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Re:Bridget & John KINSELLA, Fort Covington, New York
Posted by: john faluszczak (ID *****4640) Date: April 20, 2010 at 16:35:28
In Reply to: OBITUARY of Bridget KINSELLA, Fort Covington, New York by colleen newbold of 392

Colleen and Ann:
John and Bridgit Kinsella were married and first cousins I am 90% sure but need more verification. Bridgits obit in Ft. Covington Sun 3/12/1908(provided by Colleen) states that one of her sisters married a Flaherty and had nephew Michael. This sister would have been Maria Kinsella Flaherty. Another of her sisters had a nephew Joseph. This sister was Elizabeth (Eliza) Kinsella Flaherty.
Maria Kinsella Flahertys son Michael Henry Flaherty was St. Lawrence Co. Supervisor.
Bridgit,Maria and Eliza were sisters Kinsella.Im 100% on this.
I have leads that their father was John Kinsella of Cornwall Ontario/St. Columbans RC church. I have some more research on these girls to verify. I have purchased a St. Columbans registry and need to find time to get at it.
John Kinsella'(Bridgits husband) father was James "Big Jim" Kinsella and his mother was Anna McKeon. John and two siblings were born in Ireland and immigrated to his uncle John Kinsellas in Cornwall 5/1827 with their father and mother. Big Jim and John were brothers. James and Anna built a cabin in Dundee Ontario shortly therafter. James and Anna had nine children. In addition to James and Anna having John, they also had a son William who was born in their cabin.
William Charles Kinsella was born 7/31/1833 in the family cabin. William worked his fathers farm and attended school. When he graduated he walked off the farm for the city life. He changed his name to Kingsley to avoid the stigma attached to being "Irish". William C.Kingsley went on to be the general contractor who built Central Park, New York Sewer and water system and the Brooklyn Bridge with Washington and Emily Roebling. Such a big man and he died young at 52.
Ann and Colleen I found lots of my info at:
click on Franklin
click on Fort Covington Sun
Type Kinsella

On google type in:
"Journal of The American Irish Historical Society,Vol 21"
click on google books at above title
See page 150

Also for Kinsella graves:


I have to get organised and continue picking at things to verify. I am giving you both this info so maybe you can work at it when Im busy.
Colleen I would be curious to know your ties to these Kinsellas.
Everyone is welcome to contact me at:
John (O'Flaherty) Faluszczak
75 Ibis Street
Brentwood, Ca 94513

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