My Grandfather was Patrick Ball and I know quite a bit about his immediate family but would be interested in learning more. Patrick was born in Tully, Kilgeever, Co. Mayo. in 1887. His parents were Austin Ball b. 1841 and Bridget Donnelly b.1851. His siblings were Michael b.1870; Bridget b.1872; Catherine b.1875; Austin b.1878; James b. 1879; Honor b.1883; Peter b.1885 and if I missed any, my apologies. I believe all the boys ended up coming to Clinton, Massachusetts, USA and spread out from there although that is where my Grandfather stayed. I think all the girls remained in Mayo. My Grandfather married Mary Ruddy b. 1887 here in the USA. Mary grew up in Tonatleeva, Co. Mayo. Her parents were Julia (Judy) Burke and Austin Ruddy. She had a sister Katherine who married James Heneghan.
Does any of this ring a bell?
Monica McSheehy Beauchamp