My Kerrigan ancestors settled in Clinton, Ma. in the mid 1880's and some of them are buried in St. John's. My gr. grandmother Mary Ellen Kerrigan Hoban (b. 1860) was one of 10 children of Thomas & Honor (McNally) Kerrigan of Louisburgh, Cty. Mayo, Ireland. (my aunt told me his name was John but Mary Ellen's death cert. lists her father's name as Thomas and I am not sure if the parents immigrated)
There were 5 sons, 5 daughters and John is the one son I have not positively identified in the census. I found a John K. in the 1900 Clinton, Ma. census ED1600 page 23A, but in the 1910 Clinton census (ED1717 pg. 4B) the name is spelled Carrigan.
When Mary Ellen died in 1904(buried Framingham, Ma.) her brief obit. mentions leaving behind 4 brothers & 3 sisters so I thought perhaps John (& sister, Nora) died before her. (but the obit. may be wrong)
These 10 had a lot of children, mostly girls, and there is no Patrick among the boys. (at least in census info)
I found a Kerrigan relative, on-line (our gr. grandmother's were sisters) and you can read our messages if you scroll down to "Bridget Kerrigan Houston" by Charlene Carrigg.
What is your gr. grandfather's name, date of death etc.?
The 10 children were Michael, Peter, Martin, Thomas, John
Mary Ellen, Bridget, Catherine Kerrigan O'Brien, Sara Kerrigan Helm, Nora Kerrigan Pyne. (have not pos. identified Nora, yet)
Bridget (d. 1913) and Catherine (d. 1939) are definately buried in St. John's. Peter died sometime between 1910 & 1918 and Martin seems to have died between 1910 & 1920 and should be buried there too.
I have a letter to send to St. John's and I plan on going back to the cemetery once the snow has melted (which may not be until May with the temps. we have been having)
Hope this is not overwhelming and that we are some how related. If not directly related maybe your gr. grandfather could be a cousin of my line? I can only trace back to my gr. gr. grands and don't know of any siblings for them but most of the Irish in Clinton came from Louisburgh, Mayo so there is a good chance we are related in some way.
Waiting to hear from you. Gail
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