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Re: BROSNAHAN(Bresnahan)/Stokes

Posted: 1032976930000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1147420843000
Surnames: Bresnahan(Brosnahan), Stokes, Dunn, Cody, O'Keefe, Gilmartin, Lancaster
Dear Diane,
My gg grandparents were John Wm. Bresnahan and Julia Stokes. The area they came from in County Cork may have been Tullylease and Milford area. Do you know where in Cork your family came from? I have placed John and Julia's birthdates somewhere in the 1825 to 1835 area, based on the birthdates of their 8 children. Their children were Patrick J.(b.1858 or 1862), Benjamin(b.23Aug1856), Ellen(b.Aug1869), Julia(b.7Sep1868), Bridget(b.?), Hannah(b.?), Thomas(b.?) and Michael John(b.5Oct1877). Patrick, Benjamin, Ellen and Michael all immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800s. Benjamin and Ellen settled in Indiana, which matches up with your ancestor being in Indiana. Patrick and Michael lived in St. Louis, MO and E.St. Louis, IL, respectively. Julia, Bridget and Hannah immigrated to Brisbane, Australia. Julia and Bridget were nuns in the order of "Sisters of Mercy" and known as "Sister Mary Margaret" and "Mother Superior Mary Michael". The only thing I know about Hannah is that she married and had a married daughter by the name of "Mrs. Cleary". I know nothing about Thomas, but there was a Thomas Bresnahan that lived in Indiana, also, just don't know if he's my Thomas.
All of the "given" names you gave are all names in my family. There is a good chance that our families were tied together, but I'd need to know where in Cork they came from.
Patrick J. married Josephine M. Dunn in St.Louis,MO on 17Nov1883. He was my gg grandfather. Ellen married Cornelius O'Keefe on 23Aug1882 in Tippecanoe Cnty., IN, Benjamin married Johanna Cody on 23July1884 in Tippecanoe Cnty., IN. Michael John married first, Mary Gilmartin on 23May1911 in Trenton, Clinton Cnty., IL, and 2nd, Bertha Lancaster on 27Aug1918 in Harrisburg, Saline Cnty., IL.
The only record I have that gives a specific place they were from in County Cork is the marriage record for Michael Bresnahan when he married Mary Gilmartin. It says he was from Tullylease, County Cork, Ireland. Tullylease is on the border of Cork and Limerick and not far from the border of Kerry.
Ginny Pierce
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