Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

Catherine Cosgrove was the first of my great grandfather’s siblings to be born in Scotland and her birth record allows me to estimate when the Cosgrove family left County Longford in Ireland. She was the 6th of ten children born to Peter Cosgrove and Catherine Mullervy. By the time of her birth the family had … Continue reading Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

Searching For His Father – Matthew Brawley 1915-2005 Week 4 #52Ancestors

Week 4 and the latest prompt for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “curious”. A while back I posted the story of Edith Cran and her connection to my family tree. Edith had two children, Matthew and Edith who were adopted by my great grand uncle Matthew Brawley. You can read the post … Continue reading Searching For His Father – Matthew Brawley 1915-2005 Week 4 #52Ancestors

Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley

My maternal grandfather’s eldest brother, Daniel was born in Pennsylvania, USA. His parents, while originally from Scotland, married in Scranton and the three lived there for a few years before returning to Scotland. Daniel had an American accent which caused him to be teased by the local children. Well, that was the story that was … Continue reading Born On This Day (In The USA?) – My Grand Uncle Daniel Brawley

Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 6) Margaret Keenan 1868-1886

My 2nd great aunt, Margaret Keenan was just 18 years old when she died on 19 September 1886. She was the 7th child of Irish immigrants, Patrick Keenan and Agnes Haughey and the closest in age to my great grandmother, Ellen Keenan. Ellen was my mother's paternal grandmother. Margaret was born in the Parish of … Continue reading Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 6) Margaret Keenan 1868-1886