Thomas was the son of James Kelly and Anne Lenaghan (sp.Lanaghann) ). He was a Farmer. His Townland was Carrigeenagappul.
He was baptized on December 10, 1843. Parish register (cite below) states Diocese of Elphin,Kiltrustan + Lissonuffy, Strokestown but without church name. His sponsor was James QUINN Kelly (unsure of relationship).
He had one brother Patrick but possibly more (Michael, Peter, Stephen, James, Bernard) but positive connections have not been established.
He married Elizabeth Beirne of Drisheane, daughter of Luke Beirne and Winifred McManus on April 15, 1872 in the Catholic Chapel (name?) in Bridogue (Breedogue), Frenchpark (Ballinameen/register, Boyle)
They had 9 children:
Mary Ann (baptized February 23, 1874, Ogulla/ Elphin Sp. Michael Dolan & Anna Lenaghan),
Winifred b. 1973 (Sp Stephen Kelly & Winifred Conry) & Brigid b. 1873 (Sp Stephen Kelly & Mary Beirne) d. 1952 - (twins),
James b.1877 d. 1958,
Stephen b.1878 (Sp Patrick Kelly & Ann Hanly (married?)) d. abt. 1956,
Thomas b.1879 (Sp. William Dufficy & Elinor/Ellen Kelly) d. 1954,
Michael Joseph b. 1881 (Sp Patrick Flanagan & Margaret Conry) d. 1932/NY,
Patrick Joseph b. 1884 d.abt 1966/NY,
Luke Francis b.1886 (Sp. Mary Ann Kelly & Michael Kelly) d. 1966/ Washington,DC
Census of 1901 and 1911 lists his Townland as: Carrigeenagappul, District: Tulsk, County: Roscommon
He died on December 3, 1915 at his home in Corrigeen (Carrigeenagappul) Tulsk.
He is buried in Killnagh More Graveyard, Killina, Roscommon with his wife Elizabeth.
Notes in concern to gravestone:
Exact wording of epitaph: IHS SACRED HEART OF JESUS HAVE MERCY ON THE SOUL OF ELIZA KELLY WHO DIED 4TH JAN. 1900 AGED 54 YEARS, ALSO HER HUSBAND THOMAS KELLY WHO DIED 3RD DEC. 1915 AGED 72 YEARS. ERECTED BY HER LOVING HUSBAND THOMAS KELLY AND SONS R. 1. P. To be remembered also: Thomas Kelly died 9/10/1954 Aged 73 Years, James Kelly died 26/11/1958 Aged 81 years (both are sons of Thomas & Elizabeth), James Kelly died 1/11/1933 Aged 89 Years, Kate Kelly formerly Kennedy died 6/4/1936 Aged 63 Years, John Kelly died 18/10/1960 Aged 73 Years (uncertain to the relationship or if actually buried in plot of James 1933, Kate Kennedy 1936 and son John 1960-possibly an incorrect notation)
Gravestone notes St. Catherine's Church, Killina Location 53° 48' 28.5048" N, 8° 13' 6.438" W Graveyard: Killynagh More, Killina, Elphin, Roscommon Ireland
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