As far back as I have gone,in 11/02/1825 Patrick Lillis married Hanora Leary. Parish/ District== Dromin & Athlacca,witnesses were Jeremiah Leary and Elizabeth Leary. Their son Edmd. Lillis baptism place info is same as parents place of marriage (County Limerick)in 28/12/1830. Brith date being Dec, 25, 1830. Sponsors were John Dea and Bgt. Joyce. Edward left Ireland (I believe with three other males, likely brothers) in 1850. Arrived in NY and they made their way to Frankfort, Ky. Where there were quite a few Irish already settled. He was a Stonemason by trade. As Frankfort was the state capital, they were having a building boom of municipal bldg. He helped build most of them. He bought a house in Fr. and the one beside it on Main street, I believe the address was 133. He married Susan McAuliffe on 17 July 1859. I have a copy of the marriage bond and the return from the church were they were married, The Good Shepherd. They had: Mary Cecila born 22 Apr. 1860, Patrick B. Lillis, Jr. (named for his grandfather)b. 12 Aug 1862 Susan b. Nov. 1871 ( my grandmother) Nora b.??? James A. b. May 1872 Edward Thomas Lillis b. 1876 Helen Augusta b. 30 jun 1880 ===========================================================
Susan Lillis m. Wade Hampton Triplett in 1904 in Frankfort, Ky,born 13 Nov 1876, went by Wade. They had: Mary Frances( went by Frances and was my mother)b. 18 Apr 1906 Edward J. b. 6 Jan 1910 Thomas B. 6 Oct ??? died at 10 of Tuburculosis (sp) James Joseph b. 24 mar 1912 All born in Frankfort, Franklin, Ky. =========================================== Mary "Frances" Triplett married twice. I am the dau. of the second marriage to Col. A.R.Shoffner and Frances.
I have more info on these families and would be happy to share with other researchers and espically long lost relatives. JM