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Timothy Kehoe b. Wexford 1797
Posted by: Bill Kehoe (ID *****7079) Date: April 13, 2009 at 06:50:36
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My gg grandfather, Timothy Kehoe, emigrated from Ireland in 1816, the infamous "year with no summer". The British government subsidized the emigration of more than five hundred farm families from Wexford and Carlow to eastern Canada. Somewhere, I have a list of the groups listed under the name of the person who headed each group. In our case, it was probably the party of nine headed by a Daniel Kehoe. The ship that they were on may possibly have arrived in St John NB in early 1817. Timothy, an apprentice ship's carpenter, married Bridget Gallagher, born in Ireland, in St. Malachy's Church in St John in November 1831. They had nine children, all born in St John or in a nearby settlement, up-river, called Oromocto. We have a fairly complete record of the families of the oldest three children, Margaret Ann, Philip, and Denis, but only baptismal records for the younger six, baptized by circuit riding missionary priests from St. Dunstan's Church in Fredericton NB. We'd be happy to exchange information with any Kehoe researchers who may have knowledge of Timothy's family in Ireland or the younger six children James, Timothy, Henry, Daniel, John, and Patrick, born near St John, NB 1836 to 1846. The youngest three may have been adopted by nearby families, since their mother died in 1849 when they were ages 9, 6, and 3. They are not listed on the 1851 Canadian census as living with their father in Oromocto, town of Burton, Sunbury Co.


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