Greetings, David, No, I don't have any info about Ireland contacts or specifics other than your indicating George's family was from Galway, Ireland.I will look forward to learning more of your family lines when your Mom sends you the info. Thanks so much. Will email you separately as well. James Bellew's wife, Catherine Moroney/Maroney is said to have been from County Clare, Ireland. James sister married Morris Murphy. Below is some information about that: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/1880oconto6.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/1880oconto6.htm 1880 Census, City of Oconto, WI: 61955MurphyMorrisWM40XWorks in saw millX.....WisconsinIrelandIreland 620MurphyRosaWF30WifeXKeeping houseCanadaIrelandIreland 6 21BellewRosaWF72Mother-in-lawXIrelandIrelandIreland
Rose S.is buried next to James Bellew at the Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, WI. Based on age, grave location, & Obit it is my assumption that Rose isJames' mother. mbj
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/newsdeaths1896.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/newsdeaths1896.htm Oconto County Reporter[Oconto Co.,Wisconsin] Oct. 16, 1896 Deaths : "Mrs. Rosa Smyths Bellow was born in Maple town, county of Louthe, Ireland, August 3, 1808, and previous to coming to Oconto in the ‘50’s, resided with her husband at GREEN Bay, where the death of the latter occurred. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morris Murphy, in the West ward, on Monday, October 12, aged eighty-eight years, two months and seven days, the funeral being held from St. Joseph's church, of which denomination she was a member, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, the obsequies attended by a large course of the friends of the deceased.
She leaves four sons and five daughters – Jane [James?] *Bellow (proprietor of the Beyer House), Oconto, John, Chicago; Patrick, Washington; Mathew, Percy, Wis.; Mrs. Mary Cook, Depere; Mrs. James Lennon, Appleton; Mrs. M. C. Thompson; Oconto; Mrs. John Ahearn, Chicago; from Green Bay, Mrs. Cornelius McGinnis, Mrs. Dennis Murphy, James Cook. * [Patrick and Mathew, et al may have been her grandsons?]