LUBY FAMILY GENEALOGY STATUS 118th LUBY FAMILY REUNION
During the past few months’ 212 family updates, (births, deaths, marriages, etc) have
been made using Ancestry .Com Family Tree Maker software. Most of the updates came
from emails sent to kerri over the past year and from family representatives.
As of June 1st 2010, we have 1094 members of the Luby Association, 355 marriages, 9
generations of William and Mary Luby descendants in America, and 316 surnames. The
oldest birth recorded is about 1798 with William Luby and the newest birth record is
John Otto Lemke April 2010.
David Crotty uploaded a recent copy of the William Luby Descendant Chart to the Luby
Family Reunion web site and is available for you. In addition, if you would like a copy of
your individual family tree and or family fact sheet send me a request, email works best,
with the name of the head of family and I will get it to you as an attachment to an email.
As Genealogist my focus is to assist Kerri in making updates to the family data base,
research missing family data, and continue to research our family roots.
0 In regards to the missing family data, I would like to send a descendant chart
To each head of family in attendance hear today as an attachment to an email
For you to update then return to me so I can add the information to the database.
0 In regards to researching our family roots, I would like to report on some of the
More interesting items found to date.
1 Correspondence with the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild
Marriage record from St Patrick’s Church, LaSalle Ottawa IL.
“ 26 October 1843 Marriage of William Connelly and Helena Luby
I enrolled in marriage William Connelly, son of Henry Connelly
And Joann? Born about 25 years ago with Helen Luby, daughter of
William Luby and Marie Luby, born 19 years ago. Witnesses are
Edward Fanning (sp) and Marie Wafer.
Alphonsus Plantiova (sp)”
Most of this was written in Latin and was interpreted by a friend Father
NOTE: We have no record of a Helen Luby born about 1824.
William and Mary Luby had one daughter Ann Theresa Luby born in
Ottawa, IL 8/7/1837 and they all left Il. In 1840 to head back to Ireland.
I believe the chances of another Luby family living in LaSalle County
In 1843 is very slim. Ottawa IL had less than 500 people living there
At that time. It is possible that Helen was a daughter of William from
A previous marriage or was William’s brother’s child that William
And Mary raised as their own. Needs more research.
2 Correspondences with County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society
They did a detail search of available records in county Sligo on William
And Mary Luby.for me
1 Baptismal record of John Luby 12/23 1845
Parish of Riverstown,County Sligo
Mother: Maria Dignan
Sponsor: Thomas Mullany and Bridget Dowd
NOTE: I am confident that this is our John William Luby.
The birth date is off by 1 day from what we have on file.
2 Marriage notice” Marian Dignan 6/5/1826 sponsors
Thomas Mullany and Bridget Dowd
NOTE: based on our records this would place Mary at 16 yr
In 1826. This could be our Mary. The notice was made
In the village of Laughlin Rosecommon . Look at the
Sponsors Thomas and Bridget the same for John Luby
3 Other research
1 No record of Suey Sligo but there is a Sooey village in
Riverstown County Sligo Ireland.
- Sooey is town land
- Major church is Church of the Assumption
- Town land known as Carrowkeel
- Church built by Fr. Luke Cullinan 1837
- Replaced earlier thatched chapel on the old road to
Sligo town land of Sooey
- Sooey is in the Barony of Carbury
- Church of the Assumption is in the Diocese of Elphin
parish of Riverstown .
2 Riverstown and Sooey are on the Map of County Sligo.
3 No record of a village or town called Luray unless you go to
4 County Sligo is one of the oldest areas in Ireland and has been
Settled continuous for 6000 years. Note Sligo Abbey.
5 Mary Degnan Christening record 6/9/1810 from the town of
Taunagh County Sligo
Father: Dominici Dignan
Mother: mariae Conlan
NOTE: This could be our Mary dates look good need more
6 Correspondence with NE Historic Genealogy Society requesting
a copy of the William and Mary Luby Descendant chart on disk.
If their are no objections, I would like to send it to them.
7 Have received access to “Flax Growers of Ireland 1796 County
Sligo” This shows free land holders in Sligo at that time.
Found the following;
Dominick Looby Killvarnet
James Looby Killvarnet
Owen Looby Killadoon
William Looby Killadoon
NOTE: this is significant, wecan confirm that the L00by family
did own land, and that William could very well be our William
Other names of interest,
James Dowd Kilmorgan
Matthew Dowd Kilmorgan
Stephen Dowd Kilmorgan
Dennis Mullany Kilmctranny
Patrick Mullany Kilmctranny
Owen Mullany Kilfree
NOTE: Dowd and Mullany show up a few times when
reference is made to a baptism or marriage when associated
with William Luby and Mary Degnan.
No one by name of Degnan are on the list, Mary’s father was
not a land owner.