Quick request for people scanning quickly - If anyone has these names in their family tree please contact me Abby CAHILL Michael ROCHE Thomas DENNEHY m Ellen JONES (my G GP's) Jeremiah DENNIHY m Elizabeth CAHILL (my GG GP's)
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I am stuck on tracing my Dennehy roots and have exhausted all of the obvious records for my G GF's birthplace in Co Cork. His birth place is family lore so it could also be in Kerry or Limerick but just on the border - who really knows for sure but Co. Cork is the most likely the location and I am concentrating on that.
Recent Breakthrough I recently found out where my GF was baptized so I though, maybe just maybe, it would have his Dad's place of birth as well. Well, no such luck BUT I did find out that my GF's sponsors from his birth were Abby CAHILL and Michael ROCHE.
He was baptized at St, Johns Evangelist east 53rd St., New York, New York in 1895. (the 3 other siblings and deaths were not recoded in this church - darn) Abby CAHILL would probably have been either Michael's wife and most likely a first cousin or aunt to my GGF Thomas Dennehy. Michael ROCHE could also have been related to Ellen JONES but I have yet to come across that name and I have well fleshed out that JONES tree.
((((Does the Catholic church always use the maiden name of female sponsors?)))
My GF, Jeremiah DENNEHY, parents were Thomas DENNEHY and Ellen JONES Thomas's parents were Jeremiah DENNIHY (not a typo) and Elizabeth CAHILL
My problem is that i have no townsname for my DENNEHYs who, from family lore, cam from Co. Cork both my gf's parents died before he was 10 yrs old and no family history was passed on so i am exhausting all records to find the town's name
i have found as many records (death, citizenship, civil marriage, church marriage etc) for his dad Thomas but none state the town's name (only IRE)
with these 2 names i am trying to cull all the clues and work backwards into where my DENNEHYs are from
I believe Abby to be my GGF's 1st cousin If i can find her marriage in NYC maybe i can find the CAHILLs in Cork as well
I am kind of zeroing in on Boherbue, Cork, Ireland based on some other records I found on CAHILL and ROCHE in LDS.
Even more history below to further pinpoint this family.
1 - Are your DENNEHY, CAHILL, ROCHE surnames from this area or anywhere in Co Cork? 2 - Any family intermarries that might help me? 3 - Any other general advice?
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He is buried in The Holy Cross Cemetery, Tilden Ave in Brooklyn NY and is in the: Section St. James, Range W, Plot 202 The family was living at 100 East 53 St. at the time.
He was buried on Dec 12, 1898 and the undertaker (the name is unintelligible on the D.C.) was living at 509 Madison avenue.
What town from County Cork, Ireland was he from? This is the puzzling question. This we do not know and may cause us to never find a living Dennehy relative or descendant form Jeremiah Dennihy and Elizabeth Cahill.
Summary of my notes on him so far ******************************************************************* The following note speaks of my Great Great & Great grandparents
On Jan 19/1890 at St. Peter's Church, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Thomas DENNEHY (born circa. 1855 - based on marriage cert. or born circa. 1865 - based on death certificate) son of Jeremiah DENNIHY(DENNEHY)& Elizabeth CAHILL (marriage circa. 1825-1845 - a guestimate). (names based on the parish register & father's named confirmed by Thomas's death certificate mother was stated just as Hannah Dennehy on the death cert)
My guess is that the birth year of 1855 is more accurate as it filled out when he was alive and would be more substantial than the death certificate. The mother's name of Elizabeth Cahill would also prove this out in my opinion. Having a full Name (w/ surname) is better than what was provided on his death certificate. Is it possible that his mother died and Hannah was a step mother at that point but that is just a guess.
Thomas marries Ellen JONES (born circa. Nov 1865 of ???, Co. Kerry) daughter of John JONES & Margaret ENRIGHT from Ballylongford, Co. Kerry Ireland. (mar circa. 1825-1845)
According to his death certificate he would have came to America in 1884 at the age of 30-31 (20-21 if DC age is correct - i doubt it - the 30-31 is more likely in my opinion).
They then moved into NYC and he was a "Coachman" (a driver) but died in Dec. of 1898. (my grandfather was 4 years old) They had 4 children. John J, Mary Margaret, Thomas, Jeremiah Thomas (my gf) John J and Thomas both die before the age of 10.
According to the NYC directories of the time, they lived in the east 50's of NYC from 1891-1898 until he dies. A William McGUIRE "Livery" of 154 East 56th St witnessed his Naturalization on 10/22/1891 Thomas DENNEHY was living at 224 East 59th St at that time.
Ellen JONES DENNEHY remarries a Daniel McAVEY and lived near 116 St in NYC She eventually dies in 1908. He was a laborer. They had one child Daniel Jr who dies at about 1 years old.