John Blessington, Sr. Family Outline

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Here is the outline for the families I am researching in Clinton Co., IA:

John BLESSINGTON, Sr. (1785-1867) md Margaretta RILEY (1794-1878) abt 1814 in Longford, Ireland. They immigrated to the U.S. about 1840 and lived in Vermont then moved on to Clinton Co., IA. Their children:

(A) Ann BLESSINGTON (abt 1815- )
(B) Charles BLESSINGTON (abt 1815-1870)
(C) Mary BLESSINGTON (1817-1902) md John MARTIN (1829-1896)
(D) Bridget BLESSINGTON (abt 1821-abt 1884) md#1 Nick COOTY, md #2 Joseph MOLDREN.
(E) James BLESSINGTON (1825- ) md Mary (1829- )
(F) John BLESSINGTON (1825- ) md Mary Ann HAWLEY (1833- )
(G) Margaret Louise BLESSINGTON (1828-1905) md Patrick KENNEY (1825-1916). 

Their children:
(1) Mary Josephine KENNEY (1859-1939) md George Bernard TUCKING (1856-1940)
(2) Ellen Magdalen KENNEY (1861-1938)
(3) William Albert KENNEY (1862-1939) md Anna Elizabeth HUGHES (1858-1940)
(4) John KENNEY (1863-1882)
(5) Andrew Richard KENNEY (1867-1934) md Rose Ann KINNEY (1870-1944). This family moved to Plymouth Co., IA. 

Their children:
(a) Edward Andrew KENNEY (1895-1948) md Mary Regina HEIDESCH (1897-1972). This line moved to Los Angeles Co., CA.
(b) Mary Rose KENNEY (1901-1959) md Leland Oliver GEISTER (1897-1974). This line moved to Marcus, Cherokee, IA.

(6) Charles Wellington KENNEY (1868-1950) md Rose V. SHANNON (1864-1910)
(7) Margaret Louise KENNEY (1870-1958). Unmarried. Became Sister Mary Emilian.
(8) Elizabeth Loretta KENNEY (1872-1957). Unmarried. Became Sister Mary Eleanor.

(H) Philip BLESSINGTON (1830- ) md Bridget McGUIRE (1836- )
(I) Thomas BLESSINGTON (1832-abt 1880) md Eliza (1842- )
(J) Catherine BLESSINGTON (abt 1835- ) md Mr. RUDDY
(K) Elizabeth BLESSINGTON (abt 1837- )
(L) Rosanna A. BLESSINGTON (1841- ) md John BOLIN

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