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McKelvey Families of Quebec Canada & U.S.

Updated December 2, 2003

Dennis & Teresa McKelvey

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Our research begins with John McKelvey (1771-1860) and Mary Slaven (1781-1846). Between 1832-1836, together with their five children, they immigrated from Donegal County Ireland to St. Sylvestre, Lotbiniere County, Quebec, Canada. Their daughter, Catherine married John Haggerty in Ireland. In St. Sylvestre, Mary married James Plunkett. Susan married Francis Gormley. Edward married Helene Shields. Lawrence married Hannah Maguire.

Shortly after the death of Mary Slaven, the family moved to Wolfestown, Wolfe County, Quebec. Here, Catherine/John Haggerty lived and died. Around 1869, Mary/James Plunkett settled in Alpena Michigan. Susan/Francis Gormley, Lawrence/Hannah Maguire Edward/Helene Shields settled in Eau Claire Wisconsin.

We hope you enjoy our site and hopefully find a connection. If you do find a connection we would love to hear from you. A lot of information has been obtained from the sharing by many distance cousins, who by chance stumbled across our website.

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  • McKelvey Family From Donegal, Quebec & The U.S. (753 KB)
    Our Research beings in St. Sylvestre Lotbiniere County Quebec. John McKelvey & Mary Slaven, together with their five children immigrated from Donegal Ireland to St. Sylvestre around 1834.

Family Photos

  • Sign entering St. Sylvestre Quebec Canada (7 KB)
    This photo was taken in April 1999 while visiting St. Sylvestre and Wolfestown
  • McKelvey Siblings and Their Spouses (91 KB)
    These are the children of: John McKelvey and Elizabeth Gallagher, taken around the turn of the century 1900's Top L-R: Dennis McKelvey, Frank Sheridan, Susie McKelvey, John McKelvey; 2nd Row L-R: Marion Cryans, Mary Dice, Jim McKelvey, Emily McKelvey, Domonic Hughs; Sitting L-R: Mary Sullivan, Edward McKelvey, Bernie (McKelvey) Landrigan, Katie McKelvey, Thomas Landrigan.
  • Wolfestown Family Farm (24 KB)
    John McKelvey (1839-1914), sitting on rock. Edward McKelvey & Mary Sullivan, with Bernie Landrigan and Raymond McKelvey. circa 1905
  • Dennis Carl (30 KB)
    On Military Leave
  • John Patrick (17 KB)
    John Patrick with second wife Cass Kearns, Molly and CDharles
  • Denis Philip (174 KB)
    Denis with wife Marion Cryans and youngest son, Dennis Carl. circa 1919
  • Dennis Carl (186 KB)
    Dennis and Rita Collins, photo taken in New York around 1942

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