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Sent: Saturday, September 11, 1999 11:43 AM
Subject: [KELLEY-L] Utah Silver Mines
My g-grandfather, PATRICK KELLY, and at least two of his brothers,
JOHN emigrated from Co. Kerry, Ireland, in 1879.
Family lore has it that they went to work in the silver mines in Utah. I
Patrick's citizenship intent , dated 1861, and his citizenship
dated 1866, (Patrick also bought a farm in Massachusetts in 1886) both
Summit Co., Utah, so I assume family lore is correct. I have found a small
amount of info on the silver mines that were active during that time.
My questions are: Does anyone know of solicitations that may have gone out
young Irish men to attract them to work in these silver mines? Does anyone
know of publications that may lend info on silver mining during this
Would anyone know of what port they generally might have arrived in to
in Utah in 1879? I know this year of arrival, but don't know where to
to look for a port of arrival. I find it curious that Pat &
Denis ended up
in Massachusetts after their 5 or 6 year stint in Utah, and John ended up
Any and all help with these questions is much appreciated. Thank you!