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Trying to locate my Irish relatives through my Great Grandmother's mother. Mary Frances Oliver DOB 03/07/1879

Family lore is that she was born in Ireland to a wealthy family and left with her future husband, Patrick Francis O'Leary (DOB 11/23/1880), but I am not finding creedence to this. I believe Mary may have been born in Ireland and traveled over with her family before settling into West Virginia. I can not locate anything before her marriage in 1911.

One possible link to Ireland is through Thomas Downes and Bridger Divine/Davern. I have seen them listed as potential parents many times and I think that they were both born in Kilteely Ireland in 1838 (Thomas) and 1845 (Bridget), but I am hitting walls. 


If no info on those people, does anyone have any recommendation I can use to possibly locate if Mary was indeed born in Ireland and not the US??

Tuesday 6th July 2021, 08:09PM

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  • Hi, Attached Civil record for a Mary Oliver. Birth in Co. Limerick 1876.

    129 on list.





    Wednesday 7th July 2021, 05:46PM

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  • McCoy,

    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate this. I am new and learning and this is so very helpful. Thanks again and take care.


    Thursday 8th July 2021, 05:26PM