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    1. [KEALY] Re: KEALY Digest, Vol 3, Issue 1
    2. George Tuck
    3. It would be beneficial to my 40+ years of research on the Laois rooted branch of the KEALYs. Please do. george.tuck@gmail.com On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 04:17, <kealy-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: > Send KEALY mailing list submissions to kealy@rootsweb.com > > To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body > subscribe to kealy-request@rootsweb.com > > To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and > body unsubscribe to kealy-request@rootsweb.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at kealy-owner@rootsweb.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of KEALY digest..." > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Notice about Rootsweb Lists (Jim Jackson) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:05:25 -0500 > From: "Jim Jackson" <ancestrynut@charter.net> > Subject: [KEALY] Notice about Rootsweb Lists > To: <kealy@rootsweb.com> > Message-ID: <003901d5cd26$04f5da10$0ee18e30$@net> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > This has been received from the Rootsweb administration: > > Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will > be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or > accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer > be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an > archival state. > > Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After > that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on > RootsWeb. > > As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a > great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message > boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > > Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this > community. > > Sincerely, > The RootsWeb team > > We are presently setting up email groups at https://groups.io/. If there > is > interest in migrating this list to groups.io please respond to this > message > to that effect ASAP. > > With heavy hearts, > > Jim and Di > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to > %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To post a message to the KEALY mailing list -- kealy@rootsweb.com, send > an email to %(real_name)s@rootsweb.com. > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > %(real_name)s-request@%(host_name)s > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body > of the > email with no additional text. > > > ------------------------------ > > End of KEALY Digest, Vol 3, Issue 1 > *********************************** > -- *Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. * Pierre Trudeau

    01/18/2020 09:42:18
    1. [KEALY] Notice about Rootsweb Lists
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. This has been received from the Rootsweb administration: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team We are presently setting up email groups at https://groups.io/. If there is interest in migrating this list to groups.io please respond to this message to that effect ASAP. With heavy hearts, Jim and Di

    01/17/2020 04:05:25
    1. [KEALY] Help Keep This List Active
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. We just wanted to encourage you all to make use of this list in your family searches. A large number of Rootsweb lists have been made inactive due to no messages over a period of time. We want to keep as many lists active as we possibly can and your participation will help toward that goal. If you have a "brick wall" in your family search, send in a message with as much information as you have and let's see if someone may be able to help fill in those blanks. Best wishes, Jim and Di

    09/12/2019 05:02:28
    1. [KEALY] Hi there
    2. Diane
    3. Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin

    02/25/2012 10:59:23
    1. [KEALY] Bridget Kealy - Ireland
    2. Pat Crimmel
    3. Looking for family of Bridget Kealy Christening Kilkenny Ireland 10 June 1791. Bridget married James Morris 8 April 1807. Bridget and James Morris had 10 children. I know some came to America from Ireland. Bridget's parents were John Kealy and Catherine Bowe. If these Kealy's are part of your line I would love to share information. Pat Washington State

    11/11/2009 08:23:28
    1. From List Admin Please read
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year! While I have your attention I wanted to send a few reminders... Reminders from the list administrator (Dana Thomas) I try to remind the lists I administer of these rules ever so often. This is in no way a reprimand it is simply a reminder. Should the need arise you can reach me at this addy treecrazyd@gmail.com What is ok: Just about anything that concerns genealogy and/or family history relating to the topic of the list. Not ok: Surname signatures. These are those signatures at the bottom of someones email message that list gazillions of surnames (last names) that they are researching. Our computer cannot distinguish between the surname signature and the message. It really messes things up if you're trying to search for a particular name. So, if you know how, turn your surname signature off. If you don't know how, then ask your first question! Not ok: HTML. Hyper Text Markup Language. A real no-no, since it just makes it impossible for many people to read your message. Plain text (no colors or anything fancy) is the best way to send anything to the list. Not ok: Attached files. With the wide variety of email programs in use, attached files don't work for everyone. Plain text (no colors or anything fancy) is the best way to send something to the list. Not ok: Copyrighted material. This includes private email that you've received from other people, articles from books, current newspapers, magazines, etc. It is ok to quote someones email message if you received it from this list. Not ok: Commercial posts. We aren't a billboard for the various publishing companies, software retailers, etc. Not ok: Flames. A derogatory or insulting comment that has been sent to everyone subscribed to the list is absolutely not tolerated. It is possible to disagree and remain civilized. The nature of this list is to assist in genealogy. The rule is one flame to the list about anyone or any issue, and you're out. Well, that's about it...back to regularly scheduled listing and have A wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year! :) Thanks for your attention, Dana -- (c)D. G. Thomas Please see my homepage: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~danasite/DGVT/

    11/23/2005 07:19:02
    1. Searching for my KEALY roots in Kilkenny
    2. Michael Drew
    3. G'day everyone In just on two weeks, I will be leaving cold and wintery Sydney and heading to Ireland to visit the townland of my five Irish GG Grandparents, including William KEALY born about 1835 in the townland of Corbetstown or Corbettstown, near Ballyfoyle in Kilkenny, Ireland. I don't expect to find very much genealogical information - partly because I promised myself that I wouldn't get to Ireland for the first (and maybe last) time and spend my days cooped up in a library when there are so many beautiful things to see. Secondly, all my Irish ancestors, including Bill KEALY had left for Australia before civil registration started in Ireland. But I plan to visit the local Catholic Church and the pub where my ancestors may have hung out. There are still a few KEALYs in Ballyfoyle - I may even find one or two of them in the pub. If I can find the local cemetery I intend (if able) to take photos of any KEALY headstones I can find. Who knows what (or who) I may come across. Corbettstown is only 502 acres - so when I get to the Cave Bar I know I am walking the same streets that my people walked. That will be very special to me. Do any other members of the list have known links to the Ballyfoyle KEALYs? Is there anything (simple, like me) that I can do in Corbettstown for anyone? No promises, but you never know. I suspect I only will have 2 days max in Kilkenny - I have to get to Waterford, Kildare and Dublin for my other ancestors and I only have a week to spare before I undertake a package tour of the whole country. Michael DREW (great great grandson of William KEALY of Kilkenny) -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.323 / Virus Database: 267.8.6/33 - Release Date: 28/06/05

    06/29/2005 05:02:50
    1. From list admin please read
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. Reminders from the list administrator (Dana Thomas) I try to remind the lists I administer of these rules ever so often. This is in no way a reprimand it is simply a reminder. Should the need arise you can reach me at this addy treecrazyd@gmail.com What is ok: Just about anything that concerns genealogy and/or family history relating to the topic of the list. Not ok: Surname signatures. These are those signatures at the bottom of someones email message that list gazillions of surnames (last names) that they are researching. Our computer cannot distinguish between the surname signature and the message. It really messes things up if you're trying to search for a particular name. So, if you know how, turn your surname signature off. If you don't know how, then ask your first question! Not ok: HTML. Hyper Text Markup Language. A real no-no, since it just makes it impossible for many people to read your message. Plain text (no colors or anything fancy) is the best way to send anything to the list. Not ok: Attached files. With the wide variety of email programs in use, attached files don't work for everyone. Plain text (no colors or anything fancy) is the best way to send something to the list. Not ok: Copyrighted material. This includes private email that you've received from other people, articles from books, current newspapers, magazines, etc. It is ok to quote someones email message if you received it from this list. Not ok: Commercial posts. We aren't a billboard for the various publishing companies, software retailers, etc. Not ok: Flames. A derogatory or insulting comment that has been sent to everyone subscribed to the list is absolutely not tolerated. It is possible to disagree and remain civilized. The nature of this list is to assist in genealogy. The rule is one flame to the list about anyone or any issue, and you're out. Well, that's about it...back to regularly scheduled listing :) Thanks for your attention, Dana -- (c)D. G. Thomas Please see my homepage: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~danasite/DGVT/

    06/28/2005 05:29:17
    1. [KEALY-L] Texas Researchers NEED your help
    2. There are bills being passed in TX that would make it next to impossible to accomplish genealogy work. They are explained further on the petition. Please sign it and pass this letter on. The link is <A HREF="http://www.ethical-business.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=551"> http://www.ethical-business.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=551</A> . Dana Thomas <<A HREF="danasgenweb@aol.com">danasgenweb@aol.com</A>> Cass County CC_TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/">www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/</A>>

    04/12/2003 06:09:19
    1. [KEALY-L] Genealogy Scam warning
    2. Please read the forwarded message below and be aware of this. Notify any new genealogy Internet users that you know. Sorry if you are on more than one of my email lists and get duplicate copies of this but I feel it is important to get the word out about this scam. Dana ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:47:19 -0800 (PST) From: Joy Fisher <sdgenweb@yahoo.com> Reply-To: STATE-COORD-L@rootsweb.com To: STATE-COORD-L@rootsweb.com Subject: [STATE-COORD-L] FamilyDiscovery is up to old tricks Resent-Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:47:12 -0700 Resent-From: STATE-COORD-L@rootsweb.com Hi Everyone: The old genealogy scam is back. www.genseekers.com Behind the password protection are links to the free genealogy on-line. There is no content of their own. In order to get the "5-day free trial" you have to surrender a credit card or bank account number. You have to cancel within 5 days or you get dinged. Guess what? The cancellation e-mail bounces. Does this surprise you? One person who recently fell for the come-on had his/her account dinged not once, but twice. It is time to remind folks on your state and county mailing lists about these scoundrels. It has been a couple of years since we have mentioned this. Permission is granted to pass this on.

    02/27/2003 05:13:23
    1. [KEALY-L] Posting Interests
    2. stella
    3. Hi Listers Can anyone help please Dorothy Conroy 1795 Ireland 116 St. Annes Street Edward Conroy 1823 Ireland 116 St. Annes Street Ellen Conroy (Cannon)1822 Ireland 116 St. Annes Street Joseph Conroy 1849 Liverpool 116 St. Annes Street James Conroy 1851 Birkenhead 116 St. Annes Street Francis Conroy 1855 Birkenhead 63 Beckwith Street Maraget Pidgeon 1856 5 Myrtle Street James Pidgeon 1800s Formby and Chisenhale Street, Liverpool Owen Kealey 1800s Liverpool and Ireland Harold Cooper Ellithorne 1900s Birkenhead Edward Conroy 1876 St Mary's Street Juan Joseph 1800s1900s Armenia and Newport Rose Maloney 1900s Newport and Wallasey Gertrudis Quiroz 1880 Casares Spain and Birkenhead Juan Borrego Esteban Puche 1800s Casares Spain Gertrudis Perez 1800s Casares Spain Manuel Quiroz 1800s Casares Spain Salvador Gonzales 1800s Casares Spain Manuel Quiroz Perez 1800s Casares Spain Cat Gonzalez Borrego 1800s Casares Spain Need help researching please particularly Kealey. Anyone do lookups after 1851 Census? Also look ups for Conroys in 1841 Census Thanks Stella

    08/08/2002 05:25:26
    1. [KEALY-L] Owen Kealy
    2. stella
    3. Need help with tracing Owen Kealy or Kealley who was a husbandmanin 1856 when his daughter Margaret got married at the age of 34 to my 3ggfather James Pidgeon in Liverpool. Margaret had previously married a Mr Holland and was a widow - she lived in Fleet Street, Liverpool at the time. I think Owen Kealy may have been Irish. Any help tracing him please. Stella

    08/04/2002 03:18:45
    1. [KEALY-L] Re: Important from Dana
    2. In a message dated 6/2/2002 1:57:36 PM Central Daylight Time, someone writes: > I would like to know what to look for in the subject line so as not to open > the email.... This is a hard one...since the worm puts subject lines that relate to what is in the infected person's email box. The reason this is a problem is because if they have your email address in their address book then it's likely they are into genealogy as well so they'll have emails in their box related to genealogy! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this IS one of the major problems with this worm. My suggestion is to NOT open ANY email with attachments. Write to the person (not by clicking reply) and ask if they sent it. IF they did and say what it is AND IF you know the person the you could open it but I'd be sure to have a good virus scan running AND make sure it has the LATEST definitions (updates). Hope this helps, Dana Dana Thomas <<A HREF="mailto:asc@txgenweb.net">asc@txgenweb.net</A>> ASC_TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.txgenweb.net/">www.txgenweb.net</A>> NE_Regional Director TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/RegDir.htm">www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/RegDir.htm</A>> Surfing Committee Chairman TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/txgwcom.htm"> www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/txgwcom.htm</A>> Cass County CC_TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/">www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/</A>> Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

    06/02/2002 09:07:04
    1. [KEALY-L] Important from Dana
    2. First, let me apologize to those of you who will receive several copies of this. If you receive more than one it is because you are on more than one of the email lists that I am listmom to. Normally, I don't post information about virus, worms or other scams but the new Klez worm is recking havoc on many of the computers connected to the Internet. Please read the article at the web site listed below and above all else run a virus protector AND keep it updated. If you don't have a virus scan program and are in search of a good FREE one with FREE updates please see the AVG program at www.grisoft.com Now for the Klez article: http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/2856010.html OR <A HREF="http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/2856010.html">Klez worm is becoming a major threat</A> Thanks, Dana Dana Thomas <<A HREF="mailto:asc@txgenweb.net">asc@txgenweb.net</A>> ASC_TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.txgenweb.net/">www.txgenweb.net</A>> NE_Regional Director TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/RegDir.htm">www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/RegDir.htm</A>> Surfing Committee Chairman TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/txgwcom.htm"> www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/txgenweb/txgwcom.htm</A>> Cass County CC_TXGenWeb <<A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/">www.rootsweb.com/~txcass/</A>> Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

    06/02/2002 08:00:33
    1. [KEALY-L] IRISH-NEW-YORK-CITY Surname Database
    2. --part1_59.1a869c2a.29f472bd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit --part1_59.1a869c2a.29f472bd_boundary Content-Type: message/rfc822 Content-Disposition: inline Return-Path: <listadmin-bounces@rootsweb.com> Received: from rly-xh04.mx.aol.com (rly-xh04.mail.aol.com [172.20.115.233]) by air-xh03.mail.aol.com (v84.10) with ESMTP id MAILINXH34-0421153435; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 15:34:35 -0400 Received: from lists5.rootsweb.com (lists5.rootsweb.com [63.92.80.123]) by rly-xh04.mx.aol.com (v84.15) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINXH45-0421153421; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 15:34:21 -0400 Received: (from slist@localhost) by lists5.rootsweb.com (8.10.1/8.10.1) id g3LJYDM31314 for KEALY-admin@lists5.rootsweb.com; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:34:13 -0600 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:34:13 -0600 X-From_: DanaSGenWeb@aol.com Sun Apr 21 13:34:12 2002 Received: from newmail.rootsweb.com (newmail.rootsweb.com [192.168.1.103]) by lists5.rootsweb.com (8.10.1/8.10.1) with ESMTP id g3LJYCe31128; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:34:12 -0600 Received: from imo-d06.mx.aol.com (imo-d06.mx.aol.com [205.188.157.38]) by newmail.rootsweb.com (8.11.1/8.11.1) with ESMTP id g3LJYCp26045; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:34:12 -0600 Received: from DanaSGenWeb@aol.com by imo-d06.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v32.5.) id e.18f.6d3df3a (4255) for <TreeCrazyD@aol.com>; Sun, 21 Apr 2002 15:34:08 -0400 (EDT) From: DanaSGenWeb@aol.com Message-ID: <18f.6d3df3a.29f46e30@aol.com> Old-Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 15:34:08 EDT To: TreeCrazyD@aol.com MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" X-Mailer: AOL 7.0 for Windows US sub 121 X-Diagnostic: Not on the accept list Subject: {not a subscriber} IRISH-NEW-YORK-CITY Surname Database X-Envelope-To: KEALY-L We are beginning to compile the IRISH-NEW-YORK-CITY Surname Database. If your ancestors were Irish and lived in the New York City area (no matter how briefly), you can submit their information for other researchers to view. You will find the submission form on the following page: http://www.irishinnyc.freeservers.com/photo6.html Also on the website, May and June 1857 transcriptions of the "Irish-American" newspaper have been uploaded. Transcriptions include marriages, deaths and news from Ireland, as well as deaths and news from New York City. There is also the Information Wanted column, where family could advertise for long-lost loved ones. Locales in the Information Wanted column are *not* limited to New York City, but anywhere in the US and Canada. The transcriptions are fully searchable from two search engines located on the Home page: http://www.irishinnyc.freeservers.com Take care, Tracy GaelEire@aol.com --part1_59.1a869c2a.29f472bd_boundary--

    04/21/2002 09:53:33
    1. [KEALY-L] KEALY-IRELAND TO AUSTRALIA
    2. Prasser, Smedley
    3. LOOKING FOR MY ANCESTORS. WILLIAM KEALY AND CATHERINE FROM DUBLIN IRELAND. THEIR SON JACOBUS KEALY BORN C1818 MARRIED ROSANNUM DUNN AT SANDYFORD COUNTY DUBLIN IN 1841. WITNESSES WERE ROGERIO BYRNE AND MARGUERITA DUNN. NO PARENTS NAMES WERE MENTIONED. JACOBUS (AKA JAMES ) KEALY AND ROSANNUM (ANNE) DUNN EMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1841 ON THE 'HELEN'. THEY SETTLED IN NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA AROUND MAITLAND ,FORBES AND PARKES. THE NAME WAS ALSO SPELT KEELY AND KEELEY. ROSANNUM WAS FROM KILTERNON CO. DUBLIN. HER PARENTS WERE TERENCE DUNN AND MARY. THIS INFORMATION FROM THE SHIPPING RECORDS. WE THINK THAT THE KEALY FAMILY MAY HAVE COME FROM ARMAGH TO DUBLIN. LOOKING FOR ANY IRISH INFORMATION AND ALSO DESCENDANTS IN AUSTRALIA. ERNENE SMEDLEY

    04/08/2002 11:53:37
    1. [KEALY-L] BY THE WAY ... OFF TOPIC
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. As a postal worker's spouse I just had to forward this...sorry it's off topic. AND sorry for duplicates. Dana ---- Original Message ----- Copyright 2001 by United Press International. All rights reserved. BY THE WAY… A nationwide campaign is underway to honor postal workers who are on the front lines daily. In support of our nation's carriers, clerks, mailhandlers, drivers and all those in-between, everyone is being asked to tie navy blue ribbons around their mailbox poles. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor postal employees, quiet heroes in their own right, and share our commitment to keep our nation united by keeping the mail moving. Please tie a blue ribbon around your mailbox pole and spread the word! God Bless America.

    11/12/2001 08:46:15
    1. [KEALY-L] Fw: F O O D F U N N Y
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. A little fun story for all the genealogy/history buffs on my lists from an unlikely source....My mother who gets a headache and her eyes glaze over every time I talk about genealogy :) Thanks Mom for thinking of me...this was a great story! Dana ----- Original Message ----- > During the Revolutionary War, a group of American patriots had great > difficulty in defeating a group of British soldiers. It seemed like > every time the Americans decided to take the offensive, the British > knew exactly what they planned and were able to repel their moves. > Once again, the Americans decided to attack a fort held by the > British. They planned well and all of the Americans were poised to > go, except for one citizen who was scared to death... he managed to > fake being sick to avoid taking place in the battle. > > When the American troops had left to spring the surprise attack, the > cowardly dude came out of his house and began walking around the town. > He happened across another "citizen" who was making detailed notes > about the condition of the town, the status of the supplies, > ammunition, etc. The cowardly dude realized that he had come across a > British spy... whom he quickly subdued and waited for the rest of the > Americans to return. > > When they returned, thwarted again, they realized that the British spy > had been informing the British troops of all of the plans. They > quickly hanged the spy and held a celebration for the cowardly dude > who caught on to the situation. The ladies of the town wanted to make > the meal a very special event, so they invented a new dish for the > feast. We enjoy it to this day... Chicken Cacciatore.

    04/20/2001 11:47:09
    1. [KEALY-L] Fw: {not a subscriber} Kealy - Beeman stuff
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Kealy" <kealypaul@yahoo.com> To: "Kealylist Genealogical" <KEALY-L@rootsweb.com> Cc: <dwjb@earthlink.net> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 2:12 PM Subject: {not a subscriber} Kealy - Beeman stuff > DAVID ... (Wilson) You are an encouragement, for SURE! > > > Thank you for sending along the photo of Polly Tully > Duncan. We have some great research about this > wonderful lady that would make a great novel or > screenplay. Someday, when I have time ... but I > digress. > > Although we have the photo, it is always better to > have more than less of any useful research, and your > kindness is warmly received! I'd rather duplicate > any day. > > In fact, we have a special photo gallery of grandpa > and grandma (Joseph Clarence) Kealy, and his parents > (John Nicholas Kealy and Mary Savilla Beeman) and her > mother (as well as my maternal grandparents) in > individual frames on our family pump organ hutch. The > pump organ belonged to Lorene's grandmother. > > Lorene just returned from England where she was > working on her own family research. (See, Irish and > English can mix!) > > We have about twenty archive boxes of family research, > stuffed full of information we have gathered, filled > with file folders according to family members, > genealogical sites, maps, photographs, letters from > people over the years (including Aunt Inez and > Genevieve, Phil, and all the folks that ever > kept in touch with me) and all sorts of stuff. > > We even have a small Kealy museum section with > memorabilia. Someday I hope to acquire the Kealy > millstone. I do have several Bibles, but nothing that > goes back very far. > > And as you know, things written in family Bibles may > not bear up under closer scrutiny. All my life I read > some Kealy reports taken from a Kealy Bible that > since has been disproved. Some of that generational > difference becomes blurred ... you know, we find out > an uncle was rather a great-uncle, or a brother was > really a cousin ... that sort of thing. > > It is so refreshing to see your interest. You are such > an encouragement. > > Years of studies and occasional loose ends can end up > in discipline of futility. It seems we are so isolated > at times, and there simply MUST be a connection to tie > all the loose ends together. So hearing from the other > > researchers out there helps big time! > > The Kealys were landowners in Michigan (we have copies > of their land transactions) before moving to Texas. We > are long-distance members of Lenawee County Historical > Society, hoping something will eventually connect. > > Next month Lorene and I are traveling to New York to > do KEALY studies, following great-great grandfather's > marriage in New Jersey, over to New York, where John > Nicholas Kealy was born, before their family located > to Michigan. > > As you mention, it could be from Michigan, where they > settled for quite a spell and had family for several > years, that contact was made with Irish family who > migrated directly to Michigan. There were several > Kealys all about the place. > > There were several sets of brothers and cousins. who > could have migrated through Canada even, and could > have names spelled KEELEY, KEIGHLEY, KALEY, or > whatever. > > We have Civil War records of great-uncle Leonard > Kealy, brother to John Nicholas Kealy, who left from > Michigan to don the Union uniform, but when he > mustered out of the war, he moved to Lewisville to > join the family there in Texas. Kinda strange, in a > way, because the Texas folks were Confederates. > Maybe there's something about "bygones" in there. > > The best thing he did for us ... He is our connection > with Dana Thomas, listowner ... I'm eternal grateful > :-). > > Years ago I got photocopies of Kealy land transactions > in Texas when we were chasing early records of Kealys > in Denton County Courthouse. > > The courthouse had burned down years ago, destroying > all the records. > > But when I checked in the LAND office, which was not > at the county courthouse, so did not burn down, I > scored a real bonanza. We found intact in a separate > location scores and scores of Kealy land transactions > (I photocopied them). It seemed they bought or sold > half the state of Texas! > > Downtown Lewisville has Kealy Street, and other > streets named for our great aunts and uncles. We have > pictures of the Kealy store, right next to the Masonic > Lodge, across the street from the postoffice, where > two Kealys served as postmasters. > > We visited the location on our last trip. Folks at the > store that occupies the site today looked in their > records and saw the Kealy name in earlier deeds. > > We have a photograph of the Kealy home, (which burned > down years ago). We spoke with a few residents there > who remembered the Kealy family. > > Today's city map still refers to the main part of > downtown Lewisville, Texas as the Kealy Addition, and > there are other parts of the area that have huge plots > designated Kealy before it was subdivided. > > We went through church records and photocopied some > great mentionings of the Kealy family in board > meetings, etc. ... Got some significant stuff there. > Our great aunts were organists, and uncles donated > property to build the church. > > As I say, Lorene and I are going to New York to seek > out more KEALY and BEEMAN stuff next month. Please > share any information you may have to offer. > Next year we go to Michigan to follow more leads. And > of course, Texas again, whenever. > > kealypaul@aol.com and lorenekk@aol.com > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

    04/03/2001 07:23:05
    1. [KEALY-L] Fw: {not a subscriber} Some more Kealy-Beeman discussion
    2. Dana Thomas
    3. Paul, You have to use the email address you signed up with to post or it won't go through....forwarding these two but if you want to use the yahoo.com address you'll need to subscribe with it. Dana ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Kealy" <kealypaul@yahoo.com> To: "Kealylist Genealogical" <KEALY-L@rootsweb.com> Cc: <ben@mail.KEALY.COM> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 2:23 PM Subject: {not a subscriber} Some more Kealy-Beeman discussion > TO: dwjb@earthlink.net (David Wilson) > > Although my grandfather (son of John Nicholas Kealy > and Mary Savilla Beeman) was one of 12 kids there in > Lewisville, Texas ... in addition to his uncles, > cousins and other people named Kealy, there is not a > single Kealy there today, and we can't find where they > have gone ... although we keep chasing. > > I will send you copies of anything we have that might > interest you. > > It was so sad to hear of the Kealy Bible's estruction. > But somehow there's GOT to be somebody of the Kealys > that still exists, and SOMEBODY that KNOWS SOMETHING > about the family. And SOMEONE who cares. > > Kealys were Attorneys, Justices of the Peace, hence > the title ESQUIRE John Nicholas Kealy, and several > were Postmasters, as well as community leaders. > > People brought wagonloads of their wheat to be ground > at the Kealy mill downtown. We have stood at that > location and talked with people who remember it. > > The Kealy (Beeman) family was respected in the > ommunity. The obituaries praise the family, but it is > hard to connect today with yesterday, as hard as we > try. > > We have followed some trails that took us in the wrong > direction. > > The BEEMAN file is partially corrupt, and a link or > two insecure, taking us either back to the Mayflower > (WHITE) or King John (Parkes). > > Back in Texas we traveled through many graveyards > looking for great-grandmother (Beeman) Kealy's > tombstone ... all to no avail. I do have her obituary, > and she was one of the most respected women of the > community. > > Which is a shame, because we do have the correct > cemetery. I have a photograph of me standing next to > great-grandpa John Nicholas Kealy's monument ... it > towers over me by a good two feet! But we found no > such marker for his wife (Mary Savilla Beeman Kealy). > > (Her obituary is included in my latest report ... do > you have it?) > > I have it all in my FamilyTreeMaker file I'd be glad > to send you my latest update). > > It includes several obituaries and death notices, etc. > > > While we were in Texas last time we spoke with some > others of John Nicholas Kealy's second family, after > great-great grandma (Beeman) Kealy died and he > remarried. Subsequently, of course, so much was lost. > > That family went a completely different direction, and > anything about to his first wife (Beeman) and her > family ... namely us ... has simply evaporated. > > His second wife and her daughters outlived him, and > Kealy stuff plowed into a proverbial brick wall. > > He had no children by his second wife, so no > step-cousins are out there. That's why the photo of > Polly Duncan, et. al. is such a rare find. > > I also have the photo of the brothers and sisters, > including my grandfather Joseph Clarence Kealy, > probably taken at their dad's funeral ... Is that the > photo you referred to? > > The writing on the back is really faded, so it's hard > to figure out who is who, without comparing other > photographs we have. > > A real disappointment was going to the library to view > the actual Kealy Bible. > > We have documentation of when it was donated to the > library for posterity to enjoy. > > When we went to see it there: > > We found it had been destroyed by a curator who > simply tossed > a bunch of stuff indiscriminately one day, including > the Kealy Bible. > They apologized, but it didn't help us Californians > who traveled > back there to see it. That was a real bummer. > > One good thing we found was in our research at the > state capitol. > > Many records exist of minutes of meetings of early > days of Lewisville that include lists of various of > our Kealy family, as well as some of the things > they did. > > One of those things was the rewriting of the Texas > state constitution following the Civil War (those > days, known as the reconstruction era, required many > states to alter constitutional verbiage, especially > clauses regarding the slavery issue). > > So when we saw Kealys representing Denton County were > part of that process, we went to Austin to follow that > trail. Although we didn't find Kealy photographs > hanging on walls, there was some Kealy presence there. > > > We made appointment to enter the archives and wore > special cloth gloves while they brought to our desk > the actual volume to read, including the Kealy > signature of the committee work in the Texas > Constitutional rewrite. > > As I say, Lorene and I are going to New York to seek > out more KEALY and BEEMAN stuff next month. Please > share any information you may have to offer. > > Next year we go to Michigan to follow more leads. And > of course, Texas again, whenever. > > Again, thanx for your contact. > > kealypaul@aol.com and lorenekk@aol.com > > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

    04/03/2001 07:22:54