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Robert Donnelly
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1816
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: May 16, 1902
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Ontario, Canada

DONNELLY, Robert was born at Kilcronaghan Parish, Village of Tobermore, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland to Henry and Sally (Rane) Donnelly on March 15 1816 (According to the 1901 Canada census for Donnelly)-
He died on 16 May 1902 Farran's Point, (See Note Below) Osnabruck Twp. Ontario.
Death Reg:
DONNOLLY Robert Osnabruck Twp 16-May-1902 #025039-02
Henry & Sally had 5 children:
Robert Donnelly (1816 - 1902)
Nancy Donnelly Cunningham (1817 - 1861)*
Thomas Donnelly (1825 - 1895)*
Mary Donnelly McCary (1827 - 1902)*
Betsy Donnelly
The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast city, in the Province of ULSTER and it played its part in making maritime history as the birthplace of the world's most famous ship: the Titanic.
The province contains counties Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan and Tyrone.

NOTE: The 1852 census for Robert DONNELY he is age 30 which makes his birth 1822 but most documents state 1816
NOTE: The 1871 census records Robert's birth year as 1815 and the surname there is spelled 'DONLEY'
Robert was born in Ireland to Henry Donnelly and Sally Bane aka: Rane.
Robert immigrated to Canada before 1848 but arrival date is uncertain. He married Lucinda Thompson from Gallingertown Ontario the daughter of Mr. Thompson and ? LaPierre.

NOTE: In the 1852 census Robert & Lucinda's surname was spelled 'DONNELY' and they were living in Williamsburg Township of Ontario in the County of Dundas with Robert's father, Henry and he and Lucinda's first child, Samuel.

They eventually moved to Farran's Point, Ontario in Stormont County and the Township of Osnabruck.

Farran's Point is an underwater ghost town in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is one of Ontario's Lost Villages, which were permanently flooded by the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958.

Families and businesses in Farran's Point were moved to the new town of Ingleside before the seaway construction commenced.

It is the birthplace of NHL hall of famer Cy Denneny.

NOTE:I do not know the name of the Cemetery where Robert & Lucinda's remains were buried. Because they died in Farran's Point they were probably buried there in the Protestant Cemetery. When the Hydro began the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project some tombstones were relocated to the new Cemetery named St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery, & in some instances tags were made to identify a burial but these were often stolen from the St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery. Other tombstone were left to be submerged along with the towns. Back in 2001 I went through the burial records in the office at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery .
Although I found some of my ancestors in their records my Great Grandparents were not among them. Upper Canada Village may have some kind of an identifying marker there for them. I plan a trip in the Fall of 2015 to find out.For now I have their burial location posted at Upper Canada Village. Had they been cremated there would be no problem. Find-A-Grave really needs to add a new option on their website . For instance: Cemetery was destroyed by construction , hurricane, tornado, or flood. This would solve a lot of problems...Joan Donnelly Ellis

Family links: 
  Henry Donnelly (1788 - 1861)
  Sally Bane Donnelly (1794 - ____)
  Lucinda Thompson Donnelly (1828 - 1915)*
  Samuel Donnelly (1849 - 1927)*
  Henry Donnelly (1852 - 1908)*
  Robert J Donnelly (1857 - ____)*
  Thomas Donnelly (1860 - ____)*
  Sarah Margaret Donnelly Artindale (1861 - ____)*
  Isaac William Donnelly (1862 - 1946)*
  Hamilton Donnelly (1865 - 1946)*
  David Nelson Donnelly (1867 - 1937)*
  Joseph Archie Donnelly (1869 - 1963)*
  Peter Donnelly (1874 - ____)*
  Zenas L. Donnelly (1875 - ____)*
  Mary N. Donnelly (1877 - ____)*
  Robert Donnelly (1816 - 1902)
  Nancy Donnelly Cunningham (1817 - 1861)*
  Thomas Donnelly (1825 - 1895)*
  Mary Donnelly McCary (1827 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Upper Canada Village
Upper Canada Village
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Joan Donnelly
Record added: Mar 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106934787

Have a Heavenly 2015 Great Grandfather
- Joan Donnelly
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015

- Joan Donnelly
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Dear Ancestor Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone, The name and date are chiseled out on polished marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Our...(Read more)
- Joan Donnelly
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
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