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Trying to comfirm parents of Patrick Kelly b- 17 March , 1856, with brother Edward & brother John Kelly all born Ire.

They were in USA by 1880 census, Patrick Kelly married Catherine Mason in Wellsboro, PA, Her parents were Charles Mason b- abt 1835 Ire & Ellen Torpy/ Torpey/ or Griffin? b- abt 1838 Ire.

John Kelly in Elmira NY 1900 census, Edward Kelly in Rochester, NY1900 census

Any help appreciated, thank you, Dorothy


Sunday 11th Aug 2019, 12:48PM

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  • Dorothy:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    There are many Kellys in Athleague RC parish. I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and there were no Patrick Kelly baptismal records in 1856 in Athleague. There was one in 1855 (see below) and another in 1857.The one below shows March 21st as the baptismal date and baptisms usually were in the first week after birth. I would also caution that a good number of emigrants used March 17th as their birth date and also adjusted their year of birth to fit their circumstances. I did not find a baptismal record for a John or an Edward Kelly with the parents shown on the Patrick record.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Patrick KellyDate of Birth:21-Mar-1855
    Date of Baptism:
    Address:NgParish/District:ATHLEAGUE RCGender:MaleCountyCo. Roscommon
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Edward KellyMother:Catherine KellyOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thomas Kelly Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Ellenor Kelly 

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 11th Aug 2019, 04:02PM

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