This is interesting. My great grandmother was Mary Ellen Moran, born in 1879 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Her parents were Martin Moran and Anne Gallagher from Sligo, Ireland. Martin was from Kilmactigue and Tobercurry. The family emigrated to Brisbane, Australia in 1882.
Mary Ann "Molly" Moran was born on the 27th of January 1869 in Bradford, Yorkshire England. She died on March 13th 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland USA.
She was the daughter of William Moran (ca. 1835 Co. Sligo - 1921 England) and Catherine Kenny (1841 Co. Sligo- 1892 England).
She emigrated to Philadelphia, PA by herself (between. 1882 -1888). She married Michael J. Ginty (1866-1941) in Philadelphia, PA on 7 July 1888 and was mother of 6 children (five girls and one boy). They settled in Baltimore, Maryland about 1893.
She died inBaltimore, Maryland on the 13th March 1943. Her parents didn't emigrate.
|Date of Birth||27th Jan 1869||VIEW SOURCE|
|Date of Death||1st Mar 1943||VIEW SOURCE|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||William Moran - Born abt. 1835 Castleroad, Mayo/Sligo, Ireland; Son of Thomas Moran (b. abt. 1803 - Ireland, d. bef. 1861) and Bridget Moran (nee ?) (b. abt. 1803 Ireland?, d. unk.)|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Catherine Kenny - b. 1841, Co. Sligo; d. 1892, Yorkshire, England - daughter of Francis Kenny|
|Townland born||B. Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England|
|Number of Siblings||Two brothers, three sisters, all born between 1865-1878. Molly was the second born child.|
|Names of Siblings||Honora Moran Hainsworth (1865-1933) - b./d. England William "Willie" Moran (1871-unk.) Anne E. "Annie" Moran Rogers (1874-1899) - d. Newport News, VA USA Catherine "Kitty" Moran Duffy (1876-1941) - d. Chester, PA USA Thomas Moran (1878-unk.)|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Michael Joseph Ginty (1866-1941) - b. Kilgellia (Ballina District), Attymass, Co. Mayo|
|Place & Date of Marriage||Married - Philadelphia, PA USA - 7 July 1888 Molly had a court appointed guardian since she was 19 at the time. Her parents never came to the USA. Marriage license has her birthdate as 29 June 1868, but her birth certificate has it as 27 Jan 1869.|
|Number of Children||Mother of 6 children - 5 girls, one boy. Twins Honore and Katherine died as infants, and younger sister was named Honore Katherine in their honor.|
|Names of Children||William Joseph Ginty (1889-1924) Margaret Anne Ginty Burke (1891-1981) Anne Lorraine Ginty Poteat (1893-1974) Katherine & Honore Ginty (twins) - b./d.1896 Honore Katherine "Norah" Ginty Ryan (1896 - 1963)|
|Place of Death||Death 13 March 1943 • Church Home and Infirmary; Baltimore, Maryland|
DrewSunday 20th May 2018, 02:44AM
Hi Drew! Thanks for the message. I haven't been able to find many records in Ireland for my Morans, esp. Mary Ann's parents because I'm not sure the birth records still exist/are available online for the years they were likely born in the Sligo Catholic parishes where I believe they came from. I'm not sure when they moved to England, but Mary Ann's parents were married in England and all of their children were born there, and her birth record in England doesn't give any birth info about her parents. I don't know anything definitely about Thomas Moran's siblings, but possibly your Martin and my Thomas Moran are brothers or cousins. Thanks for the possible tip and I'll check out what I can find with Martin and Thomas as possible relatives. My family tree is public in Ancestry if you'd like to take a look. It is under username bear5336 and is the Ryan-Ebert family tree. Fingers crossed...maybe we are related and can find out through who ;-) Amy Ryan Alexander, Rockville Maryland (USA)
Bill Alexander and Amy Ryan AlexanderSunday 20th May 2018, 12:43PM
Thanks for your response. I have invited you to view my tree on Ancestry. We certainly could be related going back to Sligo. I don't have many details of Irish records either.
Have you had your DNA tested ? I have. That might confirm a link, or at least we are heading in the right direction.
Coffs Harbour, Australia
DrewTuesday 22nd May 2018, 08:00AM