Matthew and his wife, Catherine (Graughran) immigrated to America sometime before 1850. In the [12 Sept] 1850 US census they were shown as occupying side by side houses in Blythe Township, Schuylkill, County, Pennsylvania, USA. Matthew was a coal miner until his death in 1865.
Catherine lived to 92 years and died in New York, NY, USA 0n 23 Jan 1912.
Together they had 10 Children, Catherine lived longer than all but two. My grandfather Matthew James Kelsh and his sister Ann,
|Date of Birth||17th Jun 1818|
|Date of Death||17th Aug 1865|