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I am looking for information on 3x Great Grandparents and their children. Family information passed done says that 4 of their children were born in Duagh see the list below.

Parents are John Murphy born about 1790 in possibly Limerick. Ellen O'Keefe born in County Kerry about 1800. The 4 children are Deborah Murphy born 4 July 1822, Ellen Murphy 15 June 1825, John Murphy born 1823 and Frank Murphy abt 1825. All of these children immigrated in the early 1850's to Palmyra, New York. I have no documentation other than passed down family trees from other family members dating back to 1950's which tells me they may have some family knowledge about the births of these children. According to the family tree's the family may have started in Abbeyfeale moved to Duagh then back to Abbeyfeale. This does seem  unusual for the time period that they would move. I am also very interested in finding the parents of John Murphy and Ellen O'Keefe however I have had no luck. If anyone would have info on this family or could point me in the right direction I would that would be great.


Pat Haefner  


Sunday 2nd Oct 2022, 08:47PM

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  • Pat:

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland for all of Ireland and located two baptismal records for children of John Murphy and Ellen Keeffe and the records were in the Duagh RC parish in Co. Kerry.

    Ellen baptized June 15 1825

    Margaret baptized March 3 1833

    Here is a link to the parish register for Duagh  You may want to search the register and see if you see other family records that were possibly missed in the transcription process.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 3rd Oct 2022, 04:13PM
  • Thank you I will check that out




    Monday 3rd Oct 2022, 10:54PM

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