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Offline Jang

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Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« on: Wednesday 18 November 20 00:34 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone find this couple in the US? There's no trace of them in Ireland after their marriage there in 1819 in Limerick - no children's baptisms, their deaths or census entries - so I wondered if they had emigrated to the US, as many Irish did at the time.

Francis was the son of William O'Connor of Cappanuke, Limerick, and Catherine the daughter of Patrick Kirby of Marlbrook, Limerick. I don't have baptism dates for them but going on the marriage date of 1819 would  guess that they were born in the 1790s.

The last record I have of Francis is in a Valuation Book where on 12 Feb 1842 he was farming at Dromsallagh Limerick.

Any leads gratefully accepted
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England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 01:15 GMT (UK) »
They possibly did emigrate.

Here is a death record for Mary Crowley, 92 yrs, 1913, Chicago.
Her parents are Francis O’Conner and Catherine Kirby.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7WD-CV9
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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 02:00 GMT (UK) »
Wow, that's a promising find - thanks heywood! Catherine had a sister Mary, so it's definitely a family name.
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 04:34 GMT (UK) »
Illinois Death Index (ancestry)

Mary Crowley was born 5 May 1820 dies 14 March 1913 Chicago Cook County Illinois buried 17th March in Rochelle Illinois.
A resident of Cook County for 26 years, Widowed
Parents as previously listed.

Find a Grave has a Mary Crowley without a biography buried 1913 in St Patrick Cathedral Cemetery Rochelle, Illinois.


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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 04:59 GMT (UK) »
Illinois Death Index (ancestry)

Mary Crowley was born 5 May 1820 dies 14 March 1913 Chicago Cook County Illinois buried 17th March in Rochelle Illinois.
A resident of Cook County for 26 years, Widowed
Parents as previously listed.

Find a Grave has a Mary Crowley without a biography buried 1913 in St Patrick Cathedral Cemetery Rochelle, Illinois.

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, March 16, 1913
Page 12

CROWLEY Mary Crowley, beloved wife of the late James Crowley, mother of Mrs. James Casey and the late James Crowley. Funeral from daughter's residence, 2247 W. Erle.

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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 07:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks amondg and RJ137, great info, lots to follow up there!
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 November 20 18:58 GMT (UK) »
1910 Census in the 14th Ward of Chicago has her living with her daughter Catherine Casey and family.  Says born in Ireland, immigrated 1850.

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Re: Did they emigrate? Looking for Francis and Catherine O'Connor.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 November 20 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Marriage for Catherine Crowley to James Casey in 1885 gives mother's maiden name as O'Connell and father's first name as James.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GB25-33T?i=269&cc=1803970

Says she was born in Ireland in around 1861.  1880 Census her living in Ogle Township with her parents, James and Mary, so doesn't look like your family.