Parents were John Leyden b. 1830 or 1833 and Anna Lynch b. about 1830. CJ had 6 other siblings. In birth order they are: Margaret b. about 1863, Martin b. about 1865, Michael b. about 1868 (married Margaret Elizabeth Keating- from whom I am a descendant of and was named after), Patrick b. about 1870, John,not sure of his birth year, CORNELIUS Joseph (called "Joe or Joseph), born on Kelley's Island, Ohio about 1873, and Anna Leyden also born on Kelley's Island, Ohio (not sure of the year). All the other Leydens mentioned here were born in Ireland, most probably County Clare, Enistymon, Ennis, Milltown Malbay.I am hoping to trace back from John and Anna the parents.
I am wondering if anyone knows what is with all the "CORNELIUS" Leydens?? It is not an Irish name! There must be some connection with them. I have read how the Irish had a certain order for naming children after uncles, etc. Maybe this could help piece some of our families.