Hi, my name is Steven R. Gleason of Oak Hill, Virginia USA. My wife and I visited Ireland in 1996 and will be returning in July 2000. We loved our visit and now are returning with the rest of our family and friends (8 total). I know you must be overwhelmed with requests to search records, but since I am returning for a visit, I would appreciate if you could help me locate family members. Please advise!
Family ties: Great-Great-grandfather: David Gleeson, born 1806, Co. Cork - died July 20, 1846, Gurteen, Bandon, Co. Cork - buried at the Aghinagh (Aghina) Burial Ground plot # 19, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork. Source: Aghabulloge Roman Catholic Marriages, 1821 - 1880, Clonmoyle Registrar's District Legal: November 9, 1836 - David Gleeson married Catherine Purcell (born 1805 - died May 23, 1887 - buried at the Aghinagh (Aghina) Burial Ground plot # 19, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork). Witnesses to marriage: Michael Hyland and John Purcell. David was a tenant landlord farmer in Co. Cork.
Children of David and Catherine Purcell Gleeson:
--Thomas Purcell Gleeson (Great-grandfather), born August 1, 1837 in Co. Cork, Ireland. Thomas married Margaret Lahane (born May 20, 1838 in Co. Cork) on February 13, 1866. They emigrated to Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA in 1878 with their children. Thomas Purcell Gleeson died November 7, 1888 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Children of Thomas and Margaret Lahane Gleeson:
--David Gleeson, born March 6, 1867, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork;
--Timothy Gleeson (grandfather), born April 18, 1868, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork;
--John Gleeson, born March 2, 1870, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork;
--Jeremiah Gleeson, born February 26, 1873, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork;
--Maryann Gleeson, born August 14, 1875, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork; and
--Catherine Gleeson, born April 20, 1876, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork.
My grandfather Timothy Gleeson married Catherine Mary Ingerton in 1907 in Massachusetts. Catherine Mary Ingerton's father was William Ingerton (born in Co. Cork). William Ingerton married Mary Foley (born 1850 in Co. Cork). They had five children: my grandmother - Catherine Mary Ingerton (born 1873 in Blarney, Co. Cork), Johanna Mary Ingerton, Thomas Ingerton, Nellie Ingerton, and David Ingerton who were all born in Blarney, Co. Cork. Catherine, Johanna Mary and Thomas emigrated to the U.S. in 1907. Nellie and David stayed in Ireland. David Ingerton's granddaughter is Peggy O'Brien who resides at 2 Muskerry Terrace, Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland.
--Son of David Gleeson: The Reverand Brother Gleeson, who worked at the Upton Industrial School, Upton, Ireland;
--Son of David Gleeson: John Gleeson of Gurteen, Bandon, Ireland, died in 1907 or 1908 is buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bandon. John Gleeson was a prominent educator and leader in the Catholic Church of Ireland. He married Mary O'Callaghan. She had a brother: Dr. J.J. O'Callaghan of Dunmanway. John and Mary Gleeson had the following children: John; David; Jerome; Nora (married FNU Granger); Mary "Minnie"; and a third daughter Kate who married a Murphy. John Gleeson's nephews: Jeremiah and William Barrett. Other nephews: Messrs. O'Mahoney, Collins and Gleeson.
Obituary of John Gleeson, Gurteen, Bandon, Ireland:
"After an illness which lasted a considerable time, the above will known and popular gentleman breathed his last on Saturday at an advanced age and fortified with the rites of the Catholic Church of which, during his lifetime, he was a worthy and zealous member. An industrious farmer and a good Catholic father, Mr. Gleeson united all those qualities which go to make up the noble spirit of our Irish manhood. He was sprung from a most respectable family, one of his brothers being the Rev. Brother Gleeson, of Upton Industrial School; while the deceased gentleman had also a son - Brother John Gleeson - in the Order of Charity. He was connected by marriage with one of the best and most honoured families in the district, his brother-in-law being Dr. J. J. O'Callaghan, of Dunmanway. Mr. Gleeson had three daughters and three sons; one of his daughters - Mrs. Kate Murphy - predeceased him, but he had the happiness of seeing his children grow up in prosperity and contentment, and the evening of his life was blessed by the tenderness and solicitude of a good and loving wide and children. To all the members of his family and their relatives we tender our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.
The funeral, which took place on Monday for St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bandon, was large and representative, testifying to the esteem in which the deceased gentleman and his family are held in the district.
The officiating clergy were: The Very Rev. Canon Shinkwin, P.P.,V.F., Bandon; the Rev. R. Burts, C.C. do., and the Rev. Father Buckley, O.C., Upton.
The chief mourners were: Mrs. Gleeson, (widow) Rev. Bro. John Gleeson, Messrs. David and Jerome Gleeson (sons); the Misses Nora and Minnie Gleeson (daughters); Rev. Bro. Gleeson, O.C., Upton (brother); Mrs. O'Mahoney (sister); Messrs. Jeremiah and William Barrett (nephews); Dr. J. J. O'Callaghan, Dunmanway (brother-in-law); Messrs. O'Mahoney, Collins and Gleeson (nephews); Mr. Gleeson (cousin).
A large number of relatives of the deceased from the various districts in and around Bandon were in attendance.
Amongst the general public present were: Messrs. H. C. Hickey, J.P., T.C.; James O'Donoghue, T.C., R.D.C.; J. O'Donovan, R.D.C.; John Corkery, R.D.C.; P. W. Calhan, R. J. Walsh, J. Lynch, P. Long, A. Healy, D. Desmond, D. O'Donoghue, T. O'Mahoney, Jerome O'Mahoney, J. Desmond, T. Desmond, (Shiagh), James O'Brien, do.; Timothy Murray, H. Buckley (Kilborogan), James Spillane, Daniel McCarthy, P. Crowley, R. Syms, T. J. White, J. Roche, J. O'Sullivan, Mishells; James Nyhan, David Ryan, M. O'Driscoll, J. Crowley, D. Crowley (Gurteen), M. Crowley (Curriclogh), D. Duggan, J. Twomwy, P. Corkery, John O'Shea, J. Deasy, John Good, T. Biggs, J. Hurley, (Carhue), W. O'Mahoney, R.D.C.; C. Wilson, (Derrycool), Jas. Brennan, John Duggan, T. J. Murphy (Finnis House).
The service in St. Patrick's Church and the Committal Service at the graveside was conducted by the Very Rev. Canon Shinkwin, P.P."
Daughter of John and Mary O'Callaghan Gleeson: Nora Gleeson Granger had two daughters:
--Jane "Babs" Granger, born 1918 in Co. Cork married FNU Murphy. Jane "Babs" Murphy, Lackareigh, Lissarda, Co. Cork, tel: 026 46089. Jane's children: Denis J. Murphy, Kilbarry, Lissarda, Co. Cork, tel: 353-21-336114 (021 336114 in Ireland) or 087464143; Kathleen Murphy Crowley, who married John Joe Crowley; and Carmel Murphy Harkin, who married Hugh Harkin.
--Mary "Maureen" Granger, born in Co. Cork married FNU Spillane. Maureen died about 1994 in Ireland.
--Daughter of David Gleeson: (FNU) Gleeson. She married a man named O'Mahoney.
--Possible Daughter or family member of David Gleeson: Catherine Gleeson, born 1845 of Gurteen, Bandon, Co. Cork. Source: Bandon Roman Catholic Marriages, 1864 - 1880: Catherine Gleeson married Richard Collins, born 1841, a farmer of Templemartin, on February 27, 1870. Richard was the son of Daniel Collins (farmer).
--Possible Son or family member of David Gleeson: Jeremiah Gleeson, born April 6, 1838 in Co. Cork. Source: Aghabulloge Roman Catholic Marriages, 1821 - 1880: Clonmoyle Registrar's District: Roman Catholic marriages, 1864 - 1894: Jeremiah married his cousin Mary Gleeson of Clonmoyle on April 17, 1864. Mary Gleeson's father was also named David Gleeson.
--Possible family members of David Gleeson: Julia Gleeson, born June 11, 1840, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork, the daughter of a Thomas Gleeson (labourer). Source: Aghabulloge Roman Catholic Marriages, 1821 - 1880: Clonmoyle Registrar's District: Roman Catholic marriages, 1864 - 1894: Julia married John Sullivan the son of Jeremiah Sullivan (labourer).
--Possible family member of David Gleeson: Mary Gleeson, born April 6, 1836?, Clonmoyle, Co. Cork, the daughter of a Thomas Gleeson (labourer). Source: Aghabulloge Roman Catholic Marriages, 1821 - 1880: Clonmoyle Registrar's District: Roman Catholic marriages, 1864 - 1894: Mary married John Morrisey of Clonmoyle, Co. Cork, the son of John Morrisey (labourer). Witnesses: Denis Morrisey & Julia Gleeson.
--Possible Daughter or family member of David Gleeson: Hanora M. Gleeson, born 1849, Gurteen, Bandon, Co. Cork, married Timothy Mahony, born in 1838, on February 13, 1877. Timothy Mahony was a farmer of Ballyhoolin and the son of Denis Mahony (farmer).
NOTE: FNU = First Name Unknown.
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