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My great-grandmother Sarah Josephine Keady was born in Kilcummin Parish, Oughterard about 1892. Her parents were Mary Folan Keady and Michael Keady. She came to Maine, USA and married William Libby. I have submitted her info as an addition to the ancestor database as best as I know it. I would dearly love to make connections that could help me find more information on the generations previous to her, and would be tickled to "meet" any cousins of sorts on here also. 


Monday 2nd March 2020, 03:48PM

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  • Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Your great-grandmother was actually born in 1888. See first link and the fifth record on the page

    Her parents were married in 1875 near Spiddal.. See civil marriage record which also shows the names of the fathers of the bride and groom.

    Sarah had the following siblings:Patrick 1878 Honor 1880 Daniel 1883 Martin 1885 Michael 1890 James 1894

    The family lived in Cloghermore townland in Kilcummin civil parish  Here is the 1901 census

    I did not find the family in the 1911 census. Did the entire family emigrate?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 2nd March 2020, 04:26PM
  • Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 2nd March 2020, 04:31PM
  • Thank you Roger. Yes, this is the family. So far as I know, Sarah's parents, Michael and Mary passed in or before 1912. Their eldest daughter Mary married Peter Ridge in Maine in 1906. Patrick settled near Boston, MA and married in 1913. Hannah/Norah/Honor married in MA in 1909. Daniel is in MA by 1910. Martin stayed in Galway and passed in 1978. I don't know if he married. The same with Michael Jr who may have passed in Galway in 1975. James arrived in MA last, and married there. So, two brothers did stay to the best of my knowledge. I also belive that Michael Sr had a brother Thomas who married a Mary Murphey. I know nothing of Mary Folan Keady's family aside from her father's name, Daniel. I have strong ideas that there are Connolly's as I have many DNA connections with that surname in their trees.


    Monday 2nd March 2020, 04:43PM
  • Thank you! I didn't have Michael Sr's death registration. Sad. Explains why so many children began leaving. 


    Monday 2nd March 2020, 05:00PM