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I will be making a brief visit to County Tyrone in September with the hope of finding the burial site of my great-great grandparents, James and Mary O'Neill who lived in the subtownland of Derryhoogah in Garvaghullion.  I know from the Canadian marriage record of one of their daughters, that James was deceased before 1863.  I do not know when Mary died.  They had the following childen:

Edward born 1813 - went to seminary in the US and was a priest in New York where he died in 1862

Hugh born abt 1815 - remained in Ireland; married Jane McKee abt 1837; death unknown

Rose born abt 1818 - immigrated to Chicago, Illinois - never married, died in 1868

James born abt 1820 - married Sarah McKenna abt 1841 in Tyrone; immigrated to the US; death unknown

John born 1822 - immigrated to Chicago where he married Ann McGillen (Co Fermanagh); died in 1887

Margaret born 1825 - married Thomas Mullin; immigrated to Montreal, Canada

Henry born abt 1826 - remained in Ireland; married Mary Jane O'Kane (3rd cousin) in May 1875; died Dec 1875

Bridget born 1834 - immigrated to Montreal, Canada where she married Thomas McKenna; died 1910

Alice born 1836 - immigrated to Montreal, Canada where she married Patrick Mullin in 1863; died in 1903

I would be grateful for any advise or local knowledge.

Joan Bentley Curtin



Monday 30th May 2022, 09:07PM

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  • There’s an RC graveyard called Drumquin in the townland of Dooish, probably near the parish church (St. Patrick’s).  That’s one possible. You could check locally or with the parochial office to see which graveyards they know of.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 3rd Jun 2022, 07:47AM

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