John MORRISEY and Catherine (Katie) O'REILLY

Originally posted by Lisa Bailey on Tue, 10 Oct 2000
 to the Pontiac County Genweb Query System
Surname: Morrissey and O'Reilly

I am looking for information on my Great-great-great Grandparents, John 
Morrissey (formerly of the County Kilkenny) b. abt 1811 and died 09JUL 1881 
(Onslow) and Catherine "Katie" O'Reilly (Ireland)b. abt 1831 and died 30NOV1902. 
They had nine children, Nicholas b.1846, Elizabeth b.1847, Anne b. 1852, 
James b. 1854, John b. 1859, Edward b. 1861, Catherine b. 1863, Jane b. 1866 
and Philomene b. 1870. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Lisa

January 29, 2002: I am in the process of working on my family history and have noticed that you are listed as a source on the Morrisseys from Kilkenny. I am the great great granddaughter of Nicholas Morrissey listed as the 1st child on this family tree. I have some handwritten family notes that have been passed down to me with information on births, deaths, baptisms, confirmations and some marriages of this family. I wondered what information you have and who you are related to . Thanks. Looking forward to hearing from you Louise "I've learned that if there were no problems there would be no opportunities" ===================== Hi Louise: Sorry, I'm not familiar with Family History ID 1432. Can you tell me what it is? Here's my story: I run a web site in Ottawa, Canada. It's called "Bytown or Bust" and is a place where people who are researching their Irish ancestors in Ottawa and area can share info. There are many contributors and, gradually, we're all building a history of the Irish community in this neck of the woods - mostly 1800's. There were/are Morrisseys in this area. Most of them came from County Kilkenny, I think. By now, almost every Irish Catholic family is related to each other around here, through 150 years of marriages and large families. If you're interested in this subject (and especially if you wish to contribute material on your ancestors) you can search the name Morrissey at the web page below. Genealogy / History Web Site: www.bytown.net/index.htm There are a lot of old church records posted there where the name may be spelled Morris Morrissy Morrison, etc, but have a look anyway. Thanks for your e-mail, and I look forward to hearing from you! ... Al Lewis Ottawa, Canada =============== Al, I will attach a copy of what I am referring to ID:I432 You are referred to as a source of the information. I am actually from Ottawa, born and raised and moved to the Toronto area in 1973. My mother still lives in Alta Vista, Ottawa East (South East) We are looking into the Morrissey Family and I have already e-mailed Lisa Bailey and found out that we are related ..... way back...but it is all interesting. My great aunt left me some handwritten family notes that have been passed down from the late 1800's and that is where most of my information comes from. In my notes it talks about this John Morrissey below and his children. My great grandfather is Nicholas Morrissey B: 1846. I did check your web site earlier today and find it very interesting. I will probably add stuff but it will take me a little while. Louise
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