Re: looking for Gately ancesters
Nancy, I have Luke Geatley & wife Margaret landing in New Orleans in the 1840's.Luke's son stated in 1926 that his father was born in Athlone, Roscommon, and his mother in Westmeath.
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Thomas And Mary Geatley Moran landed in Rhode Island before 1841.
Both families made it to Jefferson County, Missouri by the time of the 1850 Federal Census.
Luke & Margaret's children are John, Thomas, and Mary.
Thomas & Mary Moran's children are John, Edward, Thomas, Luke, and Ann.
Neighbors in Jefferson County are Byrne and Crean.
Another Gately researcher told me that these people probably came from the Dysart Chapel area, as the parish registers include these surnames.