I am researching my Irish roots, and there are many!
What I have so far:
Michael Keegan born abt 1819 county Meath (guessing) married Catherine Bellew born abt 1819
Catherine and Michael's children:
All Michael and Catherine's children born in Meath, believe based on research Oristown, Meath, Ireland
Their son Thomas John Keegan (many records list him using his middle name) born 18 Apr 1839 Oristown, Meath, Ireland married Married Mary Goodwin who was born 25 Mar 1840 Meath, Ireland
I found a marriage record for John and Mary - married 18 May 1867 Navan, Meath, Ireland
John and Mary Keegan's children:
If this helps as well
Mary Goodwin's parents
John Goodwin born abt 1820
Margaret Corrigan born abt 1820 Ireland
Thomas John ended up in San Francisco where he died
The Corrigan, Bellew, Keegan, Goodwin lines must have lived nearby for them to marry
John Keegan - Was born in County Meath, Ireland, April 16,1839. At the age of twenty-eight he left his native land and came to America, and first located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1868. In that year he started via Isthmus of Panama, to California, and on arriving in this State he came directly to Napa County and to Knoxville, where he embarked in mining until 1877, when he took charge of his hotel, and he has since carried on that business there. Mr. Keegan was united in marriage May 18,1867, to Miss Mary Goodwin, who was born in Ireland, March 25,1840. They have eight living children: Katie, Elizabeth, John, Rosanna, Mary, Theresa, Agnes and Alice, and one deceased.
History of Napa and Lake Counties,: San Francisco, Cal.: Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers, 1881
Transcribed by Julie Appletoft, February, 2007 Page 505
KEEGAN - In this city, February 21, 1896, John beloved
husband of Mary, brother of Richard J. Keegan; father of Lizzie, John, Rose,
Theresa, Agnes and Alice Keegan, Mrs T. McGrorey and Mrs G. Nightingale and
brother-in-law of Thomas Goodwin a native of County Meath, Ireland aged 57
years.Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral tomorrow (Sunday), at 9 o'clock a.m. from his late residence, 214
first street, thence to St Brendan's Church, where a solemn requiem mass
will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30
o'clock a.m. Interment - Holy Cross Cemetery.
"Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FG87-GH4 : accessed 06 Feb 2013), Thos. John Keegan and Mary Goodwin, 18 May 1867; citing reference page 809 no 35, FHL microfilm 101510.
Any help with the Bellew or other lines would be greatly appreciated.I have very little.I was fortunate enough to get information from my gr gr aunt when I was a teen.
Thanks in advance for your assistance
If anyone has info, can you email me at email@example.com?I have not been receiving notifications for some time