It looks like we are not related afterall. My Ellen went to Albany NY in about 1870 and married a John Gunnoude of Ross Parish, Rahan, King Co. Ireland. She and the extended Gunnoude family moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa,in about 1870, she had a son Michael Gunnoude b. in early 1870's and then John G. died in 1872. She married (2) George Bick from Glouchester, England and they had 5 children one of whom was my grandmother Hannah Bick. George Bick and family is in the 1880 census of Council Bluffs. Ellen Gunnoude Bick was burned to death in a house fire in 1902 in Council Bluffs.
I know that Ellen's brother, Maurice was from Kerry as it is on his tombstone. I know from family records that her father's name was John and mother's was Catherine. I am sorry that it wasn't the Glenthanes family as I have been there and really believed that it was the one. Really beautiful on the Dingle Peninsula!
As you know, it is usually a process of elimination. Out of five Johns in the land records, there are already two Johns with wife's name of Catherine. The probabily of even two out of five is very low so it is hard to believe that I should look for a third set with John and Catherine.
The other one was John Flahive and Catherine W. Kennan of Castlegregory who had two baptisms: Joannes son of Joa. Flahiff and Catherine W. Kennan witnessed by Joa. W. Kennan and Surre Reeves (27 April, 1851) and Maria daughter of Joa. Flahiff and Catherine W. Kennan witnessed by Patrick Flaherty and Maria Flaherty. I couldn't find any other children from 1828-1879. Maybe the whole family left Ireland. The place in Castlegregory was referred to as Keelnandrane and in another place, Kilnanandrane.
Now I wish I were back in Dublin so that I could follow through.
I have the names of the witnesses for the baptisms of the three children of John Flahive and Catherine Lynch in case you would like to have them. Also there were a couple of other entries which might belong to your clan
(another John Flahive). Let me know if you would like this information. I don't think that there were many Flahives in Castlegregory.
Let's keep in touch,
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