Reply To: William Roland and Bridget Walsh, Connellsville PA.


Hi Jill The names of William Roland and Bridget Walsh’s parents were found in obituaries published in local papers in Pennsylyania. They emigrated in early 1850s. They married 1854 Frostburg, Maryland. ( Allegany, Maryland Index Project (Batch M53372-1) )

Bridget and Cecelia Rowland married the McGreevys (adjacent townland) locally in Co Mayo, respectively 1856 and 1859. Names of parents not given in RC marriage records. Both families emigrated to US via Liverpool and NY 1863. and moved onto O’Neill, Holt, Nebraska.

The supposed siblings who remained in Ireland, John Rowland married Mgt McHugh in Glenisland, 1862. Church record does not provide names of parents. Michael Rowland married Ellen Fergus in Crossmolina 1868. Michael’s father’s name is given as William Roeland.

Can you suggest any lines of exploration


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