Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban

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Grace - Gavin

Judith Grace and Sam O'Rourke* are my great great grandparents. Judith's mother's name was also recorded as 'Mary Gordon/Garland' in the priest's notes.

So, here goes the Grace family history, and note that the b. is usually the day they are baptized and not born & d. is the day they were buried and not the day they died. You have to look for the original documents to determine this precisely:

Michael Grace (b. abt. 1763 in Ireland & died in 1841, St. Columban, Quebec) married Mary Gavin (Gordon) (b. abt. 1763, Kilkenny, Ireland & died July 22, 1842, St. Columban, Quebec) in Ireland abt. 1819.

Children:

1) John b. abt. 1792 d. April 22, 1878

2) Judith b. abt. 1791 d. Oct. 16, 1856

3) Thomas b. abt. 1795 d. ?

4) Patrick b. abt. 1799 d. April 13, 1882

1) John Grace (b. abt. 1792 &) marries Judith Campfield ( b. abt. 1800, daughter of Martin C. & Theresa Dever d. June 3, 1888) on November 13, 1825 in St. Scholastique.

  • b. 1826 Dec. 3 Mary d. July 20, 1865

  • b. 1828 July 8 Michael & marries Catherine O’Neil January 11, 1859 (b. abt. 1834 daughter of Patrick O & Mary Clooney d. April 8, 1878) - b. 1860 Feb. 24 John d. March 12, 1862

    • b. 1861 Sept. 22 Patrick

    • b. 1863 May 19 William d. July 29, 1863

    • b. 1864 April 27 John d. Oct. 7, 1878

    • b. 1867 Feb. 20 William John

    • b. 1868 Feb. 19 Mary Ann Theresa

    • b. 1872 June 7 Michael Thomas

  • b. 1834 Patrick d. July 27, 1899

  • b. 1839 Elizabeth d. June 4, 1867

  • b. 1841 Dec. 5 John d. May 21, 1862

  • b. 1836 Feb. 7 William & marries Cantwell

2) Judith marries Sam O’Rourke* (Sam O* & Joanne Boucher, King’s Co., Ireland, d. January 8, 1877) on February 16, 1824 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal

  • b. 1826 March 25 Mary marries Thomas McEvoy Feb. 19, 1844

  • b. 1827 Nov. 5 Jane marries Michael Phelan Feb. 4, 1851

  • b. 1829 April 17 Diane marries Mathew? d. 1829

  • b. 1833 Aug. 28 Samuel* marries Catherine Phelan

    • b. 1858 Sept. 1 Michael Samuel marries Ann Keyes

    • b. 1860 Sept 12 Ann Judith marries Michael Stapleton

    • b. 1862 Nov. 29 Mary d. June 12, 1864

    • b. 1865 April 20 Mary Jane marries Ned Whelan

    • b. 1867 June 14 John Joseph* marries Catherine Lawton (Bonnavista Bay, King’s Cove, Nld.)

    • b. 1869 Catherine d. July 1, 1889

    • b. 1871 Aug. 13 James Patrick

    • b. 1874 Rose Amelia d. April 28, 1884

    • b. 1876 July 12 Paulina Margaret

  • b. 1835 Dec. 10 John

3) Thomas marries Mary Dwyer

  • b. Mary & marries James Daly January 8, 1840

  • b. Thomas & marries Eleonora McKinley November 11, 1856 (b. abt. 1830 relative of John Henderson)

    • b. 1857 March 22 James Patrick

4) Patrick (b. abt. 1799 died April 13, 1882) marries Honora McEvoy (b. abt. 1802 & dies April 22, 1867)

  • b. Edward marries Catherine Travers in Vermont, USA

    • b. 1868 March 14 Robert Joseph

    • b. 1870 March 1 Michael d. August 9, 1970

  • b. Elizabeth marries Will Green January 2, 1851

  • b. Mary marries James Kennedy

  • b. Catherine marries Joseph Phelan January 19, 1857

  • b. 1840 Sept. 30 Judith marries Holloways

  • b. 1842 Aug. 9 Bridget marries James Ryan Sept. 19, 1864

  • b. 1846 July 31 Eleonora

  • b. 1848 Sept. 21 James

  • b. Michael marries Mary O’Neil

    • b. 1858 Sept. 7 Mary Jane d. May 29, 1864

    • b. 1860 April 2 Patrick

    • b. 1862 March 29 Catherine

    • b. 1864 Feb. 26 Juliana

    • b. 1866 April 2 Edward