Place Names of Origin of Irish - Elmira, Chemung County NY
and Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY

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by Joyce M. Tice, April 2001

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Submitted by Sharron BRONSON Vossoughi
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Irish Ancestor Month at Tri-Counties - March 2002

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Name Townland County Im. Date B and D Spouse Comments
Carlow 1913 b 5/22/1893
Res Waterford. Res 314 Roe Av. Queenstown to NYC on BALTIC
ALLEN, Anthony Tourmore Cork
1814-1900 Elizabeth ________ Bu in Ridgebury Cemetery, Bradford Co w/wife, ch:Anthony, Catherine
ALLEN, Mrs. Elizabeth
1822-1885 Anthony Allen Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
AUSTIN, Mary Clonakilty Cork

James Donovan Son John d 1868 of sunstroke. Bro: Thomas. Bu State Rd. Cem.
AUSTIN, Thomas Clonakilty Cork 1829

Sis:Mary Austin Donovan. Shared Rome Twp Farm with James Donovan
1838-6/18/1866 James Bermingham
1822-2/19/1879 James Bermingham
Clare Abt 1860 1840-1904 Nora McInerney Blacksmith. Son a priest.
BIGGS, Michael
Meath c 1830

Son Peter became wealthy manuf candles.
BIGGS, Mrs. John

John Biggs Died 2 wks aft husband. Ch:John, Joseph, Chris W, Mrs James Tyrell
Clare 1840 b c 1817
Farmer. Son James elected supervisor 1889 and chairman of bd 1890
BOLEN, David of Havana Toureen, Kilmurry Ibrickn Clare Bef 1858

MF-Adv for son: John 27 from Limerick to NY 1851. New Orleans in 1855.
BOURKE, Mary Parish Meelick Clare
Ch of Patrick and Mary Bourke
BOURKE, Mrs. Mary Parish Meelick Clare
1822-1858 Patrick Bourke Dau Mary 1857-1860
BOYLE, John Parish Clayuyh Cork
C 1814-1884 Mary Donovan
BRANNIGAN, Ann Ross Galway

John L. Hanrahan Came w/4 sis as ind. Servants
BRANNIGAN, Catherine Ross Galway
d 4/30/1891 James Shaw One of 5 sisters who came to US. Ch: James, John, Wm, Annabel & Cath.
BRANNIGAN, Margt. Ross Galway
D Philadelphia. 4 sis ind. Serv.
BRAY, Mary
Limerick 1851 b 6/15/1829 Patrick O'Leary D/oStephen Bray & Johanna Sullivan. Mar 7/10/1852. Ch: Mary, John & Cath.
Tipperary 1849 b c 1809
Settled in Towanda.

Mary _________ 2nd wife Catharine Lynch of Co Clare. Bu State Road Cem.
RR. Bu North Towanda

Brother of Andrew Brennan. Bu State Road Cem.

Michael Tierney Son:James Tierney emp by DL&W. His wife Anna Harrington of Cameron
BROGAN, Joseph
Co. F. 15th Regt. NY Volunteers.
BRYAN, Catherine
1808-1868 Thomas Leary D/o John & Cath Bryan. Res E. 3rd St. 
BURKE, Patrick Drunagh Cork Bef 12/1849

MF Adv for James & Ellen Burke
BURKE, Patrick Parish Highs Tipperary
C1819-1879 Rosanna Mahar Bu Troy PA.
BURKE, Patrick Drunagh Cork Bef 1851

MF-Seeks sibs James & Ellen Burke who landed NY 12/1849. NCY.
BUSTIN, Richard Kilmichael Cork Aft 1850

MF-Bro Denis of VT adv 8/16/1851 for Richard in Quebec 6/1850.
Clare Bef 1871 1824-1871 Mary O'Neill Groceryman. Son of Patrick and Bridget Butler.
BUTLER, Mrs. Catherine
1813-1885 Patrick Butler Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
BYRNE, Bridget Money Wicklow
c1820-1865 Mark Cummings
BYRNS, Ann Money Wicklow

BYRON, Michael
1817-1915 Ann Jordan Bu Bradford Co.
CAHILL, Michael
Died Lockhaven, PA.
CAIN, Catherine Newton Sands Kerry Bef 1862 1834-1869 John Hayes Died Horseheads. Dau of Barney Cain.
CAIN, Cornelius Drimoleague Cork c 1840 1825-1898
Son of Daniel Kane & Ellen McCarthy of Ridgebury. Bros: Danl, James
CAIN, Daniel Drimoleague Cork c 1840 1784-1870 Ellen McCarthy Mar 2/13/1831 Drimoleague.Ch:Cornelius,James,Michl,Danl,Denis,Nora
CAIN, Daniel Drimoleague Cork c 1840 b c 1832
S/o Daniel Kane & Ellen McCarthy of Ridgebury.
CAIN, James  Drimoleague Cork c 1840 b c 1833
S/oDaniel Kane & Ellen McCarthy of Ridgebury.
CAIN, James Sr. Drimoleague Cork
Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CAIN, Michael Parish Drimoleague Cork
1811-1860 Julia _______ Bu w/ wife & ch: Michl & Michl & prob father, Daniel. Bu Ridgebury
CAIN, Mrs. Johanna Coharough Cork
1805-1869 Patrick Cain Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CAIN, Mrs. Julia Parish Drimoleague Cork
1813-1882 Michael Cain Bu w/ hus & ch:Michl & Michl & prob F-I-L Daniel Cain. Bu Ridgebury
CAIN, Mrs. Mary Temple Martin Cork
1831-1892 Cornelius Cain Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CAIN, Patrick
Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CANNY, Thomas

Ellen Fitzgerald?
CANTWELL, James Portlaw? Waterford
A James Cantwell mar Ellen Ahearn 12/28/1871 in Towanda.
Died 1882
Bu Barclay Cem, Bradford Co.
CAREY, Michael Kilrush Clare Bef 1854

MF-Seeks bro Daniel who landed Quebec 1851. C/o Timothy Gallagher
CAREY, Patrick
Clare c 1851 1845-1903
Apalachin.Ch:John,Ehomas,Joseph,Elizabeth,Anna,Chas & Mary Ellen.
CARMODY, John Tralee Kerry Early 1860s D c 1880 Nora Finn Res Barclay and 5mi from Towanda
CARR, Bernard(Barney)
Louth Bef 5/1853 D 1903 Ellen Farrell/Farley 2nd wife Ann Lineen.
CARR, Bridget
Louth Bef 1856
Bernard Rogers Moved to Chicago w/ch: Catherine, Peter & Elizabeth.
CARR, Mary
Louth bef 1856
Owen Duffy Married 2nd a Mr. Quigney and moved to Dubuque, Iowa.
CARR, Owen

Bridget O'Hanlon Elmira, to Door Co.,Wi, to Baily Harbor, MI & 1880 in Portland, OR.
CARR, Patrick
Louth Bef 1859
Catherine Neary Moved to Penn Yan.
CARR, Peter
1818-1873 Unmarried 7 Harriet St.
CARRIGAN, James Ballinaglara Latrim

CARRIGG, Mary Pitfield, Clondegad Clare Bef 1854

MF-BIL John Quin of Lasalle,ILL seeks Wm in KY & Mary in Elmira1852
CARROL, Patrick Ardfort Kerry
b 6/17/1888
722 Benjamin St. Elmira
CASEY, Daniel Caherfelane, Keel Kerry

Sis:Mary CASEY O'Brien d/o Patk Casey and Catherine FITZGERALD.
CASEY, Patrick Raheen Queens Bef 1857

MF-Adv for dau Mary Casey who was going Dublin-NY-Canada.Corning
CASEY, Timothy Craggaknock,Kilmurry-Ibric. Clare

Honora Hickey Ch: Mary, Bridget, Stephen, Kate,…. Res Canton, PA
CASSIN, Martin
1831-1885 Julia Callahan
Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
1814-1880 Elizabeth Hagerty Bros: George and Thomas. Settled in Ridgebury from Cork.
1811-1892 Margaret O'Connor Bros: Daniel and Thomas. Settled in Ridgebury.
CHAMBERS, Mrs. Catherine
1810-1897 Thomas Chambers Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CHAMBERS, Mrs. Elizabeth
1814-1880 Daniel Chambers Son: George D. Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
CHAMBERS, Mrs. Margaret
1811-1891 George Chambers Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
1812-1885 Catherine _______ Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
1807-1885 Catherine _______ Bros: Daniel & George. Settled in Ridgebury
CHERRY, John Kalises Clare
Bu w/Honora and Nancy Cherry
CLARE, Daniel Ballylane, Liscannor Clare bef 1899 1863-1936 Mary CONSIDINE S/o Dennis Clare, farmer of Ballylane & Mary Carthy/McCarthy
b c 1782
1860 living w/Christopher and Mgt. Noonan
COFFEE?, Catherine
Tipperary Bef 1860 1829-1891 James Jordan Bu SSPP w/James and daus Mgt & Cath. 
COLLINS, Catharine Deserl Serges Cork

COLLINS, Daniel Dreanough Cork
1816-1864 Prob Catherine Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA
COLLINS, Dennis Mossgrove Cork Bef 1857

Parish Templemartin - Cousin: John Collins
COLLINS, Dennis Mossgrove Cork Bef 1857

MF-Looking for cousin James Hickey of Detroit. Of Parish Templemartin
COLLINS, Jeremiah Dreanough Cork
Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA.
COLLINS, John Mossgrove Cork Bef 1857

Parish Templemartin - Cousin: Dennis Collins
COLLINS, John Mossgrove Cork Bef 1857

MF-Looking for cousin James Hickey of Detroit. Of Parish Templemartin
COLLINS, John Kinmurry Cork
Bu in Ridgebury Cem., Bradford Co., PA
COLLINS, Mrs. Catherine
1828-1901 Daniel Collins Bu in Ridgebury Cemetery, Bradford Co.
CONDON, Sarah Parish Voughal Tipperary Bef 1860 1818-1890 Patrick Condon 1860 ae 35 wid w/dau Mary and Sarah
CONNELL, James Caher  Tipperary Bef 2/1861

Bro Patk stone cutter worked in Brooklyn.
CONNELLY, Cornelius Parish Dreenagh Cork

Left Elmira for Rock Is and on to St. Louis
CONNELLY, Patrick Parish Dreenagh Cork

Res Corning. Bro: Cornelius.
CONNORS, Johanna Abbeytown Kerry

CONSIDINE, Annie Liscannor Parish Clare 1925 b 10/29/1877
Arr NYC on BALTIC 10\19\1925. Nurse. Res Alice Francis Hotel.
CONSIDINE, Daniel Liscannor Parish Clare
1852-1922 Catherine Reidy? 110 W. Miller St. Sons: Michl/Danl. Dau: Mrs. Michk Nagle/Marie
CONSIDINE, Mary Kilconnell, Liscannor Clare
1862-1945 Daniel Clare D/o Daniel Considine & Helen Hilliary of Kilconnel, Co. Clare.
CONSIDINE, Michael Liscannor Parish Clare
D 1/23/1889 Elm. None surviving Res. Renova PA. S/o Mary Considine of Liscannor. Sibs:Daniel of Elm.
CONSIDINE, Thom(SugarHill) Kilshannon, Smithstown Clare

MF Seeks sister Margaret Considine who was in Bedford CT 1860.

In a message dated 3/22/2008 5:15:31 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
Joyce, here is the information from the woman who filled out that table of Irish immigrants that I questioned you about.

-- Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Sharron Vossoughi
To: Mike and Lisa Ryan
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Interested in some information you supplied.


There is a series of books called The Search for Missing Friends.  It is Irish immigrant advertisements placed in the Boston Pilot paper looking for friends and relatives.

"Of James Hickey, native of Mossgrove, parish of Templemartin, Co. Cork, who came to this country 6 years ago, left Elmira in September last was supposed to be in Detroit MI.  Anyone knowing anything concerning him will confer a favor by addressing his cousins, John and Dennis Collins Elmira, NY". This is dated May 23, 1857

I hope this helps.  I also have burial information of St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  There are several John Collins:
John Collins b 1/2/1860 d Sept. 29, 1907.  Wife Joanna BRITT. Buried St. John's Cemetery, Troy, Bradford Co., PA.
John Collins b 1870 d Sept. 1, 1872. Son of Jerry Collins and Alice Mahoney.
Jhn Collins d May 28 1892. Plot of Pat Collins.
John Collins d Oct. 2, 1899. Plot of Ellen Collins.
John Collins v 1873 d 4/3/1907.  Plot of John Collins
John Collins d 10/26/1898.  Plot of John Collins
John D. Collins b 1/9/1882 d 7/22/1921 Bu w/Dennis and Catherine Dempsey. Large Monmument Collins/Demsey in SSPP Cemetery.
John F. Collins d 8/30/1898 St. Mary's Church.
Sharron Bronson Vossoughi
Modesto, CA

----- Original Message ----
From: Mike and Lisa Ryan <>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:16:03 AM
Subject: Interested in some information you supplied.

Hi. I'm researching a Collins who lived in Elmira, NY in the 1860s. You created a table for at some point in the past; here's a link to it:

You refer to a John Collins from County Cork who immigrated prior to 1857. What is the source of this information? I'm trying to determine if this is my John Collins or somebody else -- mine immigrated in 1857 or 1858.

-- Mike

.Published on 5/1/2001
By Joyce M. Tice