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Re: Kennedy in Galway

Charles Harrington (View posts)
Posted: 1071442655000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1320892087000
Surnames: Comber
I amfairly certain we have at east one and possibly a few family connections. I have Kennedys, Combers, and Shiels in my family tree.
My Grandmother Mary Francis Comber was born in Liss near Loughrea in 1898, her younger sister Ellen Comber was born in the same area in 1903, could this be your great aunt?
I have another Ellen Comber from a previous generation. My grandmother's father was a Patrick Comber b. 1856 in Loughrea, he had a sister Ellenora who was born in 1865. This generation had a couple of connections to the Shiels of that same area.
Anne Comer, the 2nd child b. 1838, married a James Rafferty, thier daughter Mary Rafferty married a John Shiel.
Bridget Comer, the 3rd child b. 1849 married a Jerimia Shiel and they had 8 children:
John Shiel b. 1878 married Bridget Cahill
Michael Shiel b. 1879 married Bridget Rafferty
Mary Shiel b. 1881 emigrated to US andmarried Otto Lunburn and lived in Franklin Massachusetts, USA
Catherine Shiel b. 1883 emigrated to Boston USA married a Peter Burke (I met Catherine when I was a Young boy, she was at that time our oldest living relative at 90 plus years.
Jerimiah Shiel b. 1885 married Jessie Curry
Julia Shiel b. 1887 married Stephen Whelan
Thomas Shiel b. 1894 married Catherine Callanan.

Let me know if anyone here connects to your Shiels, combers or Kennedys.

There are presently cousins of mine in Galway, Joseph Kennedy who is the son of Annie Comber I believe and his son Joseph recently emigrated to the US and last I knew was in Texas teaching school. He visited with us about a dozen years ago when he first arrived in the US.

Another branch is a cousin of my mothers, probably another descendant of Annie Comber-Kennedy, John Francis Kennedy living in California.
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