My family history says that we are bootmakers and owned a shop on Sarsfield st in Mountmellick Co (Leix)Laois.
James married Ellen Scully July 1838. She was the daughter of Patrick Scully & Catherine Murray. Children of James & Ellen Francis 1839, Mary 1841, Sara 1843, Ellen 1845, Peter 1846, James 1849, Anne 1852, Elizabeth 1854.
Their son Peter also a bootmaker married Mary McGuire of Co. Kerry in 1855 and raised their sons in Mountmellick. Patrick born 1888 studied to be a priest but left for the US and stayed with the Florence Smith family of NYC and the King family of Brooklyn. Eventually marrying Molly Reilly of Co Cavan in 1916. Pat's twin James Joseph 1888 left at age 18 (abt 1906) joined the US Army and eventually married Alice Reilly of Tonaloy Co Cavan in 1924. Alice and Molly were sisters each family had 7 children (all looked alike). Baby brother Francis Walsh b 1891 died 1938 in California's Mojave Desert. He never married. I have a great Walsh poem on my web site. http://powers-that-be.net