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James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Diocese of Derry, Ireland

James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Diocese of Derry, Ireland

Posted: 4 Jan 2003 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2003 7:31PM GMT
Surnames: McGeehan, Cleary
Looking for any information on James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Londonderry (Derry) area from 1860's to 1890's. Their children were: John, Eliza Jane, Bridget, Hannah, Mary, Margaret, Julia, George, and James. Hoping to trace some of the family that came and settled in the US as the Cleary's did.

John Cleary ended up settling in Montana and his sister, Elizabeth McGeehan was still living in Ireland in 1934 at the time of his death. Appreciate any information.

Re: James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Diocese of Derry, Ireland

pat majewski (View posts)
Posted: 26 May 2003 6:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
A John McGeehan wed Elsie Jewell 14 Nov 1905 in Ashland, Ashland Co.,WI. John's parents: James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from "Culinore", "Londonary".John born same. wittnesses: James O'Brien and Bridie McLaughlin.source all above: marr. certificate. Do you have the names of any of James's brothers?My g-gf resided same time as this marriage in Ashland, I have always wondered if this family was related. Thanks.

Re: James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Diocese of Derry, Ireland

Posted: 26 May 2003 6:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 May 2004 4:56PM GMT
So glad you responded. I feel there is a definite connection here because of names and location in Ireland. My Cleary's are from Londonderry area, (Culmore Point -- where lighthouse is).

Actually have little on the McGeehan's other than that Elizabeth Cleary married James McGeehan. There is a website in Ireland that I can send you that has the baptisms from 1858-1901 for the Diocese of Derry of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, parish of Iskaheen and it does show a Daniel McGeehan who was married to a Ann McLaughlin and they had a child named Eliza Jane on March 17, 1867. The two McGeehan's mentioned are several named James and one Daniel. Gives births of their children and the sponsers. One sponsor is a George McGeehan.

Appreciate hearing what you have on your John McGeehan and Elsie Jewell, as it does appear that is our Elizabeth.

You can reach me at Stars4aud@aol.com.

Audrey


Re: James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary from Diocese of Derry, Ireland

Posted: 26 May 2003 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGeehan, Cleary
Upon checking came up with more information and there is definitely a connection. One of my Cleary relatives informed me she has a picture of John McGeehan taken in Chicago in his later years. He was also definitely in Wisconsin because he was the godfather of Bernadine Cleary, born in 1903, who was the daughter of James McGeehan and Elizabeth Cleary.

The family of James Edward Cleary (b. 1861), whose daughter Bernadine (b. 1903) had John McGeehan as a godfather, settled in Ashland, Wisconsin. James Edward Cleary was the brother-in-law of John McGeehan.

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