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Seeking John w. Barron Ballincurragh, a tithe commissioner as was his son Michael . We believe John,s father to,be Walter, a high constable of poundage in the Granny area in 1826. We find nothing of John W after 1848. His wife Johanna Roach with children and Michaels family came to Missouri 1848/1851. We have many still existing letters intra Ireland, and to Missouri during this period. Most from Kilmacow

John barron

Friday 25th November 2016, 04:01PM

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  • John:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    You don't mention the religious denomination for the family but I assume Church of Ireland? The C of I records for Kilmacow are not online and are available locally. From this link  it does not appear that the church in Kilmacow is active. You may want to contact the Kilkenny church and see where the records are held.

    I also did a search on the Tithe records for Co. Kilkenny and there were many Barrons listed 

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 25th November 2016, 04:31PM
  • Roger, first thanks for the reply, my family was Catholic, 1/2 of the comissioners were catholic, the others were the church of Ireland, and many of the letters we have are related to tithing, taxes, the land lord,  and not being paid for ones efforts! Religion of course,   bunches of farm talk, and half a page if one got a new horse (like getting a new corvette)  !  These letters I am trying to photo shop them as they are badly decomposed, the earliest I find is 1823.  Michael R. Barron married Mary Rosalee Murphy from Ballycullane Wexford in 1836, his address was Kilmacow, at the time, he moved to Waterford after marriage. Mary's father and brother (Anthony and Doyle) were attorneys so we have a lot of business letters Mary wrote and recieved..  John W's father walter was a farmer, had a rock quarry near Granny?  , and became a High Constable of Poundage in 1826, he shows up as a witness on several marriage and baptismal records, all in the southern tip of Kilkenny. John W's sister Elinoir (ellie) Barron married Thomas Fogarty in kilmacow,I have the record, 1819 I think?  Walter appears to be as far back as we can go, born about 1770 I believe?  I may be able to answer some Kilmacow questions, but seldom do the letters mention anyone but relatives, except when the landlord died! (Scanlon)  The farm was partially Johns (Ballincurragh) and his wife always was trying to get him to sell "while there is something left to sell, " and immigrate, he refused!  She immigrated to Missouri in 1851 using her maiden name along with her 2 children, (all using Roach) and on arrivial in St. Louis returned to using Barron, John W. was not with her on the boat?  Father Hair in STL found her a job teaching in Fredricktown Mo.  I have lots more if anyone is interested,  John Barron

    John barron

    Saturday 26th November 2016, 11:08PM
  • John:

    You probably know this but the Kilmacow RC records do not start until 1858


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 28th November 2016, 05:32PM