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Carol Gilbert (View posts)
Posted: 924436800000
Classification: Query
My grandfather, Michael Patrick CROTTY, born 25 March 1875
Buffalo, Erie County, NY. His parents were Michael P. CROTTY born c.1842 Ireland and Hannah (Hanora) BURKE born c. 1847 Ireland. Michael P.'s father was John CROTTY and his mother was Bridget KELLY. Hannah BURKE's father was Michael BURKE and her mother was Margaret CROTTY (Info from Hannah's death certificate). Margaret CROTTY is questionable. Was she related to the CROTTY'S that Hannah married or is it a different family or is it an error??? Per family tradition, the CROTTY's came from County Clare. Any help out there???

Michael Crotty

Posted: 931521600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1021555257000
Surnames: Crotty, Dowdy, Jones, Longacre, Eagle
I have a MICHAEL CROTTY in my late husbands family. He came to America about 1811, he was indentured to a Doctor in Bedford, VA. After his 7yrs. was up he married Miss Dowdy.
He moved to Greenbried Co., WV (VA). He had several children, one was Charles Preston Crotty who married Nancy Eagle of Lancaster, PA. Does any of this fit your family.
Thanks. I have more info on this family if it fits yours.

KELLY Ellen and Patrick

Patricia Brown (View posts)
Posted: 935064000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: KELLY
Ellen KELLY emigrated to Australia (Adelaide) in 1840 with her brother Patrick and his wife Ann O'Gorman and their three children on the "Birman".They all came from Ennis in Co Clare and Patrick and Ellen's parents were alive at the time of their departure.

CROTTY family

Posted: 937483200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994652128000
From Clare to Buffalo, Stephen V. Crotty (~1840) and Bridget Griffin (~1840) brought their family of 10-13 children. Their children were named Patrick, Michael, Simon,
James, Delia, Jennie, Anna (Milan), Kate (Donahue), and others...later identified in 1917 as a Mrs. James Bassett and a Mrs. Thomas Lillis.

Crotty, Griffin, Griffy

Alan Boyle (View posts)
Posted: 938001600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boyle, Howe
I don't have a direct relationship to Crottys or Griffins from County Clare, but I'll just note that my ggfather and ggmother came from Clare (Michael Boyle and Ellen Howe) and settled in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa. They had quite a few Crottys and Griffins as neighbors, baptismal sponsors, etc., so if you're looking for family connections, you might want to consider this area (esp. if you're looking for Iowa relatives in the 1840s and 1850s).
Posted: 939038400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1004371105000
Surnames: Griffin, McNamara
I have a Michael Griffin, living in St. Paul in 1887. He was married to Sarah McNamara. I don't know if Michael was born in coClare or in U.S. I do know that there were Griffins in census 1880, Ramsey Co.,MN

Patrick Crotty

Posted: 939297600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1003894571000
Surnames: Crotty, Mahoney, Fahey
I am looking for any info on Patrick Crotty born Ross Co. Clare in 1853. He married Bridget Mahoney. Thanks


Bernice Hassett (View posts)
Posted: 939643200000
Classification: Query
I think there is a connection here. James Hassett(your James Bassett?) immigrated from County Clare in 1888. He landed in Buffalo and then to Cincinnati. He married Nora Crotty(from Buffalo) in Cincinnati. Nora's parents were Stephen Samuel Crotty and Bridget Griffey. We know Nora had siblings, Simon, Patrick, Anne, Lenorah(could be Eleanor)and Genevieve. James and Nora (Crotty) Hassett named one of their children Genevieve. Another was named Stephen (my father-in-law). Stephen's wife has Lillis relatives on her father's side. I have more info.
Bernice Hassett


Posted: 940507200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994652128000
This is a real connection. Stephen Crotty and Bridget Griffin came from Kilkee, in the civil parish of Kilfearagh, townland of Moyarta, to Buffalo, NY in 1882. Their children included Nora (Hassett) of Cincinnati, Mrs. Thomas Lillis of Lowell, Mass., Anna (Milan) of Minneapolis,
Michael of Dixon, Illinois, Patrick, Simon, Delia, Catherine, Jennie, James and others (?David, Samuel, Thomas). Any other connections out there to CROTTY or GRIFFIN from Kilkee or Buffalo?

Crotty, Burke, Kelley

Posted: 942494400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152014137000
Surnames: Crotty, Mahon,
Daniel Crotty was born in Limerick, I believe, in 1874. He married Rosanna Mahon, from Clare, in 1873.One of their sons was Michael James Crotty who settled in Buffalo around the 18900's. He married Caroline Olyer There are two different Crotty families in Buffalo,where I grew up. Both CROTTY'S were boxers.
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