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In a conversation with an elderly aunt, I learned my great-grandmother, Bridget O'Neill was taken away from her family because of an illness. My aunt assumed it was probably TB. This would have been in 1892 or 93. She lived in the townland of Creelaghta, civil parish Killoe. Looking up her death date, I find it to be in 1918. I don't know that much about TB but I assumed that a person wouldn't survive for 25 years once they had contracted it. Bridget gave birth to a her last child in 1892 which makes me wonder about post-partum depression and subsequent commitment to an asylum. So my question is: Does anyone on the list have any information about a sanitarium or asylum that would have served the residents of County Longford in the 1890's? Any help would be very appreciated.
Hello Everyone. I am new to this list. This may be the only posting from me.
I just wanted to share this information with Listers who might be researching the MARTIN family.
Thomas Martin born in parish...........(almost impossible to read - first letter looks like an "H") in Co. Longford age 23 left from Liverpool on 24 March 1828 arrived in New York 12 May
he settled in Centre county, Pennsylvania, US - this is from his declaration for Naturalization.
Thomas Martin (born approx 1810) age 28 yrs old on 29 Aug 1838(date of his Naturalization papers) born in paish of Car????, in Co. Longford.
sailed from port of Liverpool 24 April 1833 arrived at city of New York 11 June.
He also settled in Centre County, Pennslyvania, US
Good luck with your searches everyone!
Mary Heaphy has finished adding lists of Irish who supported repeal associations
in America and Newfoundland. The last one added is 1841 NYC.
The lists tell where the person was from in Ireland.
To see the lists go to:
Click on Ireland General which is right above the counties. Then Newspapers.
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Thanks for the nice comments.
I am actually a Yank too.
So Happy 4th of July to the "Yanks" on the list.
| Christina, You are truly wonderful with all your efforts on behalf
| of Aussies" and "Kiwis" and Argentinians and Brasilians and, yup,
| us "Yankees" and Canadians and too many other countries to mention.
| Your fellow county people disbursed and made their mark everywhere
| in the world.