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Eugene DEVINE was born in 1921 in Co. Cavan. He died in 1988 in Chicago. Eugene married Margaret (Peggy) KEARNEY.

Margaret (Peggy) KEARNEY [Parents] was born in 1931 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 2017 in Chicago. Margaret married Eugene DEVINE.

Peggy lives in Chicago.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Thomas (Tom) CRONIN [Parents] was born about 1831 in Leitrim West (Poul), Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Sep 1912 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Thomas married Johanna CUNNINGHAM on 24 Feb 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Tom and Johanna lived in Leitrim, Moyvane. According to the 1911 census, they had been married 55 years and had 16 children born alive, 11 of whom were still living at the time of the census. Listed with Tom and his family in the census return is a 12-year-old niece named Catherine Walsh, suggesting that a sister of Tom's had married a man by the name of Walsh (as far as we know, no sister of Johanna's married a Walsh). However, Tom had a granddaughter named Catherine Walsh who would have been 12 years of age at the time of the 1911 census and who is not listed with her own family in that census, so I think it likely that it is actually Tom's granddaughter Catherine whose name appears on the census return for Tom and his family.

Six of Tom and Johanna's children emigrated to the United States, five settling in California and one in Massachusetts.

A probate record has been located for Tom in the Calendar of Wills and Administrations. He left effects valued at £283 17s 3d to a Daniel Cronin, farmer, presumably his son Dan.

There are two brothers, Tom and Patrick Cronin of Leitrim West, who are buried together in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Tom died on 20 June 1985 and Patrick on 6 July 1998. It is possible that Tom and Patrick were related to Tom above.

Johanna CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 25 Sep 1840 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Sep 1840 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Jan 1920 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married Thomas (Tom) CRONIN on 24 Feb 1857 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Johanna and Biddy were twins. Sponsors at Johanna's baptism were Brian Cunningham and Ellen Kirby.

The 1911 census tells us Johanna and her husband, Tom, had 16 children born alive, 11 of whom were still alive at the time of the census.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Thomas Fitzmaurice and John Cronin.

They had the following children.

  M i
John CRONIN was born about 7 Jan 1859 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Jan 1859 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died on 13 Apr 1916 in Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John, who never married, was a "pensioned policeman". His death certificate tells us he died of sarcoma of the neck. It also gives his age as "about 65 years" whereas he was in fact 57 years old.
  M ii Timothy Joseph CRONIN was born about 24 Oct 1860. He died in 1932.
  F iii Mary CRONIN was born about 26 Oct 1862.
  iv
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  v
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  M vi
Jeremiah CRONIN was born about 2 Aug 1868 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 2 Aug 1868 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

We have no further information on Jeremiah. Could he have died as a child. and believe he probably died as a child.
  M vii
Patrick J. CRONIN was born on 14 Mar 1870 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was christened on 17 Mar 1870 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in 1959 in probably San Francisco. He was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Patrick, who never married, emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco. Both the 1910 and 1930 censuses tell us he was living at the time with his sister Ellen (Brennan) and her family, and working in 1910 as a policeman.

It appears Patrick is buried with his brothers Timothy and Thomas, and Timothy's wife, Catherine.
  F viii Ellen (Helen) B. CRONIN was born about 17 Jul 1872. She died on 7 Feb 1949.
  F ix Johanna (Hannah) Ann CRONIN was born on 8 Feb 1874. She died on 26 Dec 1967.
  F x
Anne CRONIN was born about 17 Oct 1876 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 17 Oct 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She died in possibly San Francisco.

Anne emigrated to San Francisco in 1899 with her younger sister Nora. However have no knowledge of Anne beyond that date.
  F xi
Margaret CRONIN was born about 17 Oct 1876 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 17 Oct 1876 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Margaret and Anne appear to have been twins.

Margaret is listed, aged 26 and unmarried, in the 1911 census return for her parents' household. Margaret's age here does not tie in with her date of baptism, which would have made her 34 at the time of the 1911 census, a considerable difference. Perhaps the Margaret from the census was the second daughter of Tom and Johanna who was named Margaret, the first Margaret (who was born in 1876) having died as a child. However, I have found no evidence of the death as a child of a Margaret Cronin who was born in 1876, nor have I found evidence of a daughter named Margaret born to Tom and Johanna around 1884.
  M xii
Thomas CRONIN was born on 9 Sep 1878 in Leitrim, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in 1963 in probably San Francisco. He was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Thomas emigrated to the United States in 1902. Ellis Island records tell us he was headed for San Francisco to join his brother Patrick who lived at 48 Prospect St. in San Francisco, which was also the address of their first cousin Josie O'Connor whose sister Nora travelled on the same voyage to the States as Thomas.

Thomas never married and appears to have been living (along with Patrick) with his sister Ellen (Brennan) at the time of the 1930 census.

It appears Thomas and Patrick are buried with their brother Timothy and Timothy's wife, Catherine.
  M xiii Daniel (Dan) CRONIN was born on 26 Oct 1880. He died in 1971.
  F xiv Honora (Nora) CRONIN was born on 20 Jan 1883. She died in early 1930s.
  xv
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim East, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  xvi
'unknown' CRONIN was born in Leitrim East, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.

John MULVIHILL [Parents] was born about 1834 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Nov 1915 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Brigid (Biddy) CUNNINGHAM on 12 Feb 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John took over the family farm in 1877.

He lived with his daughter Margaret (Moore) and her family in Aughrim towards the end of his life.

Could John above have been related to a Fr. Michael Mulvihill who was born in 1847 in Aughrim to Patrick Mulvihill and Hannah Walsh?

Brigid (Biddy) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 25 Sep 1840 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Sep 1840 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. She died before 2 Apr 1911 in probably Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Brigid married John MULVIHILL on 12 Feb 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Biddy and Johanna were twins. Biddy's baptismal sponsors were Alexander Ahern and Bridget Cunningham.

Biddy lived in the townland of Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry, where her husband, John Mulvihill, was born.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John Stack and Michael Hanrahan.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen MULVIHILL was born about 26 Nov 1861. She died on 8 Apr 1943.
  F ii
Johanna MULVIHILL was born about 6 Jul 1863 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 8 Jul 1863 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Enright and Margaret Mulvihill.
  M iii Patrick (Paddy) MULVIHILL was born about 10 Feb 1865. He died on 15 Oct 1953.
  F iv
Mary MULVIHILL was born about 20 Jul 1866 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Jul 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were John Wallace and Elizabeth Thornton.
  F v
Bridget J. (Jennie) MULVIHILL was born on 15 Jul 1868 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Jul 1868 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Aug 1959 in 6140 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia.

Jennie's baptismal sponsors were Michael Mulvihill and Ellen Reidy. She emigrated to the United States at the age of 15, joining her sister Ellen who lived in Philadelphia. Jennnie, who never married, was a nurse. She died at her home in Philadelphia aged 91.
  F vi
Hanora MULVIHILL was born about 11 Feb 1870 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 13 Feb 1870 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Denis Mulvihill and Johanna Cunningham.
  M vii
Jeremiah MULVIHILL was born about 10 Aug 1871 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 12 Aug 1871 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Denis Mulvihill and Honora Fury.
  F viii Margaret MULVIHILL was born on 8 May 1873. She died on 25 Jan 1966.
  F ix
Ann MULVIHILL was born on 1 Jan 1875 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 3 Jan 1875 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Leonard Hanrahan and Mary Hanrahan.
  M x
John MULVIHILL was born about 26 Dec 1876 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 28 Dec 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Enright and Ellen Mulvihill.

John is listed, unmarried, in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses as a member of the household of his brother Paddy.
  F xi
Catherine MULVIHILL was born about 10 Apr 1879 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Apr 1879 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Michael Carr and Mary Carr.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].


Jeremiah KENNELLY was born about 1808 in Knockathea, Co. Limerick. He died before 31 Jul 1879. Jeremiah married Mary GRIFFIN.

I am told that Jeremiah had a relative, perhaps a son or a nephew, named Stanislaus Kennelly who was a member of the Christian Brother order.

Mary GRIFFIN was born about 1812. She died in probably 17 Mar 1892 in Gortdromagowna, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Mary married Jeremiah KENNELLY.

A Mary Kennelly, a widow, died in Gortdromagowna on 17 March 1892 aged 80. Her son Patrick of Gortdromagowna is named as the informant on her death certificate. I think it likely that this is our Mary above.

Note: Our Mary's approximate birth year has been calculated based on the above death certificate.

They had the following children.

  M i Patrick (Pats) KENNELLY was born about 1845. He died on 4 Jul 1912.
  F ii Hanora (Nano) "Nano" KENNELLY was born about 1851. She died on 29 Dec 1877.
  M iii Daniel (Dan) KENNELLY was born on 22 Nov 1853. He died on 11 Aug 1887.

Michael (Mike) STACK [Parents] was born in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died. Michael married Mary (Manie) DORE on 7 Jul 1884 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mike and Manie lived in the old Dore family home in Moyvane South, and farmed there. They had no children.

Note that Mike was not related to the family of Stacks at the Hill, or Ballygoughlin in Glin, or Moyvane South. However, it is probable that he was related to Bob Stack who married Ellie Shanahan in 1924. Bob, like Mike, was born in Drommurhur, Moyvane. Could Mike have been an uncle of Bob?

Mary (Manie) DORE [Parents] was born about 11 Dec 1853 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 11 Dec 1853 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in Jul 1921. Mary married Michael (Mike) STACK on 7 Jul 1884 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.


John LEAHY.

He had the following children.

  M i James LEAHY was born about 1836. He died on 11 Oct 1913.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i
Francis (Frank) HANRAHAN was born about 1978. He died on 9 Apr 2004 in Galway. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Frank lived in Oranmore, Co. Galway.

  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

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