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Subject: CAMERON, MURPHY, SULLIVAN (TRALEE, KERRY)
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 11:27:30 EST
My Grandmother was Margaret Cecilia CAMERON born in 1884 to John CAMERON
(a Scot) and Jane MURPHY. I have learned that there was an military
encampment near tralee at the time and Camerons were/are know for being
fighters/soldiers. Other than that, I know not why a Scot was as far south as
Tralee. The Railway construction came after.
John died before 1885 because and by about that time Jane had remarried
Patrick SULLIVAN and they had a son, Patrick Jr., shortly thereafter.
I did locate the SULLIVAN family on a 1903 census, still living in
Tralee. My grandmother was then the only CAMERON listed in Tralee.
After Patrick died in "the war" (?) Jane became a nun and reportedly,
when she died, was Mother Superior of a convent in Tralee. (This last is an
elderly aunt's account.)
Somehow I always had the feeling that I had no relatives (and may not) in
Ireland. My grandmother is dead and both her parents were dead. I didn't
feel related to the Sullivans. Last night it suddenly dawned on me, as I
watched the PBS program, that I am indeed related by blood to the progeny of
Patrick Sullivan, Jr. Gee, maybe someday I'll go to Ireland and find cousins.
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