Bridget Kelleher, Drishanebeg (1860-1936)

Hello, I visited Millstreet this September but couldn’t quite catch up with Mr. Radley. My great-grandmother was Bridget Mary Francis Kelleher and was born in Millstreet 1 FEB 1861. Her parents were Timothy Kelleher and Johannah Murphy. She and her husband, David Morrissey (or Morrison) emigrated to the US in 1889. I’d love to make contact with any relatives and to know more about the family. Thanks for any help anyone can provide. [1]
Best wishes,
Michael Morrissey
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The below information is added by the admin to give some context, and to figure out who her family were. Easy enough to track Bridget, but we’re at a bit of a loss to figure out immediate family: 

Baptism
Baptism of BRIGIDA (BRIDGET) KELLIHER of DRISANE BEG on 2 February 1860
Name BRIGIDA (BRIDGET) KELLIHER
Date of Birth 1 February 1860
Address DRISAN BEG
Father TIMOTHEUS (TIMOTHY) NR
Mother JOANNA (JOHANNA) MURPHY
Father Occupation NR
Sponsor 1 DIONYTIUS (DENIS) MURPHY
Sponsor 2 ELLENA (ELLEN) KELLIHER
Priest THOMAS NOLAN

Siblings
Baptism of JULIA KELEHER of DRISHANBEG on 2 May 1862

One ancestry profile lists her siblings as Mary Kelleher (1853–1926), Jeremiah Kelleher, Julia Lucey, Hannah Sweeney Lucey, Norah Kelleher … but with no verification as to this

Marriage
Marriage of David Morrissy and Bridget Kelleher, both of 77 Old Georges St, Cork. He a victualler, son of Michael Morrissy (dead), farmer. She the daughter of Timothy Kelleher, a farmer. Witnessed by William Morrissey and Julia Cunningham.

Children
Mary Josephine Morrissey 1884–1897. Born 8 Lavitt’s Lane, Cork
Peter Charles Morrissey 1887–1958. Born 8 Lavitt’s Lane, Cork
Nora Genevieve Morrissey 1889–1967
Henry James Morrissey 1892–1980
Francis Joseph Morrissey 1894–1954
Marguerite Marie Morrissey 1897–1966
Julia Madeline Morrissey 1899–1901
Michael Thomas Morrissey 1900– ???
Esther Eugenia Morrissey 1902–1919
Timothy Vincent Morrissey  ????

(note: 1900 census says 9 children, 6 alive; 1910 census says 10 children, 6 alive but there are 10 above)

Emigration to America
David and Bridget moved with their two children Mary and Peter to Massachusetts in 1889.

Ancestry
[Bridget Mary Frances Kelleher – (Bobguy85) – good]
[Bridget Mary Frances Kelleher (Charles Morrissey) – more information but does contains inaccuracies with Bridget’s parents]

 

 

Bridget Kelleher in 1931 on her 50th wedding anniversary at 10 Maitland Street, Hyde Park, Massachusetts

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Her parents and siblings?
No information on what happened to them but this might be it:

I wonder if her father was not called Thomas. A Julia Kelleher of the same age, and from Drishanebeg married a James Kelleher in 1886, father Thomas, Mother Johanna.

Marriage of JAMES KELLEHER of Carriganima and JULIA KELLEHER of Drishanebeg on 09 March 1886.

That Thomas Kelleher died in 1891, aged 85, and Johanna died in 1897  aged 78 [grave]

Only 2 Kelleher families in Drishanebeg in the 1901 census.
James and Julia have 7 children in 1901:

Residents of a house 3 in Drishane Beg (Rathcool, Cork)
Kelleher James 45 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
Kelleher Julia 42 Female Wife Roman Catholic
Kelleher John 13 Male Son Roman Catholic
Kelleher Maggie 12 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
Kelleher Tom 10 Male Son Roman Catholic
Kelleher Kathlen 9 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
Kelleher Dan 7 Male Son Roman Catholic
Kelleher William 5 Male Son Roman Catholic
Kelleher Timothy Male Son Roman Catholic

By 1911 they have had 10 children (7 alive)

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/1603303/person/432094955908/facts

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TODO FOLLOW UP:

Their house was where Roches farmyard is now (sold in 1952). Catherine (Kathlen) married Denis Healy of the Square (the jeweller’s house, uncle of Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe) in 1927, and they had two children Connie and Eileen who both went to America. [Healy grave]

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