What you see here is just a small portion of the years of work by myself and cousins Mona Everett (Davis side) and Bob Billson (Connelly-Glynn side). As with any genealogy endeavor, ours is a "work in progress." We owe a great deal of gratitude to Aunt Inez Davis Sheehan, for saving all of those wonderful family letters, and to her daughter Patricia for sharing them with us.
On my grandmother's side, we start with Peter Glynn, who immigrated from Ireland through Canada around the 1840's. He settled in Bangor Maine and married Catherine Cannon. Their children, Frank, Mary Jane "Jennie" and Catherine, eventually moved to New Jersey, where the family still remains.
The Davis' came to the US from the South of Wales and were instrumental in the copper works of Baltimore. The industry took members of the family across the country, to Nevada, New Mexico and Indiana. They settled in New Jersey at the turn of the century.
If you found this site while searching for your own relatives, I welcome you to contact me to see if there is a connection. If you are "one of the family" checking in to see our progress, thanks for looking! We hope that you feel at least a portion of the deep affection we have developed for these individuals whose blood still runs in our veins and who made us who we are.
Peter Glynn (69 KB) This is a tin-type of Peter Glynn, born 1838 in Ireland, settled in Bangor Maine. He later moved to Carteret, New Jersey where he ran boarding houses and died there in 1906. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor.
Patrick Connelly (242 KB) Patrick Connelly was born in Ireland and settled in Bangor Maine in the 1840's. He and wife Catherine had at least 4 children: Margaret, Andrew, Michael and John Henry. Of the grandfathers, Patrick Connelly and Peter Glynn, one is said to have been a police officer in Dublin, and one attended Trinity College. But we don't know which is which!
Mary Jane "Jennie" Glynn Connelly (278 KB) Our great-grandmother in her wedding dress! Mary Jane "Jennie" was born to Peter Glynn and Catherine Cannon in Bangor Maine in 1863. She and John Henry Connelly were married in Woods Hole, Mass. Aug. 11, 1886. They had three daughters, Inez Catherine, Edith Ann and Ruth Elizabeth, who died when she was only 4 years old. Jennie died in Carteret in 1927.
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