Migrated from Ireland as a young man. Married here and had children born in Stoughton and Worcester, MA. He worked in the shoe factories at Stoughton. He served in the Civil War. In Worcester he worked at shoe repair.
He is buried in St. John's Cemetary, Worcester, MA.
Researched by Maureen Nugent Hallett, Thomas Bartlett Nally and Rebecca Nally Syphers, using Ancestry.Com (esp. Census and city directories), NEHG web site, Worcester vital records (birth, marriage and death certificates), St John's Cemetary records, obituaries from Worcester Telegram and Gazette (Worcester Public Library), Massachusetts archives on line, Stoughton newspaper, church and cemetary records.
"Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWR6-VD9 : 24 May 2018), Patrick Nelly and Anna Shields, 3 Jun 1858; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,016.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHFH-K4B : 14 August 2017), Patrick Nally, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 894, sheet 385C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,568.
"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWN9-9BL : 6 April 2020), Patrick Nally, 23 Jun 1903; citing Worcester, Massachusetts, v 58 cn 319, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,069,138.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Patrick by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Patrick: