You could write a letter to the editor of a Longford newspaper, which I am sure he would publish. List everything you know and you might find some relatives. People will be
anxious to help, the Irish are so friendly and helpful. I have
been every year for the past 5/6 years, didn't go this year but will go next year, particularly to Muckenagh, Noughaval,
mostly in Westmeath but partly in Longford. I hope to trace
descendants of my gt.gt.grandfather Lawrence IGOE, died
1876 aged 50, his wife was Julia MacCorm*ck, alive at his
death. Their son John, born 1850, left home for Dublin then London where he married a Dublin girl in 1872.
Keep us posted on what you learn and good luck on your trip.
Irene of Seattle former Londoner
We are now adding headstones to the IGP Archives. As some of you know, we have a
section for headstones on the IGP Longford site. Well, this will be done in the
Archives too. Our system will be different. The stones will be arranged by
If you would like to donate photos you have taken, you can send the photos to
me. I will need a text file listing the stone info. Either arranged by last name
or with a number to keep the photos in the same order.
To see how this will look, you can take a look at some donated by Peter Langley
We would like to get Longford's page set up with photos.
Jacquie Liddiard will be managing this part of the Archives project.
Let me know if you can contribute off list.
I am the right person. The McCabes are in our Smith family from Co. Cavan (right next to Longford) We also have Dunne's and Travers. Tom McCabe lived at Lurgon (Virginia), Murmod Hill. He died about 10 years ago. I also have much of the rest of the family if you think we are on the right track.
David Myers (McCabes and Smith are my mother's family--and mine, of course)
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I will be visiting Ireland for the first time early in 2008, and plan to squeeze in a visit Longford County where my McCabe's were from. I will be on a tour and can only take a precious few hours to go off on my own to do this. Can someone please advise me how I could make the most of my time and where I should go to try to get more info, based on what I have now on my McCabe line? See below...
Descendants of Matthew McCabe
1 Matthew McCabe b: in Longford, Ireland
.. +Agnes Donohue b: in County Donegal, Ireland
............ 2 Mathew McCabe b: 17 Mar 1851 in Ireland d: 25 Mar 1924 in Ossining, NY. Fact 1: 19 Oct 1868 Naturalized Mathew McCabe NYS copy Naturalization papers. Fact 2: 1866 Immigrated from Ireland. Fact 3: Buried St. Augustine Cemetery Ossining, NY. Gravestone says: "Native of Aghnagarron, County of Longford, Parish of Abbeylara." I have also seen some of their records (LDS films) in the Parish of Granard. Another researcher advised me I should look at the Cara Church and Cemetery in this area, near Granard.
................ +Bridget Brady b: 1850 in County Westmeath, Ireland, d: 01 Mar 1923 in Ossining, NY Fact 1: Born Bet. 1850 - 1855.Fact 2: 1866 immigrated from Ireland. Fact 3: buried St. Augustine Cemetery Ossining, NY info as above under her husband Mathew
............. 2 Joseph McCabe b: 1858
............ 2 John McCabe
............ 2 Patrick McCabe
............ 2 Hugh McCabe
............ 2 Eugene McCabe
............ 2 Anna McCabe
............ 2 Kate McCabe
PLEASE, ANY SUGGESTIONS ON FURTHERING THIS RESEARCH IN IRELAND? Thank you!
I have a cousin in Edmonds, Charlene Robinson. Know her?
I do not show that any of our kin, the Tullys, ever married into the Reilly
or O'Reilly family at all. I saw plenty of that name (usually plain Reilly) as
I looked through parish records for Longford, but they never married Tullys
and Tullys never married them. I don't know why not. Have you checked the
microfilms that the Family History Centers have?
As for being able to help you with your family, I can't. In my records, I
have only a Bernard Reilly acting as a sponsor for a Lynch baptism in Drumlish,
and a Patrick Reilly a sponsor for a Quinn baptism also in Drumlish. I don't
see that I copied any other Reillys, and the only reason I have these Reillys
is that Tullys were involved with the Lynches or Quinns.
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I discovered my mother's GGF came to the US from Ireland between 1875 and
early 1880 as they are in the 1880 census. I've not been able to find record
of them coming into the country or on ships going into Canada.
Robert and Catherine Kelly O'Reilly/Reilly/Riley are the parents.
Their first child is James, my GGF, who is baptized in 1850 at Newtown Forbes
John Reilly (1852) and Mary Ann (1854) at St Mary's Edgeworthstown
Robert Reilly (1861)
Margaret 6 Mar 1871 Ballinalee, Longford
Jane (1871?) Spelling of family name is Rielly with parents Robert
1880 census for Brooklyn, ED 222, SD 2 Baltic Street
Riley, Robert, 50 , b. 1830 Laborer
Riley, Robert Jr 19 Laborer
Elizabeth 16 b. 1864/5
Margaret 9 b. 6 Mar 1871 Ballinalee
The following children are not listed with the family at this address:
James b.1850 (Newtown Forbes) who married in Brooklyn in 1876 and moved to
James lists his age as six years younger than he actually is it is -1856
instead of 1850.
John Riley, b .2 May 1852 St Mary's Edgeworthstown
He's a widower who dies in Brooklyn in Dec 1924 and is buried in Holy Cross
Mary Ann Reilly b. 1854 St Mary's, Edgeworthstown
Jane Reilly b. 1874? Found a baptism listed as Rielly for Robert & Catherine
I've also found the obituary of my GGF James Reilly who died on May 11, 1906
in Orange County, NY
This lists his children George W. (Of Middletown); Charles - Burlingham
Mamie of Goshen Mrs Sadie McCue of NYC. Also his two sisters Mrs. Clark of NYC
and Margaret Reilly and two brothers: John and Robert in Brooklyn.
I believe Mrs. Clark to be Elizabeth.
Mamie is Mary Reilly also called Minnie on other documents. She is a nurse
who trained at Thrall School of Nursing in Middletown.
The last daughter, Jane, b. in 1874 remained in Ireland and is living in
Belfast at the time of John's death in 1924.
Catherine Reilly married James Hart(e)(en) in 1882 in Chicago. James Harte
entered through NYC.but relocated to Chicago.
I think that Catherine Reilly, the wife of Robert Reilly Sr may have died in
childbirth or soon after the birth of Jane. The rest of the family goes to
America and Jane is left in Ireland with family. She's living in Dublin in
1924 when her brother John dies and leaves an estate of $3,000 cash and "some
worthless lots on Long Island."
Can anyone help me find them entering the US? They may have come through
Canada. The information above is all that I have.
Thanks for any tips, ideas, especially bright ideas and comments.
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I would like to correspond with anyone who has an ancestor named Terence
Tully or knows of a Tully of the first name of Terence who lived from around 1770
to 1850 in the Killoe/Drumlish/Ballinamuck/Gaigue areas of Co. Longford. His
grandson of the same name migrated to America around 1862.
The elder Terence had at least 2 sons, Patrick and William, and one daughter
Anne who married a Murphy. Terry Anderson, San Marino, CA
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