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Thomas O'CARROLL.

He had the following children.

  M i Martin O'CARROLL.

'UNKNOWN'.

Bridget (Bridie) KEARNEY [Parents].


James MCDONALD.

Ann 'UNKNOWN'.

They had the following children.

  M i Terence (Terry) MCDONALD.

John CUNNINGHAM was born in about 1790s in Co. Limerick. He died in 1880s in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine (Kate) FITZGERALD.

My Cunningham family is connected to the family of John above but I have been unable so far to establish exactly how. Several Cunningham relatives of mine who were related to Bishop John Cunningham of Concordia, Kansas, who was a son of John above, followed the bishop's example and entered relious life in Concordia and elsewhere in Kansas. Could John possibly have been a brother of Myles (my great-great-great-grandfather) and Daniel Cunningham, both of whom lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry in the 19th century? All three appear to have named their eldest son Bryan, suggesting that all three had a father named Bryan (it was common at the time to name the eldest son after his paternal grandfather). Furthermore, Myles and Daniel's Cunningham family had Limerick origins, as had the family of John above.  

John appears to have moved with his young family from Co. Limerick to a farm (possibly located near Irremore church) in Irremore or Mountcoal, near Listowel, Co. Kerry. At some point the family was evicted from this farm.

John died at the age of 86.

Catherine (Kate) FITZGERALD died in possibly 1840s in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Catherine married John CUNNINGHAM.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen CUNNINGHAM was born about 1818. She died after 1914.
  M ii Bryan CUNNINGHAM was born on 20 Dec 1828. He died on 29 Dec 1910.
  M iii
Patrick CUNNINGHAM was born in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patrick emigrated to Kansas City in 1862.
  M iv James CUNNINGHAM was born about 1832.
  F v
Mary CUNNINGHAM was born in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died in Weston, Kansas.
  M vi Daniel CUNNINGHAM was born in Mar 1841.
  F vii Bridget CUNNINGHAM was born in Feb 1840.
  F viii Margaret CUNNINGHAM was born about 1841. She died after 31 Mar 1901.
  M ix
John Francis CUNNINGHAM was born on 21 Sep 1842 in Irremore or Mountcoal, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Jun 1919 in Concordia, Kansas. He was buried in Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas.

According to family sources John was sent to the United States at the age of 12 following the eviction of the family from their farm in Mountcoal, Listowel. However, The Kerryman newspaper tells us in its edition of 30 Ocober 1915 that John emigrated to the States at the age of 18 with his parents. The latter is more likely to have been the case as the 1900 census tells us that John emigrated in 1860 (when he was about 18).

John studied for the priesthood at St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas and was ordained a priest at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1865. In 1898 he was consecrated Bishop of Concordia in Leavenworth, Kansas.

According to his obituary in The Kerryman newspaper of 12 May 1934 Bishop Cunningham had a relative (exact type unspecified) named Sr. Agnes Flynn of Main St., Abbeyfeale, who died in Topeka, Kansas in 1934 following eight years of illness. I have not been able to establish exactly how the Flynns and Cunninghams were connected but here is some information on the Flynn family from Sr. Agnes's obituary:

Sr. Agnes was born on 11 January 1860 in Abbeyfeale and went to Kansas in 1880. Two years later she entered the Sisters of Charity convent. She was primarily a teacher and spent a period of time teaching the children of silver and gold miners in "two [states] in the Rocky Mountain region". She also worked in hospitals and was superioress of St. John's Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas and St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Montana.

There were four siblings of Sr. Agnes's mentioned in the obituary: her brother, John, of Tarbert, Co. Kerry and three sisters who were also members of the Sisters of Charity order: Sr. Anacleta of St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, Sr. Mary Joseph of Immaculata High School, Leavenworth and Sr. Mary Evangelist of Annunciata High School, Denver, Colorado. In an account of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Leavenworth of both Sr. Agnes and Sr. Anacleta in The Kerryman two years earlier, in 1932, we are told that among the attendees were their brothers William and James, sisters Mary Flynn and Mrs. William Blake, and cousin Rev. John Fitzgerald. This perhaps indicates that these relatives lived in the United States; and because Bishop Cunningham's mother was a Fitzgerald perhaps Sr. Agnes and the bishop were related through the Fizgeralds. The newspaper account of the jubilee celebrations also tells us that "other cousins from Ireland included William and Rodney McAuliffe and Miss Mary McAuliffe" and that four sisters of Sr. Agnes and Sr. Anacleta entered the Sisters of Charity order in Leavenworth, although we have names of only two (Mary Flynn and Mrs. William Blake, mentioned above).

John HARRINGTON was born about 1814 in probably Mountcoal, Co. Kerry. He died in between 31 March 1901 and 2 Apr 1911 in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. John married Ellen CUNNINGHAM on 1 Nov 1850 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

John was from Mountcoal, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Ellen CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1818 in probably Co. Limerick. She died after 1914 in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Ellen married John HARRINGTON on 1 Nov 1850 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

The 1911 census indicated that Ellen was living at the time (2 April 1911) with her widowed daughter Kate Daly in Irremore. According to the 1911 census Kate was aged 63 at the time and the 1901 census tells us that she was 60, neither of which ties in with with the date of her parents' marriage (1850). For this reason I have added Kate's name to the list of children below with a caution added.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine (Kate) HARRINGTON (caution: not verified).
  F ii Bridget HARRINGTON (caution: not verified).
  F iii
Honora HARRINGTON was born about 9 Jan 1854 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 11 Jan 1854 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  F iv
Margaret HARRINGTON was born about 27 Apr 1855 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Apr 1855 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  F v
Ellen HARRINGTON was born about 27 Jul 1857 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Jul 1857 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  F vi
Mary HARRINGTON was born about 28 Jun 1860 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 30 Jun 1860 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  M vii
John HARRINGTON was born about 24 May 1863 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 26 May 1863 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

Patrick FITZGERALD was born in Co. Kerry. He died before 31 Mar 1901. Patrick married Margaret CUNNINGHAM.

Margaret CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1841 in probably Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died after 31 Mar 1901 in probably Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Patrick FITZGERALD.

Margaret lived in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  F i
Catherine FITZGERALD was born about 24 Mar 1859 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 26 Mar 1859 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.
  F ii Johanna FITZGERALD was born about 4 May 1860.
  F iii
Ellen FITZGERALD was born about 7 May 1861 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 May 1861.
  F iv
Mary FITZGERALD was born about 30 May 1862 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 1 Jun 1862 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

The 1911 census suggests that Mary, who wasn't married at the time, was living with her widowed sister, Johanna, and her family in Irremore.
  F v Bridget FITZGERALD was born about 11 Mar 1864.

James CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1832 in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in Salina, Kansas. James married Bridget O'REILLY.

James emigrated to the United States in 1862 with his brother Bryan and settled in Kansas. He and Bridget, who were farmers, were among the earliest settlers of Salina County, Kansas.

Bridget O'REILLY was born about 1850 in Ireland. She died before 1901 in probably Greeley, Kansas. Bridget married James CUNNINGHAM.

They had the following children.

  M i
John CUNNINGHAM was born in 1871 in Kansas.
  M ii
Alexander (Alex) CUNNINGHAM was born in 1873 in Kansas.
  M iii
Daniel (Dan) CUNNINGHAM was born in 1875 in Kansas.
  M iv
Henry (Harry) CUNNINGHAM was born on 21 Mar 1878 in Saline County, Kansas. He died on 4 Jan 1962 in Salina, Kansas.

Harry was ordained a priest and served in Salina and Niles (Sacred Heart Church) parishes in Kansas.
  F v
Catherine (Kate) CUNNINGHAM was born in 1880 in Kansas.
  M vi
James CUNNINGHAM was born in 1882 in Kansas.
  F vii
Mary (Sr. Xavier) CUNNINGHAM was born on 6 Apr 1885 in Greeley, Kansas. She died on 28 Dec 1948 in probably Kansas.

Mary entered the convent, taking the name Sr. Xavier. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Concordia, Kansas.

Patrick (Pat) DEVEREUX was born in Mar 1837 in Ireland. Patrick married Bridget CUNNINGHAM.

Bridget CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born in Feb 1840 in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died in probably Kansas. Bridget married Patrick (Pat) DEVEREUX.

Bridget emigrated to the United States in 1861.

According to the 1890 census Bridget and her husband, Pat, were living in Utica, New York. By the time of the 1900 census Bridget and Pat were living in Freedom, Kansas. The 1900 census also tells us that the couple had had one child who was no longer living.


Daniel CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born in Mar 1841 in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in probably Atchison, Kansas. Daniel married Bridget LYNDON.

Other marriages:
'UNKNOWN', Mary

Daniel emigrated to he United states in 1877. He worked in the saloon business in Atchison, Kansas.

Bridget LYNDON was born in Ireland. She died before 1901. Bridget married Daniel CUNNINGHAM.

Bridget and Daniel may have had more children than James and Nora below.

They had the following children.

  M i
James CUNNINGHAM was born in Jun 1880 in Kansas.
  F ii
Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM was born in Aug 1882.

Daniel CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born in Mar 1841 in Co. Limerick; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in probably Atchison, Kansas. Daniel married Mary 'UNKNOWN' about 1902 in Kansas.

Other marriages:
LYNDON, Bridget

Daniel emigrated to he United states in 1877. He worked in the saloon business in Atchison, Kansas.

Mary 'UNKNOWN' was born about 1861 in Scotland. Mary married Daniel CUNNINGHAM about 1902 in Kansas.

The 1910 U.S. census tells us that Mary's parents were Irish.

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