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Ginny "O" Chung's IRISH HERITAGE

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| COYLE | DONAHOE | FALLON |MANNING |PARKER | SCANLON | TULLIS |
Updated Sept 12 2012

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COYLE - my PATERNAL LINE - father's -> mother's -> father

  • COYLE--Thomas COYLE, born in Carnane, Civil Parish Donoghmore, Barony Raphoe, Castlefinn, Donegal Ireland around 1862 , emigrated to Boston at the age of 20. He possibly traveled with his maternal cousins Patrick and Margaret DUGAN on June 23, 1886. Four years later, he married Catherine Scanlon (my great-grandmother). Thomas drove a brewery truck for a living. Thomas died as a result of an infected finger in 1914.
  • Collateral surnames include DUGAN
    • Thomas COYLE (1862- 1914)
    • Catherine Frances Scanlon - wife - from Sligo Ireland
      • Mary COYLE married George Catolet - nurse in NYC - died without issue
      • Catherine Frances Coyle married John Joseph TULLISH - my grandmother
      • Margaret Ann COYLE married William Wentworth - moved to New Haven CT. She had one son who died in infancy.
        Searching in Ireland we have found that family up until the 1901 census.
  • Deaths registered in the District of Castlefin in the Union of  Strabane in the County of Donegal. - this indicates that my ancestor was orphaned at a very young age.
    • Register 2 page 98, entry 488  William Coyle died November 15th 1872, Married, age at last birthday 60 years, Occupation Farmer, Informant Catherine Coyle of Carnone..
    • Register 3 page 75, entry 488  Catherine Coyle died October 15th 1876, Married, age at last birthday 54 years, Occupation wife of Farmer,  Informant James Coyle of Carnone


Marriages registered in the District of Castlefin in the Union of  Strabane in the County of Donegal.

    • Register 5 page 9, entry 17  James Coyle, of age to Teresa McMenamin, of age,on October 2, 1884.  Groom’s father William Coyle, Farmer, deceased.  Bride’s father John McMenamin – Farmer.  Groom living in Carnone at time of marriage. Bride living in Eglytebane.
    • Register 6 page 12, entry 250  John Coyle, age 25  to Sarah McCormack, of age,on May 14th 1912.  Groom’s father James Coyle, Farmer, deceased.  Bride’s father Patrick McCormack – Farmer.  Groom and bride both  living in Carnone at time of marriage.


The 1901 Census of Ireland depicts James Coyle, age 60 living in Townland Carnowen, Castlefin, Parish Donaghmore, Donegal Ireland.  It does not appear to be complete as only some of his children are listed.  Some may have died, but John who we know to be about 14 at this time is also not listed.  His marriage record was found in 1912.
 

    • James Coyle – Householder Married Age 60    Farmer  Roman Catholic
    • Teresa Coyle Wife  Married Age 35   Seamstress Roman Catholic
    • Cassie Coyle Daughter Not Married Age 15  Seamstress Roman Catholic
    • William Coyle Son  Not Married Age 10  Scholar  Roman Catholic
    • Sarah Coyle Daughter Not Married Age 7  Scholar  Roman Catholic
    • Annie Coyle Daughter Not Married Age 5  -  Roman Catholic
    • Josephine Coyle  Daughter Not Married Age 2  -  Roman Catholic
    • Ellen Rose Coyle  Daughter Not Married Age 6 mos -  Roman Catholic

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·  My DONAHOE Line - MY Maternal Line - mother -> mother -> father -> father
 

  • Patrick DONAHOE, born in Mallow, Cork, Ireland (1828), and his wife, Mary PARKER, also born in Mallow, Cork, Ireland (est. 1831) emigrated to Boston seperately before 1856.  Upon their marriage they initially moved in with their paternal uncle Maurice Healey. Patrick and Mary had 10 children. Patrick took care of his large family by making chairs. Patrick died of pneumonia on New Years day in 1892. His wife Mary died 13 years later of kidney failure.


Patricks parents were identified as John Donahoe and Johanna Healey. Most of his siblings immigrated throughout the 1800's to Boston. Edmund, Thomas, Michael, Ellen, and William. Patrick's mother was the eldest daughter of Thomas Healy and Ellen Nagle. She had 3 brothers who had immigrated to Boston in the 1820's, Daniel, John, and Maurice Healy. Johanna had at least one sister, Bridget. It is not known if Bridget or Johanna immigrated to Boston, but many of their children did.

Mary Parkers parents were William PARKER and Catherine SINGLETON. To date I have been able to identify 2 sisters, Catherine (b. 1821) and Ellen (est. 1840). The remaining Parker family was said to immigrate to Canada. I have been able to locate a brother William Parker who lived in Pembroke Ontario then moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario.  This line still exists in Thunder Bay.

  • Collateral surnames in this line are BUCKLEY, CROWLEY, CARROLL, HEALEY, GARTLAND, NAGLE, PARKER, SINGLETON.
      • Johanna M Donahoe (est 1856 - 1887) - maiden
      • Catherine Frances Donahoe (1857-1860)
      • John Edward Donahoe (1858-1899)
      • Ellen Donahoe (1860-1910) - maiden
      • Mary Elizabeth Donahoe (1862-1953) - maiden
      • William Augustine Donahoe (1863-1926)
      • Daniel Thomas Donahoe (1868 - 1947) married Ellen Frances Manning
      • stillborn child (1871)
      • Catherine T. Donahoe (1872 - 1924) - maiden
      • Joseph Patrick Donahoe (1876 - 1930)

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FALLON - my PATERNAL LINE - father's -> father -> mother -> father

  • FALLON--James FALLON, born in Roscommon Ireland around 1836. He and his family emigrated to Boston between 1870 and 1888 with his family joining him through the years. James' wife Margaret SCOTT was the last to join him in 1888 with their youngest daughter, Margaret. James was naturalized on November 27 1877 in US District Court of Massachusetts. James occupation was a stone layer. James die November 5, 1905.


James Fallon purchased a grave in Calvalry Cemetery for a woman who may be his sister, Catherine Fallon Ward Donnelly. Her death certificate identifies her parents as Lawrence Fallon and Mary Kilroy. There are 2 other Kilroy's buried with Catherine.

Margaret Scott was the daughter of Richard SCOTT and Margaret TUREY or FUREY of Roscommon Ireland.  

·         Collateral surnames include DOWD, KILROY, SCOTT, FUREY

    • James FALLON (est. 1836 - 1905)
    • Margaret SCOTT - wife - (est. 1836 - 1903)
      • Mary A. Fallon married Danile F TULLISH - (1856 -1950)
      • John FALLON (1858 - 1952) - died without issue - naturalized in 1905 St. Louis.
      • Catherine Fallon (1864-1936) - maiden
      • James Fallon (1869 - 1935) - died without issue
      • Margaret Fallon married Joseph DOWD (1873 -1929)
  • James Fallon married Margaret Scott in Ireland, on September 17 1855 in the Knockcroghery Roman Catholic Parish of Roscommon Ireland. Their witnesses were Michael Boland and Belinda Fannon. Neither of their parents names or their place of birth are listed on their marriage record. James and Margaret had at least 5 children (Mary, John, Catherine, James, and Margaret). Each one of their children's birth records were found in Ireland. Checking the various census, it appears the Fallon family arrived to the US in stages. According to the census James came over in 1870, but it is more realistic he did not arrive until after 1873, when his youngest child was born. Mary (with possibly her brother John) arrived in 1878. Finally, Margaret and her youngest daughter Margaret arrived in 1888. It's not clear when James or Catherine arrived. James Fallon was naturalized on November 27 1877 in US District Court of Massachusetts. It lists his place of birth as County Roscommon, Ireland. James occupation in 1900 was listed as a stone layer.
  • From a vital statistical perspective, they located the marriage record and the birth records of all 5 of James Fallon and Margaret's children. On all 6 records, this family from 1855 to 1873 belonged to the Knockcroghery Roman Catholic Parish. The records of the parish of Knockcroghery begin in 1841, a little to late to check for baptismal records of James Fallon or Margaret Scott. In the early years, the townland address was not specified, but from 1869-1873, it was indicated that they lived in Carnamart, Roscommon, Ireland. Also listed on these records were the sponsors of the children and bride and groom. It is interesting to note, that none of these sponsors were either FALLON or SCOTT. There were 2 listed by the surname FURY and 2 by the name KENNEDY. Could these be relatives? Could Margaret Scott's mother's maiden name be FURY instead of TUREY/TURY as is listed on her death certificate?

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·  My MANNING Line - MY Maternal Line - mother -> mother -> mother -> father
 

  • John MANNING, born in Ireland (possibly CORK or Kerry) (1828), and his wife, Ellen COHANE?, also born in Ireland (est. 1831) children emigrated to Boston about 1870. Based on the birth and marriage records of their children, I believe they immigrated to England then to Fredericton New Brunswick and finally down to Boston, Massachusetts. John and Ellen had at least 5 children.


Their children's death records list 2 different surnames for their mother. At this time, I am not sure which, if either is correct. COHANE or QUARM.

Jerimiah - was a redhead according to his granddaughter Margert Donahoe Cotter.

More information can be found here on this line – Manning Mystery

  • Collateral surnames in this line are CRONIN, COHANE,KEANEY QUARM, MCCANN
    • John Manning
    • Ellen COHANE/QUARM
      • Johanna MANNING (est 1828 - 1903) - maiden
      • Dennis MANNING (1831- 1869) - believe to have no issue and having died on the journey over.
      • John MANNING (1831-1888) - married Elisabeth MCCANN of Fredericton NB
        • John Josehp Manning - married Catherine Maloney
        • Ellen Theresa Manning - married Joseph Keaney
      • Ann MANNING (1838-1908) - maiden
      • Jerimiah MANNING (1840-1892) - my great-great-grandfather - married Margaret CRONIN in Ireland, I suspect.
        • John Manning - born in England
        • Ellen Manning - great grandmother - married Daniel Thomas Donahoe
        • Jerimiah Manning - died as a child

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·  My PARKER Line - MY Maternal Line - mother -> mother -> father -> mother

  •  Mary Parker, was Patrick Donahoe's wife, and the author's great-great grandmother.  Little is known about the Parker family at this time. A copy of Mary's parents wedding certificate was found in Mallow, Cork.  William Parker (a Roman Catholic) married Catherine Singleton on January 21, 1821. Timothy Singleton and Michael Parker are listed as witnesses.  It does not state the parents names of either the bride or the groom.  This record disputes a claim which was passed down stating that William was a Baptist minister.


  Although it is believed that Mary had a number of siblings which migrated to Boston, the only one found with certainty was her younger sister Ellen.  Mary and Ellen shared the same residence the last years of Mary's life. It is not known when Ellen moved to Boston, but based on her brother's letter she was there well before 1898.  Ellen is also buried in the Donahoe family plot.

 Catherine Parker, William and Catherine's eldest daughter's, birth record was found in Ireland.  It listed her date of birth as October 25, 1821 from Mallow Parish.  Her godparents were Denis Sullivan and Johanna Singleton.  Catherine was godmother to Mary's eldest daughter Johanna in 1856 in Boston.  Based on her brother's letter, Catherine predeceased William.

 Bernard Donahoe, Joseph Patrick Donahoe's grandson has a copy of the  letter from Mary's brother William dated 1898.  The letter was written from Pembroke, Ontario Canada to his sister Ellen.  William was a farmer in Canada, residing there at least from 1862, his marriage, until his death 6 months after his sister Ellen, in 1910.

 Apparently, William PARKER arrived in Renfrew county, Ontario, in the early 1860s.  At the time of the 1871 census, William and his family were residing in Alice (or Fraser) township, Renfrew county.  In the next two enumeration (1881 & 1891), the family was living in Petawawa township, Renfrew county.  They lived in Petawawa when Mrs. William PARKER passed away.  By 1910, the widowed William PARKER had gone to visit some of his adult children who had recently moved to Thunder Bay (Fort William and Port Arthur).  Having died in Fort William, William's remains were brought home to the cathedral cemetery in Pembroke.
 

  • Currently trying to locate the descendants of William Parker and Ellen Eagan in Pembroke and Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.
  • Descendants of William Parker of Canada 

 1   William PARKER b: 1831 Mallow, Cork, Ireland d:1910 Fort William, Canada
+Ellen EGAN b: 1841 Cork, Ireland m: May 19, 1862 Pembroke,  Canada d: 1896 Pembroke, Canada
...... 2   Michael PARKER b:1863 Pembroke, Canada  d: 1942 Thunder Bay,Canada
...... 2   James Faraquahar PARKER b: 1865 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
..........  +Mary Jane MAGUIRE b: 1876 Quebec, Canada  d: 1939 in Thunder Bay, Ontario
...... 2   Mary PARKER b: Abt. 1869  d: in alive in 1901 in Petawawa Ontario
...... 2   Edward PARKER b:  1869 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada  d: bef 1871
...... 2   Ellen PARKER b: 1872 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
...... 2   Josephine PARKER b: 1875 Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
..........  +James MAGUIRE b:1868 Quebec, Canada m: 1894 in Pembroke, Ontario,

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·  My SCANLON Line - MY Paternal Line - father -> mother -> mother -> father

  • John SCANLON, born in Sligo,Ireland (est. 1830's), and his wife, Mary SPELMAN, also born in Sligo, Ireland (est. 1838) emigrated to Boston about 1885 with their children. I was only able to locate Mary and their children in Boston. Therefore, John may have perished during the journey, or his death may have sparked the journey to America.


I believe they met up with family who had immigrated earlier, specifically the SPELMAN clan. Mary and her children lived with a Bridget Spelman until her dath in 1905. Her will listed Mary Spelman's children as her neices and nephews. The SPELMAN names shows again checking out baptismal records of Mary SPELMAN SCANLON's grandchildren.

  • Collateral surnames in this line are GILMARTIN, KELIHER, MAY, SPELMAN,
    • John Scanlon (died before 1885)
    • Mary Spelman (1838 - 1899)
      • Thomas SCANLON (1861 - 1912)
      • Patrick Scanlon (1862-1926) - married Catherine May and moved to Worcester.
      • Belinda SCANLON (1864- 1953) - Married twice (KELIHER, BRENNAN)
      • Catherine Frances SCANLON (1865-1923) - Married Thomas Coyle - my greatgreatgrandmother.
      • Agnes SCANLON (1866-1965) - maiden

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·  My TULLIS Line - MY Paternal Line - father -> father -> father -> father
 

  • John TULLIS, born in Roscommon,Ireland (est. 1830's), and his wife, Mary MCGANN, also born in Roscommon, Ireland (est. 1838) emigrated to United States about 1870. I was unable to locate John. He may have perished during the journey, or his death may have sparked the journey to America. Mary and her children entered the United States in New York. It was there I suspect that Mary's daughter, Hannah, met her husband Cornelius O'Leary and married. The O'Leary's and the Tullis' moved to Providence Rhode Island and then finally to Boston, Massachusetts. Although census records indicate that both Cornelius O'Leary and his brother-in-law, Daniel Toolis were naturalized, I was unable to ever find a natualization record. I checked NY,RI,MA,CT,NH,VT.
  • Collateral surnames in this line are MCGANN,O'LEARY,TOULISH,THULISH, SKEFFINGTON, DONOGHOE, KEOUGH, GRADY, WHOLEY

·         Descendants of John Toulish

..... 1 John Toulish (1822 - 1880)

..... + Mary McGann (1825 - 1901)

........... 2 Maria Thules (1839 - 1925)

........... + Edward Donohoe (1839 - 1913)

................. 3 John H Donohue (1865 - 1934)

................. + Katherine Robinson (1873 - )

................. + Annie McCabe (1880 - 1940)

................. 3 Michael J O'Donohue (1868 - 1952)

................. + Bridget Delia A Turner (1876 - 1951)

................. 3 Mary Donahoe (1871 - 1949)

................. + Walter Heman Stacy (1878 - 1966)

........... 2 Margaret Thullis (1840 - 1915)

........... + Michael Skeffington (1835 - 1923)

................. 3 Margaret Ann Skeffington (1866 - 1957)

................. 3 George J Skivington (1868 - 1931)

................. 3 Mary Theresa Skivington (1868 - 1900)

................. + William Robert Ward (1866 - 1913)

................. 3 Catherine Skivington (1870 - 1915)

................. 3 Elizabeth Vercunda Skeffington (1875 - 1945)

................. + Timothy Vincent Wholey (1874 - 1932)

................. 3 Alice Skeffington (1876 - 1883)

........... 2 Honor Thulis (1844 - 1865)

........... 2 Catherine Tulius (1846 - 1909)

........... + Thomas Grady (1840 - 1901)

................. 3 Mary Grady (1870 - 1900)

................. + Xavier Walsh (1868 - 1934)

................. 3 Catherine Grady (1874 - 1959)

................. + Bernard J Waters (1875 - 1944)

................. 3 Margaret Grady (1878 - 1943)

................. + James J McLaughlin (1874 - 1921)

................. 3 Mary Elizabeth Agnes Grady (1880 - 1943)

................. + John Lawrence Havey (1885 - 1942)

........... 2 John Thules (1846 - 1865)

........... 2 Hannah Tulish (1847 - 1918)

........... + Cornelius J O'Leary (1854 - 1930)

................. 3 Mary A O'Leary (1876 - 1928)

................. 3 Cornelius Joseph O'Leary (1878 - 1939)

................. + Mary Aloysius Devlin (1887 - 1975)

................. 3 Margaret Ann O'Leary (1880 - 1963)

................. + Frederic Michael Rooney (1872 - 1959)

................. 3 John Leary (1882 - 1882)

................. 3 Catherine O'Leary (1883 - 1954)

................. + Richard James Buckley (1881 - 1975)

................. 3 James Leary (1884 - 1885)

................. 3 Daniel Joseph O'Leary (1885 - 1946)

................. + Christina Isabel Gillis (1884 - 1940)

........... 2 Michael Thurllis (1847 - )

........... 2 Brigid Thurlis (1850 - 1911)

........... + Dennis Keough (1846 - 1933)

................. 3 Mary Ann Keough (1873 - 1890)

................. 3 Michael Keough (1876 - 1884)

................. 3 Patrick Joseph Keough (1876 - 1878)

................. 3 John Joseph Keough (1878 - 1942)

................. + Annie O'Malley (1875 - )

................. 3 Sarah Elizabeth Keough (1880 - 1924)

................. + Henry Joseph Rogan (1881 - 1955)

................. 3 Ellen V Keough (1882 - 1951)

................. + Patrick Joseph O'Connor (1878 - 1942)

................. 3 Josephine Keough (1886 - 1969)

................. + William Henry Barron (1887 - 1934)

................. 3 Dennis Patrick Keough (1888 - 1947)

................. 3 Ernestine M Keough (1894 - 1964)

................. + John X Garrity (1894 - 1959)

........... 2 Patrick Thurles (1852 - )

........... 2 Daniel F Tulish (1858 - 1927)

........... + Mary A Fallon (1856 - 1950)

................. 3 Mary Frances Tullis (1886 - 1917)

................. + Frederick Douglas Macneill (1889 - 1970)

................. 3 John Joseph Tulish (1889 - 1966)

................. + Catherine Elizabeth Coyle (1893 - 1944)

................. 3 Margaret Elisabeth Tulish (1890 - 1894)

................. 3 Alice Tulish (1896 - 1903)

  • PageAccording to Ellis Island, someone registered a Catherine TOOLIS from Ireland who immigrated to NY. As the surname is very unusual, and most other individuals with this surname were not from Ireland, it would be nice to locate the individual who registered this name and compare notes.
  • I would like to locate Hannah TOOLIS and Cornelius O'Leary's marriage record. I believe they were married in 1875 in New York, although checking NY records they didn't retain records that far back.
  • I also have found a Patrick and Brigit Tullis living in NYC in 1900.  Both of these individuals claim Irish heritage.  As there were so few individuals with this surname from Ireland, it is worth investigating to determine if there was a connection.
  • I am also investigating what the Roscommon Heritage Center can come up with, given the unusal surname.
Ginny Chung –chungaroo@verizon.net