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FROM CONNAUGHT TO NORTH-EAST US THEN SAN FRANCISCO:

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Dorothy O'Connor
To: donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2004 9:06 PM
Subject: Margaret Kelly Gavin

 
My grgrgrandmother was Margaret Kelly and she married Michael Gavin.  I don't know what happened to Michael but   Margaret came to San Francisco with many of her children and they all settled there.  They arrived via Roscommon>Boston>San Francisco.  Her children were Michael, (who stayed in Boston), John (who went to New Hampshire), Patrick (my great grandfather), Margaret, Mary, James, Bridget and Thomas. Patrick married Ellen Griffin who was from Rahara right near to Knockcrogery from which the Gavin clan came.  All of these last sibs are buried in Holy Cross in Colma, Ca.  Does anyone know of a Kelly family with a daughter Margaret who married a Gavin  in Roscommon and immigrated to America?  We have been looking for many years and can't come up with even a clue.  Margaret was in Boston by mid 1850s.  We think she was born around 1800.  They came to California in 1859/60.  It is possible that there was a son Peter Gavin who might have stayed in Ireland. That name keeps popping up in the Knockcroghery area at the same time that my family was there. Thanks.  Dorothy O'Connor

 


I am looking for the parents of;

 Lizzie (Elizabeth?) Kelly born Mass. abt 1857
James Kelly born Mass. abt 1866
Maggie (Margaret Kelly born about 1855 Mass.

I believe that both parents were dead before the 1880 census as all three
were living with Maggie's husband Edwin Spencer in Worcester Mass. The census
shows that the parents were both born Ireland.

Thank you for you interest.

John


I am looking for information, especially parentage and
place of birth in Ireland, for Francis G. KELLY. He
was first sighted in the US in Suffolk County, MA in
1860, married to Mary GLENNON, with a babya daughter,
Mary KELLY. Mary and Francis had two more children in
MA, Robert Emmett KELLY (1862) and Thomas Francis
KELLY(1864), and then moved to Chicago by 1870. In
Chicago, three more children were born, John (1866),
Kate, or Annie, unsure of the official name(1868) and
then William(1872). Sometime between 1872 and 1880,
Francis G. KELLY died. The family moved to East St.
Louis by 1890. I have lost track of the entire family
but Thomas Francis, who died in 1904. The only info I
have gleaned from census records on Francis is that he
and his parents and his wife were born in Ireland and
his approximate birth year is 1825-1830. If anyone has
any info on these KELLYS: Francis G, Mary, Robert
Emmett, John, William, and Kate/Annie, please contact
me! If we are kin, I have PICTURES of all of the
children in the 1880s.


DONEGAL, WALTHAM, MA

07/05/04

Hello all,
      Although  I have been a member of this list for about 4 years, I never
had enough information to submit to 'Your Most Wanted Kelly"!

       Just a few month ago, I discovered my Greatgrandmother, MARY KELLY,
was born ABT. 1828, in Donegal, Ireland.
Her father was JAMES KELLY  of Donegal, and her mother was ELLEN McCUSKER,
also of Donegal.

       MARY KELLY  married RICHARD GORMAN     [perhaps of Limerick or
Kilkenny] about 1846, however PLACE of marriage, and DATE/PLACE  of entry to
US are unknown, at this time.  Possible places might be  Charlestown, MA; 
Belmont, MA.  and eventually, WALTHAM, MA where RICHARD GORMAN, and several
children are buried, later in the century, in Calvary Cemetery.

Also, RICHARD GORMAN'S mother was JOHANNA [Mirtell] GORMAN,  who died at 99
years of age and is also buried in WALTHAM, MA. She was also from "IRELAND".
     Mary [Kelly] Gorman, was a STRONG woman.  She buried several children,
while her husband was living, then her husband , who died in 1888, in
Waltham, Massachusetts, and several adult/ unmarried children after that.

     Kate 'KELLY' Gorman, my GRANDMOTHER, was born in Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS,
 on February 10, 1871. 

    I have no more information on the KELLY family,  or the GORMAN family.

    Does anyone have any KELLY's of DONEGAL, IRELAND, who might have come to
MASSACHUSETTS  around 1845 or before?

      I don't know if any KELLY'S  besides MARY KELLY came to the United
States, BUT a JAMES KELLY[FATHER/OR UNCLE]   was a Godfather to their FIRST
child, MARY KELLY [ who was born in Cambridge, MA in 1848. ]

         I think I included too much this time, but if anyone can sort
through it, I would love to hear from you;                            Thanks,
Lyn Walton 
                                                                             
 mkateriw@aol.com


From Liscannor, Ireland


From: <Inkyalfie@aol.com
To: <IRL-CLARE-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2000 7:56 PM
Subject: [CLARE] (no subject)

      I am seeking to know about my family, the Kelly family of Liscannor.
 Following is information about my grandparents, Patrick Kelly (Liscannor)
and
 Annie Dunleavy (Ballyea Inagh), who emigrated to the US. and married in
 Cambridge, Massachusetts June 2,1915, as well as my great grandparents,
 Patrick Kelly and Ellen Considine.

  Grandfather
  Patrick J. Kelly
  Father:  Patrick Kelly
  Mother:  Ellen Kelly
  Date of Birth:  May 1, 1887
  Parish:  Liscannor
  Informant:  Ellen Kelly mother Lishune
  Source of this record: Courthouse, Ennis

  Grandmother
  Anne Dunleavy
  Father:  Michael Dunleavy
  Mother:  Bridget Dunleavy
  Date of Birth: February 18, 1887
  Parish:  Inagh and Kilnamona
  Informant:  Mary Halloran Present at Birth Upper Ballyea
  Source of this record:  Courthouse, Ennis

  Great Grandfather
  Patrick Kelly
  Father:  ?
  Mother:  ?
  Date of Birth:?
  Parish:  Liscannor (?)

  Great Grandmother
  Ellen Considine
  Father:  ?
  Mother:  ?
  Date of Birth:  ?
  Parish:  Liscannor (?)

     The brothers and sisters of my grandfather Patrick Kelly were:
Bridget;
 John (Sean Baun); Martin; Mary; Katie; Annie; James; Michael; Thomas;
 Jeremiah; Austin; Margaret; and Lizzie (Lizzie owned a variety store in
 Lisdoonvarna which she managed until shortly before her death in 1989).
 Thomas Kelly, who today lives in Ardnahea, Liscannor, is the son of
Michael
 Kelly, grandfather's brother.  Listed in Griffiths Valuation 1855 is
Thomas
 Kelly farming at Ballyfaudeen in 1840, who is possibly my ancestor.  I'd
 appreciate hearing from anyone related or anyone who knows anything of the
 Kelly family of Liscannor.  I hope the details didn't bore you too much.
I
 include them in hopes of reaching someone who knows of the Kelly family.
 Thank you.

 Karen Crimmins
 Winchester, Massachusetts


From Oldham, England to Fall River, Massachusetts about 1860:

Searching for Thomas Kelly, born between 1855 and 1865, Oldham,England.

Thomas married Mariah Knight in Fall River, Mass. about 1880.

Their children were:
      Anne, 1881, Geneva 1884, and Thomas.  Mariah is living at home with her mother - in Fall River - in the 1900 Federal Census, no sign of Thomas.

Does this elusive family sound familiar to anyone?  Were there other Kelly families in the Oldham area?

Thank you for any assistance,  Paula   pbg45@aol.com 


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From: Mkelleyftb@aol.com
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 13:19:54 EDT
Subject: David O'Kelley, OKelly, O'Killia etc. etc.
I have been researching the line of Richard Kelley (m to Maria Gibbs in 1775) 
for many years and have been quite stuck.  I have inquired to the 
Kelley/Kelly list several times without luck.  I have gotten nowhere until I 
went to original (and hard to read/find) records themselves.  Apparently I 
was the victim of false info and a 19th century coverup.  You see, family 
tradition has it that Richard Kelley came to America on a ship from England, 
and that he was in fact English.

Much painstaking probing has proven this story quite wrong.  Richard was in 
fact born in Barnstable, Mass. to Benjamin O'Kelley and his wife Mary (a land 
record).  As it turns out, Benjamin is the grandson of the famous (in 
Kelley/Kelly circles) Irish immigrant David O'Killia through his son Benjamin.

As most of you know, the 19th century was quite intolerant of "the Dirty 
Irish" and I believe my ancestors chose to forget about their Irish roots.  
The story was concocted that they were in fact descended from Englishman.  I 
believe that still later when my family genealogy was starting to be 
researched, the English story was uncovered, and a well meaning researcher 
attributed the "English immigrant" story to Richard since he proved to be 
quite an illusive stumbling block for info.  (In fairness to my Irish 
descended ancestors, a lot of Irish families made up the same "English 
Descent" story for survival.  Irish were banned from most establishments, and 
jobs were with held from Irish people). 

Since I am now researching David I have read several articles that have 
listed David O'Killia as the son of Mac Tiege O'Killia and Anna Daly of 
Galagn Ireland.

Thanks to Mike Kelly of Australia - I can set the record straight: his 
parents are named John McTiege (son of Tiege) O'Kelly and Anna Daly of 
Galagh, Co. Gallway, Ireland.  I now have John McTiege's pedigree back to 
Adam & Eve. 

Since I am fairly new to the David O'Killia arena, I am requesting any info 
on him and his descendants I can find.  Land Holdings, Stories, Occupation, 
Books, articles, etc..

Any help would be appreciated.  Please only reply with info or questions.

Mike Kelley

 

 



Dear All,

My Kelleys begin with Alexander Kelley born circa 1680 probably MA.  He and
his brother, John were Trustees for Edward Hopkins of Hopkinton, MA in 1720. 
This family lived in Hopkinton, MA, Londonderry, NH and Groton, MA. 
Alexander had at least two sons, Richard born circa 1700 and John.  Richard
had Richard Jr who left Hopkinton and moved to Dummerston, VT circa 1773. 
Richard Jr had William born 1751, Alexander born 1755, Samuel born 1760
Hopkinton, MA.  They all had large families who lived in Windham, Windsor and
Bennington Counties VT from 1773 until about 1820 when most moved to Western
New York.  Later, several branches of this family settled MI.

Does anyone know anything about this family?


From: Mkelleyftb@aol.com Message-ID: 7a192aef.24fac5ba@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 13:19:54 EDT Old-To: KELLEY-L@rootsweb.com, KELLY-L@rootsweb.com

I have been researching the line of Richard Kelley (m to Maria Gibbs in 1775) for many years and have been quite stuck. I have gotten nowhere until I went to original (and hard to read/find) records themselves.
Apparently I was the victim of false info and a 19th century coverup. You see, family tradition has it that Richard Kelley came to America on a ship from England, and that he was in fact English. Much painstaking probing has proven this story quite wrong. Richard was in fact born in Barnstable, Mass. to Benjamin O'Kelley and his wife Mary (a land record). As it turns out, Benjamin is the grandson of the famous (in Kelley/Kelly circles)
Irish immigrant David O'Killia through his son Benjamin. As most of you know, the 19th century was quite intolerant of "the Dirty Irish" and I believe my ancestors chose to forget about their Irish roots. The story was concocted that they were in fact descended from Englishman.
I believe that still later when my family genealogy was starting to be researched, the English story was uncovered, and a well meaning researcher attributed the "English immigrant" story to Richard since he proved to be quite an illusive stumbling block for info. (In fairness to my Irish descended ancestors, a lot of Irish families made up the same "English Descent" story for survival.
Irish were banned from most establishments, and jobs were with held from Irish people). Since I am now researching David I have read several articles that have listed David O'Killia as the son of Mac Tiege O'Killia and Anna Daly of Galagn Ireland.
Thanks to Mike Kelly of Australia - I can set the record straight: his parents are named John McTiege (son of Tiege) O'Kelly and Anna Daly of Galagh, Co. Gallway, Ireland. I now have John McTiege's pedigree back to Adam & Eve.
Since I am fairly new to the David O'Killia arena, I am requesting any info on him and his descendants I can find. Land Holdings, Stories, Occupation, Books, articles, etc.. Any help would be appreciated. Please only reply with info or questions. Mike Kelley ==== KELLEY Mailing List ==== Try searching the Obituaries at Rootsweb:
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From: To: Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 4:44 AM Subject: Kelley, of Boston and Rowley

Hi all,

Does anyone have info on a Bartlett KELLEY, born 29 July 1847, Boston, MA. He was the son of Patrick and Mary (Conley) Kell(e)y.

He married Celinda Ann (GRANT) Hashell 20 Jan 1868, Rowley, MA. She was the daughter of Jefferson and Emeline (PLUMER) GRANT.

Bartlett died 26 Jun 1900, Rowley, MA; was buried 28 Jun 1900 at Rowley.

They had 1 son Charles Maurice KELLEY who married Rachel Elizabeth HARRIS.

Thank you in advance, Shari Kelley Worrell Lake Barrington, IL

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From: Robert Kelly To: Sent: Sunday, July 25, 1999 1:22 PM Subject: Most Wanted Kelly  Wanted: Malachi Kelly of Co. Galway, early 1800's.
Malachi is recorded as father of John Kelly, who emigrated to Milford, MA in 1840's or 1850's and was employed in the shoemaking industry.
John was father of James S. Kelly, who started the Kelly Shoe Mfg. Co. in Milford, MA in the late 1800's (1890's).
Malachi is our link to our Kelly lineage in Ireland. Bob Kelly The Walking Shoe Store II  335 Duval Street  Key West, FL 33040  (305) 292-2722


KELLY, Samuel (could be KELLEY): EDWARD KELLEY married on Sept. 15 1889 in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO to MARY PERROTT (B. April 16, 1859 in ILL and D. July 27, 1934 in Phelps Co., MO) .

They had 1 son JOHN ANDREW KELLEY (B. Jan 20, 1890 in Phelps Co., MO and D. May 27, 1964 in St. James, Phelps Co., MO) MARY and EDWARD then divorced on Sept. 21, 1906 in Phelps Co., MO.

EDWARD KELLEY then vanished into thin air ... rumor has it he went south to possibly Georgia and remaried and had more children. MARY remarried to FREDERICK VALLON on May 28, 1908 in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO. JOHN KELLEY married on Oct. 4, 1911 in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO to DAISY MAY COCKRELL (B. 1895 in MO and D. 1937 in Phelps Co., MO).

Their 13 children, all born in Phelps Co., MO include ... SADIE M. (DEAN), JOHN MACE KELLEY, MELVIN FRED KELLEY, ADA M. (RYAN), IVAN MARION KELLEY, MYRTLE DREWCILLA (GUNTER), MARTHA LOUISE (SCOTT), ROSE MARY (TILE), GEORGE FRANK KELLEY, MARTIN TILTON KELLEY, EDWARD MARVIN KELLEY, CHARLES MONROE KELLEY, and DAISY MAY ( ).

Looking to find out what happened to EDWARD KELLEY, and any further ino. going back on this line, and any info. greatly appreciated.
gregmyers@webtv.net
Part 2 of the descendants of David O'Killia: .............................
4 [8] Richard Kelly b: September 01, 1732 in Yarmouth, MA ................................. +Unknown Dunster ............................. *2nd Wife of [8] Richard Kelly: ................................. +Content Hoxie b: Bet. January 20 1738 - 1739 in Sandwich, MA d: December 16, 1775 .............................
4 Abigail Kelly b: July 05, 1734 in Yarmouth, MA d: January 09, 1755 .............................
4 Wing Kelly b: July 26, 1736 in Yarmouth, MA ................................. +Deborah Farris .............................
4 Mehitable Kelly b: May 17, 1738 in Yarmouth, MA ................................. +Gideon Hiller b: August 29, 1734 ........................................
5 Barsheba Hiller b: April 23, 1760 ........................................
5 Sarah Hiller b: September 27, 1773 .............................
4 Elizabeth Kelly b: Bet. January 14 1738 - 1739 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 David Kelly b: May 28, 1743 in Yarmouth, MA d: April 05, 1816 ................................. +Bathsheba Crocker d: May 08, 1832 ........................................
5 Mehitable Kelly b: April 18, 1767 d: January 24, 1818 ........................................
5 Jemima Kelly b: January 01, 1769 d: September 12, 1841 ............................................ +Unknown Wood ........................................
5 Seth Kelly b: April 13, 1770 in Yarmouth, MA d: April 29, 1839 ............................................ +Elizabeth Gifford ........................................ 5 Catherine Kelly b: April 13, 1770 d: April 02, 1811 ........................................
5 Zeno Kelly b: February 24, 1775 ........................................
5 Lydia Kelly b: February 16, 1778 ........................................
5 Bathsheba Kelly b: May 19, 1780 d: August 13, 1818 ........................................
5 Sarah Kelly b: June 09, 1782 ........................................
5 Abigail Kelly b: June 26, 1785 ........................................
5 Elizabeth Kelly b: January 13, 1789 d: October 04, 1822 .............................
4 Elisha Kelly b: October 15, 1744 in Yarmouth, MA ................................. +Lydia Braley .............................
4 Sarah Kelly b: April 09, 1747 in Yarmouth, MA ................................. +Matthew Ferriss ...................
3 Amos O'Kelly b: March 31, 1703 in Yarmouth, MA d: 1744 in Yarmouth, MA ....................... +Abigail Unknown b: Abt. 1707 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Thankful O'Kelly b: June 30, 1722 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Amos O'Kelly b: November 12, 1723 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 MaArois O'Kelly b: November 11, 1727 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Deliverance O'Kelly b: November 10, 1730 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Ebenezer O'Kelly b: Bet. February 08 1731 - 1732 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Seth O'Kelly b: Bet. January 14 1738 - 1739 ...................
3 Hannah O'Kelley b: March 1705 in Yarmouth, MA d: August 11, 1734 in Rochester, Bristol County, MA ....................... +Elnathan Eldredge ................... 3 Deliverance O'Kelly b: July 03, 1707 in Yarmouth, MA ....................... +Silas Baker b: Abt. 1677 in Yarmouth, MA m: May 14, 1723 in Yarmouth, MA .............................
4 Lemuel Baker b: March 23, 1724 in Barnstable County, MA d: December 30, 1807 .............................
4 Sarah Baker b: July 25, 1726 in Barnstable County, MA .............................
4 [9] Hannah Baker b: Bet. February 09 1728 - 1729 in Barnstable County, MA ................................. +[10] Eleazer Kelley b: November 01, 1728 in Yarmouth, MA m: Bet. February 09 1748 - 1749 in Barnstable County, MA d: 1803 ........................................
5 [11] Eleazer Kelley b: December 04, 1751 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [12] Hannah Kelley b: September 28, 1753 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [13] Sarah Kelley b: August 01, 1755 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [14] Browning Kelley b: July 24, 1757 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [15] Elihu Kelley b: May 28, 1759 in Dennis, MA d: October 26, 1811 ............................................ +[16] Thankful Baxter b: February 05, 1763 in Yarmouth, MA m: 1784 d: September 24, 1839 ..................................................
6 [17] Venny Kelley b: April 23, 1785 in Dennis, MA ..................................................
6 [18] Elihu Kelley b: October 17, 1786 in Dennis, MA d: January 07, 1854 ...................................................... +[19] Betsey Howes b: October 10, 1791 ..................................................
6 [20] Levina Kelley b: March 26, 1789 in Dennis, MA ..................................................
6 [21] Wilbour Kelley b: July 25, 1791 in Dennis, MA d: March 17, 1856 ..................................................
6 [22] Asa Kelley b: September 20, 1793 in Dennis, MA d: August 12, 1861 ...................................................... +[23] Edith Chase b: December 30, 1795 in Harwich, MA m: December 26, 1815 ..................................................
6 [24] Silva Kelley b: November 19, 1796 in Dennis, MA d: September 10, 1860 ..................................................
6 [25] Rebecca Kelley b: December 16, 1798 in Dennis, MA ..................................................
6 [26] Hiram Kelley b: March 05, 1800 in Dennis, MA ...................................................... +[27] Abigail Howes .................................................. 6 [3] Susan Kelley b: March 04, 1802 in Dennis, MA d: July 21, 1854 in Dennis, MA ...................................................... +[1] Nathan Baker b: January 13, 1798 in Dennis, MA m: December 20, 1823 in Dennis, MA d: March 22, 1883 in Chelsea, MA ........................................
5 [28] Wilbur Kelley b: March 28, 1761 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [29] Deliverance Kelley b: December 13, 1762 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [30] Silvanus Kelley b: October 29, 1764 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [31] Bathsheba Kelley b: April 12, 1766 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [32] Mary Kelley b: April 08, 1768 in Dennis, MA ........................................
5 [33] Elizabeth Kelley b: March 14, 1770 in Dennis, MA d: March 20, 1825 ........................................
5 [34] Thomas Kelley b: January 08, 1775 in Dennis, MA d: Bef. 1799 ............................................ +[35] Priscilla Baker b: June 03, 1771 in Dennis, MA m: March 01, 1792 ........................................
5 [36] Abner Kelley b: December 11, 1776 in Dennis, MA .............................
4 Silas Baker b: November 10, 1731 in Barnstable County, MA d: September 24, 1813 .............................
4 Susanna Baker b: June 04, 1734 in Barnstable County, MA .............................
4 Philip Baker b: Bet. March 07 1737 - 1738 in Barnstable County, MA .............................
4 Deliverance Baker b: 1738 in Barnstable County, MA ........ 2 Joseph O'Kelly ........ 2 David O'Kelly ............ +Anna Bills ........ 2 [37] Benjamin O'Kelly b: Abt. 1676 ............ +Mary Lambert m: August 02, 1709 ........ *2nd Wife of [37] Benjamin O'Kelly: ............ +Hopestill Smith m: 1718 in Swansea, MA ...................
3 Joseph O'Kelly b: September 13, 1719 in Swansea, MA ....................... +Lydia Buffum .............................
4 Micajah Kelley ................................. +Elizabeth Baker ........................................
5 Obadiah Kelley ............................................ +Prudence Rush .............................
4 Benjamin Kelley ................................. +Lydia .............................
4 Joseph Kelley ................................. +Margaret Braley .............................
4 Eliphalet Kelley ................................. +Prudence Maddeson .............................
4 Daniel Kelley ................................. +Beulah ........ 2 Elizabeth O'Kelly ............ +Silas Sears ........ 2 John O'Kelly d: October 26, 1693 ............ +Bethis Lewis Scott B. Garfield Lawrenceville, GA


good morning scott first, thank you for your efforts to increase our knowledge of David O'Killia et al. (your postings of June 29...David Parts One and two) I must say, I almost cried with joy when I saw that you had the info I've been searching for for over 6 months tying my Patrick into the David line. But then I reread your disclosure statement at the top that said: "Note that a portion of it reflects the information posted recently by Jim Kelly and others. I have not attempted to verify it.....' I decided to hold my horses, stop jumping around , and write to you to see if you knew whether the Patrick data has any foundation...It goes like this: David had Jeremiah(1670) Jeremiah had Eleazor(circa 1696) Eleazor had a "Patrick" (1723) I got this info off the latter day saints web site. I've been trying to prove that this Patrick is the same one that I am descended from. Mine went like this: Patrick, Patrick Jr, Patrick III, Dorcas C. Kelley They all were born in Harwich , Mass. but I never had a birthdate for the Patrick Sr. Do you have any info or ideas that could help me substantiate this connection???? thanks tons for your time Cheryl (of many Patrick's) ==== KELLEY Mailing List ==== If you have problems or questions about the KELLEY/KELLY list, please contact: Paula Kelley Ward (listowner) at: pward@express-news.net