Elizabeth Reed

born: 1822, Ireland
died: 28 Jun 1862, Washington Twp,Clinton Co.,Iowa
bur.: Villa Nova,Clinton Co.,Iowa, at St. Patrick's
spouse: Patrick LAWLOR
marr: 22 Feb 1841, Durrow Parish,Co. Queens,Ireland
born: 16 Mar 1808, Co. Queens,Ireland
died: 11 Oct 1889, Vail,Crawford Co.,Iowa
bur.: Villa Nova,Clinton Co.,Iowa, at St. Patrick's
occu: farmer
Catherine LAWLER
Fintan LALOR
Elizabeth LAWLER
Mary Geraldine LAWLER
Margaret Alice LAWLER
Theresa ``Tessie'' LAWLER
William V. LAWLER
Edward Thomas LAWLER
Father: Thomas REED (-)
Mother: Mary FLETCHER (-)

The Durrow parish, Co. Queens, Ireland marriage record names Elizabeth ``Betty Reade'' with an address of Ballinalough. I haven't yet found any place nearby called Ballinalough, and it seems possible that it is a misspelling of Ballinaclogh, one of the townlands associated with the Lawlor family. However, the fact that they were married in Durrow suggests that is where the Reed family might be from originally. Ballinaclogh is relatively (about 10 miles) far from Durrow and not within the Durrow parish borders.

The Durrow parish birth/baptism registers do go back far enough to potentially include the births of Elizabeth and her siblings if anyone has some money to spend to investigate that possibility.

The first two children of Pat Lawlor and Elizabeth Reed were baptized in Abbeyleix parish. The town of Abbeyleix is roughly halfway between Ballinaclogh/Timahoe and Durrow. But from the maps, it looks possible that just a mile or two west of Ballinaclogh would be within the Abbeyleix parish.

Elizabeth's name is given as Mary Reed in the death record of her daughter Margaret Alice (Lawler) Fitzgerald.

Sources for this individual: @S169@ @S170@

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