Comment by Tina Delaney Hogan 9 hours ago
Looking for anyone researching Delaney. I wish I could give a definite County for birth but there are so many rumors and documents with different places whirling around it has become a little overwhelming. My GGGrandfather John Delaney born 30 Sep 1824 or 1826. Different documents have both years. Grave marker says 1826. Obit says 1824. A family tree compilation says he is from County Meath (not sure where the information came from) however his obit states he is from County Clare immigrating and settling in Pennsylvania for a spell before moving on and settling in Allamakee, Iowa where he died in 1898. He first shows up in Allamakee in the 1856 Census with his Wife Mary Norton Delaney and daughter Bridget Delaney. Bridget was born in 1854 or 1855 again several census state different birth places Pennsylvania and Ireland. An Uncle on my Delaney side told me John and a brother were to be taken to Australia I am guessing as convicts and that John broke free and fled to the United States. No documents to back this. I don't know if Mary and John were married in Ireland or in the United States. I am unable to find anything on John, Mary and Bridget before 1856. Please Help?