Hi there. I was reading through your post and was suprised to notice just how similar it is to my ancestor history. As an example: James Mannix d.o.b 1834, County Kerry, Ireland married Johanna Finnaughty 29 sep 1856. Siblings were: Margaret, Mary, Maurice, Ellen, Michael, Annie, James, Patrick, Bridget, Thomas, Sarah, Catherine, Julia, John & Denis. Is this similar to yours?? Would like to know more.