Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in USA
Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1815
Date of Death 19th Sep 1861
Townland born Emyvale, Monaghan, Ireland
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Bernard Farrell
Number of Children 13
Place & Date of Marriage 14 Sep 1837 Donagh, Monaghan, Ireland
First Child Catherine Farrell
Names of Children Catherine, Bernard C, John Albert, Anne, Patrick H, Edward E, Mary Elizabeth, Joseph,, Margaret, Daniel, James, Katie
Place of Death Pomd Eddy, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Hi, I know there are lots of McKennas in County Monaghan, particularly around Emyvale and Ballyrush where my ancestors are from.  I have been trying to find an Anne McKenna, who I believe was married to my 3rd great grandfather Patrick McNulty. Annes seem to be quite rare, so I thought it may be a family name,  He was born around 1819, but could have been earlier, hecame out to Australia in 1864, after his son Denis and Mary Carolan came here in 1860. So we presume his wife had died.  We can find no birth records for Patrick, Denis or another brother Owen. 

     I did find distant McKenna matches on Gedmatch living in Tedavnet, very close to Emyvale, hence my email

    I wondered if you had a tree, if there might have been any McNultys in it? 

    Christine (Australia)


    Christine Sanger

    Saturday 17th July 2021 02:45AM
  • Christine, I also have an Anna McKenna from Emyvale. She was born in 1815, married Bernard Farrell in 1837 in Errigal Traugh and emigrated to to Bethel, Sullivan County, New York, USA in 1853 with her husband and several of her children.

    I hope to visit Emyvale next year if COVID allows! If there is anything I can try to find about your Anna McKenna while I'm there, I would be glad to try.

    Leonora Heath Abert (Indiana, USA)



    Heath Abert

    Thursday 9th September 2021 08:48PM
  • Hi Leonora,

    Thankyou for your response, I am sorry for the delayed response, (I have trouble navigating this site).  This has been a real brick wall for me, if fact all information around my gggrandfather. I dont know if Ann came from emy vale, but i have DNA connections to McKennas on Gedmatch. 

    If you do get to Ireland, and in your search for your Ann McKenna you see any that might relate to a McNulty in Ballyrush, or any other families with an Anne I would love to hear about them.  

    Thankyou and good luck with your research.


    PS I am on Ancestry and My Heritage, if you are too, maybe we can compare notes. 

    Christine Sanger

    Sunday 3rd October 2021 09:02PM

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