Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Garrett & Bridget Kiernan (1st), Ann Gilchrist (2nd), Cranston, Rhode Island

Bridget Dunlavey & Garrett Kiernan were Irish immigrants, born in about 1821 and 1815, respectively. I don't know whether they married there or after coming to the United States. They settled in Cranston, Rhode Island (near Providence) where they had at least 5 children, beginning with Thomas in 1839, before Bridget passed away in the late 1840s. Garrett had 6 more children with his second wife, Ann Gilchrist, in the 1850s. (Ann was also born about 1815 in Ireland.) Garrett was a laborer. He served briefly as a private in Company D of the 2nd Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers (Oct 1864 to July 1865). They may have had a daughter born in the early 1830s. Garrett's mother, also Bridget, was living with them in 1850. Garrett and Ann passed away in the 1870s. Garrett's oldest son, Thomas, our branch of the family, was a musician in the Civil War, after which he came out to northern California with his daughter, Sarah.

Children of Garrett & Bridget were:
  • A daughter born in the early 1830s
  • Thomas (b. 1839)
    married Mary Ann Rogers in 1860, served as a musician in the Rhode Island 12th Infantry, then moved to northern California with his oldest daughter, Sarah. Died about 1912.
  • Bridget (b. 1841)
    married Thomas Russell in 1860, died 1927
  • Bernard Burns (b. 1844>
    married Emma Irons 1867, died 1922
  • Ann (1845-1913)
  • and Peter (b. 1847)
    married Mary Conerton 1863.
Children of Garrett & Ann were:
  • John (1852-1932)
  • James (1854-1911)
  • Mary Elizabeth (b. 1855)
    married Edward Brennan 1878, died 1928
  • Catherine (1857-1897)
  • Julia (1858, died before 1860)
  • and Ellen (b. 1859)
    married Charles Capron 1885, died 1902.

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