Searching for the parents of James Tosney, b. abt 1846 in England.Both of his parents were born in Ireland, his mother's name was Ann, b. abt 1805.
James m. 1st to Rosanna Gately abt. 1869.They were living in Lawrence, Essex Co., MA in 1880.James & Rosanna had children: 1.James b. abt 1869 2.Emma b. abt 1872 m. Patrick Dempsey 3.Elizabeth Ann b. 1873 m. John Roach
James m. 2nd to Ellen abt. 1875.Still living in Lawrence.Their children were: 1.John b. abt 1879 2.Joseph b. abt 1881 3.Patrick b. abt 1883 4.Mary b. abt 1885 5.Ellen or Nellie b. abt 1892 m. Charles W. Lilley 6.Christina b. abt 1894 m. Martin McDonough 7.Catharine b. abt 1896
I have not been able to locate the family of Ann Tosney nor James Tosney in 1870.They should have been in Massachusetts, perhaps Middlesex County.
Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. The great-grandson of James & Rosanna (Gately) Tosney, recently learned that he has cancer, with a time frame of 18-24 months for survival.He desires to visit the counties in Ireland where the Tosney & Gately families originated, before his death.My husband will accompany him on his pilgrimage - please help me find the Tosney origins in Ireland.