I'm hoping to find some Kelly connections from my family tree. I'm hoping to find out more information on who James' mother and wife Catherine's mother. I don't know when or where they were born but Ireland and I would love to know who there parents are. Crossing my fingers I have some Kelly relatives on the forum! :)
I was finally able to verify my great great grandmother's(Delia Kelly Dow) parents as James Kelly and Catherine Gately per a marriage certificate here in Newburyport Massachusetts.
I know that James Kelly and Catherine "Kate" Gately were married on 10 Jun 1871 Tissara, Roscommon, Ireland.
Here's the parish marriage on a FamilySearch extracted birth/baptism collection. It's an RC marriage - so the Christian names are in Latin :
Groom's Name: Jacobus Kelly Bride's Name: Catharina Gately Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1871 Marriage Place: Roman Catholic, Tissara, Co. Roscommon Groom's father: Patritii Kelly Bride's Father's Name: Jacobi Gately
James and Catherine had the following children Mary Kelly / 25 Apr 1872 / Athleague, Co. Roscommon / Ref. 400 Bridget Kelly / 16 Jul 1873 / Roscommon, Thomas Kelly / 22 Dec 1874 / Athlone No. 2 John Kelly / 15 Apr 1877 / Roscommon Catherine Kelly / 21 Jul 1879 / Roscommon
I was able to find out that Thomas Kelly (their son) was born in Athlone.
Some of the extracted records have references which can be matched up to a civil Index record - and this works for one of the sons :
Name: Thomas Kelly Birth Date: 22 Dec 1874 Birthplace: Athlone No 2, Ros, Ire. Parents : James Kelly & Catherine Gately Reference Number: p5 ln62
Besides the names area and year, the key detail is the page number 5..which matches this Index record :
name: Thomas Kelly registration district: Athlone event type: Birth year: 1875 volume : 3 / page : 5