I have posted several messages before working with incorrect oral history of this family. I now have some corrections.
Searching for any information on the family of Peter Phelan, b. @ 1820. Married to Catherine Carroll in Abbeyleix on 8 Jan 1854.They had the following children:
Mary, Ch. 7 Apr 1855, Castletown, County Laois John, Ch.30 Nov 1856,"" Margaret, Ch. 19 Jan 1859,"" Sarah, Ch. 6 Jan 1861, Abbeyleix," Catherine, Ch. 1 Aug 1863, Mountrath," Elizabeth, Ch. 1 Mar 1866,""
Peter Phelan died @ 1866.
His widow Catherine married Timothy O'Callaghan in Mountrath on 6 Jan 1867.They had 4 children born in Mountrath: Michael, Ch. 1 Mar 1868, Mountrath, County Laois Augustine, Ch. 1 Apr 1869,"" Catherine, 1 Oct 1870,"" Antony, 1 Mar 1872,""
At least 2 more were born in Dublin: Agnes, B. 28 Oct 1877, New Kilmainham, Dublin Daniel J., B. @Jan 1876"" Patrick, @ 1877 Timothy, @ 1884
Most or all of the O'Callaghan branch of this family emigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1888.Michael married Mary Phelan.Catherine married Michael Hynes.Agnes married William Kane.
Margaret Phelan married John Hempstead in Dublin in 1877.They later moved to England.
I have been able to find some information on the O'Callaghans, but had little success with the Phelans.I am hoping someone will recognize this extended family and contact me.