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Sharing what I've managed to discover about Maternal Great-grandparents John L. Monks & Catherine Wall:

  • John L. Monks, b. 1848 in Boston, MA, son of Patrick (Monks) Monaghan (b. 1826 and d. 1876) and Mary Anne Dempsey (1823-1900), both from Clonmellon, Parish Killua, County Westmeath
  • Catherine Wall, b. in 1851 and baptized in Dublin, at St. Catherine's with twin sister, Mary (who soon died?).
  • Catherine's father was Nicholas Wall. Emigration papers say he was born in Drogheda around 1818. (I believe this means Clonalvy civil parish in the Barony of Duleek, Drogheda, County Meath.)
  • Mother was Bridget Burns/Byrne who was baptized in St. Mary's Parish, Drogheda(?), in 1817. She married Nicholas in Dublin in 1838.
  • Nicholas and Bridget lived in Dublin, possibly at 2 Newport Street, and had several children (Joseph, John, Henry, etc.) who were baptized at parish St. Nicholas' (without), Francis Street. They emigrated to US in 1853.
  • Catherine emigrated to the US in 1869, and married John Monks in MA in 1875.


Wednesday 13th July 2016, 10:07PM

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