Keefe (Reddy), Glengrant

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The first recorded members of this family are Peter(Pierce) Keefe and his wife Johanna Walsh who married 5th Feb 1789. Both are from Glengrant and are married with a dispensation in the 3rd degree of consanguinity (2nd Cousins). Johanna died 23rd Feb 1847 age 80 (1767) and is buried in Carrigeen (No. 155)

Their Children

1 - John baptised 7th Sep 1790 – died young
2 - John baptised 2nd Apr 1793 – died 25th Dec 1861 Age 71
3 - William baptised 28th Nov 1795
4 - James born 1796 – married Catherine Kelly, Luffany on 9th Feb 1835 – one daughter
a) Margaret baptised 14th Dec 1837, Luffany. Married James Quinn, Luffany 29th Jan 1860
5 - Richard baptised 13th Apr 1798
6 - Robin (Robert) baptised 13th Mar 1801. Shoemaker.
7 - Edmund baptised 25th Aug 1803
8 - Thomas born approx. 1805-07 and died 4th Jul 1879 – married Jane Reddy, Glengrant on 26th Feb 1838
a) Peter baptised 23rd Feb 1839 – died 1st Sep 1918 – married Honor Nolan, Ballyduff, Kilmeaden on 13th Feb 1871 – see below
b) Judy/Johanna baptised 13th Dec 1841 married Matthew Nolan, Ballyduff, Kilmeaden on 21th Feb 1871 (brother of Honor above)
c) Samuel baptised 20th Dec 1844 – died young
d) Samuel baptised 14th Feb 1847 & died 28th Sep 1936 in Carrick - married Mary Power, Carrick on 3rd Feb 1874. (9 Children, 8 died young)

The children of Peter O’Keeffe and Honor Nolan

1 - Thomas baptised 7th Dec 1871 – died 27th Apr 1935
2 - Jane baptised 8th Sep 1873 and died 2nd Jun 1955. Moved to St Paul MN married Michael Kirby, Waterford on 19th Oct 1904 – 3 children
a) Mary Virginia 1905-2005
b) David 1906-1966
c) Noreen Marie 1907-1987
3 - Neddy (Foxy) O’Keeffe baptised 10th Oct 1875 and died 20th Apr 1956 age 80(1876)– married Mary Walsh, Moonveen on 28th Oct 1912 (8 children)
4 - Bridget born 16th Dec 1877 (Sr. M. Virginia) – died 23rd Mar 1940 in MN
5 - Robert (Bob) born 16th Aug 1880, died 17th Jul 1949 – All-Ireland winner with Laois in 1915, GAA president (1935-38). Married 3 times - Kathleen O'Neill 14th Aug 1907, Nora Kennedy 28th Aug 1924 and Mary Bridget Kennedy 2nd Jan 1934. 10 children
6 - Johanna baptised 31st Dec 1882 – died 21st Jun 1891 age 8
7 - Norah born 25th Apr 1886 and died 29th Oct 1942 – married Nicholas Walsh "Sweens", Luffany on 30th Apr 1913 (13 children)