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Re: thomas kinsella wexford co, 1796
Posted by: T Cox Date: February 02, 2002 at 05:13:38
In Reply to: Re: thomas kinsella wexford co, 1796 by Joseph M. Powers of 392

Joseph, I'm researching my gggrandfather Lawrence Kinsella from, we believe Gorey, Co. Wexford. Do you think that the priest you mentioned in your Genforum entry corresponds with researchers by mail. I would love to see the spreadsheet you are speaking about. Lawrence's parents in Ireland were Thomas and Ellen (Devereaux) Kinsella. By the way, when Lawrence married Bridget Dooley in 1861 in St. Joseph Mo. a priest named James D. Powers performed the ceremony. From a Diocesean History of Kansas City-St. Joseph,I have the following inf on Father Powers: Born May 30, 1815 in Ballykahane, Waterford Co., Theology St. John College, Waterford, Ordained March 9, 1846 Philadelphia, PA. came to U.S. in 1845. Was a pioneer priest of Nodaway County and Northwest Missouri. Founder of Conception (Irish) Colony. This is a quote about him, "Quiet and unassuming, this man lifted many a burden. He never neglected an opportunity to do good, nor did he confine his works to any locality or class. The poor were his flock and he was their devoted shepherd."I even have a picture of him. Do you think your family has a connection?? Let me know if I can be of further help. Best Wishes, Trudi


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