 01 - 9:18 PM 
Email: bdunbar@snet.net 
Message: Looking for info on subject. Fed 1900 census, 53 Prospect Hill, Newport, with husband William J. Dunbar and 2 sons William J. Dunbar, Jr. and Joseph H. Dunbar; Odd Fellows home in East Providence 1931-aft 1948. Immigrated from England 1859 or 1867 at either 7 or 14 years.
Thank you in advance.
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Subject: Newman, McConnell 
Name: Barbara 
Date Posted: Jul 1, 01 - 1:22 PM 
Email: Genediger@aol.com
Message: I am new to this forum, although I have been reseraching for all the ancestors for 30 yrs. I am particularly interested in NEWMAN from Ireland @1870 and McCONNELL @1870 to the Providence area. I have amassed a good amount but still need to find PATRICK NEWMAN and his 3 sisters...just where they came from
Thank you all
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Subject: Jeremiah & Catharine (Cummings) Phillips, RI 
Name: Sue 
Date Posted: Oct 14, 01 - 6:00 AM 
Message: Looking for any info and descendants of the family of Jeremiah and Catharine (Cummings) Phillips, married abt 1860. 
Jeremiah, probably the son of John & Ann Phillips, b. Ireland abt 1835, d. Providence RI 1891.
Catharine, daughter of Andrew & Mary (Lanahan) Cummings, b. New Brunswick CAN abt 1837, d. N. Providence 1870.
Children: 
John N., b. abt 1861, ?Warwick
Luke, b. 1863 N. Providence, d. Prov 1893; m. 1881 Bridget M. Moore
Thomas, b. abt 1864, N. Providence?
Andrew, b. abt 1866, N. Providence, d. ?1893 Providence
Francis D. "Frank", b 1868 N. Providence
Mary, b.& d. Oct 1870 N. Providence
Any information would be appreciated. -Sue
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Subject: Researching Phelan/Whelan/Whalen of Fall River, Providence, New Bedford 
I am related to the Edward John Whelan/Phelan and Eleanor Helen (Anna) Roe line in Fall River. Edward's father had the same name but went by John Whelan/Phelan and his wife was Mary Katherin but went by Katherine (she named a daughter after herself). John and Katherine (my grgrandparents) show up in the New Bedford Census for 1900 with children Katherine (born Jan 1877), Patrick H. (born Sept 1878), Julia (born Oct. 1879), Thomas (Born Oct 1881), Eddie (Edward John Whalen my grandfather) (born May 1885). 
Also living in this household was Mary E. (Whalen) Sullivan (born Nov 1872)and her husband, John L. Sullivan (born Mar 1868), children John D.(born Mar 1897, Hannah (born Mar 1898) and Catherine (born Jan 1900). 
Would love to hear from anyone with info and have lots to share!!
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Subject: Re: Researching Phelan/Whelan/Whalen of Fall River, Providence, New Bedford 
Name: Sue 
Date Posted: Jul 14, 01 - 5:55 PM 
Message: Hi Carol, Linda and I went on our first "mission" to St. Mary's cemetery in New Bedford today. It's a large cemetery, and we have only gotten about half way through, but we did find the following:
Edward Whalen (no dates)
his wife Katherine E., 1869-1906
Patrick H. 1877-1948
his wife Elizabeth 1880-1971
Alfred Gibbs 1903-1973
Is this the family?
Also there was these other stones:
John C. Whalon, July 6, 1886-Oct. 7, 1918
"Mother" Mae W. Phelan, 1899-1963
Richard Phelan, 1802-1874
His wife Bridget Phelan, 1817-1907
Ann Phelan, 1841-1913
We'll be going back again soon, and will keep our eyes out for any more.
Sue
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Subject: Richardson, Stevens, Durkin, Finley, Hogg 
Name: Evelyn Ulmer 
Date Posted: Jul 19, 01 - 2:41 PM 
Email: maulmer@
Message: Richardson and Stevens. From Ireland to England about 1850, and to U.S. circa 1870. Cranson area of Providence, then various mill villiages along the Blackstone. (Ashton, Berkley, Manville, etc.) Thomas Richardson Married Ann Stevens in Pawtucket,in 1881. Ann's siblings,John, James, Michael,Mary, Patrick, Dominic, Bridget. Thomas' siblings: John, Alice, Michael
Thomas Richardson married Ann Stevens
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Subject: RILEY 
Name: Joyce Maxwell 
Date Posted: Jun 24, 01 - 5:39 AM 
Email: jmax745@bigfoot.com
Message: Does anyone have any info on Lizzie Riley of Worcester? She had three daughters, and that's all I know. We went to see her when I was little, and my grandmother, Emma Smith Maxwell, said they were cousins, but didn't elaborate. Help!
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Subject: Trying to find SHAW orphans - Fall River
Name: Sue 
Date Posted: Jul 3, 01 - 11:10 AM 
Email: sec@ici.net
Message: Annie Herbert, daughter of Patrick & Ann, married James Shaw in Fall River MA in 1882. They had 6 children: John J. 1883, Hugh 1886, Jane 1888, James 1890, Herbert 1891, & Annie 1893. Sadly Annie Herbert Shaw died in 1894. James kept and cared for the children, but he became ill and died in 1898, leaving the children orphaned. In the 1900 census, Hugh was living with Mrs. Bridget Mitchell on Alden St., and the record stated that he was adopted. James, Jane ("Jennie"), Herbert and Annie were "inmates" at the St. Vincent's Orphan's Home in Fall River. John's whereabouts has not been found in 1900. In 1905, James was living at Bridget Mitchell's with Hugh. In 1906, John joined his two brothers, living at Bridget Mitchell's. Then Mrs. Mitchell died in July 1906, and none of the brothers are again listed in the Fall River City Directories. I have found no clues to help locate the Shaw orphans, or determine what became of them. Only one older cousin remembers that Annie Shaw may have married a man with a name sounding something like "Chanzy" and moved to New Bedford. Any clues or help would be most appreciated!
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Subject: Re: Fr. Hugh Smyth 
Name: Bill Tormey 
Date Posted: Oct 25, 01 - 9:29 AM 
Email: yemrot@juno.com
Message: 
Hope: What's in a name? There was a Reverend Hugh P. Smyth who was Second Pastor of Weymouth in 1869. First Pastor of Sacred Heart, Weymouth 1871-1882 and was instramental in building churches in Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Kingston, Ma. If this should be "your" Father Smyth please drop me an E-mail and I'll see what else I can find out. BILL
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Hope, I have recently found that Fr. Smyth was transferred to St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford MA in 1879.
Sue
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Seek info on Fr. Hugh Smyth, resident of Co. Cavan and first pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Taunton, MA in the mid 1800's. He was a student at St. James College, Cavan according to family lore. He was a friend of Owen Friery, my ggrandfather, both in Ireland and US His name appeared in many marriage records in Taunton area in mid 1800's and in many death records. seek his background and his death record.
Thanks for any leads.
Hope McCaffrey
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Subject: DD Sullivan 
Name: maryan 
Date Posted: Oct 29, 01 - 3:04 PM 
Email: maresey019!@aol.com
Message: I was wondering if anyone could tell me what happened to DD Sullivan Funeral Home? Did he have any children and if so what were their names?
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Subject: Re: DD Sullivan 
Name: Fred Almeida, Jr 
Date Posted: Feb 18, 02 - 7:18 AM 
Email: FA253@aol.com
Message: HI
I must comment you on the great work on your family website, I am doing some research for information on St. Patrick Church in Fall River, and came across the site. 
In comment to the D D Sullivan Funeral Home, I believe (if I have my facts right) the DD sullivan firm was run by Wilfred Driscoll in the 1960's and 1970's untill he became elected MAyor of Fall Rier, MAss. Wilfred later merged with the Waring Funeral Homes in Fall River, Wilfred is still a director with them and I would imagine he can be conatcted for any information regarding the DD Sullivans.
If anyone has information on the Rectories of St Patrick Church on South Main Street Fall River, please advise me.
Regards
Fred Almeida ,JR
A F Almeida & Son Funeral Homes
1309 Globe Street
Fall River, MA
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Subject: Re: Taunton relatives 
Name: Bill Tormey 
Date Posted: Jul 9, 01 - 7:55 AM 
Email: yemrot@juno.com
Message: 
Falcon: Sorry to be so late in replying to you information. The only information I have on Briget is that her father was Thomas Curley and her mother's name was Margaret (no surname). Will keep in touch and let you know if I come up with anything else. By the way, if you haven't visited the tormeyclan site, Michael Tormey runs it and one of his ancestors came over with a priest name Curley. Bye for now. Bill
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Bill, Linda and I were wandering around Taunton yesterday. Found a Bridget Tormey 1876-1951 at St. Joseph Cemetery, buried with Marotte, McGuinness and McMullen. At St. Mary's we found the gravestone of Margaret Heaphy, d. 1866, erected by husband Daniel. Any connections? Sue
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Bridget Curley??? does she have and relatives by the name of Linford B. & Katherine (Curley) Goodwin? see my other posting with all the family history.
May a gentile breeze always caress you face, may you stomach be always full, and the devilk never know where to find you
Thanks 
Falcon
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Try, Try, Again. Sorry my first message was interupted. My Great-grandfather, Patrick and his Wife Bridgit (Curley) arrived in Taunton some time after 1847. Grandfather Patrick was born there and married Elizabeth Heaphy, who was born in Ireland. On searching records, in Taunton, I have found four (4) families of Tormeys but can't find connection with any of them. Sue and Linder: Nice site. Was made aware of it by Marybeth (Tormey) Stevens with whom I have been communicating with for many years. She said she had trouble connecting with your site but I got it on the first try? Will be back in near future and will also try your e-mail addresses. BILL
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Subject: Ireland to MA 1845- 1860 
Name: Kathleen M. Casey 
Date Posted: Jun 17, 01 - 10:14 PM 
Email: k9cat@aol.com 
Message: Hi all, I am trying to find information on all my Irish ancestors. I have Thompsons from Listry, Co. Kerry. The Thompsons went to Palmer, MA, then on to Hingham, MA. Caseys from Co. Cork. Mime is a Francis Casey, he went to Chelsea, MA, to New Hampshire, to Abington, MA. 
Eugene and Catherine McDonald, came to the US, via Portland, MA. They had 14 children children, their youngest daughter Mary McDonald is my great grandmother. They came from Annagh (Anna) Aradrena sp?, County unknown. They settled in Abington, MA.
Reardons amd Dohertys are also in there. I don't have a lot of information on them, but they were living in, or in close proximity to Abington, MA
Any help would be appreciated.
Kathleen Casey
Abington, MA
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