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Thomas Killilea 18491849

Thomas Killilea 1849

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Immigration/Naturalization: Thomas Killilea of Woburn, a labourer, born in Co. Sligo, Ireland, on or about the 10th day of June 1849, arrived New York 12th May 1866 as a minor, was naturalized on Oct 10, 1877 sworn before John C. Stetson, Clerk 


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Date of Birth 10th Jun 1849 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 7th Sep 1926 VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Naturalization Records state born County Sligo; 10 June 1849. VIEW SOURCE
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  • My 4rd great grand aunt was Elizabeth Conlon (c1791-1879) married Martin Killalea (c1788-1880).  They were married c1823 in Riverstown, Sligo.  They had six children all born in Riverstown; Thomas, Michael J, John J, Bridget, Maria and Patrick J.  They arrived in America before the 1860 census and settled in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth's sister, Margaret (c1798-aft 1880), my 2rd great grandmother, married James Wynne (c 1790).  James died sometime between 1850 and the beginning of statutory record keeping in Ireland.  Margaret's two son's Michael and Patrick arrived in America before 1850 and Margaret and the rest of her children came by 1850.  The Wynne children were; Elizabeth, Michael, Maria, Patrick, Thomas (who died in Ireland) and Winifred, all born in Riverstown.  I descend from Patrick Wynne.  The Killalea's and Wynne's lived near each other in Susquehanna County, Pennyslvania.  This Thomas Killilea may very well be related to the earlier Killalea's related to me. 


    Saturday 24th April 2021 02:53PM
  • Fascinating! Thank you. Extremely likely!!! Thomas' brother, James (Jacobum) was baptised in Tanaugh Parish on 4 Oct 1839!

    James was living in Rooghan, Co Sligo in 1911 with his wife, Anne nee O'Boyle, the maiden name, as I understand it, of his mother as well, son, Pal, 34, and niece, Bridget O'Boyle, 16. The O'Boyles may have been from Co Leitrim. 


    Sunday 25th April 2021 02:50PM
  • Hi again,


    Bridget Killalea, christened 25 Dec 1829 in Riverstown, d/o of Martin and Elizabeth, married a Thomas Boyle, born c 1827 in Ireland.  They lived in Pennsylvania and eventually in New York.  They had nine children.  I mention this due to the O'Boyles in your clan.  This family was listed as Bogle on several census records and I have not followed them past 1891, where finding them as Boyles with common given names is difficult.


    Sunday 25th April 2021 06:01PM
  • Thank you again! I've added Bridget to my Ancestry tree and will seek to find the line  or add it to the FamilySearch tree. I see that her father Martin lived with the family in 1880 after his wife passed. He was 95! I'm guessing Martin passed in NY. Do you know?

    This is fascinating. They must be linked living / worshiping a quarter a mile away! There's a B&B between the two. I can't wait to get there! 


    Sunday 25th April 2021 10:55PM
  • Martin died 8 Dec 1880 in Nicholson, Wyoming, PA.  His wife Elizabeth died 10 May 1879 and both are buried in St Lawrence Cem., Great Bend, Susquehanna, PA.  You may want to contact me directly at to share more information.  Do you know who your ancestor's parents were, etc.


    Monday 26th April 2021 12:42PM

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