Descendants of Michael Brennan and Mary Kelly Brennan

 
 
              Generation No. 1
 
1.  MICHAEL1 BRENNAN was born 1825 in Kilkenny, Ireland.  He married MARY KELLY, daughter of KELLY.

Notes for MICHAEL BRENNAN:
birthplace of Kilkenny, Ireland came from James W. Brennan in a phone conversation with him on 8/3/98.
Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990:  Michael Brennan, age 20, emigrated from Liverpool, England aboard the Ship Venice, arriving in the United States at the Port of New York on April 30, 1846.
Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, it can be inferred that these are the parents of Thomas Brennan, as they had a son named Thomas, 6 years of age, in the 1860 Census for Pottsville, PA.

Notes for MARY KELLY:
Maiden name per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
Also, per Mary Brennan Reid's paper, Mary Kelly Brennan emigrated from Liverpool, England at age 16 aboard the Ship Greenock, arriving in New York on August 18, 1846.  And Mary Kelly Brennan's sister Catherine was her son Thomas' Godmother at his baptism on July 10, 1853 at the Church of St. Patrick in Pottsville, PA.
 
Children of MICHAEL BRENNAN and MARY KELLY are:
                 i. MICHAEL2 BRENNAN, b. 1847, South Ward, Pottsville, PA, Schuykill Co., Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, info from 1860 Census, NARA Rel #1179, page 180, line 36 (1428-1329) dated July 2, 1860.
                ii. JOHN BRENNAN, b. June 09, 1849, South Ward, Pottsville, PA, Schuykill Co., Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990; d. June 09, 1849, Pottsville, PA, Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
               iii. LUKE BRENNAN, b. 1851, Pottsville, PA, Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
                iv. FRANCIS BRENNAN, b. June 29, 1853, Pottsville, PA, Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990; d. June 29, 1853, Pottsville, PA, Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
       2.         v. THOMAS BRENNAN, b. February 05, 1855, South Ward, Pottsville, PA, Schuykill Co., per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990; d. February 1923, Philadelphia, PA, per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
                vi. MARY BRENNAN, b. September 11, 1857, South Ward, Pottsville, PA, Schuykill Co., Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
               vii. MARTIN BRENNAN, b. May 1858, per 1900 Census, living with Thomas, indicates brother of Head of household.
              viii. WILLIAM BRENNAN, b. Abt. April 1860, Pottsville, PA, Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.
 
       Notes for WILLIAM BRENNAN:
       Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, he is 2 months old in the 1860 census, whose date of record is July 2, 1860.  Guessing that he wasn't born on May 1 or 2, but probably April.
 
 

Generation No. 2
 
2.  THOMAS2 BRENNAN (MICHAEL1) was born February 05, 1855 in South Ward, Pottsville, PA, Schuykill Co., per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, and died February 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990.  He married JULIA MCGRATH, daughter of MCGRATH and UNKNOWN.

Notes for THOMAS BRENNAN:
DOB from 1900 Census.  Place is from Mary Brennan Reid, who cites the 1900 Census for Philadelphia as indicating Thomas was born in Pottsville, if I understand her notes clearly.  However, her source for that Census must be different than mine, as mine did not list town of birth.  It may have been a census of the Pottsville census district.

However, Mary's paper gives 6/29/53 as Thomas' birth.  and she lists 2/5/1855 as Francis' DOB, who died at birth.  I believe she reversed Thomas' and Francis' DOBs, as Thomas' DOB in the 1900 Census is given as 2/1855.

Per 1900 Census, and Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, Thomas Brennan lived at 1948 Bonitz/ Bonetz Street in Philadelphia.
 
Children of THOMAS BRENNAN and JULIA MCGRATH are:
       3.         i. MARY A.3 BRENNAN, b. September 1883, Schuykill County, PA; d. September 24, 1916, Philadelphia, PA.
                ii. KATHERINE BRENNAN, b. February 1885.
               iii. ALICE BRENNAN, b. February 1887; m. SMITH?.
 
       Notes for ALICE BRENNAN:
       Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990, Alice's birth was in September 1887.
 
       4. iv. WILLIAM BRENNAN, b. June 1889.
        v. MICHAEL BRENNAN, b. November 1891.
 
       Notes for MICHAEL BRENNAN:
       Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990:  no Nicholas listed, but Michael with birth same month/year.  Twins?  They ran in this family, at least by next generation. Same person?
 
       5. vi. NICHOLAS BRENNAN, b. November 1891.
        vii. JAMES BRENNAN, b. June 1893.
        viii. NELLIE BRENNAN, b. June 1895.
       6. ix. FRANCIS BRENNAN, b. July 13, 1900.
       7. x. JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. July 13, 1900.
 
 

Generation No. 3
 
3.  MARY A.3 BRENNAN (THOMAS2, MICHAEL1) was born September 1883 in Schuykill County, PA, and died September 24, 1916 in Philadelphia, PA.  She married CHARLES E. MCGEADY Abt. 1902, son of EDWARD MCGEADY and ELLEN DEVER.

Notes for CHARLES E. MCGEADY:
In 1910 Census, address listed as 1726 Lowe or Rowan Street, Phila.
Along with brother Charles E. (Mary McGeady Taylor's father), took part in the Spanish American War in the 5th Ohio Infantry returning to Sheffield, Ohio. Per Ed Crowley & Paul McGeady.
Per Ed Crowley: dob March 7, 1878.In 1910 Census, address listed as 1726 Lowe or Rowan Street, Phila.
 
Children of MARY BRENNAN and CHARLES MCGEADY are:
                 i. EDWARD4 MCGEADY, b. Abt. 1903; d. Abt. 1956, Philadelphia.
       8.        ii. HELEN M. MCGEADY, b. Abt. August 31, 1905, PA; d. April 29, 1976, Delair, New Jersey.
       9.       iii. JAMES JOSEPH MCGEADY, b. November 01, 1907, Philadelphia, PA; d. July 04, 1964, Naval Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
       10.         iv. CHARLES MCGEADY, b. May 1909.
       11.          v. CATHERINE MCGEADY, b. Abt. June 16, 1911.
       12.         vi. MARY AGNES MCGEADY, b. June 04, 1913, Philadelphia, PA; d. January 05, 1982, Philadelphia, PA.
               vii. ALICE MCGEADY, b. Abt. September 1916.
 
       Notes for ALICE MCGEADY:
       Was adopted by a cousin or aunt from birth.
 
 
4.  WILLIAM3 BRENNAN (THOMAS2, MICHAEL1) was born June 1889.  He married ELIZABETH.
 
Children of WILLIAM BRENNAN and ELIZABETH are:
                 i. LEONARD4 BRENNAN.
                ii. THOMAS BRENNAN.
               iii. LEROY BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1920.
 
5.  NICHOLAS3 BRENNAN (THOMAS2, MICHAEL1) was born November 1891.  He married <UNNAMED>.

Notes for NICHOLAS BRENNAN:
Per 1920 Census, Mary McGeady Taylor was enumerated with Nicholas Brennan (on Staub St.) as his niece.  Sissy & Joan report his wife as Aunt Lib.
 
Child of NICHOLAS BRENNAN and  is:
                 i. JEANNIE4 BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1913.
 
6.  FRANCIS3 BRENNAN (THOMAS2, MICHAEL1) was born July 13, 1900.  He married CECELIA KING.

Notes for FRANCIS BRENNAN:
per Gerry McGeady, twin of Joe.  Frank & Ceilie had a lot of children.

15-20 years ago.  Had a son in DC, something to do with Secret Service or police.
He would be about 50.  William.

Per telephone conversation in July or August 1998 with James Brennan, son of Francis, William worked for the Capital Police.

Per Mary Brennan Reid's paper of 3/1990:  Francis' birth certificate indicates that he was born at home at 1948 Bonets Street, Philadelphia.

Notes for CECELIA KING:
Cecelia's maiden name from her son, James W. Brennan, in phone conversation of 8/3/98.
 
Children of FRANCIS BRENNAN and CECELIA KING are:
                 i. MARY4 BRENNAN, m. BUD REID.
                ii. MAYBE JOHN BRENNAN, b. Bef. 1947.
               iii. WILLIAM BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1947.
                iv. CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1948.
 
       Notes for CATHERINE BRENNAN:
       had a twin
 
        v. TWIN OF CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1948.
        vi. JAMES W. BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1932.
 
       Notes for JAMES W. BRENNAN:
       James gave me his age as 66 yrs in our phone conversation of 8/3/98.
 
7.  JOSEPH3 BRENNAN (THOMAS2, MICHAEL1) was born July 13, 1900.  He married CATHERINE.

Notes for JOSEPH BRENNAN:
per Gerry McGeady.
Per Sissy, they lived in Philadelphia area.  Joan and Sissy stayed with them for about a week when Mother was sick in the hospital when they came back from California, per phone conversation 8/3/98.

Notes for CATHERINE:
Sissy said she was a beautiful woman--looked like Scarlett O'Hara and she died down the shore in a trailer, per phone conversation 8/3/98.

 
Children of JOSEPH BRENNAN and CATHERINE are:
                 i. SON4 BRENNAN.
                ii. SON2 BRENNAN.