Mary Ann Denny Kelly, widow of John Kelly, Winfield Twp, Butler Co.PA
I am seeking info on my great grandmother Mary Ann Denny who married John Kelly in Butler Co. PA. They resided in Winfield Township, Butler Co. Pa, post office of Double Sale.Mary Ann was born about 1830, and John about 1827 in Ireland. John died in the 2nd Bull Run of the Civil War, 8/31/1862. He was a private in the 100th PA Vol. Infantry,Co I, and was unaccounted for after the war. I think that Mary Ann's mother was a (Mary?) Catherine Denny, born 1799, and perhaps her father was a William Denny, perhaps a son of a Henry Denny. I think Mary Ann had a brother William (M?) Denny as listed in the household in the 1860 census.Catherine Denny died about 1869. Does anyone have any other information on Mary Ann Denny so that I can verify her ancestry? She testified in 1863 in the Butler Court of Common Pleas that she had no marriage record when she applied for a widow's Civil War pension. Her marriage on July 8, 1856 was officiated by a Fr. Frank Creamer, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh who died in 1861. I believe they lived in the area of the parish of St. John's Catholic Church Coylesville, or its predecessor St. Patrick's of Sugar Creek. The priest may have been a traveling priest who recorded the marriage elsewhere. Services were often held in private homes, including that of the Dennys. Does anyone have access to Butler area newpaper obit articles (Sept 1862 or so)for John's Civil War death, or their marraige (July 1856) or obit for Mary Ann, (unknown date of death).Together they had three children, Lawrence, Philip, and Sarah Ann, and John had a daughter by his first wife Julia, also named Julia. I have information on them. I have tried to construct a family tree from the info in the History of Butler Co online but can't quite fit Mary Ann into it. I think many of the girls had the name Mary given at Baptism and then called by their middle names.I do not know if she would have remarried, but no one in the family has ever said that she did. I believe she remained in Butler Co.