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1875, Elizabeth, only daughter of
Patrick Cahill, and has living in
1887:

I. William-Laurence Cahill Keary,
b. 1877.

II. John-Francis, b. 1887.

I. Mary-E.

II. Christina.



KEENAN.

Chiefs in Fermanagh.

Arms : Gu. a lion pass, guard, or, in base a human heart ar.

MURTAGH, the fourth son of Ceallach who is No. 97 on the " O'Hart"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Caoinain C" caoin :" Irish, mild, *' an" one
v:ho ; Heb. " chen," /arowr) ; anglicised O'Keenan, Keenan, Kennany Kinane
Kinnane, and Keon.

From the said Murtagh are also descended the Ulster families of I>on-
gan, Donegan, Bogan, etc.

A worthy representative of the O'Keenan family is The Eight Hon. Sir
Patrick Joseph Keenan, P.C, C.B., K.C.M.G., M.R.LA., of Delville,
Glasnevin, Dublin; b. 1826, and living in 1887 ; son of John Keenan, of

* Keary: Daniel O'Ciardha (or O'Cary), a nephew of this Thomas, having con-
formed to the Protestant religion, Thomas (m. 1815), above mentioned, called together
the remnant of his family ; and, in order to distinguish themselves from the said
Daniel, they solemnly pledged to assume thereafter the name Keary, and to abandon
the prefix O', and the " Carey" form of spelling the name.



CHAP. IV.] KEE. HEREMON GENEALOGIES.



KEL. 501



Phibsborough, Dublin; m. in 1860, Elizabeth- Agnes, daughter of the late
Michael Quinn, J. P., of Water ville, co. Limerick, and has had issue. Sir
Patrick Joseph Keenan is a Resident Commissioner of National Education in
Ireland ; a Governor of the Royal Hibernian Military School, and J.P. co.
Dublin ; was employed in 1869 in the West Indies as Commissioner to
inquire into the state of education in Trinidad ; and in 1878 in Malta as
Commissioner to inquire into the University, Lyceums, and Primary
Schools of that colony. For his Educational services in Trinidad and
Malta he was created a K.C.M.Gr. in 1881.



KELLY. (No. 1.)

Of Tttam, County Galway,

Arms ; See those of "O'Kelly." (No. 1.)



daughter of Dominick TuUy, of
Dunmore, by whom he had issue
— 1. Jasper, 2. Susan, 3. Fannie,
4. Lizzie, 5. Richard, 6. Robert.

4. Jasper: eldest son of Richard;
for many years Proprietor of the
" Tuam Herald ;" married Delia,
third eldest daughter of John Daly
of Tuam and Westport, by whom
he had issue — 1. Richard- John, 2.
Margaret, 3. Mary, 4. Susan ; died
October, 1866.

5. Richard- John Kelly : son of
Jasper ; born 1856 ; living at Tuam
in 1887, as the Proprietor of the
" Tuam Herald" Newspaper.



Jasper Ouseley was the son of Jasper, who, in 1772, m. Julia Bodkin
d. 1790), of Kilclooney. Said last-mentioned Jasper was son of Richard Ouseley (b.
1697, d, 1761), who was son of Jasper Ouseley, of Ballycotrley, co, Wexford (b. 1G30),
ipho was the eldest son of Richard Ouseley of Courteen Hall, Northampton, England,
(b. 1570).

\ Davis : John Davis, of Fahy, Loughrea, was son of Robert Davis (b. 1737, d.
1813), who was the son of GeoflFrey Davis (d. 1757), who was the son of William
Davis, of Aughrim (d. 1721).



" 1. Anthony Kelly of Turrick,
Castle Park, near Mount Talbot,
CO. Galway, m. Margaret (b. 4th
October, 1736, died 1822), dau. of
Jasper Ouseley,* of Prospect, Dun-
more.

2. Jasper Kelly of Loughrea:
their only son ; married Frances,
daughter of Edward Davis,t of
Fahy, Loughrea, county Galway.

3. Richard Kelly : their eldest
son ; born 1810, at Loughrea ; now

1880) of Bay view-avenue, Dublin,
)ut formerly of Tuam, where, ia
.837, he founded the "Tuam
lerald" Newspaper; m. Margaret,



502 KEL. IRISH PEDIGREES KEL. [PART III,



KELLY. (No. 2.)

Chiefs of Hy-Maile, County Wicklow.

Arms : Ar. on a mount in base vert aD oak tree acomed ppr.

Ceathramhadh, a brother of Cormac who is No. 87 on the " O'Connor'
(Faley) pedigree, was, according to the Linea Antigua^ the ancestor of
O'Ceallaigh, of Cualan ;* anglicised O'Kelly, and Kelly,



87. Ceathramhadh : son of Niadh
Corb.

88. Ceallach Cualan (''ceallach :"
Irish, strife) : his son ; a quo
O'Ceallaigh, of Cualan.

89. Edirsceal : his son.

90. Ceallach : his son.

91. Cathal : his son.
92 Mothudan: his son.



93. Dubhdatuagh: his son.

94. Flann : his son.

95. Eaghilleach : his son.

96. Madudhan : his son.

97. Clochar : his son.

98. Tuathal : his son.

99. Amhailgadh : his son.

100. Cathal O'Ceallaigh: his son.



KELLY. (Xo. 3.)

Chiefs of Eij-Maile, County WicUou:

Arms : Ar. on a mount in base vert an oak tree acomed ppr.

According to MacFirbis, Main Mai, a younger brother of Cathair M6r
Monarch of Ireland in the second century, and who is No. 89 on th(
*' O'Connor" (Faley) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Ceallaigh, of Cualan
anglicised O Kelly and Kelly.

89. Main Mai : son of Felim
Fiorurglas ; a quo Hy-Maile of the
Glen of " InQaiJe/' in the county
Wicklow.

90. Tuathal Tigheach : his eldest
son.

91. Fergus Forcraidh : his son.

92. Aengus Ailce : his son.

93. Etersceol : his son.

94. Carthann Muadh : his son.



95. Seanach Diodhach : his son.

96. Aodh Dubhcean : his son.

97. Ron an Cruaic : his son ; b
some authorities reckoned as Kin
of Leinster.

98. Diocolla Dana : his son.

99. Gertighe : his son; livin
A.D. 702.

100. Ceallach Cualain (" cea]
lach" : Irish, strife) : his son ; a qu



* Cualan : This ancient territory originally comprised the present county Wicklo-v
with parts of the counties of Dublin and Kilkenny ; and the O'Kellys here mentione
•were chiefs of Hy-Maile, now the barony of " Imaile," in the coimty Wicklow.



CHAP. IV.] KEL.



HEREMON GENEALOGIES.



KEN. 503



OCeallaigh, of Cualan. Had a
brother named Fiannamhail, who
was Abbot of Clonard.

101. Etersceol : son of Ceallach
Cualan; slain, 721. Had seven
brothers and two sisters : the bro-
thers were — 1. Crimthan (slain,
721), King of Leinster, who had
Tuathal, who had Fiacra ; 2.
Comgan of TurriefF, North Britain
(October 13th); 3. Cobthach (d.
730) j 4. Coincean (d. 739) ; 5. Aedh
(slain, 717) ; 6. Fiacra, and 7.
Fiannamhail — both slain A.D. 707,
at Selgge, in Ferthuath Laighen.
The sisters were — 1. Muirean, who
was wife of Irgalach, son of Conaing,
and had Ceneth, the 158th Monarch
of Ireland ; 2. Cainteghern, who
was wife of Feredach (of the Dal
Fiatach of Ulster), and had Faelan
(January 9th) of Cluan Mescna, and
Strathfellan, N.B. (see Ada Sanct-



orum, pp. 49-50, and MacFirbis, p.
221).

102. Ceallach: son of Etersceol.
Had two sons — I. Oilill, slain, 739 ;
2. Cathal, also slain, 739.

103. Cathal: younger son of
Ceallach.

104. Madudhan : his son.

105. Dubhdatuagh : his son.

106. Flann : his son.

107. Eiaghallach : his son.

108. Madudhan : his son.

109. Clochar : his son ; died, A.D.
915.

110. Tuathal : his soti. Had two
sons — 1. Amhailgadh, 2. Aedh.

111. Amhailgadh: eldest son of
Tuathal.

112. Cathal O'Ceallaigh, Prince of
Ui-Cualain : his son ; slain with his
wife, A.D. 1034. This Cathal had
a younger brother GioUacaemgin,
who was slain A.D. 1057.



KENNEDY.*



0/ Tirowen.

Arms : Ar. on a fesae az. three mullets of the field.

DiARMAiD, brother of Flaithbheartach who is No. 97 on the " Morley"
pedigree, was the ancestor O'Cineadhaigh, of Tirowen ; anglicised Kennedy,



97. Diarmaid : son of Concho-
bhar.

98. Baoghal : his son ; had a
brother named Maolpadraic.



99. Cineadhach (" cineadh :"
Irish, decreeing ; " ach," a skirmish);
son of Baoghal; a quo O'Cinead-
' h.



* Kennedy : The name of Comet Thomas Kennedy does not appear in Mr. Dalton's
** King James's Army List ;" but the omission of the name must have been a mistake.
It is believed that the Cornet's family was a branch of the O'Kennedys of Ormond,
which, in the 16th century, settled in Dublin, where they became wealthy merchants,
and after whom "Kennedy's Land" has been named. This officer commenced his
military career as Cornet in Tyrconnell's own Regiment of Horse, who appointed him
one of his Aides-de-Camp, and presented him with his own miniature ; a relic still in
the Kennedy family. At the capitulation of Limerick, he retired to France, where be
rose to the rank of Colonel ; and in 1706 married the daughter of a Dutch Noble, after
which he resided in Brussels. He was in 1718 accidentally killed by the Duchess of



504 KEO.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



KEO. [part m.



KEOGH.* (No. 1.)
Of Connaught.\

Arms : Ar. a lion ramp. gu. in dexter chief a dexter hand couped at the wrist, and
in the sinister a crescent both of the second. Crest : A boar pass. az.

Dermod Kelly, the fifth son of Daniel O'Kelly who is No. Ill on the
(No. 1) " O'Kelly" (Hy-Maine) pedigree, and whose patrimony was "The

Oldenberg, who, driving in his carriage to a hunt, saw a wild boar cross the road, and
in firing at it the barrel of her fowling piece burst, and mortally wounded the colonel.
He had three children by his wife, two of whom are considered to have died young ;
because, when his widow came to Ireland in 1720 she is said to have been accompanied
by her son. 1. Cornet Thomas Kennedy married Elizabeth Von Vryberge, and had :



2. Marinus James, who Hved in France,
and was active in the service of Prince
Charles Edward Stuart, the " Pretender ;"
returned to Ireland, and in 1763 was
strangled in Clondalkin Castle, county
Dublin, for sake of some gold he was
known to keep in his house. He m.
Henrietta Creagh, niece to Duke of
Ormond, and had :

I. Thomas, of whom presently.

II. AValter, a poet of some talent. Tak-
ing advantage of the "Gavel Act,"
he divided the family in 1776, and
died in 1790, leaving :

I. Marinus- James, who served in the
German and Spanish Armies. On
the admission of Roman Catholics
to the English Army, he was ap-
pointed to the 18th Royal Irish
Regiment, and killed in 1811 in
Java. It does not appear that he
left any issue.

3. Thomas : elder son of Marinus-James
(No. 2) ; was apprenticed to a merchant
in Amsterdam ; Uved some time in Cadiz ;



returned to Dublin ; was a great musician.
He m. in 1764 Frances-Arabella, dau. of
Doctor Fergus, an eminent Roman
Catholic Physician, and representative of
the Irish Sept called Clan Fergus. (See the
" Ferguson" pedigree, ante, p. 448). He
d. 1791, leaving two sons :

I. Marinus, a distinguished Trinity
College man, who d, in 1852 or 1853,
s.p.

II. Macarius.

4. Macarius : son of Thomas ; was a
solicitor ; m. and had :

I. Thomas, a barister, and member of
the original " Comet Club ;" he d. in
1840, s. p.

II. Marinus.

III. Macarius, of whom presently.

IV. Philip.

5. Macarius : third son of Macarius (No.
4) ; served in the Portuguese Army in
1832-3 & 4 ; m. and had :

6. James Marinus Kennedy, of Clon-
dalkin, CO. Dublin ; d. at 15 Lower Mount
Street, Dublin, on 29th July, 1876.



* Keogh : Of this family was, it is thought, John Keogh of Mount Jerome, a
Dublin merchant, and prominent Catholic leader of his time, who was bom in 1740.
In his own words, he " devoted near thirty years of his life for the purpose of breaking
the chains of his countrymen." Of him, Henry Grattan, junior, says : ** He was the

ablest man of the Catholic body At the outset of life Keogh had been in

business, and began as an humble tradesman. He contrived to get into the Catholic
Committee, and instantly formed a plan to destroy the aristocratic part, and introduce
the democratic. The Act of 33 George III., c. 21, was passed mainly through his
instrumentality." He died in Dublin on the 13th November, 1817, and was buried in
St. Kevin's churchyard, under a stone he had erected to his father and mother.

t Connavght : This branch of the " O'Kelly" (No. 1) family were Chiefs of Onagh,
in the parish of Taghmaconnell, barony of Athlone, countj^ of Roscommon ; in which
county many respectable people of the " Keogh" family still reside. Cambrensis Ever sua
in Note, p. 256, says that, '• subsequently the territory of Breadach, coimty Roscommon,
containing forty quarters of land, and comprising the whole parish of Taghmaconnell,
in the barony of Athlone, fell into possession of the O'Kellys, who took the name Mac-
Eochaidh, now Keogh, of whom the father of the late Mr. Justice Keogh was the Chief
Representative."



CHAP. IV.] KEO. HERKMON GENEALOGIES.



KEG. 505



forty quarters of Moyfin," near Elphin in the county Roscommon, was the
ancestor of MacEochaidh, or, more properly, MacEachaigh ; anglicised
MacKeoghf and modernized Kehoe, and Keogh.



112. Dermod Kelly : son of Daniel
O'Kelly.

113. Eochaidh (" each" or " eoch :"
Irish, a steed ; Gr. " ikkos 3" Lat.
" equus"), meaning a horseman or
knight :" his son ; a quo Mac-
Eochaidh,

114. Thomas Kelly : his son ; an-
cestor oi Kelly J of Moyfin, etc.

115. Nicholas : his son ; was Prior
of Athenry ; had a brother named
Simeon, who was dean of Clonfert.

116. Nicholas Oge: son of Nicho-
las; divided his estates amongst
his four sons ; first who assumed
the sirname MacKeogh.

117. Donoch: his son: had three



brothers — 1. Thomas, 2. Daniel, 3.
William.

118. Hugh: his son.

119. Connor: his son.

120. Teige : his son.

121. Melaghlin an - Bearla (or
Melaghlin who spoke English) : his
son.

122. William Keogh: his son; the
first of the family who omitted the
prefix " Mac ;" had a brother
named Colla.

123. Melaghlin (2): his son; had
two brothers — 1. named John, 2.
Daniel.

124. Edmond Keogh: his son.



KEOGH. (No. 2.)
Of Leinster.

Arms : Ar. a lion rampant gu. betw. a dexter hand apaum^e in the dexter, and a
crescent in the sinister chief point, both of the second. Crest : A boar passant ppr.
Motto : Resistite usque ad sanguinem ; and, by some of the family, Malo mori quam
fcedari.

Eochaidh, who (see p. 421, ante,) is No. 98 on the " Dowling" pedigree,
was the ancestor of MacEochaidh (" eachach :" Irish, a horseman or abound-
ing in horses) of Leinster. That Eochaidh was (see p. 391 of the Book of
Leinster,) son of Muredach, son of Aongus, son of Felim (a quo Hy-Felimy)^
son of Eanna Ceannsalach, King of Leinster, in St. Patrick's time in
Ireland.

But Eochaidh, brother of Feach, who is No. 108 on the " O'Meagher"
pedigree, was the ancestor of MacEochaidh,* Chiefs of Uaithne Tire, a

* MacEochaidh : Of this family was John Keogh, D.D., a learned divine, bom at
Clooncleagh, near Limerick, in the middle of the 17th century. His family lost their
property in the Cromwellian Wars. He entered Trinity College in 1669, was a scholar
in 1674, and M.A. in 1678. Entering into Holy Orders, he was by his relative John
Hudson, Bishop of Elphin, given a living in that diocese, and was collated and installed
Prebendary of Termonbarry, in 1678. There he continued for forty-seven years, until
his death, devoting himself to literary pursuits. His biographer in Walker^ s Magazine
(in 1778) writes of him: ** Although the Doctor had a very numerous issue, not less than
twenty-one children, males and females, yet he never would take tythe from a poor
nan."



506 KEO. IRISH PEDIGREES. KEO. [PART III.

territory situated in ancient Owney,* which comprised the present baronies
of " Owney" and " Arra," in Tipperary ; and " Owneybeg," in the county
Limerick. In each case the family name in Irish has been anglicised, as
in the case of " Keogh" (No. 1), MacKeogh^ Kehoe, and Keogh.

In pp. 259 (Note) of Cambrensis EversuSy we read : " This (Leinster)
branch of the Kehoes or Keoghs occupied the plains of Maghlaighlan and
Magh Liff6, about the northern half of the present county Kildare."
Their possessions comprised the present baronies of Clane and Salt, and
the greater part of Oughteranny, the town of Naas, and the churches of
Clane, Laraghbrien (near Maynooth), Donaghmore, Cloncurry, and
Feighcullen. (See O'Donovan's Book of Rights.) The Clan Kehoe or Keogh
were driven from this fertile territory, about A.D. 1202, by Meyler Fitz-
Henry and his followers, when the Kehoes had to retire into Wicklow.

In Connellan's Annals of the Four Masters, p. 223 (Note), it is recorded
that MacKehoe of Wicklow, together with O'Doran, chief Brehon of
Leinster, and O'Nolan, the King's marshal, attended at Cnoc-an-Bhoga,
when the MacMurroughs (now " Kavanaghs") were inaugurated as Kings of
Leinster, during the reign of Qaeen Elizabeth.

In the Transactions of the Iberno-Celtk Society for 1820, Vol. I., Part I.,
pp. 143-145, we find mention of Donald McKehoe writing a poem on the
Journey of O'Byrne, 1584.

Among the attainted in 1642 were Thomas MacMaolmuire MacKehoe, |
and William MacShane MacFarrel MacKehoe of Knockandarragh, county
Wicklow. But the Laws against using the distinctive Irish prefixes 0' and j
Mac in Irish sirnames were so rigidly enforced in the counties of Carlow, '
Wicklow, and Wexford, that the Mac was abandoned in this family name
after that period. The family estates were confiscated by Cromwell ; but
portions of them were restored by Charles IL, who, according to the
Down Survey, gave Rathgarvan (now known as Clifden) to Arthur, Earl
of Anglesea.

In the List of the "Persons Transplanted in Ireland" under the
Cromwellian Confiscations we find (see our •' Irish Landed Gentry when
Cromwell came to Ireland") the name of Mahon Keogh, gent., of Clon-
cleafe, co. Limerick, and other members of the family from the same
county ; and {ibid.) the names of others of the family appear among the
" Connaught Certificates" of the Commonwealth period, in Ireland.

Among the Irishmen who served in the Spanish Netherlands, in 1660,
we find the name of Don Theodoro Keogh.

In 1693, Thomas Kehoe (grandson of Thomas MacMaolmuire Mac-
Kehoe of Knockandarragh, co. Wicklow), who had served as a Captain in
the Army of King James II. (see Dalton's Army List, Yol. IL, p. 404),
and fought at the Boyne and Aughrim, settled in the co. Carlow. The
family subsequently intermarried with those of Coughlan, Doyle, Brewster,
and Blanchfield — a family resident in the co. Kilkenny since the time of

* Owney : Among the ancient families of Irish descent in Mtmster, Lynch in his
Cambrensis Eversus, names O'Loingsigh, as lord of Uaithne-Tire, now the barony of
Owney, in Tipperary.

t MacKehoe : This name means : "Thomas, son of Maolmuire MacKehoe ;" and
the next : " William, son of Shane, son of Farrel MacKehoe."



CHAP. IV.] KEO. HEREMON GENEALOGIES.



KEO. 50T



the Tudors. Sir Edward Blanchfield married Elizabeth Butler, daughter
of the second Earl of Ormond.*

We also find that in 1703 the Blanchfield properties were again con-
fiscated by William III. ; in which alone 2,903 acres were forfeited, and
a portion of them sold by the Crown to W. Edward Worth, of Rath-
famham.

The lands of Rathgarvan (or Clifden) continued to be leased by the
Blanchfields until the death (in 1874) of Miss Mary Blanchfield, when
they came into possession of her nephew the late Myles W. Keogh, a
Lieutenant-Colonel of the 7th Regiment, United States Cavalry, of whom
hereafter. Colonel Myles W. Keogh gave his right and title of Clifden to
his sister Margaret Keogh, the present occupant.



1. Captain Thomas Kehoef (b.
1660, d. 1720), who, as above
mentioned, fought in King James'
Army at the Boyne and Aughrim,
and afterwards settled in the county
Carlo w, married and had :

2. Patrick+ (b. 1697, d. 1760), of
Bally williamroe, co. Carlow, who m.
Bridget Doyle, and had :

3. James (b. 1723, d. 1779), of
Orchard and Bally williamroe, who
m. Julia Coughlin (d. 1812), and
had four sons and three daughters :

I. James Kehoe, of Oldtown.

II. Patrick Keogh^ who, according
to Cox's Magazine, was on the
9th of June, 1798, hanged at
the town of Carlow (on the
same morning as Sir E. Cros-
bie), because of his connection
with the United Irishmen of
that period.

III. Thomas, who d. unm.



IV. John Keogh, of whom pre-
sently.

I. Joanna, who m. J. Ennis.

II. Bridget, who m. W. Cummins.

III. Margaret, who m. J. Dono-
hoe.

4. John Keogh, of Orchard, co.
Carlow : fourth son of James ; m.
Margaret Blanchfield of Rath-
garvan § (or Clifden), and had five
sons and seven daughters :

I. James, who d. unm.

II. Patrick Kehoe^ Coroner of the
CO. Carlow, of whom presently.

III. Thomas Keoghj of Park,
Carlow, who in 1870 m. Alice,
daughter of Richard Kehoe, of
Bagenalstown, and had issue :

IV. John, who d. unm.

V. Myles || Walter Keogh, Lieu-
tenant-Colonel, United States
Army, who also d. unm.

The daughters were :



* Ormond : See Graves' and Prim's Histoid of St. Cankers ; also Tomb in N. W.
Aisle of the Kilkenny Cathedral.

t Captain Tliomaa Kehoe : The present representatives of this branch of the
" Kehoe" family are — Patrick Kehoe, of Orchard, Leighlin Bridge ; the Kehoea of
Bagenalstown — two families ; Surgeon-Major Keogh, J.P., Castleroe, co. Kildare ;
James Kehoe, of Milford ; James Kehoe, of Blanchfield Park, co. Kilkenny ; Thomas
Keogh, of Park, Carlow ; and Richard J. Kehoe, of Chicago, United States, America.

X Patrick : This Patrick had other brothers, from whom descended the Kehoes of
Bagenalstown ; P. Kehoe, M.D., Cork (family extinct); Anthony Kehoe, Kilconmiany
and Teninscourt (family extinct) ; and others,

% Rathgarvan: Eathgarvan (or Clifden) was the property of James Blanchfield,
who, with Garret, Edmond, and Sir Edward, " Irish Papists," lost their estates by
the Confiscations in 1656. — See the Down Survey, in the Koyal Irish Academy.

U Myles: Colonel Keogh was serving with the Papal Army when the American
War (of 1861-1865) broke out. After the capture of Ancona, in Italy, in 1860, Mr.



508 KEO.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



KET. [part III.



I. Julia, who d. unm.

II. Mary, who m. John Sullivan,
of the CO. Tipperary.

III. Joanna, who m. J. A. Kehoe,
of the county Kildare.

IV. Bridget, who married James
Kehoe, of Milford.

V. EllcD, who m. M. Donohoe,
of Clocristie.

VI. Margaret, the present occu-



pant of Clifden (or Rath-

garvan).
VII. Fanny, who m. John Delany,

M.D., of Freshford, county

Kilkenny.
5. Patrick Kehoe^ Coroner of the
CO. Carlow : eldest surviving son of
John Keogh, of Orchard, m. Marion,
dau. of L. Nolan, of Tennaclash;
and has issue ; living in 1886.



KETT.
Ceat Mic Maghach, one of the sons of the Irish Monarch Cahir Mor,
is said to have been the ancestor of O^Ceaf ; ("ceat :" Irish, a pillar, a
prop)j anglicised Kelt, and Keats,



1. Connor Kett was the first of
the family who went from Burren,
near Bally vaughan, county Clare,
and settled in Kilbaha, in the west
of that county; living in 1690.
This Connor had a brother, who was



a Medical Doctor in the Spanish
Fleet.

2. John : son of Connor ; had a
brother Joseph ; and two sisters —
1. Honor, 2. Margaret.

3. Darby*: son of John. Hadi



Keogh, then a Sub-Lieutenant, offered his services to President Lincoln, from whom
Mr. Keogh received a Lieutenant's Commission. He was afterwards appointed Aide-
de-Camp to General Shields, who was then operating in Shenandoah Valley ; received
honourable mention for his services in the battle of Port Republic ; and was trans-
ferred to General McClellan's Staff, with whom he served in the battle of Antietam,
receiving a letter of thanks for his gallant conduct. A splendid horseman, Colonel
Keogh was appointed to the Cavalry Command of General Buford, on whose personal
Staff, Mr. Keogh served at the battles of Madison, Cedar Mountain, Kelly's Ford,
and was especially mentioned for gallantry and good conduct. In 1863, Colonel
Keogh still served with General Buford in the brilliant cavalry actions in which his
division took part at Beverly, Boomboro', William Port, Culpepper, Rappahannock,
etc., and, on the death of General Buford, was transferred to the Staff of
General Stoneman, with whom he served through the Atlanta campaign ; receiving
at Reseca the personal thanks of General Sherman, and a Brevet Majority for gallant
and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg. Colonel Keogh continued on
active service until the termination of the ^Yar, receiving his Commission of Lieu-
tenant-Colonel by Brevet for " gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Dallas."
Some months after the fall of Richmond, and the surrender of the Southern Armies,
Colonel Keogh was ordered with his Regiment (the 7th Cavalry) on frontier duty,
where he was killed, together with General Custer, fifteen officers, and three hundred
men, in the unfortunate skirmish with Sioux Indians, near the Yellowstone River;
thus closing a brilliant military career at the early age of six-and-thirty- In recogni-
tion of Colonel Keogh's services the American Army have named in his memory an
important post in Montana— " FORT KEOGB.."—E€Cord on File, War Department,
Washington.

* Darby : This Darby had two sons, and two daughters : the sons were —



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