I have been trying to research my line of the Killip family. John and Maria Killip (of Rochester, NY) are my 3rd great-grandparents. This was another case of a Killip marrying a Killip. They married in Lazyre, IOM in 1847 and immigrated to Rochester shortly therafter. I know that my great-great grandfather had cousins (for example-Alfred Killip, son of James & Robina Killip) in the Rochester area. I had wrongly assumed they were brothers of John. After finding Maria's death notice I now realize that they were her brothers.
KILLIP - In this city, Wednesday, May 28, 1902, at the family residence, No. 304 Central avenue, Mrs. Marie KILLIP, aged 75 years, widow of the late John T. Killip. Deceased is survived by two brothers William and James KILLIP; three sons, William A., George W. and Dr. Thomas A. KILLIP, four daughters, Mrs. Frank DOEHLER, Kittie, Eliza and Lillie KILLIP, all of this city. -Funeral from the Free Methodist Church,North Union street, Firday afternoon, May 30th at 2:30 P.M.
I've been trying to make a connection to the William Killip that married Elizabeth Killip. I've also been trying to pinpoint their parents. I suspect they are Thomas Killip (abt 1790) and Isabella Caley (abt 1794). I have no real evidence to support this theory yet, so if anyone can help me out on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!