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!
rdkelly24Thursday 14th May 2015, 06:02PM
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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.
Could this be your William?(from www.rootsireland.ie/ - 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:
New York City, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated):
City Of Limerick
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Hi Dana, If you Google, Charles Kickham Fenian, He may be related to your Kickhams.
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