Cork Roots

Many of these families have probably lived in this area of Cork for centuries.

Callaghan family in Co. Cork

This branch of the Callaghan/Callahan family is from Kilcorney, Co. Cork, Ireland, from townlands such as Knockgorm, Glenleigh, and Horsemount. Allied families are Riordan, Howard, Buckley, and Sullivan. In the 1880s several members of this Callaghan family immigrated to Haverhill, Massachusetts. In the 20th century, other family members also moved to Haverhill and elsewhere while others remained in Co. Cork.

Timothy Callahan was born in Co. Cork about 1838, a son of John Callahan and his wife Mary (according to Timothy's death certificate). (A Timothy Callaghan was baptized on July 30, 1837 in Banteer parish, Co. Cork. The address is Googans. The parents were recorded as John Callaghan and Mary Crimin. The sponsors were Cornelius Sheehan and Mary Callaghan.) Timothy Callahan died in Haverhill, MA, on July 25, 1892.

Timothy Callahan married Catherine Sullivan on February 4, 1857 in Banteer parish, Co. Cork. Catherine Sullivan was baptized on May 26, 1834 in Banteer parish, a daughter of Jeremiah Sullivan and Mary Riordan (according to Catherine's baptism records and her death certificate). Catherine died in Haverhill, MA, on July 6, 1900. Several of their children immigrated to Massachusetts about the time they did, while their son John stayed in Ireland on the family farm.

A Jeremiah Sullivan, age 100, Died February 1, 1873 in Knockgorm, Kilcorney. Timothy Callahan was the informant. Because of this Jeremiah Sullivan's age, he may have been Catherine's grandfather. Another Jeremiah Sullivan, age 64, Died August 19, 1873 in Horsemount, Kilcorney. The informant was Katherine Sullivan. This Jeremiah Sullivan was probably her father.

The known children of Timothy Callahan (about 1838-1892) and Catherine Sullivan (1834-1900) were:

John Callahan family

John Callahan and Elizabeth Sullivan reared their family in Knockgorm, Kilcorney, Co. Cork.

Sullivan family in Co. Cork

John Sullivan, of Glaunleigh (Glenleigh), married Mary Howard on February 24, 1838 in Banteer parish, Co. Cork. The witnesses were Jeremiah Sullivan and Mary Sullivan. The Howards were a large family in the area, and several of them are buried in the old Kilcorney cemetery with the following marker (as transcribed in Albert Eugene Casey's O'Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland, vol. 7, p. 2149):

The burial place of the Howard Family, Glenleigh, Eliza Howard died 5th Apr. 1880 aged 63 years. Henry Howard died 24 Dec. 1890 aged 83 years. Jerome H. Howard, died 21 Feb. 1918, aged 68 years. May they rest in peace.

Mary Howard, wife of John Sullivan, Died July 22, 1905 in Knockgorm, Kilcorney. Her age was given as 93, and the informant was Kate Callaghan, identified as her granddaughter. The 1901 Irish census recorded her age as 85--she was living with the family of her son-in-law John Callaghan in Knockgorm, Kilcorney.

The following are children of John Sullivan and Mary Howard:

Cash Family in County Cork

The Cash family was not native to Cork, but the family of William Cash and Elizabeth Sullivan lived in Cork for about 30 years, mainly in Boherbue, where William Cash was stationed as a constable, and in Cork City, where the family began living in the mid 1910s. After William's death in 1926, the two remaining children in Ireland immigrated to Haverhill, Essex, MA, where their siblings were living.

Death Registrations

Genealogy Reports


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