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Posted: 23 Aug 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jul 2004 1:33PM GMT
MICHAEL EDWARD ROONEY was apparently born in Sligo, Ireland,
about 1794. He may have had a sister or mother named BRIDGET O'CONNOR.

According to his son's death certificate, Michael's wife
was named MARY DELLING.

Michael and his wife used to attend the forbidden Catholic
masses at Sligo's "Mass Rock" with their son William, a mere babe in arms,
and there was much fear that his crying would attract Protestant or military attention. (Mind you, I've also heard that it was Mike's parents who attended the Masses, with a priest disguised as a working man holding Mass in a cave and fearing that Mike, a babe in arms, would cry and give them away. Date-wise, that makes more sense, I think.)

Pat McCann and John O'Connor were two Rooney cousins who
emigrated to NYC, and my great-aunt used to write to Pat in Ballygall,
Sligo, after he returned there.

Do our lines cross paths anywhere?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LittleCalamit... 23 Aug 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Michael F. Sheehan 24 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
jackcopet 30 Apr 2003 3:51PM GMT 
Paula (Rooney) Hyre 22 Dec 2005 5:29PM GMT 
jasonsoma61 20 Aug 2008 7:49PM GMT 
oldmaude626 22 Jul 2010 1:56AM GMT 
rwager6 10 Jan 2013 9:28PM GMT 
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