Today at 5:52 PM
Thank you, Annemarie (aka my 32nd cousin) for this much-needed project topic. My goal for several years now has been to find living relatives in Ireland.
This is lost history, but not ancient history: my great-grandmother came to Boston from Ireland and died in 1943. Here's what I have:
On Feb. 10, 1861, in Dunmanway, CORNELIUS SULLIVAN married JANE GORMAN. To my knowledge, they had four children:
* Anne (b. Sept 17, 1865)
Meanwhile, WILLIAM DONOVAN marries JULIA COLLINS (marriage date and place unknown). They had at least three children in Shiplake, Dunmanway:
* Eliza (b. July 1, 1864)
CORNELIUS SULLIVAN and HANNAH DONOVAN emigrate to Boston sometime in the late 1880s. They marry in 1896, in the States. They are my great-grandparents.
There is also a JOHN DONOVAN, who spent his life as a manservant in Boston and lived to be 92. He was either a brother or cousin to Hannah.
1) CORNELIUS's godparents were named Thomas Murray and Mary Crowley.
2) HANNAH's godparents were John Hurley and Margaret Collins.
3) Witnesses to the marriage of CORNELIUS SULLIVAN and JANE GORMAN were Elizabeth Gorman and John Gorman, relation unknown.
ANY help in tracking down living descendants of these families in Ireland would be greatly appreciated. Establishing this connection while my mother is still alive would be a great lift to her spirits, and to mine.