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Alexander Mckelvey & Jane Cubit or Cahill

Alexander Mckelvey & Jane Cubit or Cahill

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mckelvey, Cahill, Haggard
I am looking for further information on the family of Alexander Mckelvey b ca 19 Sep 1786 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland & Jane Cubit or Cahill b. ca 1788 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland, both died in Meadville, Crawford, PA. Parents of Andrew Mckelvey b 16 Jun 1814 Ireland, died 20 Feb 1940 in Union, Jasper, MO, who married Allie Frame on 20 Feb 1840 in PA.
This couple had 9 children all born in Meadville, Crawford, PA:
Margaret, Jane , Thomas, Eliza, Alexander, John, Zachariah, and Jacob.
Then the family moved to Mo in abt 1845.
Clifton Haggard, who is deceased, had information that Andrew emigrated with his parents from Ireland to the US when he was 7 yrs old locating near Fredericktown, Cecil, MD. Alexander was a carpenter and joiner and helped build the US Capital in Washington DC. After a few years the family located in Meadville, Crawford, PA.
This researcher also stated that Andrew had 3 brothers James b ca 1809, Alex b ca 1816, and Charles b ca 1816. Born in Randolph co., Illinois.

Does anyone know anything about these 3 brothers, the exact date when this line of Mckelvey's entered the US, or any information on Alexander and Jane. I am looking for documentation and haven't been able to find the ship record yet. I am also trying to go back in the line. Any information would be appreciated.
Celeste Mckelvey

Re: Alexander Mckelvey & Jane Cubit or Cahill

Posted: 1 Dec 2012 6:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
A McKelvey family tree exists in the Blackwood Family History manuscript trees Collection in the LinenHall library, Belfast. My advice is visit yourself if possible, giving them time to have the volumes available, however as is more likely you may live abroad I suggest you ask them for photocopying estimates if they think your knowledge relevant and be prepared to pay the extra for post and packing if you are tempted. “The Library welcomes all research enquiries, whether made in person, by phone, fax, letter or e-mail. Enquiries from members will be answered free of charge. Visitors from afar, and in particular those engaged in serious research projects, are recommended to make prior contact with the Library to ensure that they receive the best possible service. More complex enquiries should be made by letter, fax, or e-mail. Enquiries of this kind from within the British Isles will normally be answered free of charge, apart from any copying and postage charges. A minimum charge of £2 will normally be made in respect of overseas enquiries. A4 photocopies b&w are 20p. The Library may be able to assist those with more extensive research requirements on terms subject to negotiation with the Librarian. Contact the Library for further information on info@linenhall.com or Telephone 028 9032 1707. Their address is The Linen Hall Library,17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT15GB, Northern Ireland, see their website for contact details or use Email:info@linenhall.com.
The volume references are
Volume 91
Hoping this is includes new information for you
good luck, Jim
ps However if the material is really relevant when you get it, I suggest a further donation to this unique library that is always needing extra funds.

Have you tried NIFHS genealogical index in resources
Good luck
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