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  • Frances Donnelly (c.1766 - 1829)
  • Frances June O'Connor Donnelly (1940 - d.)
    Birth: Jun. 1, 1940 McNairy County Tennessee, USA Death: unknown Mother of Michael Dennis O'Connor, Jr. & Sean Patrick O'Connor. Daughter of Sanford Odell and Mazie Blanche (Tucker) McLain. Grandmo...
  • Isabell Donnelly (1761 - 1837)
  • James Donnelly (1753 - 1830)
    James Donnelly and only son John Donly were both thought to have fought w/ the TN Militia under Capt. Mullon's Co. in the War of 1812.
  • Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senator
    Joe Donnelly , a Senator and a Representative from Indiana; born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 28, 1955; B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1977; J.D., University of Notre Da...

About the Donnelly surname

Re the Project on Donnellys in Australia. Flowing into the Great Southern Ocean and Approx 100 Miles long is the Donnelly River it lies south of Perth Western Australia (WA) , It flows through the Forest of Donnelly and on its Banks lies the small settlement of Donnelly. Surley a must visit trip for any Passing Donnelly Boy, or Girl by that matter. It was named by the First Lord Leiutenant of WA in honour of a family friend who was apparently an Admiral Donnelly in the British Navy. Go on just Google it. The first European to sight the river was Lieutenant William Preston in 1831. The river was named by James Stirling, the governor of Western Australia, in the 1830s after a friend of his family, Admiral Ross Donnelly. (Added John Donnelly)