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I am looking for information on Thomas Kelley and Mary Kichan. Thomas was born in 1812 in Carrick-On-Suir.  His parents were William Kelley and Mary Egan. His son William Kelley came to America about 1864. He settled in Castleton, Vermont. I believe he had a brother, Thomas, who also came to America. I am also trying to get information on the name Kichan. William's death record lists his parents as Thomas Kelley and Mary Kichan. Thank you for your help!

Dana Kelly


Thursday 14th May 2015, 06:02PM

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  • Dana,

    The surname Kichan doesn?t appear anywhere in Ireland in the 1901 census, nor in Griffiths Valuation (mid 1850s). So it?s evidently changed between Ireland and the USA.  It might have been something like Keegan or Keehan in Ireland.



    Ahoghill Antrim

    Thursday 14th May 2015, 08:28PM
  • Hi Dana,
    Could this be your William?(from - a subscription site)
    Name: William Kelly Date of Birth:
    Date of Baptism: 24-Apr-1828
    Address: Parish/District: CARRICKFERGUS
    Gender: Male County Co. Antrim
    Denomination: Roman Catholic
    Father: Thomas Kelly Mother: Mary
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1: William Oldship Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2: Mrs William Oldship
    No mother's name mentioned I'm afraid.
    Family search (free site) has James, Pat & Mary Kirchan records - all born in Ireland who went to the US; here's Mary:
    Mary Kirchan
    Event Type:
    Event Date:
    Event Place:
    New York City, New York, United States
    Birth Year (Estimated):
    Ship Name:
    City Of Limerick

    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 14th May 2015, 10:24PM
  • Hi  Dana,  If  you  Google,  Charles  Kickham  Fenian,  He  may  be  related  to  your  Kickhams.

     Christina  Vol   Irelandxo.

    Christina, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th May 2015, 07:51AM

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