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The Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy

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Langley family

Started by Denise Robyn Langley. Last reply by Denise Robyn Langley Apr 4, 2013. 2 Replies

Family You Are Researching ?

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Irish in Pennsylvania Chat

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Comment by Pete Val on June 3, 2013 at 9:29pm

Thanks Wayne for the hints for Troy.  No help but I appreciate it just the same.

Comment by Pete Val on January 13, 2011 at 8:05pm



Thanks for the sites.



Comment by Co Ordinator on January 8, 2011 at 8:26pm
Comment by Pete Val on January 8, 2011 at 11:12am



I am researching several families on my wife's Irish side.  I am having difficulty finding their connection to the Irish mainland.  Any help would be appreciated.


1)  John Louis McCartney (spelled also as McCarthy in Louisiana records) was a sugar planter in South Louisiana.  His wedding information from Louisiana states he was the son of Bernard McCartney and Alexia McCarty of Ireland.  John was married in Assumption Parish Louisiana in 1867.  From death record he was born about 1815 in Ireland. 


2)  Margaret Troy was born in Wisconsin in 1860.  She is the daughter of James and Bridget Troy both of Ireland.  James Troy was born around 1830 and Bridget around 1840.


3)  Patrick Caufield was born in 1853 along with his sister Margaret 1857) in New York.  His parents were born in Northern Ireland.  The parents were Patrick and Catherine Caufield. 

Any help on these lines will be appreciated.



Comment by Co Ordinator on January 7, 2011 at 7:46pm

As posted else where on this site I was sent this site:


Hopefully it may be of use to quite a few


Comment by Michael L. Buckley, Sr. on August 6, 2009 at 10:16am
My ggrandfather, Alpha Buckley, was born in 1813, apparently in VA. He married Elizabeth in 1834. Alpha was a member of the first Peru, IN city council in 1867 and elected again in 1874. Alpha is my brick wall. I can't find any further information and I can't find Elizabeth's maiden name. Any help would be appreciated.
Comment by Mike O'Laughlin on August 6, 2009 at 8:59am
Just a note: You do not need an iPod to listen to my podcasts. You can listen to them at
Just click on the name of the broadcast and it will play on your computer !
Comment by Christine Evelyn McAvaney on July 24, 2009 at 6:17am
my gggrandfather was a Johnathon James Devanny dob 1809 so as you will realise i have come up against the proverbial in irish record keeping when he was born [these comments now passed down over the years] his father was never recorded and his mother could only sign with an X so today we know nothing of his heritage in parentage or siblings because of this stumbling block i know he migrated to australia [south australia] in 1850 and upon his marriage to a mary fitzgerald here in adelaide in 1852 he changed his surname to McAvaney i just wish i could find find some way of finding the beginnings of our family in ireland i have tried several sites but this "stumbling block" keeps coming up and i just cannot seem to climb over it hope someone can help me i joined this group for help please donot leave me out as i donot possess an iPod friendship to all
Comment by Carole Sarvis on July 17, 2009 at 12:04am
Hi, my paternal grandmother was Irish. Annie Smith born 1878, Crossabeg, Co. Wexford, parents, William Atkin Smith and Hannagh Walker. Sometime before 1892 the family moved to Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Whilst working in Enniskillen Annie joined a group of Protestant brethren and subsequently became a missionary for the group. She visited Australia to "spread the word", returned to Ireland and then came back and married my grandfather in Victoria, they "spread the word" for a few years and produced my father, Charles Wilfred Heyes and his brother, Geoffrey James Heyes and eventually settled in Tasmania where my grandmother died in 1933. Annie's sister, Hannah Harriet and b-in-l, James Manning emigrated to Tasmania via NZ. Annie's sister, Bessie and b-in-l, James Bodey emigrated to South Australia. The other siblings, William Thomas, Susan and Georgina stayed in Ireland and there are no longer any living descendants. There are still descendants of Bessie, Annie and Hannah Harriet alive in Australia.
Comment by Mike O'Laughlin on July 16, 2009 at 1:42pm
Hello Sherry, Have you traced the Marshall family back to a county in Ireland ?

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