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James Irish/Heilda Kelley of Bancroft Maine photograph

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James Irish/Heilda Kelley of Bancroft Maine photograph

Posted: 1494109321000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Irish, Kelley, Kelly
I am copying this message from the Kelley@rootsweb.com message board. Please contact Shelly directly there.

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Jim IRISH and his wife Heilda IRISH and
their family. The photograph was taken at the Bryson Studio in Houlton, ME
most likely in the 1880's or 1890's. Jim and Heilda (how it is spelled on
the photograph) appear to be in their 50's or 60's at the time it was taken.
The photograph includes 4 others ranging in age from early teens to 30's
with two men and two being women/girls. Based on limited research I was
able to locate the following information regarding this family:



James N. IRISH was b. Apr 1831 in Weston or Monson or Bancroft, ME to
parents Simeon IRISH (b. 2 Mar 1793 in Buckfield, ME-d. 2 May 1870 in Maine)
and Abigail RICKER (b. abt 1796 in New Hampshire) he was one of 7 children
born to this couple including, Jane or Jennet; Charles H.; Henry; William
Henry; James N.; Louisa; and Ann IRISH, all born between 1817 and 1833 in
Maine. James married Huldah A. KELLEY b. Oct 1835 in Leavitt Plantation, ME
(daughter of Jeremiah KELLEY b. Jun 1807 in Fairfield, ME and Sarah P. ELLIS
b. 19 Jul 1808 in Madison, ME) on 20 Jun 1867 in Weston, ME. They had five
children including, Amanda M.; James L.; and Lyman A.; Gertrude Della; and
Leon Charles IRISH all born between 1857 and 1878 in Maine.



James N. died 1 Jan 1880 in Bancroft, ME and Huldah died 11 Mar 1919 in
Bancroft, ME.



Census records provide the following details:



1850 census of Bancroft, ME:



Simeon IRISH, age 56, a Farmer, born ME

Abigail IRISH, age 56, born NH

Henry IRISH, age 22, a Farmer, born ME

James IRISH, age 19, a Farmer, born ME

George KNIGHT, age 14, born ME (don't know the connection with KNIGHT Family
but they are living next door to the IRISH Family in 1860 as well)



1860 census of Bancroft, ME:



James N. IRISH, age 29, a Farmer, born ME

Huldah IRISH, age 24, born ME

Amanda IRISH, age 3, born ME

And two doors down from them.

Simeon IRISH, age 66, a Farmer, born ME

Abigal IRISH, age 67, born NH



1870 census of Bancroft, ME:



James IRISH, age 38, a Farmer, born ME

Hulda IRISH, age 35, a Housekeeper, born ME

Amanda IRISH, age 14, at Home, born ME

James IRISH, age 9, at Home, born ME

Lyman IRISH, age 6, at Home, born ME

Abigal IRISH, age 75, at Home, born ME



1880 census of Bancroft, ME:



James N. IRISH, age 47, a Farmer, born ME, parents born ME

Hulda A. IRISH, wife, age 41, Keeping House, born ME, father born ME

James L. IRISH, son, age 19, a Laborer, born ME

Lyman A. IRISH, son, age 16, a Laborer, born ME

And living directly next door.

Isaiah ORSER, age 36, a Farmer, born Canada, parents born Canada/NY

Amanda M. ORSER, wife, age 23, Keeping House, born ME, parents born ME

Trueman ORSER, son, age 2 months, born ME

And living directly next door to them.

Appleton & Rachel IRISH and their family



1900 census of Bancroft, ME:



James N. IRISH, age 69, born Apr 1831, married 46 years, born ME, parents
born ME, a Farmer

Hulda A. IRISH, wife, age 65, born Oct 1834, married 46 years, 3 children/1
living, born ME, parents born ME

Stephen ORSER, grandson, age 9, born Mar 1891, born ME, parents born
Canada/ME, at School



1910 census of Masardis, ME:



L. A. IRISH, age 45, born ME, parents born ME, a Station Agent

Hulda A. IRISH, mother, age 74, born ME, parents born ME



I am hoping to locate someone from this IRISH Family so that the photograph
can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family,
or you know someone who might be, please contact me.



Thanks,

Shelley

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