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Walsh, Ryan: Looking for any information on John Walsh who married Bridget Ryan in Milltown in 1876. Lived in Belmont, outside Milltown. Their son John (born 1883) married Ellen Cosgrove in 1911. (see Cosgrove) John Fischer, Syosset, NY

Ward  Hugh Ward, my great Grandfather was born about 1840. Family lore said in Mayo. Not so!. Mayo FHC told me they were never in Mayo. He married Mary Murphy and had several sons, Pat, Martin, Michael (maybe more) and a daughter, Anne. He went to Halifax England in 1858, lived there until he died. His son, Martin Ward, my Grandfather, spent 20 years there and then travelled to Pennsylvania to the coal mines. He was a Mason.  Grace

Ward, Reynolds Peter J Smith - Timaru, South Island, New Zealand 

Ward, Whelean, Slattery My WARD family left Tuam to come to Oz (in 1839). My husband and I visited Ireland in 1999 (we had a wonderful time) and visited TUAM. We also visited the Tipperary Heritage Unit to search for one of my ancestors - Cornelius Slattery b 1810c, father James, mother Bridget Whelean

A SUCCESS STORY: One of the WARD children, Nappy, was married to one of the first curators of the NSW Museum!  Vicki Smith

Welsh My great-great grandmother: Ellen Welsh (Walsh) Born: Abt. 1831 Tuam, Galway, Ireland Died: March 19, 1903 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. I don't have any information on her parents. I have seen her name recorded as Walsh and Welch.

Married: Michael Finney: Born Abt. 1830 West Meath, Glen, Ireland. Died: June 18, 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. I don't have any information on his parents.

I'm assuming they were married sometime before 1851, as their first child, James, was born in 1851. They had 10 children. Their second child Margaret was born in 1855 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was my great great grandmother.

This is the only information I have on them before they came to the U.S.

1880 Census (New Orleans)
Michael Finney-Age 59- Laborer (This age does not agree with D.O.B abt. 1830), Ellen-Wife-Age 46-Domestic, Annie -Age 17-At home, John-Age 12-At school, Eddie-Age 5, Michael-Age 9

I am fairly new to genealogy research and did not, in the beginning, keep very good records. I did not record where the information on Ellen's and Michael's birthplace was found. I have since moved away from my home town and sadly have not kept in touch with relatives. Please contact me at  Jean Phillips



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