Beth Watson, Lynn Carroll Funk, Audrey Flannery Wilhelmson, and Colleen D. Flannery, and Lorcan O'Flannery contributed to this family history.
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John Born in 1788
Castlebar, 1788-1820. John Francis Flannery was born in 1788 in Derreenmanus, a townland in Aglish Civil Parish, about two miles northwest of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
The year of birth is based on his tombstone.
The 1857 Griffith's Valuation shows:
There are two separate Flannery clans in Ireland: one from County Mayo and the other from County Limerick.
Flannery DNA Project. Clan Flannery sponsors a Flannery DNA project at Family Tree DNA. Of the 99 Flannerys who had tested their Y-chromosome DNA as of June 2010, 47 match up with a group called Northwest Irish. Northwest Irish was originally identified in a Trinity College Study. Two of these have ancestors from the townland of Sarnaught, which is nearby Derreenmanus: kits 36430 and 221086.
No descendants of John Flannery are known to have been tested yet. If you are a male Flannery descendant, you may want to consider testing by joining the Flannery Clan Y-DNA Project at Family Tree DNA. FTDNA has the largest DNA database in the field.
By testing the Y-chromosome DNA, males can determine the origin of their paternal line. Note that the Y-chromosome DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any females along that line. Females do not receive the Y-chromosome, and therefore females cannot be tested for the paternal line. If you are a female and would like to know about your paternal line, you would have to find a brother or a male relative from that line willing to be tested.
You sign up online for FTDNA. You can do this yourself or have someone do it for you. FTDNA deducts the cost from your credit card and sends you a kit in the mail. The kit contains three scrapers that you use to swab the inside of your cheek in four-hour intervals. You return the scrapers in containers and a mailer provided. You get final results two months later on your own private page at FTDNA. Included on your page is a list of names and email addresses of people you match up with. Your results also are posted on the Flannery Clan Y-DNA results page.
If you decide to have your DNA tested, you should choose the tests with 37 or 67 markers. Clan Flannery has adopted the 37-marker test as a standard.
Most names have multiple origins. For this reason, your results may show that your DNA does not match Northwest Irish DNA, which will lead you in a different ancestry direction.
If your DNA matches Northwest Irish, you may want to join, at no additional cost, an FTDNA project that focuses on Northwest Irish, called the R-M222 Haplogroup Project.
Catherine Born in 1798
Castlebar, 1798-1820. Catherine Grady was born in Aglish Parish (Castlebar), County Mayo, Ireland in 1798.
Catherine is assumed to have been born in Castlebar because she was married there. The year of birth is based on her tombstone and the 1870 census.
Catherine's nickname was Kitty.
John and Catherine Marry circa 1820, Have 6 Children
John Flannery, 32, and Catherine Grady, 22, were married in Castlebar, County Mayo, on around the year 1820. This year is based on the year their first child is estimated to have been born.
Castlebar. John and Catherine's first child James was born in Castlebar in 1823.
John and Catherine's second child Thomas was born in Castlebar in 1825.
John and Catherine's third child John was born in Castlebar in 1827.
John and Catherine's fourth child Patrick was born in Castlebar in 1828.
John and Catherine's fifth child Richard Francis was born in Castlebar in 1836.
John and Catherine's sixth child Peter was born in Castlebar in 1844.
Sometime before 1845, John and Catherine's second son Thomas married Mary.
In 1848, John and Catherine's first son James married Mary Murray.
Baltimore. The Flannery family immigrated to America over a period of years. In 1852, two of their sons, James and Patrick, immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, arriving there aboard the ship William Patten on May 10, 1852. The 1855 Baltimore directory shows James Flannery, a laborer, living at 170 Columbia. Records of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad show James Flannery working in the Rd. Way Department in 1855 for $1 a day.
In 1855, John and Catherine's fourth son Patrick married Mary Conway.
In 1856, John and Catherine's third son John married Catherine Gallway in Baltimore.
Sometime before 1860, John and Catherine's fifth son Richard married Bridget Ann Slavin. They stayed in Baltimore and never moved to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin. Sometime before 1860, John and Catherine Flannery moved from Baltimore to Wisconsin near the Illinois border. They were living with their youngest son Peter in Brodhead, Decatur Township, Green County, in the 1860 census. Their sons Thomas and John and were living in Brodhead with their families as well. The obituary of son John Flannery says he moved to Brodhead in 1857.
John and Catherine's sons James and Patrick also moved to Wisconsin. James moved sometime between 1855, which was when Patrick was born in Baltimore, and 1857, which is when Catherine was born in Wisconsin. They went first to Leyden, Porter Township in Rock County. By 1870, they were in Adams Township in Green County, the next county west of Rock County. Patrick settled in Jordan Township in Green County.
John Widowed at Age 73
Wisconsin, 1861-1863. John was widowed upon the death of his wife Catherine in 1861. He was age 73. They had been married 41 years.
Catherine Dies in 1861 at Age 63
Catherine Grady Flannery died September 17, 1861. She was age 63. She was buried in Old Calvary Cemetery in Green County, Wisconsin.
John Dies in 1863 at Age 75
John Flannery - Died in 1863 at age 75. He was buried in Old Calvary Cemetery, Monroe Township, Green County, Wisconsin.
John and Catherine: 6 children, 36 grandchildren, 87 great grandchildren
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