James Edward Sullivan was born about 1866, apparently at or near Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. He died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 7 February 1931. His Ontario civil death record records his birthplace as Potsdam, NY, and lists his parents as Jeremiah Sullivan, birthplace Ireland, and Ellen Sullivan, birthplace Ireland.[1. Was Sullivan both … Continue reading Parents of James Edward Sullivan?
John Vallely was a son of Michael Vallely and Mary Ryan. He was born in Lanark Co., Ontario in 1861, and emigrated to Grand Forks, North Dakota about 1882. In 1889 he married another Canadian emigrant to North Dakota: Anna Lillian ("Lila") Moran (1861-1915), daughter of Alexander Michael Moran and Mary Ann Leavy. This photograph … Continue reading John Vallely (1861-1935)
Here is my great-grandmother Anna ("Annie") Maria Benton in the Ottawa city directory of 1895-6:[1. The Ottawa city Directory, 1895-6: embracing an alphabetical list of all business firms and private citizens, a classified business directory and a miscellaneous directory, containing a large amount of valuable information : also a complete street guide, to which is … Continue reading Where did my great-grandparents meet?
Here are my Moran ancestors in the 1851 census of Huntley township, Carleton County, Ontario (Canada West): James Moran (here Morin), Farmer, born Ireland, religion R. [Roman] Catholic, age 54 at next birthday; with wife Margaret [Jamieson], also born Ireland; and children Thos [Thomas], James,[1. James Moran, son of James and Margaret Jamieson, had recently … Continue reading Irish (also English and Scottish) Origins, Canadian Sources: William Pigott’s enumeration of Fitzroy township (1851)
I am extremely grateful to Al Lunney for sending me a copy of Alec Lunney's "A Collection of Family and Ottawa Area Information," which includes his account of his maternal (and my paternal) ancestors James Moran and Margaret Jamieson. Peter Alexander ("Alec") Lunney (1896-1953) was the son of Hugh Andrew Lunney and Margaret Amelia Hourigan, … Continue reading “My Maternal Ancestors,” by Alec Lunney
James Moran (1858-1899) James Moran was born about 1858 in Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario, the third of twelve children born to Alexander ("Sandy") Michael Moran and Mary Ann Leavy. On 27 November 1883 (St. Patrick's, Fallowfield) James Moran married Sarah Jane Dooley, daughter of Thomas Dooley and his second wife Mary Coughlan. The couple had … Continue reading Cause of Death: Conflicting Accounts
My 3x great-grandparents Jane Byrne (born about 1811, died after April 1881) and John Leavy (1801-1881): John Leavy's headstone (Indian Hill RC Cemetery, Pakenham, Lanark Co.) identifies him as "a native of Co. Longford, Ireland;" Jane Byrne was presumably also a native of that Irish county. This couple married about 1830 in Ireland (presumably Co. … Continue reading John Leavy and Jane Byrne