Oral family history indicates that Patrick and Maria had a daughter Kathleen, who became a nun and died in South Australia. There is no record of a death for a Kathleen Kiernan, but women often take on another name when they become nuns.
Birth: Estimated from husband's estimated birth. Ireland highly likely.
Marriage: Estimated from birth of last known child. Dublin highly likely.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Maria by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Maria: