Has anyone heard a story about a family of Gately's taking in 1 or 2 boys after the father died on trip from Wales to United States. Possibly the mother died shortly after that in Kentucky. The Surname was Plunkett. This is a story I have heard passed down but don't have anything to back it up. Any information that sounds familiar please let me know. John W. Gately one of the boys, born 3/21/1839 he married Nancy Cordelia Hill.