Posted By:Doug Brennan
Subject:Ellen Murphy from Co. Wexford to Chicago 1850's
Post Date:May 21, 2012 at 03:23:28
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Forum:Murphy Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi - I am looking for information on Ellen Murphy, who married Peter O'Brien in the late 1830's in Co. Wexford. I do not know exactly where in Wexford they lived, which is my goal. They had several children - John, Bridget, James, Margaret and Mary, starting around 1838. They emigrated to the U.S. in the 1850's, and settled in Chicago, where they lived in Holy Family parish for some time. Their daughter Bridget married Matthew Barnes in 1860. Also, James married Bridget Long, John married Catherine Motte, Margaret married a (Patrick?) Hussey, and Mary married Simon Carey. I have more information on this family if anyone sees a connection.

Thanks, Doug