Pedigree Chart Elizabeth Whelan – Click to see the ancestors of Babsie.
Family surnames: Whelan/Phelan, Keating, Collins, Heffernan, Shanley, Ahern, Gibbons, Fagan, DelaGarde
The Whelans came from Bansha, County Tipperary, Ireland. My grandfather was James Whelan, son of James Whelan and Anne Keating. James came to the U.S. around 1892 where he met and married Anne Shanley.
Anne Shanley was from Ross, County Meath, Ireland. She arrived in New York on September 11, 1901 on the S.S. Oceanic.
Annie’s mother, Margaret Ahern Shanley, came to New York around 1885 and worked as a cook or housekeeper.
Annie Shanley Whelan’s grandparents were John Ahern and Bridget Gibbons. John was a stonecutter from Castlemartyr, County Cork who walked to County Meath to take over the quarries at Ross. They had 9 children.
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