Perhaps there is a connection here...read on...
On my wife's line...
Her great-great grandfather was Timothy FENNELLY. I don't know much about him except that all of her FENNELLY's are from Cuffesgrange in Kilkenny or Kilkenny itself.
Timothy FENNELLY was probably born between 1840 and 1855. Can't tell.
I only arrive at those dates because I know of his son, Michael FENNELLY (1875-Mar 31, 1913).
Michael FENNELLY was a stone mason. He built the Church in Cuffesgrange and most of the houses in the village of Cuffesgrange. He owned a lot of house property in Cuffesgrange and was nick named the "landlord". He built the RIC in Cuffes grange. He also built the Coal House which was lived in by a family called REILLY. The garage of his son Nicholas was once a residence. He may have come from Balingarry, County Tipperary. However, according to an email I received from his great-grandson, he met an old man who told him that he knew his great-grandfather (Michael). His belief, from what the man told him is that Michael FENNELLY originated in the vicinity of Graigue Cross/ Killoloe Church between Ballyline Cross and Kilmanagh.
Michael FENNELLY married Margaret DALTON on Aug 24, 1891.
They had 5 children, Nicholas, Timothy Joseph, Thomas, Alice, and Bridie.
I am wondering if perhaps your Martha FENNELLY was a sister of my Michael FENNELLY. You say your Martha was married in 1906, therefore she could have been been born approximately 25 years earlier (1880), making her a contemporary of my Michael.
Remember however, I have no knowledge of any Martha during that time nor do I see that name appearing down my FENNELLY tree.
What do you think? If you post your email address we can talk about it privately
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