Descendants of Abbeydorney / Kilflynn
Mary Spiesz, New York, USA.
I am searching for information about my maternal great-uncle, William Sullivan, better known as "Bill the Tailor", who married a girl from Abbeydorney and settled there. I was told he had a son who may still be alive in Abbeydorney. My great-uncle Bill was the son of James Sullivan of Barrow, Ardfert and Julia Savage, formerly of Listowel. Any help will be appreciated. I am also trying to locate information about my late maternal grandfather, Patrick Moriarty of Killorglin (born 1880's; died early 1900's in St. Catherine's Hospital, Tralee). His wife was my late, maternal grandmother from Barrow, Ardfert, Kerry. Her name was Mary Sullivan. Thank you for your help. E-Mail: McSpiesz@aol.com
Looking for lost relatives around Abbeydorney or someone that can steer me in the right direction to continue my search for my Abbeydorney family. My great-grandfather was Patrick J. Walsh, born in 1871 to Patrick and Ellen Delaney Walsh. Along with his brothers, Jeremiah and Daniel, he immigrated to Pittsburgh Pa. around 1890. All three were policemen in Pittsburgh. They left behind siblings, Maurice (Mossie) who married Nellie Hanlon, John, and a sister Nellie. On the 1901 census, this family was living in Ballymacquim East, Killahan, Abbeydorney. A 11 month old granddaughter, Mary Behane, was living with them as well as Ellen's mother, Johanna Delaney. Any assistance or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I will be happy to share the information that I have on this side of the ocean. Thanks and God bless. E-Mail: email@example.com
I'm searching for roots O'MAHONEY & SCOLLARD. They left Abbydorney or area in 1842 to come to the USA. Patrick O'Mahoney left with 3 sons one also a Patrick. The older Patrick died on ship. the younger married Catherene Scollard daughter of Nicholas Scollard also from Abbeydorney. They are my great grandfather, great grandmother and Great, Great grandfather. Spellings may be different. If any of this ring a bell or think they just might be related please email me. God Bless you all. Carolyn Cullison. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a great great granddaughter of Mary (Quinlan) Behane and Jeremiah Behane. Mary Behane, and later her son Maurice, owned a pub in Kilflyn which is now Parkers Bar. My great grandmother was Ellen Behane who married Martin Furlong - he was a policeman in Abbeydorney. They came out to New Zealand in 1865, leaving my grandmother Winifred Furlong with her aunt, Mary Shanahan , in Kilflyn I have Winifred's baptismal certificate from the Catholic Chirch of Kilflyn, 1864. Her sponsors were Patrick Furlong and Ellen Loughnane. She came to New Zealand in 1880. I have many letters and photographs of family in the area. The oldest letters are from Mary Shanahan, dating back to 1892. Later letters were from Winifred's cousin, Johanna King. I have made contact with some family connections in Ireland and have been able to share some of this material with them. Your site is excellent and I'll be following its development keenly.
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O’Shanahan, Shanahan, Shannon ?? Great Grandpa’s name was O’Shanahan for sure. When he boarded the ship his birth record was a blur. Mishandling his papers was a bad habit he had. So reading his name was distressing and sad. The Ship’s Surgeon, a stern man with only one goal, Interrupted Gramp’s name without the front “O” Now this left a new handle for Gramp to support. To pass down to his kids with the first letter short. Things got too rough in the Canadian Woods, He packed up his family and their personal goods. Arriving in the States, he made one more mistake, He shortened it again for simplicity sake. O’Shanahan, Shanahan, Shannon, it’s all so confusing, Finding uncles and aunts with wrong names they are using. The reason for this is still a mystery to me. For this is not the name that planted our tree. This explains the trouble that’s beseeching me now. Tracking down a family who’s name changed somehow. The name O’Shanahan came straight from the sod. And Shanahan for sure was the name in the Log. Now this leaves only Shannon at the end of the road. And there are so many, that’s what I've been told. So I guess I’ll keep searching in hopes that I find, Another Shanahan, Shannon in the same state of mind.
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Researching STACK, HANRAHAN, AND LILLIS families. Garrett Stack, his wife Johanna Hanrahan, and 11 children sailed on the Christopher Columbus in 1849. They sailed from Liverpool to New York. Garrett's father was Robert Stack. Johanna's father was Patrick Hanrahan. Passenger list shows Garrett50, Johanna46, Robert22, Joan19, Patrick17(My ggrandfather), John15, Michael13, Johanna11, Garrett9, Mary7, Ellen5, Cathe4, Judy2. One daughter remained in Ireland. Patrick Stack(my ggrandfather) was born in Tullihinell, Barrylongford parish, County Kerry on 5/11/1828. The 1851 census shows the family in Canada, in Wellington County, Garafraxa Township. This is near Fergus and Guelph, about 75 kM west of oronto. It shows Garrit53, Johana46, Michael18, Garrit14, Mary12, Elinor10, Cathrine8, Julia6. Patrick and his family settled in East St. Louis during the Civil War. Would appreciate hearing about any of these families.
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I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your website. As I mentioned in your guestbook , my sister and I visited the Abbeydorney area last Fall. It is beautiful! I am from Wisconsin and my sister is from North Dakota in the United States.Both of our Great Grandparents came from The Abbeydorney area. The Sugrues were from Kilgulbin to be exact. My Great Grandmother, Catherine Sugrue, immigrated to the U.S. in 1861 with her Grandparents. She left behind her parents,William Sugrue and Joanna McCarthy and 10 siblings . She had only one brother, John. He had 10 Children, many whom, I believe, remained in the area.
My Great Grandfather, Timothy Laughlin, was from Kilflyn, born in the Parish of Abbeydorney. He came to the U.S. at the age of 10 with his father, Timothy Laughlin, and a brother, John. Through my research, I have been unable to locate any Laughlins in the Kilflyn area. I have found Loughnanes. Could this be the same family? If anyone has any information, I would surely appreciate a response. My GGGGrandfather, was also Timothy and he married Mary Flagherty, probably in the late 1700's. Thank you for the opportunity to include this in your website.
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Got your URL from Fred Shannon ... my great great great grandfather, John HEALY was born 5/1/1797 in "O'Dorney, County Kerry", per his obituary; he died 4/20/1874, at the "Healy Settlement", Jackson Twp., Macon Co. Missouri USA. His wife's maiden name was Elizabeth SHANAHAN, no birth/marriage/death dates available, but family tradition says she passed away during the Famine. They had 7 known children ... the youngest, Daniel HEALY, was born October 26, 1845 in "Abdorna, Kerry"; the older six in were born "down the road" in Tralee. Would be very interested any info about the Descendants of Abbeydorney mentioned on the homepage, or in corresponding with anyone who may have info on my "people" in the area. Thanks, and God Bless!
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