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Hello, Community!

I am searching for any information about my 3x great grandfather, Daniel Donovan of Ballymartin.  He was born in 1828, according to his US Naturalization papers.  He was married to Ellen Crowly or Crowley.  I have seen it spelled both ways in my family's records.  

I have been researching my family for about 10 years, and until yesterday, I was convinced that a couple who married in Ringrone were my ancestors.  However, I was sadly mistaken.  I do not know if Daniel and Ellen married in  Ireland, as I have been unsuccessful in finding any records for this marriage on the Irish genealogy website or on Ancestry, Rootsweb, and Find My Past. 

In addition, I have found no marriage records for them in the US or Canada.  It's a mystery, for sure! 

The facts that I DO know are that Daniel Donovan was born in 1828 in Ballymartin, Cork, Ireland.  He became a US citizen on 17 September 1857 in Rutledge, Rutledge County Vermont and worked as a quarryman there.  Sometime before 1859, he married Ellen Crowley and they had seven children in 11 years.  These include: 

  1. Cornelius, c1859

  2. Terrance, c1860

  3. Timothy, c1860

  4. Patrick John, c1862 (my great-great-grandfather, a railway engineer in Illinois and Iowa)

  5. Ellen, c1866

  6. Mary Ann, c1867

  7. Kate, c1870

Daniel died on April 26, 1880, in West Rutland, Vermont; age at death: 53.  His headstone reads "A native of the parish of Ballymartin, County Cork, Ireland."  He is buried in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Rutland County, Vermont, USA.  

Any information that can be shared would be appreciated greatly.  I am new to this site and was guided here by another Ancestry member who helped me to correct the records that I  have had regarding my ancestors' marriage.  

Regards, 

Elizabeth Howell 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1828 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 2nd Apr 1880 VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Ballymartin  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Ellen Crowley  
Names of Children Cornelius, c1859 Terrance, c1860 Timothy, c1860 Patrick John, c1862 Ellen, c1866 Mary Ann, c1867 Kate, c1870  
Occupation Quarryman  
Place of Death West Rutland, Vermont; age at death: 53. His headstone reads "A native of the parish of Ballymartin, County Cork, Ireland." He is buried in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Rutland County, Vermont, USA.  
Place of Death    
New Type US I Naturalization: 17 Sept 1857 • Rutledge Vermont Paperwork says that Daniel must have lived in the US for at least 5 yrs, making his arrival in/before 1852. Witnesses Daniel McCarty and John Riordan also must have known him for at least 5 yrs.  
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