Crowley Clan News from Around the World

Peterborough_Clan_GatheringMaureen Crowley, Peterborough, Ontario,Canada

We had a very successful Peterborough Crowley Clan Gathering June 14 in Peterborough.  Over 250 attended.

Tennise B. Gallagos, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hi! I contacted you years ago when looking for my Crowley roots. Found them! But, I am not a Crowley. My mother was! My maiden name was Morse, and my married name is Gallegos. Can I still go to the gathering in 2016? Do you have any approximate idea as to cost? Any info would be appreciated.

FYI, in case anyone else was interested in MY line of Crowleys: My mother Georgia Merle Crowley was the daughter of Leo Lafayette Crowley (born 18 Nov 1892 in Emmett, Michigan) who died on 11 March 1922 in Miami, Arizona. He was the son of Paul Crowley (also known as Peter Paul) who was born in 21 August 1858 in Port Huron Michigan, and his wife Maude E. Cook.

Paul was the son of Thomas Crowley, immigrant from Ireland, who was born there in 1830, and his wife Anna Foley, whom he married in 1856 in Emmett, Michigan. There is a beautiful tombstone for Thomas Crowley and his wife Anna in Kenockee Cemetery, in Emmett, St. Clair County, Michigan. So there you have it.

Because my grandfather died so young, he only had one child, my mother. But he had siblings, and there are other Crowleys out there from this Crowley line!

Editor’s Note:
You are the second person this week to ask if it is okay to attend the Crowley Clan Gathering if your name is not Crowley. The answer is a huge YES! We'd love to have you. There is no restriction as to where the Crowleys were in your background. You will meet others who also have Crowley ancestors.

I won't know actual costs for awhile. As soon as I get that info, I'll post it in the online newsletter and on Facebook. Hope to see you there in 2016. Marian

Catherine E. Crowley Budd
Group Project Administrator
Crowely Clan DNA Project:

As always, I would like to invite everyone to look for possible Crowleys who might not be included in the project. Encourage them to join the project. The best method is to request from the project page.

Remember the participant must be a male descendent of a male Crowley to join the project.

Anyone who is currently a member should log into their kit and double check all he contact information to ensure everything is correct.

Crowley PlaqueMaureen Crowley, Petersborough, Ontario,Canada

I am looking for anyone who may have a connection to my Great, Great, Great Grandfather Cornelius Crowley, born in 1790 the townland of Ballinvragnosig, civil parish of Cullen R.C. Parish of Clonstead Barony of Kilnalea East Riding of County Cork. He came to Canada around 1825, worked in New York State for about 5 years then went to the Peterborough Ontario area Otonabee Twp. He had one son James that we know of. He had 3 brothers who ended up in Canada, James, David and Patrick.

Betty Meyer, Tuscon, AZ

Michael O'Brien, my great great grandfather, was born in Ireland, presumably somewhere in Cork, on 1 Feb 1814. He next shows up in Hinesburg, Vermont married to Amy Vancor. They had a child in 1841, so far the one born the earliest that I have found, and my great grandmother, Mary O'Brien, in 1849. He died in Hinesburg on 12 Jun 1895.

Michael's parents as shown on his death record are John O'Brien and Ellen Crowley and his place of birth on his death record and all US census records is just "Ireland." I've looked at all their children as well to see if the place of birth is more specific, but nothing else is listed. The only reasons I think they are from Cork is that years ago my father mentioned his great grandfather came from Cork.

If anyone has information on ships lists during that time it would be very helpful. The few ships I have seen just say the number of people, but don't list them. My guess is he likely came in through Boston, Massachusetts or into Canada and then down into Vermont. Hinesburg is in Northwestern Vermont.

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