On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 3:58:38 PM UTC-4, coopers...@gmail.com
I came across a Bernard Devine born to Bernard and Ann in 1832 at kilcullen parish in county kildare. This is a few km from Harristown, the Latouche residence and Carnalway, your ancestors birth home so I think you can be sure they were from this neck
of the woods. Finding out who his parents were may not be easy but I would concentrate on that particular area and the Latouches of Harristown etc.. would they have any family papers in archives etc?
I also saw the birth of Dennis 1835 and Lucy 1830... not your average Catholic names! Again maybe look at the names of sponsors.. usually family or friends. Who were they? Did they stay in Ireland? In short, work with what you know for sure and learn
as much as you can about Bernard in Ann, so doing might just lead you back a little further! Good luck 😉
Thank you for the info. I know he was born around 1801 and married Mary Ann Agar around 1829. As far as I know Mary Ann Divine was his first daughter (ne 1830). They all moved to NY in 1846 but I am unsure who sponsored them or why. They actually headed
straight to Green Co, Ga. Some say Bernard returned to Cloister to die in 1875 but I am unsure of this and think the finding may be a coincidence. Maybe this could be a relative since it is in the right area. This is very exciting.
I have emailed everyone I can think of in Kildare for old records and only hit dead ends (surely they kept records of who worked for LaTouche?) I feel so sure it was his father. Do you have any contacts in Ireland?
Thank you for the help.
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