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Diane Reich (#40197331)
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Bio Photo Researching, McCarthy, Salmon, Curtis & Leary families in Hampden County MA 1850-1992.

Also Heffern/Heffernan, Hampson, Leary families of Elizabeth NJ.

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Joan Fraser
RE: Daniel McLeod & family
Hi Diane -

Thanks very much for your note. I appreciate your reply.

Joan Fraser
Added by Joan Fraser on Jan 17, 2017 5:16 PM
Joan Fraser
Daniel McLeod & family
Hi Diane - I found your name on Find A Grave & would like to contact you. I am interested in your Memorial #37966908 for Daniel & Elizabeth McLeod buried near San Francisco, CA. Their daughter, Amy, is my special interest. Amy is also buried at Colma, CA with her spouse & their children who were all born in California

As a intermediate genealogist I am working on these line. Amy was married to William McDowell in Petaluma, Sonoma, CA in 1866.

I am searching for additional information about Daniel McLeod's arrival in California from Canada. I understand Daniel married Elizabeth in Rhode Island but I do not know when.

Thank you very much for any information about these lines. I thank you too for all the good work you do for Find A Grave.

Joan Fraser
Santa Rosa, CA
Added by Joan Fraser on Jan 16, 2017 5:13 PM
Jeff Smith
Edward Bullivant 6526428
Thank you for the Transfer and all the work you've done on his Memorial.

Added by Jeff Smith on Jan 08, 2017 4:55 PM
Susan Sylvester
Benjamin Rosengard 25589336
Thank you so much for responding so quickly to my request of managing Ben's memorial page. Thank you for your volunteer work. Because of your work, I was able to find out where Ben was buried and now can complete the history of my family. Sue Sylvester
Added by Susan Sylvester on Jan 06, 2017 11:00 AM
Greg Burns
"John" Leary d. 1906
Hi Diane,
Happy New Year!

I saw "John" Leary, who is buried at Mt. Olivet. The Elizabeth Daily Journal has a limited number of years digitized. I found the obit for "John" and "John" is Johanna Leary whose obit is posted in the 18 August EDJ on the front page. If you google Elizabeth Daily Journal digitized you will be able to see the issue and the obit on the front page. She was the wife of John Leary. On another note, I found, on Ancestry, on the link to New York Emigrant Savings Bank an entry for Daniel Leary and his wife, Catherine as account holders. They give their address as "Elizabethport" and she is a McCarthy by birth. It gives immigration information, the ship, the dates and shows them as coming from Co. Cork. Please have a look if you're so inclined. I am of the opinion that all of OUR Leary's are related one way or the other. My only on-going problem is that I can't find the deaths of my John and Mary Donnell/McDonald Leary. I feel they died between 1895 and 1910. I would guess too that John and Mary are buried in that very large Leary plot at Mt Olivet. Please let me know what you think. Thanks a million. Greg
Added by Greg Burns on Jan 05, 2017 3:33 PM
Madeleine Isenberg
RE: Charles Offer's Marker
Nevertheless, you might still like his travelogue there -- it has some funny or cute incidents!

Thanks for the use! I can give you credit for the photo!

Happy New Year!

Added by Madeleine Isenberg on Jan 02, 2017 3:25 PM
Madeleine Isenberg
Charles Offer's Marker
Hi Diane,

I am involved in Jewish Genealogy and sometime ago, Stuart OFFER gave me part of the hand-written manuscript of Charles Offer's travelog back to Slovakia.

I would like to add your photo of his marker (ID #25488533) to this website,, and you might enjoy reading his adventures that I transcribed!

Happy New Year,

Added by Madeleine Isenberg on Jan 02, 2017 12:57 PM
Greg Burns
RE: Leary's
After looking on F-A-G there is no doubt in my mind that all of these Leary's...yours and mine are related. The Michael D. Leary who died in 1911 and who is buried with Daniel Leary, Dennis McCarthy et al is the son of John Leary and Mary O'Donnell Leary. I think the "McDonald" name that you reported is a misnomer and the true maiden name for Mary Leary is "O'Donnell". Baptismal records from St. Pat's for some of the American-born Leary children of John and Mary show "Donnell or O'Donnell" Anyway...just filling some stuff in. Meanwhile, also on Find A Grave are the burials of brother and sister, Timothy Leary, 1952 and Ellen Leary, 1965. Also children of John and Mary. The grave was owned by Helen Sheehan, my James' Sheehan's daughter. Apparently, Tim and Ellen never married. I remember seeing Aunt Helen, as my mother called her, at my grandmother's wake in 1979...many moons ago.

Added by Greg Burns on Dec 04, 2016 7:26 PM
Greg Burns
RE: Leary's
Hi Diane,

I did a bit of research on Family Search and found out my immigrant Leary's are John and Mary O'Donnell Leary. I found that children James and Margaret(who would marry my James Sheehan) were born in England/Wales. Michael, Dennis, Timothy, Thomas, Ellen and James #2 were born in Elizabeth. James #1 must have died. So...with this being said, there is/was a possibility that there were marriages of these male Leary's and subsequent families whose descendants are alive today...somewhere. I'm going to check F-A-G to see if any of these people are in Mt. Olivet.

Added by Greg Burns on Dec 04, 2016 6:50 PM
Greg Burns
RE: Leary's
Hi Diane,

The nat papers should be at the NJ Archives in Trenton. I don't see an immediate connection but that doesn't mean that it's not there. I would be 99% sure that the Leary's were from Co. Cork. It is a very strong Cork name. Regarding the misspellings and different spellings of the name...when I started my maternal Connolly research, the name was spelled 17 different ways !! I'm still of the opinion that all of the Leary's in E'port were related and tangled with the Sheehan's and McCarthy's...again ALL very strong Cork names.

Back to the naturalization papers, the early nats offer very little information as to origins and the women naturalized with their husbands. I am thinking that some of these Leary men served in the civil war and if so, there should be a lot of information...some of it very detailed as to origins. Ancestry has a lot of military information.

Added by Greg Burns on Dec 04, 2016 2:16 PM
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