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I found a very interesting post on your website,
and am trying to follow some information that I read in that post.
I have Attempted to contact the submitter of the e-mail, but I thought
I would send you an e-mail as well to try and find any additional
information that I can. I appreciate all the work you have done
to make this information available to me. This is the e-mail I just
sent to Peggy Millar:
just discovered your webpage/Newsletter whilst "surfing"
the net and felt I had to write to congratulate you on a very interesting
and informative article. In fact I was thrilled when I found it
and it has made me feel very "homesick" for Ireland and
all my many cousins who live in various areas of Co. Cork. This
webpage will certainly be a regular calling post for me from now
My Father, Michael O'Leary, was born in Ballyvourney in 1900,
the 2nd son of Jeremiah Leary and Mary Lehane. Mary was the daughter
of John Lehane and Mary Riordan who lived in Rath, and Mary and
Jeremiah were married in Ballyvogue RC Chapel in 1894. Mary Lehane,
my GMother, had a brother John, born abt. 1872/3, and he migrated
to USA in 1894 when he changed his name to LYONS which, apparently,
is the Anglicised form of Lehane. He married an ABBIE LYONS and
they settled in Brooklyn, NY, in 1930 and both died there in the
1940s. They did not have any children. My problem is that I cannot
find where they married - in Co. Cork or USA. and did John marry
using the name Lehane or Lyons?
I have done extensive research into Abbie's family and now know
that she was a daughter of CORNELIUS LYONS/MARY LYONS, married abt
1867/8 who also migrated to USA..This couple had the following children
all born in Co. Cork: John, stayed in Ireland and lived in Ballyvogue.
Mary, married Andrew Desmond, MA. USA
Margaret Married Daniel McCarthy,MA. USA Daniel C. married Ellen
Forde, CT.USA Abbie, married John Lyons [Lehane] Johanna [Anna]
married Charles Winblade, Brooklyn, NY, USA Michael F, unmarried,
died aged 23 in 1905 in Brooklyn Cornelius, no details. My big problem
is that I cannot find the Townland of birth of these 2nd cousins
of mine but I do know that the name Lyons is very well known in
the Cannaway district and I am wondering if there is anyone who
might recognise this family history. I live in Australia as my Father
migrated out here in 1924 but have visited your beautiful country
many times and have a very deep-seated love of it and its people.
I have cousins in Cork, Coolea, Renanaree [?] Crosshaven, Myrtleville
and Carrigaline but sadly they are not too interested in family
Please keep up
the good work with your webpage and I do look forward to visiting
it on a regular basis.
God Bless you all
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Hello. my name is Wade Wachs and I am trying to find information
about my great-great-grandparents Mary and Andrew Desmond.
I saw some information with your name on it that I think may be
related to the information I have, and would like to know what else
research my grandfather (Robert Faull Wachs) has done shows Mary
Nolan and Andrew Desmond as the parents of my great-grand-father
Leonard Joseph Desmond (born abt. 1901), and that both of Leonard's
parents were born in Ireland. I saw your post talking about your
relative Abbie, the daughter of CORNELIUS
LYONS/MARY LYONS, married abt 1867/8 had a sister Mary that married
an Andrew Desmond. I'm wondering if perhaps your Mary and Andrew
are the same as the Mary and Andrew that I am looking for.
If you have any additional
information I would very much like to talk with you to see what
we can find. Perhaps The name Nolan is another form that the LeHane
or Lyons name took in the US. I look forward to your response.