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Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Powell- Hennessy-English-Shinners-Byrne-McEvoy-Sennott-True-FitzGerald-Farrant-others
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 21:22:26 -0500
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I am always looking for information on the following Irish in Chicago
families and willing to share what I have found. Any information or
connections would be appreciated.

Alice Lynne

The family of John and Johanna POWELL came from the area of Ballylanders in
County Limerick. Part of them ( John, Johanna, Edward/Edmund, and George)
came to America on the Ship Laurel from Ireland in 1848. William's and
George's information say they were from County Limerick. Edward's death
certificate says he was born in County Cork, but it seems to have been in
error. They spent a year in the Buffalo, N. Y. area then came to Chicago and
first settled near St. Patrick's Catholic church. The older sons, William,
Giles, and John, seemed to have immigrated earlier. They are in the 1850
Chicago Census (name spelled Paul) with three generations living in the same
dwelling. Their five boys were William (b. 1827), Giles (b. 1830), John Jr.
(b. 1831), Edward (b. 1832), and George (b.1841). Edward Lee POWELL and his
family later lived at 310 Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois from the 1850s
through the early 1880s. He lived near William POWELL who was at 198 Mather.
Their brother George (who became an alderman) lived across the street at 307
Halsted. Giles lived at 444 Canal. I have not been able to discern which
of the John's in Chicago might have fit in this family. The brothers are
buried in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Ill. Any help on these families
would be appreciated.

EDWARD LEE POWELL (b. 1832, Ire, d. 16 Aug 1909, Chicago) married Johanna
HENNESSY abt 1853 (b. 1832, Ire, d. 17 Oct 1906)
Their Children all born in Chicago, IL:
Johanna 1854-1933, md. John Aug McEVOY;
Margaret, 1855-1945, md. Thomas W. SENNOTT;
Ellen, 1857 -1858;
John H., 1859-1918, md. Katherine HENNESSY;
Ellen (again), 1861-1862;
Mary Ellen "May", 1863-1948 (unmar); She became a nun.
George J., 1865 -1898 (Unmar);
William Henry, 1867-1949 (My grandfather) md. Alice Agnes WALSH;
Sarah Agnes, 1869/1871-1916 md. Charles Augustus TRUE;
Edward J.,1872-1907 (Unmar);

William POWELL (b. 1827), mar. 1. Alice ENGLISH;
Their children:
Johanna, b. 1849, mar. Patrick DOLAN;
John, b. 1850, mar. Catherine FITZGERALD (1852-1897);
Julia, (1852-1930),mar. 1 Mark FARRANT (1842-1885) and 2. Simon P. MULVANEY

William (1827-1887) married 2. (6 Dec 1855) to Elizabeth or Eliza
SHINNERS(b. 1835)
Their Children:
Ellen, b. 16 Sep 1856, mar. Martin MONAHAN
Nellie, b. 1857;
Mary, (1858- 1964) mar. William HURLEY;
Catherine/Kate, b. 1860;
Edward, b. 1865;
George, b. 1868;
William/Willie, (1870-1941), mar. Mayme or Mary;
Elizabeth M., b. 1878, mar. John HAYES;

Giles POWELL of Chicago, IL, (b. 1830 in Ire.; died 3 Dec 1903 in
Chicago,IL). He married in Chicago

#1. 9 Jan 1850 Julia ENGLISH. Their children are all born in Chicago:

John T., b. May 1851, mar. Hannah

Julia, b. abt 1853

Jacobium/James, b. 14 Oct 1854

Edward b. 15 Feb 1857

Johanna, b. 21 Feb 1858 mar. Thomas POTTER

Hannah b. Mar 1859, (probably is the same person as Johanna)

Margaret, b. Nov 1860

Mary, b. 4 Jul 1862.

Giles POWELL mar. #2. abt 1869 Margaret MOORE (b. 1826, d. 6 Aug 1896),

Their Child:

George J., b. 1870, d. 2 Jul 1907, mar. Mary J. O'BRIEN

George POWELL of Chicago, IL, b. 1839/41 in Limerick, Ire, died 1880 in
Chicago, IL, buried in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, IL; mar. #1. 20 Apr 1865
in Chicago, IL Anne BYRNE, b. Feb 1848, dau of James and Celia BYRNE.
George became an alderman. His and Anne's children are all born in Chicago,

John, b. 19 Jun 1866, d 8 Aug 1866

Mary, b. 16 Nov 1867, d. 31 Jan 1942, mar. John J. CAGNEY

Geary Willock, b. 13 Nov 1869, d 23 Dec 1894

George J., b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 20 Sep 1872

George POWELL mar. #2. Ellen BROWN abt 1873

Their children:

Ellen, b. 1874, died in infancy

Celia, b. 15 Nov 1877, d. 15 May 1880

George, b. 10 Dec 1878, d. 10 Jan 1880

Joseph George Jr. (again) b. 8 Dec 1880 d. Feb 1881

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