Recently I think I made a crack in my brick wall.
Barbara Delap "Dunlap"
BIRTH 17 NOV 1876 • Knock, Galway, Ireland
DEATH 5 MAY 1935 • Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
She was born to Patrick Delap and Barbara ODonnell
Birth record and Bap record both found.
Family lived in Knock, Galway.
Brother Peter Delap came to the US and settled in McKeesport. Obit doesn't lead any clues.
Barbara's death record has "Barbara Conners" listed, signed by her son Michael Conley who was born in the US, never met his grandmother as Barbara Odonnell died in 1880.
Baby Peter Delap born Jun 1868 died as an infant
Year later Peter who came to the US was born May 1869
Two other children have birth records Mary Delap, Apr 1871 and John Delap 1866
Can't find anything on them
I have checked 1841/1851 Census records only to find one Delap family in Knock and another across the way in Lettercallow.
Same with Griffith's Valuation.
I've looked for marriage records of Patrick Delap and Barbara Odonnell and nothing.
Mostly I am just hoping for some fresh ideas as I think I am burned out a bit :)
Thank you kindly