Margaret Benn, born 27 Nov 1821 New Birmingham, Co. Tipperary, Ireland and died 2 Mar 1909 Lourdes, Iowa.
Married 1847 Ireland to John Fitzgerald. John born 29 Oct 1824 Co. Tipperary, Ireland and died 3 Apr 1910 Elma, Howard, Iowa. Both buried Lourdes, Howard, Iowa. His father William.
After the marriage they emigrated to America, arriving Thanksgiving Day 1848 at Port of Boston. They settled in Ridgefield, Conneticutt and then settled in Howard Co., Iowa in about 1860. Their first 6 children being born in Ridgefield and the last being born in Lourdes, Iowa. I have more on the children. This is the line I am from.
Now Margaret had a brother Tom (who I know nothing about) and a sister Ella (Ellen).
Ella, born 1820 at New Birmingham, Co.Tipperary, Ireland and died 3 Apr 1885. Married James Brophy, James was born in Jonstown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland and died Feb 1898. Both buried Lourdes, Iowa.
I only have one child listed for them. Margaret A. 1852-1921, married Thomas McCarville 1850-1910. They have 9
children. I have more on the children.
" Between 1848-1897 James Brophy belonged to St. Mary's Parish in Ridgefield, Conneticutt, the pioneer families were Brophy, Whale, Kelly, Cahill, Fitzgerald, Gallagher, Halpin, and Enright. These families came to America to Port of Boston. Taken from Centennial Book of R.C."
Any information would be appreciated on any of the families.
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