Posted By:Patricia Wood
Subject:Re: correct name of town? Burrybog? Bonnybog?
Post Date:April 18, 2011 at 12:33:09
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Forum:Kerry, Ireland Genealogy Forum
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Thanks for the reply Kathleen. Michael died in Massachusetts. His death record has no info on his birthplace besides Ireland. I think this will just be a case of a thick Irish accent and a "best guess" by the person writing the info on the naturalization record for Michael since he was illiterate.

I've seen a couple of the databases you mention, but not all of them so I will save the others for future reference.

I noticed the two entries for Simon Donahue on the same site you mention. They could be the same Simon that later moved to the USA since I know from his naturalization record that he only came over in 1850.

I guess I will just have to be content knowing the county for now and hope to get a better clue to the town in the future. I think Michael is the same one shown(on the Irish records site) as marrying in 1838 at Glenflesk to Ellen Donoghue. The timing is right. My Michael's wife was named Ellen Donoghue (per her 1854 MA death record)and I know their oldest child was born about 1840. That record says he living in Inch at the time. I looked at towns near Glenflesk/Inch and the only one that seems like it could be a phonetic misspelling is Annagh beg

oh well, I'll keep gathering all the records I can. Sooner or later something new will pop up. thanks for your interest