I am having trouble with the research on my family in Ireland during the Irish Famine. There are a few records that have been found; however, much of it is not helping in furthering the research. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Michael Burke - Born about 1820 in Ireland (Possibly Castlelyons, Co, Cork). His birth date changes on the census records that I have, and the same for most of the family. I assume that his Father's name is Patrick, but it could also be a Brother. The name Patrick Burke was found on the Marriage record to his wife Catherine in Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Ireland. Michael came to America on September 4, 1854 on the Ship Break O' Day arriving in Boston from Liverpool, England. Before leaving Ireland Michael had 4 sons: John, Thomas, Patrick, and Michael. His fourth son, Michael was baptized in Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Ireland on November 17, 1850. As for the Death of Michael, it is still in question. The best possible date is the Death of a Michael Burke in Boston on June 8, 1882.
Catherine Keefe – Born ~1824 in Ireland. She is the Daughter of Thomas Keefe and Nancy Jeffers. She married Michael Burke on January 1, 1842 in Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Ireland. She passed away on February 21, 1893 in Boston, MA. Based on census records she possibly has a Sister: Mary, the spelling of her name is Keith in the record.