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Michael Kickham, of Kilvemnon


Baptism of Michael Kickham, illegitimate child of Michael Kickham, 8 July 1845.

Michael Kickham,
of Kilvemnon, S of Mullinahone,
bapt 25 Nov 1809.
See entry in tree by Kathleen O'Donnell.
See entry in tree by "Geranium7014".

Michael had an illegitimate child in 1845 with Elizabeth Gardiner.
It is unclear why they did not marry. The son Michael was born in July 1845. The father Michael married Margaret McElroy in 1849. The son Michael went to the US with his father and stepmother.
At the son's marriage in 1872 his mother is listed as Margaret McElroy. His death cert has his mother as "Annie McElroy". But his baptism shows this is not true. He has a different mother.
Who Elizabeth Gardiner is is unknown. It has been read as "Lardiner" but the original entry seems clear it is "Gardiner".
There is an "Edmund Gardiner" listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] with a modest holding at Poulacapple West, Kilvemnon parish (NE of Kilvemnon, SE of Mullinahone).

Michael had natural issue by Elizabeth:

  1. Michael Kickham.
    Natural child.
    He was born 4 July 1845 [death cert says 4 July 1847, but bapt shows this is 1845].
    He was bapt 8 July 1845 [Mullinahone RC par records], sp Bridget Cody. See entry from here.
    He emigrated to US with father and stepmother.

"Michael Kickham" is listed in [House Book for Kilvemnon parish, 1846-48] at plot 22, Kilvemnon.
Michael mar 8 Jan 1849 [Mullinahone RC par records] to Margaret McElroy [born 1828].
See mar entry LHS and RHS from here.
Listed at Kilvemnon at son's bapt in Dec 1849.
They emigrated to America in 1862 to 1865.
Settled in St. Louis, Missouri.
See them listed in 1870 census in St. Louis. He is "laborer". From here.
He died 4 Mar 1881, age 71 yrs, in St. Louis.
See notice in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5 Mar 1881.
She died 8 Aug 1889, St. Louis.
See notice in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8 Aug 1889.
Michael and Margaret had issue:

  1. Lawrence Kickham,
    Lawrence Francis Kickham,
    bapt 10 Dec 1849 [Mullinahone RC par records], NOT 8 Dec, sp James Cleary and Catherine Cleary,
    see baptism image LHS and RHS from here,
    mar Mary E. Terrell,
    had issue:

    1. Ashley Kickham, born 1889,
      mar Gladys Hand,
      had issue:

      1. Doris Joan Kickham, born 1924,
        mar Thomas C. O'Donnell,
        had issue:

        1. Kathleen O'Donnell.
          DNA match to Frank McGrath and Derval McGrath and Frank McGrath and Kathrin Riordan and Nuala Duggan.

  2. Charles Joseph Kickham, born 1854,
    ancestor of:

    1. "Geranium7014".
      DNA match with Thomas Raffo.

    and ancestor of:

    1. "dcwobbe".
      DNA match with Thomas Raffo.


Marriage of Michael Kickham and Margaret McElroy, 8 Jan 1849.


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