I am researching my wife's family history on her maternal grandfathers side.
The name is Nelligan, and they emigrated to the USA, but originated, I believe, In Kerry, Ireland.
The information I have is as follows:
Dennis NELLIGAN born 1815-18 in Kerry, Ireland.
Married Joanna MURPHY, born 1822 Ireland
Emigrated to the USA in 1850 via New Orleans.
Their son was John NELLIGAN was born in Kerry, also emigrated to the USA.
John NELLIGAN married a Johanna KEANE in Louisville, Kentucky, although KEANE was born in Ireland.
KEAN'S parents were Jeremiah KEANE and Mary CONNORS
Any help with the above, or with the family names, would be appreciated.