As described in the Urlingford posts page, several descendants from this area settled in Massachusetts. These families are outlined below.
Descendants of James and Mary Hackett
Julia Hayde (b 1878) arrived Boston on 10 Sept 1904 with her sister Kate Kavanagh. They were heading for Brunswick, NJ when they first arrived. They were both widowed.
In 1908 Julia was living in Boston with Kate when she did a return trip from Ireland. In 1910 she was working at the South Department Boston City Hospital.
Julia had married Michael Hayde who died in Urlingford in 1902. They had a son, James b 1897, who stayed in Ireland. In 1911, he was living with his uncle James in Urlingford. James and his wife had no children of their own. James visited his mother in America in 1921 on the Celtic when she was living at 248 E 39th Street New York. At the time he was a shop assistant in Kilkenny.
James stayed and became a citizen in 1928. In 1930, he was in Franklin St, Brookline, Mass (as Hyde) with his wife Anna and daughter.
Descendants of Edmond and Ellen Lahy
William (b 1832) from Craddockstown, Kilkenny arrived in NY on 28 Jun 1880 (as Heade). He and his wife Mary Cass had a family in Urlingford parish in the 1860s and 1870s.
Mary and three children, Edmund (b 1865), Patrick (b 1876), and Sarah (b 1879) arrived in NY on 30 May 1881 (as Heade). They had a further child, Francis Joseph Heade, in 1887. In 1900 they were living Glassboro, Gloucester, NJ. This family has adopted the Heade surname. Edmund, Patrick and Francis all married.
Descendants of John and Ellen Doran
Mary Hayde (b 1903) arrived in Montreal on 7 Sept 1930. She travelled with John Doran and they were both from The Commons, Thurles. She was to stay with the Sisters of Service and he with a friend in Montreal.
John Hayde (b 1905) from Clomanagh arrived in NY on 26 Oct 1930. He was to stay with a cousin Michael Maher at 80 E 121st St.
He died in Ireland in 1977 as a USA pensioner.