The time line for John and Bridget to be the parents of my Richard is right. My Richard was born in Ireland in 1842, possibly in the Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny area. My research has a John Kneely, born(unknown)1850 and died 1907 in Philly.
He was close to my Richard, because two of my siblings were interred in his plot at the local cemetery. John's wife's name was Isabella.