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Bridget Kelly was born 25 January 1829 in Westmeath Ireland to Luke Kelly and Mary Brien Kelly.  She was baptised in the Tubber and Rosemount Parish in the civil parish of Kilcumreragh 29 January 1829.  

She had 8 siblings.  ELisa b 1832; Ellen b 1834; John b 1835; Mary b 1839; Mary 1839; Mary (Anne) b 1842; Judith b 1843; Anne b 1847; Elizabeth

Bridget and her parents and at least some of her siblings emigrated to America before 1854.  She married Thomas Worrell 10 September 1854 in Rahway, New Jersey, USA.

Bridget and Thomas for the most part lived their life together in western Wisconsin USA.  They are buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Canton Township, Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

They had 10 children:
Julia 1855-? m Michael Whelan
Mary (Polly) 1857-1941 m James Whelan
Gertrude (Nancy) 1858-? m Fred Hardy
Joseph b 10 Apr 1859 - 23 Dec 1934 m Anna Conley
Martha 1860-1862
Jane 1861-1934 m Frank Boehrer
Agnes Elizabeth 1863-1904 m Ross Hardy
Ellen (Nellie) 1870-abt 1960 m Roy Hart
John Thomas 11 Mar 1873 - 22 Dec 1958 m Ellen Conley
Thomas m Mary Kane

One of Thomas & Bridget's granddaughters became a Franciscan Sister in St Rose Convent (La Crosse Wisconsin) in 1912.  Her name was Sister Elizz.  Her parents were Joseph Worrell and Anna Conley.




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Date of Birth 25th Jan 1829