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Date: 28 Dec 97
I am looking for any information on my grandmother's family: Marianna/Mary Anna WALSH; born, I believe, April 22,1881 in Aghanagh parish Drumderry townland to Michael Walsh and Maria Fallon. (I don't know where in Sligo County this is.) All the other information I have is that Maria Fallon's parents were John Fallon and Elenora Doyle from Annaghcarty. Michael Walsh and Maria Fallon were married in Riverstown parish. Michael Walsh's parents were James Walsh and Bridget McDonagh of Knockbrena, and siblings of my grandmother include: John born about 1888; Thomas born about 1892 in Riverstown/Knockbreena; Bartholomew born Riverstown/Knockbrenagh; Michael born in Riverstown/Knockbreena; Patrick born about 1889 in Riverstown; Michael James born in Aghanagh/Drumderry; Margaret born about 1895. I don't know anything else from Ireland. My grandmother told me she arrived in this country(US)-maybe NY Harbor on 4th of July and thought when she saw fireworks that the Americans were very friendly having this celebration for the arrival of their boat. She always thought things centered around her-and her family! Two of her brothers also came to this country and all 3 settled in Taunton, MA for that generation.
If anyone has any information that may add to this information, I would greatly appreciate it. My dad is 79 and loves hearing about his mom and family.Sharon
Email: Sharon Stout

Date: 27 Dec 97
John Gildea had a son, Thomas Patrick Gildea, b. Feb 26, 1819 in Sligo. Any help in the name of the mother? One brother was Auther, any others? Thank you.
Email: Rich Mather

Date: 21 Dec 97
I am trying to find information on a Thomas Haley (b 1732) in Sligo County. I am told that Haley was also Healea, O'Healey, etc. Has anyone come across any information regarding Thomas Haley?
Email: Susan Whittington

Date: 23 Nov 97
My great grandparents, Anthony Coleman and Ann (Nancy Finnerty) married ca. 1855 in County Sligo and had 3 a sons prior to immigrating to America in 1861, my grandfather, James was one of them. Ann or Nancy Finnerty's parents were Tim Finnerty and Molly Scott. I have no information about Anthony's parents, only that they were all from County Sligo. They came in to New York, settling in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, NY. Any information will be very helpful.
Email: CalPoca

Date: 17 Nov 97
I am trying to trace my Lindsay family from County Sligo. James Lindsay was born in Sligo in 1811 and emigrated to Ontario, Canada with his wife Jane (maiden name either Lockard or Weir). It is unknown when they arrived in Canada but most likely circa 1840. Children: Alicia, James, George, Thomas, Katherine, Isabella and Susan, all believed born in Canada.
Email: Heather Ibbotson

Date: 17 Nov 97
Seeking info on Dominic Dempsey born ca 1842. Emigrated from Co. Sligo 1864 according to naturalization papers. A Michael and Darby Dempsey lived on same street as Dominic in Corry, Pa. Their naturalization papers state Co. Mayo. (Not yet certain if they are brothers or cousins.)
Ships List indicates Dominic left from Liverpool on the William Rathbone and arrived New York 5/30/1864.
Dominic was Roman Catholic, laborer, wrote and spoke Irish/English well. He settled in Western Pa; married Bridget Convey.
Any hints to Ireland connections will be explored and will be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Email: Rita

Date: 16 Nov 97
John MARTIN was born about 1830, Co Sligo?. His father, Michael was born in Carrickglass, Co. Sligo. Between 1857-1861, John MARTIN married Bridget MCLOUGHLIN (born about 1835, Co. Sligo?). John and Bridget lived in Co. Sligo townlands: Carrickglass, Barroe North, Geevagh, Tully, & Barroe. Their children were: Michael, Winifred, John, Elizabeth Catherine, Bridget, Patrick, Mary, Jane Ann, William, James & Andrew. Any additional info appreciated.
Email: Kathy Martin

Date: 12 Nov 97
I am looking to connect with anyone who is researching the name Pettapiece/Pettipiece/Pettypiece. Many of the family emigrated from Co. Sligo to Ontario, Canada in the early to mid 1800's. Some settled in the Ottawa valley and others in Essex Co.
There are still a few living in Co. Sligo, who spell the name with the "i".
Jan Livingstone - Waldport, Oregon.
Email: Jan Livingstone

Date: 11 Nov 97
Looking for info on JOHN TORSNEY who lived in CO. Sligo circa 1850; he was married to Bridget Kellechan and had a son called Francis born 1848. Francis Married Mary Barrett 5th Nov 1879 and emigrated to Scotland between 1879 and 1894.
Email: David

Date: 9 Nov 97
Looking for DUNNIGANs from Sligo
1 James Dunnigan b: in Ireland +Mary LOUGHNEY (Laughney) b: in Co Sligo, Ireland.
2 Bridget Dunnigan b: abt. 1811 in Ireland +Henry MURPHY b: abt. 1809 in Ireland (immigrated in 1828).
2 Helene Dominque Dunnigan b: abt. 1815 in Ireland.
2 Patrick Dunnigan b: March 15, 1817 in Connaught, Ireland +Terressa KELLY b: July 1825 in Kings, Ireland.
2 John Dunnigan b: abt. 1822 in of County Sligo, Ireland.
2 Margaret Dunnigan b: abt. 1825 in Ireland +John KEAVENEY b: abt. 1818 in Ireland.
2 Mary Bridget Dunnigan b: abt. 1821 in Ireland +Bartholomew (Cullican) COOLIGAN b: abt.1801 in Ireland.
2 Daniel Dunnigan b: abt. 1825 in of County Sligo, Ireland +Mary (DOHERTY) Dougherty b: 1830 in Co Sligo, Ireland.
Thank you, Susan, California.
Email: Susan Sandy

Date: 04 Nov 97
Searching for Irish history and my relatives:

Henry, (Nancy) Anne (i8), b.1894-d.1975
Henry, Agnes (i158), b.-d.
Henry, Angela (i161), b.-d.
Henry, Joe (i159), b.-d.
Henry, John Dominic (i25), b.-d.
Henry, Kathleen (i162), b.-d.
Henry, Lena (i160), b.-d.
Henry, Lily (i156), b.-d.
Henry, Louis (i326), b.-d.
Henry, Maureen (i331), b.-d.
Henry, Nora (i157), b.-d.
Henry, Sean (i325), b.-d.
Henry, Shamus (i327), b.-d.


Greig, Alfred (i188), b.-d.
Greig, Colin (i183), b.-d.
Greig, Douglas (i182), b.-d.
Greig, Eva (i179), b.-d.
Greig, George (i181), b.-d.
Greig, Gordon (i184), b.-d.
Greig, James (i178), b.-d.
Greig, John (i180), b.-d.
Greig, Kenneth (i185), b.-d.
Greig, Lloyd (i187), b.1917-d.1917
Greig, Randolph (i189), b.-d.
Greig, Ruby (i186), b.-d.


Coleman, John (Jack) (i319), b.-d.
Coleman, Mary (i318), b.-d.
Coleman, Patrick (i316), b.-d.


Connolly, Frank (i330), b.-d.
Connolly, Gabrielle (i333), b.-d.
Connolly, Sheila (i332), b.-

and many many more. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Email: Wilma Flintstone

Date: 31 Oct 97
I have been informed that my GGgrandfather who lived in "Black Cow Lane, Wexford," fathered 60 children. Michael Fenlon was born in Carlow in 1800/01. He arrived in Wexford as a school teacher with the militia. Over his life he married three times:
1. Mary Ouselem of Wexford
2. Margaret Murphy of Wexford
3. Mary Murphy of Ballinaslaney,Wexford.
His 1st wife is said to have presented him with twenty-four children. Wife No 2 added sixteen children to the household. Wife No 3 gave birth to twenty children. (I might add he remarried on the death of his wives.)
Michael Fenlon died on January 11, 1900 and is buried with his first wife in the little graveyard of St. Patricks, in St Patricks Square, Wexford. The chief mourners at his funeral numbered 350 of his direct descendants. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated. TIA -- Edward.
Email: Edward Kearney

Date: 30 Oct 97
Looking for info about McIntosh family in County Sligo. I have a William McIntosh born 1770-80 with daughter Anna Maria born 1810 in Sligo, Ireland. The family probably came to America between 1810-1840. William was a pioneer of Cass Co., IN. Other names associated with him there was Chesnut and two other possible daughters: Sophia (married to Miller) and Sarah (married to Thompson) in Cass Co., IN.
I'd love to hear anything about the McIntosh name in general and if anyone knows of the family in Sligo. Perhaps where the family was concentrated. Thanks for any help. Terri (Waco, TX)
Email: Pat Chesney

Date: 26 Oct 97
Am looking for info before my ggg grandfather immigrated from County Sligo to Ontario, Canada. His name is John (C.?)Tighe b. June 23, 1809. Would appreciate any known information about parents or siblings. Thanking you in advance.
Email: Teresa Tighe

Date: 26 Oct 97
Looking for info on the family of James DERRIG & Mary QUINN of Co. Sligo. Left for Canada about 1849-1850. Suspect a marriage prior to 1849. Seeking info on parish, townland, etc. Possibly, other members of the DERRIG family also left for Canada around this time. As this name is very uncommon, any info on the DERRIG surname greatly appreciated.
Email: Patricia Leonard & Roy G. Derrig

Date: 26 Oct 97
Seeking info on siblings of Michael LEONARD & Anne McGRATH, Ahamlish Parish, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, 1845 - 1900. Have sons Michael & John emigrating to Canada about 1900. Any info on this LEONARD family in Mullaghmore greatly appreciated.
Email: Patricia Leonard & Roy G. Derrig

Date: 25 Oct 97
Is there anyone with CONLON's in their family tree? I am looking for information about my great grandfather, Thomas CONLON. He was born in 1852 in Sligo, Ireland. His father's name was Michael CONLON. Michael was a farmer. Michael died before October 4, 1873. Thomas married Ann FANNON in Bradford, Yorkshire, England on October 4th and listed his father as deceased.
Email: Michele Conlon Yannuzzi

Date: 25 Oct 97
I have Michael James O'Hara born around 1825-1832 Parents Oliver O'Hara & Eleanor Burke. Oliver's family was to have had ships or shipping company, that shipped goods between England and the West Indies. Michael was said to have been kidnaped out of Hartlypool England when 14 and came back 2 years later--his Mother was dead. He went to Scranton PA. abt 1844 (a quess). Father Oliver stayed in Ireland and lived to be 91. Michael married Mary Howley in PA. I would appreciate any info no matter how small, or how to find out about the shipping business. Anything. The O'Hara family was Roman Catholic. Thank you all. Patti Moore Lininger.
Email: Patti Moore Lininger

Date: 20 Oct 97
Does anyone have information on the McManus surname? Is this the correct spelling, and would the name be found in Sligo?
Email: Name A. Mystery2

Date: 20 Oct 97
Looking for BERNARD JOSEPH DUNLEVY born on Oct.26/1868 or 1869 on a island off the west coast of Sligo Ireland. He came to Quebec Canada in abt. 1886 or 1867 where he join the Canada Army. Any information on Bernard would be very helpful. Thank you. Please e-mail Mary at
Email: Mary Gazo

Date: 19 Oct 97
Looking for info on the CAWLEY family in Carrigans, Co. Sligo. Patrick CAWLEY (parents names?) married Maria Gaffney abt. 1860 and had at least two children: Dominick (b. abt 1862) and Patrick. Dominick emigrated to the U.S. around 1882 and settled in Bangor, Me. He married Margaret Jordan there in 1885. Patrick evidently remained behind in Sligo; Dominick Cawley's obit in 1930 stated he had a brother, Patrick, living in Carrigans, Co. Sligo. Any info on the family in Ireland appreciated.
Email: Christine M. Smith

Date: 17 Oct 97
I am looking for any information on the KAVENEY family from County Sligo in Ireland. They left Ireland in the mid to late 1800's and immigrated into Massachusetts. KAVENEY is a very unusual last name. If anyone out there has it, I would bet that we are probably related. Thanks in advance for your help.

I am having a good deal of trouble tracking down my Kaveney roots:

I am seeking information about the Kaveney Family. My grandfather Thomas James Kaveney and his twin sister, Marguarete Kaveney Flynn, were born in the Los Angeles, CA area in 1906 about 5 months after their father died. Their father's name was Michael Patrick Kaveney, born in 1869 in either Boston or Haverhill MA (his siblings where born in Ireland) . Michael Kaveney married a young women by the name of Annie Dwyer born in 1870 in Cash, County Cork, Ireland. After Michael died, he left Annie a widow with 6 children, under the age of 10 years. Annie never remarried, and died in 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. Michael's father's name was Patrick Kaveney from Sligo, Ireland. Patrick owned a large pig farm in Haverhill, MA where he employed many Irish (including Annie Dwyer, Michael's wife). I have been told that Michael and Annie married in either a St. Michael's or a St. Patrick's Catholic Church somewhere in Essex County. The land that the family farm was on in Haverhill has since been turned into a city park.

When Annie's husband died of TB, his brother Tom and his wife Mary Kaveney took her and the children in. They all lived in the family home called "The Drum Barracks" on Cary Avenue in Wilmington, (Los Angeles) Area. I have been told that there were several Kaveney relatives in the Boston, MA area, but I have no info on them.

According to an Irish linguist that I have consulted, the name KAVENEY/KEAVENY/KEVANE could not have been Cavanaugh/Kavenaugh as many people claim. It originated from the name O'Geivenaeigh in Ireland. The ending is different Naeigh instead of Naugh.
Thank you for your time and trouble. Sincerely yours, Linda Peckham Scroggs
Email: Linda Peckham Scroggs

Date: 15 Oct 97
I am seeking information on the CARSON and LEE families who sailed from Sligo to Toronto, Canada in 1831 or 1832.
Email: Joan Ellis

Date: 13 Oct 97
Searching for anyone bearing the family name CRAVEN, or descendants of that line. Family narrative places a mature MARY CRAVEN living in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Ireland around 1917. She may have had the maiden name of West. It is believed the family was of English descent. If, indeed, she was a West by birth, she would have had brothers, John and William and sisters Susan, Eliza and Elizabeth. The sisters and brother John all arrived in the USA between 1850 - 1875. The sisters carried the married names of Willans and Ebury, there were other children of that family who remain unnamed, some were unmarried and did not leave Ireland. Does anyone have any information that relates to this connection? Or can anyone give background on the CRAVEN name?
Email: Sheila Helser

Date: 13 Oct 97
Looking for any information related to the family WEST resident in Tubbercurry/Sligo Ireland mid 1800's. They subsequently immigrated to the United States. Particularly searching for information on the parents of the following family group:

1.John WEST b. 15 May 1846 (m. 5 Sept 1837 to Elizabeth JOHNSTON b.1846) son - Thomas Johnston WEST.
2.Susan Anderson WEST b. 22 Feb 1839 (m. in USA to George Willans b. 9 July 1842 Leeds).
3.William WEST (may have been first born of this family group) was a member of the Revenue Police in Ballycastle Co. Mayo c.1849 [possible marriage to Jane Walker].
4.Eliza WEST b. ? (m. EBURY).
5.Thomas WEST b.?.
6.Mary WEST b.? (m. CRAVEN).

The above listed brothers and sisters may have had other siblings who remained unmarried. It is believed the father of the above children was WILLIAM WEST, the maiden name of their mother is unknown, it could have been ANDERSON. The parents could have been married circa 1825-35 either in northern counties of England or Scotland or in Ireland.[Church and public records for this period, for the most part, appear to be lost or destroyed, hence the difficulty]. The family has documentation of residence in Ireland in Roscommon, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, and Ballycastle, Co. Mayo in the time period 1846 - 1873 from the birth of Susan Anderson WEST to the immigration of John WEST and his wife. Does anyone have information that will help us make some connections regarding the origins of this family group? Does anyone have suggestion of reference sources for locating information on WILLIAM WEST, the patriarch of this group?

This history can be viewed at Thanks.
Email: Sheila Helser

Date: 21 Sep 97
My grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth FINNEGAN, was born in Co. Sligo c. 1876, the daughter of Patrick Finnegan and Mary or Marie ROONEY. She had one known sibling, Patrick, (1865-1933). I would like to learn more about her family.
Email: Cathy Patterson

Date: 21Sep 97
Researching James McLean married to Rosana Harte, both supposedly from Co. Sligo-parish not known at this time. Presume they emigrated to NYC prior to 1866 because they are on 1880 Census with 14 yr old daughter who was born in nyc. Their Children are Mary Ann, Catherine and James. Spellings of this name by various members of this group include: McLane, McClain, McClane, McLean.
Email: Coolehane

Date: 16 Sep 97
CURRAN, Mary Catherine (Kate) born abt 1840 in County Sligo to PATRICK CURRAN and ________ HANNON. It is said she was a twin. Don't know name or what happened to twin. MARY CATHERINE CURRAN left Ireland and went to St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She lived with Aunt Mary Curran or AUNT MARY HANNON. She married MARTIN KING in St. Louis in 1869. They moved to Iowa. They had 10 children. Would like to have information on her family in Ireland. Also researching: Dunn, Morrin, King, Brennan, Martin, Merry, O'Toole, & Rice.
Email: Pat Trecker

Date: 7 Sep 97
My father was born and raised in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. He left Ireland to live in England in his early 20's, then moved to the United States (Philadelphia). His name was John Vesey and is considered, by many, to be one of the greatest fiddle players to come out of Sligo, of course, with the exception of Michael Coleman. Any informaiton on the Vesey family would be appreciated.
Email: Sligomaid

Date: 21 Aug 97
Looking for Marie MULLEN b 11/16/1877,Sligo. Immigrated to U.S. via St. Louis MO. Eventually settled in the Boston, MA area. Married a man in Cambridge, MA--last name Cutler. Supposedly divorced and remarried Albert J. Day (she lived with him as husband and wife but there's a question of whether they were legally married). Has a daugher Marie Josephine Day and a son George Day. She died 12/1790 in Massachusetts.
Email: Suzanne

Date: 19 Aug 97
Searching for information on ELLEN DEVANY (b @1825 County Sligo) and MICHAEL BRAWLEY (b @1825 Ballynascreen, County Derry). They were married in 1847 in Airdrie, Scotland. Regards, Tom Gemmell, Juneau, Alaska.
Email: Tom Gemmell

Date: 2 Aug 97
I am researching the family of Samuel Henry. He came to the US (Indiana I believe), in 1816 with his wife, whose name I do not have, and 7 children. The children are as follows: George--b. 1804, d. 1851; Leah--b. 1811, d. 1861; John--b. 1796; Samuel--b. 1798; David--b. 1800, m. Allorah ?, b. 1807. (Their children were; Mary, George, Leah, James, Sarah, William, Elizabeth, Susan, David, Caroline and John.) Alice--b. 1806; and Mary--b. 1808. I have a good record of the descendants of Samuel Henry, therefore, what I would like to find is his wife's name and their ancestors. Any personal info about the family would also be greatly appreciated.
Email: Cheryl Reynolds

Date: 9 Aug 97
Looking for information on the GAFFNEY family from Rathsmullen, Ballymote, Sligo. Mary , Ellen & Kate emigrated to the US and lived in the Midwest. Mary b. 1866 m. William Stanley and died in KC,MO. in 1945. Ellen m. James Manning and lived in KC,Mo. Kate m. James McDermott and lived in Philadelphia. Parents: Thomas GAFFNEY& Bridget Harkins/ Sligo. Thanks.
Email: Tom Gaffney & Bridget Harkins

Date: 11 Jul 97
Michael Mahoney was a bricklayer, born in Dublin in 1857. My grandfather, Michael J. Mahoney, was born in Manhattan, NY. Michael came to the US via New York between 1873 and 1887. There were other Mahoney's around this area but they are all deceased. The names Partick and John pop into my head but I can't be sure. Other names I'm researching are: Patrick Scanlon-Wexford b.1893, Ann Whalen (Wheeling) b. 1859 -England; Rosanna Farrell b 1858 -Dublin; Thomas Kelly and Mary Healy of Inistimon-Cty Clare came to USA in 1870 thru NY. Thanks, Maureen Miller.
Email: Maureen Miller

Date: 11 Jul 97
I am researching the family of Michael, James and John Feeney who came to Dubuque, Iowa from County Sligo, IRE about 1850 with their mother, Catherine, and possibly a sister or two. Have lots of info on the three brothers and their descendants and now even know where the brothers and the mother are buried. Still need info on the sisters and what the name of their father was and where they came from. (He must have died during the potato famine and they came separately to Dubuque.) John Feeney, my great-grandfather, married Bridget Jordan in 1858 at St. Catherines Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa and then moved to Davenport, Iowa where they all show up in the 1860 census. Bridget supposedly came to Dubuque with an uncle. Would like to know his name and where they came from in Ireland. Have found no records at all about the Jordans in Dubuque. Am also looking for info on William Cavanaugh who came on the same boat (for the owner of Ma Cavanaugh's Candies in Ogden, UT). If you have any connections or info on the above families, please contact me. I can do the Iowa research in exchange for research elsewhere.
Email: Diana Hanson

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