Parents were Dennis Kearney & Elizabeth Delaney. Born 12 Jul 1796 St MICHAEL & St JOHN's of Dublin. John enlisted in the military at age 16 and served until 22, in 1819. He married Helena (Ellen) Carragher 01 Jan 1825 Cork & Ross RC Parish - Courcy's Country or Ballinspittal, Ireland Ringrone Catholic Parish, County Cork.. They had 1 child in Ireland prior to emigrating to Canada; Edward. They emigrated about 1829.