Thomas Connolly 1856

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Thomas Connolly is my maternal great grandfather. I believe Thomas immigrated to the United States between 1868-1872.

I do not know the names of Thomas' parents, nor do I know if he had any siblings.

I have one document from my maternal grandfather's military file, that indicates Thomas may have been from Clifden, Ireland. This is the sole clue I have that potentially links Thomas to Ireland.

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 22nd Dec 1856  
Date of Death 25th Oct 1945  
Place & Date of Marriage Oct 7, 1886 in Atchison County, Kansas, USA  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) May Groendyke (born Jul 10, 1866 possibly in Colorado, USA, died Jul 1, 1950 in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA)  
Number of Children 7 (seven)  
Names of Children Winifred Connolly (1887–1971) Arthur Connolly (1893–1972) Mary Elizabeth Connolly (1896–1975) Burton Louis Connolly (1900–1972) Roy Connolly (1902–1979) Sidney James Connolly (1904–1995) George C. Connolly (1906–1989)  
Townland born Possibly born in Clifden, Galway, Ireland (unconfirmed)  
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  • I too have connollys from clifden ancestors who moved to australia as follows:  maternal, grandfather william michael 1876-1948 birth death australia, His father john bourne 1839-1897 emmigrated posssibly around 1859. was a gold prospecter for a time. buried Rookwood cemetery nsw. His father was John Connolly, unable to find anything on him. probably birth and death in Ireland.   David Kennedy, Sydney Australia  I have a tree on ancestry.





    D Mclean

    Sunday 26th January 2020, 08:19PM
  • Hi David,

    Thanks for sharing your Connolly connection to Australia. Although I'm not aware of any Australian connection for my Connolly's, I'll certainly keep my eyes open for any possible links to your line!

    All the best from the USA,



    Sunday 26th January 2020, 11:46PM

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